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Germany opens probe against Strasbourg attack suspect

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into the suspect in the deadly gun attack at a Christmas market in eastern France, a spokesman for the service said Thursday.Cherif Chekatt, 29, is under...

ECB's Draghi sees eurozone risks 'moving to downside'

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi acknowledged Thursday that risks to the eurozone economy were "moving to the downside" even as the bank removed a key pillar of support to the region's economy."Risks...

Ankara train crash leaves nine dead, 86 injured

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Nine people were killed and nearly 90 injured after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in the Turkish capital on Thursday, officials said, becoming the latest rail disaster to hit the country.The...

ECB ends crisis-fighting bond-buying scheme

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank on Thursday formally ended its massive bond-buying scheme, withdrawing a crucial element of support for the economy even as clouds gather over the eurozone outlook.In a long-awaited...

ECB to keep buying debt well into future

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank is widely expected to end Thursday the "quantitative easing" (QE) programme that has seen it pump 2.6 trillion euros ($3.0 trillion) into the eurozone economy to stoke growth...

Five foreigners arrested in Bali drug sweep

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Five foreigners have been arrested in Bali for drug trafficking, authorities said Thursday, with a German and Peruvian possibly facing execution if convicted under Indonesia's strict drug laws.The accused...

German court suspends trial of ex-SS death camp guard

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

A German judge on Thursday suspended the trial of a former Nazi concentration camp guard after the 95-year-old defendant was hospitalised for serious heart and kidney problems.Johann Rehbogen is accused...

Germany opens negligent homicide probe in Mali Airbus chopper crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

German prosecutors said Wednesday they had opened a probe against three individuals for negligent homicide in the 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation in Mali."A case on the suspicion...

Strasbourg suspect: a violent criminal on France's terror watchlist

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The 29-year-old man being sought by police over a shooting in Strasbourg lived in a small apartment in a ramshackle housing bloc and has convictions in France, Switzerland and Germany after a life of...

Deutsche Bank shares jump on new merger rumours

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Shares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank jumped Wednesday as investors reacted to a news report that offered renewed hope of a merger with rival Commerzbank.The stock soared 5.9 percent in late...

Strasbourg killer was jailed in Germany but not known Islamist: officials

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The suspect in the deadly shooting attack at a Christmas market in eastern France was jailed for burglary in Germany but was not deemed a potentially dangerous Islamist, German authorities said Wednesday."For...

Syrian refugee who saved lives shocked at Greek detention

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A Syrian refugee lauded for saving migrants from drowning at sea voiced shock Wednesday over her three-month detention in Greece for abetting illegal migration.Sarah Mardini, 23, was released on bail...

Germany softens firing rules to lure banks fleeing Brexit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

The German government agreed Wednesday a draft law that would loosen restrictions on firing top-paid bankers, one of a string of measures designed to ease the financial sector through Brexit."The law...

Airbus says improper settings played role in Mali helicopter crash

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Wednesday that an investigation had found improper settings to have been one factor behind the deadly 2017 crash of a German military helicopter in a UN operation...

Rolls-Royce to switch work to Germany over Brexit

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

Rolls-Royce on Wednesday said it was switching to Germany from the UK its design-approval of large aircraft engines after Prime Minister Theresa May delayed parliament's vote on the Brexit deal."Rolls-Royce...



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