Donnerstag, 5.05.2016
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International ministers conference on Syrian war. (© 2016 AFP)

International ministers conference on Syrian war

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.
Trial for war crimes in Syria begins in Frankfurt. (© 2016 AFP)

Trial for war crimes in Syria begins in Frankfurt

Extremists Islamist to stand trial

Dienstag, 03.05.2016
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.
Festival Parade on NRW Day: Registration from now on possible. (Photo: xity)

70 years NRW - 70 years state capital

Registration for the large festival running

Montag, 02.05.2016
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.
Colognes Mayor witness in process against attacker. (© 2016 AFP)

Colognes Mayor witness in process against attacker

Reker: "The confrontation will not be a problem"

Freitag, 29.04.2016
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".
Bundestag debate new law governing sexual offences. (© 2016 AFP)

Bundestag debate new law governing sexual offences

Offences will be punished more severely

Donnerstag, 28.04.2016
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.
Merkel warns of danger from extremist Islamists. (© 2016 AFP)

Merkel warns of danger from extremist Islamists

The Chancellor visited an anti-terrorist center

Dienstag, 26.04.2016
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).
Obama and Merkel visit Hanover trade fair. (© 2016 AFP)

Obama and Merkel visit Hanover trade fair

USA are guests in the industry fair in Hanover

Montag, 25.04.2016
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.
Obama and Merkel argue for TTIP agreement. (© 2016 AFP)

Obama and Merkel argue for TTIP agreement

US President: Negotiations need to make progress

Montag, 25.04.2016
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and US President Barack Obama have given their backing to the transatlantic free-trade agreement TTIP.
Merkel, Obama, Hollande, Renzi and Cameron to meet in Hanover. (© 2016 AFP)

Merkel, Obama, Hollande, Renzi and Cameron to meet

Discussion about international topics in Hanover

Donnerstag, 21.04.2016
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.
Federal states demand more funds for refugees. (© 2016 AFP)

Federal states demand more funds for refugees

State presidents to meet with Merkel on Friday

Mittwoch, 20.04.2016
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.
Merkel receives Palistinian president Abbas in the Chancellory. (© 2016 AFP)

Merkel receives Palistinian president Abbas

Abbas to received in the Chancellory in Berlin

Dienstag, 19.04.2016
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 came to the 24th Sparda-Bank Bridge Race. (Photo: xity)

24th Sparda-Bank Bridge Race

10,000 spectators cheered the runners on the Rhine

Montag, 18.04.2016
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.
Number of traumatised soldiers rises. (© 2016 AFP)

Number of traumatised soldiers rises

The Left criticise the handling of those affected

Freitag, 15.04.2016
The number of Germany army soldiers who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) increased in the year 2015.
Bundestag adopts stricter control for pilots. (© 2016 AFP)

Bundestag adopts stricter control for pilots

Air traffic law changed after Germanwings accident

Donnerstag, 14.04.2016
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.
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