Topic: Germany

Having survived an assassination attempt in my youth as a journalist, every case of violence against fellow journalists brings back painful memories. There are two categories of journalists: palace journalists and mission journalists.[...]

WIESBADEN, Germany — “It’s a bird!” “It’s a plane!” “It’s Superman — yes, it’s Superman!” When on August 27 of this year, a four-meter-high statue, bundled up like a mummy in white wrapping, was transported to the[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach While on tour in the South Caucasus last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was walking a tightrope, in an attempt to carefully balance geopolitical, economic and human rights concerns. Though some critical[...]

One of prolific German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s most famous  allegorical plays is called “The Caucasian Chalk Circle,” which takes place in Georgia. In “The Caucasian Circle,” the main characters are a peasant girl working[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Armenia at the end of August as part of a regional tour that will include Georgia and Azerbaijan. She is expected to arrive in[...]

POTSDAM, Germany — Last month a leading Armenian association made headlines in Germany, after it was formally announced that Armenian philanthropist Noubar Afeyan was donating 200,000 euros from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative to a[...]

BERLIN — The revolutionary developments in the Republic of Armenia have sparked enormous interest in Germany and a new air link between the two capitals promises to fuel that interest even more. Germania, an independent German airline,[...]

BERLIN — By all forecasts, the outcome of the parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey will be close, so close, some say, that there could be a runoff for the presidency. If Recep Tayip Erdogan does not receive a clear majority[...]

POTSDAM, Germany — A revolutionary technology developed in Germany has made it possible to reconstruct an early version of Saint Gregory of Narek’s Book of Prayers (or Lamentations), conserved in the Matenadaran in Yerevan. The work is[...]

POTSDAM, Germany — Retired Brigadier General Eckhard Lisec delivered a lecture at the Lepsius House in Potsdam on May 17, on “The Armenian Genocide in World War I — German Officers Involved?” At the outset, Lisec made clear[...]