U.S. Energy Secretary defends possible German nuke waste imports


AIKEN South Carolina - U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday defended his agency's controversial move to consider processing spent nuclear fuel from Germany at South Carolina's Savannah River Site nuclear facility, saying the proposal is consistent with U.S. efforts to secure highly enriched uranium across the globe.

Commerzbank deepens job cuts in toughened savings plan: sources

FRANKFURT - Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, is widening the scope of its savings program and plans to shed more than 450 jobs on top of an ongoing restructuring plan, three people familiar with the matter said.

28 Jul 2014

Peace before economy for Russia sanctions, German Fin Min tells paper

BERLIN - Germans must put peace before economic considerations and accept tougher sanctions against Russia if necessary, Germany's finance minister told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.

World, Russia, 27 Jul 2014

Pilots' union raps Lufthansa move to resume Israel route

FRANKFURT - Germany's pilots' union criticized a decision by Air Berlin and Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel, ending a ban imposed in response to fears that rockets fired from the Gaza Strip may hit aircraft.

BSkyB to pay $9 billion to create Sky Europe

LONDON/PARIS - Britain's BSkyB has agreed to pay $9 billion to buy the Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV companies in Germany and Italy, taking its hunt for growth into Europe by creating a media powerhouse with 20 million customers. | Video

Deals, Italy, Rupert Murdoch 25 Jul 2014

Lufthansa to resume flights to Tel Aviv on Saturday

FRANKFURT - Germany's Lufthansa said it would resume flights to Israel's Tel Aviv airport on Saturday July 26, lifting a ban imposed in response to fears that rockets being fired from the Gaza strip could pose a threat to aircraft.

World, Israel 25 Jul 2014

BSkyB to unveil 'Sky Europe' deal on Friday

LONDON - Britain's pay-TV group BSkyB will on Friday unveil its multi-billion euro deal to buy Rupert Murdoch's assets in Italy and Germany, sealing a plan to create a pan-European giant with almost 20 million customers.

Deals, Italy 24 Jul 2014

Germany to watch U.S. agents after spy scandal

BERLIN - Germany will step up its counter-espionage activity against some of its allies, government sources said on Thursday, after Berlin opened investigations into two men it suspects of spying for the United States.

World, 24 Jul 2014

Russian ties, trade lie behind EU sanctions rift

BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have most to lose if the European Union makes good on its threat to impose harsher sanctions on Moscow, while Britain's overseas territories are soaking up the lion's share of capital streaming out of Russia.

World, United Nations, Italy 23 Jul 2014

Germany condemns anti-Semitic protests, urges restraint from Israel

BERLIN - The German government reassured Jews living in Germany that they should feel safe in the face of anti-semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said such behavior would not be tolerated.

World, Israel 23 Jul 2014

Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader, digs in for long fight

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. | Video