Van plows into crowd in northern German city of Münster, killing at least 2 – Washington Post

Washington Post Van plows into crowd in northern German city of Münster, killing at least 2Washington PostHAMBURG — A psychologically disturbed man plowed a van into a crowd in the northern German city of Münster on Saturday afternoon, killing two people and injuring 20 before shooting himself, German officials said. The attack sparked fears on(…)

The US is descending into tribalism, Nobel laureates say hold Myanmar accountable, Israel’s church taxes increase tensions over East Jerusalem, Threats of force not the answer in the South China Sea, German courts push a green shift in the auto industry

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German Customs Officials Seized 35 Metric Tons of Fidget Spinners in May

An airport in Germany has taken a strong anti-fidget spinner stance by stopping 35 metric tons of the toys from entering the country in May. Customs officials at an airport in Frankfurt said children could potentially choke on pieces that might detach from the whirling contraptions, and that they planned to destroy the seized toys,(…)

Ivanka Trump Makes German Audience Groan & Boo As She Champions Her Father As An Advocate For Women

Ivanka Trump is getting a taste of people’s disdain for her father during her first international trip as part of the White House administration. Donald Trump‘s daughter was invited to participate in the W20 Summit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, where she was among the likes of Merkel, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, and five(…)

The German Right Believes It’s Time to Discard the Country’s Historical Guilt

As part of the nationalist tide sweeping Europe, the AfD party is pushing to change how the country views its Nazi past, upending decades of consensus. In part born out of opposition to the European Union, the growth of nationalism, which can also be seen in France the U.K. and the Netherlands, is particularly sensitive(…)

Philippines condemns 'barbaric beheading' of German hostage

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines and Germany condemned on Monday the beheading of an elderly German captive by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants who posted a video of the killing after a deadline for a $ 600,000 ransom passed. The video showed a machete-wielding militant behead Jurgen Kantner. Jesus Dureza, presidential adviser(…)