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Authorities probe German bank over new tax scam: reports

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors are investigating "several" employees of a German bank on suspicion of tax offences, media reported Wednesday, broadening a massive fraud scandal in the country.People involved in the...

Art repatriation: colonial ghosts haunt Europe's museums

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The return of art and treasures taken from African countries during their colonisation by European powers is a recurring and controversial debate.A UNESCO convention against the export of illicit cultural...

Deutsche Bank plays down role in Danske scandal

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank said Wednesday it had only a "limited role" in relation to Danske Bank's dirty-money scandal, as a correspondent bank handling foreign transactions.That role meant...

Exiled dissident's assistant deported from Vietnam

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

The exiled assistant of a prominent Vietnam dissident has been deported from the country after she tried to return home to see her family, sources told AFP Wednesday.Le Thu Ha was jailed this year for...

Thyssenkrupp profits fall as restructuring looms

21 November 2018 | 0 comments

German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp reported a sharp fall in annual profits Wednesday after months of boardroom turmoil and a cartel probe, as it prepares to tackle a massive restructuring.The...

French banker in Greek corruption trial flees house arrest

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

A French banker who is a witness in a major Greek corruption trial was missing Tuesday after violating his house arrest, the justice ministry said.Jean-Claude Oswald, 58, cut through his ankle monitor...

Austrian Airlines jet turns back due to smoke in cockpit

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

An Austrian Airlines plane flying from Vienna to Frankfurt had to turn back shortly after take-off due to smoke in the cockpit, the carrier said on Tuesday.Confirming a report on the specialist website,...

Deutsche Bank shares get caught in Danske maelstrom

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank tumbled Tuesday over fears it may be tied to a money laundering scandal at Danske Bank.Stock in the Frankfurt institution shed 4.6 percent by 4:10 pm (1510...

Siemens to build new London Underground trains

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

German manufacturing conglomerate Siemens will build almost 100 new trains to replace the decades-old rolling stock on London Underground's Piccadilly Line, the group said in a statement Tuesday."London...

BASF bets on China to power growth

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

German chemicals giant BASF said Tuesday that it would massively expand its operations in China, betting on steady growth in the world's second largest economy to lift profits in coming years.The group...

German priest blows parish cash in online lottery scam

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Catholic priest in Germany, lured by a get-rich-quick Internet scam, has admitted to embezzling a small fortune from his parish, a diocese spokeswoman said Monday.The preacher in the central Harz Mountains...

Prosecutors demand life for Dortmund bus bomber

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors asked a court Monday to sentence a man accused of an April 2017 bomb attack on Borussia Dortmund's team bus to life in prison.Defendant Sergej Wenergold committed almost 30 attempted...

Eurogroup chief sees 'breakthrough' in Franco-German budget bid

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Eurogroup chief Mario Centeno on Monday hoped a proposal by France and Germany on a eurozone budget was the much-needed breakthrough in a faltering reform drive but the Netherlands expressed major doubts.Eurozone...

Germany says bars 18 Saudis over Khashoggi murder

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe's Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas...

Macron urges European revival to prevent global 'chaos'

18 November 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday in Berlin that Europe must grow stronger and more sovereign in order to fulfil its duty of preventing "chaos" in global affairs."Europe, and within it the...



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