The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s … Read More

We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the … Read More

Cameron uses London trip to woo Merkel on EU reform – Reuters UK

Reuters UK‘MOST IMPORTANT PARTNER’. British Foreign Secretary William Hague earlier this week described Germany as London’s “most important partner” when it came to seeking EU reform and the lavish reception … Read More

‘Pompeii’ Studio Says It Can Survive Disastrous U.S. Box Office – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterPompeii, Paul W.S. Anderson’s big-budget disaster movie, is the latest costly production fully financed by Germany’s Constantin Film to flop at the U.S. box office. The $100 million epic, … Read More

​No spying on friends: NSA bugs Merkel aides instead of chancellor – RT

RTIn the wake of President Obama’s promise to stop spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the US intelligence has switched its attention to her top government officials, a German newspaper … Read More

Holocaust survivor dies aged 110 – world’s oldest known Holocaust survivor has died aged 110, her family have said. Alice Herz-Sommer, who lived in London and was originally from Prague, had been confined in the … Read More

Desmond Tutu condemns Uganda’s proposed new anti-gay law – The Guardian

The GuardianIn condemning Uganda’s proposed new law, Desmond Tutu again equated discrimination against gay people with the the horrors of Nazi Germany and apartheid-era South Africa. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP. Archbishop … Read More

Merkel: Putin wants end to Ukraine unrest – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The German chancellor says that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to do all they can to end the violence in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, speaking … Read More

Winter Olympics 2014: casualties highlight dangers of the high-risk Games – perils of these high-speed, high stakes Winter Olympic Games keep coming after being highlighted in horrific fashion by the plight of the Russian Maria Komissarova, who was on Sunday … Read More

The 7 most interesting facts about the 2014 Winter Olympics medal count – USA TODAY

USA TODAYGermany has the most golds, the Dutch came out of nowhere and those countries, plus Norway, Russia, Canada and the United States, will fight for the next week to … Read More

Film starring Taiwan actress wins Berlin festival’s top prize – Focus Taiwan News Channel

Focus Taiwan News ChannelTaipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) Chinese film “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” which stars Taiwanese actress Gwei Lun-mei, on Saturday (Germany time) won the Berlin International Film Festival’s top … Read More

Luge perfection for Germany in Sochi, as Winter Olympics brightens for US – Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleLuge perfection for Germany in Sochi, as Winter Olympics brightens for US. Germany’s domination of luge events at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi is complete. They have added … Read More

Oscar winning actor dies at 83 – Fox News

Fox NewsJan. 30, 2007 file picture actor Maximilian Schell poses in front of a poster of his sister Maria Schell in Frankfurt, Germany.Associated Press. Austrian actor Maximilian Schell, who won … Read More

Kerry: Washington, EU Stand with Ukrainian Opposition – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a visit to Germany, says Washington and the European Union stand with the people of Ukraine in their effort … Read More

Ukraine opposition set for talks with John Kerry – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesKIEV: Ukraine’s opposition leaders were set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, after the army urged embattled President Viktor Yanukovych to act urgently to … Read More

Iconic folk singer and activist Pete Seeger dead at 94 –

NBCNews.comAmerican folk singing legend and activist Pete Seeger performs in a concert in then East Berlin, East Germany, in 1967. Pete Seeger, the iconic banjo-strumming folk singer and activist who … Read More

LIVE: 60 MKs among those marking International Holocaust Day at Auschwitz … – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem PostIsraeli delegation to site of concentration camp in Poland includes more than 250 people; Lawmakers from 13 countries also attending. The largest-ever delegation of MKs, plus hundreds of Israelis … Read More

UK astronaut Major Tim Peake training underwater – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK’s first official astronaut, Major Tim Peake, has been training underwater to prepare him for space. He’s heading to the International Space Station for a mission next year. … Read More

Abe: China-Japan Ties ‘Similar’ to Britain and Germany Before WW1 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaJapanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the rocky relationship between Japan and China is comparable to that of Germany and Britain before World War One. Mr. Abe’s comments … Read More

Obama will win over Senate in Iran row: academic – Tehran Times

Tehran TimesTEHRAN – President Obama has seriously opposed any new sanctions against Iran after a landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and the major powers (the five permanent members … Read More

Obama’s restrictions on NSA surveillance rely on narrow definition of ‘spying’ – Washington Post

Washington PostPresident Obama said Friday, in his first major speech on electronic surveillance, that “the United States is not spying on ordinary people who don’t threaten our national security.” Obama … Read More

Spain’s Next Zara? Fashion Label Desigual Speeds Global Growth – The Business of Fashion

The Business of FashionBERLIN, Germany — Spanish fashion label Desigual is accelerating its expansion in Europe and emerging markets, seeking to ride predictions of fast growth in women’s apparel while … Read More

French business calls on François Hollande to take bold action – Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business has called on President François Hollande to match his promise of accelerated reforms with action, saying the economy is in urgent need of bold measures to boost … Read More

UPDATE 1-Germany’s Merkel fractures pelvis skiing, cancels visits – Reuters

Reuters… Print. * Chancellor fell at low speed while cross-country skiing. * Merkel cancels visits, but to lead Weds cabinet meeting. * News comes week after Schumacher skiing accident. BERLIN, … Read More

Digger triggers old World War Two bomb explosion, killing driver – footage from the scene showed the mangled wreckage of the digger’s cab and a nearby hut, and windows and doors blown out by the blast. “During excavations…the digger uncovered … Read More

A look at 10 historic sites saved, 10 lost in 2013 – Washington Post

Washington PostThe National Trust for Historic Preservation compiled a list of 10 historic preservation saves and losses from 2013. ___. GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, GERMANY – JANUARY 01: (FRANCE OUT) Kamil Stoch of … Read More