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Wintershall to join Russia-Germany pipeline expansion

Wintershall to join Russia-Germany pipeline expansion

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Energy company Wintershall, a subsidiary of German chemicals group BASF, said Friday it planned to help Russia's Gazprom enlarge the Nord Stream gas pipeline between Russia and Germany."BASF subsidiary...

Germany suspends treason probe against blog after protest storm

Germany suspends treason probe against blog after protest storm

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

Germany's chief prosecutor on Friday suspended a treason probe against Internet security bloggers that had sparked a storm of protest from journalist and politicians.Harald Range said "in view of the...

Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds

Germany urges Turkey not to 'tear down bridges' with Kurds

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Friday urged Turkey not to abandon the Kurdish peace process despite an upsurge in tension and violence.Ankara "should not tear down the bridges with...

Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason

Anger as German 'digital rights' blog probed for treason

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German journalists and lawmakers warned of an attack on press freedom Friday following news of a treason probe against bloggers who published Internet surveillance plans by the domestic security service.The...

German retail sales unexpectedly fall in June

German retail sales unexpectedly fall in June

31 July 2015 | 0 comments

German retail sales, a closely watched measure of household confidence, unexpectedly fell 2.3 percent in June, provisional official data showed Friday.Analysts polled by the financial services provider...

Artist Ai Weiwei arrives in Germany as Britain slammed over visa

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare...

Artist Ai Weiwei flies to Germany as Britain slammed over visa

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was headed to Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare...

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei headed for Germany

China dissident artist Ai Weiwei headed for Germany

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei was flying to Germany Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, a week after receiving a new passport. Ai was expected to arrive...

German unemployment stays at historic 6.4 percent low

German unemployment stays at historic 6.4 percent low

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

German unemployment stayed at 6.4 percent in July, the lowest level since reunification almost a quarter century ago, despite an unexpected rise of 9,000 jobless, the federal labour office said Thursday.Analysts...

Lufthansa, lifted by cheap fuel, triples net profit

Lufthansa, lifted by cheap fuel, triples net profit

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

German airline Lufthansa, still reeling from the crash of one of its Germanwings planes in March over the French Alps, said Thursday it tripled net profit in the second quarter, helped by cheap fuel.The...

Siemens income down, worries about 'geopolitical tensions'

Siemens income down, worries about 'geopolitical tensions'

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

German engineering giant Siemens said Thursday its third quarter profit was down slightly and predicted a complex year, citing "geopolitical tensions."Net income stood at 1.38 billion euros ($1.5 billion),...

Deutsche Bank profits up but new chief pledges 'critical review'

Deutsche Bank profits up but new chief pledges 'critical review'

30 July 2015 | 0 comments

Deutsche Bank on Thursday reported higher profits, but its new chief John Cryan pledged to "critically review" the operations of Germany's biggest lender and reduce "unacceptably high" costs.In its second...

French, German tank-makers in defence tie-up

French, German tank-makers in defence tie-up

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

French and German arms manufacturers Nexter and KMW on Wednesday sealed a tie-up to create a European tank-making giant that hopes to become a leader in the international market.After 10 years of discussions...

Germany, Iraqi Kurds say Turkey should resume peace process

Germany, Iraqi Kurds say Turkey should resume peace process

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Iraqi Kurdish President Massud Barzani have agreed that Turkey must continue the Kurdish peace process despite escalating violence, Berlin said Wednesday.Turkey...

Somalia hotel bomber identified as former German resident

Somalia hotel bomber identified as former German resident

29 July 2015 | 0 comments

Somalia's intelligence agency on Wednesday identified a suicide truck bomber who attacked a hotel in Mogadishu as a 30-year-old Somali who had lived in Germany but returned to join the Shebab.A statement...

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