Hundreds protest in Germany against ban on older diesel cars

BERLIN (AP) — German police say around 800 people have demonstrated in the southwestern city of Stuttgart against a new ban on driving older diesel cars. Source: Business – The…

German farmers protest agro-industry, back healthy foods

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of farmers from across Germany and their supporters have protested at Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate, calling for climate-friendly agriculture and healthy food. Source: Business – The…

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany’s political debate on phasing out the use of coal. Source: Business – The Eagle

German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone

BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities and told investigators he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. Source:…

Germany says link between hackers, China govt credible

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it believes the links being drawn between the Chinese government and a group of hackers who allegedly stole trade and official secrets in the West…

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