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Five things to know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, for which Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday, has had repercussions for the car industry around the world.Here's what you need to know...

'Afghan' refugee on trial for killing German teen

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

A refugee who claimed to be from Afghanistan went on trial in Germany on Monday charged with stabbing his 15-year-old ex-girlfriend to death, in a case that has stoked popular anger.Witnesses say the...

Germany to refuse migrants from July if no European deal found: minister

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat.Merkel said she...

Trump: Germans 'turning against their leaders' over immigration

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump waded into the political crisis facing Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday, declaring that the German people were "turning against their leadership" over immigration."We don't want...

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress...

Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades in

18 June 2018 | 0 comments

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as...

Migrant feud casts shadow as Macron and Merkel seek EU roadmap

17 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron heads to Germany on Tuesday seeking progress with Chancellor Angela Merkel on elusive eurozone reforms, but the deepening EU rifts over migration threaten to dominate...

On a bike, ex-child refugee retraces escape from Nazi Germany

17 June 2018 | 0 comments

Paul Alexander was just a toddler when his mother handed him to a volunteer nurse on a train leaving Nazi Germany in 1939.Now 81, the former refugee child on Sunday began retracing that journey to freedom...

France, Germany close to agreement on eurozone reform

17 June 2018 | 0 comments

Paris and Berlin are very close to an agreement on eurozone reform after months of divisions, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said."An agreement is close at hand," Le Maire said on Twitter...

Austria calls on Germany to clarify spying allegations

16 June 2018 | 0 comments

Austria called on Germany Saturday to clarify new allegations that its secret service systematically spied on politicians, international organisations and companies on Austrian territory, as reported...

Macron backs Merkel in German row over migrants

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday offered his backing to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bitter row with her interior minister over her liberal immigration policy. "Countries are committed...

Stoltenberg, Merkel eye NATO 'unity' despite G7 bust-up

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg and German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced confidence Friday that a summit of alliance leaders in July will show "transatlantic unity" despite last week's acrimonious G7 meet.The...

Brief panic in Germany as satire site claims Merkel coalition demise

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Germany lurched into a brief panic Friday as several media outlets fell for a satirical tweet that claimed Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition had collapsed in a bitter row over immigration.The fake...

Macron meets Italy PM as migrant crisis splits Europe

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron met Italy's new premier Giuseppe Conte Friday to try to patch up relations after sparks flew between the two countries over Rome's rejection of a migrant rescue ship.Conte...

German central bank slashes growth forecast

15 June 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's central bank said Friday it had sharply downgraded its economic growth forecast for this year but grew more optimistic for 2019, saying the present boom should continue although the danger of...



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