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Riham Alkousaa

Germany counts cost of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Jul 21 2021

BERLIN A relief official dampened hopes on Wednesday of finding more survivors in the rubble of villages devastated by floods in western Germany, as a poll showed many Germans felt policymakers had not done enough to protect them.

UPDATE 4-Six dead, 30 missing in Germany as houses collapse in floods

Jul 15 2021

* Houses collapse after Ahr river burst its banks south of Bonn

EU hikes recovery forecast as downside risks emerge

Jul 07 2021

BRUSSELS/BERLIN The European Commission upgraded its euro zone growth forecasts on Wednesday, shrugging off growing worries about new COVID-19 variants and the impact of supply bottlenecks on factory production in Germany, the region's top economy.

Crusade against hypocrisy inspires first transgender candidate for German Bundestag

Jul 07 2021

MUNICH (Reuters) -As the first transgender candidate for Germany's parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn't mince words when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice that she believes LGBT+ voters face.

Crusade against hypocrisy fires first transgender candidate for German Bundestag

Jul 07 2021

MUNICH, July 7 As the first transgender candidate for Germany's parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn't mince words when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice that she believes LGBT+ voters face.

German competition watchdog launches Apple investigation

Jun 21 2021

BERLIN Apple became the fourth major digital company to face closer scrutiny from Germany's antitrust watchdog on Monday after the cartel office said it had launched an investigation into whether the tech giant is exploiting its market position.

Syrians in exile lose hope for disappeared loved ones as Assad re-election looms

May 26 2021

BERLIN Holding a laminated photo of her father, Wafa Mustafa and dozens of Syrians stood next to the Syrian embassy in Berlin on Wednesday to protest against the almost certain re-election of President Bashar al-Assad for a fourth term in a national vote.

Lufthansa trims flight capacity outlook on slower recovery

Apr 29 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Lufthansa lowered its capacity forecast for flights this year as hopes dwindle for an early summer travel rebound, but the German airline's cost-cutting drive narrowed quarterly losses. | Video

BMW expects at least half of sales to be electric cars by 2030

Mar 17 2021

BMW expects at least half of its sales to be zero emission vehicles by 2030, setting a more conservative target than some rivals in the race to embrace cleaner driving. | Video

German court suspends surveillance of far-right AfD party

Mar 05 2021

BERLIN A German court on Friday temporarily prohibited the BfV domestic intelligence agency from placing the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance, a major embarrassment for the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel.

World News

'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.