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UK seeks 'legally binding' Brexit promises: minister

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Britain wants "legally binding" assurances from EU leaders it will not be trapped indefinitely in their customs union by the Irish "backstop" clause in the Brexit divorce, a minister said Tuesday.Martin...

Top EU court gives all-clear for ECB bond-buying

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union's highest court ruled Tuesday that the European Central Bank's "quantitative easing" (QE) bond-buying programme is not illegal, rejecting a case by German plaintiffs."The PSPP (public...

Signs of gloom lifting for German investors

11 December 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among German investors recovered slightly from recent months' lows in December, a regular survey found Tuesday, but remained gloomy overall.Measuring expectations for the coming months, the...

German trade surplus shrinks amid global tensions

10 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's trade surplus narrowed slightly in October, official data showed Monday, as Europe's export powerhouse feels the sting from global trade tensions.The surplus stood at 17.3 billion euros ($19.7...

German rail strike halts trains nationwide

10 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany was plunged into transport chaos Monday as train services were halted by a railworkers' strike over pay, affecting millions of passengers.Inter-city and regional services as well as many urban...

Germany braces for train turmoil as workers strike Monday

9 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's state train operator Deutsche Bahn is bracing for severe disruptions Monday due to a nationwide railworkers' strike over pay.National, regional, and local train traffic will be affected even...

Pushed out, but Soros foundation won't give up on Hungary

9 December 2018 | 0 comments

The foundation started by US billionaire George Soros may have been forced to leave Budapest after the Hungarian government's relentless campaigning, but it is vowing not to give up on its work there.Despite...

'The King' of the road: German town puts Elvis on traffic lights

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

Cross the road, it's now or never. Or that's what residents in the German town of Friedberg may start humming when their traffic light jumps to green to reveal a hip-swivelling Elvis Presley.The jailhouse...

Merkel gets boost with ally's party win

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

The victory in a party leadership battle of a close ally of Angela Merkel greatly boosts her chances of seeing out her fourth term, but 2019 will bring new threats for the world's most powerful woman.As...

Germany's Merkel to deliver Harvard commencement address

7 December 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Harvard University in May of next year, the university announced on Friday."Angela Merkel is one of the most...

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel's 'mini-me' with a twist

7 December 2018 | 0 comments

Best known to Germans as "AKK", the even-tempered and unpretentious Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is so used to being compared to her mentor Chancellor Angela Merkel that she is unfazed by her "mini-Merkel"...

German industrial output disappoints in October

7 December 2018 | 0 comments

German industrial production saw an unexpected dip in October, official data showed Friday, suggesting a wobbly start to the fourth quarter for Europe's top economy.Industrial output slipped 0.5 percent...

France to introduce digital tax if no EU deal

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

France will forge ahead with its own tax on digital giants in 2019 if the EU fails to agree on how to get the likes of Google and Facebook to pay more tax in Europe, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said...

Eurozone surge boosts German industrial orders in October

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

Growing demand from eurozone neighbours boosted industrial orders in Germany in October, official data showed Thursday, in a hint at recovery from a third-quarter slowdown.Firms reported a 0.3 percent...

More belt-tightening at VW to fund electric new start

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

German car giant Volkswagen said Thursday it is looking for three billion euros ($3.8 billion) in new savings to help fund its pivot towards electric vehicles, adding that it could not rule out job cuts.Without...



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