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Germany's far-right supporters outnumbered by protesters in Berlin
BERLIN (Reuters) - Some 5,000 supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) marched through Berlin on Sunday, but they were heavily outnumbered by anti-AfD demonstrations, including one from the city’s club scene which blasted techno music across the capital.
German nationalists plan Berlin march, face counter-protests
Alternative for Germany, known by its German acronym AfD, is the biggest opposition party after winning 12.6 percent of the vote to enter the national parliament last year on anti-migrant and anti-establishment sentiment. Its march Sunday, an unusual move for a German political party, is headlined "
Germany: Stumbling Start Confirmed
ByCarsten Brzeski, Chief Economist ING GermanyThe second estimate of first-quarter GDP shows that trade and government spending were the main drags on growthWeak start to the New Year confirmedThe second estimate of first-quarter GDP growth did not show any changes to the headline figure. GDP growth
German business morale steadies despite specter of global trade war
BERLIN (Reuters) - German business confidence held steady in May after falling for five straight months, a survey showed on Friday, suggesting company executives in Europe’s biggest economy are keeping their cool despite the possibility of a global trade war.FILE PHOTO: People carry their shopping b
German business confidence halts slide in May
Confidence among German business leaders held steady in May after months of erosion, a regular survey showed Friday, although doubts remained over the outlook for the world economy.
German Ifo Business Gauge Halts Slide in Sign of Stabilization
Ifo index holds at 102.2 in May; median estimate 102.0Assessment of current conditions improves as outlook worsensGerman business confidence halted a five-month slide as companies took stock after a temporary slowdown in Europe’s largest economy at the start of the year.The Ifo institute’s gauge of
750,000 Germans Fled East Prussia in 1945. A Novelist Imagines One Family’s Exodus.
ALL FOR NOTHINGBy Walter KempowskiTranslated by Anthea Bell343 pp. New York Review Books. Paper, $16.95.In the first frigid months of 1945, nearly 750,000 Germans fled East Prussia ahead of the advancing Red Army. Lines of horse-drawn carts laden with women, children and painstakingly trussed-up pos
German rightist calls for fasting Muslims to be banned from work during Ramadan
BERLIN (Reuters) - A lawmaker from the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) called on Thursday for Muslim doctors, nurses, pilots, bus and train drivers to be banned from working during Ramadan if they are fasting. Germany is home to some four million Muslims - including Turks who have live
EU nears deal on banking capital rules, risk of delay over Italy
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers are likely to agree on Friday to new banking capital rules in a major step toward enhancing EU financial stability, but the deal could be delayed because Italy’s political crisis, EU officials said.
Italian coalition 'cause for concern': German minister
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Thursday voiced concern about anti-European statements made by members of Italy's incoming governing coalition, and the BDI industry association urged Rome to stick to European Union treaties and euro zone budget rules. Italian President Sergio Mattarella
More British companies investing in Germany ahead of Brexit
BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) - A record number of British businesses invested in Germany last year to help them to cope with the looming effects of Brexit, a study by a German government agency showed on Thursday, with the trend set to continue.
From 7 to 77: There's been an explosion in building border walls since World War II
BUDAPEST, Hungary — At the end of World War II, there were seven border walls or fences in the world. By the time the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, there were 15, according to Elisabeth Vallet, a geography professor at the University of Quebec-Montreal.
Austrian government may bar Kuwait Airways because of anti-Israel bias
Margarete Schramböck, the Austrian economics minister, said on Wednesday that denying Kuwait Airways landing rights cannot be ruled out in response to allegations of antisemitism leveled against the Kuwait state-owned airline because its planes refuse to serve Israeli passengers.
The GDPR Is Just the Latest Example of Europe's Caution on Privacy Rights. That Outlook Has a Disturbing History
Tabulating and sorting machine, the Hollerith-System, circa 1935.Weltrundschau/ullstein bild—Getty Images
Europe, U.S. In Focus On Thursday
UK National Statistics is scheduled to report onretail salesat 08:30 GMT. Retail receipts, which are used to gauge consumer spending habits, likely rose 0.7% in April. Excluding fuel, sales likely rose just 0.1%.
Trump's Auto Tariffs Threat Targets Heart of German Economy
While Trump didn’t specifically point to Germany when calling for an investigation into protections for the U.S. auto industry on national security grounds, he didn’t have to. With past statements, he’s made clear that he resents the country’s trade surplus, which amounted to 14.2 billion euros ($16
DAX Index Crashes Lower on Risk-Off
Try as they might, they could not break through the 13200 region for the last 2 days and when the sentiment turned around the markets, the traders and the investors were only too ready to give up and run away from their trades by selling off. This pushed the DAX below the 13000 region for a brief wh
German government approves nuclear phaseout compensation
At a regular meeting in Berlin on Wednesday, the German cabinet approved a draft law envisaging the compensation of energy giants RWE and Vattenfall for losses the two utilities incurred as a result of Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy completely by 2023. The precise compensation sums d
Hamburg becomes first German city to ban older diesel cars
Traffic signs alerting motorists to the diesel restrictions are installed by workers in Max-Brauer Allee, in downtown Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters Hamburg is to become the first German city to ban some diesel cars to improve air quality, setting a template for other urban ce
First conviction in massive German tax fraud case
A German court has ordered French bank Societe Generale to pay lender Helaba millions in compensation, the first conviction in a massive tax fraud investigation, AFP learned Wednesday.