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Downturn could threaten German financial stability: Bundesbank

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A sharp economic downturn could hit weak spots in the German financial system that have developed in times of low interest rates and strong growth, the Bundesbank (central bank) warned Wednesday.The alert...

EON confident for 2018 after Q3 in the black

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

German energy giant EON said Wednesday it was confident of hitting its full-year targets after a strong set of third-quarter results and as it pushes on with a complex restructuring.The Essen-based group...

Germany slumps in Q3, hopes for rebound

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

Germany, Europe's largest economy and top exporter, went into reverse in the third quarter, shrinking 0.2 percent after a gain of 0.5 percent in the previous three months, official data showed Wednesday.It...

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...

German cabin crew back Ryanair labour deal

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

German cabin crew on Tuesday approved a proposed labour agreement hashed out with Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair, the Verdi union said, ending months of deadlock and strike threats over better pay and...

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...



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