Riham Alkousaa

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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.

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.