Taboo-breaking liberal mosque opens in Berlin

Source:The Local With a mission to spread a liberal form of Islam, a mosque where men and women pray side by side has opened its doors in Berlin, complete with female imams. The Arabic phrase “Allahu Akbar” (‘God is greatest’) resonated through the crowded Ibn-Rushd-Goethe-Mosque Friday as US-Malaysian Ani Zonneveld, […]

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies

Source:CNN German statesman Helmut Kohl, the architect of German reunification after the end of the Cold War, has died, his Christian Democratic Union party announced Friday. He was 87. Kohl served as chancellor for 16 years — from 1982 to 1998 — and was Germany’s longest-serving leader since 1945. He […]

Germany: Reluctant military giant?

Source: BBC Should Germany become a major military power? And will it happen? With Vladimir Putin destabilising the east, Middle Eastern and Asian conflicts spurring new migration into Europe, and Donald Trump questioning US commitment to NATO, Germany has good reason to feel insecure. Chancellor Merkel told Germans in May […]

UK vote shows discontent over May’s Brexit strategy, says Merkel’s deputy

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Friday that the UK vote reflected popular discontent over Prime Minister Theresa May’s hard Brexit strategy, which he said should be reconsidered. Read more….

Cricket now booming in Germany

Source: The Local In Frankfurt on Monday, Germany hosted the world’s oldest club, the prestigious Marylebone Cricket Club, an invitational team made up of players with international and first-class experience. The MCC’s visit helps Germany prepare for next month’s Europe Division One tournament in the Netherlands against fellow minnows like Belgium, […]