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Doctors assessing when Madeira bus crash survivors can fly home to Germany


CANICO, Portugal Doctors from Germany are working with a Portuguese medical team to evaluate when the German tourists who survived a fatal bus crash on the island of Madeira can be transferred home, the hospital said on Friday.

'Tank man' video for Leica sparks outcry in China ahead of Tiananmen anniversary

BEIJING Germany's Leica Camera AG drew criticism on Chinese social media over a video depicting a news photographer covering the crackdown on pro-democracy protests in and around Beijing's Tiananmen Square three decades ago.

World, Apr 19 2019

Officials pay tribute to victims of Madeira tourist bus crash

CANICO, Portugal In a show of solidarity, the foreign ministers of Germany and Portugal laid two wreaths near the site where 29 German tourists died on Wednesday after their bus overturned on the Portuguese island of Madeira. | Video

World, Portugal Apr 18 2019

German ministry wants to extend electric car subsidies: document

BERLIN Germany's economy ministry wants to extend subsidies for new electric cars until the end of 2020 in an effort to increase sales, draft guidelines seen by Reuters on Thursday showed.

Apr 18 2019

Explainer: Betting on the past? Europe decides on connected car standards

FRANKFURT The European Commission's push to implement a Wi-Fi standard for connected cars has won the support of lawmakers in a victory for Germany's Volkswagen, although competitor BMW and other backers of a rival technology still hope to overturn the decision.

Tech Apr 18 2019

Polish MP calls for new push for WW2 reparations from Germany

BERLIN Poland should follow Greece in stepping up pressure on Germany to pay billions of euros in damages for Nazi occupation during World War Two, a lawmaker in charge of Warsaw's reparations campaign said on Thursday.

World, Greece Apr 18 2019

Greek parliament calls on Germany to pay WW2 reparations

ATHENS The Greek parliament voted on Wednesday to launch a diplomatic campaign to press Germany to cough up billions of euros in damages for the Nazi occupation of the country in World War Two, an issue Berlin says was settled long ago.

World, Greece Apr 17 2019

Germany to launch cannabis farming as Canada's Aurora, Aphria win tenders

FRANKFURT Germany has awarded contracts to supply domestically-grown cannabis to two Canadian companies, as it seeks to develop its own medicinal marijuana industry and reduce reliance on imports.

Health, Apr 17 2019

Stocks approach new highs but healthcare stymies Wall Street

NEW YORK Stocks around the globe rose on Tuesday to six-month highs as positive economic data in China and Germany boosted investor sentiment, though concerns about the impact of U.S. policy on the healthcare sector paused Wall Street's rally. | Video

Apr 16 2019

German parliament fines AfD for breaching party donation rules

BERLIN Germany's parliamentary watchdog has ordered the far-right opposition party Alternative for Germany (AfD) to pay a fine of more than 400,000 euros for violating party donation rules, the AfD said on Tuesday.

World, Apr 16 2019

North Korea slams Bolton's 'dim-sighted' call for sign of denuclearization

SEOUL North Korea has criticized U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton's "nonsense" call for Pyongyang to show that it’s serious about giving up its nuclear weapons, the second time it has criticized a leading U.S. official in less than a week.