Germany

Schulz fights for 'United States of Europe' by 2025

(Worthy News) – Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) urged his fellow members on Thursday (7 December) to enter into coalition talks with chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives to form a grand coalition. Schulz, the former president of the European Parliament, urged his party to push for the creation of a “United States…

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Two EU states break ranks on Jerusalem

(Worthy News) – Two EU states have broken ranks on the US decision to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The moves, by the Czech Republic and Hungary, made it harder for the EU to claim it had a single position, even though the biggest member states – France, Germany, Italy, and the…

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German Jews stop wearing Kippot due to Muslim attacks

(Worthy News) – Members of the small Jewish community in the West German city of Bochum announced that they will no longer wear kippot because of attacks on them by Muslim youths. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, “Germans, more than any other people…

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Israel hosts its largest aerial exercise in history

(Worthy News) – The largest seen aerial exercise in Israel began on Thursday and is to continue for the next two weeks. 1,000 highly-trained fighter pilots from eight different countries opened the “Blue Flag” exercise, which includes roughly 100 of fighter jets, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It is the most immense military drill…

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New study suggests insect populations have declined by 75% over 3 decades

(Worthy News) – A new scientific study has found “dramatic” and “alarming” declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world’s crop production and natural ecosystems. The study, published on Wednesday in peer-reviewed journal PLOS One has found that, in German nature reserves, flying insect populations…

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Def. minister: 'Europeans putting heads in the sand' on Iran deal

(Worthy News) – Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman slammed Great Britain, France and Germany Saturday night for their opposition to the steps US President Donald Trump announced against the Iranian nuclear deal. The leaders of the three European countries, whose companies have made massive business deals with Iran, issued a joint statement saying they “stand committed”…

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Iran moves to sidestep ballistic-missile sanctions with German weapons companies

(Worthy News) – Tehran is soliciting German defense firms to support its ballistic missile program, in an attempt to sidestep harsh international sanctions designed to prevent Iran from obtaining such weaponry. German intelligence officials have put the country’s weapons makers on notice regarding possible support for the missile program, reminding defense firms that sales of…

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