German support for Barenboim concert in Iran draws Israeli ire


BERLIN - Star conductor Daniel Barenboim is holding talks to take one of Germany's main orchestras to Iran, his employer Berlin State Opera said on Thursday, in the face of angry protests from Israel.


German justice minister takes aim at Facebook over racist posts 2:04pm BST

BERLIN - Germany's justice minister has accused Facebook of doing too little to thwart racist posts and hate comments on the social media platform and has proposed a meeting next month in Berlin with top officials from the company in Europe.


Analysis - Once a source of envy, Germany's China exports turn into a risk 26 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Germany's export exposure to China, for years a source of economic strength, is fast turning into a risk that raises questions about the health of other sources of growth in Europe's largest economy.


German party receives far-right threats after refugee visit 25 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) were forced to evacuate their headquarters on Tuesday after receiving a bomb threat and flood of racist emails and phone calls the party said were linked to leader Sigmar Gabriel's visit to the eastern town of Heidenau.

RWE replaces top management at UK unit after operations problems 24 Aug 2015

FRANKFURT - Germany's RWE has ousted the top management at npower following operational problems at the British unit that sent RWE shares to their lowest levels in 24 years this month.


Germany vows to fight xenophobia after attacks on refugee home 23 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Germany's interior minister led calls on Sunday for a crackdown on right-wing militants and racists after a second night of scuffles between protesters and police outside a refugee shelter in an eastern German town near Dresden.

Belgium calls on neighbours for more security on cross-border trains 22 Aug 2015

BRUSSELS - Belgium's prime minister called on Saturday for urgent talks with France, Germany and the Netherlands on increasing security on cross-border trains, after a gunman was wrestled to the ground by passengers.


German private sector growth picks up in August - PMI 21 Aug 2015

BERLIN, - Stronger-than-expected growth among manufacturers helped Germany's private sector expand at a faster rate in August, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting Europe's largest economy is on track for a solid third quarter.


As refugee crisis worsens, Merkel and Hollande want EU to move faster 20 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Germany and France will press the European Union to move faster and with more unity to deal with the worsening refugee crisis, amid complaints from Germany that it is shouldering too big a burden.

Germany wants IMF involved in Greek bailout for reform rigour - sources 20 Aug 2015

BERLIN - Germany wants the International Monetary Fund involved in Greece's new bailout because of the economic rigour it brings more than for any financial help, government sources said on Thursday.


Coalition poised to retake capital, but Yemen risks grow

SANAA/RIYADH - Weeks after seizing Yemen's southern port, Aden, members of a Saudi-led military coalition and the local fighters it supports say they are poised to oust Iranian-allied Houthi forces from the capital Sanaa.