Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Dec 16, 2014

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon Monday to increase pressure on the U.S. online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute. Around 2,300 employees took part in the work stoppage at five of the company’s nine ...

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Dec 10, 2014

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. “Today, 28 countries expressed their solidarity with the Syrian refugees but also with the five neighboring countries ...

Dec 5, 2014

Ugandan doctor cured of Ebola in German hospital

A Ugandan doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone has been cured and released from a German hospital after seven weeks of intensive treatment, the clinic in Frankfurt said Thursday. The employee of an Italian charity had been hospitalised on Oct. 3 in an ...

Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

Dec 2, 2014

Nazi hunter says Adolf Eichmann's top aide presumed dead in Syria

One of the world’s most wanted war criminals, the reputed top lieutenant of Nazi mastermind Adolf Eichmann, is presumed to have died at least four years ago in Syria, where he lived under government protection, a leading Nazi hunter said Monday. Alois Brunner, an ...

Nov 30, 2014

Legal loophole lets Germany spy on own citizens

German lawmakers probing the surveillance activities of the U.S. National Security Agency have uncovered a legal loophole that allows their country’s foreign intelligence agency to spy on its own citizens. The agency, known by its acronym BND, is normally forbidden from eavesdropping on Germans ...

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 ...