German chancellor Merkel's response to Brexit

2017-03-29 17:14

Conflicting reports are being received over exactly what German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said over Britain leaving the EU.

100kg gold coin stolen in Berlin museum heist

2017-03-27 16:09

Thieves have stolen a gold coin with a face value of $1 million and weighing 100kg from Berlin's Bode Museum.

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in state poll

2017-03-26 18:46

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has won a regional election by a wide margin, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.

German output growth accelerates as employment spikes

2017-03-24 11:23

German economic activity has unexpectedly gathered speed in March, prompting a marked pick-up in job creation and price pressures.

Schumacher's 'favourite' uncle dies

2017-03-22 08:14

'It's terrible. The suffering of the family simply does not end,' says a family friend of Michael Schumacher's family as the F1 legend's uncle passes away.

G20 rift divides markets

2017-03-21 13:01

World equities wobbled after G20 finance ministers failed to renew an anti-protectionist pledge, in the face of Donald Trump's "America First" push.

G20 meeting: Global recovery only 'moderate, weaker than desirable'

2017-03-20 20:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and SA Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago represented South Africa at the first G20 gathering of finance ministers and central bank governors in Germany.

Namibia demands $30bn for German genocide: documents

2017-03-18 13:30

Namibia is to launch a $30bn lawsuit against Germany over genocide committed during colonial rule, when tens of thousands of people were killed, according to documents.

Trump voices Nato support, but says members must pay 'fair share'

2017-03-17 22:15

US President Donald Trump has said he backs Nato but, with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at his side, stressed that some member states were not contributing enough.

Turkey threatens to send Europe '15 000 refugees a month'

2017-03-17 16:45

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15 000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.


Germany launches probe into Turkey's 'intolerable spying'

2017-03-29 06:12

German prosecutors have announced an investigation into claims that Turkish agents are spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen in Germany.

German business confidence increases to strongest since '11

2017-03-27 11:17

German business sentiment has climbed to the strongest since July 2011 in a sign that the economy is sustaining its momentum.

Father disputes pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

2017-03-24 14:24

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

'Nice guy' Bottas in hot seat alongside Hamilton

2017-03-23 10:41

The unassuming Valtteri Bottas faces his toughest test so far as he starts life at Mercedes alongside Lewis Hamilton, who has a history of stormy relations with his team mates.

BMW expects higher profits, more electric cars

2017-03-22 07:03

German automaker BMW is forecasting increased sales and profits this year as it begins the rollout of some 40 new models and aims to sell 100 000 electric cars.

Fangio, Senna, Schumacher... Here's a list of F1 world champions

2017-03-21 09:58

Juan Manuel Fangio, Ayrton Senna... we reflect on Formula 1 world champions ahead of the start of the 2017 season in Melbourne.

Germany rejects Trump's claim it owes Nato 'vast sums'

2017-03-19 21:02

Germany has rejected President Donald Trump's claim the country owes Nato large sums for under-spending on defence.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Namibia, Uganda

2017-03-17 19:29

President Robert Mugabe has denied donating biscuits and children's snacks to flood victims, and the spokesperson for Uganda's police has been shot dead by gunmen outside his home.

Rosberg opens door for future return to F1

2017-03-17 11:26

Nico Rosberg has admitted he could return to Formula 1 some day, but not as a driver.

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