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Merkel calls for a 'real, true' European army

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting".Addressing European...

Germany hopes to kickstart EU battery-making in 2019

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German economy minister Peter Altmaier said Tuesday Berlin would provide one billion euros ($1.3 billion) of funding for electric car battery production by 2021, as talks with companies reach an advanced...

German prosecutors probing 'illegal' donations to AfD: report

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors are looking into foreign campaign donations made to the far-right AfD party ahead of the last election, Der Spiegel weekly reported Tuesday, as pressure grows on co-leader Alice Weidel...

3 civilians killed in attack targeting foreign troops in Mali

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three Malian civilians were killed and around 30 people were wounded in a suicide attack late Monday in the country's violence-hit north, officials said, as a diplomat said some of the injured were sub-contractors...

Polish care worker 'killed and robbed' six Germans

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German police said Tuesday they had charged a Polish care worker with six counts of murder for killing his elderly patients in order to rob them.The 36-year-old suspect, who for years worked as a temporary...

France extradites PKK kidnap suspect to Germany

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

France has extradited to Germany a suspected member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) accused in the kidnapping and beating of a PKK defector, German prosecutors said Tuesday.The 31-year-old...

Beijing dismisses 'hearsay' on muslim internment

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

China defended its internment of Muslims in the country's northwest as a terror prevention measure on Tuesday, calling on the international community to reject "hearsay" and believe its official line.Up...

Ex-SS guard 'ashamed' but tells German court he's innocent

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A former Nazi concentration camp guard Tuesday voiced his shame at having been part of the SS but told a German court he was unaware of the systematic killings there.Johann Rehbogen, 94, stands accused...

NATO chief voices concern about Chinese missiles

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday voiced concern about Chinese as well as Russian medium-range missiles and urged Beijing to join an international nuclear arms control treaty."We see that China is...

Bayer digs in over glyphosate as thousands of lawsuits loom

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer stuck Tuesday to a confident outlook for its integration of Monsanto and its defence against allegations the US firm's flagship herbicide product glyphosate...

Ex-SS guard, 94, to testify at trial in Germany

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A former guard charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp will testify at his trial in Germany on Tuesday, making a rare statement in one of the last cases of its kind.Johann...

German investors gloomy in November

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German investor confidence remained gloomy in November, a closely watched survey found Tuesday, as headwinds from trade tensions and Brexit fuel concern of a "weak" outlook for Europe's powerhouse economy.The...

Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said Monday.The company said it faced tough competition...

French, German defence ministers in Mali amid concern over G5 Sahel force

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The French and German defence ministers met in Bamako on Monday to discuss Mali's troubled peace accord, as the head of a beleaguered five-nation anti-terror force for the Sahel raised concerns over a...

Man, 59, to stand trial in Germany for stealing Lennon's belongings

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors on Monday charged a 59-year-old man for the theft of numerous objects, including diaries, stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon.The accused, identified as Erhan G.,...



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