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Neocon Wolfowitz slams Trump, may back Clinton

26 August 2016 | 0 comments

Leading neo-conservative Paul Wolfowitz said he would not back Donald Trump for US president and might vote for Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton instead, in an interview published Friday.Wolfowitz,...

Eastern EU leaders call for joint army at summit with Germany

26 August 2016 | 0 comments

Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future."We must prioritise security, and let's start by building...

Loan growth in eurozone private sector improves: ECB

26 August 2016 | 0 comments

Loans to the private sector in the euro area edged up slightly in July, European Central Bank data showed on Friday, in welcome news for the ailing eurozone. For the ECB, the statistics are a key indicator...

No Brexit blues for German consumers: survey

26 August 2016 | 0 comments

There was little sign of Brexit uncertainty in a monthly survey of German consumers on Friday, with the public's mood almost unchanged in August compared with July.Market research company GfK's headline...

VW pressed by US judge and dealerships in "dieselgate"

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Volkswagen on Thursday reached an agreement to compensate US car dealers for the effects of an emissions cheating scandal as pressure rose for it to fix rigged three-liter diesel engines already on the...

Czech police detain suspect in Merkel road incident

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Czech police arrested a man Thursday for attempting to drive into the motorcade of visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Prague, they said.A man in a black Mercedes "attempted to join the motorcade...

US judge presses VW for cheating fix on 3-liter engines

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

A US judge on Thursday gave German automaker Volkswagen until October 24 to come up with a fix for three-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat emissions tests, or face trial.Meanwhile, Volkswagen indicated...

Libya's UN-backed govt seeks boosted US military backing

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Libya's unity government has asked Washington, which is backing an air campaign against the Islamic State group in Sirte, to step up its military assistance, the US Africa Command said Thursday.Fayez...

Russian gas pipeline 'bad' for Europe: Biden

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Russia's pipeline project to pump gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea is a bad deal for Europe that would destabilise Ukraine, US Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday."From our perspective, the Nord...

HRW urges Merkel to address 'disappearances' in Turkmenistan

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to bring up major rights violations, including a "policy of disappearances", when Germany hosts the president of Turkmenistan next week.The...

Polish dig turns up no sign of fabled 'Nazi gold train'

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Two treasure hunters who have been digging for a Nazi gold train believed to be buried in southwest Poland said on Thursday they had given up after two weeks and zero results."There's nothing," said Andrzej...

German firms see Brexit clouds approaching

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Germany is waking up to the threat of Brexit and could see weaker growth in 2017, analysts said on Thursday, after a key business confidence survey showed a sharp decline.The Ifo economic institute's...

Germany mulling pullout from Turkish airbase: report

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

Germany's military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported Thursday.Germany in December agreed to send Tornado surveillance...

German business confidence falls in August: Ifo

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

German business confidence made a steeper fall in August than expected, slipping to its lowest level since December 2014, the Ifo economic institute said on Thursday.Its closely-watched index fell to...

German man arrested over Bali meth lab

25 August 2016 | 0 comments

A German man has been arrested on Indonesia's Bali island for allegedly making crystal methamphetamine in a secret lab, officials said Thursday, with authorities seizing bags of powders and bottles used...

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