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Erdogan critic held in Spain returns to Germany denouncing 'despotism'

DUESSELDORF, Germany Author Dogan Akhanli flew back to Germany on Thursday after he was briefly detained in Spain at Turkey's request, and lambasted Ankara for launching a "failed manhunt".

Head of Germany's FDP offers Macron 'bittersweet' euro zone deal

BERLIN A leading candidate to be Germany's next finance minister signalled his willingness on Thursday to seek a compromise with Emmanuel Macron over the French President's plans for deeper euro zone integration.

World, Oct 19 2017

Head of Germany's FDP offers Macron 'bittersweet' euro zone deal

BERLIN A leading candidate to be Germany's next finance minister signaled his willingness on Thursday to seek a compromise with Emmanuel Macron over the French President's plans for deeper euro zone integration.

World, Oct 19 2017

Fewer migrants entitled to join family in Germany: study

BERLIN The number of foreigners who qualify to join loved ones granted asylum in Germany is much smaller than government estimates, a study showed on Thursday, potentially removing an obstacle in

World, Oct 19 2017

Germany suspends training of Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq

BERLIN Germany will suspend its mission training Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq because of the conflict between the Kurds and the Iraqi government, the German defense minister said on Wednesday.

World, Iraq Oct 18 2017

Mission impossible? Merkel's coalition conundrum just got harder

BERLIN She has earned a reputation as Europe's chief crisis manager. Now Germany's Angela Merkel must forge a government out of an awkward group of allies bent on nailing down a coalition deal so tight it risks limiting her room to act if crisis strikes again.

World, Euro Zone Oct 18 2017

Lufthansa, easyJet among seven bidders for ailing Alitalia

MILAN/BERLIN Germany's Lufthansa and British budget airline easyJet are two of seven companies that have bid for Alitalia on Monday but the process to rescue Italy's ailing flag carrier is likely to drag out until late next year.

Italy, Aerospace & Defense, Oct 16 2017

Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

BERLIN/HANOVER Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

World, Oct 16 2017

Germany's Hubject gets funding to expand in United States, China

FRANKFURT Germany's Hubject, which is developing a method to map and pay at electric charging stations, has secured fresh funding from shareholders to expand into the world's leading car markets in the United States and China, it said on Monday.

Deals, Oct 16 2017

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump's move on Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday.

World, Politics, Election 2016, Oct 14 2017
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Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system.