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(…)

German Hostage Beheaded in Philippines by Abu Sayyaf Extremists

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage. The brief video circulated Monday by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadi websites, is the first sign that the brutal militants proceeded with their threat to kill Jurgen Gustav Kantner in the southern(…)

Tunisian suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack faced past German terror probe, official says – Washington Post

Washington Post Tunisian suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack faced past German terror probe, official saysWashington PostBERLIN — The prime suspect sought in the deadly attack on a Berlin Christmas market — a 24-year old Tunisian migrant — was the subject of a terrorism probe in Germany earlier this year and was not deported even(…)

German Investigators Search for the Berlin Christmas Market Attacker

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators were searching Wednesday for the killer or killers in Monday’s attack on a crowded Berlin Christmas market after a man arrested soon after the rampage was released for lack of evidence and the Islamic State group claimed responsibility. Police in Berlin said they had received 508 tips on the attack(…)