Electoral bonds – boon or bane for India?

A new electoral bond scheme in India is the country's latest attempt to remove illegally obtained income, or "black money," from the country's electoral system. Introduced in January, the bonds are a financial instrument that will conceal the identity of the…

Turkey: Relations with US at make-or-break point

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday warned that Turkey-US ties were at a "critical point" and Washington needed to take "concrete steps" to regain Ankara's trust. "Our relations are at a very critical stage,"…

Trump reveals plan to repair America’s creaky infrastructure

US President Donald Trump unveiled his second budget on Monday, which emphasized a $200-billion (€163-billion) pledge to deal with the country's decaying highways, airports, seaports and sewage networks. The funds, which will be released over a 10-year period, are…

New members in Germany’s SPD may play pivotal…

Soft light filters through the white curtains into the large room. Charlotte Jahnz blinks and peers at huge round chandeliers that hang from the ceiling, each one as big as a children's wading pool. Other…

German police arrest wannabe spy in Leipzig

German authorities arrested a man who offered to work as a spy for three foreign intelligence agencies. The 27-year-old German, arrested Wednesday in Leipzig, was identified only as Danny Günter G, in line with German…

Opinion: SPD leader Martin Schulz’s political gamble has…

It's been a veritable political roller coaster ride. On Wednesday, the Social Democrat's (SPD) leader Martin Schulz looked like a winner after successfully negotiating with and getting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU)…