BERLIN - Germany will step up its counter-espionage activity against some of its allies, government sources said on Thursday, after Berlin opened investigations into two men it suspects of spying for the United States.
- A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge on Wednesday ordered his extradition to Germany, where he faced charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews.
BRUSSELS - Germany and Italy have most to lose if the European Union makes good on its threat to impose harsher sanctions on Moscow, while Britain's overseas territories are soaking up the lion's share of capital streaming out of Russia.
BERLIN - The German government reassured Jews living in Germany that they should feel safe in the face of anti-semitic chants and threats heard at some of the protests against Israel's conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said such behaviour would not be tolerated.
LONDON - Britain's Capita expects a buoyant outsourcing market to keep the company on track to hit its full-year revenue target, it said after announcing a 16 percent rise in first-half profit.
WASHINGTON - The United States and Germany on Tuesday set up a procedure to address disputes over intelligence-gathering that have soured relations between the two close allies and resulted in Germany's expulsion of the CIA station chief in Berlin.
BERLIN - The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia that have marred rallies against Israel's role in its conflict with Hamas in which about 600 Palestinians, mostly civilians, have died.
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BRUSSELS - A week on from its World Cup football victory, Germany may return to centre stage, though this time not with fan celebrations but concerns over the health of Europe's economic motor.
GAZA/JERUSALEM - Gazan authorities said Israeli forces shelled a shelter at a U.N.-run school on Thursday, killing at least 15 people as the Palestinian death toll in the conflict climbed over 750 and attempts at a truce remained elusive. | Video