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Germany's right-wing AfD to adopt anti-Islam manifesto

1 May 2016 | 0 comments

Germany's right-wing populist AfD was Sunday set to adopt a party manifesto calling for sharp restrictions on immigration and the practice of Islam, as a poll showed it is now the country's third strongest...

Germany's Schaeuble 'doesn't understand' bonuses for crisis-hit VW: report

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said he didn't understand how Volkswagen bosses could defend their bonuses after a huge emissions-rigging scandal plunged the carmaker into global turmoil, according...

Germany says to host fresh Ukraine talks

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier Saturday said he had invited his Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts to talks in Berlin on May 11 intended to smooth differences between Moscow and...

Clashes, arrests as protesters seek to disrupt German right-wing congress

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German riot police on Saturday briefly detained some 500 protesters as clashes erupted outside a meeting of the right-wing populist AfD party, which is set to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto amid a rise...

Austria, Germany press EU to prolong border controls

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Austria and Germany said on Saturday they were in talks with the European Union's executive body to extend temporary border controls brought in last year to help stem the migrant flow.The measures --...

Hundreds arrested in clashes outside German right-wing congress

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German riot police on Saturday arrested some 400 protesters as clashes erupted outside a meeting of the right-wing populist AfD party, which is set to adopt an anti-Islamic manifesto amid a rise in European...

Austria in EU talks to extend migrant border controls

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

Austria said on Saturday it was in talks with the European Union's executive body to extend border controls brought in last year to help stem the migrant flow."I can confirm that we are having discussions...

Clashes outside German right-wing AfD party congress, 400 arrests

30 April 2016 | 0 comments

German riot police on Saturday arrested around 400 protesters trying to block access to the congress of the right-wing populist AfD political party, as clashes broke out between party members and left-wing...

German govt, public workers settle wage dispute

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Germany's federal and local governments reached agreement on Friday with public sector workers on a pay rise, settling a dispute that grounded hundreds of flights during a warning strike two days earlier,...

Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels agree Orthodox Easter truce

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Ukraine's government on Friday agreed a new truce with pro-Russian insurgents to take effect on Orthodox Easter this weekend, reinforcing a deal signed more than a year ago.The announcement comes a day...

German inflation negative in April as prices slip by 0.1%: stats office

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Inflation in Germany turned negative in April, dragged down by falling energy prices, a preliminary estimate showed on Friday.Correcting an estimate published the day before, the federal statistics Destatis...

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch government has ordered 15 million iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, officials said Friday, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border...

Ex-SS Auschwitz guard, 94, tells court, 'I am truly sorry'

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

A 94-year-old former SS guard on trial for complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz broke his silence Friday for the first time since the war, telling victims: "I am truly sorry."More than 70 years...

Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Germany was considering sending troops to Lithuania as part of a NATO mission to reinforce the alliance's eastern flank with Russia.However Merkel stressed that...

German metalworking sector hit as 110,000 stage warning strikes

29 April 2016 | 0 comments

Around 110,000 people took part in warning strikes organised by the powerful German union IG Metall on Friday, hitting the automobile sector in particular, as way of turning up heat in wage negotiations...

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