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French PM in Berlin pledges to push reforms
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls pledged on a Berlin visit Monday to push on with an economic reform package, which Chancellor Angela Merkel praised as "impressive"."We...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:00:21 +0200)

Europe breathes sigh of relief after Scotland vote
Europe breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after Scotland voted to reject independence from Britain, easing fears of a separatist domino effect on the European continent.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:11 +0200)

Germany toughens asylum rules for three Balkans states
Germany has made it harder for people from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Macedonia and Serbia to apply for asylum after lawmakers classifed the three Balkan countries with respect for basic rights.
(Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:10 +0200)

Keg is tapped: Oktoberfest opens to toast millions
Germany's world-famous Oktoberfest kicked off Saturday with the traditional tapping of the first barrel of beer, as millions of revellers are set to soak up the frothy atmosphere.
(Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:00:06 +0200)

Germany's Merck KGaA to buy US's Sigma-Aldrich for 13.1 bn euros
German pharmaceuticals maker Merck KGaA said Monday it was buying US speciality chemicals firm Sigma-Aldrich for 13.1 billion euros ($17 billion).Merck said in a statement...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:00:10 +0200)

French PM to meet Merkel for economic talks
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday for delicate talks on boosting Europe's economy that pit Berlin's insistence on fiscal discipline...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:11 +0200)

Amazon hit by fresh strikes in Germany
Four Amazon shipping centres in Germany were the target of fresh walkouts on Monday in a long-running wage dispute with the US online retail giant.Services sector union Verdi...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:11 +0200)

Bosch in 3-bn-euro buyout of Siemens in home appliance joint venture
Bosch announced Monday it was buying out fellow German conglomerate Siemens from their home appliance joint venture for 3 billion euros ($3.9 billion).Siemens said it was...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:21 +0200)

Siemens to buy US oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand for $7.6 bn
Germany's Siemens on Sunday announced it will buy US oil equipment maker Dresser-Rand Industries, for $7.6 billion.Siemens said it offered 83 dollars per share, which puts...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:00:03 +0200)

IS fighters close in on Syria border town as thousands flee
Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town on Sunday as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey.The UN refugee...
(Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:00:14 +0200)