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Hungary PM Orban backs Germany's Weber for top EU job


BUDAPEST Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is backing Germany's Manfred Weber to be the centre-right's candidate to head the European Commission, national news agency MTI quoted Orban's cabinet chief Antal Rogan as saying on Thursday.

Germany should push Weidmann as ECB chief, Nowotny tells paper

VIENNA Germany should push Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann as a successor to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and the government is making a grave mistake in not pushing harder, ECB policymaker Ewald Nowotny said on Thursday.

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Dividend windfall: Santander latest target in Germany's giant fraud probe

FRANKFURT Spain's Santander is the latest bank to be caught up in Germany's biggest post-war fraud investigation involving a share-trading scheme that the authorities say cost taxpayers billions of euros. | Video

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RWE will seek damages if Germany shuts coal plants abruptly - Die Zeit

FRANKFURT Power firm RWE will seek damages if Germany decides to shut down coal-fired power plants right away, its chief executive told a weekly paper.

Environment, Oct 17 2018

German police say Cologne hostage-taker was Syrian man

BERLIN A man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday was a 55-year-old Syrian who was granted asylum in Germany, police said, adding he was in a coma after being shot several times.

World, Syria Oct 16 2018

Germany deports associate of Sept. 11 hijackers to Morocco

BERLIN Germany has deported a Moroccan associate of the Sept. 11 hijackers after he served most of a 15-year jail term for helping organise the 2001 attacks on U.S. targets, authorities said on Monday. | Video

World, Oct 15 2018

Around 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled in diesel probe: ministry

FRANKFURT Germany's Transport Ministry said on Monday it would order roughly 100,000 Opel vehicles to be recalled as part of an emissions probe, after prosecutors searched the carmaker's offices earlier in the day.

Environment Oct 15 2018

Germans to pay slightly lower levy for renewable energy in 2019

FRANKFURT Germany will cut a green energy surcharge on consumers' electricity bills by 5.7 percent next year, but savings for households will be limited as other fees are expected to rise.

'United against racism', Germans stage mass protest against far right

BERLIN Protestors from across Germany marched through Berlin on Saturday against racism, xenophobia and the far right in one of the country's biggest rallies of recent years. | Video

World, Oct 13 2018

Germany extends checks at Austrian border for six months

BERLIN Germany will extend temporary controls at its border with Austria for six months due to concerns the EU's external frontiers are not sufficiently protected, the interior ministry said on Friday.

World, Oct 12 2018

Trump reluctant to abandon Riyadh over missing journalist, wants evidence

ANKARA/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he did not want to abandon ally Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of a Saudi journalist and has asked for audio recordings Turkish sources say indicate he was killed by Saudi agents. | Video