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Palestinian teen who cried before Merkel gets residency permit

Palestinian teen who cried before Merkel gets residency permit

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

A Palestinian teen threatened with deportation who burst into tears during a televised debate with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has got a residency permit for "humanitarian reasons," a statement said...

New strategy to boost flagging climate talks

New strategy to boost flagging climate talks

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

As a December deadline looms, diplomats wrangling over the text of a climate rescue pact kicked the can further down the road Friday, frustrated at their own lack of progress.On the final day of a crucial...

Czechs, Slovaks propose refugee corridor from Hungary to Germany

Czechs, Slovaks propose refugee corridor from Hungary to Germany

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

The Czech Republic and Slovakia on Friday proposed creating a rail corridor for Syrian refugees linking Hungary and Germany, as Central European leaders rejected an EU-wide quota system taking in refugees."The...

IAA motor to show off 210 world premieres

IAA motor to show off 210 world premieres

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

The IAA auto show will unveil 210 world premieres at its 66th edition, scheduled to be held in Frankfurt staring September 19, the German carmakers' association VDA said on Friday. The IAA, put on every...

Negotiators frustrated by slow progress in climate pacts talks

Negotiators frustrated by slow progress in climate pacts talks

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Diplomats in Germany wrangling over the text of a climate rescue pact with a December deadline looming, kicked the can further down the road Friday, frustrated at their own slow progress.On the final...

Negotiators frustrated by slow progress in climate pact talks

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Diplomats in Germany wrangling over the text of a climate rescue pact with a December deadline looming, kicked the can further down the road Friday, frustrated at their own slow progress.On the final...

Men claiming discovery of Nazi 'gold train' go public

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Two treasure hunters claiming to have discovered a Nazi "gold train" went public Friday for the first time but failed to reveal evidence for the alleged find they insist is "irrefutable".The men, who...

Suspects get away after car chase through eight Autobahns

Suspects get away after car chase through eight Autobahns

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Several men in a stolen Audi sparked a high-speed chase through eight motorways in Germany, police said on Friday, with the suspects getting away despite having more than a dozen patrol cars on their...

BASF, Gazprom go ahead with asset swap after all

BASF, Gazprom go ahead with asset swap after all

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

German chemicals giant BASF said Friday it has agreed with Russian gas behemoth Gazprom to go ahead with an asset swap the two had abandoned due to tensions between Russia and the West. "Due to the difficult...

German foreign minister urges end to migrant crisis recriminations

German foreign minister urges end to migrant crisis recriminations

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged his EU partners Friday to stop squabbling and instead focus on how they can solve Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II."We face difficult...

Germany wants tougher EU asylum rules for west Balkans nationals

Germany wants tougher EU asylum rules for west Balkans nationals

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Germany is calling on the European Union to tighten asylum rules for western Balkans nationals by designating the states of the region "safe countries of origin", a government spokesman said Friday.As...

Crunch UN climate talks enter fraught final day

Crunch UN climate talks enter fraught final day

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Frustrated negotiators hoped for a last-minute breakthrough Friday as they wrap up a fraught round of UN talks in Germany to forge a climate rescue pact to be adopted by the world's nations in December.Diplomats...

For these 'cyborgs', keys are so yesterday

For these 'cyborgs', keys are so yesterday

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Punching in security codes to deactivate the alarm at his store became a thing of the past for Jowan Oesterlund when he implanted a chip into his hand about 18 months ago. "When I walk into my studio,...

Exchange rate moving developments to watch out for next week

Exchange rate moving developments to watch out for next week

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

UK BoE asset purchase target, Eurozone GDP, US U. of Michigan confidence. [Contributed by TorFX]

Bayer says Covestro unit to go public in Q4

Bayer says Covestro unit to go public in Q4

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer said Friday that it plans to float its polymers business Covestro on the stock exchange in the fourth quarter of this year. "Bayer has taken the decision...

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