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'Angela Merkel' Kisses Woman In Advert For New Magazine

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK

A video appearing to show Angela Merkel kissing a woman has stunned audiences - but all is not what it seems. The clip, which is actually an advert...

Forget Team GB - Five Reasons Olympic Football Is Going To Be Awesome

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The weight of doom England fans carried when gearing up for the World Cup was heavy and the media wrote about nothing more than the impending disappointment we are so used to facing. So this time it's easier and a hell of a lot less painful - we're not even there! Perhaps now we can enjoy the football.

The Greek Deal Is Not a Coup, It Is a Logical Consequence of Intergovernmentalism

Ragnar Weilandt | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ragnar Weilandt

Already before Eurozone leaders reached a final agreement on the third bailout package for Greece, the hashtag #ThisIsACoup had started to make its ro...

Why Bail-out Is Not a Victory for Either Greece or Eurozone

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

For the time being the deal prevented Greece's exit from eurozone and endorsed the notion of a united European entity. But how long this can be sustained is a question that even the strongest empathisers of a collective European reality would want to conveniently skip.

Angel Merkel Says Gay Couples Should Not Be Allowed To Marry

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK

Angela Merkel revealed on Tuesday that while she thinks same-sex couples should be entitled to marital benefits, they should not themselves be allowed...

A Deal for Greece May Have Been Reached, but It Is Germany Who Should Be Humble

John Bird | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Bird

Germany is in an invidious position. It outstrips its fellow Europeans. It knows how to run a successful economy at a time when most European economies are lame and dependent on high levels of government support. It knows and demonstrates that hard work and fiscal maturity rewards all. Unfortunately it does not understand its own history and the history of Europe. It does not understand that the Germanic grabbing of Europe in two world wars has screwed with the economies and cultures of Europe.

What Is The Eurozone And Is It A Bad Idea?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

The Euro debt crisis came to a head when Greece defaulted its loan payments after months of insecurity. The nation was financially sanctioned and many...

The Greek Bailout Deal Resolves Nothing

John Springford | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK Politics
John Springford

The new bailout deal signals Greece's capitulation to its creditors, something which has important ramifications for the bailout's success. Even if the deal makes it through the Greek parliament in the coming weeks, the programme's economic incoherence will make it fall apart.

The Greek Tragedy: An Illogical Attachment to the Euro

Adnan Al-Daini | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Politics
Adnan Al-Daini

The misery of austerity suffered by the people will be prolonged, and will cascade onto future generations. Greece's sovereignty and independence are being sacrificed for what?

Meet The SNP Leader Who's Showing His True Metal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Politics

Angus Robertson is a self-confessed headbanger. But before his Tory or Labour critics get over-excited, the description applies to his music...

Two Dead After Drive-By Shooting In Germany

The Huffington Post UK/ AP | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK

A man has been arrested after two people were killed in a shooting in southern Germany. Police said a woman was gunned down in the town of Tiefenth...

Why Germany Should Vote No and Leave the Euro

Christopher Bacon | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Christopher Bacon

It is patently clear that the eurozone has been a disaster, and consequently that if Greece wants to end its humanitarian crisis, it should vote no in the Sunday referendum, leave the eurozone, and reissue the drachma. What is perhaps less obvious, but nonetheless true, is that Germany should also follow this path and leave the eurozone and reissue the D-mark.

Europe: More Than Fraying at the Edges

Alistair Burnett | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

The EU is teetering on the brink of Grexit as the two sides continue to play a momentous game of chicken. On Sunday, Greeks will be voting in their referendum on whether or not to accept the conditions the EU and IMF have put on giving the country another bailout - and the polls are so finely balanced it's too close to call.

Cameron And Merkel Listen To Queen's Call For European Unity

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

The Queen called for European unity on Wednesday, delivering a speech at a state banquet in Berlin attended by German chancellor Angela Merkel and Bri...

The Queen Wasn't Impressed With This Gift From The German President

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

A painting of the Queen as a young girl sat on top of a blue pony left the Royal more confused than impressed during her state visit to Germany on Wed...

This Is How The Teenagers Arrested Over Auschwitz Thefts Were Punished

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK

Two British teenagers have been fined and given suspended sentences for stealing items that belonged to prisoners at Auschwitz. The 17-year-old bo...

EU Renegotiation: The View From Germany

Charles Grant | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics
Charles Grant

Despite David Cameron's recent charm offensive in Berlin, where he spoke about his hope for EU reforms ahead of the EU referendum on membership, senior German figures are uneasy about the British "renegotiation" that is about to begin.

The Future of Roller Coasters? Testing Virtual Reality Technology at Europa Park Germany

Chloe Gunning | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Tech
Chloe Gunning

Europa Park is officially Europe's second most popular theme park resort (after Disneyland Paris) and has a variety of massive adrenaline-fuelled roller coasters, entertaining kids rides, and beautiful landscaped gardens.

Mr Cameron's Eastern European Problem

Andra Orasanu | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Andra Orasanu

When discussing the limits of free movement, the Prime Minister might want to focus less on the benefit-scrounging genes common to all Eastern Europeans. Instead, he could be constructive and empathise with the toll emigration takes on sending countries - skills shortages, social problems, or the €3bn Romania has lost training doctors that end up abroad.

G7 Climate Change Agreement Hailed As 'The End Of The Age Of Fossil Fuels'

AP/The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK

The G7 group of nations agreed on Monday to the remarkably ambitious task of phasing out fossil fuels by the end of the 21st century. After concluding...

The Moment A German Learner Driver Fails To Spot That Massive British Army Tank In Front Of Her

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A German teenage learner driver got more than she bargained for on one of her lessons when she collided with a massive British army tank - after faili...

Across Borders: Gustavo Aceves Exhibits Monumental Horses

Theodora Clarke | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Theodora Clarke

Monumental horses have taken up residence in Berlin in front of the Brandenberg Gate. Mexican artist Gustavo Aceves continues to tour Europe with his unique travelling exhibition 'Lapidarium'. The open-air show is another successful example of public art in the open air.

Thirteen Children Just Wasn't Enough For Annegret Raunigk So She Had Quadruplets

The Huffington Post/AP | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK

A 65-year-old German woman, who already had 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets. Annegret Raunigk, gave birth to a girl - Neeta - and three...

Justice Delayed and Denied

Noam Schimmel | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK
Noam Schimmel

The conclusions of the study will provide Germany with the information needed to reflect upon how and why such injustice was allowed and sustained for decades and to ensure better mechanisms for human rights accountability now and in the future in the German legal system. It will also enable a necessary public discussion of how this failure to prosecute and punish can be addressed at such a late date.

A Tale of Two Cities: Amsterdam and Berlin

Arabella Noortman | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Arabella Noortman

If being around really tall people is your kind of thing, go to Holland. The average man is 6'3". And that's without clogs on. As well as clogs, several other C-words can be ascribed to the Netherlands' capital city: canals, coffee shops and culture, for instance; all of which Amsterdam has in abundance.