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Procter & Gamble to pick up Merck's consumer healthcare unit

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

German pharmaceutical and chemicals group Merck said Thursday it had agreed to sell its consumer health business to American giant Procter & Gamble and would use the proceeds mostly to pay off debt.As...

Macron visits Merkel in bid to salvage EU reform plans

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Berlin Thursday for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, hoping to breathe fresh life into his grand vision for EU reforms in the face of growing German resistance.In...

Daffodils to mark 75 years after Warsaw ghetto uprising

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Sirens will sound and paper daffodils will fill the streets of the Polish capital on Thursday to mark 75 years since hundreds of young Jews took up arms against Nazi German forces in the Warsaw ghetto...

German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria: Kurdish commander

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

A Syrian-born German national accused of helping to plan the September 11, 2001 attacks has been detained by Kurdish forces in Syria, a senior Kurdish commander told AFP Wednesday."Mohammed Haydar Zammar...

Jail for German killer who collected frozen victim's pension

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

A man who murdered a German retiree and kept his chopped-up body in a freezer for over a decade to collect his pension was Wednesday sentenced to life in jail.Tradesman and junk dealer Josef Szczurek,...

Germany's Ginter mulled quitting football after bomb attack

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

World Cup winner Matthias Ginter told a German court on Wednesday that he considered quitting football in the wake of last year's bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus."We are always exposed to...

Berlin denounces anti-Semitic street attack

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an anti-Semitic attack on two men in an upscale neighbourhood of central Berlin filmed by one of the victims.A spokeswoman for Chancellor...

Brother of missing German billionaire takes reins at retailer

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

The younger brother of German billionaire Karl-Erivan Haub, presumed dead after going missing on a ski trip, will take over the sole leadership of the family's Tengelmann retail group, the company said...

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions...

Nationwide German raids target Thai forced prostitution ring

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

German police carried out dawn raids Wednesday against an alleged organised crime ring suspected of human trafficking for forced prostitution on a massive scale from Thailand.Calling it the "biggest operation...

German public sector unions, employers agree pay hike

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

German unions on Wednesday said they had clinched a deal with employers giving public sector workers a "significant" salary boost, following a wave of strikes that hit airports, train stations, hospitals...

German theatre's swastika stunt cleared as free speech

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors on Wednesday cleared a performance of a satirical play named after Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" that promises free entry to spectators who wear a swastika.The theatre in the Bavarian...

WWII bomb to force mass evacuation in central Berlin Friday

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

The discovery of an unexploded World War II bomb will force a mass evacuation around Berlin's central railway station Friday, covering several government ministries and a hospital, police said.Buildings...

Trump-Merkel meeting set for April 27: White House

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 27 in Washington, the White House said Wednesday.The White House had announced the visit earlier this month but gave no date."The...

German investor confidence hits 5-year low on trade tensions

17 April 2018 | 0 comments

Investor confidence in Germany tumbled to its lowest level since 2012 in April, a key survey showed Tuesday, as geopolitical concerns and trade tensions weighed on Europe's top economy.The ZEW economic...



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