Police give all-clear after bomb threat at Canadian embassy in Berlin: newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) – The Canadian embassy in Berlin was evacuated due to a bomb threat, local newspaper B.Z. reported on Wednesday, adding that the police had been on site and were able to give the all-clear. Neither the police nor the embassy were immediately available to comment. B.Z. said a radio station nearby had also […]



German state committee votes to lift nationalist’s immunity

BERLIN — A committee of a German state parliament has recommended lifting the immunity of a German nationalist leader so they can pursue an investigation of allegations that she lied under oath. German news agency dpa reported that the committee in Saxony on Thursday unanimously voted in favour of lifting Frauke Petry’s immunity from prosecutrion.…


Migrant centre in Berlin brings Germany Arabic culture

BERLIN — Germany is the country of Goethe and Kant, Bach and Beethoven. But recent migrants are hoping to sprinkle Arabic poetry and Middle Eastern music, into that mix. At the “Between Us” cultural centre in the German capital, migrants meet regularly to share their art, poetry and music — both to provide a flavour…


German justice minister open for EU sanctions against Poland

BERLIN — Germany’s justice minister is welcoming possible European Union sanctions against Poland because of that country’s controversial judicial reforms. Minister Heiko Maas on Sunday told the weekly paper Bild am Sonntag that “the independence of the judiciary is in danger in Poland.” He says “somebody who gives so little respect to the rule of…


German police arrest armed man after he shows up at school

BERLIN — Police say an armed man has been arrested after he showed up at a high school in southwestern Germany. Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said the man didn’t use his weapon and nobody was hurt. The school in Esslingen, near Stuttgart, was under a security lockdown Monday and all students had to stay inside…


Berlin police make arrests over giant gold coin theft

Several people have been arrested in Berlin in connection with the spectacular heist in March of a 100-kilo gold coin from a museum in the city. The “Big Maple Leaf” is estimated to be worth several million euros. http://ift.tt/2tdffbn #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia #LifeStyle 3Novices Europe


Germany warns of Russian cyber-attacks ahead of election

BERLIN — The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency and Germany’s interior minister warn that Russia is engaged in hacking attacks and that officials “assume there will be such attempts on Germany” ahead of national elections on Sept. 24. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday that documents stolen from the German Parliament in…