German military divers do repairs, welding jobs or blow things up under water. For the past 50 years, these divers have been trained at Lake Starnberg in Bavaria.
Germany's military counterintelligence service is probing 391 cases of right-wing extremism, according to the Defense Ministry. An opposition politician called far-right soldiers "ticking time bombs."
Germany's Greens have been trailblazers for ecological movements around the world. But since the 1980s they have become increasingly conservative — making a coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU a real possibility.
Washington's air base in southwest Germany was used for a time to store and send weapons to Syrian rebels, according to a German news daily. If the report proves true, the US could have violated German law.
Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned against focusing on national interests in his speech at the UN General Assembly. Gabriel has also called for a diplomatic solution to the North Korea crisis.
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