Submissions accepted until October 14th
For the 15th time this year, the state capital Düsseldorf honours citizens with the "Martinstaler" for extensive engagement in charity work.
2016 China Festival held at the 'Marktplatz'
On Saturday, September 17th, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the sixth edition of the China Festival will be celebrated under the slogan "The dragon dances in Düsseldorf."
3% of the women were underage
The number of abortions rose in the second quarter of this year.
Ballet b.26 premiere as season opener
With the first premiere of the 2016/17 season on Friday, September 16th, at 7:30 p.m., the 'Ballett am Rhein' invites its audience to a time travel through dance history.
Germany accused of "political exploitation"
The Erdogan led government of Turkey has criticised Germany's planned Bundestag (German parliament) resolution that tackles the issue of the Armenian genocide.
Constitutional protection to be radically changed
The Green party want to strengthen the police by improving its equipment and adding to its resources and in addition the protection of the constitution will be radically changed.
Acceptance of resolution by Bundesrat uncertain
The Bundestag (German parliament) has passed a resolution that the classifies the Maghreb states Algeria, Tunisia and Marocco as "safe countries of origin".
Survey: Rejection high in Thuringia and Saxony
According to a survey two thirds of Germans do not want to see Angela Merkel become the German chancellor for the fourth time after the German elections in 2017.
CDU: Large coalitions can damage participants
After excessive criticism of his leadership of the administration from both within and outside his party, the Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann has resigned from both his position as the government leader and the chairman of his own party the SPÖ.
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.