Talks on further action in Berlin and Stuttgart
On Wednesday the 4th of May 2016 discussions between high-level politicians will be held in Berlin and Stuttgart on the situation of the Syrian civil war and what further actions should be taken.
Extremists Islamist to stand trial
The Higher Regional Court in Frankfurt will for the first time hold a trial for a suspected Islamist who is accused of committing war crimes in Syria. He is being accused of posing in pictures showing the decapitated heads of victims.
Registration for the large festival running
For it's 70th birthday North Rhine-Westphalia will show itself as a colourful, open, joyful and modern state. On the North Rhine Westphalia day 2016 a festival parade will move through the host city.
Reker: "The confrontation will not be a problem"
With the witness testimony from Colognes Lord Mayor Henriette Reker the process against her suspected attacker can continue on Friday in Düsseldorfs higher regional court. Reker said: The confrontation will "not be a problem".
Offences will be punished more severely
The Bundestag (German Parliament) debated on Thursday the 28th of April 2016 for the first time about the draft law to punish sexual offenders more severely.
The Chancellor visited an anti-terrorist center
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) warned the German security authorities about the dangers of extremists Islamists who are ready to use violence in her visit to the anti-terror defence centre (GTAZ).
USA are guests in the industry fair in Hanover
After the opening of the Hanover trade fair on Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama made a tour of the fair today. A summit with other important state and government leaders is planned in the afternoon in Hanover.
US President: Negotiations need to make progress
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and US President Barack Obama have given their backing to the transatlantic free-trade agreement TTIP.
Discussion about international topics in Hanover
The visit to Hanover from US president Barack Obama at the end of April will be used to organise a meeting between several government and state leaders.
State presidents to meet with Merkel on Friday
The presidents of the German federal states are demanding that the German government provide more funds to solve the problems the refugee crisis is causing.
Abbas to received in the Chancellory in Berlin
German chancellor Angela Merkel will receive Palistinian president Mahmud Abbas on Tuesday. The discussion that will take place in the Chancellory in Berlin will include talks about the Middle-East peace process which has stagnated in the last two years.
10,000 spectators cheered the runners on the Rhine
On Sunday the 19th of April 2016 the Düsseldorf Bridge Race 2016 started. Thousands of runners and spectators came to watch this sporting event at the Burgplatz.
The Left criticise the handling of those affected
The number of Germany army soldiers who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased in the year 2015.
Air traffic law changed after Germanwings accident
Roughly a year after the Germanwings plane crash the Bundestag (parliament) has decided to adopt stricter control for pilots. The changing of the air traffic law will see among other things that pilots are checked more regularly for alcohol and drugs.