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EU faces 'difficult' talks on Russia sanctions: Germany

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Germany said Thursday the EU was facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, and denied that a new...

Climate change still a 'race against the clock': UN climate chief

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Even after the world sealed a historic climate deal in Paris, the UN's climate chief is worried humanity won't be able break its fossil fuel habit in time to avert catastrophe, she told AFP Thursday."My...

German parliament draws up Armenian 'genocide' resolution

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

The German parliament is preparing a resolution that qualifies the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", a move that risks stirring anger in Turkey.Drawn up by the ruling left-right coalition...

Berlin's troubled airport faces delay, for the fifth time

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Berlin's long-delayed airport is expected to miss yet another deadline for its opening, the German capital's mayor admitted Thursday.The BER airport on the city's southern outskirts was due to open in...

Germany probes publisher planning to re-print Hitler's 'Mein Kampf'

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Thursday they were investigating whether to bring charges against a publisher who has promised to print a version of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" without...

CORRECTED: EU spin doctor lobs Twitter bomb at Trump, populist politicians

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A leading aide to top European Union official Jean-Claude Juncker railed against Donald Trump and other populist politicians on Thursday, bemoaning the thought of them in power as a "horror scenario".The...

Germany's Merkel says G7 has no plans to lift Russia sanctions

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the Group of Seven has no plan to withdraw sanctions slapped on Russia over its involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine.Her comments came on the...

EU spin doctor lobs Twitter bomb at Trump, populist politicians

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

A spokesman for a top European Union official railed against Donald Trump and other populist politicians on Thursday, bemoaning the thought of them in power as a "horror scenario".The EU quickly backed...

Schaeuble says France's Hollande 'right' on reforms

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Germany's finance minister Thursday voiced backing for the French government's labour reforms that have sparked crippling strikes, saying France was capable of withstanding such social opposition."France...

EU faces 'difficult' talks on Russia sanctions: Germany

26 May 2016 | 0 comments

Germany says the EU is facing difficult talks on extending sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine due to the increased resistance of some member states, according to an interview released...

Leader of German anti-migrant AfD probed for perjury

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

A top leader of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frauke Petry, is being investigated on suspicion of perjury in her eastern home state of Saxony, prosecutors said Wednesday.The...

Merkel says 'not worried' about EU-Turkey migrant deal

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday brushed off concerns about a landmark EU-Turkey deal designed to stem the flow of migrants to Europe after critical comments by her Turkish counterpart."I...

Merkel says 'not worried' about EU-Turkey migrant deal

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday brushed off concerns about a landmark EU-Turkey deal designed to stem the flow of migrants to Europe after critical comments by her Turkish counterpart."I...

Fitch warns of Bayer downgrade on Monsanto bid

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

The international credit rating agency Fitch said Wednesday it would likely downgrade German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer if its goes ahead with plans to buy US agrochemicals firm Monsanto...

German business confidence rises on sunny outlook

25 May 2016 | 0 comments

German businesses are feeling increasingly optimistic as the outlook brightens for Europe's biggest economy, a closely-watched barometer showed on Wednesday. The Ifo institute's business climate index...

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