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German TV boss to leave job early after controversial comments

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The boss of major German television channel will leave his post earlier than expected, the company said Sunday, after he sparked anger by describing core viewers as "a bit fat and a bit poor"."Thomas...

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Thorny issues divide German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and left-leaning Greens as they seek to forge a coalition government in marathon talks.Here...

Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumours

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his...

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Berlin over Lebanon comments

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister perceived as suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri had been held against his will...

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to...

Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, a minister said Friday."The...

Siemens workers vow fightback against Germany job cull

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of angry Siemens workers protested at the industrial behemoth's historic Berlin factory Friday, in the first revolt against a mass jobs cull that unions have vowed to resist with all their might."We...

The rocky road to possible snap elections in Germany

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.The...

#MeToo: harassment claims surface at UN climate talks

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

As sexual harassment scandals rock the worlds of entertainment, business and politics, a "handful" of complaints have cropped at UN climate talks in Germany, an official said."There have, to my knowledge,...

VW to spend 34 bn euros in drive to become e-car leader

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

German automaker Volkswagen on Friday said it planned to invest more than 34 billion euros ($40 billion) over the next five years in new technologies to advance its push to become a global leader in electric...

UN climate talks wind down, deflated but not derailed by Washington

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

UN negotiations to activate the Paris Agreement, designed to avert a climate catastrophe, were wrapping up Friday deflated, but not derailed, by Washington's rejection of the process and its defence of...

Merkel's fate in balance as German coalition talks drag on

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Tough talks to form Germany's next government will continue through the weekend, the parties agreed Friday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future in the balance as failure to produce a deal...

Obama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection of Paris Agreement

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

The Obama-era official who helped deliver the 2015 Paris Agreement, lashed out Thursday at the Donald Trump administration's "wrongheaded" decision to abandon the first-ever pact committing all countries...

Lebanon minister warns turmoil could spark new refugee wave

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanon's foreign minister warned Thursday that political turmoil in his country sparked by the crisis involving Saudi Arabia could impact Europe by creating new waves of refugees.The top diplomat, Gebran...

Deutsche Boerse taps top banker as new CEO

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

German stock market operator Deutsche Boerse named a top banker as its new chief executive Thursday, after his predecessor resigned under a cloud of insider trading allegations.Deutsche Boerse tapped...



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