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Macron says German political crisis 'not in our interest'

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron expressed concern on Monday about Germany's political deadlock after talks to form a new government under Chancellor Angela Merkel failed."It is not in our interest that...

Angela Merkel, fighting to stay Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises and outlasted a string of world leaders but now faces a battle for her political life after the collapse of talks to forge a coalition...

Euro sinks in Asia as Germany is gripped by uncertainty

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The euro faced fresh pressure in Asian trade on Monday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed to form a government at the weekend, fuelling uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy.Several Asian...

What's next for Germany after collapse of coalition talks?

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Germany could be forced to hold new elections after high stakes talks for a coalition collapsed Sunday between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU alliance, ecologist Greens and pro-business...

German TV boss to leave job early after controversial comments

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

The boss of major German television channel will leave his post earlier than expected, the company said Sunday, after he sparked anger by describing core viewers as "a bit fat and a bit poor"."Thomas...

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Thorny issues divide German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and left-leaning Greens as they seek to forge a coalition government in marathon talks.Here...

Merkel in final push for coalition to avert crisis

19 November 2017 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel was making a last push Sunday to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh elections that could destabilise Germany and Europe.Elections...

Lebanon's Hariri in Paris after Saudi 'hostage' rumours

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusations that he was being held there against his...

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Berlin over Lebanon comments

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Berlin in protest over comments made by the German foreign minister perceived as suggesting Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri had been held against his will...

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil...

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to...

Poland to build Warsaw Ghetto museum

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Poland will build a museum focused on life and death in the infamous World War II-era Warsaw Ghetto, where Nazi Germany imprisoned nearly 500,000 Jews during the Holocaust, a minister said Friday."The...

Siemens workers vow fightback against Germany job cull

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Hundreds of angry Siemens workers protested at the industrial behemoth's historic Berlin factory Friday, in the first revolt against a mass jobs cull that unions have vowed to resist with all their might."We...

The rocky road to possible snap elections in Germany

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.The...

#MeToo: harassment claims surface at UN climate talks

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

As sexual harassment scandals rock the worlds of entertainment, business and politics, a "handful" of complaints have cropped at UN climate talks in Germany, an official said."There have, to my knowledge,...



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