Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Merkel's Election Victory Belies Germany's Problem With Gender Inequality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its ally party, the Christian Social Union, cruised to victory for the fourth time in Sunday's election, making her the longest-standin...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, waves to supporters during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Chancellor In German Election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has come out on top in Germany's national election on Sunday, according to early exit polls, putting her on the path for a fourth term in power. E...
A woman with a headscarf walks past an election campaign poster of the anti-immigration party Alternative fuer Deutschland AfD, in Marxloh, a suburb of Duisburg which local media said is populated mostly with people of Turkish migrant background, Germany September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

How Germany's Far-Right Party Managed To Mainstream Its Radical Views

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is vying to win dozens of seats in the German election on Sunday, but even before the vote is counted, it has already succeeded in bringing once taboo views...
Picture taken on May 11, 2016 shows street artist Ibo Omari overpainting a swastika in Berlin.A ragtag band of Berlin street artists is taking aim at an urban scourge of neo-Nazi graffiti, using 'love and humour' to turn swastikas into colourful symbols of inclusiveness. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Sophia Kembowski / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION///TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY OCEANE LAZE AND DEBORAH COLE (Photo credit should read SOPHIA KEMBOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

These Street Artists Are Turning Swastikas Into Playful Art

“We take their ugly message and make something beautiful out of it," said Berlin-based Ibo Omari.
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North Korea Latest: War With US Could Be Deadliest Ever, Germany Says

The "fire and fury" of a war between North Korea and the US could produce the world's deadliest conflict yet, Germany's foreign minister has said. Sigmar Gabriel said any war involving the secretive d...
A policeman looks at a photo exhibition "Lampedusa 361" on Theater square in Dresden, GermanyFebruary 10, 2017. An art installation presents photographs of the tombs of migrants who died while trying to reach Europe. REUTERS/Matthias Schumann

American Tourist Punched For Giving Nazi Salute In Germany

An American tourist suffered minor injuries in the German city of Dresden on Saturday morning after he was punched and beaten for repeatedly giving Nazi salutes. German police are investigating the ma...
Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit.Protesters clashed with police and torched patrol cars in fresh violence ahead of the G20 summit, police said. German police and protestors had clashed already the day before at an anti-G20 march, with police using water cannon and tear gas to clear a hardcore of masked anti-capitalist demonstrators, AFP reporters said. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Markus Scholz / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read MARKUS SCHOLZ/AFP/Getty Images)

'Half The City Is Burning': Hamburg Rocked By Violent, Anti-G-20 Protests

As G-20 leaders gathered at the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, Germany for a live performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony on Friday evening, police moved to disperse thousands of protesters...
The audience dances during Sweden's Bravalla Festival in Norrkoping on June 29. The festival's organizer said Saturday that next year's event would be canceled in light of several reports of sexual violence at this year's gathering.

Swedish Music Festival Cancelled After Sexual Assault Reports

Following multiple reports of rape and sexual assault for the second consecutive year, one of Sweden's largest music festivals has announced that it's pulling the plug on next year's event. Swedish au...
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 27: A woman shows a rainbow color heart during the Cristopher Street Day (CSD) parade on June 27, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. One day after the 'Yes' for same-sex marriage in the United States hundreds of thousands of people have celebrated the CSD in Berlin. The Christopher Street Day tuck place the first time in Germany named 'Gay Pride' in 1979 in West-Berlin. Similar marches are taking place in various cities around the world to commemorate the start of the gay rights movement. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)

Germany Votes To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

Germany's parliament on Friday passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage ― a sudden landmark shift for LGBTQ rights in Europe's most populous country. The vote came days after Chancellor Angela...