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German MPs voice concern about prenatal genetic tests

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

More than 100 German lawmakers voiced concern on Friday about prenatal tests for genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome that they say lead to more abortions.They urged an ethics debate in parliament...

Bulgarians bid farewell to murdered journalist

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of people turned out Friday for the funeral of murdered Bulgarian television journalist, Viktoria Marinova, as authorities said a suspect arrested in Germany would be extradited soon. In a case...

Germany extends Austria border controls over migrants

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Germany said Friday it was extending by another half year border controls with Austria, which were reintroduced in several places in the passport-free Schengen zone in response to the migrant influx.German...

New World Bank fund to insure against climate disasters

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

The World Bank on Friday launched a new $150 million fund intended to help insure vulnerable countries against natural disasters and the increasing risk of climate change-linked crises.The announcement...

Germany to extradite suspect in Bulgarian journalist killing 'soon'

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

A German court said Friday that a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova would be extradited to Bulgaria in the coming days."The extradition of the accused...

An amputated arm, symbol of WWI horrors

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

As a child, Joachim Mohr recalls being "fascinated and terrified" by his beloved grandfather's missing left arm, the result of a grenade that exploded near Verdun during World War One."My grandfather...

ECB divided over protectionist risks to eurozone

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank chiefs were divided at their September meeting over the danger to the eurozone economy from protectionism and other global threats, with some calling for a gloomier assessment."It...

Tsipras, Steinmeier urge EU reboot in face of populism

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday urged further European Union integration in the face of rising populism. Steinmeier and his host also called...

Tough CO2 targets 'could cost 100,000 jobs': VW chief

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

Setting European Union targets for reducing cars' greenhouse gas output that are too ambitious could backfire with the loss of 100,000 jobs, Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess said Thursday.If ministers...

Bayer shares soar as US court reviews cancer ruling

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in chemicals and pharmaceuticals giant Bayer surged Thursday, as an American court said it would review a $290-million ruling against Monsanto issued weeks after the German firm bought the US company.By...

Blaming trade, Germany slashes growth forecasts

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

The German government on Thursday slashed its growth forecasts for 2018 and 2019, blaming "a weaker international trade environment" for sapping the export powerhouse.After an expansion of 2.2 percent...

BMW plans to take control of China joint venture

11 October 2018 | 0 comments

German luxury carmaker BMW announced Thursday a plan to take control of its China joint-venture, the first foreign automaker to take advantage of Beijing's new ownership rules for the sector.BMW will...

Germany open to selling arms to Saudis despite Yemen war: report

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's government has left the door open to exporting arms to Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Yemen conflict, the news weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday, seemingly in spite of a deal within...

Iran summons German envoy over extradition of 'bomb plot' diplomat

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

Tehran summoned the German ambassador on Wednesday to protest the extradition of one of its diplomats to Belgium over his alleged role in a bomb plot. "The German ambassador to Tehran was summoned today...

Merkel warns 'devil is in detail' on Brexit

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday there had been progress on Brexit ahead of a crunch summit but warned that the "devil is in the detail".Merkel's cautious assessment came one week before...



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