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Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday.Federal...

France, Germany slam Poland over court reforms

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany on Tuesday condemned Poland for pressing ahead with controversial changes to its supreme court despite EU calls for restraint.Polish President Andrzej Duda last week appointed 27 new...

Israeli teen fined for urinating on Auschwitz memorial

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

A Polish court has fined an Israeli teenager who admitted to urinating on a memorial at the site of the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, a court spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday.The 19-year-old...

Audi to pay 800 mn euro fine in Germany over diesel cheating

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

Volkswagen said Tuesday its subsidiary Audi had agreed to pay an 800-million-euro ($927 million) fine issued by German prosecutors to close a diesel cheating investigation."Audi AG has accepted the fine"...

German investor morale plunges on trade, Brexit woes

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

German investor confidence plunged sharply in October, a closely watched survey said Tuesday, dragged down by fears over US-China trade tensions and a hard Brexit.The ZEW economic institute's barometer,...

At least 16 injured in German train collision: firefighters

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

At least 16 people were slightly injured Monday when a regional train in southern Germany collided with truck at a crossing, firefighters said.The regional Interrefio-Express train was carrying around...

German police 'not ruling out terror' motive in Cologne hostage-taking

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

German police said Monday they were not eliminating terrorism as a possible motive for a hostage-taking at Cologne central station that left four people injured."The investigation is considering all possibilities...

Germany resumes refugee reunifications from Greece

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Nearly 200 refugees seeking to join their families in Germany left Greece on Monday, the Greek migration ministry said, reviving a reunification programme that had been stalled since last year.The 177...

German police seize Cologne hostage-taker

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

German police said Monday that they had subdued and detained a man who took a woman hostage in a pharmacy in Cologne's central train station."The perpetrator is under control. Police measures are continuing,"...

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

French-owned carmaker Opel became the latest household name of the German auto industry to find itself in the spotlight over diesel emissions as authorities raided two factories and filed rigging charges...

Berlin expels 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

A convicted Moroccan accomplice in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was expelled from Germany on Monday and sent back to Morocco, police said.Mounir el Motassadeq was sentenced in...

11 injured in Germany as train hits trailer truck

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Eleven people were slightly injured Monday when a commuter train crashed into a trailer truck in southern Germany, firefighters said.The first emergency calls were placed at 7:47 am (0547 GMT) over the...

Five unexpected things at the Frankfurt book fair

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

As the publishing world recovers from the Frankfurt book fair, here's a look at some of the most memorable and unexpected moments from the annual book lovers' extravaganza, including a protester dressed...

Zimbabwe needs #MeToo moment, says acclaimed author

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Thirty years after her iconic debut novel, Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga is back with a final look at her heroine's harrowing journey through the Mugabe years, hoping to spark debate about violence...

Merkel vows to 'win back trust' after Bavaria poll debacle

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.Looking back...



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