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Strasbourg killer was jailed in Germany but not known Islamist: officials

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in eastern France was jailed for burglary in Germany but was not deemed a potentially dangerous Islamist, German authorities said Wednesday."For...

Syrian refugee who saved lives shocked at Greek detention

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A Syrian refugee lauded for saving migrants from drowning at sea voiced shock Wednesday over her three-month detention in Greece for abetting illegal migration.Sarah Mardini, 23, was released on bail...

Germany softens firing rules to lure banks fleeing Brexit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The German government agreed Wednesday a draft law that would loosen restrictions on firing top-paid bankers, one of a string of measures designed to ease the financial sector through Brexit."The law...

Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation...

Rolls-Royce to switch work to Germany over Brexit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday said it was switching to Germany from the UK its design-approval of large aircraft engines after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed parliament's vote on the Brexit deal."Rolls-Royce...

Strasbourg gunman was jailed in Germany for burglary

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg was jailed for burglary in Germany before being expelled to France, German authorities said Wednesday.The...

EU promises no special treatment for France over deficit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

France and Italy will not be held to different standards on their budget deficits, European Commissioner for Economic Affairs Pierre Moscovici told AFP on Wednesday, insisting that "the rules are the...

Alstom, Siemens offer Brussels merger concessions

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

French and German engineering giants Alstom and Siemens said Wednesday they had offered EU regulators concessions they believed would meet concerns over the planned merger of their railway businesses.The...

Germany's HSH Nordbank slashes jobs after US buyout

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's long-troubled maritime lender HSH Nordbank on Tuesday said it plans to lay off some 700 of its 1,700 employees as part of a major restructuring under new US owners.A spokesman for HSH, the first...

'No way to change' Brexit deal: Merkel after May visit

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that she saw no possibility of reopening the Brexit agreement, after talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May.Merkel told lawmakers of her CDU/CSU bloc...

Juliette Binoche to head Berlin film festival jury

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Oscar winner and one of France's most recognised actresses, Juliette Binoche, will head the jury of next year's Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday."I'm very pleased that Juliette is president...

May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May embarked on a tour of European capitals on Tuesday in a desperate bid to salvage her Brexit deal, a day after delaying a parliamentary vote on the text to...

UK seeks 'legally binding' Brexit promises: minister

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Britain wants "legally binding" assurances from EU leaders it will not be trapped indefinitely in their customs union by the Irish "backstop" clause in the Brexit divorce, a minister said Tuesday.Martin...

Top EU court gives all-clear for ECB bond-buying

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the European Central Bank's "quantitative easing" (QE) bond-buying programme is not illegal, rejecting a case by German plaintiffs."The PSPP (public...

Signs of gloom lifting for German investors

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among German investors recovered slightly from recent months' lows in December, a regular survey found Tuesday, but remained gloomy overall.Measuring expectations for the coming months, the...



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