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Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche to leave in 2019

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

German high-end carmaker Daimler said Wednesday that it plans to replace long-serving chief executive Dieter Zetsche next year, setting up a Swedish successor to take the helm of the Mercedes-Benz parent...

Erdogan, Merkel to meet amid tensions, protests

26 September 2018 | 0 comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will pay a state visit to Germany this week as the two countries seek to rebuild ties after a series of sharp spats but the controversial trip is likely to be overshadowed...

Germany, Saudi Arabia to restore envoys after Lebanon row

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday agreed to return ambassadors some 10 months after the kingdom fumed over criticism about its role in Lebanon.Saudi Arabia, which has increasingly challenged Western...

Paris says France, Spain, Germany, Portugal to share Aquarius migrants

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

France, Germany, Spain and Portugal will take in the 58 migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship, the French government said Tuesday, confirming another deal to share out migrants rescued in the Mediterranean.France...

Pussy Riot activist conscious after 12 days in 'black hole'

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

An activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot said on Tuesday he had regained consciousness after a suspected poisoning and spending 12 days in a "black hole."Pyotr Verzilov, who has both Canadian...

Aquarius rescue ship migrants head for Malta after deal reached

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

The 58 migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there to France, Germany, Portgual and Spain, after a deal was reached to defuse the latest row over the fate of people...

German court says Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German appeals court on Tuesday ruled that it could not prevent Kuwait Airways from banning Israeli passengers, even though it believed the policy amounted to discrimination.The case was brought by...

New emissions tests push BMW into profit warning

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

German high-end carmaker BMW said Tuesday that new stricter emissions tests for cars as well as refits to older vehicles and global trade tensions would leave revenues and profits short of its full-year...

German court says won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

A German court said Tuesday it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse.It ruled that Hartmut Hopp, 74, could...

Merkel says still unclear what Britain wants in Brexit talks

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that Britain had still not expressed a clear position on its post-Brexit relations with the EU, warning that only "six to eight weeks" remained to reach an...

German Catholic Church to own up to decades of child abuse

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's Catholic Church was Tuesday due to confess to thousands of cases of sexual assault against children, but victims blasted it for failing to reveal the true scale of the abuse and end decades...

Weakened Merkel sees ally lose party vote

25 September 2018 | 0 comments

A key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday lost his post as the centre-right party's parliamentary chief in a vote that underlined strong headwinds faced by Germany's veteran leader.Volker Kauder,...

German supervisor raps Deutsche Bank over money laundering

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's financial supervisor urged Deutsche Bank Monday to beef up its fight against money laundering, and for the first time used its power to embed an auditor at the country's biggest lender.Frankfurt-based...

German business morale dips slightly in September

24 September 2018 | 0 comments

Confidence among German business leaders dipped slightly in September but remained strong, a closely-watched survey said Monday, as Europe's export powerhouse nervously eyes an escalating trade war between...

Merkel govt finds new post for spy chief to defuse coalition row

23 September 2018 | 0 comments

Chancellor Angela Merkel and her two coalition allies Sunday reached an agreement to resolve a festering row centred on Germany's outgoing domestic spy chief.They agreed that Hans-Georg Maassen, 55, who...



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