March 9, 2018 22
With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.
February 8, 2018 1
Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
October 4, 2017 7
With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.
September 25, 2017 19
Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.
September 11, 2017 8
After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.
June 28, 2017 10
Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.
December 9, 2016
If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.
August 24, 2016 1
Bernardi and Nazis ... who will run Nine? ... senators hide ...
February 20, 2015 4
Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says "nein". Who will blink first?
December 2, 2014 5
Germany's largest energy utility is splitting into two companies, with one focusing on renewables and the other on fossil fuels and nuclear power. It's high time Australia also realised fossil fuels and nuclear are both on their way out.
November 17, 2014 8
The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.
November 10, 2014 7
In the 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall marked the end of the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe, some countries have sunk back into old tyrannies.
October 1, 2014
When it comes to intercultural, cross-lingual comedy, the joke can often be lost in translation. Steele Rudd, an Australian freelance writer based in Scotland, explains.
September 17, 2014
How the ABC squashed Peter Ford's exclusive. And other media tidbits of the day.
August 4, 2014 17
On the 100th anniversary of World War One, the world revives a fundamental forgetting of what the war was -- a failure to find a way to act out of humanity.
July 14, 2014 2
As the tourists head to the airport,a chastened Brazil is left to pick up the pieces. Freelance writer Django Merope Synge reports from Rio.
May 23, 2014 9
Germany recently scrapped a GP co-pay similar to the one being brought in by the Australian government. Crikey intern Danielle Thompson asks: will Australia's work out any better?
November 5, 2013 11
It's in Germany's interest to keep the euro high. Pity for all the other eurozone countries, which would begin to recover if the euro was lower, writes ex-RBA economist and Business Spectator writer Callam Pickering.
October 10, 2013 4
Charles Richardson highlights different expectations of government between European nations and Australia.
September 23, 2013 1
Angela Merkel doesn't have a majority, but she will form government, most likely in coalition with the Social Democrats. The Social Democrats had offered an alternative to government -- now they will govern.