German City On Lockdown As Police Search For Syrian Bomb Plot Suspect

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 08.10.2016 | UK

A German city is on lockdown as police hunt a suspect who is on the run from authorities after several hundred grams of explosives were found in an ap...

Brexit could be like the Greek bailout

Mark Watts | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Watts

John. F. Kennedy said with reference to the Soviet Union "We cannot negotiate with people who say what's mine is mine and what's yours is negotiable,"...

From A Native Londoner To A Berliner: An Expat's Perspective On Germany's Capital

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

Although I have to say, after having lived in Berlin for eight months, this isn't something that I have personally noticed. I have met a lot of lovely Berliners and of course some not-so-lovely ones. So just putting it out there, Berliners are no more or less rude than Londoners, I would know, being the overly sensitive soul that I am.

I Watch The Growing Puritanical Attitudes Of Young Muslims With Apprehension

Shazia Awan | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Politics
Shazia Awan

I've lived all over the UK but South Wales is where my heart is.I was born in Caerphilly and grew up in Cardiff, I love going to the rugby, scoffing Welsh cakes and going out with mates. Cardiff is a vibrant city, we Welsh are some of the funniest, kindest people I have met and I am proud to say I am Welsh and call Cardiff my home.

I Confronted A Guy Insulting Refugees And It Turned Into A Kafkaesque Nightmare

Hannah Wolff | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK
Hannah Wolff

That's when my decency as a human being obliged me to turn around and ask muscle guy if this was really necessary to which his response was that it indeed was necessary. When I asked him why he explained that refugees 'have done a lot to him', not clarifying what exactly they have done to him. His girlfriend added wisely that 'at some point refugees just become annoying'.

Banning the Burqa: Why Germans Get Worked Up About Ladies in Veils

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

But spotting a fully veiled woman at the local IKEA store or the main train station elsewhere in Germany can really get people angry. There's more than one reason as to why burqas, niqabs, hijabs and chadors and the like enrage the regular Joe, or Fritz.

Chinese Tourist Gets Robbed In Germany, Accidentally Becomes Refugee

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

A Chinese tourist intending to take a walking holiday in Italy ended up unwittingly spending two weeks as a refugee in Germany after his wallet was st...

Man 'Covered In Blood' Barricades Himself In German Restaurant

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

A man “covered in blood” barricaded himself in a restaurant in Saarbrücken, West Germany on Sunday. The Telegraph quoted local reports saying the...

The Rio 2016 Focus on Volunteers Will Ensure Olympic Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

Once the opening ceremony was complete and the games started London did embrace the games and it was universally acknowledged as one of the best games ever. Now on the eve of the opening ceremony in Rio, Brazil faces the same barrage of complaints.

Explosion At Migrant Office Reported In Germany

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK

A German broadcaster has reported an explosion near a migration near Nuremberg. Bayerischer Rundfunk said the blast took place at Bundesamtes für Mig...

Islamic State Attacks in Europe: A Rough Guide to ISIS Lone Wolves

Tam Hussein | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK
Tam Hussein

There is a myth that the Islamic State claims every terror attack in the West as its own. But even its claims of responsibility for events should be accepted sceptically. Let's establish a criterion that distinguishes between directed attacks - that is those organised by ISIS and those attacks which are inspired by ISIS.

Watch Theresa May Fudge Grilling Over Boris Johnson's New Job

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK

"What motivated you to appoint Boris Johnson to be foreign secretary?" - German press— BBC News (UK) ...

Axe-Wielding Teenager Shot Dead In Bavaria

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

German police have shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee after wielding an axe and a knife that injured at least four people on a train in Bavaria. T...

Germany Passes 'No Means No' Rape Law

Jacqui Hunt | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK
Jacqui Hunt

Commentators had posed the question as to whether a victim under the previous definition needed to be killed or severely beaten to prove they did not consent to rape. This very narrow definition was among the reasons why there is a high level of impunity for rape in Germany.

Massive German Billboard Cashes In On Brexit By Painfully Laughing At Us

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK

A giant poster attempting to capitalise on the recent Brexit vote is calling on entrepreneurs to quit London and relocate to Germany. The advert, tak...

Bavarian Retreats: Schloss Elmau, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Luxury Spa Edit

Schloss Elmau, located in the lesser-trodden parts of south east Germany (45 minutes from Innsbruck airport) is one of the swishest family-friendly ho...

Tourist Dies While Posing For A Photo At Machu Picchu

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK

A German tourist has died after falling from a cliff while attempting to get a photo of himself at the ancient site of Machu Picchu. Oliver Park is be...

I Voted Leave, I'm Scared, And I Don't Know What Brexit Looks Like - But At Least We're Going in the Right Direction

Georgina Edwards | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Georgina Edwards

I'm not going to claim we're out of the woods yet; there's a long way to go till the fruits of independence are laid bare. For starters, we're certainly not going to be spending that phantom £350million anytime soon (if it even proves to exist). But seeing people write off a historic opportunity on the basis of one day's events is absolutely crackers.

This Is Not OK

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 27.06.2016 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

On hearing the Brexit result, my grandad texted me saying "Hopefully we'll find a way to fix things and make this OK". Like me he was shocked, disappointed and hurt that this was the choice made by such a significant proportion of Brits.

500 Years of State Beer Regulation in Bavaria

Stuart Forster | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Not every celebration calls for Champagne. To mark the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Bavaria's Reinheitsgebot beer seems more appropriate.

The EU Referendum: Tories Sharpen Their Cutlasses Whilst The Baby Learns To Swim

Karl Davis | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK
Karl Davis

So it would appear that the 'Leave' campaign has been victorious. Four long months of propaganda, mistruths, and barely veiled xenophobia have managed...

Top Five Moments of Euro 2016 Group Stages

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In what has already been possibly the most entertaining Euros to date the competition has already brought us a shed load of hilarious moments. In conclusion of the group stages here are my Top 5 moments from the 2016 Uefa European Championships so far...

Gunman Shot Dead After Opening Fire At German Cinema Complex

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK

A gunman who took hostages at a German cinema complex on Thursday has been shot dead. A masked man with a gun and ammunition belt entered the complex ...

Tired of the EU Referendum? Here's Some Music

Tim Thornton | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

Hearing a few decent tunes never fails to calm me down, keep me sane, reassure me that - in the words of The Killers - everything will be all right. So I made a playlist. Each tune on the playlist is from a different EU country.

China Is Today's Goliath, And It Needs the Courage of David to Stand Up to It

Benedict Rogers | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

China's belligerence is making it look increasingly like the Old Testament warrior Goliath, not only in its size and power, but in its attitude to the rest of the world. But there the parallel ends, because among the international community - governments, corporations, international institutions - no David has yet appeared. On the contrary, the Goliath that is China today is holding everyone else to ransom.