Germany

Markets Collide: Irresistible Oil Meets Immovable QE

Nicola Horlick | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Nicola Horlick

If QE is a massive block of money (no-one's quite saying it's immovable) tending to pump up prices and spending, the precipitous fall in the oil price has resulted is a near-irresistible force working against it.

Life as a Foreigner in Germany in Times of Pegida

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sandhya Matthes

Germany has a way to go before a 'multi-culti' side-by-side living is taken as a given, but I don't believe it to be impossible. Which is why I sometimes can't help thinking: pull yourself together! Show the world what a big nation you are!

A Muslim's Response to the 25,000 Anti-Islam Protesters in Germany

Rabah Kherbane | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rabah Kherbane

I hear you marched in your thousands against my religion. Last week, and last month. You marched against immigrants, foreigners, and anyone a shade darker. I will not draw comparisons to Nazi Germany. I will not call you bigots, I will not insult you, and I will not label you. But we do have a problem.

Huge Anti-Islam Demonstration Cancelled After 'Terrorist Threat'

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

The group that has attracted tens of thousands to its anti-Islam rallies has called off the latest one because of an alleged terrorist threat against ...

German Newspaper Firebombed After Printing Charlie Hebdo Cartoons

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK

A German newspaper which reprinted cartoons from French magazine Charlie Hebdo was firebombed this weekend, raising fears of further attacks in the co...

German Cathedral Puts On Defiant Display Against Islamophobic Rallies

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK

The lights went out on iconic German landmarks last night as growing 'anti-Islamisation' rallies pulled in the highest numbers yet around the country....

The Far-Right Marched In Record Numbers Through Dresden On Monday Night

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK

A record number of right-wing protesters stormed through the eastern German city of Dresden for the latest in a series of anti-Islam demonstrations th...

Germany's 'Anti-Islam' Marches Have Become A Terrifying Weekly Occurrence

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

German extremists converged on Monday night for one of the biggest far-right rallies the country has seen in years, with so-called "anti-Islam" marche...

Jessica Elgot

Germany's Most Prominent Eurosceptic Tells Britain 'Don't Leave The EU'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Politics

STRASBOURG -- Germany's most prominent Eurosceptic has said it would be "dangerous" for the UK to leave the European Union, calling on Britain to stay...

Student Dies After Confronting Men For Harassing Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Germans are paying tribute to 23-year-old student Tugce Albayrak, who died on Friday after attempting to stop the harassment of two teenage girls. ...

Jessica Elgot

'I Am Quite Clear That People Have Lost Trust In Us'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.11.2014 | UK

At first glance, the office of the European Parliament's president is a eurosceptic's stereotype, the top of the 15-story building, with sweep...

The Walls That Still Stand 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Emily Wasik | Posted 11.01.2015 | UK
Emily Wasik

It's a run-of-the-mill Saturday night and you're at a concert in Manhattan's Lower East Side. While sauntering home to the Upper West Side at the cr...

25 Extraordinary Images That Show How Far Berlin Has Come In 25 Years

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Jack Sommers | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK

As the world marks 25 years since the Berlin Wall fell, these striking images show how much has changed in a city once divided in two. On November...

Why German Fears of a Housing Bubble Are Overdone

Guy Hands | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Politics
Guy Hands

No matter what our views on the European Union, we like to pretend in Britain that we are different from our continental neighbours. This certainly includes a belief that our housing market is somehow unique whether it is our attachment of owning our own homes or our concerns about rising prices and the dangers of a housing bubble.

A Religious Approach to Riesling

Mike Gerrard | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

At the Abbey's height they managed 300 hectares of vineyards, the largest in medieval Europe, and even today at 200 hectares theirs is the largest single wine-producing area in Germany. They produce 2.5 million bottles of wine a year, and 75% of it is Riesling.

'Incest Between Siblings Should Not Be Criminalised'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK

Germany’s national ethics council has voted for an end to the criminalisation of incest between siblings. In a statement released on Wednesday, ...

North Sea Island To Start Getting Drone Deliveries

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.09.2014 | UK Tech

DHL will become the first delivery company to introduce a drone delivery service. The drone will be sending medical supplies to the small North Sea is...

A Beginner's Guide to Oktoberfest

BarChick | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Giant jugs of beer, sausages and hordes of tourists / Germans in lederhosen? It must be Oktoberfest, time to don a dirndl and do your best to booze like a Bavarian.

A Year to Remember for Christoph Kramer

Alistair Tweedale | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Sport
Alistair Tweedale

It is rare for a player to establish himself quite so firmly at Kramer's age. He enjoyed debut campaign in the big time at the age of 22 and was quickly deemed a first-teamer, before going on to make the squad for his national team at a major tournament, all in the same year.

An Italophile in Germany: What's it Like to Swap Bella Italia for the Black Forest?

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

It's strange being so lost in a foreign tongue. This summer I swapped my usual stamping ground -Italy- for a week in southern Germany, around the Schwarzwald and Swabian Jura. From Frühstuck to Abendessen, I'm completely clueless.

For a Change, Let's Not Forget the Little People

Paul Marshall | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

It goes without saying that Tom Cruise is more popular than me. Google him and you get 49,500,000 results. Google me and you get...well, let's skip over that bit. Meanwhile, he has 4.7 million followers on Twitter. I think the last time I checked I had 14 - that's not million.

Planet Appetite: UNESCO World Heritage in the Harz Mountains, Germany

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Witness to important stages of human history, the Harz Mountains, in the heart of Germany, not only has a network of hiking trails but also a clutch of cultural treasures recognised by UNESCO.

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Munich University 'Abandons' German Language As Courses To Be Taught In English

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

One of Germany's top universities has been criticised for "abandoning" the country's language as plans were unveiled to teach all of its masters' cour...

The Other Uproar in Germany: The Midwife Crisis

Camalo Gaskin | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
 Camalo Gaskin

Before the recent historical win by Germany in the World Cup Championship and the riotous parties in the streets, there were other strong magnets to Berlin by young outsiders. A new generation of international women have been flocking to Berlin for its green, woman-centric, and family friendly culture.