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Germany to boost support for attack victims after criticism

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The German government said Wednesday it would ramp up support for relatives of victims of attacks, after facing accusations of insensitive handling of last year's Christmas market assault.Several relatives...

Dutch to join Austria to fight German road toll plan

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands said Wednesday it will join Austria in dragging Germany before Europe's top court in an increasingly bitter battle over Berlin's controversial plan to impose tolls on its motorways."The...

TUI says new direction paying off despite profit slump

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

European tourism giant TUI on Wednesday reported a sharp fall in headline profits in its 2016-17 financial year, but said its underlying performance remained solid, thanks to its hotels and cruise line...

Africa, Europe hope to rally support for Sahel anti-terror force

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron hosts Germany's Angela Merkel and five African presidents Wednesday, hoping to bolster the fledging G5 Sahel force fighting jihadists in an area the size of Europe.Two...

German chancellor, centre-left in talks to break stalemate

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Social Democrat leaders on Wednesday, in a new bid to end a political stalemate nearly three months after elections left Germany in limbo.The meeting at 7 pm (1800 GMT),...

Airbus CEO will not seek third term: report

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Tom Enders will not seek a third term as CEO of Airbus, France's Le Figaro newspaper reported Tuesday, citing sources close to the matter.But Enders later told AFP that his term runs until April 2019,...

Deadly explosion at major European gas hub in Austria

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

A large explosion rocked one of Europe's main gas pipeline hubs on Tuesday, leaving one person dead and stoking concerns about the continent's winter supplies.Photos and videos on social media showed...

EU approves EasyJet buyout of Air Berlin's operations in German capital

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

The EU approved Tuesday the purchase of bankrupt carrier Air Berlin's operations at the German capital's Tegel Airport by British low-cost carrier easyJet.The greenlight comes after EU anti-trust authorities...

German pilots' union calls strike against Ryanair

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's powerful pilots' union said Tuesday members would strike at low-cost carrier Ryanair for better pay and conditions, although they insisted they would not disrupt flights over the Christmas holiday.Pilots...

German investor mood slips as coalition talks drag on

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

Confidence among German investors fell back more sharply than expected in December, a survey published Tuesday showed, with financial players worried Berlin's struggles to form a government could impact...

Germany 'ashamed' over anti-Israel protests

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

The German government said Monday it was "ashamed" of weekend demonstrations against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital which saw some protesters chant anti-Semitic slogans and...

Volkswagen boss urges end to diesel tax breaks

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

The head of the world's biggest automaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany, saying the technology must make way for cleaner ways of getting around."I'm...

Snow and ice ground hundreds of flights in Frankfurt

10 December 2017 | 0 comments

More than 300 flights were cancelled and hundreds more delayed as snow and ice blocked runways at Germany's largest airport in Frankfurt on Sunday, the airport operator said.Some 330 flights were cancelled...

East German village sells for 140,000 euros

9 December 2017 | 0 comments

The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down 140,000 euros and walked away the new owner of a small slice of German history: the village of Alwine, population 20.Its empty homes and ageing...

Obama invokes Nazi Germany in plea to avoid complacency

8 December 2017 | 0 comments

Former US president Barack Obama has urged American voters to remain engaged, using the example of Nazi Germany as a cautionary tale about the dangers of complacency."We get complacent and assume that...



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