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German companies worry Trump moving towards 'America Alone'


BERLIN German companies are concerned that U.S. President Donald Trump is increasingly thinking only of America rather than just putting his country first, the head of Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce told media.


Germany probes more refugee offices after official accused of wrongly granting asylum - media 1:57pm BST

BERLIN Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) is investigating 10 more of its local offices after the former head of its Bremen office was suspected of wrongly granting asylum to more than a thousand people, media reported on Sunday.


Ozil, Gundogan meet German president over Erdogan photo row 19 May 2018

BERLIN Two German internationals of Turkish heritage met Germany's head of state and soccer bosses on Saturday, in a bid to defuse a political row after they were pictured with Turkey's president.


Italian parties' spending plans 'a warning shot for Europe' - Merkel ally 19 May 2018

BERLIN Germany should get not stuck paying for spending plans by the two anti-establishment parties preparing a coalition government in Italy, a senior member of the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Saturday.


German minister seeks deportation of former bin Laden bodyguard 18 May 2018

BERLIN German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has ordered immigration authorities to expedite proceedings that would allow Germany to deport a suspected Islamist radical who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard, a German newspaper reported on Friday.


German cities free to ban older diesel cars immediately 18 May 2018

BERLIN German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed on Friday.


Czech firms look to sweep up profits from dirty power 18 May 2018

PRAGUE/FRANKFURT Two Czech power companies are targeting fossil fuel-fired plants in Germany as part of a contrarian strategy to snap up older, polluting assets on the cheap from European energy giants going green.


Staying close to home, Infineon to build new chip plant in Austria 18 May 2018

VIENNA Germany's Infineon Technologies plans to build a 1.6 billion euro (1.4 billion pound) chip facility in Austria, in a major strategic bet on Europe at a time of growing trade and political uncertainty in Asia.


U.S. driven by self-interest in wanting to block Russia pipeline - German minister 18 May 2018

BERLIN A close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning to the United States about the risks of placing "America First", accusing Washington of seeking to block a planned Russia-Germany gas pipeline to shore up its own exports.

German online furniture retailer Home24 plans IPO 18 May 2018

BERLIN Germany's Home24 is planning a stock market listing in Frankfurt aiming to raise up to 200 million euros (175 million pounds), the online furniture retailer said on Friday.


EU sources deny report of proposed new nuclear deal with financial aid for Iran

BERLIN Three European Union sources have denied that diplomats meeting in Vienna on Friday to salvage the imperilled Iranian nuclear deal after Washington withdrew will discuss offering Iran financial aid in exchange for concessions.