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Merkel critic Seehofer to step down as Bavarian conservative chief

12 Nov 2018

BERLIN Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal asylum policies, said on Monday he would step down as chief of the powerful Bavarian regional sister party to Merkel's conservatives but remain Germany's Interior Minister.

Merkel critic Seehofer to step down as Bavarian conservative chief

12 Nov 2018

BERLIN Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal asylum policies, said on Monday he would step down as chief of the powerful Bavarian regional sister party to Merkel's conservatives but remain Germany's Interior Minister.

Merkel critic Seehofer to step down as Bavarian conservative chief

12 Nov 2018

BERLIN Horst Seehofer, a critic of Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal asylum policies, said on Monday he would step down as chief of the powerful Bavarian regional sister party to Merkel's conservatives but remain Germany's Interior Minister.

Germany proposes to compensate victims of Chilean cult led by ex-Nazi

09 Nov 2018

SANTIAGO/BERLIN German lawmakers have proposed that former members of a Chilean cult established by an ex-Nazi in the 1960s be offered compensation by the German government, according to the parliamentary group of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Volkswagen terminates Audi CEO's contract amid emissions probe

02 Oct 2018

BERLIN Volkswagen has terminated Audi CEO Rupert Stadler's contract against the backdrop of a criminal investigation into whether he was involved in emissions cheating by the German group.

Germany's Merkel weakened by fall of long-serving ally

25 Sep 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered an unexpected blow to her authority on Tuesday when her conservatives cast out long-standing ally Volker Kauder as head of the parliamentary party, reflecting rising discontent with her 13-year-old leadership.

German Catholic Church apologizes for 'pain' of abuse victims

25 Sep 2018

BERLIN The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologized on Tuesday "for all the failure and pain", after a report found thousands of children had been sexually abused by its clergy, and said the "guilty must be punished". | Video

Clariant, SABIC tighten links under new partnership

18 Sep 2018

ZURICH/BERLIN Switzerland's Clariant and new anchor shareholder Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) will merge their high-performance materials businesses and install a SABIC manager as head of the group as they strengthen their partnership.

Ryanair defiant as strike grounds flights in Germany

12 Sep 2018

BERLIN/LONDON Pilots and cabin crew at Ryanair in Germany staged a full-day walkout on Wednesday and threatened further strikes as management at Europe's largest low-cost carrier struggled to rein in an industrial relations revolt. | Video

Metro soars on takeover speculation as stake sold

27 Aug 2018

BERLIN Shares in Metro AG jumped on Monday as Ceconomy announced it may join family-owned Haniel in selling a stake in the German retailer to an investor group led by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky.

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