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EU warns US of retaliation over Russia sanctions

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

The EU warned Wednesday of swift retaliation after the US House of Representatives voted to impose tougher sanctions on Russia in a move Brussels says could punish energy firms and divide the West.The...

German court jails notorious Islamist preacher

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

One of Germany's most notorious Islamist preachers, Sven Lau, was sentenced Wednesday to five and a half years in jail for backing a terrorist group.The German Salafist convert, who had previously sparked...

Two decades on, IRA suspect admits role in Germany attack

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

A former member of an IRA splinter group on Wednesday admitted to a German court his role in carrying out an attack at a British base in Germany 21 years ago.The Belfast-born man, 48, identified by Irish...

German opera festival confronts Wagner anti-Semitism head-on

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

An edgy new opera production by Australian Jewish director Barrie Kosky tackling Wagner's anti-Semitism head-on won rapturous applause at Germany's renowned Bayreuth opera festival and rave reviews Wednesday.An...

IRA suspect in German court for 1996 mortar attack

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

A former member of an IRA splinter group went on trial Wednesday in Germany, 21 years after he allegedly tried to hit a British base there with mortar shells.The Belfast-born man, 48, identified by Irish...

Happy passengers signal faster growth for Deutsche Bahn

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

German national rail operator Deutsche Bahn raised its forecast for the full year Wednesday, hailing growth in both passenger and freight numbers in the first six months.The publicly-owned firm reported...

Germany's Metro takes stake in France's Fnac Darty

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

German retail group Metro said Wednesday it would buy a large stake in French books and consumer electronics chain Fnac Darty.Metro will buy some 24.33 percent of shares in Fnac Darty from holding company...

Puma confirms higher forecast after Q2 bounce

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

German sporting goods maker Puma confirmed an increased full-year forecast Wednesday after high-profile wins for sponsored teams helped it to increased sales and profits in the second quarter.The Bavaria-based...

Daimler confident for full year after slower Q2

26 July 2017 | 0 comments

German luxury carmaker Daimler reported a record net profit in the second quarter Wednesday after slight growth over 2016's figure, pushing it to confirm forecasts for the full year.Net profits for the...

BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

German luxury car manufacturer BMW said Tuesday it will build a future all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, easing fears that it might move production away after Brexit.Electric drivetrains will...

Daimler may escape cartel fine after coming clean first

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

Daimler was the first firm among a suspected German carmakers' cartel to break ranks and report the collaboration to authorities, potentially sparing it billions in fines, German media reported Tuesday.Citing...

Germany stages raids against child porn suspects

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Thursday they had carried out nationwide raids against people believed to possess child pornography, targeting nearly 70 prime suspects.

Ryanair sets deadline for Brexit air travel deal

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

Ryanair will slash flights between Britain and the EU if London and Brussels fail to agree on terms for post-Brexit air travel by September next year, a senior executive said Friday.

Germany's Gay Pride march celebrates same-sex marriage law

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage.

Deutsche Bank says to move jobs to Frankfurt post-Brexit

25 July 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's largest lender Deutsche Bank is bracing for Brexit and will have to move jobs from London to its headquarters in Frankfurt, chief executive John Cryan has said.



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