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Amazon workers in Germany, Italy hold 'Black Friday' strike

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Workers at Amazon's distribution centres in Germany and Italy went on strike to demand better pay and conditions in a protest timed to disrupt the online retailer's 'Black Friday' sales bonanza.Some 2,000...

Germany's BASF in talks with Russian tycoon over oil merger

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

German chemicals giant BASF said Friday it was considering merging its oil and gas unit with the DEA energy firm owned by Russia's billionaire entrepreneur Mikhail Fridman."BASF is in discussions regarding...

German business morale soars to record high

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

German business confidence has soared to a fresh record high in November, a closely-watched survey found Friday, as companies shrugged off political uncertainty in Europe's booming top economy.The Ifo...

Germans SPD says ready for talks to end political crisis

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said Friday they are ready to hold talks that may help caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel resolve a deep political crisis without calling new elections."The SPD is of...

US stocks at records; euro gains on hopes of German political deal

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

US stocks climbed to fresh records Friday on optimism about the holiday shopping season, while the euro surged following strong German economic data and on hopes that Europe's biggest economy would soon...

Berlin police seeking more missing John Lennon items

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

German police are trying to recover numerous items stolen from the estate of the late Beatle John Lennon, prosecutors said Thursday, after the arrest of a suspect accused of handling the objects.A 58-year-old...

Greek police to help German airports catch migrants with fake papers

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

Greek police will help bolster airport checks in Germany in a dispute over hundreds of passengers allegedly caught flying out of Greece with falsified papers, a police source told AFP.As of next week,...

ECB at odds over leaving bond buys open-ended: minutes

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

European Central Bank policymakers disagreed on leaving the bank's mass bond-buying programme open-ended, with some arguing in favour of "a clear end date", minutes from a meeting last month revealed...

German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp posts huge loss

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

German industrial giant Thyssenkrupp on Thursday posted an annual loss of 649 million euros ($768 million) for the year ending September, due mainly to a one-off charge related to the sale of Brazilian...

Millions at risk in 'forgotten' Ukraine crisis: aid groups

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

The "forgotten" humanitarian crisis in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine threatens millions as harsh winter weather sets in, aid groups warned on Wednesday.Action Against Hunger, Doctors of the World and...

Euro summit still on despite German crisis: Tusk

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

EU leaders will meet as planned next month to discuss reforms to the euro despite the crisis in Germany over the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks, EU President Donald Tusk said Wednesday."Just...

Activists taunt AfD politician with mini Holocaust memorial

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

A group of activists on Wednesday unveiled a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who has urged Germany to stop atoning for Nazi guilt.With...

Romanian truck driver admits to murdering German jogger

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Romanian truck driver confessed to the murder of a female jogger as his trial opened in Germany Wednesday, after also coming under suspicion for the 2014 killing of a French exchange student in Austria.The...

Germany releases six Syrians suspected of terror plot

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Six Syrian refugees arrested in Germany on suspicion of preparing a terror attack on behalf of Islamic State were freed Wednesday because of a lack of evidence, a prosecutor said.The suspects, aged 20...

Pressure mounts on SPD to ease German political chaos

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Pressure mounted Wednesday on Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and stop Europe's biggest economy from sinking into...



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