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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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