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Nearly 10 anti-migrant attacks a day in Germany: data

26 February 2017 | 0 comments

Germany saw more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, interior ministry data showed, amounting to nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day as the country grapples with...

French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March, his team said Saturday.The exact date has not yet been fixed, they said.The 39-year-old...

Car ploughs into pedestrians in Germany, three hurt: police

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

Three people were hurt Saturday when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, said police, who shot and wounded the driver.After the crash, which injured one person seriously,...

Berlin rebukes Ankara over 'unjust' journalist detention

25 February 2017 | 0 comments

The German government on Saturday denounced Turkey's detention on terrorism-related charges of a journalist for the Die Welt newspaper, adding its voice to a growing chorus calling for his release.The...

Shaking off dieselgate, VW races back into profit

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

German auto giant Volkswagen on Friday said it raced back into the black in 2016 as car sales hit an all-time high, in the latest sign of its "dieselgate" scandal fading into the rearview mirror.But the...

Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany, Paris

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump intensified his verbal attacks on Sweden, France and Germany Friday, painting swaths of Europe as a jihadist-infested hellscape.Firing-up victory-drunk conservatives at a rally...

German secret service spied on global media: report

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.Media rights group Reporters Without...

Germany's BASF 'cautious' after challenging 2016

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

German chemicals giant BASF on Friday said it expects higher oil prices to push up earnings this year after a challenging 2016, when its main Ludwigshafen plant was hit by a deadly explosion."We are cautiously...

Afghan deportation flight left from Germany half empty

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

The German government admitted Friday it deported fewer than half the Afghans who were due to be repatriated on a charter plane earlier this week, after some went into hiding.Fifty Afghans whose asylum...

China overtakes US as Germany's top trade partner

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

China overtook the United States last year to become Germany's biggest trading partner for the first time, official data showed, a shift likely to reassure Berlin as worries grow over US President Donald...

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany: ministry

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July's failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday."The...

Germany's BASF 'cautious' after challenging 2016

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

German chemicals giant BASF on Friday said it expected higher oil prices to push up earnings this year after a challenging 2016, when its main Ludwigshafen plant was hit by a deadly explosion."We are...

German lawmakers urge Turkey to free Die Welt journalist

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

Dozens of German lawmakers on Friday called on Turkey to release a journalist for the Die Welt newspaper who is being held on terrorism-related charges.The German daily said its correspondent Deniz Yucel,...

VW caps executive pay after dieselgate crisis

24 February 2017 | 0 comments

German car giant Volkswagen on Friday said it was capping its chief executive's pay package at 10 million euros as it moved to rein in top brass salaries in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal that has...

German arrested for planning attack on security forces

23 February 2017 | 0 comments

German police have arrested a 26-year-old Islamist who was planning an attack against police officers or soldiers using a homemade explosive device, authorities said Thursday.The German national was arrested...



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