Germany


Far Right AfD Surge And SPD Collapse As Merkel Wins Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Angela Merkel, the incumbent Chancellor of Germany, has won a fourth term, following the September 24th general elections in the country. It is projected that her party, the centre-right CDU (Christian Democratic Union) and its sister party, the CSU (Christian Social Union), received approximately 34.5 percent of the popular vote, […]


Party Called Neo-Nazis Wins Seats In German Election

Germany’s recent election brought an overtly nationalist party into parliament for the first time in over 60 years.The AfD or Alternative for Germany party is a far-right eurosceptic group with anti-immigration and anti-Islamic views. After narrowly missing the threshold to sit in the Bundestag in a 2013 election, the party […]


Nagasaki Mayor Expresses Fear Of Another Nuclear Bomb Attack

On 9th August 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, claiming 40,000 lives. This was three days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, wiping out 90% of the city and immediately killing 80,000 people. Now decades later, Nagasaki Mayor, Tomihisa Taue, is expressing […]


U.S. And North Korea At The Brink Of War

This past week after the countries exchanged a bevvy of threatening dialogue, tensions between the United States and North Korea have soared to an all-time high. For the past several months, North Korea has been periodically launching ballistic missile tests off of the coast of the Korean Peninsula. It is […]


EU-Turkey Deal Is A Violation Of Human Rights

The Syrian-Turkish border has been closed for over 2 years. Yet, with the Syrian-Jordan border seriously restricted, Lebanon saturated with refugees, and the war extending into Iraq, asylum seekers are desperate to reach Europe. Over the last two years, however, the European governments have taken increasingly controversial measures to ensure the […]


Erdogan’s Bodyguards “Not Welcome” At G20 Summit

Germany released a warning to Turkey that certain members of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s personal staff are not welcome at the G20 summit in Hamburg after a brawl erupted between Erdogan’s security team and protesters in Washington D.C. The G20 summit is a global convention of the twenty […]


Protesters Swarm Hamburg Ahead Of G20 Summit

Seventy-six police officers were injured in clashes with demonstrators in Hamburg, Germany before the G20 summit, authorities have said. Three officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries, with many protesters also injured in the violent clashes. Police are yet to report the number of arrests. Almost 1,200 people attended […]