Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Germany

Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Germany

Angela Merkel buys time in government crisis over asylum
Chancellor Angela Merkel has got her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to agree to wait for an upcoming EU summit before imposing new border controls. His asylum reform plan could threaten the EU immigration system.
06/18/2018 08:36 AM
Refugee stands trial in Germany over alleged murder of teen
Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
06/18/2018 06:57 AM
Germany: 'Heart palpitation' is 2018's Low Saxon word of year
Previous winners include "Dwarsdriewer" ("obstructionist"), "Ackerschnacker" ("mobile phone") and "Lämmerhüppen" ("disco"). Low Saxon is a regional language spoken by some 3 million people in Germany.
06/17/2018 04:19 PM
Bavarian 'tough dog' tipped to lead Germany's BAMF refugee agency
A Bavarian official known as a "tough dog" for taking a harder line against asylum-seekers is reportedly set to take over at BAMF. The agency's former head was fired on Friday over an asylum application scandal.
06/17/2018 02:26 PM
Berlin's liberal mosque marks 1-year anniversary
In the year since its foundation, Berlin's liberal mosque has established itself and is attracting ever greater interest. But lawyer Seyran Ates, who opened the mosque, lives with ongoing hostility and threats.
06/17/2018 11:38 AM
Angela Merkel seeks EU talks on migration amid coalition row: report
A special meeting on the EU migration crisis could take place as early as next weekend, a newspaper says. However, a spokesman for Merkel says no such meeting has yet been concretely planned.
06/17/2018 01:00 AM
No legal action to be taken against German rappers for Auschwitz lyrics
Rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang were accused of anti-Semitism and hate speech in their latest album. Protests against the lyrics led to the scrapping of the Echo music awards, which the pair had won in April.
06/16/2018 12:48 PM
Germany's reporting on asylum-seekers exposes 'latent racism'
Germany's mainstream media are facing mounting criticism over the coverage of crime stories involving refugee and migrant suspects. Media analyst Kai Hafez told DW that the coverage reveals Germany's unexamined biases.
06/16/2018 12:07 PM
Analysis: Did Angela Merkel bring this political blow on herself?
Angela Merkel has gone from defender of the rule-based international order at the G7 to struggling to hold her own government together. The timing is a surprise; the fact that her migration policy is the cause isn't.
06/15/2018 07:31 PM
Germany's Horst Seehofer fires head of BAMF migrant and refugee agency
Germany's interior minister has fired the head of the country's refugee agency after a scandal over improper asylum decisions came to light. The immigration issue threatens to splinter Angela Merkel's conservative bloc.
06/15/2018 07:19 PM
Opinion: Germany is trapped in a 'credibility showdown'
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and his CSU party are engaged in a high-stakes gamble over asylum-seekers. That should not surprise anyone, says Jasper von Altenbockum of the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung.
06/15/2018 06:41 PM
Germany's social mobility among poorest worse than in the United States — OECD
A typical poor child in Germany would need 180 years to reach the average German income, while one in the United States would need 150 to reach the average US income. The OECD says that needs to change.
06/15/2018 06:33 PM
Berlin and Beyond: World Cup refusenik
The World Cup is back. Until now, DW's Tamsin Walker has skillfully managed to keep her distance. But this time around, the tournament has come dangerously close to home.
06/15/2018 05:26 PM
Merkel says Germany won't make NATO spending target until after 2024
Merkel said that the country was likely a decade off from the required 2 percent. Germany has long avoided increased spending on defense, despite international pressure.
06/15/2018 04:47 PM