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.
President Obama’s meeting today with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington is fraught with all kinds of geopolitical consequences. Continue reading
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Thursday announced an unprecedented plan to purchase 60 billion euros a month in the EU’s first stab at quantitative easing. Making Sen$e breaks down how bond purchases work and turns to the Council on Foreign Relations’ Benn Steil to explain why QE may be less effective in the EU than it was in the U.S. Continue reading
Countries like Germany have gotten away with lecturing others about their fiscal prudence. But maybe the Germans should take a look around them, argues economist Larry Kotlikoff, to see which European Union country is doing it better. Continue reading
Around 35,000 people turned out to rally on Saturday in the eastern German city of Dresden against an anti-Islamic movement and in remembrance of the recent terrorist attacks in France. Continue reading
A group of researchers from the Robert Koch Institute in Germany found that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa likely began when a young boy played too close to an infected group of bats. Their findings were published Tuesday in the journal EMBO Molecular Medicine. Continue reading
A court in Argentina ruled Sunday that an orangutan was entitled to some basic rights as a “non-human individual” and can live in a partially free primate sanctuary, local media reported. Continue reading
Germans commemorated on Sunday the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which on Nov. 9, 1989, ended a years-long divide between East and West Germany. Continue reading
Twenty five years ago Sunday, thousands of Berliners jumped on top of the Berlin Wall as a divisive era came to an end. Five years earlier, Kiddy Citny of West Berlin began to paint the wall with two of his friends, Theirry Noir and Christophe Bouchet. Continue reading