Expatica : Germany (32)

Merkel says Turkey must not 'misuse' Interpol in writer's case

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was glad a Spanish court had ordered the conditional release of a Turkish-German writer wanted by Ankara and warned Turkey not to "misuse" Interpol to pursue its...

Erdogan urges 'slap' for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a "slap" to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what...

Merkel's Bavarian ally drops demand for refugee quota

A key ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel backed away Sunday from his demand for an upper limit of refugees Germany can take in, removing a major hurdle before September 24 elections.Bavarian state premier...

Spain releases German-Turkish writer sought by Ankara

A Spanish court on Sunday ordered the conditional release of German-Turkish writer Dogan Akhanli a day after police had arrested him at Ankara's request, his lawyer said.Berlin -- which sees Turkey's...

Erdogan slams German rebukes over election 'interference'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government on Saturday for criticising his call to ethnic Turks to vote against Germany's two ruling parties in September elections, warning...

Erdogan warns German foreign minister to 'know your limits'

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday told German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel to "know your limits" after he vehemently criticised the Turkish leader for interfering in Germany's upcoming elections."He...

German-Turkish writer held in Spain on Turkey's order: MP

Dogan Akhanli, a German writer of Turkish origin who has written extensively on Turkey's record on human rights, was arrested in Spain on Saturday at Ankara's request, a Green MP said."I have asked the...

Turkey slams 'arrogant' German reaction to Erdogan poll call

Turkey on Saturday lashed out at "arrogant" German reaction to comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urging ethnic Turks in Germany to vote against both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling...

Erdogan urges Turkish Germans to reject Merkel party, coalition partner

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defiantly stepped into Germany's election campaign on Friday, calling on ethnic Turks not to vote next month for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling...

One killed in stabbing in western Germany, attacker on the run: police

One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing in the western German city of Wuppertal on Friday police said, adding that the attacker was still on the loose."We can confirm there has been a deadly...

German minister slams Erdogan's 'interference' in Germany's vote

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel hit out Friday against "interference" by Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Germany's elections, after the Turkish leader urged Turks living abroad not to...

Swiss stop registering Porsche SUVs diesel motors

Switzerland said Friday that it will no longer register Porsche's luxury SUV, the Cayenne, with diesel engines citing the fallout from the emissions scandal that has rocked neighbouring Germany's car...

German drugmaker Stada shareholders back takeover

Germany's Stada, a leading generic drugs producer, on Friday said its shareholders had approved a sweetened takeover bid by two private equity groups which values the company at more than five billion...

Erdogan urges Turks in Germany not to support CDU, SPD or Greens

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called on Turks living in Germany not to vote for the two parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling grand coalition or the Greens in next month's legislative...

German vote campaign to mourn Spain attack victims: Merkel

Germany's election rallies will mourn victims of Spain's deadly attacks, but they won't be halted as they are a celebration of democracy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday.The victims will be remembered...

German court orders knife killer held at psychiatric hospital

A German man who killed one person and wounded three in a knife rampage last year was ordered by a court on Thursday to be interned at a psychiatric hospital.The 28-year-old unemployed carpenter, Paul...

ECB frets over stronger euro as stimulus exit nears

European Central Bank governors expressed concern over the strength of the euro at their last meeting in July, minutes showed on Thursday, complicating their attempts to ease away from stimulus without...

Three airlines interested in Air Berlin assets: CEO

Air Berlin is in talks with three competitors about buying up its assets, the insolvent airline's boss said Thursday, warning that not all jobs would be saved."Aside from Lufthansa, we are in contact...

Trump's far-right defence 'a huge mistake': Germany

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Thursday US President Donald Trump had made "a huge mistake" by failing to clearly condemn a white supremacist, neo-Nazi and "alt-right" rally.Trump on Tuesday...

Tainted egg scandal sparks political row in Germany

A German state minister charged Wednesday that over three times more eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil had entered the country than the national government has admitted.While Berlin puts...

Merkel reaches out to young voters on YouTube

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning Wednesday for the youth vote on YouTube ahead of September 24 elections, said her favourite emoticon was the "smiley" and dismissed fears about a potential...

Germany's Flixbus rescues train start-up Locomore

Germany's leading long-distance bus operator Flixbus on Wednesday said it had joined forces with a Czech company to rescue the crowd-funded rail start-up Locomore and get its trains back on the rails.Services...

Ankara asks Berlin to check sightings of 'top coup fugitive'

Turkey has asked the German authorities to formally investigate reported sightings in Germany of a top suspect in last year's failed coup who still remains at large.Ankara blames the doomed bid on July...

Fiat joins BMW-led group to develop driverless cars

Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler on Wednesday said it was joining a BMW-led group to develop fully self-driving vehicles, the latest tie-up in an industry racing to get ready for the cars of the...

German minister pushes deadline to boost female execs

German Women's Affairs Minister Katarina Barley on Wednesday slammed the country's top firms for not having enough female executives and threatened a mandatory quota if they did not do better by next...

German judges refer ECB lawsuit to European court

Germany's top court said Tuesday it had referred a lawsuit against the European Central Bank's multi-billion-euro bond-buying scheme to the European Court of Justice, saying the bank may have overstepped...

Air Berlin files for insolvency, flights to keep going

Germany's struggling airline Air Berlin on Tuesday said it had filed for insolvency proceedings after its main shareholder Etihad Airways said it "would not provide any further financial support".The...

German growth slower, but still strong ahead of election

Germany's economic growth slowed in the second quarter as exports cooled, official data showed Tuesday, but strong domestic demand helped to keep Europe's powerhouse humming just weeks before a general...

German growth slows slightly in second quarter: data

The German economy grew by 0.6 percent in the second quarter, slightly slower than expected as exports cooled, official data showed Tuesday.The provisional figure, adjusted for price, seasonal and calendar...

German court hands jail term to Chile Nazi sect doctor

A German court on Monday handed a five-year prison term to a doctor who fled Chile after being convicted there of complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi paedophile sect.The court in the western city...

Merkel condemns 'disgusting' Virginia far-right violence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday slammed as "disgusting" the role of white supremacists in a violent protest in Virginia and an "evil attack" against counterdemonstrators that left one woman...

RWE optimistic for 2017, boosted by nuclear tax refund

German energy giant RWE said Monday it is on track to hit the upper targets of its 2017 forecast after a huge nuclear tax refund powered a strong second quarter performance.The Essen-based group said...