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France, Germany issue 'urgent warning' on Poland judicial crisis

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany warned Tuesday that the crisis over Poland's controversial judicial reforms is "more urgent than ever", saying months of talks between Warsaw and the EU had made little progress.Brussels...

Hans-Georg Maassen, the German spymaster who talked too much

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

For a spymaster, Hans-Georg Maassen seemed unusually receptive to the media -- while secret agents typically work in the shadows, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency gave more interviews...

US firm snaps up German caravan maker to create global giant

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

US group Thor Industries on Tuesday said it had bought German motorhome maker Erwin Hymer Group in a 2.1-billion-euro deal that will create "the world's largest" manufacturer of recreational vehicles.Thor,...

Germany frees Iraqi suspect in killing that sparked racist attacks

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

A court in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Tuesday freed an Iraqi man who had been held as the main suspect in a deadly stabbing that sparked xenophobic mob violence there last month.Police investigators...

BMW to pause UK output of Minis after Brexit

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

BMW will stop production at its Mini factory in Oxford for several weeks to avoid supply disruption in case of a no-deal Brexit, the German auto giant said Tuesday.The carmaker will bring forward its...

German firm's 7 commandments for ethical AI

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

German business software giant SAP published Tuesday an ethics code to govern its research into artificial intelligence (AI), aiming to prevent the technology infringing on people's rights, displacing...

Fate of German spy chief a new stress test for Merkel govt

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government was to decide Tuesday whether to fire the domestic spy chief as an explosive row over immigration and the far-right once more rocks her fragile coalition.The...

Pussy Riot activist out of danger after suspected poisoning: German doctor

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

A member of Russian dissident punk band Pussy Riot, Pyotr Verzilov, was the victim of suspected poisoning with unknown substances but is now out of danger, his German doctors said Tuesday."The impression...

EU targets BMW, Daimler, VW in pollution cartel probe

18 September 2018 | 0 comments

The EU opened an in-depth probe into alleged collusion by major German carmakers over anti-pollution technology Tuesday, a fresh blow to the scandal-hit industry three years after the notorious "dieselgate."Competition...

Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Algeria will take back its citizens illegally residing in Germany, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia pledged Monday during a visit by the country's Chancellor Angela Merkel."I confirm that Algeria will bring...

Germany's Kurds criticise 'ban' on Erdogan protest

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's large Kurdish community said Monday it had been "banned" by Berlin authorities from holding a rally at the Brandenburg Gate during a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this month.Instead...

ECB unveils higher security 100- and 200-euro notes

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

The European Central Bank on Monday unveiled new versions of the 100- and 200-euro banknotes, saying new security features would make them harder to counterfeit.Like other second-generation notes in the...

Germany rolls out world's first hydrogen train

17 September 2018 | 0 comments

Germany on Monday rolled out the world's first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.Two...

Nine hurt in German police eviction of anti-coal protesters

16 September 2018 | 0 comments

Nine environmental activists were injured and 34 detained in an operation to evict protesters holed up in forest treehouses in a bid to block the expansion of an open-pit coal mine, police said Sunday.Police...

German troops face Russian 'hybrid war' in Lithuania: Merkel

14 September 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday Berlin was boosting military cyber capabilities to respond to Russian hybrid warfare that is targeting its troops deployed on NATO's eastern flank."Here you...



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