BERLIN (Reuters) – German police on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man suspected of planning an Islamist attack, officials said, with public broadcaster ARD reporting that the man was at the top of the federal police’s list of dangerous Islamist extremists.
German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated bomb attack in GermanyCREDIT: REUTERS/FABIAN BIMMER
Ursula Gertrud von der Leyen is a German politician and the President-elect of the European Commission. She served in the federal government of Germany from 2005 to 2019 as the longest-serving member of Angela Merkel’s cabinet. She is a member of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has approved European lawmaker Adina Valean as the commissioner-designate for Romania, a spokesperson for the transition team told Reuters on Wednesday.
World leaders condemn, distance themselves from the US president’s racist attacks; asserting ‘they stand with the 4 women aka (The Squad) ‘ – as new poll reveals that the majority of Americans disagree with Trump’s ‘go home’ comment.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s “go back” tweets about four Democratic congresswomen of color, saying that the president’s tweets contradict “the strength of America.”
“People of very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of the American people, so these are … comments that very much run counter to this firm impression that I have,” Merkel said during an annual news conference in Berlin. “This is something that contradicts the strength of America.”
“I distance myself firmly from this and feel solidarity with the women who were attacked,” she continued.
Merkel is the second western leader in a day to speak out about the controversy sparked by Trump’s remarks this week. On Thursday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the “send her back” chants that broke out at a Trump rally “completely unacceptable.”
Donald Trump was condemned for his attacks on four U.S. congresswomen of color, Rep. Ilhan Omar, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, by many prominent leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany.
Bilateral talks between world leaders were the main order of business in Osaka amid a host of simmering tensions on trade and climate change. DW breaks down the most important takeaways from the first day of the summit.
This year’s meeting is one of the most high-stakes G20 summits to take place in years. Here’s a roundup of what went down on Friday:
Trump appeared to take Abe’s appeal for unity to heart, as he toned down his usually derisive rhetoric and did a three-way fist bump with the Japanese leader and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
What does the G20 mean for locals?
In stark contrast to the past two G20 summits, which saw massive protests and sometimes violent clashes erupt in the prior host cities of Buenos Aires and Hamburg, the streets in Osaka have been calm, and patrolled by some 30,000 police officers.
Takashi Hatanaka, an employee at a hotel where G20 participants are staying, told DW’s Bernd Riegert that the cordoned off streets don’t bother him.
“The guests are welcome. Japan can show that it is taking on responsibility in the world,” he said.
Sawsan Chebli. “Israel is an existent reality and I believe that all those who want peace should unite against those who are against peace.” HANNIBAL HANSCHKE / dpa Picture-
A Synagogue Renovation in Berlin, and the Palestinian Making It Happen
Chebli is an example of breaking the stereotypes and justly not letting the exploitation of Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the ignorants
Stay Mashiach// Chebli and her husband get into a taxi in Tel Aviv on the way to visit friends. “Where are you from?” the driver asks. “From Germany,” they reply. “Ahh, Germany,” he says. “They’re so dumb – those Germans. They took in all the refugees, the whole of Europe changed. How do they plan to integrate all those Muslims into society now?” Chebli’s husband gives her a wary glance; he knows what’s about to happen. “Uskuti (be quiet),” he mutters in Arabic, but in vain.