Germany: Synagogue attacker sentenced to life in prison
27 December 2020 | 11:00 am
The far-right extremist who killed two people in the eastern German city of Halle after trying to shoot his way into a synagogue has received the maximum sentence. The five-month trial was an ordeal for some survivors.
King Charles III's first trip abroad as king will take him to major European partners France, and then Germany. The German president's office said he would visit from March 29-31 after several days in France.
A monthly survey of German voters finds they still support Ukraine but are disenchanted with the three-way coalition government. Ahead of International Women's Day they are lukewarm on the new feminist foreign policy.
An EU vote scheduled for next Tuesday on stopping the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035 has been delayed. Sweden announced the postponement amid hesitancy from one party in Germany's ruling coalition, the FDP.
The Hamburg-based rock band, known for extravagant costumes and spectacular performances, emerged victorious and will take the stage for Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Hundreds of schoolgirls in Iran have been reportedly poisoned. The United Nations and German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock have called for a thorough investigation.
Women workers in Germany are still paid less than their male colleagues in nearly every industry confirms a new study. The authors are calling for action and an end to this unfair practice.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is visiting Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the country's leadership and meet German soldiers.
Antisemitism remains a reality in Germany. A new report used data from 2017-2020 to ask: How do Jewish people perceive antisemitism? And do their views contrast from those of the non-Jewish population?
To make Jewish life visible and break down prejudice, a mobile synagogue is now rolling across Germany. The "Mizwa Mobil" also offers space for prayers and services.
Bernard Phelan, 64, has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison by the Iranian authorities, his family says.
Germany is trying to persuade more foreign skilled workers to stay in the country to help fill its job market. New studies suggest that Germany is becoming less attractive in international comparisons.
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