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EU firm on Russia sanctions over Ukraine: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the European Union would maintain sanctions against Russia until Moscow makes progress on fulfilling its commitments under a peace plan for east Ukraine."Before...

Jail for German protester who gave Nazi salute

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German court on Friday sentenced a 34-year-old man to five months in jail for giving the illegal Hitler salute during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz late last month.The verdict...

EU nations mull clearing house to avoid Iran sanctions: reports

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany, France and Britain are mulling setting up a new financial institution to allow EU trade with Iran to continue despite American sanctions renewed by US President Donald Trump, German media reported...

No major offensive planned in Syria's Idlib: Lavrov

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the Syrian regime is not preparing a major offensive against the opposition-held Idlib, adding that Moscow will do everything to protect civilians.Russia-backed...

Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany is ready to contribute to rebuilding Syria if a political solution was found for fair elections in the country, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Friday.Hours before the minister was due to meet...

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the bug-shaped vehicles.The curvy-topped sedans, which shook off Nazi...

Poland slams Germany over visa for Ukraine rights activist

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

The Polish government attacked Germany Thursday over its decision to grant a visa to a Ukraine rights activist Warsaw had banned."Granting a short-stay visa to Lyudmyla Kozlovska was unjustified," a foreign...

Merkel to visit Algeria on Monday: state media

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a visit to Algeria on Monday, her second since 2008, the official APS news agency reported.Merkel was forced to cancel a trip to Algeria at the last minute in...

Draghi presses Italy for 'facts' on budget plan

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

ECB chief Mario Draghi on Thursday said Italy's government would have to show with "facts" and not just words that it was serious about respecting EU spending rules, amid nervousness about the indebted...

ECB trims 2018, 2019 growth outlook on rising 'uncertainties'

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank slightly lowered its growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019 on Thursday in the face of growing trade and political "uncertainties", but voiced confidence that the robust eurozone...

ECB sticks to stimulus exit plan despite 'uncertainties'

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday played down risks to the eurozone economy in the face of rising "uncertainties", as the bank stuck to its plan to scale back stimulus this year."Uncertainties...

German protester gets suspended sentence over Hitler salute

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

A 33-year-old German man was on Thursday handed a suspended sentence of eight months by a court in the eastern city of Chemnitz for making the illegal Hitler salute during far-right protests.The Chemnitz...

Row over Germany's top spy risks new Merkel coalition crisis

13 September 2018 | 0 comments

Top German government leaders failed to decide on the future of the country's top spy Thursday, as a controversy he triggered risks a new crisis threatening Berlin's uneasy coalition.Leading politicians...

After months of tensions, US and Germany talk trade

12 September 2018 | 0 comments

Top economic advisors to US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel -- whose relations have been strained at best for months -- met Wednesday at the White House to boost trade ties.Since...

Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own 'dieselgate' suit

12 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit pitting Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, against angry investors who say they were told too late about the diesel emissions cheating...



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