German city uncovers 300 cases of welfare fraud by asylum seekers

A city in northern Germany has set up a special commission to investigate more than 300 current cases of welfare fraud by asylum seekers.

Hard left politician admits smuggling refugee into Germany

A member of parliament from Germany's hard-left The Left (Die Linke) party confirmed to dpa Sunday that he had smuggled an African refugee from Italy into Germany.

Germany charges teen who stabbed officer on behalf of Islamic State

A 16-year-old German-Moroccan national accused of stabbing a police officer in the neck in the city of Hanover has been charged with attempted murder and supporting a foreign terrorist...

German intelligence agency: Islamists recruiting in refugee asylums

Germany's domestic intelligence agency says it has recorded hundreds of attempts by radical Islamists to recruit immigrants hosted in the country's refugee centres.

Volkswagen wants to increase profit margin to 8 per cent by 2025

German carmaker Volkswagen wants to increase its profit margin to "between 7 and 8 per cent" by 2025, according to chief executive Matthias Mueller.

Obama announces 250 additional US troops to Syria

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he has approved the deployment of an additional 250 troops to Syria to support local forces in the fight against Islamic State.

Obama calls on Europe, NATO to step up the fight against IS

US President Barack Obama called on NATO member states and Washington's European allies to do more in the fight against Islamic State, which he described as the most urgent threat facing the world...

Obama accuses Russia of bullying; sanctions to remain

US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of bullying in international affairs, saying sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until the Kremlin implements the Minsk agreement for Ukraine....

Obama accuses North Korea of "provocation" following missile test

US President Barack Obama on Sunday accused North Korea of "provocation" following reports of renewed missile testing by the isolated country.

Merkel and Obama press for progress in resolving Ukraine conflict

The United States and Germany are jointly pressing for progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with both countries calling for the Minsk agreement to be implemented in full, German...

Obama, Merkel call for action to speed up EU-US trade talks

President Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday in calling for action to accelerate the proposed US-European Union trade deal.

US calls on German government to work harder to promote trade deal

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker called on the German government to work harder to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal with the European Union, which has...

TTIP protest turnout in Hanover lower than expected as Obama arrives

Some 200 protesters gathered in Hanover on Sunday to demonstrate against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the US and the European Union, as US...

German police called in for Obama visit reject filthy accommodation

A group of around 300 German officers called in to help police the visit by US President Barack Obama to the city of Hanover have rejected the accommodation provided to them as filthy and...

Obama and Merkel to avoid VW stand at Hanover trade fair

Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to avoid the Volkswagen stand in Hanover, dpa learned ahead of the US president's visit to the world's largest industrial trade fair on Sunday...