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German consumer confidence up for second month

24 May 2017 | 0 comments

German consumers remain in an upbeat mood for a second month in a row, dismissing risks on the horizon in view of a humming economy, said a closely-watched survey Wednesday.Market research firm GfK said...

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be 'weapons'

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

An 11-year-old 'cyber ninja' stunned security experts by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys 'can be weaponised'.

Bach vs burka: Germany in election-year identity debate

23 May 2017 | 0 comments

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Past isolation a clue to east German xenophobia: study

18 May 2017 | 0 comments

Eastern Germany is a hotspot for far-right attitudes and racist hate crimes in part because it was long a closed-off communist society with few immigrants, a new study said Thursday.The government commissioned...

Turkey says will 'not beg' Germany to stay at NATO base

18 May 2017 | 0 comments

Turkey on Thursday hit back at German threats to pull its troops out of a key NATO base on its soil, saying it would "not beg" them to stay.Ankara and Berlin are locked in another spat over Turkey's refusal...

Call for climate solidarity in face of Trump threats

17 May 2017 | 0 comments

Countries at high risk of sea-level rise, drought and storms caused by global warming urged world leaders Wednesday to stay the course despite America's threatened exit from a UN climate pact.The Paris...

Merkel, Macron: the new power couple to shake up the EU

17 May 2017 | 0 comments

Freshly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the new power couple leading the charge against anti-European populists and trying to put the struggling EU back...

World close to 'serious digital sabotage', says spy chief

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

The world may be close to a "serious act of digital sabotage" which could trigger unrest, "chaos and disorder," Dutch spy chief Rob Bertholee warned.

Parents of EU children have right to residency: top court

16 May 2017 | 0 comments

A non-EU parent has a right to stay in the bloc if their child is an EU citizen, its top court said, a ruling which could complicate Brexit talks.

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

15 May 2017 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's new President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to give a new impetus to Europe, saying they were ready to even change EU treaties if necessary."There is a common...

Act now to reduce trade surplus, IMF tells Berlin

15 May 2017 | 0 comments

Germany must act to reduce the massive trade surplus that has stoked friction with European neighbours and the United States, the International Monetary Fund warned Monday."In 2016 Germany's current account...

German artist Imhof wins Venice Golden Lion

13 May 2017 | 0 comments

German contemporary artist Anne Imhof won the Golden Lion for best National Participation at the Venice's Biennale Saturday for her provocative "Faust", a dark reflection on modern society.Black-clad...

Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

13 May 2017 | 0 comments

A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.The attacks -- which experts said affected dozens...

Startup's challenge to Deutsche Bahn hits the buffers

12 May 2017 | 0 comments

Berlin rail startup Locomore has been placed into administration just months after it launched a challenge to state-owned monolith Deutsche Bahn, which dominates long-distance train travel in Germany.The...

Germany on track for record-breaking growth streak: analysts

12 May 2017 | 0 comments

The German economy expanded sharply in the first three months of 2017, official data showed Friday, putting Europe's powerhouse on track to beat a late-1970s record for its longest-ever recovery.Germany's...



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