Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Sen. John Cornyn Today U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the following statement after former President George H.W. Bush passed away: “Today the nation…

Thousands march in Germany to demand quick exit from coal

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands are marching in Berlin to demand that Germany make a quick exit from using coal-fired energy, a day before a U.N. climate summit opens in neighboring…

Train hits construction vehicle in Germany, no one injured

BERLIN (AP) — Police say a night train traveling from Berlin to Zurich has collided with a small construction vehicle in southwestern Germany. No one was hurt. Source: Business –…

Protesters in Germany block tracks to disputed coal mine

BERLIN (AP) — Protesters on Saturday blocked a railway line leading to a large strip coal mine in western Germany that has become a cause celebre for environmentalists amid plans…

Bill Clinton in lederhosen among Munich Oktoberfest sights

BERLIN (AP) — More than 6 million visitors, 7.5 million liters of beer, 124 rotisserie oxen and Bill Clinton in lederhosen; another Oktoberfest in Munich has come and gone. Source:…

German government urges automakers to pay diesel upgrades

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is calling on automakers to pay for upgrades to diesel vehicles with excessively high emissions, as part of a deal to avert driving bans…

Fire near Zurich's main train station disrupts transport

BERLIN (AP) — A fire in a building near Zurich’s main train station is disrupting traffic and transport in Switzerland’s biggest city. Source: Business – The Eagle

Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with…

Long-troubled Deutsche Bank says profits unexpectedly high

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, said Monday that its earnings will be considerably higher than expected in the second quarter, a fact that it said underlines the…

Germany, China lobby against US trade tariffs

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang are speaking out against trade tariffs imposed by Washington, saying open multilateral trade is to everyone’s benefit. …

Hundreds march in Berlin to demand an end to using coal

BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of protesters are marching through the German capital to demand an end to burning coal to produce electricity. Source: Business – The Eagle

10 injured by heavy smoke in Frankfurt Airport vehicle fire

BERLIN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa says 10 airport workers have suffered minor injuries from smoke inhalation when a vehicle pulling a jet to a gate caught on fire. Source:…

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company’s diesel emissions scandal. But his…

Mexico's Pena Nieto optimistic on NAFTA overhaul talks

BERLIN (AP) — Mexico’s president has said at a trade fair in Germany that he’s optimistic about reaching a deal to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. Source: Business…

Smyths Toys to take over Toys R Us stores in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Ireland-based Smyths Toys has reached a deal to take over more than 90 Toys R Us stores in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Source: Business – The Eagle

European regulators tighten order for jet fan blade tests

BERLIN (AP) — The European Aviation Safety Agency has tightened a nearly month-old directive ordering inspections of some fan blades in engines like those used on a Southwest Airlines jet…

Germany's Merkel appears open to compromise on EU reforms

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled her willingness to find compromises with France when it comes to reforming the European Union, as she hosted French President Emmanuel Macron…

Far-right Austrian: Let's fire reporters who 'don't behave'

BERLIN (AP) — A member of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party wants to fire foreign correspondents working for public broadcaster ORF if they “don’t behave.” Source: Business – The Eagle

Germany closing in on deal to buy 1st weapons-capable drone

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is close to finalizing a deal that will see the country buy its first weapons-capable drone aircraft — an Israeli designed model — from European aerospace…

Deutsche Bank's CEO John Cryan replaced by Christian Sewing

BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank, which has been battling heavy financial losses, announced on Sunday that its chief executive officer will leave within weeks and is being replaced by a…