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A wartime tragedy resurfaces in Berlinale refugee study


BERLIN Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany, Swiss director Markus Imhoof returns to the Berlinale with "Eldorado", a meditation on Europe's attitudes to refugees arriving today.

Germany's far-right AfD set to embrace anti-Islam PEGIDA

BERLIN A leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) is pushing to overturn the party's ban on members joining rallies by the anti-Islam PEGIDA movement - another sign of the rightward shift of Germany's budding main opposition party.

World, Feb 22 2018

Germany suspends visas for Cambodian government members over crackdown

PHNOM PENH Germany said on Thursday it has suspended preferential visas for private travel by members of Cambodia's government, including Prime Minister Hun Sen, following a government crackdown on the opposition.

World, Feb 21 2018

Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources

LONDON Apple Inc is talking to major cobalt producers to secure supplies of the material vital for the lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that power its mobile phones, three cobalt industry sources said.

Tech, Feb 21 2018

Merkel ally blasts foreign minister for questioning NATO target

BERLIN Germany risks losing international credibility if it retreats from its commitment to increase military spending towards the NATO target, a key member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Wednesday.

World, France, Feb 21 2018

German neo-Nazis are trying to infiltrate Daimler: works council

FRANKFURT Neo-Nazis are attempting to infiltrate one of Germany's biggest car makers, Daimler , to turn a key factory into a showcase for their views, the plant's works council said on Wednesday.

Feb 21 2018

Volkswagen reaches German deal on wages, leave, pensions

FRANKFURT Volkswagen has agreed to raise the wages of around 120,000 workers in Germany by 4.3 percent from May, resolving a dispute that had prompted its first strikes since 2004. | Video

Feb 21 2018

Germany gives free rein to boar hunters to contain swine fever risk

BERLIN Germany issued a decree on Wednesday to allow hunters to shoot wild boar year-round to stop the animals, which can carry African swine fever, from passing the deadly infection on to farm pigs.

Health, Feb 21 2018

Bosch starts new division, acquires U.S. carpooling start-up

Germany's Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] on Wednesday created a new division to expand its reach in the markets for ride services and connected vehicles and acquired a small U.S. ride services company as part of the strategic shift.

Tech, Feb 21 2018

Equipment shortages impair German military ahead of key NATO mission

BERLIN Germany is coming under mounting pressure to tackle equipment shortages in its military that fellow NATO nations fear is eroding German readiness as it prepares to take the command of a NATO rapid response force.

World, Feb 20 2018