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At UN, Iran offers dialogue to end 'hegemonic illusions'

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Iran invited Gulf countries Tuesday to open talks on regional security, telling the United Nations it was time to move away from "hegemonic illusions" that have fueled devastating wars.Addressing a UN...

Amazon workers protest Bezos in Berlin

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of Amazon employers protested Tuesday against working conditions in Berlin, where the megagroup's founder Jeff Bezos was due to receive a prize. "We have a worldwide problem, a boss who wants...

German woman who joined IS spared death sentence in Iraq

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

An Iraqi court has lifted the death penalty handed to a German woman for belonging to the Islamic State jihadist group, sentencing her to life in prison instead, German foreign ministry sources said Tuesday.The...

Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi terror trial enters final phase

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

A defence lawyer for Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi trio, Tuesday launched final arguments, signalling the end phase of a mammoth murder and terrorism trial.Five years...

Deutsche Bank eyes cuts to investment bank: reports

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank could slash parts of its troubled investment banking division this week, media reports suggested Tuesday, as new chief executive Christian Sewing looks to make his...

Volkswagen makes 15-bn-euro bet on electric cars in China

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Car giant Volkswagen announced Tuesday investments of 15 billion euros ($18 billion) in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022, in a massive bet on the vital market."China is our second home,"...

Jewish leader warns against wearing kippa on German streets

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

The head of Germany's Jewish community said Tuesday that Jews should avoid wearing religious symbols in the country due to a heightened risk of targeted attacks.Following a spate of anti-Semitic assaults,...

Italy confirms seizure of German NGO migrant rescue ship

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Italy's highest court of appeal on Tuesday rejected a request by the German NGO Jugend Rettet to release its migrant rescue boat, impounded eight months ago on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration....

SAP more ambitious after soaring Q1 profits

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

German business software maker SAP lifted its full-year forecasts Tuesday, as it hailed a lift-off in profits in the first quarter and saw new opportunities after buying a US software firm.Net profit...

German court tries Vietnam man over 'Cold War-style' abduction

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Germany put on trial Tuesday the only suspect held over what it calls a brazen Cold War-style kidnapping by Vietnamese secret agents that has badly bruised bilateral ties, with the defence arguing the...

German business confidence erodes in April

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among business leaders in Germany fell back in April, a closely-watched survey showed Tuesday, as executives responded to a broader clouding-over of the global economic outlook.The Ifo institute's...

ECB sees easier credit for eurozone firms and households

24 April 2018 | 0 comments

The eurozone economy enjoyed easier access to credit in the first quarter, a European Central Bank survey showed Tuesday, as banks eased their conditions for lending to firms and households.Credit standards...

Merkel party warns competition 'impossible' against Facebook

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

A leading politician from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party warned Monday that Facebook's dominance makes competition "impossible", joining a broadside against the social network from...

German wage growth outpacing rest of eurozone: study

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

Wages in Germany have grown much faster than in other eurozone countries in recent years, a Bundesbank (central bank) study published Monday found, reversing conditions seen before the financial crisis...

Barenboim returns German music award in anti-Semitism row

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

Berlin-based star conductor Daniel Barenboim on Monday became the latest musician in Germany to return in protest his past Echo Music Awards in a row over anti-Semitic rap lyrics.Outrage has grown after...



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