Volatile Libya resumes commercial flights to Europe

TRIPOLI - Commercial flights from Libya to mainland Europe resumed after more than six months on Saturday with a Libyan carrier taking off to Germany, the airline said.

Germany's defense minister criticizes Airbus over new A400M delays

BERLIN - Germany's defense minister has criticised Airbus over new delays in the delivery of A400M military transport planes, saying the company had a serious problem with product quality.

Aerospace & Defense 23 Jan 2015

Low pay, few jobs cost women in poor countries $9 trillion a year: charity

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women in poor countries lose out on $9 trillion a year - more than the combined gross domestic products of Britain, France and Germany - because they are paid and employed less than men, ActionAid said on Friday.

Davos, France, 23 Jan 2015

Europe business leaders cautious on ECB plan, may delay reforms

DUBLIN/FRANKFURT - Business leaders in Europe gave a mixed welcome to the European Central Bank's moves to bolster growth and inflation in the euro area on Thursday, with many - especially in Germany - concerned the program could delay unpopular economic reforms. | Video

Davos, 22 Jan 2015

Germany's Merkel plays down expectations as new Ukraine talks start

BERLIN - Germany's Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she hoped a new round of talks with Ukraine and Russia in Berlin could help implement an elusive ceasefire in eastern Ukraine but warned against expecting too much, given another upsurge in the violence.

World, Russia, Davos 21 Jan 2015

Russia says North Korea sent positive signal on Kim visit in May

MOSCOW - Russia received a positive initial signal from North Korea after President Vladimir Putin invited its leader Kim Jong Un to attend anniversary celebrations of the Soviet victory over Germany in World War Two, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

World, Russia, North Korea 21 Jan 2015

New round of peace talks on Ukraine set for Wednesday: Germany

BERLIN - A new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine will be held in Berlin on Wednesday evening with the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France taking part, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said. | Video

World, Russia, France, 20 Jan 2015

Merkel vows to uphold protest rights after threat halts anti-Islam demo

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she had a duty to protect the right to demonstrate in Germany, regardless of the issue, and offered federal security support after an anti-Islam march was canceled because of a terrorist threat.

World, 19 Jan 2015

Israel's high-tech boom is double-edged sword

TEL AVIV - Israeli entrepreneur Avi Brenmiller says he was coaxed by investors into selling Solel, his solar-thermal power firm, to Germany's Siemens for $418 million in 2009. Today, little is left of it after Siemens pulled out of the business.

Deals, Tech, 19 Jan 2015

Britain, Germany say EU's Bosnia offer is a last chance for change

SARAJEVO - Britain and Germany teamed up on Friday in warning Bosnia not to shun a European Union initiative to unblock the Balkan country's stalled bid to join the bloc, saying the offer would not be repeated.

World, 16 Jan 2015

Greek leftist leader Tsipras claims victory over austerity

ATHENS - Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, "humiliation and suffering" imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory in a snap election on Sunday. | Video