How Germany deals with the war in Gaza

BERLIN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Germany's foreign minister tries to bring about a cease-fire, peaceful and violent anti-war demonstrators roam the country's streets, and a most unusual orchestra of young Israeli and Arab musicians electrifies crowds at a Berlin opera house -- Germany is dealing with the war in Gaza on multiple levels.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

'Serious' talks between Merkel and Obama?

BERLIN, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Barack Obama should get ready for some "very serious talks" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel over federal aid to the U.S. car sector.

Germany spends $66 billion to save economy

BERLIN, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The German government on Tuesday unveiled the country's largest-ever economic stimulus package to safeguard Europe's biggest economy from a crisis Chancellor Angela Merkel says is unprecedented.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

Germany's 2009: Parties and politics

BERLIN, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- For Germany, 2009 will be the most politically charged year in a long time, with regional, state and national elections neatly packaged by a pretty rough economic crisis and two major celebrations: Germany's 60th birthday and the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Europe Correspondent

EU suffers as Ukraine-Russia gas row escalates

BERLIN, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Russia's gas price row with Ukraine escalated Tuesday, disrupting deliveries to Europe just as the continent is suffering from a bitter cold spell.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Year in Review: Europe's 2008 for energy

BERLIN, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Record high oil prices and the lowest in four years, separated by just six months -- volatile oil and gas prices shocked Europe in 2008.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Year in Review: Germany's 2008

BERLIN, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Deteriorating security in Afghanistan, excitement over Barack Obama's visit to Berlin and fear of an economic disaster despite record employment figures -- Germany's 2008 was marked by ups and downs.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

Neo-Nazi attack shocks Germany

BERLIN, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- German police are hunting a suspected neo-Nazi who tried to murder a police officer committed to fighting the far-right scene.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

U.S. generals embarrass German foreign minister

BERLIN, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Despite all its denials, Germany has played a key role in the U.S. war in Iraq, according to numerous U.S. military sources. This threatens to break the career of German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who has been hoping to displace Angela Merkel as chancellor.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

EU strikes climate deal, draws anger

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Politicians hailed as a breakthrough a deal on climate change that EU leaders struck Friday in Brussels, but environmental groups called it a sellout.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

For many, climate change kills

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hardly anyone at the U.N. climate-change conference in Poland needs to be convinced of the need for urgent action to stop global warming. Yet for some delegations in Poznan, the issue is a matter of life and death.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Al Gore wants leaders to push the limits

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore Friday called on world leaders to become more involved in hammering out a global climate deal, amid hopes that the United States will take the lead starting next year.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Analysis: Green New Deal for U.S.?

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a U.N. climate conference Thursday called for a "green New Deal" to save the economy and stop global warming. With Barack Obama, he may get a new partner to make that proposal reality.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

EU puts climate credibility on the line

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- U.N. talks over a global climate treaty might be slow and tedious, but the European Union is putting its "green" credibility on the line as opposition from some member states threatens to derail the EU's energy and climate package.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent

Poznan climate talks seriously behind schedule

POZNAN, Poland, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- As delegates from 189 countries are arriving in Poland Wednesday for the final and most crucial days of a United Nations climate conference, negotiations over a new climate treaty are seriously behind schedule because of the financial crisis and the transition to a new U.S. administration.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Energy Correspondent
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