Germany to support military campaign against IS after French appeal


BERLIN Germany will join the military campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria by deploying Tornado reconnaissance jets, refuelling aircraft and a frigate to the region, after a direct appeal from close partner France for Berlin to do more.

Austria, Germany to reopen rail link closed over migrants 25 Nov 2015

VIENNA Austria and Germany have arranged to reopen a vital rail link that was closed in September to slow the passage of tens of thousands of migrants, Austrian rail operator OeBB said, but passengers will have to go through border checks.


Germany to start deporting asylum seekers to western Balkans 24 Nov 2015

BERLIN Germany will this week start deporting asylum seekers from the western Balkans whose applications have been unsuccessful, government sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

AO World to open operations in Netherlands in 2016 24 Nov 2015

LONDON AO World said it plans to expand to the Netherlands next spring and will keep investing in Germany even as expansion into continental Europe pushed the British online domestic appliances retailer into the red in its fiscal first half.


E.ON, RWE could drop lawsuits as part of nuclear decommissioning deal 23 Nov 2015

DUESSELDORF/FRANKFURT E.ON and RWE, Germany's biggest utilities, could drop multi-billion-euro lawsuits against Berlin's move to shut nuclear power stations if they get a favourable deal on decommissioning costs, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Germany sees EU bank deposit scheme plan as mutualising risks 23 Nov 2015

BERLIN Germany took aim at the European Commission's plans for a deposit guarantee scheme on Monday, saying the proposals were aimed at the mutualisation of banking sector risks and would set false incentives.


German private sector defies economic concerns, grows faster in November - PMI 23 Nov 2015

BERLIN,Growth in Germany's private sector accelerated in November, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting Europe's biggest economy is defying worries over a slowdown in China and the emissions scandal at car maker Volkswagen .


Russia serious about solution in Syria, German minister says 22 Nov 2015

BERLIN Russia feels increasingly under threat from developments in the Middle East and appears to be serious about cooperating with western countries to resolve the war in Syria, Germany's foreign minister said on Sunday.


Merkel ally attacks her refusal to cap German refugee intake 20 Nov 2015

MUNICH, Germany The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies on Friday challenged her refusal to cap the number of refugees flooding into Germany, saying the government would lose popular support without such a ceiling.

Germany investigates if Algerian migrant knew of Paris attacks 20 Nov 2015

BERLIN Germany's top prosecutor is investigating whether an Algerian man detained at a refugee centre last week knew in advance about the Paris attacks but failed to tell the authorities, officials said on Friday.


Cameron says time to bomb militants in Syria

LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron said on Thursday it was time to join air strikes against Islamic State in Syria because Britain cannot "subcontract its security to other countries".