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US regulators require Linde, Praxair to divest holdings to allow massive me...

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

US regulators on Monday gave the go-ahead for US Praxair Inc and German Linde AG to create the world's largest industrial gas supplier, but will require them to divest nine business units.The US Federal...

Siemens CEO pulls out of Saudi conference

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

The chief executive of German industrial conglomerate Siemens Joe Kaeser said Monday he would withdraw from a Saudi investment summit, after days of media and political pressure over the murder of journalist...

Germany won't export arms to Saudi 'in current situation': Merkel

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia for now in the wake of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's violent death."I agree with all those who say...

'Urgent need for clarification' on Khashoggi death: UK, France, Germany

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

Britain, France and Germany on Sunday said Saudi Arabia must clarify how dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi died inside its Istanbul consulate, and its account must "be backed by facts to be considered...

Russia warns Trump over 'dangerous' plan to quit nuclear treaty

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump that his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia was a dangerous step.Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who signed the original...

Slovakia may 'freeze' ties with Vietnam over kidnapping: ministry

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

Slovakia may freeze diplomatic relations with Vietnam if allegation that it used the EU country to secretly transport a Vietnamese oil executive back to Hanoi are confirmed, a Slovak foreign ministry...

Germany urges global minimum tax for digital giants

20 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said in an interview for publication Sunday he backed a global minimum fiscal regime for multinationals as Europe looks to levy tax notably on US tech giants."We need...

Merkel says Khashoggi killers must 'answer for their actions'

20 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said those behind Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death must be brought to book and called for "transparency" from Riyadh."Those responsible must answer...

Daimler cuts 2018 profit forecast on diesel woes

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

German luxury automaker Daimler on Friday again cut its profit outlook for 2018, warning that costs related to polluting diesel engines would drag down earnings.The Mercedes-Benz maker, which this year...

Water woes as drought leaves Germany's Rhine shallow

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Months of drought have left water levels on Germany's Rhine river at a record low, exposing a World War II bomb and forcing ship operators to halt services to prevent vessels from running aground.The...

British relatives of Nazi victims seek German passport as Brexit looms

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

British descendants of refugees who fled Nazi Germany, including many Jewish families, are racing to have their German nationality restored so they can remain EU citizens after Brexit, official data showed...

Germany orders recall of 73,000 Opel diesels

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall 73,000 diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.The authority "ordered an...

Turkey to host four-way Syria summit Oct 27 in Istanbul

19 October 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host a summit on the Syria conflict with the leaders of Russia, Germany and France on October 27 in Istanbul, his spokesman said Friday, the first such gathering...

Over 60 world leaders to attend Paris WWI commemorations

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

More than 60 world leaders, including US President Donald Trump and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, will travel to Paris next month for commemorations of the end of World War I a century ago, French...

European leaders' beer summit as Britain dines alone

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Theresa May knew even before she got to Brussels that she wouldn't be invited to dinner with her European opposite numbers, who wanted to discuss her Brexit plan without her.But the British premier can't...



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