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

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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.

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

Knorr-Bremse gains as investors get a piece of 'Made in Germany'

FRANKFURT Shares in brake systems manufacturer Knorr-Bremse gained on Friday, as Germany's second biggest stock market debut this year was helped by a respite from the recent slide in global stock markets.

Oct 12 2018

BMW to buy control of China venture in 'new era' for foreign carmakers

SHENYANG, China Germany's BMW will pay 3.6 billion euros ($4.2 billion) to take control of its main joint venture in China, the first such move by a global carmaker as Beijing starts to relax ownership rules for the world's biggest auto market. | Video

China, Oct 11 2018

Internet operator challenges network tapping by German spy agency

FRANKFURT Internet exchange operator DE-CIX said on Thursday it had filed a constitutional complaint against the tapping into its network by Germany's main spy agency, after an earlier petition was thrown out by a federal court.

World, Tech, Oct 11 2018
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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