November 21, 2013 The Saudis accounted for a quarter of all sales by Germany. It's part of an emerging pattern of weapons purchases by Saudi Arabia and its neighbor United Arab Emirates. Both countries are major customers of the U.S., the world's No. 1 arms seller.
October 28, 2013 The chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee says short of hostilities or an "emergency need" for surveillance, the U.S. shouldn't be spying on foreign leaders.
October 28, 2013 Disclosures that the National Security Agency has spied on U.S. allies, including France and Germany, have sparked outrage in Europe and created tensions in trans-Atlantic relations. But just how widespread is such spying?
October 22, 2013 France, Mexico and Brazil are also among the U.S. allies that have expressed their displeasure following reports of NSA spying activities in their countries.
October 21, 2013 The plant, to be built by a French company, would be the first in Britain in 20 years. France and Britain are among the few European nations that are planning an energy future with a strong nuclear component. Across much of the continent, existing plants are being phased out, most notably in Germany.
September 12, 2013 More than 2 million Syrians are refugees in surrounding states. Germany has become the first European country to take in a contingent of refugees, saying they can stay for two years.
September 5, 2013 The two communities in Bavaria belonging to the Twelve Tribes sect were raided by authorities who said they had evidence that children were being harmed.
August 30, 2013 President Obama is finding it challeging to win international backing for a strike on Syria. France and Turkey are two countries that favor a military response.
August 29, 2013 The Dutch social affairs minister warned recently about the negative consequences of immigrants from Bulgaria and Romania. The debate comes as the Netherlands — and Europe — still feels the effects of the global recession.
April 3, 2013 Thousands of unexploded World War II-era bombs are believed to still be buried in Germany. More than 800 people were evacuated from the area today as experts worked.