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Turkey drops terror link charge against German firms: Berlin

Berlin - Germany said Monday Turkey had informed it that Ankara had dropped accusations of "terrorism" funding against major German companies, amid a raging dispute between the NATO partners.

New technology for food contamination screening

Bonn - Contaminated food is a major health risk to the consumer and it is also bad for business. If undesirable substances are ingested this can lead to significant health consequences, and many risks arise from the environment.

Germany's Gay Pride march celebrates same-sex marriage law

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people marched through Berlin for the annual Gay Pride parade on Saturday, just weeks after Germany's parliament legalised same-sex marriage.This year's march had as its official theme the fight against the far right.

German jihadi girl arrested in Iraq: Berlin

Berlin - A German 16-year-old girl suspected of joining the Islamic State jihadists in Iraq was arrested last week in Mosul, a German judicial source said Saturday."The Dresden prosecutor confirms that Linda W.

Germany vows economic steps against Turkey as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures hitting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience had snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

Germany vows to overhaul Turkey ties as row escalates

Berlin - Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures impacting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signalling its patience has snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

Draghi to calm waters ahead of easy-money exit

Frankfurt Am Main - European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi will carefully prepare markets for a long-awaited end to the institution's easy-money policy Thursday, analysts expect, but stop short of calling time immediately.

'Fanatic' German choirmaster was 'feared' by pupils

Berlin - The former choirmaster of a Catholic school in Germany where more than 500 children were abused, including sexually, was a "fanatic" who was "feared" by pupils, his immediate successor said Wednesday.

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Berlin - Berlin on Wednesday summoned Turkey's ambassador over the detention of a German human rights activist and issued a fresh warning about the NATO partner's respect for the rule of law.

Berlin summons Turkish envoy over detention of activist

Berlin - Berlin on Wednesday summoned Turkey's ambassador over the detention of a German human rights activist who was remanded in Turkish custody this week.

William, Kate take Brexit 'charm offensive' to Germany

Berlin - Prince William and his wife Kate began Wednesday a three-day visit to Germany billed as a "charm offensive" by local media as Britain begins thorny Brexit talks in earnest.

Turkish custody for German activist 'unjustified': Berlin

Berlin - Berlin on Tuesday slammed as "unjustified" the detention by Turkey of six human rights activists, including a German national, ordered to remain in custody for allegedly aiding a terror group.

Over 500 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: investigator

Munich - More than 500 boys at a world-famous Catholic choir school in Germany suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to "prison, hell or a concentration camp", said a report Tuesday on one of the country's worst such scandals.

547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: lawyer

Berlin - At least 547 boys at a German Catholic choir school suffered sexual or physical abuse in what victims have likened to "prison, hell or a concentration camp", said an investigator releasing a final report Tuesday.

Women assaulted, bottles hurled at chaotic German town festival

Berlin - German police said Monday several assaults and cases of sexual harassment were reported in alcohol-fuelled weekend disturbances that saw youths rampage through a small town and hurl bottles at police.

Merkel stands by Hamburg G20 despite violent protests

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she stood by her decision to hold a G20 summit in Hamburg even after it was marred by street protests that turned violent."Things happened that were unacceptable.

Merkel challenger calls for guaranteed public investment

Berlin - Germany should be legally bound to invest in infrastructure, the centre-left challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel at September elections said Sunday.

Macron outshines Merkel as EU's top diplomat

Berlin - Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.

Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Berlin - Berlin on Saturday said two women who were killed after being stabbed in an Egyptian beach resort were German nationals, confirming earlier reports.

Turkey again blocks German MPs visit troops: Berlin

Berlin - Germany on Friday said Turkey once again blocked a visit by its lawmakers to German troops stationed at a Turkish base, a move adding to tension in their relations.
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