Germany ready to buy 3 new government planes

Europe 02/01/19, 09:56

Germany is preparing to purchase three new government planes after its aging fleet suffered a string of embarrassing breakdowns.The dpa news agency reported that Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen says Friday in Dresden that the government is working on the order. She added "this is necessary; everyone can see ...

Germany closes last of black coal mines that shaped country

Europe 12/21/18, 07:51

Germany is closing its last black coal mines, ending an industry that laid the foundations for the country's industrial revolution and its post-war economic recovery.On Friday, Miners planned to hand German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a symbolic last lump of coal hauled up from 1,200 meters (3,940 feet) below ground at ...

South African president praises German investment

Africa 11/20/18, 07:45

South Africa's president says Germany is an important economic partner which he hopes will expand its investment here.President Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking Tuesday in Cape Town to mark the end of the three-day state visit of German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, second from left, with South African President ...

German president calls for ‘democratic patriotism’

Europe 11/09/18, 06:06

Germany's president is calling on his compatriots to embrace an enlightened, "democratic patriotism" and reject aggressive nationalism that romanticizes the country's history.President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Friday that acknowledging and remembering Germany's dark Nazi past should be considered a strength, not a weakness.Steinmeier's remarks came in a speech to Parliament marking ...

WWI centenary to be marked in London and Paris, not Berlin

Europe 11/04/18, 03:12

Chancellor Angela Merkel will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I on French soil, and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will be in London at a ceremony in Westminster Abbey with Queen Elizabeth II.But in Germany, there are no national commemorations planned for the centenary of the ...

In Greece, German president apologizes for wartime ‘horrors’

Europe 10/11/18, 07:34

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has apologized for "horrors" committed during the Nazi occupation in Greece, as that country prepares to relaunch claims for hundreds of billions of euros in World War II reparations.German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier speaks during his meeting with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens, on Wednesday, ...

Germany’s president hopes for thaw in relations with Turkey

Europe 09/28/18, 04:09

Germany's president is entering talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with the hope that the state visit leads to a thaw in relations between the two NATO allies.President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the RND media group Friday that the three-day visit to Germany isn't "an expression of normalization (of relations), ...

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