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Trump's warning to German carmakers hits shares

Shares in German carmakers tumbled on Monday after incoming US president Donald Trump threatened the industry with hefty penalties for selling cars in the US market that were produced elsewhere....

Facebook announces move to combat fake news in Germany

Facebook has launched a campaign to battle fake news in Germany, the social media platform announced on Sunday.

Report: Ex-Volkswagen head knew about scandal two months before

Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn knew about the company's emissions scandal two months earlier than previously stated, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.

Berlin official with Stasi past to be ousted from office

A Berlin official who spent five months working for the Stasi secret police in former communist East Germany will be out of a job in one month's time, Berlin Mayor Michael Mueller said Saturday....

Merkel accepts gift that triggered police raid

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday accepted a handmade wood carving from an Iranian refugee, two weeks after the thank-you gift triggered a police raid at a German postal centre.

Merkel looks to a sceptical Trump to bolster free trade policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she will seek support from US president-elect Donald Trump in promoting free trade policies among the world's leading economies.

Record champion Peterhansel clinches Dakar rally win

Record winner Stephane Peterhansel secured his 13th Dakar Rally victory when he held off fellow Peugeot driver Sebastian Loeb in the final stage in Argentina on Saturday.

Report: German agencies warn over Moscow efforts to weaken EU-US ties

German intelligence issued a report to the federal government accusing Russia of trying to weaken the relationship between European and US agencies, Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Migrants shivering in Serbia find no warmth in Hungary, minister says

Hungary will not open its border to refugees and migrants facing bitterly cold conditions in neighbouring Serbia, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a German newspaper.

German political leaders, media attack right-wing populist press ban

The German media joined the nation's political leaders on Friday in roundly attacking a planned conference of the right-wing populist faction in the European Parliament (ENF), which has banned...

Massive snow storm triggers chaos across Germany

A massive snow storm triggered chaos in Germany on Friday, causing severe disruption to transport nationwide and leaving parts of the country without power amid hurricane force winds.

Real still lead the way in UEFA financial report; big English growth

Real Madrid maintained first place in the latest Club Licensing Benchmark report by the ruling body UEFA published on Thursday, boasting revenue of 578 million euros (609 million dollars).

German economy sizzles at 1.9 per cent in 2016, strongest since 2011

The German economy grew by 1.9 per cent in 2016, the Federal Statistics Office announced Thursday, posting the strongest growth in five years for Europe's largest economy.

Germany to boost troops in Mali, extend anti-Islamic State mission

Germany is planning a major boost to the number of troops it deploys in the crisis-hit West African state of Mali and to extend its involvement in the international fight against the Islamic State...

Migration to Germany plummets with 280,000 arrivals in 2016

Germany received 280,000 asylum seekers in 2016, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday, marking a sharp drop from the previous year.