- 2019-01-18 15:29:24Z
BERLIN (AP) - Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change.
- 2019-01-18 11:43:57Z
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protege appealed to the British on Friday to stay in the European Union, saying her compatriots had not forgotten how Britain welcomed Germany back as a sovereign nation after World War Two. Conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who succeeded Merkel as leader of the Christian Democrats, joined German politicians, industrialists and artists in a last-minute plea to Britons as the clock ticks down to Brexit in 70 days. "After the horrors of the Second World War, Britain did not give up on us.
- 2019-01-17 12:50:14Z
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany would do all it could in the coming days to ensure that a deal is in place for when Britain leaves the European Union but he also stressed Germany would step up preparations for a disorderly Brexit. "In the coming days and weeks, we will do everything we can so that Britain exits with and not without an agreement," Maas told the Bundestag lower house of parliament on Thursday. Maas also said that Britain needed to say how it wanted to proceed in order to get an extension of Article 50 after the British parliament rejected a Brexit deal on Tuesday.