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Ex-SS guard, 94, to testify at trial in Germany

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

A former guard charged with complicity in mass murder at a Nazi concentration camp will testify at his trial in Germany on Tuesday, making a rare statement in one of the last cases of its kind.The 94-year-old...

Rocket-maker ArianeGroup to cut 2,300 jobs

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

European aerospace and defence firm ArianeGroup is to cut 2,300 jobs by 2022 as orders tumble and development of a new rocket nears its end, management said Monday.The company said it faced tough competition...

French, German defence ministers in Mali talks

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

French Defence Minister Florence Parly and German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen met in Bamako on Monday to discuss Mali's troubled peace accord and a planned five-nation anti-terror force for the Sahel.Von...

Man, 59, to stand trial in Germany for stealing Lennon's belongings

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors on Monday charged a 59-year-old man for the theft of numerous objects, including diaries, stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon.The accused, identified as Erhan G.,...

EU defence efforts musn't hurt transatlantic bond: NATO chief

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Europe against undermining transatlantic ties, following a defence spat between US President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron.Trump had tweeted on Friday...

German bank caught in DRC colonial land dispute

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

A German state-owned bank has found itself at the centre of a battle in the Democratic Republic of Congo over agricultural land dating back to the Belgian colonial period, AFP learned Monday.Representatives...

Merkel refuses to be 'excuse' for lack of female politicians

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her role as the most powerful woman in Germany should not let society off the hook for the small proportion of women in politics.Much has been achieved over past...

ECB singles out Italy in concerns over rising debt

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

A top European Central Bank official warned Monday against rising debt levels on the continent, where "contagion" from a struggling Italy "remains a possibility"."In Europe we observe re-emerging debt...

SAP bets $8 bn on 'experience management' with Qualtrics

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

German software giant SAP says it will spend $8 billion on acquiring American "experience management" firm Qualtrics, betting on fast-paced growth ahead in a new area of data crunching.In a statement...

German president joins Armistice ceremony in London

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier became the first German leader to take part in Britain's national service of remembrance on Sunday, 100 years since the end of World War I.He laid a wreath at the Cenotaph...

Netanyahu says unaware of corruption linked to submarine deal

11 November 2018 | 0 comments

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he was unaware of any corruption linked to a deal to buy German submarines, after police recommended charging his lawyer in the investigation."As you...

Macron and Merkel mark WWI armistice centenary

10 November 2018 | 0 comments

President Emmanuel Macron of France Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Saturday unveiled a plaque to their countries' reconciliation in the forest clearing in France where the armistice ending World...

Hood mixes mass for techno and God in Berlin church

10 November 2018 | 0 comments

Twin decks perched on a candlelit altar, Robert Hood mixed trademark minimalist techno with God as the charismatic producer and ordained priest wowed a packed Berlin church Friday night. Hundreds of hip...

Thyssenkrupp stock plunges on steel cartel probe 'risk'

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp plummeted Friday after the embattled conglomerate said it expected the fallout from a steel cartel probe to put a "substantial" dent in profits.Shares in...

Germany recalls Kristallnacht as anti-Semitism, nationalism on rise

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Germany on Friday remembered victims of the Nazi pogrom that heralded the Third Reich's drive to wipe out Jews, at a time when anti-Semitism and nationalism is resurgent in the West.In a speech at the...



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