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Afghan illegally expelled from Germany granted asylum

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

An Afghan man who was allowed back into Germany after he was illegally expelled from the country has been finally granted asylum, according to a German court ruling published Friday.Hasmatullah Fazelpur,...

Italy's Salvini questions 'survival of united Europe'

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini questioned in comments published Friday whether the European Union, deeply split on migration and other issues, will survive the events of the coming...

Refugee returns to Syria must be coordinated with UN: Merkel

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

The return of Syrian refugees to their homeland can only happen in coordination with the United Nations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday during her two-day visit to Lebanon. Refugee returns...

Berlin says EU summit won't solve migration problem

22 June 2018 | 0 comments

Germany played down expectations Friday that an EU summit next week will reach a European solution to the migration issue that is threatening the survival of Chancellor Angela Merkel's government."The...

Embattled Merkel in Lebanon amid heated asylum debate

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Beirut Thursday, on the second leg of a Middle East trip that comes amid an acrimonious debate at home over refugee policy.Merkel met with Prime Minister...

Doubts emerge over Franco-German eurozone reforms

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Opposition emerged Thursday to a Franco-German plan to create a special eurozone budget, with fears that the idea was unnecessary and could create a "two-speed" Europe.At a meeting in Luxembourg, European...

German, Swedish MPs say banned from Turkey vote observer mission

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Two lawmakers from Germany and Sweden said Thursday that Turkey had blocked them as international OSCE observers of key weekend elections.President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development...

German MP says banned from Turkey vote observer mission

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

A German lawmaker said Thursday Turkey had denied him entry as an international observer of key weekend elections while the foreign ministry in Berlin urged Ankara to lift the ban.President Recep Tayyip...

Deutsche Telekom says will slash 10,000 jobs at subsidiary

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Deutsche Telekom said Thursday it would slash 10,000 jobs worldwide at its loss-making IT services subsidiary in the next three years as it seeks 600 million euros ($696 million) in savings.Six thousand...

Poland says eurozone budget could spell 'end of EU'

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Poland on Thursday warned that a eurozone budget proposed by France and Germany to bolster the 19-member currency bloc could spell the end of the European Union should it drain resources from the shared...

Germany pockets 2.9 bn euros from Greece bailouts

21 June 2018 | 0 comments

Germany has earned some 2.9 billion euros ($3.5 billion) since 2010 on Greek debt bought to help the struggling country, a government report seen by AFP showed Thursday."Contrary to all the rightwing...

Daimler cuts profit forecast, blaming US-China tariffs

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

German luxury carmaker Daimler on Wednesday cut its profit forecast for 2018, blaming new tariffs on cars exported from the United States to China, amid lingering fears of a trade war between the world's...

EU migration mini-summit to weigh tough measures: reports

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

A mini-summit of EU countries most affected by migration will consider boosting external border controls and stopping migrants from moving around the bloc to seek asylum, German media reported Wednesday.European...

ECB's Draghi 'welcomes' France-Germany eurozone reform plan

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said Wednesday a plan for reform of the 19-nation eurozone agreed by Paris and Berlin this week was "encouraging" although "vague"."The recent document produced...

Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material."Very concrete...



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