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Germany, Polish police swoop on people-smuggling ring

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

German and Polish police carried out raids on both sides of the border Wednesday against an alleged Polish-Syrian people-smuggling ring as part of a broader crackdown.German federal police said in a statement...

Germany loans Lithuania 'birth certificate' for centennial

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany loaned Lithuania its long-lost declaration of independence on Wednesday as the Baltic nation prepares to mark one hundred years since it restored statehood after World War I.The 1918 document,...

New Eurogroup chief promises reform plan by June

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Eurogroup must negotiate quickly on eurozone reform to be ready for action to shore up the single currency area by June, the new head of the finance ministers' grouping said Wednesday."We have to...

Volkswagen clinches record sales in 2017

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's Volkswagen said Wednesday it sold a record number of vehicles in 2017, putting it on track to hold on to the title of world's largest carmaker two years after its "dieselgate" emissions scandal.Some...

Economists call for overhaul of eurozone fiscal rules

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Leading economists from France and Germany on Wednesday called for new fiscal rules for the eurozone and the creation of an independent watchdog to help to make the single currency more resilient against...

Volkswagen clinches record sales in 2017

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

German carmaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it sold a record number of vehicles in 2017, putting it on track to hold on to the title of world's largest carmaker two years after its "dieselgate" emissions...

Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.The...

Shoe-Bahn: Berliners queue for sneaker-train tickets

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to camp out overnight in Berlin, in hopes of buying on Tuesday a pair of Adidas sneakers that also offers free subway travel.Retailing at 180 euros ($220),...

48 injured in German school bus crash: police

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00...

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.The German-born star, who won best actress in May at the Cannes...

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification."We don't...

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence.Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request...

C&A fashion chain eyes sale to Chinese investors: report

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

The billionaire family that owns Dutch clothing retailer C&A is on the brink of selling the chain to Chinese investors, a German media report said Sunday.The deal is close to being finalised, Der Spiegel...

German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday the war against the Islamic State group is not over, even if the jihadists have been "largely defeated militarily".Von der Leyen was speaking...

Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in specific areas will be prioritised over Ankara's drive for...



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