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Diplomacy

Larger role for Germany in expanded 'IS' campaign?

ImageThe international campaign against "Islamic State" has widened to include multinational air campaigns and talks of boots on the ground. The message from Washington? Germany needs to do more.

Ebola Virus

German Ebola aid supplies arrive

German aid organizations are trying to get medical equipment to Ebola-infected regions of Africa. They face enormous challenges, and it's becoming more expensive.

Refugees

Germany's upper chamber passes asylum law reform

Germany will no longer accept asylum seekers from the western Balkans; entry for other refugees will become easier. After initial opposition, the Bundesrat has passed the government's changes to the country's asylum law.

Ebola Virus

Merkel pledges aid to fight Ebola in West Africa

Germany and France will send military transport planes to West Africa to help efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak. Nearly 30,000 health workers have set out in Sierra Leone to assess the extent of the epidemic there.

Extremism

German Muslims unite against 'Islamic State'

All across Germany, Muslims have used their Friday prayers to protest against injustice and hate crimes. In Berlin, the organizers did their best to demonstrate a united front against the "Islamic State."

Extremism

Stopping Islamists leaving is better than preventing return

What should Germany do against home-grown Islamists who leave for Jihad in Syria or Iraq? When it comes to German citizens, authorities' hands are mostly tied. The earlier they act, the easier it is to intervene.

Visit Germany

Leipzig - City of a Peaceful Revolution

The Gewandhaus concert hall, the annual book fair, and Auerbachs Keller: Leipzig has no shortage of cultural and culinary attractions. The city also has a fascinating past for visitors to delve into.