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Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in 'attack plot'

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's defence minister on Sunday vowed zero tolerance for far-right extremists in the military amid a widening scandal over a soldier who allegedly plotted an attack which he planned to blame on refugees."We...

German chancellor in Saudi for G20, cooperation talks

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Saudi King Salman on Sunday, state media said, as she began a visit focused on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting.King Salman received Merkel...

NATO could boost Afghanistan mission: Stoltenberg

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

NATO is considering boosting its troop strength again in Afghanistan, where it is helping the military in the fight against Islamist insurgents, chief Jens Stoltenberg told a German newspaper Sunday.Given...

Swiss spy in Germany 'watched tax investigators': report

30 April 2017 | 0 comments

A suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany was allegedly surveilling finance investigators involved in the purchase of data CDs on tax cheats in Switzerland, a newspaper reported Sunday.German prosecutors...

German minister refers to 'nepotism' regarding Ivanka Trump's role

29 April 2017 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Saturday criticised Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to her father in the White House, describing it as a form of "nepotism.""For me there are things that remain...

Merkel confident Macron would be 'strong president'

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she believed French presidential contender Emmanuel Macron would be a "strong president" if elected in a run-off against far-right leader Marine Le Pen."I...

German airlines to scrap 'two-person' cockpit rule

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

German airlines will no longer require two people to be in the cockpit at all times, an industry group said Friday, abandoning a rule introduced after a deadly crash in 2015."An evaluation has shown that...

Maersk to pay 3.7 billion euros for German rival

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

The world's leading container shipping company, Danish Maersk Line, said Friday it would pay 3.7 billion euros ($4 billion) for the acquisition of German competitor Hamburg Sud.The acquisition, already...

Air Berlin reports heavy losses as restructuring begins

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Struggling German airline Air Berlin on Friday reported a fresh loss for the financial year 2016, as it takes the first steps in a far-reaching restructuring launched last year.Last year, the Berlin-based...

Berlin terror cell nabbed after Italy arrests

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Italian police said Friday they had helped their German counterparts neutralise a Berlin-based Islamist terror cell with links to Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri.The dismantling of the 11-strong...

Eurozone inflation forecasts rise in ECB survey

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Inflation in the eurozone will pick up in future but remain driven by volatile food and energy prices, a quarterly survey of forecasters by the European Central Bank suggested Friday.In 2017, the economists...

Lending to eurozone firms picks up again in March: ECB

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Eurozone bank lending to businesses rebounded in March after slowing in February, European Central Bank figures showed Friday, in an encouraging sign for policymakers.Growth in lending to businesses and...

Germany urges EU not to break off Turkey accession talks

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Germany on Friday urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey despite deep misgivings over its rights record because the country is key to European interests.Austria has led calls...

Netanyahu hits out at 'insensitive' German diplomacy

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed Germany's foreign minister as "insensitive" over refusing to cancel meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government, amid rising...

Linde still pushing for Praxair merger after 'solid' Q1

28 April 2017 | 0 comments

German industrial gases maker Linde on Friday reported higher-than-forecast profits for the first quarter, although it saw American business decline ahead of a hoped-for merger with US competitor Praxair.Linde's...



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