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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...

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"...

End of an era: Merkel passes torch to new party leader

7 December 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand over the reins of her Christian Democratic Union Friday after nearly two decades, with the fate of the divided party up for grabs between a loyal deputy and a...

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...

Tensions grip Merkel's party ahead of succession vote

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

Tensions mounted in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party on Thursday a day before a vote to decide who succeeds her as party chief, with splits deepening among party heavyweights.Economy...

Germany's top human rights official says barred from Xinjiang

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's top human rights official said she has been denied entry to China's Xinjiang region, where the UN estimates that up to one million Muslims are being held in detention camps.Reports have leaked...

Dozens of mafia suspects held in international sting

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Police arrested dozens of suspected mobsters in Europe and South America on Wednesday in a huge international swoop targeting Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia clan, officials said.Nearly 90 people...

Likely scenarios for Merkel after party succession

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Angela Merkel will hand over the reins of her party to a successor at a conference on Friday but how long she can remain German chancellor remains an open question.Merkel, who has led the centre-right...

Merkel's possible successors as CDU party chief

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

A loyal ally and fierce critics are among the contenders to succeed Germany's Angela Merkel as head of the centre-right CDU party and secure a future shot at becoming chancellor.Here's a look at the top...



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