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Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for 'immediate' ceasefire

25 February 2018 | 0 comments

The leaders of Germany and France urged Russia Sunday to exert "maximum pressure" on Syria for an "immediate" implementation of a UN ceasefire in the war-ravaged country, Berlin said.German Chancellor...

Macron, Merkel to talk Syria ceasefire plan with Putin

25 February 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on Sunday with Russia's Vladimir Putin over implementing a UN ceasefire in Syria, France's presidency said, as new...

Merkel to appoint key party critic to cabinet: reports

25 February 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to give a cabinet role to an outspoken critic within her conservative party, as she looks to quell surging discontent in the right wing of the group, local...

List of winners at 68th Berlin film festival

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

Here are the winners of the main prizes awarded Saturday at the 68th Berlin film festival:- Golden Bear for best film: "Touch Me Not", Adina Pintilie, Romania/Germany/Czech Republic/Bulgaria/France- Jury...

ECB warns Latvian bank may fail amid laundering claims

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank warned Saturday that Latvia's third-largest lender ABLV was at risk of failing after freezing payments following money laundering allegations from Washington. "Due to the significant...

Recent winners of the Berlin filmfest's Golden Bear

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

The Golden Bear prize for best picture will be awarded Saturday at the 68th Berlin film festival to one of the 19 contenders from around the world.Here are the winners over the past decade of the Golden...

Movies in competition at Berlin film festival

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

The Berlinale, Europe's first major film festival of the year, will award its Golden and Silver Bear top prizes Saturday at a gala ceremony in the German capital.Nineteen pictures are vying for awards...

Wes Anderson, Norway teen massacre films lead Berlin fest race

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

Wes Anderson's "Isle of Dogs", an animated movie with political bite, and a controversial dramatisation of Norway's 2011 massacre of teenagers by a neo-Nazi gunman led the award favourites Saturday at...

Romanian sex docudrama 'Touch Me Not' wins Berlin Golden Bear

24 February 2018 | 0 comments

"Touch Me Not", an experimental Romanian docudrama exploring sexual intimacy and the fears around it, won the Golden Bear top prize at the Berlin film festival Saturday.First-time director Adina Pintilie,...

Berlin filmfest brings rebellion drama to local prison

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

The Berlin film festival on Friday brought a movie about a little-known act of rebellion in communist East Germany to a local prison, in an outreach to inmates in the German capital.The Berlinale, as...

EU's Tusk warns Poland against 'anti-semitic excesses'

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

EU President Donald Tusk warned Poland on Friday against "anti-semitic excesses" and other behaviour that risked ruining Warsaw's global standing.Tusk, a former Polish premier, said he had told Polish...

Row at German art fair over 'Erdogan with banana' painting

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

A German artist complained Friday after his gallery took down a painting that depicts Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a banana in his buttocks.The provocative painting entitled "Turkish dictator"...

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu buys biggest single stake in Daimler

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese billionaire Li Shufu has bought a near 10-percent stake in Mercedes-Benz maker Daimler, making him the German group's largest single shareholder, a stock market filing showed Friday.Li, who chairs...

BMW admits diesel emissions manipulation: report

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

German high-end carmaker BMW has admitted to authorities that it built software that misleads regulatory emissions tests into some models, potentially staining the auto giant's clean image, Der Spiegel...

Volkswagen profit roars back two years after 'dieselgate'

23 February 2018 | 0 comments

The world's largest carmaker Volkswagen appeared back in racing form Friday, as its 2017 results revved back to levels not seen since before its devastating "dieselgate" emission cheating scandal.VW said...



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