Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

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Berlin's New Adidas Sneakers Feature Sewn-In Transit Tickets

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

These shoes are made for taking the metro. They may seem pricey, but they're about a quarter of the cost of an annual transportation pass in Berlin.


German Leaders Agree On New Coalition Talks, But Hurdles Remain

Friday, January 12, 2018

The parties from the last coalition will start negotiations on forming a government. It's only a partial victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel, and concerns remain over the role of a far-right party.


German Chancellor Merkel Strikes Deal For New Coalition Government

Friday, January 12, 2018

After 15 weeks of wrangling, Angela Merkel has brought her conservatives together with center-left allies to end a political crisis, and allow formation of a coalition government.


Germany's Angela Merkel Tries For A 2nd Time To Form A Government

Monday, January 08, 2018

The German chancellor is in the political fight of her life. As Germans wait for a fully formed government, Merkel and the leaders of two other parties hold a final attempt to form a government.


Forming A Coalition Is Distracting Chancellor Merkel, Critics Say

Thursday, December 28, 2017

German chancellor Angela Merkel has been a leading figure in Europe and on the world stage but critics say her party's poor showing in the recent German elections has occupied her attention.


Austrian Muslims Say Religious Intolerance Is Growing

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Austria adopted a face-veil ban in recent months and is seeing a rise of vandalism at Muslim businesses and mosques. The new Austrian government denies it is ostracizing Muslims.


Austria's Coalition Government Includes Party Linked To Ex-Nazis

Monday, December 18, 2017

When the Freedom Party was in government before, there was an outcry and Austria was subject to sanctions. Critics say the party's anti-migrant, anti-Islam agenda is now considered mainstream.


German City Bans Refugees From Settling There, Other Cities May Follow

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Refugees are no longer allowed to settle in one western German city. Such bans are expected to be introduced in other cities as more Germans complain that there are too many refugees.


German Government Trying To Bring Back Children Who Ended Up With ISIS

Friday, November 24, 2017

The German Foreign Ministry is trying to negotiate the return of German children who ended up with ISIS through no fault of their own. Some of the children were taken to Iraq and Syria by their German parents, while others were born there.


In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Coalition Talks Have Failed

Monday, November 20, 2017

Attempts by German chancellor Angela Merkel to form a coalition government have collapsed — earning a rebuke from the German President, who called on politicians to put aside their party interests for the sake of the country.


Coalition Talks In Germany Collapse, Blow To Merkel's Leadership

Monday, November 20, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel now faces the choice of forming a minority government or calling new elections. Either way, the failure is a setback to Merkel's leadership.


German Consumers Fight Automakers For Compensation In Emissions Scandal

Friday, November 10, 2017

German automakers are under fire again, this time from European owners of vehicles linked to the diesel emissions scandal who, unlike American owners, have gotten no compensation.


With Huge Fines, German Law Pushes Social Networks To Delete Abusive Posts

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Social media companies could be penalized by as much as $58.3 million if they don't remove a malicious post from their platforms soon after it is reported — in some cases within 24 hours.


After Coalition Talks, Kurz Expected To Be Austria's Next Prime Minister

Monday, October 16, 2017

No party won a majority but Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, 31, is poised to head the government following tough coalition government negotiations.


Far-Right Expected To Win Austrian Elections

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Austrians vote today in an election likely to shake up the traditional two-party structure of politics in Austria — and see an anti-immigrant far-right party form part of the next government.


Germany's Angela Merkel Wins 4th Term As Far-Right Party Gains Power

Monday, September 25, 2017

Angela Merkel is chancellor of Germany again, but her party lost a lot of support, and the far right are in parliament for the first time in decades. The election results are a major shock for Germany's political establishment.


Merkel Expected To Win Fourth Term In Germany Despite Far-Right Disruption

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Germany goes to the polls on Sunday, and Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term as Chancellor. But disruption from the far-right and the hangover of the migrant crisis have made this campaign more difficult than Merkel is used to.


Visiting Angela Merkel's Home District

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel's home district handed her party a stinging defeat in state elections last year. As the general election draws near, voters seem to have forgiven her refugee policy.


Smaller Political Parties In Germany Could Become Powerbrokers

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

With Germany's emerging importance for European stability, eyes are on the Sept. 24 elections. Frontrunners are clear but third-place finisher may affect whether the government tilts right or left.


Police In Spain Kill Suspected Van Driver In Barcelona Attack

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Police say they shot dead the man who they believe carried out the attack last week which left dozens dead and injured. The suspect was wearing what turned out to be a fake explosives belt.