The idea of paying reparations for slavery is gaining momentum in the United States, despite being long derided as an unrealistic plan, to compensate for state violence committed by and against people long dead.
Dealing with the consequences of the 1904-1908 genocide, committed by German colonial troops in what was then called German Southwest Africa, remains unfinished business. Negotiations between the governments of Namibia and Germany are entering their fifth year. The main topics include the wording and modalities of an official German apology, as well as the compensation to be paid.
On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Laura Taylor Swain rejected a lawsuit requiring Germany to pay damages over genocide and property seizures by its colonists, who carried out a racial extermination campaign against the Herero and Nama peoples in the first years of the 20th century in present-day Namibia.
Facebook is again under fire for collecting data without the permission of its users. This time, the objection has come from Germany's competition authority, the Federal Cartel Office (FCO), which has told Facebook, it can only continue gathering so much data about users from beyond its app and website, if it gets individuals' explicit consent.
Tehran, Mar 27 (Prensa Latina) Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi warned today about the serious international consequences of a failure on the Tehran-Group 5+1 nuclear deal (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany).
November 5, 2016 - In October 2016, the American magazine The National Interest took a look at the historical experience of the 20th century, publishing an article by David Axe entitled The Shocking Way Hitler Became Hitler.
On Monday, June 27, the Polish state news channel, TVP Info, reported that at a meeting in Prague, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault presented the top diplomats from the Visegrád Four (Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia) with a nine-page document that included a plan to create a «European superstate».