Riham Alkousaa

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19 Jul 2018 | 12:42 AM

Merkel's allies told to show Christian values in immigration policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy, should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility towards the poor and weak, the head of the Catholic Church in Germany said.

17 Jul 2018 | 11:04 PM

Germany's Seehofer under fire over deportation of suspected former bin Laden bodyguard

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer faced accusations on Tuesday of having illegally deported a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard despite a court ruling that he be allowed to stay in Germany.

11 Jul 2018 | 11:20 PM

Germany's Seehofer told to quit after "birthday" deportee's suicide

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's interior minister came under pressure to resign on Wednesday after one of 69 Afghans deported last week as part of a tougher line on migration was reported to have committed suicide on his return home.

28 Jun 2018 | 8:10 PM

Germans put brave face on soccer defeat as their world wobbles

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans started adjusting to a new world on Thursday, brushing off any notion that a shock humiliation in the soccer World Cup, which coincides with a rare moment of political instability, was symptomatic of national decline.

1 Jun 2018 | 6:11 PM

On Berlin's 'Arab Street,' two worlds collide

BERLIN (Reuters) - During the Cold War, Sonnenallee was an unremarkable street with a checkpoint that drew attention only at Easter when West Berliners visited their relatives in the East. Nicknamed "Little Beirut," it was known for its Lebanese stores and smoky cafes playing old Arab songs.

1 Jun 2018 | 12:33 AM

Hamburg to maintain diesel ban until Berlin enforces retrofits

HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Hamburg will uphold a city-centre ban on older diesel cars until air quality improves or Chancellor Angela Merkel's government enforces retrofits of emission-reducing technology, a senior local official said on Thursday.

10 Apr 2018 | 7:31 PM

Hundreds of flights cancelled in Germany as airports hit by strikes

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Thousands of passengers were left stranded at German airports on Tuesday as more than 60,000 ground staff and other public sector workers staged walkouts across the country to increase the pressure in a pay dispute.

17 Mar 2018 | 4:59 AM

Syrians to far-right German politician - We pay for our own coffee

BERLIN (Reuters) - Syrians in Germany, angered by a far-right politician's statement that their coffee was paid for by German taxpayers, responded on social media with the hashtag "I pay for my coffee", tagging the politician, who recently visited Syria.

16 Jan 2018 | 11:17 PM

German asylum numbers fall, but still too high, minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers registered in Germany fell sharply in 2017, coming in well below the maximum 220,000 being targeted by the parties that are in talks on forming a new government, but the interior minister said numbers were still too high.

3 Jan 2018 | 10:24 PM

Violent crime rises in Germany and is attributed to refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Young male refugees in Germany got the blame on Wednesday for most of a two-year increase in violent crime, adding fuel to the country's political debate over migrants.