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The Latest: Canada pushes for release of jailed citizens

TORONTO (AP) — The Latest on Canada (all times local):. Canada's ambassador to China says his message to Chinese authorities is that it's not in their interest to arrest people and use them as bargaining chips.


Germany: Cologne Crocodiles signed top RB Colby Goodwyn

The Cologne Crocodiles beefed up their 2019 backfield late last year with the signing of the second leading rusher in the German Football League in 2018, Colby Goodwyn. Goodwyn played for the Hamburg Huskies in 2018 amassing 1,293 yards and nine touchdowns after joining Hamburg for the final four ga


Berlin Competition Film ‘The Ground Beneath My Feet’ Sold to Germany’s Salzgeber (EXCLUSIVE)

Salzgeber has acquired the German rights for Berlin Film Festival competition title “The Ground Beneath My Feet” from sales agent Picture Tree International. Variety has been given exclusive access to the film’s trailer. Salzgeber will release the film, directed by Marie Kreutzer, mid-May.


Kidnapper was Headed for Mexican Border, Quick Thinking By 8-Year-Old Saved Two Lives

It’s every parent’s nightmare to have their child kidnapped. For one California man, he faced that reality when his car was stolen with his children sitting in the backseat.


EU to Hit Chinese E-bikes Imports with Tariffs

BRUSSELS— The European Union will impose duties starting on Jan. 19 on Chinese electric bicycles to curb cheap imports which European producers say benefit from unfair subsidies and are flooding the market.


Ariana Grande Releases Over-the-Top Video for New Track “7 Rings”

Ariana Grande just dropped the video for new track “7 Rings.” Channeling the melody of The Sound of Music‘s “My Favorite Things,” Grande sings about financial independence and retail therapy. The appropriately excessive neon-heavy video shows Grande and her friends decked out in jewels and partying


Morning Scan JPM merging payments units; Brit banks worried about consumer lending

Editor's note: Morning Scan will not publish on Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We'll be back on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Receiving Wide Coverage ... JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon earned total compensation of $31 million last year, up 5% from $29.5 million the previous year a


Germany streaming numbers up by over 40% in 2018, as CD sales drop 23%

The number of audio streams in Germany in 2018 grew by over 40% year-on-year to a new all-time record high of 79.5 billion. That’s according to preliminary year-end figures released today (January 18) by German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindustrie (BVMI) for 2018 – a year in which


How Germany got to 40 percent renewable electricity

Germany produced 40 percent of its electric power from renewables in 2018. Emissions are on pace to fall 62 percent from 1990 levels by 2050. That's an unthinkable greenhouse gas reduction pace here in the U.S.


‘Disgusting to Say, but It’s the Truth’: German Winemakers See Boon in Climate Change

WILTINGEN, Germany — In the bright, cavernous basement of the new Van Volxem vinery building, Christoph Dirksen, one of the Mosel region’s most important wine tasters, was making his rounds sampling from giant stainless-steel tanks.


Tell us what you want, German conservative Weber urges London

BERLIN (Reuters) - Delaying a March 29 deadline for Britain’s planned exit from the European Union only makes sense if London sets out plans on how to proceed after British lawmakers rejected the draft Brexit deal, German conservative Manfred Weber told German radio.


German brewers to add calorie information to beer labels

BERLIN (DPA) - Curious how you ended up with that beer belly?. Germany's brewers are here to help. Starting this year, German brewers say they will begin adding information to their labels, explaining exactly how many calories you're consuming each time you put back a bottle.


Playtime Dives Into Different Shades of French Comedies (EXCLUSIVE)

Playtime, the Paris-based co-production and sales company which will be presenting Francois Ozon’s anticipated “By the Grace of God” in competition at the Berlin Film Festival, has acquired three offbeat French comedies, ranging from Geraldine Nakache’s “I’ll Go Where You Go,” to “The Bare Necessity


Germany sees huge rise in number of weapon license applications - with insecurity caused by huge migrant influx blamed

Germany has seen a huge rise in the number of applications for firearms licenses in a phenomenon which is being blamed on insecurity over the country's migrant crisis. Following the release of figures showing there had been a nine per cent increase in gun license applications in 2018, leading politi


Lloyds secures Berlin bank licence as part of Brexit preparations - source

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) has secured a banking licence for its new Berlin-based subsidiary, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, as part of long-standing plans to Brexit-proof its business with European Union clients.


EU takes aim at Turkish steel sector already buckling under Trump tariffs

LONDON/ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Commission’s move to extend its steel import restrictions threatens to force Turkish mills, already buckling under the weight of U.S. tariffs, to cut production further or in some cases close down, sources said.


5 Takeaways From the Ancient DNA Research Story

What can genes tell us about who we are? Millions of people around the word have begun using consumer ancestry services like 23andMe in an attempt to peer into their personal origins and understand where they came from.


Zverev cruises past Bolt to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Germany’s Alexander Zverev brandished his credentials as an Australian Open title contender by dispatching local wildcard Alex Bolt 6-3 6-3 6-2 in the third round on Saturday.


German carmakers warn hard Brexit would be 'fatal'

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers on Wednesday warned of fatal consequences if Britain left the European Union without a divorce deal, predicting job losses in Britain and Europe and urging lawmakers to redouble efforts to ensure tariff-free trade can continue.


meet the creator of everyone's new favorite instagram filter

This article originally appeared on i-D DE. Boom. Suddenly you’re insta-famous. This surreal phenomenon of the digital age is just what happened to Johanna Jaskowska. Last week, only her close friends, family, and a few interested strangers followed the multi-talented 26-year-old, but now she has mo