Günter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author and social critic who grappled with the moral dilemmas of postwar Germany both on and off the page, died in Luebeck, Germany on Wednesday, April 13. He was 87 years old. Continue reading
While definitive answers remain elusive, new information emerged Saturday about the young co-pilot who authorities believe deliberately flew a Germanwings airbus into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board. For the latest, Jack Ewing of The New York Times joins Hari Sreenivasan via Skype from Montabaur, Germany, where the co-pilot was from. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. Continue reading
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that smashed into the French Alps Tuesday deliberately crashed the plane, a French prosecutor said in a press conference Thursday. Continue reading
Europe still hasn’t learned its lesson, argues author and economist Mariana Mazzucato in today’s Making Sen$e column. National governments continue to focus on cutting spending instead of investing in the kinds of public sector spending that have bolstered Europe’s strongest economies, including Germany. Continue reading
France, Germany and Italy said on Tuesday that they would become founding members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a proposed development bank spearheaded by China, despite U.S. discouragement from doing so. Continue reading
Major German companies will soon be required to make sure 30 percent of their supervisory board seats are filled by women. The quota is part of a new law, approved Friday by Germany’s parliament, intended to improve women’s representation on corporate boards. Continue reading
After 16-hour talks that stretched into the night, the leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine emerged with a deal to bring peace to eastern Ukraine. The ceasefire is scheduled to start at midnight Saturday. Continue reading
WASHINGTON — The U.S. has designated a German citizen as a global terrorist for fighting for the Islamic State.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are trying for a public display of unity despite a potential split over arming Ukrainian fighters to wage a more effective battle against Russian-backed separatists.