German state TV deemed arrest of Afghan refugee for rape, murder of student as not ‘relevant’

German state TV deemed arrest of Afghan refugee for rape, murder of student as not ‘relevant’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 6, 2016 The arrest of a 17-year-old Afghan refugee for the rape and murder of a 19-year-old student in Freiburg has enraged Germans critical of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door refugee policy. The murder of medical student Maria Ladenburger also reignited criticism of the German media for their reluctance to cover the […]

One year after Germany welcomed 1.3 million migrants, town builds wall for protection

One year after Germany welcomed 1.3 million migrants, town builds wall for protection

by WorldTribune Staff, November 8, 2016 In September of last year, many media outlets were gushing over Munich’s warm reception for the first wave of Arab refugees in the German city. Headlines blared that “Cheering German crowds greet refugees” and “ Munich’s citizens welcome refugees with open arms”. Fast forward to November 2016 and Munich’s […]

Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

Moscow goes ‘all out’ against rebels in Aleppo

by WorldTribune Staff, September 28, 2016 The U.S. accused Russia of “barbarism” and European leaders alleged war crimes were committed as Moscow launched heavy airstrikes in recent days to back Syrian regime forces attempting to take full control of Aleppo. “Russia has decided to go all out because it no longer believes in the possibility […]

ISIL flag found in room of teen who attacked passengers on German train

ISIL flag found in room of teen who attacked passengers on German train

by WorldTribune Staff, July 20, 2016 A 17-year-old Afghan refugee who attacked passengers on a train in Bavaria, Germany with an axe had a hand-painted Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) flag in his home, police said. Along with the flag, police found a letter the attacker appeared to have written to his father, […]

Obama downplays report on Iran’s pursuit of nuclear materials in Germany

Obama downplays report on Iran’s pursuit of nuclear materials in Germany

by WorldTribune Staff, July 12, 2016 The Obama administration is ignoring “the sheer weight of evidence” that Iran is pursuing nuclear-related materials in a clear violation of the nuclear accord, Republican lawmakers said. The officials cited the administration’s response to a report that half of Germany’s state governments reported in their 2015 intelligence documents attempts […]

Germany mandates assimilation training for migrants seeking residency permits

Germany mandates assimilation training for migrants seeking residency permits

Special to WorldTribune.com Germany will require asylum seekers to take courses on German language and culture “to integrate as many people as possible into the labor market,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 14. New measures agreed on by Merkel’s conservative Christian Union bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD) mark a “historic” first for Germany, […]

Germany, EU dismiss complaints by Turkey’s Erdogan about satire that mocked him

Germany, EU dismiss complaints by Turkey’s Erdogan about satire that mocked him

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan does not like to be ridiculed and has gone to great lengths, including pursuing criminal charges, to ensure no Turkish citizen publicly criticizes him. Now, the Turkish leader is steamed at a German TV satire that mocked him and the president responded by filing a protest with […]

Germany’s Merkel sticks with migrant policy despite electoral setbacks

Germany’s Merkel sticks with migrant policy despite electoral setbacks

Special to WorldTribune.com A string of election victories by an anti-refugee political party will not change the German government’s policies on taking in migrants from the Middle East and North Africa, an official said. “The German government will continue to pursue its refugee policy with all its might both at home and abroad,” government spokesman […]

‘Open the border’: Macedonia repels refugees demand entry from Greece

‘Open the border’: Macedonia repels refugees demand entry from Greece

Special to WorldTribune.com Hundreds of refugees, yelling “open the border” and “we want to go to Serbia,” were repelled by Macedonian police as the migrants attempted to force their way in from the Greek border on Feb. 29. Macedonia sent special police reinforcements by helicopter to its border with Greece as frustrated Iraqi and Syrian […]

Report: Late 2015 welcome party for refugees in Cologne turned into ‘mass groping’

Report: Late 2015 welcome party for refugees in Cologne turned into ‘mass groping’

Special to WorldTribune.com Furious Germans blasted the Cologne city council for covering up sex crimes by Arab migrants two months before the New Year’s Eve sex assaults. Cologne council officials covered up news of a welcome party for refugees that “descended into a mass groping session,” according to a report by the UK’s Express.   […]