Chancellor Merkel's immigration policy faces test on her home turfIn Germany the final days of campaigning are winding down ahead of this weekend's elections in two of the country's federated States. Immigration and integration are key issues…
FRANCE - GERMANY
France, Germany push for new EU encryption legislation after terror attacksFrance and Germany said they want to compel operators of mobile messaging services to allow access to encrypted content to aid terrorism investigations, joining forces after a…
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'A tested Europe shows a united front'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Tues. 23.08.16: The leaders of France, Italy and Germany, the EU’s three biggest countries, held a meeting yesterday to show a united front in the wake of…
Neymar fires Brazil to first Olympic Games football goldWith a kiss of the ball and an unforgettable kick, Brazil's biggest soccer star gave the Olympic host its biggest moment of the games.
German conservatives call for partial burqa banGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have agreed that women should be banned from wearing the face veil in schools and universities and while driving, Interior…
German police arrest Muslim convert over bomb plot scareGerman police on Wednesday arrested a 27-year-old convert to Islam on fears he was planning a bomb attack, but later said they found no evidence to back the suspicion.
MIDDLE EAST MATTERS
Desperate for work: How Palestinians smuggle themselves into IsraelThis week, we take a look at how more and more unemployed Palestinians are crossing the border to find work in Israel. But it’s a route that's also becoming popular with those…
Poland wants jail time for reference to ‘Polish death camps'Poland's rightwing government on Tuesday said it would seek fines or jail terms of up to three years against anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish.
Germany mulls stripping citizenship in terror crackdownGermany’s interior minister has proposed tough new security measures including deporting foreigners and revoking citizenship after two attacks claimed by the Islamic state group.
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
White House: US money drop to Iran not 'ransom payment'IN THE INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thursday, August 4: The Wall Street Journal reveals that the US government paid Iran $400 million in January at the same time that four American…
TURKEY - EU
Turkey’s post-coup crisis arrives in Europe, dividing the diasporaThe showdown between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen following the July 15 coup is not only dividing Europe’s Turkish communities but…
Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy after attacksGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday "firmly" rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance towards refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country.