Former foreign minister Steinmeier won 931 of 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states, becoming Germany’s new president.
Members of Iraq’s Yazidi community, who were scheduled to leave for the US, are now stranded in Iraq awaiting more news from the US.
Significant links connect racial science in colonial southern Africa with the holocaust of the European Jews in Nazi Germany and to the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Several countries including long-standing US allies like UK and Germany spoke out against Trump’s order calling the measure discriminatory and divisive.
In conversation with Pankaj Mishra, author of Age of Anger, on liberal democracy, fascism, faith and where to find hope in such times.
What do films produced during the run up to Nazi rule say about the mood in Germany at the time?
The slaughter took place from roughly 1904 to 1908, when Namibia was a German colony known as South-West Africa, when the tribal groups rebelled.
The Tunisian man had been detained on Wednesday on suspicion that Anis Amri may have sent him a voice message and picture shortly before the attack.
Investigators found the mobile phone number of the 40-year-old Tunisian stored in the phone of Anis Amri, the man believed to have hijacked the truck and ploughed it into crowds at a market in Berlin.
A hunt is underway across Europe for the Tunisian suspect Anis Amri as Germany reels from its worst attack in decades that killed 12 people.
Merkel, Europe’s longest-serving leader, has looked like the one safe bet in the region as angry voters have taken down leaders in Britain, Italy and France. But the Berlin market attack is a reminder that even she is vulnerable to events on the ground.
The nationality of the suspected driver, who fled the crash scene and was later arrested, was unclear, police said.
Germany has seen protests against the deportations in recent weeks and critics say much of Afghanistan is not safe and that returnees might face reprisals.
Poor conditions and economic crises have contributed to refugees moving from Greece and Turkey to northern Europe, where they hope to have a better life.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
In her reelection bid, Merkel is not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she will defend them, too.
Merkel promised not to allow a repetition of last year’s migrant influx and said the Muslim full-face veil was not compatible with German culture.
With Donald Trump’s victory in the US and the rise in support for right-wing parties across Europe, some see Merkel as a bastion of Western liberal values.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, India must increase its health spending, an investment that can lead to increased workplace productivity and economic growth.
Trump has denounced Merkel’s open-door migrant policy in Germany and claimed it had increased crime.
Beards may be back in fashion but today’s styles are very different from the ‘performances of hair’ which reflected the profound religious and social changes sweeping through Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
In the past, demolishing the dictator’s residences created a void exploited by Nazi sympathisers.
Merkel and Hollande will discuss the talks at an EU summit meeting, with the bloc due to consider whether to impose new sanctions on Russians over the bombing of Aleppo.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
As Hungary eyes the October 2 referendum over EU migrant quotas, Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into EU, fortifies the border fencing.
Merkel’s CDU party slumped to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchanges ideas with Germany’s biggest companies for the faster employment of the refugees.
It had widely been believed that 1.1 million migrants entered Europe’s biggest economy in 2015 after fleeing war and poverty in their home countries.
The burkha is easily read as a sign of religious conservatism rather than an expression of patriarchy. And patriarchy, whether in Islamic or Western societies, finds expression in all sorts of ugly cultural practices.
The conservative interior ministers want to ensure women show their face while driving, when they register with authorities, at passport controls and at demonstrations.
Considered reforms include increasing the police force by 10% over the next three to four years and equipping local police better.
Goswami’s journalism is a TRP-driven apology for the broad ideological moorings of the educated Indians and such is the force of his modus operandi, that he can breach any number of journalistic codes without offending his core viewership.
ISIS released a video encouraging its members in Russia to engage in jihad.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany’s open refugee policies last?
Erdogan condemned Western for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup.
A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested for killing a pregnant woman in Germany with a machete. The police do not suspect any connections with terrorism.
A Syrian man killed himself and seriously wounded 12 others after detonating a bomb outside a music festival in Bavaria.
A Munich police spokeswoman said multiple people were killed or wounded. No suspects had been arrested yet, she said.
Though ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, the public prosecutor stated that there was no concrete evidence about ISIS involvement.