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Nine dead as huge storms batter Europe

2018-01-19 07:47

Violent gales battered northern Europe and beyond, snapping air and train links and leaving at least nine people - including two firefighters - dead.

Poland seeks to play down German war reparations row

2018-01-18 09:26

Warsaw has played down a row with Germany over its demand for World War II reparations, with the Polish foreign minister saying the issue should not hinder good relations.

Police arrest German who allegedly sought to abuse children

2018-01-18 05:16

German police have arrested a 52-year-old man on suspicion he planned to travel to the Philippines to sexually abuse children.

Mercedes-AMG launch trio of '53' models

2018-01-17 09:32

Mercedes-AMG is extending its product range with the addition of three new models and at the same time introducing a new model designation: the 53-series models of the CLS, E-Class Coupé plus E-Class Cabriolet.

2018 engine rule change 'crazy' - Mercedes

2018-01-16 10:57

Mercedes engine boss Andy Cowell has described as 'crazy' the new engine rules for 2018.

Record-breaking car sales for Audi

2018-01-15 09:20

Audi has increased its global sales for the eighth year in a row. The company achieved a new record-breaking figure: around 1 878 100 deliveries.

German defence minister visits troops at Jordan base

2018-01-13 19:11

Germany's defence minister is visiting a Jordanian air base where German troops have been stationed since October.

Hard Brexit 'could cost 14 000 jobs' at German car suppliers

2018-01-11 15:41

A worst-case Brexit scenario could put thousands of jobs at risk at German car parts suppliers, a study warned, as Britain grapples with navigating its complex exit from the EU.

Bread bandits busted in maxi German-Italian mafia sting

2018-01-09 18:47

Italian and German police have rounded up more than 100 suspects in a vast anti-mafia operation in the two countries, cracking open a crime empire that grew rich on bread, wine and funeral services.

English boy is reunited with camera that drifted to Germany

2018-01-06 22:58

An English boy has been reunited in Germany with a video camera he lost four months ago on the other side of the North Sea.

 

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite

2018-01-19 07:16

China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyse storms.

Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste

2018-01-18 08:23

Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards.

Germany, Polish police swoop on people-smuggling ring

2018-01-17 20:14

German and Polish police have carried out raids on both sides of the border against an alleged Polish-Syrian people-smuggling ring.

48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident

2018-01-16 21:57

A bus carrying children to school in southern Germany has slammed into the side of a building without braking, injuring 48 people.

BMW: Best-ever annual car sales in 2017

2018-01-15 17:15

The BMW Group achieved its best-ever annual sales in 2017, the seventh consecutive year it has achieved a new annual record.

UK treasury chief accuses EU of paranoia over Brexit

2018-01-14 13:41

Britain's treasury chief, Philip Hammond, is accusing the European Union of "paranoia" over Brexit and should instead offer a positive vision.

Schumacher's karting circuit set to close

2018-01-12 10:57

The karting circuit where stricken ex-Formula 1 world champion Michael Schumacher started his career is to close ahead of it being torn up by a mining company, despite efforts to find it a new home.

Merkel faces criticism over reported climate backtrack

2018-01-10 14:51

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their prospective centre-left partners in government face criticism over their reported willingness to push back Germany's target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 2020.

German-Russian man admits to Dortmund team bus bombing

2018-01-08 19:12

A German-Russian man admits to carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market.

German, Turkish top diplomats vow to heal ties

2018-01-06 22:10

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu have vowed to try to mend ties blighted by a slew of disputes.

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