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Why Syrians Are Writing Love Letters To Angela Merkel

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Just last month Angela Merkel made a young asylum seeker cry live on television but she is now being sent love letters by Syrian people. The German...

Travel Photography on the German Limes Route

Stuart Forster | Posted 25.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Sunshine and blue skies are often regarded as key elements of attractive travel photography. Fortunately both were present for a good chunk of my recent trip along the German Limes Route.

Germany To Take 800,000 Migrants This Year - Four Times As Many As 2014

AP | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK

Germany could see as many as 800,000 migrants arriving this year - four times as many as in 2014, its interior minister has said. Thomas de Maizier...

The German Town That's Welcoming Migrants With Open Arms

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 17.08.2015 | UK

The mayor of a small town in Germany has triggered controversy by suggesting that an influx of immigrants would be the 'best thing that could happen'....

The UK Has a Vital Role to Play in Shaping the Future of Europe - Now Is Not the Time to Turn Our Backs

Ian Baxter | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Politics
Ian Baxter

I believe it's incumbent on those who want change in the European Union to offer up a positive alternative vision that would benefit the whole region rather than take a "me first" approach that many Euro-sceptics take. So here is a Europe I passionately believe in, a Europe that can genuinely advance the causes of peace, prosperity and democracy for the benefit of all...

Nazi Loot Hunters Examine Chandelier In Sturgeon's Official House

PA | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK

Scottish ministers have launched a probe into claims that a chandelier hanging in the First Minister's official residence may have been looted from Na...

Newsreader Defends Migrants And Tears Into 'Racist Little Nobodies' Live On Air

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK

A German newsreader has torn into opinion columnists who publish “hate tirades” racially attacking migrants. Anja Reschke said that it was worr...

'Dead' German Woman Wakes Up Screaming In Funeral Home

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

A 92-year-old woman has awoken from the 'dead' in a refrigerated room at a funeral home in Germany. A worker at the funeral home discovered the wo...

Japan-Korea: Making A History Out of History

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

While Germany and Japan are advised to inquire into their souls, Korea is suggested to really consider the ramifications of robbing the country of its honor and its countrymen, should it try to not forget the past and live in the present.

'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 30.07.2015 | 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...