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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...

German police suspend anti-coal evictions after journalist dies

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

The German authorities on Wednesday suspended an operation to evict protesters, holed up in forest treehouses to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, after the death of a journalist.The man,...

Linde shares bounce on report Praxair deal inching closer

19 September 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in German industrial gases firm Linde leaped as much as seven percent Wednesday, after reports it had offered new concessions to US authorities as it seeks a merger with competitor Praxair.Munich-based...

France, Germany issue 'urgent warning' on Poland judicial crisis

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany warned Tuesday that the crisis over Poland's controversial judicial reforms is "more urgent than ever", saying months of talks between Warsaw and the EU had made little progress.Brussels...

Hans-Georg Maassen, the German spymaster who talked too much

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

For a spymaster, Hans-Georg Maassen seemed unusually receptive to the media -- while secret agents typically work in the shadows, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency gave more interviews...

US firm snaps up German caravan maker to create global giant

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

US group Thor Industries on Tuesday said it had bought German motorhome maker Erwin Hymer Group in a 2.1-billion-euro deal that will create "the world's largest" manufacturer of recreational vehicles.Thor,...



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