Tag: Germany

Refugee Crisis Grows

The latest developments as European governments struggle to cope with tens of thousands of people trekking across Europe to find safety. All times local:   3:55 p.m.   Authorities in some parts of Germany have waived housing standards to cope with an unprecedented influx of migrants this year.   An Associated Press survey has found […]

Germany Could End Up With Europe’s Largest Muslim Minority

When the flood of Middle Eastern refugees arriving in Europe finally ebbs and asylum-seekers settle down in their new homes, Germany could unexpectedly find itself housing the continent’s largest Muslim minority.   The arrival of so many Syrians fleeing their country’s brutal civil war is bound to change the face of Islam in Germany, which […]

STATE OF EMERGENCY: Police Fire Tear Gas At Rioting Migrants Chanting “Allah Hu Akbar” Trying to Break Through Hungarian Border

Hungarian police have opened fire with tear gas against 1500 rioting migrants who are attempting to break through the country’s border fence. Migrants have been chanting “Allah hu Akbar” while pelting police officers with missiles including “really big rocks”, bottles, and even food, leading to the crack down. The news follows Hungary’s state of emergency declared […]

Wilders tells Dutch parliament refugee crisis is ‘Islamic invasion’

THE HAGUE – Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders called the wave of refugees pushing into Europe an “Islamic invasion,” during a parliamentary debate on Thursday that exposed deep divisions over how the Netherlands should respond to the crisis.   European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday appealed to EU members to share out refugees arriving […]

As European Migrant Crisis Grows, U.S. Considers Taking In More Syrians

Facing mounting pressure to respond more aggressively to the migrant crisis unfolding across Europe, the White House on Tuesday said it was re-examining whether it should increase its assistance, including resettling more Syrians in the United States.   As the leaders of Germany and Sweden appealed to other European nations to take their fair share […]

Germany can take 500,000 refugees annually for years, Vice Chancellor says

Germany’s vice chancellor said his country could take in 500,000 refugees annually for the next several years, one day after Hungary’s prime minister called on Berlin to close its doors to thousands from the Middle East, Africa, and Asia who have poured into Eastern Europe in an effort to reach more prosperous nations.   The […]

Migrant crisis ‘a German problem’

PM Viktor Orban said Hungary would not allow migrants to leave its territory without registering. His comments came as Hungarian authorities opened the main rail station in Budapest to hundreds of migrants after a two-day stand-off. One train left, but then stopped near a migrant reception centre. Migrants mostly from Syria but also from Iraq, […]

Seven decades delayed, Holocaust survivors make aliya

Sixty-eight years ago, Felix and Feiga Bandos got married at the former Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, at the time a displaced persons camp in Allied-occupied Germany.   Last Thursday, at the ages of 94 and 90, respectively, they have made a new home in Israel across the street from their daughter, Marilyn Broder, in the heavily […]

Out of Shadows: New tech allows face recognition in utter darkness

German researchers have developed a new technology that can identify a person in poor lighting or even in absolute darkness thus potentially solving one of the main issues of the modern face recognition systems. Today’s facial recognition systems are based on matching clean and well-lit photos taken in the broad light. This poses a problem […]

After German minister’s Iran visit heavily criticized, EU’s Mogherini heads to Tehran

The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on Tuesday following the West’s historic nuclear deal with Iran, also going to Saudi Arabia in her first official visit to the two regional powers.   Mogherini’s first stop will be Saudi Arabia on Monday, where she will meet officials including the country’s […]