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German consumers spring into May with confidence

27 April 2017 | 0 comments

People in Germany are increasingly confident about the economy, with a closely-watched survey showing Thursday that lower inflation has revived optimism for May after a stumble in April.Market research...

Toxic stew: Police seize millions of euros in fake food, drink

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

Forget fake news. European police have joined forces to seize almost 10,000 tonnes of fake and harmful food and drink, from caviar to cashews, booze to bubbly water and even unassuming stock cubes.

Berlin ups growth forecast for 2017: report

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

The German government will on Wednesday slightly raise its economic growth forecast for 2017, local media reported, stretching out a run of good news for Europe's largest economy.Economy minister Brigitte...

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at women's summit

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a Berlin women's summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, was quickly forced to defend her father's attitude toward women.Sitting...

Banks lending more freely again in early 2017: ECB

25 April 2017 | 0 comments

European businesses and households enjoyed easier access to credit in the first quarter of 2017, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, reversing tighter lending conditions seen at the end of last year.A...

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Jews in Germany say they feel a "growing threat" of anti-Semitism, especially from Muslims but also from xenophobic far-right groups, a parliamentary report said Monday.They are "increasingly concerned...

Germany sees rise in political crimes by foreigners

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

Germany recorded a sharp rise in politically motivated crimes by foreigners including jihadists and Kurdish militants last year, a trend branded "unacceptable" by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere...

Dortmund bus bomb: How to bet on a share price fall

21 April 2017 | 0 comments

When three explosive devices rocked the team bus of German football giants Borussia Dortmund ahead of a crunch Champions League match, authorities assumed it was the latest in a string of jihadist attacks.

Dortmund football team bus blasts: what we know

18 April 2017 | 0 comments

Three explosions hit German football team Borussia Dortmund's bus last Tuesday (April 11) ahead of a Champions League home game, injuring a player and a policeman.Three separate claims of responsiblity...

Obama to join Merkel at Protestant gathering in Berlin

11 April 2017 | 0 comments

Former US president Barack Obama will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to speak at a Protestant church gathering in Berlin in May, the organisers said Tuesday.Obama, a regular churchgoer, will participate...

ECB says 2016 was best year since crisis

10 April 2017 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank judged Monday that it had a successful 2016, arguing in its annual report that it had warded off deflation and nurtured economic recovery in the eurozone."Though the year began...

Adidas looks to 3-D printers for new generation sneakers

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

German sportswear giant Adidas said it will start selling shoes with 3-D printed soles, taking a new step in expanding its customised sporting goods range.

Germany moves to deprive far-right NPD of state funds

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

The German government on Friday announced steps to choke off state campaign finance for the far-right NPD party, after a failed court bid to outlaw the xenophobic fringe group.The initiative aims to deprive...

Who are the world's most travelled footballers?

7 April 2017 | 0 comments

Winning football teams today travel more than double than half a century ago, totalling more than 200,000km in a season. Who is the world's most travelled footballer of all time?

Great apes know when people are wrong: study

5 April 2017 | 0 comments

Orangutans, chimpanzees and bonobos are the nearest relatives of humans in the primate world, and like us, they can tell when a person is wrong in their beliefs, researchers said Wednesday.Great apes...



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