Tag: Germany

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  • Mrs Merkel’s exit

    Mrs Merkel’s exit

    The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has signalled her intent to relinquish office in 2021. Politically, she has been increasingly fragile in recent years and her decision to take the bow has doubtless been influenced by the rather dismal performance of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the regional election in Hesse. It is still …

    November 4, 2018
  • Merkel loses trust

    Merkel loses trust

    In a remarkable moment of candour, the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has admitted that “trust has been lost” with the regional election in Bavaria, a severe electoral setback for the coalition. There have been no resignations yet despite the disastrous result for two of her coalition partners. Nor for that matter has there been any …

    October 19, 2018
  • Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    Democracies world-over face internal and external challenges: German leader

    ‘’There is not only an external challenge to democracies in terms of globalisation but also the internal challenge of erosion of democratic structures and processes,’’ he said.

    October 18, 2018
  • Prelude to Tyranny

    Prelude to Tyranny

    History does not exactly repeat, but it shows a pattern that is useful to discern. The pattern that is perilous to ignore is a series of twists in the body politic that seem unimportant or harmless, but end in a disastrous slide to misrule and tyranny. Plato talked about the shrewd demagogues who subvert a …

    October 3, 2018
  • Tranquiliser gun to rein in stray cattle

    Tranquiliser gun to rein in stray cattle

    The design has been prepared by divisional forest officer from Hamirpur, Krishan Kumar, and the dart gun is now in final stages of trial.

    October 1, 2018
  • Ghosh hits out at Didi’s ‘piano’ act

    Ghosh hits out at Didi’s ‘piano’ act

    State president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Dilip Ghosh, on Sunday claimed that West Bengal was “on fire,” but that chief minister Mamata Banerjee had been “playing the piano” in Germany. Mr Ghosh, who spoke at the BJP party office in Balucchar in English Bazaar area in Malda, was referring to the police firing …

    September 24, 2018
  • Chaotically stable

    Chaotically stable

    Sweden has trodden ground that was prepared in Germany and Italy with the marked ascendancy of the far-right in Sunday’s election. The striking feature of the outcome must be that while there are many losers, there are no spectacular winners. A coalition is almost inevitable as in Germany, but the process will take a while …

    September 15, 2018
  • Mesut Ozil’s absence casts shadow over German national team

    Mesut Ozil’s absence casts shadow over German national team

    The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil.

    September 7, 2018
  • Rampage of the Right

    Rampage of the Right

    The immediate provocation for last week's rampage in German cities is not Ms Merkel's open-asylum policy towards the migrants, though it is palpable that the Arab factor has lent the spark. It was the stabbing of a German, allegedly by assailants of Syrian and Iraqi origin, that have brought matters to a head.

    September 2, 2018
  • Overseas arrogance

    Overseas arrogance

    Indeed curious is the wisdom that Rahul Gandhi spouts before an audience abroad. At home he confines himself to mundane politicking. Is it because before a foreign jaunt he gets his captive think-tank to identify what could sell, and then has speech-writers prepare him to cut an impressive figure, in contrast to his insipid presentations …

    August 27, 2018
  • Kerala forest minister K Raju apologises for touring Germany during floods

    Kerala forest minister K Raju apologises for touring Germany during floods

    Following an uproar over his trip to Germany while people in his state were battling floods, Kerala Forest Minister K Raju finally issued an apology admitting that his decision to travel out of Kerala was a mistake.

    August 23, 2018
  • Loew facing severe striker problem

    Loew facing severe striker problem

    Joachim Loew is facing problems galore after Germany's early World Cup exit. While still in charge of the 2014 world champions, the 57-year-old is the subject of heated debates among fans and media.

    August 8, 2018
  • Mesut Ozil’s resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

    Mesut Ozil’s resignation sparks Germany racism storm as Ankara cheers

    After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany, Ozil erupted on Sunday.

    July 24, 2018
  • 2018 FIFA World Cup | Five of the biggest upsets so far

    2018 FIFA World Cup | Five of the biggest upsets so far

    Just like every other World Cup, this one was no short of surprises as the defending champions Germany were knocked out in the group stage.

    July 9, 2018
  • Merkel survives

    Merkel survives

    The irony is unmistakable. Angela Merkel, who had welcomed hundreds of thousands of migrants into Germany, has staved off a crisis in governance by deferring to the demands of neighbouring Austria and also of course from within her coalition. The Chancellor was faced with the dichotomy of humanitarian intervention ~ alone in Europe ~ and …

    July 6, 2018
  • It’s the people, not phones

    It’s the people, not phones

    Museums will continue to encourage photography, even as some of us yearn for at least a middle ground. The problem is how we interact with other people, and whether anything will fill the void left by more traditional exhibitions.

    July 1, 2018
  • Cricket Germany takes a dig at ICC, offers hilarious suggestion to FIFA after Germany’s World Cup exit

    Cricket Germany takes a dig at ICC, offers hilarious suggestion to FIFA after Germany’s World Cup exit

    Germany are not among the 10 teams who will be participating in the Cricket World Cup 2019.

    June 28, 2018