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German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing...

Fate of German spy chief a new stress test for Merkel govt

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government was to decide Tuesday whether to fire the domestic spy chief as an explosive row over immigration and the far-right once more rocks her fragile coalition.The...

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."Competition...

Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Algeria will take back its citizens illegally residing in Germany, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia pledged Monday during a visit by the country's Chancellor Angela Merkel."I confirm that Algeria will bring...

Germany's Kurds criticise 'ban' on Erdogan protest

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's large Kurdish community said Monday it had been "banned" by Berlin authorities from holding a rally at the Brandenburg Gate during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this month.Instead...

ECB unveils higher security 100- and 200-euro notes

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank on Monday unveiled new versions of the 100- and 200-euro banknotes, saying new security features would make them harder to counterfeit.Like other second-generation notes in the...

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.Two...

Pussy Riot activist in Berlin hospital after 'murder bid'

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

A member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was flown to a Berlin hospital overnight after a suspected poisoning, with his estranged wife saying Sunday it may have been attempted murder. Pyotr Verzilov,...

Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.Police...

German troops face Russian 'hybrid war' in Lithuania: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday Berlin was boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian hybrid warfare that is targeting its troops deployed on NATO's eastern flank."Here you...

EU firm on Russia sanctions over Ukraine: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that the European Union would maintain sanctions against Russia until Moscow makes progress on fulfilling its commitments under a peace plan for east Ukraine."Before...

Jail for German protester who gave Nazi salute

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German court on Friday sentenced a 34-year-old man to five months in jail for giving the illegal Hitler salute during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz late last month.The verdict...

EU nations mull clearing house to avoid Iran sanctions: reports

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany, France and Britain are mulling setting up a new financial institution to allow EU trade with Iran to continue despite American sanctions renewed by US President Donald Trump, German media reported...

No major offensive planned in Syria's Idlib: Lavrov

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the Syrian regime is not preparing a major offensive against the opposition-held Idlib, adding that Moscow will do everything to protect civilians.Russia-backed...

Germany says ready to contribute to Syria rebuilding

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany is ready to contribute to rebuilding Syria if a political solution was found for fair elections in the country, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Friday.Hours before the minister was due to meet...



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