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Kerry on Europe farewell tour to reassure US allies

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

US Secretary of State John Kerry kicked off a European farewell tour Monday, six weeks before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump whose shock victory has deeply unsettled the continent.The...

Afghan's murder-rape arrest reignites Germany refugee debate

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

The German government pleaded for calm Monday after the arrest of a teenage Afghan asylum seeker for the alleged rape and murder of a German student triggered fresh criticism of the country's liberal...

China criticises US decision to block Aixtron deal

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

China Monday criticised a US decision to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron, saying business should not be politicised.President Barack Obama blocked the...

Germany 'concerned' by Renzi downfall: foreign minister

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

Germany is "concerned" by the government crisis in Italy sparked by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following his referendum defeat, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday."We...

German dispatcher jailed for fatal train crash

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

A German court Monday sentenced a rail dispatcher to three-and-a-half-years in prison over a train crash that killed 12 people as he was playing a mobile phone game while on duty.Michael Paul, 40, had...

Germany 'concerned' by Renzi downfall: foreign minister

5 December 2016 | 0 comments

Germany is "concerned" by the government crisis in Italy sparked by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi following his referendum defeat, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Monday."We...

Austrian result is 'good omen': German foreign minister

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday said that the far-right defeat in Austria's presidential election was "a good omen" for Europe. "If the first results are confirmed this will...

Austrian vote result 'good omen against populism in Europe': German FM

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday said that the far-right defeat in Austria's presidential election was "a good omen" for Europe. "If the first results are confirmed this will...

New controversy hits Israel sub deal over Iran link

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

Israel was embroiled in fresh controversy on Sunday over its purchase of submarines from German company ThyssenKrupp after reports that the country's arch-enemy Iran holds a stake in the firm.The attorney...

New controversy hits Israel sub deal over Iran link

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

Israel was embroiled in fresh controversy on Sunday over its purchase of submarines from German company ThyssenKrupp after reports that the country's arch-enemy Iran holds a stake in the firm.The attorney...

VW bosses forced to pay back private jet costs

4 December 2016 | 0 comments

Bosses at troubled German auto giant Volkswagen have been forced to pay the company back millions of euros for flights on its private jets, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday.For years members...

Afghan teen arrested over German murder-rape

3 December 2016 | 0 comments

A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder of a 19-year-old female student in Germany, police and prosecutors said Saturday.The 17-year-old Afghan was arrested...

Germany arrests marxist militant 'leader'

3 December 2016 | 0 comments

A radical marxist suspected of belonging to a left-wing extremist group accused of terrorism by Turkey has been arrested in Germany, judicial sources said on Saturday.The 55-year-old citizen of the Netherlands,...

Nazi POW leaves estate to 'kind' Scottish village

3 December 2016 | 0 comments

A former Nazi prisoner of war has left his entire estate in his will to a small village in Scotland to show his appreciation for the kindness he received there during his captivity.Heinrich Steinmeyer,...

US moves to block Chinese purchase of German tech firm Aixtron

3 December 2016 | 0 comments

US President Barack Obama on Friday moved to block a Chinese company's purchase of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron by rejecting the inclusion of Aixtron's US business in the deal.The US Treasury...

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