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Berlin filmfest brings rebellion drama to local prison

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

The Berlin film festival on Friday brought a movie about a little-known act of rebellion in communist East Germany to a local prison, in an outreach to inmates in the German capital.The Berlinale, as...

EU's Tusk warns Poland against 'anti-semitic excesses'

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

EU President Donald Tusk warned Poland on Friday against "anti-semitic excesses" and other behaviour that risked ruining Warsaw's global standing.Tusk, a former Polish premier, said he had told Polish...

Row at German art fair over 'Erdogan with banana' painting

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A German artist complained Friday after his gallery took down a painting that depicts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a banana in his buttocks.The provocative painting entitled "Turkish dictator"...

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in Daimler

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group's largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday.Li, who chairs...

BMW admits diesel emissions manipulation: report

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

German high-end carmaker BMW has admitted to authorities that it built software that misleads regulatory emissions tests into some models, potentially staining the auto giant's clean image, Der Spiegel...

Volkswagen net profit more than doubles in 2017

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

The world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said Friday it more than doubled net profits in 2017, with record sales helping it overcome headwinds including its long-running diesel scandal.VW said in a statement...

Merkel, Macron ask Putin for Syria E.Ghouta ceasefire: French presidency

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrote to Russia's Vladimir Putin on Friday urging him to back a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria, France's presidency...

Turkey frees one more German 'political prisoner'

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Turkey has freed another German national held for political reasons, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday in Berlin, in a sign of easing tensions between the NATO partners. The ministry spokesman...

BMW plans electric Mini production in China

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

German auto giant BMW said Friday it plans to build an electric version of its compact Mini in China, in a possible joint venture with local partner Great Wall.The Munich-based group is in "advanced discussions"...

German 2017 budget surplus smaller than thought

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's federal statistics authority on Friday revised down its reckoning of the country's government budget surplus in 2017, but the overshoot remained at record levels.Inflows into federal, state...

Idris Elba taps own roots for director debut 'Yardie'

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

British actor Idris Elba said he tapped into his own roots growing up among London's West Indian community -- and his DJ experience -- for his directorial debut, "Yardie", shown Thursday at the Berlin...

German free-meals charity bars new migrant clients

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

A German food bank said Thursday it would temporarily stop accepting new non-German clients, citing a huge influx of migrants that was displacing locals in need."We want the German granny to be able to...

German ex-priest jailed on 108 counts of child sex abuse

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

A German former Catholic priest was Thursday sentenced to eight and a half years in prison for more than 100 cases of child sexual abuse and other offences.The 53-year-old will undergo years of therapy...

ECB says can't intervene in Latvian money-laundering probe

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank insisted Thursday that it has no power to investigate and stamp out criminal activity such as money laundering, even within its capacity as eurozone banking supervisor, a role...

Prosecutors raid former Audi board members in diesel probe

22 February 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Thursday they had raided the homes of three people including two former board members at luxury carmaker Audi, the third search this year related to diesel emissions cheating at...



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