EU 'stagnation trap' vexes French, German economists

Nov 28, 2014

EU 'stagnation trap' vexes French, German economists

Warning that Europe risks a “stagnation trap,” leading French and German economists have proposed reforms and investments to revive growth in the eurozone’s two biggest economies, but Berlin swiftly dismissed a key proposal to boost its public investment. Henrik Enderlein, of Germany’s Hertie School ...

German power plants may limit use of coal

Nov 25, 2014

German power plants may limit use of coal

Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country’s target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen Monday. Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel will propose that electricity producers reduce emissions of carbon dioxide by 4.4 million ...

Swiss museum to accept art trove, return Nazi-looted works

Nov 24, 2014

Swiss museum to accept art trove, return Nazi-looted works

A museum in the Swiss capital has agreed to accept an art trove bequeathed to it this year by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and vowed to return any works in the horde seized by the Nazis. Kunstmuseum Bern said Monday it will take the ...

Nov 23, 2014

New strain of bird flu found in goose in Germany

A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the Agriculture Ministry said Saturday. The goose with the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain was identified in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and was ...

Nov 22, 2014

Berlin says 550 Germans joined jihadist cause in Syria, Iraq

Hundreds of Germans have left their home country to fight alongside Islamic militants in Syria and Iraq, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. “We estimate 550. Just a few days ago we had 450,” the minister told German television channel Phoenix on Friday. “These ...

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 10, 2014

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

More than a million Germans and people from around the world on Sunday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War. A spectacular 15-km-long string of 7,000 ...