Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit, report says

World / Politics May 30, 2020

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit, report says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of Group of Seven leaders that U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Politico website quoted her spokesman as saying Friday. Leaders from the G7, which ...

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

Business May 28, 2020

China to allow charter flights from eight countries but not from U.S.

China plans to allow chartered flights from eight countries as it loosens restrictions on inbound travel imposed for the coronavirus pandemic, though the U.S. won’t be included amid growing tensions between the two nations, people familiar with the matter said. Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Germany, ...

In virus rescue, German government to climb aboard at Lufthansa

Business / Corporate May 26, 2020

In virus rescue, German government to climb aboard at Lufthansa

Berlin will climb aboard airline giant Lufthansa as its largest shareholder in a €9 billion ($9.8 billion) rescue if investors and competition authorities agree, as the coronavirus-stricken carrier faces an arduous yearslong recovery from the pandemic. Following the broad strokes of a plan dangled last ...

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

World May 16, 2020

Europe’s broken tourism industry struggles to save the summer

On the Greek island of Mykonos, Mayor Kostas Koukas is desperately trying to revive the tourism that is the life blood of the local economy. Koukas and his counterparts in towns and cities across Europe are looking to salvage something from the summer season after ...

Leaders across globe balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

World May 11, 2020

Leaders across globe balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday as life within the White House reflected the stark challenges still posed by the pandemic, with one of Vice President Mike Pence's aides testing positive. A balancing act was playing out ...

Dynamo Dresden squad put in quarantine after pair of positive tests

Soccer May 10, 2020

Dynamo Dresden squad put in quarantine after pair of positive tests

Two players at German second-division side Dynamo Dresden tested positive for the new coronavirus on Saturday, putting on hold the club’s planned return to soccer next weekend. The 2.Bundesliga side announced on its website that tests taken on Friday had revealed two new positive cases ...