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Migrants at risk of drug-resistant TB in Europe

24 March 2017 | 0 comments

In the late 19th century, an estimated one in seven Europeans was dying of tuberculosis,

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

17 March 2017 | 0 comments

Medical tourism has grown into a healthy travel sector as people shop beyond their borders for everything from dental work to plastic surgery, say experts at Berlin's ITB travel fair.

Merkel, Xi call for promoting free trade, open markets

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers' meeting set to be dominated by debate on protectionism.The...

Hollande, Merkel condemn Erdogan's 'unacceptable' Nazi remarks

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The French and German leaders on Thursday condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's "unacceptable" remarks accusing Germany and the Netherlands of acting like "Nazis".Francois Hollande and Angela...

EU expects Turkey to implement migrant accord

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

The EU expects Turkey to honour a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said Thursday."We remain committed...

Greek militants claim parcel bomb sent to German ministry

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

A Greek far-left group on Thursday claimed it sent a parcel bomb to the German finance ministry, over six years after waging a similar campaign against European officials."We claim responsibility for...

Lufthansa cautious for year ahead after boost in 2016

16 March 2017 | 0 comments

German airline group Lufthansa said Thursday it had met its financial targets in 2016, but offered only modest forecasts for the current year, squeezed between falling prices and higher costs.The Frankfurt-based...

Paris, Berlin eye European centre to fight radicalism

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Paris and Berlin are looking to create a European centre for the fight against religious radicalisation, the French and German interior ministers said on Wednesday."We have decided to propose a working...

Merkel visit to Russia lined up: Kremlin

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to visit Moscow for talks with President Vladimir Putin set to cover the crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Putin's top foreign policy aide Yury Ushakov...

Self-proclaimed 'King of Germany' jailed for fraud

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

A German court on Wednesday sentenced Peter Fitzek, the self-declared "King of Germany", to jail for setting up an illegal bank and embezzling up 1.3 million euros of deposits.Fitzek had installed his...

'Explosive' parcel found at German finance ministry: police

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

German police on Wednesday found an "explosive" package at Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble's office building, a day before he is due to host his new US counterpart Steven Mnuchin for talks."The package...

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants to farm the cows due to the diplomatic crisis between the countries....

Erdogan says 'spirit of fascism running wild on streets of Europe'

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said the "spirit of fascism" was rampant on the streets of Europe, comparing the treatment of non-Europeans there to that of the Jews in World War II."The...

Fashion brand Jil Sander parts company with designer

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

Fashion label Jil Sander said Wednesday that it had parted company with the Italian designer Rodolfo Paglialunga in the latest merry-go-round at the top of fashion."We decided to terminate our professional...

German court jails neo-Nazis over refugee attack plans

15 March 2017 | 0 comments

A German court on Wednesday sentenced members of a neo-Nazi group to up to five years in prison for forming a "terror organisation" that planned to attack a home for asylum seekers.The four -- three men...



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