Category Archives: Germany

Carles Puigdemont and his Catalan independence MPs reunite in Berlin

Ex-Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, wanted for rebellion in Spain, has met representatives from his JuntsxCat party in a Berlin hotel. The party insists it is open to talks with Mariano Rajoy’s government in Madrid. Continue reading

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Opinion: Violence and the G20

As images of mass protests and burning cars overshadow the G20 summit, police in Hamburg have clamped down. It’s a necessary move. Otherwise, DW’s Henrik Böhme says the demands of peaceful demonstrators will go unheard. Continue reading

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Violence and the G20

As images of mass protests and burning cars overshadow the G20 summit, police in Hamburg have clamped down. It’s a necessary move says DW’s Henrik Böhme. Continue reading

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Who’s who in Hamburg’s G20 protests

The G20 summit is attracting a panoply of protests – even before US President Donald Trump’s first appearance in Germany. DW breaks down the main demos on the streets and waters of Hamburg. Continue reading

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Opinion: Planned G20 protests will have little effect in Hamburg

For weeks, chatter about the demonstrations accompanying the G20 summit in Hamburg has approached hysteria. But the summit is not a good target for those who actually want to achieve something, says DW’s Bernd Riegert. Continue reading

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How safe is bus travel in Europe?

Monday’s fatal bus crash in the German state of Bavaria is the latest in a series of horrific bus accidents in Europe. DW looks at how safe bus travel really is. Continue reading

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Angela Merkel presents CDU election manifesto

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised tax cuts and a dramatic reduction in unemployment as her re-election campaign finally got into gear. Her SPD opponent Martin Schulz called the manifesto faint-hearted. Continue reading

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Angela Merkel presents tax cut election manifesto

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has promised tax cuts and a dramatic reduction in unemployment as her re-election campaign finally got into gear. The Social Democrats said the plan only helps the affluent. Continue reading

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Hamburg braces for G20 summit, but leaves room for protest

Police in Hamburg have clashed with G20 protesters as they tried to dismantle a camp in a city park. Protesters from around Europe are flocking to the city in what is expected to be a tense week of clashes. Continue reading

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Helmut Kohl, the ‘giant’, remembered at European memorial ceremony

Helmut Kohl wanted a European Germany and not a German Europe. All the funeral orators agreed on this at the memorial service for the former German chancellor. DW’s Bernd Riegert reports from Strasbourg. Continue reading

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