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New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year...

German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.It ruled that Hartmut Hopp, 74, could...

Merkel says still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "six to eight weeks" remained to reach an...

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to thousands of cases of sexual assault against children, but victims blasted it for failing to reveal the true scale of the abuse and end decades...

German supervisor raps Deutsche Bank over money laundering

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's financial supervisor urged Deutsche Bank Monday to beef up its fight against money laundering, and for the first time used its power to embed an auditor at the country's biggest lender.Frankfurt-based...

German business morale dips slightly in September

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among German business leaders dipped slightly in September but remained strong, a closely-watched survey said Monday, as Europe's export powerhouse nervously eyes an escalating trade war between...

Merkel govt finds new post for spy chief to defuse coalition row

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her two coalition allies Sunday reached an agreement to resolve a festering row centred on Germany's outgoing domestic spy chief.They agreed that Hans-Georg Maassen, 55, who...

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans."There...

Three crises to rock Merkel since her re-election

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

In the year since Angela Merkel won re-election to a fourth and probably final term as German chancellor, her government has stumbled from crisis to crisis.While Merkel remains one of the country's most...

Former SS guard, now 94, faces trial in Germany

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

A 94-year-old former SS guard faces trial in November charged with complicity in the mass murders at the Nazi concentration camp Stutthof during World War II, a German court said Friday.The man from the...

Authorities reject art project bid to rebuild Berlin Wall

21 September 2018 | 0 comments

German authorities said Friday they were blocking a plan to rebuild part of the Berlin Wall for a massive film-art project in the German capital.Citing security concerns and fire risks, Berlin city authorities...

Germany wants stronger EU border agency on migration: FM

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany wants a stronger EU border agency to handle migration to Europe, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Thursday while judging "unsatisfactory" the squalid living conditions for thousands of migrants...

Volkswagen won't confirm claim it will quit Iran

20 September 2018 | 0 comments

Car giant Volkswagen declined Thursday to confirm a claim by American ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell that it would stop doing business in Iran.Grenell -- known for stirring up controversy in his...

Pussy Riot links member's 'poisoning' to African murder probe

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Wednesday linked the suspected poisoning of member Pyotr Verzilov with his attempt to investigate the deaths of three Russian journalists in Africa.The journalists were...

Merkel govt draws scorn for deal on under-fire spy chief

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government drew widespread criticism Wednesday for a compromise deal that defused a blistering coalition row centred on the head of the domestic intelligence service.Merkel...



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