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Aquarius ship arrives in Malta after migrant-sharing deal

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

The Aquarius rescue ship arrived in Malta on Wednesday after EU countries thrashed out a deal to take in the 141 migrants onboard, defusing another diplomatic standoff in the Mediterranean.Loud cheers...

Aquarius charity vows to sail again, perhaps under German flag

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

The charity running migrant rescue vessel Aquarius vowed Wednesday to sail again as soon as possible in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, if necessary under a German flag.The Aquarius, chartered by French...

Germany paves way for 'third gender' option at birth

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for babies who are not distinctly male or female.In a move described by the justice minister...

European countries reach deal to share Aquarius migrants

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Five European countries on Tuesday offered to take in the 141 migrants marooned on board the Aquarius rescue vessel after it was given permission to dock in Malta, resolving a new standoff over the charity...

German tourist wounded in Canada shooting returning home

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

A German tourist shot on a highway in western Canada while driving with his family is flying home Tuesday for treatment of his brain injury, a consular official said.Police are still investigating the...

German economy enjoys second quarter growth rebound

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's economy rebounded from a first-quarter slowdown to book 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter growth between April and June, federal statistics authority Destatis said Tuesday in preliminary data.Analysts...

German investors less gloomy in August

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among German investors improved sharply in August as trade tensions with the United States eased, a regular survey showed Tuesday, but their outlook for the coming months remains clouded.The...

Merkel to host Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine, energy

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday to discuss the Syrian and Ukraine conflicts, energy issues and other foreign policy issues, Berlin announced.Merkel...

Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

Cambodian authorities seized nearly 100 kilogrammes of ecstasy hidden in pet food shipments from Germany, police said Monday, after charging a Chinese national in connection with the record haul.The suspect,...

Bayer shares plunge after Monsanto cancer ruling

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in German chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer tumbled more than 10 percent as markets opened Monday, as investors reacted to a shock US ruling against freshly-acquired Monsanto.Stock in the...

Five things to know about Bayer and Monsanto

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

A cancer victim's surprise court victory over US pesticide maker Monsanto could open the floodgates to a slew of similar lawsuits, potentially leaving the firm's new German owner with a major case of...

Israeli teen moons former Nazi German death camp

13 August 2018 | 0 comments

Polish police on Monday said they had detained an Israeli teenager after security cameras caught him exposing his rear at the former Nazi German death camp Majdanek. The 17-year-old male, who was visiting...

Trump trade rows are 'destroying' growth, says German minister

12 August 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.In an interview...

Mr Gay Europe 2018 crowned in Poland, despite protests

11 August 2018 | 0 comments

The final of this year's edition of Mr Gay Europe took place on Saturday in the western city of Poznan in Poland, a conservative and devout Catholic country where many do not accept homosexuality."I hope...

Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

11 August 2018 | 0 comments

The leaders of Spain and Germany agreed Saturday to push for greater EU help for countries such as Morocco, a major point of departure for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe."Fourteen kilometres...



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