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German anti-immigration party breaks off talks with Muslims

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BERLIN The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) broke off talks on Monday with representatives of the Muslim community that had been intended to ease tensions after the party declared Islam incompatible with the German constitution.

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Germany registers surge in crimes by right-wing radicals 23 May 2016

BERLIN Germany registered a record surge in crimes by right-wing radicals last year, with attacks on refugee centres rising more than five-fold, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Monday.

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Euro zone business growth slows, but Germany, France robust 23 May 2016

LONDON Business growth across the euro zone dipped to a 16-month low in May but stronger showings from Germany and France suggest it is the smaller member countries that may be struggling. | Video

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Fiat Chrysler shares fall on report of German sales ban threat 23 May 2016

MILAN Shares in Fiat Chrysler fell more than 5 percent on Monday after Germany's Bild newspaper reported that the carmaker could be prohibited from selling cars in Germany if evidence of disregard of emissions rules was found.

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VW agrees to 4.8 percent pay raise for workers at German plants 20 May 2016

HANOVER, Germany Volkswagen and Germany's powerful IG Metall labour union agreed a 4.8 percent pay increase for around 120,000 workers at the carmaker's western German plants.

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German construction boom extends into 2016, supports growth 20 May 2016

BERLIN The number of residential building permits granted in Germany jumped by nearly a third to over 84,000 in the first three months of 2016, data showed on Friday, boosting expectations that construction will continue to support growth in Europe's largest economy.

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Areva in talks with Gamesa, Siemens about Adwen offshore venture 19 May 2016

PARIS French state-controlled nuclear group Areva is in talks with its Spanish partner Gamesa and Germany's Siemens about a possible sale of Areva's stake in offshore wind joint venture Adwen.

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Chinese, Germans the most welcoming of refugees, Russians the least - survey 19 May 2016

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China is the most welcoming country when it comes to refugees, according to a new survey of citizens' attitudes published on Thursday, with Germany ranking second and Britain third. | Video

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Henkel first-quarter profit bolstered by cost cuts, 19 May 2016

FRANKFURT Germany's Henkel reported consensus-beating quarterly results on Thursday, with cost cuts in its businesses making Persil laundry detergent and Loctite glue giving its new Chief Executive Hans Van Bylen a strong start.

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German top court to rule on ECB's bond buying on June 21 18 May 2016

BERLIN\FRANKFURT Germany's Constitutional Court will rule on June 21 on an emergency bond-buying plan devised by the European Central Bank at the height of the crisis, in a verdict that has the potential to upset the ECB's current money-printing programme.

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Investigators play down explosion theory in EgyptAir crash

CAIRO The head of Egypt's forensics authority dismissed a suggestion on Tuesday that the small size of the body parts retrieved since an EgyptAir plane crashed last week indicated there was an explosion on board.