German state leader demands action from Scholz on migration

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been urged to make specific proposals on migration ahead of a meeting next week between the federal government and the premiers of Germany’s 16 states. “This is the last opportunity for the chancellor to show…

Germany’s Scholz promises aid for recent flood victims

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz promised on Thursday that the state would help those affected by recent flooding in the south of the country, noting that the extent of the damage was significant. “As with previous floods, we will assess the…

Germany, France call for reforms to EU economic policy

German Economy Minister Robert Habeck and his French counterpart Bruno Le Maire published a draft concept jointly on Thursday calling for reforms to European Union economic policy. The two ministers called for the cutting of red tape and the stimulation…

Macron, Scholz voice “deep concern” at Georgia foreign influence law

The leaders of France and Germany on Sunday said they are “deeply concerned by the situation in Georgia” where parliament approved a controversial “foreign influence” law that goes “against European values”. “It is with deep regret that we take note…

Dozens in hospital after children’s camp is struck by lightning twice

Thirty-eight people were taken to hospital after two lightning strikes hit a children’s camp in Germany. A number of the youngsters staying at the ‘Pentecost tent camp’ in Soest district, North Rhine-Westphalia complained of a tingling sensation after the lightning…

Chancellor Scholz says its time Germany elects a female president

Chancellor Olaf Scholz believes it is time for a woman to take over as Germany’s president.“I would be delighted if we elected a woman to Bellevue Palace in 2027,” the chancellor said. Bellevue Palace is the official Berlin residence of…

2 Ukrainian soldiers killed in southern Germany

Two Ukrainian men who were stabbed to death in the southern German state of Bavaria, allegedly by a Russian citizen, were members of the armed forces, according to information from Kiev. The two men had been in Germany for medical…

German spying: Suspected Russian spies held over sabotage plot

Two alleged spies suspected of planning to sabotage German military aid for Ukraine have been arrested in the southern German state of Bavaria. The two men, described as dual German-Russian nationals, were detained in Bayreuth on suspicion of spying for…

Berlin summons Iranian ambassador over attack on Israel

The German Foreign Office has summoned Iran’s ambassador following Tehran’s attack on Israel, a spokesman said on Monday afternoon. The conversation is currently taking place at the ministry, he said. Iran had summoned the German ambassador to Tehran on Sunday,…

Germany’s Scholz arrives in China on a visit marked by trade tensions, Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived in China on Sunday on a visit focused on the increasingly tense economic relationship between the sides and differences over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Scholz’s first destination was the industrial hub of Chongqing, where he…

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