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Austria's Kurz raises spectre of new migration 'catastrophe'

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday raised the spectre of a 'catastrophe' similar to the events of 2015 if Europe does not agree a common response on migration.Kurz's comments came as he...

Hardline ally in new attack against Merkel over eurozone budget

20 June 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hardline allies on Wednesday took aim at her backing for a new eurozone budget, opening up another front after an attack against her on immigration.Merkel's Bavarian...

Merkel rejects Trump's Germany crime claim

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday firmly rejected US President Donald Trump's assertion that immigration is fueling a rise in crime in Germany, citing official national data."My response is that...

Macron, Merkel urge 'European response' to migrant crisis

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for a joint European response to the EU's flashpoint challenge of immigration amid deep divisions in the bloc.Macron...

France, Germany agree to set up eurozone budget: Merkel

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany have agreed to set up a common budget for the eurozone, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, announcing a key reform proposal to bolster the bloc.The sum will be a "real budget with...

Trump insists crime rising in Germany, questioning official data

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump doubled down Tuesday on the false assertion that immigration is driving up crime in Germany, casting doubt on the country's official statistics."Crime in Germany is up 10% plus...

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal."The supervisory...

Merkel, Macron search for reforms to halt EU 'disintegration'

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday to hammer out reforms that can stop the "disintegration" of the European Union, torn by populist forces and deep discord...

Most French firms 'won't be able to stay' in Iran: minister

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

Most French companies hoping to continue doing business in Iran after the US imposes new sanctions on the country will find it impossible to do so, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Tuesday.These companies...

New Spanish PM to meet with France's Macron Saturday

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's new Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he will head to Paris Saturday to meet with President Emmanuel Macron and is also planning to visit Germany and possibly Portugal.In his first television...

Macron backs EU ally Merkel in political battle on immigration

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

France's Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday jumped to the aid of his core European partner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is under mounting domestic pressure over the divisive issue of immigration.The...

Germany, France and eurozone reform ideas

19 June 2018 | 1 comment

France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday announced common plans on a plethora of EU reforms ahead of a crunch end-June summit that could determine the future of...

Syrian admits to Berlin assault on Israeli wearing kippa

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

A Syrian migrant apologised in a German court Tuesday for lashing out with his belt at an Israeli man wearing a Jewish kippa skullcap in an assault that stoked fears of resurgent anti-Semitism.A video...

Macron wins Merkel's backing on budget for eurozone

19 June 2018 | 0 comments

France's President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday won German Chancellor Angela Merkel's backing for reforms aimed at bolstering the eurozone against crises, including a vaunted budget for the bloc.But its...

Fact-check: Is Trump's tweet that crime in Germany is 'way up' true? Unfoun...

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that "crime in Germany is way up" and implied migrants were responsible. However, Germany's crime rate is at its lowest since 1992, according to official figures...



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