Sep 15, 2014

Anti-euro party polls well in German state votes

A new party that has expanded its anti-euro platform into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the votes in Thuringia and Brandenburg, two eastern states, would make possible Germany’s first ...

Sep 14, 2014

NSA, British spy agency have secret access to Deutsche Telekom: report

The U.S. National Security Agency and British intelligence services are able to secretly access data from telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom and several other German operators, according to Der Spiegel weekly. An NSA program called “Treasure Map” gives the U.S. agency and Britain’s electronic eavesdropping ...

Sep 9, 2014

Salafist 'Shariah Police' patrols spark fury in Germany

German politicians and media Monday called for a crackdown on radical Islamist propaganda after ultraconservative Salafists took to the streets calling themselves the “Shariah Police.” Chancellor Angela Merkel hinted that laws could be tightened after a small group of men wearing orange vests with ...

Di Maria leads Argentina past Germany

Sep 4, 2014

Di Maria leads Argentina past Germany

Angel di Maria set up three goals and scored the fourth himself as Argentina trounced Germany 4-2 in their friendly game Wednesday to get a small measure of payback after losing to the host in the World Cup final. Argentina was up 4-0 after ...

Sep 4, 2014

Tsingtao at lagerheads with foreign brewers

China’s most famous beer and probably its biggest global brand, Tsingtao has survived colonialism, civil war and Communist revolution. Now, it is relying on Japanese investment to help negotiate slowing growth and intensifying foreign competition. Set up by German brewmasters in 1903, Tsingtao Brewery ...

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Sep 1, 2014

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Donald Tusk relied on a mix of charm and pragmatism to rise to the top of Polish politics and stay in power longer than anyone since the Cold War. Being the European Union’s president will test the extent of those talents. Emerging from a ...

Sep 1, 2014

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds enough weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilize the Middle East, the defense minister said on Sunday. The equipment will include armor-piercing weapons like anti-tank rockets, thousands of assault ...