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Clouds lift for SAP as it raises full-year forecasts

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

German software firm SAP raised its revenue forecasts for the full year Thursday, after sales of its cloud computing products and its bottom line swelled in the second quarter.The Walldorf-based firm...

Spanish rescue ship heads home after dramatic rescue

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Spanish NGO that saved a woman off Libya who was drifting on a deflated dinghy next to the bodies of a boy and another woman said Wednesday it is taking her to Spain for her safety.Proactiva Open Arms,...

OSCE Ukraine mission says claim of Russian spying 'big blow'

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

The OSCE mission monitoring the conflict in eastern Ukraine said Wednesday claims that Russia's security agency had received inside information about its activities came as a major blow. Germany's ARD...

Economists find ECB stimulus shrank eurozone inequality

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Ultra-low interest rates and massive bond-buying by the European Central Bank boosted incomes for the poorest eurozone households more than the richest and eased inequality, economists argued in a study...

German MPs show Nutella 'red card' over World Cup giveaway

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

German MPs have blasted a World Cup promotion by Nutella chocolate spread, after they worked out people would have to scoff almost 16 kilos of the sugary treat to earn a football."Once again, the food...

Greece to process 1,500 asylum requests from Germany

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Greece will process 1,500 asylum applications from Germany as part of a deal signed between the two countries, Greece's migration minister said Wednesday. "In the first half of 2018 there were 1,500 requests...

German bill to cut asylum seekers from N.Africa, Georgia

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's government launched a renewed attempt Wednesday to declare three North African states and Georgia "safe countries of origin", which would raise the hurdles for asylum requests by its citizens.Legislation,...

Wrongfully deported Afghan to return to Germany: ministry

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

An asylum seeker deported to Afghanistan this month will be returned to Germany, the interior ministry said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of scandals surrounding Berlin's hardening migration policy.A...

Russia, Ukraine start EU-backed talks to avoid new 'gas wars'

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow and Kiev envoys met Tuesday in Berlin for EU-backed talks on future Russian gas shipments through Ukraine, which fears being left out in the cold by a major new pipeline.Ukraine is anxious that...

Strikes in Europe on Amazon's Prime Day

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

Workers in Spain, Germany and Poland plan to walk off the job on Tuesday as online retailing giant Amazon carries out its major summer sales event called Prime Day.The walkout at the Amazon packing and...

Turkey acquits top journalist in 'espionage' case

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

An Istanbul court on Monday acquitted one of Turkey's most prominent political journalists in a long-running case on espionage charges dating back to an arms interception on the Syrian border in 2014.Erdem...

Germany's Linde sells off Americas units over merger bid

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

German industrial gases supplier Linde said Monday it would sell off much of its business in the Americas, as it pursues competition approval for its mega-merger with US competitor Praxair.The group said...

Deutsche Bank says to beat earnings forecasts in Q2

16 July 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank said Monday it had far outstripped analysts' estimates of its earnings in the second quarter, but its bottom line remained short of last year's performance.The group...

Five European countries to take in stranded migrants: Italy PM

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday said five European countries had agreed to take in 250 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels."Even Spain and Portugal will take 50 migrants...

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from Auschwitz memorial

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

Two Hungarian tourists have admitted to trying to steal bricks from the ruins of a crematorium at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police.The 30-year-old...



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