Germany says would participate in NATO refugee mission


BRUSSELS Germany would take part in a potential NATO mission to help slow refugee flows in the Aegean Sea, the country's defense minister said on Wednesday, a day before the alliance is due to discuss a request for help.

Zika no threat to Rio Games, German Olympic doctor says

BERLIN The spread of the Zika virus in Brazil needs to be monitored but is not a threat to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Germany's chief Olympic doctor said on Wednesday.

Sports, Health, Brazil, 7:58am EST

Audi, BMW sell fewer luxury cars than Mercedes

BERLIN Germany's Audi and BMW sold fewer vehicles in January than luxury rival Mercedes-Benz, which has benefited from a continued surge in Chinese demand for its compact cars and sport-utility vehicles (SUV).

7:50am EST

Trump raps Merkel over migrants, says U.S. could have good relations with Putin

PARIS U.S. Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said German Chancellor Angela Merkel was wrong to let in thousands of migrants into Germany and that the refugee crisis could trigger revolutions and even the end of Europe.

World, Election 2016, Politics, 09 Feb 2016

Banks eye more cost cuts amid global growth concerns

Goldman Sachs Group Inc and other U.S. banks are looking at ways to slash expenses further this year as market turmoil, declining oil prices and concerns about Germany's Deutsche Bank AG have sent the sector's shares down sharply.

09 Feb 2016

Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria

ANKARA Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

World, Turkey, Syria 08 Feb 2016

Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe

DRESDEN, Germany Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. | Video

Africa, Migrant Crisis, World, 06 Feb 2016

China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers

HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such works on the mainland.

World, China, Australia, Japan 05 Feb 2016

EU sanctions on Russia at risk without Ukraine reforms: Denmark

AMSTERDAM Ukraine must uphold its part of a peace deal with Russia by modernizing the country or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on Friday.

World, Russia, France, 05 Feb 2016

German spy agency says ISIS sending fighters disguised as refugees

BERLIN Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, a day after security forces thwarted a potential IS attack in Berlin.

World, 05 Feb 2016

Syrian rebels demand U.S. action ahead of peace talks

LONDON/ONCUPINAR, Turkey Rebel groups urged U.S. President Barack Obama to do more to stop Russian bombing raids in Syria as pressure mounted on Washington ahead of a new round of peace talks this week.