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China threatens Germany over foreign minister's meeting with activist

China threatens Germany over foreign minister's meeting with activist

China formally summoned the German ambassador to Beijing on Wednesday and threatened negative consequences for bilateral relations after Foreign Minister Heiko Maas met with Hong Kong protest leader Joshua Wong earlier this week.

Volkswagen launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

Volkswagen launches mammoth bet on electric at IAA car show

With a new car and range sporting a spruced-up logo, German car giant Volkswagen enters the Frankfurt IAA car show hoping bets worth tens of billions of euros will pay off.

German Muslim group says AfD's surge promotes 'right-wing extremists'

German Muslim group says AfD's surge promotes 'right-wing extremists'

Voters who supported the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) in elections in two eastern states have knowingly helped to put "right-wing extremists" in power

Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

Germany asks Polish forgiveness 80 years after WWII outbreak

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday asked Poland's forgiveness for history's bloodiest conflict during a ceremony in the Polish city of Wielun

Qatar Chamber, Germany’s deputy minister of economy review co-operation ties

Qatar Chamber, Germany’s deputy minister of economy review co-operation ties

Officials from Qatar and Germany recently held discussions in Berlin on how to further spur economic growth in both the countries and to forge stronger trade ties in various sectors.

Escaped deadly cobra terrorises German town

Escaped deadly cobra terrorises German town

A deadly cobra was on the loose in the German town of Herne on Tuesday, with local residents told to keep their windows closed and steer clear of long grass.

Thousands march against racism in German City ahead of key state polls

Thousands march against racism in German City ahead of key state polls

Thousands marched against hate and racism in the eastern German of city Dresden on Saturday, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains.

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

Syrian jailed for Germany knife killing that sparked far-right protests

A 24-year-old Syrian man was sentenced to nine and a half years in jail Thursday for a knife killing that sparked racist street violence and far-right protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz.

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union

German flight attendants' union: Sexual harassment a 'serious problem'

German flight attendants' union: Sexual harassment a 'serious problem'

The German union for independent flight attendants UFO said Tuesday that sexual harassment in the industry was a "serious problem."