Tens of thousands of people converged on Spain's capital Madrid to protest against a swathe of crippling government austerity measures. The measures have been designed to avert the need for a European bailout. The protests came as the Spanish government considered accepting a full-blown bailout from the European Union and international lenders to save it from bankruptcy.
A Europe without border controls - is that even possible anymore? Wichard Woyke says the answer is yes. The problem is with asylum regulations, he says, not open borders.
Nineteen EU member states have requested to opt-out of producing genetically modified crops, effectively banning their cultivation. Germany requested a partial opt-out that would allow research into the biotechnology.
Two fires broke out in the eastern state of Thuringia over the weekend, one in a refugee home, the other in a designated shelter. No one was hurt. Police say at least one of the fires could have been arson.
Rammstein are known the world over for their martial appearances, killer guitar riffs, and provocative lyrics. Founded after the Berlin Wall fell, the band’s musical roots are in the former East Germany.