SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution. | Video
BERLIN - Germany's bank rescue fund Soffin could continue operations beyond its planned closing date at the end of 2014, a senior the German finance ministry official was quoted as saying in an interview published on Saturday.
BEIJING - China said on Saturday that there was no room for compromise with Japan on questions of history and disputed territory, "each inch" of which it would defend from its Asian neighbour.
DUBLIN - Leading Ukranian politician Yulia Tymoshenko said there was a danger of guerrilla war in Crimea should it be incorporated into Russia and appealed to Germany and others on Friday for immediate economic sanctions against Moscow.
AMSTERDAM - Europe's antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia, whose approval is required for Telefonica's two merger deals in Germany and Ireland, said on Friday that he was wary about the growing market power of fewer but larger telecoms operators.
BERLIN - Germany's Otto , Europe's second biggest e-commerce player, is investing in its mobile platform and plans to launch a new fashion website as it fights to keep pace with the rapid expansion of Amazon .
FRANKFURT - Foreign investors are looking to snap up what is left of Germany's once-booming solar industry, in time to benefit from an expected global recovery in the sector.
BEIJING - China won't make World War Two a key part of President Xi Jinping's visit to Germany this month, Beijing's envoy to Berlin said on Thursday, but added that Germans were fine for China to use their contrition over the war against Japan.
BERLIN - Germany's Lufthansa on Wednesday announced plans to offer wirelessly streamed movies to passengers on trans-European flights, sparking a clash over the future of traditional seatback systems at the world's largest travel fair.
BERLIN - Egypt is urging Germany to ease its advice against travel to the entire Sinai peninsula after security concerns following the fatal bombing of a tourist bus prompted operators to bring back holidaymakers from the Sharm el-Sheikh Red Sea resort last week.
KUALA LUMPUR/PHU QUOC ISLAND, Vietnam - O officials investigating the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people on board suspect it may have disintegrated in mid-flight, a senior source said on Sunday, as Vietnam reported a possible sighting of wreckage from the plane. | Video
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."