Tag: Germany

Trump & Putin Conclude G20 Meeting After 2 Hours & 15 Minutes

President Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met for the first time in a highly anticipated encounter at the G20 conference in Germany. Trump and Putin discussed “various things” in a face-to-face meeting Friday that lasted nearly two hours longer than its scheduled 30 minutes. The President, speaking with reporters before the meeting, said there…

Trump Arrives In Germany Ahead Of Putin Meeting

President Donald Trump has arrived in Hamburg, Germany on the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. World leaders are gathering in the city for a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers. Trump spent the first half of the day in Poland, delivering a speech and holding a joint press…

German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a free vote on the topic. The bill, which would give homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, is expected to pass through the country’s upper house next week. Merkel said Friday…

Merkel: Europe Can No Longer ‘Completely Depend’ On U.S.

“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday in Munich. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” she added. “We Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands — of course in friendship with the United States of America,…

Trump Meets With G7 Leaders In Italy

President Trump is at a G7 summit in the Sicilian coastal town of Taormina Friday with the leaders of Japan, Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and Canada. He started the day with a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the only leader who wasn’t with Trump in Brussels for a NATO summit on Thursday. The…

Ivanka Booed In Germany While Praising Her Dad [VIDEO]

Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed on stage Tuesday in Germany, according to reporters who were at the W20—a Group of 20 conference focused on international women’s issues. Ivanka Trump called her father, the 45th president of the United States, a “tremendous champion” of families, reportedly leading to the hostile audience reaction. President Trump tweeted…

Eric Trump: Nepotism Is ‘A Beautiful Thing’

President Trump’s son Eric doubled down on recent comments, indicating he believes nepotism is a “beautiful thing” days after saying it was “kind of a factor of life.” Eric Trump, who took the reigns of the family business along with his brother Donald Trump Jr., said it made sense to trust family members to look…

Eric Trump: “I’m Sure” Ivanka Influenced Daddy To Launch Syria Strikes

Donald Trump’s decision to bomb Syria was influenced by his daughter, Ivanka, being “heartbroken and outraged” at the country’s alleged chemical weapons attack, one of the president’s sons told a British newspaper. The president launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian government air base he alleged was involved in a chemical weapons attack that killed…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan select…

Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However, federal…

Rosetta Spacecraft Safely Lands on Comet [VIDEO]

The first spacecraft to orbit a comet ended its mission Friday by safely landing on the frozen body it had tracked or the past two years. The European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe made a confirmed landing on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at roughly 2 miles per hour before sending its final radio signal back to the mission-control…

Suspect Killer In German Movie Theater Shooting Dead

Germany’s interior minister has said the masked suspect in a Viernheim theater shooting was shot dead. But later reports indicated that some may have been wounded by the result of a release of tear gas in a confined space. It was unclear if the tear gas was allegedly emitted by authorities or by the suspect.…

25 Wounded In Viernheim Germany Cinema Shooting [VIDEO]

German newspaper Bild reports a gunman opened fire at a movie theater outside Mannheim, Germany on Thursday. 25 people have been reportedly wounded and the gunman has barricaded himself inside. BREAKING: At least 25 wounded in shooting at a cinema in Germany. https://t.co/VVYFpNPqVC https://t.co/vpgjqRozpy via @cnn — Kimberly Price FOX21 (@kpriceFOX21News) June 23, 2016

Former Auschwitz Guard Convicted, Sentenced To Five Years In Prison

A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard was convicted on Friday of being an accessory to the murder of 170,000 people, according to the judge presiding over what could be one of Germany’s last Holocaust trials. Reinhold Hanning was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in facilitating the slaughter at the Auschwitz death camp…

Ottoman-era Armenian Killings Recognized As ‘Genocide’ [VIDEO]

Germany’s Bundestag passed a resolution qualifying the Ottoman Era Armenian killings ‘genocide’. The lower house of parliament voted almost unanimously, with one vote against the motion and one abstention. House speaker Norbert Lammert spoke of a “remarkable majority.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the leader of the Socialdemocrats Sigmar Gabriel failed…

Bayer Announces $62 Billion Cash Offer For Monsanto [VIDEO]

German drugs and chemicals group Bayer AG said it had made an offer to buy U.S. seeds company Monsanto Co for $122 per share in cash, or a total value of $62 billion including debt, to create the world’s biggest agricultural supplier. Bayer said on Monday that the proposal made to Monsanto’s management represented a…

Knife Attack By German ‘Islamist’ At Munich Train [VIDEO]

A knife attack by a barefoot man at a German train station early Tuesday has left one man dead and three seriously injured as authorities investigate what is said to be “an apparent Islamist motive.” Police said the suspect, a 27-year-old German citizen, reportedly shouted “Allahu akbar” as he launched his attack shortly before 5…

Obama To Send 250 More Troops To Syria [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is expected Monday to announce plans to send an additional 250 troops to Syria to support local forces in the battle against ISIS. The deployment will boost the number of U.S. forces in Syria to about 300, with most coming from special-operations forces, the AP reports. The group will also include medical…

World Powers Agree on Syria Ceasefire [VIDEO]

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Thursday that world powers have agreed to implement a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week after talks in Germany. However, this would not apply to the fighting between ISIS and the al-Nusra Front within the country. According to Kerry, a United Nations task force will…

Several Killed in German Train Crash [VIDEO]

German police said at least nine people were killed and as many as 150 others were injured when two passenger trains collided head-on in Bavaria early Tuesday. Nearly 50 of the people who were wounded suffered “severe” injuries, police said. The crash happened at Bad Aibling, a town about 37 miles southeast of Munich. One…

Time Magazine Names Angela Merkel Person of the Year [VIDEO]

Gerrman Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year 2015 for her leadership on the Syrian refugee and Greek debt crises. The magazine’s editor explained that Merkel was selected “for asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing…

Germany-Netherlands Match Called Off Due To Threat [VIDEO]

A stadium set to host a friendly soccer match between Germany and The Netherlands was evacuated, and the game called off, Tuesday, for what was described by media as a “concrete” threat. The police chief of Hannover, Germany, said it was a serious threat the the city and explosives were involved. Top officials, including German…

7 Baby Bodies Found in Bavarian Home [VIDEO]

German police are looking into the discovery of seven baby bodies found in a Bavarian apartment. Police are searching for the property’s former resident, a 45-year-old woman, and interviewing others. Some of the bodies are reportedly in poor condition, and examinations may take weeks.

FIFA: Germany Sent Saudi Arabia Weapons in Exchange for Support

The latest in the widening Fifa corruption scandal is unbelievable. Germany is reported to have sent Saudi Arabia weapons in exchange for support of their bid to host the 2006 World Cup. Germany reportedly sent Saudia Arabia a shipment of rocket-propelled grenades in exchange for support of their bid to host the 2006 World Cup.…

Germanwings Crash: Lubitz Practiced Descent On Previous Flight [VIDEO]

The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday. Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz repeatedly set the plane into a descent, then…

Germanwings A320 Black Box Found in French Alps with Plane Wreckage

UPDATE: Cockpit Audio File Recovered and “Usable” French rescue workers have discovered a flight recorder from the Germanwings A320 jetliner, which crashed in the in the French Alps on Tuesday, local media report. France Info radio station cites parliamentarian Christophe Castaner, who said that one of the black boxes from flight 4U 9525 has been…

142 Passenger 6 Crew Member Aboard Plane Crash In France [VIDEO]

Update: One black box found. Not clear if distress call was made or not (conflicting reports). Terrorism not ruled out at this point. BREAKING: A German passenger plane has crashed in the French Alps, Francois Hollande says there are considered to be no survivors. The Airbus A320 taken two pilots 142 passengers and four crew…