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Germany's far-right supporters outnumbered by protesters in Berlin

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BERLIN Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through Berlin on Sunday, but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations, including one from the city's club scene which blasted techno music across the capital.

Turkey condemns decision to allow pro-Kurdish party rally in Germany

ISTANBUL The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned as a "double standard" a decision by Germany to allow a rally by the pro-Kurdish opposition HDP party in Cologne, having previously prevented ruling party politicians from campaigning there.

World, May 26 2018

Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth

MILAN/LONDON Drinks companies are converging on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol.

France, Italy May 25 2018

Fortum says Uniper deal faces roadblock in Russia

HELSINKI Finnish utility Fortum said on Thursday that Russia's approval for the company's planned investment in Germany's Uniper may be postponed due to legislative changes in Moscow.

Russia, May 24 2018

German rightist calls for fasting Muslims to be banned from work during Ramadan

BERLIN A lawmaker from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) called on Thursday for Muslim doctors, nurses, pilots, bus and train drivers to be banned from working during Ramadan if they are fasting.

World, May 24 2018

German regulator orders recall of Daimler diesel van

FRANKFURT Germany's road vehicle authority ordered Daimler on Thursday to recall its Mercedes van model Vito 1.6l Diesel Euro 6, saying engine control features to reduce exhaust emissions were in breach of regulations.

May 24 2018

Germany's Mittelstand seek ways to keep doing business with Iran

BERLIN Germany's small-to-medium-sized firms, or Mittelstand, are scrambling to work out how to maintain business in Iran after a meeting between Germany's foreign minister and his U.S. counterpart dashed any hopes of a breakthrough on the nuclear accord.

World, May 24 2018

U.S. auto import probe borders on 'provocation': Germany's DIHK

BERLIN A U.S. decision to launch a national security investigation into car imports marks a further low point in business ties with Europe and will hit both manufacturers and consumers, Germany's DIHK Chambers of Industries and Commerce said on Thursday.

May 24 2018

German city of Hamburg to restrict older diesel vehicles

BERLIN Germany's second largest city, Hamburg, will ban the most polluting diesel vehicles from two major streets from next week, a move that could spur others to follow suit and raise pressure on carmakers to consider costly vehicle refits.

Environment, May 23 2018

Germany's far-right AfD offers members cash to travel to protest

BERLIN The anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany is offering some members money to go to a rally in Berlin on Sunday where they will protest against mass migration and express their concerns about the future of Germany.

World, May 23 2018
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U.S. team in North Korea for talks on summit, Trump says

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday a U.S. team had arrived in North Korea to prepare for a proposed summit between him and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump pulled out of last week before reconsidering. | Video