Germany opens treason probe against news website

BERLIN - Germany opened a treason investigation on Thursday into a news website that a broadcaster said had reported on plans to increase state surveillance of online communications.

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in Germany, says Britain denied him visa

MUNICH/BEIJING - Dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate Ai Weiwei, whose passport was returned last week four years after it was confiscated, arrived in Germany on Thursday to visit his son and said Britain had denied his application for a six-month visa.

World, 2:07pm EDT

A new star is born as Germany's refugee crisis worsens

BERLIN - An 18-year-old aslyum-seeker from Gambia has given Germany's refugee crisis an improbable new twist with a fairy-tale soccer performance -- scoring four headline-grabbing goals in his first match as a second-half substitute for Werder Bremen.

Sports, 1:08pm EDT

Germany's Schaeuble wants to rebalance EU Commission's role

BERLIN - Germany's finance minister wants to correct the balance between the European Commission's political role and its regulatory powers, reflecting concern in Berlin over the EU executive's neutrality as its political clout grows.

World, 10:57am EDT

Failed FT bid shows Axel Springer caught between tradition and ambition

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Axel Springer's failure to clinch a deal to buy the Financial Times lengthens a line of setbacks in a decade-old quest by Germany's biggest news publisher to expand abroad.

Deals, 5:34am EDT

HeidelbergCement emerges from Hanson shadow to reenter M&A arena

FRANKFURT - Germany's HeidelbergCement has re-emerged as a global M&A player with the 6.7 billion-euro ($7.4 billion) takeover of Italcementi , after spending the best part of a decade repairing the damage from its last major acquisition.

Deals, 29 Jul 2015

Deutsche Boerse buys forex trading platform 360T for $796 million

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Boerse said on Sunday that it will buy the Germany-based foreign exchange trading platform 360T for 725 million euros ($796 million).

Deals, 26 Jul 2015

Merkel's Bavarian ally wants more money to cope with refugees

BERLIN - Germany needs to double its financial support to federal states struggling with a surge of refugees and tougher rules are needed to prevent the abuse of asylum procedures, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally said on Sunday.

World, 26 Jul 2015

German regulator says ex-Deutsche Bank CEO did not lie on Libor: FT

FRANKFURT - Germany's financial watchdog Bafin has cleared Deutsche Bank's former co-chief executive Anshu Jain of lying to the Bundesbank during investigations into interest rate manipulation, the Financial Times reported on Saturday.

25 Jul 2015

Germany open to discuss euro zone budget with own tax: Spiegel

BERLIN - Germany is willing to discuss the creation of a euro zone finance minister who would have his own budget and raise extra taxes, the German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

World, 25 Jul 2015

Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777: Malaysia

SAINT-DENIS, Reunion - Plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official said, potentially providing some closure for families of those aboard last year's vanished flight MH370. | Video