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ThyssenKrupp, Tata to merge European steel operations

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp and Indian group Tata agreed Wednesday to merge their steel operations in Europe, taking second place in the market behind ArcelorMittal.The two groups, which...

Germany: Facts and figures before Sunday's election

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Germany, which is holding a general election on Sunday, is Europe's biggest economic power and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan. Here are some facts and figures...

How Germany's complex electoral system works

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

If popular Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a US presidential-style vote, she would almost certainly win by a landslide -- but things are not so simple under Germany's complex election system.In the end,...

Merkel soup, beer and nudism: When Germany's election got weird

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Boring? What's boring? The punters may have already placed firm bets on Chancellor Angela Merkel to win her fourth term on Sunday, but Germany's general election is still turning up surprises.- Cook like...

Angela Merkel, Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Angela Merkel has been derided as Europe's "austerity queen", cheered as a saviour by refugees and hailed as the new "leader of the free world".But as the pastor's daughter raised behind the Iron Curtain...

Coalition wrangling looms for Merkel after German poll

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel may be on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, but exactly what Germany's next government will look like is anyone's guess as thorny coalition talks loom.Despite having...

Martin Schulz, luckless challenger 'shadow-boxing' Merkel

20 September 2017 | 0 comments

A high-school dropout who grafted his way into the EU corridors of power, Germany's Martin Schulz is used to battling the odds. But taking on Angela Merkel may be his most unenviable challenge yet.When...

NGO demands Italy release seized migrant rescue boat

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

A German NGO whose migrant rescue boat was impounded by Italian authorities on suspicion of collusion with people traffickers said Tuesday it had been the victim of a "despicable smear campaign".Humanitarian...

Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.The...

WWI German submarine wreck found off Belgium

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Divers have found a well preserved wreck of a German submarine sunk during World War I in the North Sea which may have the bodies of its crew still on board, Belgian officials said Tuesday.A diver who...

German investor confidence rebounds from August plunge

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

Confidence among German investors beat expectations Tuesday with a strong rebound in a monthly survey, as Europe's largest economy stays in robust health and fears over a strong euro recede.The ZEW institute's...

'Car nation' Germany distrustful of driverless vehicles

19 September 2017 | 0 comments

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.Curious visitors...

Get in formation: Punk band slips onto Beyonce vinyl

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

Beyonce has become increasingly experimental, but this sounded a bit much: some fans who bought vinyl of her latest album "Lemonade" wound up with music from a Canadian punk band.ZEX -- an Ottawa hardcore...

'Waltz with Bashir' team takes on Anne Frank story

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

A graphic novel version of "The Diary of Anne Frank" by the creators of the Oscar-nominated film "Waltz with Bashir" will roll off the presses next month, its publishers said Monday.Writer-director Ari...

Three fined in Germany for failing to help dying pensioner

18 September 2017 | 0 comments

A German court on Monday fined three people for failing to help a pensioner lying unconscious on the floor of a bank, instead walking around and even stepping over him. In the nearly one-year-old incident...



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