Riham Alkousaa

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17 May 2019 | 11:53 PM

Germany designates BDS Israel boycott movement as anti-Semitic

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German parliament voted on Friday to condemn as anti-Semitic a movement that calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the occupation of Palestinian land, grant Arab citizens equal rights and recognise the right of return of Palestinian refugees.

13 Feb 2019 | 8:44 PM

Three Syrians arrested in Germany and France for suspected crimes against humanity

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police have detained two Syrians in Germany and one in France on suspicion of torture and other crimes against humanity, prosecutors said on Wednesday, the first such arrests in Europe against suspected figures in Syria's feared security service.

1 Feb 2019 | 6:37 AM

Skirting U.S. sanctions, Europeans open new trade channel to Iran

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France, Germany and Britain have opened a new channel for non-dollar trade with Iran to avert U.S. sanctions, although diplomats say it is unlikely to allow for the big transactions that Tehran says it needs to keep a nuclear deal afloat.

1 Feb 2019 | 1:30 AM

German region tells parties - put equal numbers of men and women up for election

BERLIN (Reuters) - The regional parliament of the German state of Brandenburg voted on Thursday to make political parties put an equal number of men and women up for elections.

24 Jan 2019 | 3:27 PM

Barnier says time-limited Irish backstop not possible

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that the "backstop" provision in the agreement for Britain's withdrawal from the bloc could not be time-limited, since that would defeat its purpose of guaranteeing no hard Irish border.

12 Sep 2018 | 11:38 PM

Catholic Church admits 'shameful' legacy of abuse after study leaked

BERLIN (Reuters) - The Catholic Church in Germany acknowledged a "depressing and shameful" legacy of sexual abuse on Wednesday after a leaked study said clerics had abused thousands of children over a 70-year period.

24 Aug 2018 | 3:40 PM

German military turns to under 18s to boost recruitment

VIERECK, Germany (Reuters) - When Marlon finished high school in Germany, a military career seemed far more appealing than working on a car production line.

8 Aug 2018 | 8:00 PM

German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive

A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric solar vehicle that lets you charge as you drive.

Production will start in the second half of 2019 and the company has more than 6,500 orders. — Reuters
1 Aug 2018 | 7:53 PM

Germany lifts ban on reunions for refugees, rekindles integration debate

BERLIN(Reuters) - Germany on Wednesday resumed family reunifications for some refugees, drawing ire from leftist groups who said a cap of 1,000 people a month was too little and a far-right party opposed to immigration altogether.

28 Jul 2018 | 12:00 AM

German and something else - minorities say #metwo after Ozil quits

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media, after soccer player Mesut Ozil quit the national team saying he faced "racism and disrespect" because of his Turkish roots.