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840,000 Mercedes and Daimlers in Takata airbag recall

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

German automaker Daimler AG announced Tuesday the recall of some 840,000 Mercedes Benz and Daimler vehicles in the United States equipped with potentially defective Takata airbags.Daimler said the recall...

How did two commuter trains collide in Germany?

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

German authorities were investigating how two commuter trains collided head-on, leaving at least 10 dead and many injured, despite having automatic braking systems to prevent accidents.

France, Germany press Brussels on terror funding crackdown

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

France and Germany pressed the European Union on Tuesday to speed up plans designed to crack down on the funding of terrorist groups.Paris -- left reeling by two major terror attacks last year -- and...

Merkel 'can't recall' angry phone talk with pope: chancellery

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office on Tuesday said she had no memory of an angry phone call she reportedly made to Pope Francis after he compared Europe to a "barren woman"."The chancellor does...

Ten dead as commuter trains collide in Germany

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

German authorities were investigating how two commuter trains fitted with automatic braking systems to prevent accidents collided in southern Germany Tuesday, leaving at least ten dead and dozens injured.Rescuers...

Berlin's three main orchestras stage free concert for refugees

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Three of the world's top conductors, Simon Rattle, Daniel Barenboim and Ivan Fischer are teaming up for a free concert by Berlin's three main orchestras next month which will be free for refugees, they...

Varoufakis back in Germany to launch EU grassroots movement

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Greece's far-left former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis came to Berlin Tuesday to launch a pan-European grassroots political movement, saying its goal was to "democratise" the 28-member bloc.Varoufakis,...

German crash rail track had safety brake system: minister

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The German rail track where Tuesday's deadly train collision occurred was fitted with an automatic braking system aimed at preventing such crashes, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said.The technology...

Merkel 'dismayed' by Germany's deadly train crash

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "dismayed" over the head-on collision of two commuter trains on Tuesday that killed at least nine people and injured more than 100."I am dismayed and saddened...

At least nine dead in German train crash, 100 injured

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two commuter trains crashed head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.Hundreds of rescuers...

At least nine dead in German train crash, 100 injured

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two commuter trains crashed head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and injuring more than 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.Hundreds of rescuers...

Kremlin rebukes Merkel over Syria criticism

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The Kremlin on Tuesday issued a rare rebuke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel a day after she criticised Russian air strikes in Syria.In Ankara on Monday, Merkel -- referring to air strikes including...

At least eight dead, over 100 injured in German train crash

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two commuter trains crashed head-on in southern Germany on Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 100, in one of the country's deadliest rail accidents in years.Hundreds of rescuers...

German tourism giant TUI hit by drop in bookings to Turkey

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

TUI, the world's biggest tourism group, said Tuesday that it seen bookings to Turkey drop by 40 percent in the wake of the Istanbul attack, but hopes to meet its 2016 goals nevertheless. "TUI has recorded...

Clouds over German economy as industrial output, exports fall

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

An unexpected drop in German industrial production in December, as well as a decline in exports, cast a shadow over the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, analysts said on Tuesday.According to regular...

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