German Parliament remembers former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

BERLIN — Germany’s Parliament has honoured former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in a special memorial session, remembering him as the architect of German reunification but also not without flaws. Parliament President Norbert Lammert said Thursday that because of Kohl, who died Friday at age 87, “the peaceful unity of our country and a free and pacified…

German Parliament backs plan to pull recon jets from Turkey

BERLIN — Germany’s Parliament has voted by a wide majority to move reconnaissance jets flying anti-Islamic State group missions from a base in Turkey amid ongoing friction between the two countries. Parliament voted 461-85 late Wednesday to move six Tornado planes, a refuelling plane and around 270 troops from the Incirlik base to Azraq, Jordan,…

Munich shooting: Several hurt at Unterföhring train station

A German policewoman was seriously wounded in the attack and one person has been arrested. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urges swift Brexit talks after UK vote

Angela Merkel says she does not expect a major delay in Brexit talks following the unexpected result in the British election. EU officials are anxious about the UK’s lack of mandate to negotiate its exit from the bloc. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

Germany calls for 10 billion euro permanent U.N. crisis fund

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Development Minister Gerd Mueller, citing hunger crises in eastern Africa, said the United Nations should create a permanent 10 billion euro ($11.19 billion) crisis fund, with contributions to be based on a country’s financial strength. “The catastrophe is already upon us,” Mueller said in an interview with the German newspaper Passauer […]

Ferry traffic from Denmark to Germany & Sweden resumes after threat

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Ferries resumed crossings between Germany and Denmark after a brief halt on Wednesday following a threat made to local police by phone, Danish police said. The police said in a statement that it had searched and cleared the first ferries at the Danish ports Rodby and Gedser and allowed them to resume […]

3Novices:German illustrator Wolf Erlbruch receives top award for children’s literature

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s highest distinction for literature geared toward children and young people, is awarded to Wolf Erlbruch, a German illustrator and author of children’s books. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia #LifeStyle 3Novices Europe