Spanish colonial history: sorry, why?

That’s all the Spanish nationalists needed. Mexican president demands apology for colonial history.

The Spanish conquest of Tenochtitlan on an engraving by Trichon Photo: imago/Leemage

In a video posted on social media, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador calls on Spain and the Vatican to apologize for forcibly colonizing the former land of the Aztecs and Mayans nearly 500 years ago. Lopez Obrador had himself filmed symbolically in front of Mayan ruins. "The so-called conquest was done with the sword and the cross," explained the leftist politician, who has sent a letter to Spain’s King Felipe VI and Pope Francis.

Rwandan militia leader arrested: caught up in the blood trail

First in Germany, now in Paris: With Callixte Mbarushimana, a Hutu militia leader was arrested again for joint terror plans for the Congo.

Arrested in Paris: Callixte Mbarushimana, political leader of the Rwandan militia FDLR. Photo: reuters

The main political leader of one of the world’s most brutal militias is in custody. Callixte Mbarushimana, executive secretary of the Rwandan Hutu militia FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), was arrested in Paris on Monday on an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court (ICC). He is to be brought before a magistrate on Thursday for extradition to The Hague.

After publication of ibiza video: strache files charges

At the sites of "Spiegel" and "Suddeutsche Zeitung" ex-FPo leader Strache wants to go to court. Public prosecutors are now investigating the suspicions.

First in Ibiza, soon perhaps in court: Heinz-Christian Strache Photo: reuters

Former FPo leader Heinz-Christian Strache has filed charges in Germany in the case of the secretly filmed "Ibiza video." As the Munich I public prosecutor’s office confirmed to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur, written charges have now been filed against all persons "who are jointly responsible for the production, distribution and publication of the so-called Ibiza video."

New wikileaks documents on nsa: chancellery spied on for years

The U.S. intelligence service has apparently been spying on the Chancellor’s Office for decades. New documents show that even employees of Schroder and Kohl were targets.

Already screened by the NSA for decades: the Chancellor’s Office. Photo: dpa

According to new publications by the WikiLeaks disclosure platform, the U.S. intelligence agency NSA has been spying on top German politicians and government agencies far longer and more intensively than previously known. The Federal Chancellery, for example, was bugged for decades, WikiLeaks reported on its website on Wednesday evening. In addition to Chancellor Angela Merkel, the previous governments under Chancellors Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schroder were apparently also affected. No comment was initially available from the German government.

Protest against job cuts: making a real ruckus

Siemens management is hoping for compromises. Meanwhile, employees are venting their anger. The head of IG Metall announces a tough stance.

Loud and clear: Siemens employees demonstrate against job cuts on November 23 Photo: dpa

The protest against the planned cutbacks of thousands of jobs at Siemens took hold of large parts of downtown Berlin on Thursday morning. Employees of the electronics company demonstrated against the job cuts with a motorcade.

Love parade trial in dusseldorf: 21 dead, no guilty party

The case against seven defendants is dropped. Three others will probably no longer have to fear a verdict because of the statute of limitations.

In memory of the victims in Duisburg Photo: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

With tears in her eyes, Nadia Zanacchi stands in front of the east entrance of the huge Dusseldorf exhibition center on the Rhine. For more than a year, the Duisburg Regional Court has been trying to clarify who bears responsibility for the Love Parade disaster of July 24, 2010, in this congress center that has been declared an outpost. Zanacchi’s daughter Julia was among the 21 people who were crushed to death in the death zone between the filthy, low and 18-meter narrow Karl Lehr Tunnel and the actual Love Parade site at Duisburg’s former freight station.

What gets us down: binge watching makes you depressed …

… researchers have found. Really? We can think of a few other things that make you feel really bad.

Binge watching makes you depressed, but not having money for Netflix also makes you a bit depressed Photo: dpa

Binge watching (pronounced binch wotsching) is the buffet effect of watching TV: Instead of enjoying a treat, you eat as much as possible at once. Researchers at the University of Toledo in Ohio have now discovered: Binge watching makes you depressed – and that’s because you tend to do it alone. Really? We can think of a few other things that make you depressed.