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Welcome to Hell: 1,000 zombies protest on the streets of Hamburg, Germany

A thousand zombies staged a performance protest in Hamburg on July 5, ahead of the G20 summit, to highlight what they feel the summit should be focused on. The 1000 Gestalten activist group gathered 1,000 people for the silent, eerie protest.The group dressed the zombies in grey from head to toe and for several days ahead of the beginning of the G20 summit, on July 7, the protesters have been popping up in small groups across the city. Their performance piece culminated in a large gathering on July 5, when organizers said 1,000 of them walked slowly through the city. The group says they have staged the protest because they want the G20 to stand for a more open, egalitarian society, rather than power in the hands of the few. 15 days ago

German parliament legalizes same-sex marriage

Germanys parliament has voted for the legalization of same-sex marriage after German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked the conservative party to follow their conscience rather than party lines. Merkel herself voted against the amendment. 21 days ago

Germanys Rock am Ring festival to resume after terror threat evacuation

German music festival Rock am Ring will resume following an evacuation because of a credible terror threat. 86,000 people were asked to leave the festival grounds on Friday evening (2 June) and three people are being investigated after fake backstage passes were found in their apartments. Jun 3, 2017

Angela Merkel: Europe must take its fate in its own hands

In a speech during the campaign trail for the upcoming German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she believes Europe should look after itself and not rely on others, for example the US or UK. I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands, Merkel said one day after the end of the G7 summit in Sicily. May 28, 2017

Ivanka Trump forced to defend her father at Women 20 Summit in Germany

The First Daughter was forced to defend her father at the summit in Berlin on 25 April, after the audience groaned when she called Donald Trump a “tremendous champion of supporting families”. Trump was attacked on a number of occasions during the presidential campaign for his attitude towards women. Apr 25, 2017

German police say the cause of Dortmund explosions remains ‘unclear

Authorities did confirm that a letter was found near to the scene of the blast, but did not give any indication as to who it was from or what it said. A number of explosions in the city on 11 April left one Borussia Dortmund player, Marc Bartra, injured in hospital, and led to the team’s Champions League match against Monaco being postponed until the next day (12 April). Apr 12, 2017

Monaco fans chant Dortmund in support of German side following bus explosions

Travelling Monaco fans put football loyalties aside as they chanted loudly in support of their Champions League quarter-final opponents, Borussia Dortmund. Tuesdays (11 April) game was postponed after three explosions went off near the home teams bus and defender Marc Bartra was taken to hospital after he was hurt in the incident, later having surgery on his injured right wrist and lower arm where foreign bodies had been lodged. The match is now scheduled to be played on Wednesday (12 April) at 5:45pm BST as police prepare for a large deployment. Apr 12, 2017

Turkeys President Erdogan calls on Europe to ‘respect human rights and democracy’

Turkeys controversial president has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands in recent weeks, after those nations banned Turkish officials from appearing at pro-Erdogan rallies in their respective countries. The rallies and events were called ahead of the 16 April referendum in Turkey that could grant Erdogan new powers in the country. It is estimated that there are 1.4 million eligible Turkish voters in Germany alone. Mar 22, 2017

Turkeys President Erdogan calls on Europe to ‘respect human rights and democracy’

Turkeys controversial president has been embroiled in a row with Germany and the Netherlands in recent weeks, after those nations banned Turkish officials from appearing at pro-Erdogan rallies in their respective countries. The rallies and events were called ahead of the 16 April referendum in Turkey that could grant Erdogan new powers in the country. It is estimated that there are 1.4 million eligible Turkish voters in Germany alone. Mar 22, 2017

England look to gain momentum off Germany match

England are looking forward to testing their skills against their German rivals as the two teams get ready to meet in a friendly on 22 March. The match will act as a warm-up for both teams as they have 2018 World Cup qualifying matches on 26 March, as England play Lithuania and German face Azerbaijan. Mar 22, 2017