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'No evidence' of Huawei spying, says German IT watchdog

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's IT watchdog has expressed scepticism about calls for a boycott of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, saying it has seen no evidence the firm could use its equipment to spy for Beijing, news weekly...

China's ZTE loses major German mobile contract

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese telecoms giant ZTE lost its biggest contract in Germany, network provider Telefonica on Friday told AFP, as resistance mounts across the West to Beijing's infrastructure manufacturers.ZTE's contract...

Air Berlin liquidator sues Etihad for 2 bn euros

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

The liquidator winding up defunct Air Berlin is suing major shareholder Etihad Airways for compensation of up to two billion euros ($2.26 billion), a court in the German capital said Friday.Administrator...

Germany integrating migrants quickly: business chief

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

Many among the more than one million people who arrived in Germany as migrants or refugees since 2015 are integrating speedily through work, the head of a key business group said Friday."Today more than...

German law allows third gender in birth certificates

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

The German parliament on Friday approved a law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for people who are not distinctly male or female.Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right coalition had...

Berlin inaugurates new addition to UNESCO-listed Museum Island

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Berlin inaugurated a new addition to its UNESCO-listed Museum Island on Thursday, after a construction delay lasting several years and at costs that were twice the budgeted sum.Keys to the James Simon...

Germany opens probe against Strasbourg attack suspect

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into the suspect in the deadly gun attack at a Christmas market in eastern France, a spokesman for the service said Thursday.Cherif Chekatt, 29, is under...

ECB's Draghi sees eurozone risks 'moving to downside'

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi acknowledged Thursday that risks to the eurozone economy were "moving to the downside" even as the bank removed a key pillar of support to the region's economy."Risks...

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said, becoming the latest rail disaster to hit the country.The...

ECB ends crisis-fighting bond-buying scheme

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank on Thursday formally ended its massive bond-buying scheme, withdrawing a crucial element of support for the economy even as clouds gather over the eurozone outlook.In a long-awaited...

ECB to keep buying debt well into future

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank announced Thursday the end of its "quantitative easing" (QE) programme that has seen it pump 2.6 trillion euros ($3.0 trillion) into the eurozone economy to stoke growth and...

Five foreigners arrested in Bali drug sweep

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Five foreigners have been arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, authorities said Thursday, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted under Indonesia's strict drug laws.The accused...

German court suspends trial of ex-SS death camp guard

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A German judge on Thursday suspended the trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard after the 95-year-old defendant was hospitalised for serious heart and kidney problems.Johann Rehbogen is accused...

ECB trims 2018, 2019 growth outlook on rising 'uncertainties'

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank slightly lowered its growth forecasts on Thursday in the face of growing geopolitical "uncertainties", but voiced "continued confidence" in the eurozone economy as it ended a...

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali."A case on the suspicion...



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