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Berlin inaugurates new addition to UNESCO-listed Museum Island

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Berlin inaugurated a new addition to its UNESCO-listed Museum Island on Thursday, after a construction delay lasting several years and at costs that were twice the budgeted sum.Keys to the James Simon...

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...

ECB trims 2018, 2019 growth outlook on rising 'uncertainties'

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank slightly lowered its growth forecasts on Thursday in the face of growing geopolitical "uncertainties", but voiced "continued confidence" in the eurozone economy as it ended a...

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...



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