Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire


PARIS - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble.

RWE Innogy near $2 billion UK Galloper wind park deal

FRANKFURT - Germany's RWE is close to striking a financing deal for its planned 1.3 billion-pound ($2 billion) Galloper UK offshore wind park project, according to one of its executives, as its expansion in renewable energies gathers pace.

Deals, 28 Aug 2015

Merkel, heckled on visit to refugees, says no to xenophobia

HEIDENAU, Germany - Dozens of protesters shouted at Chancellor Angela Merkel and waved placards with the slogan "traitor" on Wednesday when she visited an eastern German town where anti-refugee protests erupted into violence at the weekend.

World, 26 Aug 2015

Once a source of envy, Germany's China exports turn into a risk

BERLIN - Germany's export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe's largest economy.

China, 26 Aug 2015

Merkel backs emergency funds for German towns facing refugee influx

BERLIN - Germany's government plans to double funding this year to help towns cope with record numbers of refugees, moving to tackle an issue that is straining resources and fuelling social tensions.

World, 26 Aug 2015

Germany's E.ON banks on U.S. in renewables expansion

BERLIN - Germany's E.ON plans to expand its solar and wind business in the United States, an executive said, as the utility strives to bolster its renewable energy operations ahead of a planned spin-off of its ailing fossil-fuel power plants.

E.ON targets United States in solar push

BERLIN - Germany's biggest utility E.ON aims to aggressively expand its solar business and is banking on the United States where President Barack Obama has pledged to promote renewables in a bid to fight climate change.

Global Energy News 26 Aug 2015

German party receives far-right threats after refugee visit

BERLIN - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced to evacuate their headquarters on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat and flood of racist emails and phone calls the party said were linked to leader Sigmar Gabriel's visit to the eastern town of Heidenau.

World, 25 Aug 2015

Top German court rejects Apple touchscreen patent appeal

FRANKFURT - Apple Inc patents covering the "slide to unlock" feature on smartphones are invalid, Germany's highest appeals court ruled on Tuesday, reaffirming a 2013 decision rejecting the U.S. company's claims by a lower court.

Merkel condemns 'disgusting' message of hate toward refugees

HEIDENAU, Germany - Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned on Monday violent protests against refugees that erupted over the weekend in eastern Germany, blaming them on far-right extremists who were bent on spreading a "disgusting" message of hatred.

World, 24 Aug 2015

Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing

BANGKOK - Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago. | Video