Once its strength, water now threatens Germany

BAD MUENSTEREIFEL, Germany (Reuters) – Bad Muenstereifel’s transformation from picturesque but sleepy German tourist town into an outlet shopping centre put it on the map for millions of visitors.FILE PHOTO: German Bundeswehr soldiers help to clean up the debris following heavy rainfalls, in Bad Muenstereifel, North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany, July 21, 2021. REUTERS/Thilo SchmuelgenThen floods […]

Germany: U.S. soldiers are still welcome here

FILE PHOTO: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas speaks during a virtual news conference where he informed about a virtual meeting of EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministers and an upcoming NATO Foreign Ministers meeting, at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, Germany, December 1, 2020. Clemens Bilan/Pool via REUTERS/File PhotoBERLIN (Reuters) – Germany is glad that there appears […]

Germans fear Trump more than coronavirus, survey shows

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germans are more afraid of the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump than of the coronavirus which has wreaked havoc on Europe’s biggest economy, an annual survey of German attitudes showed on Thursday. Fears that Trump’s policies would make the world a more dangerous place eclipsed economic worries, with 53% of those […]

Geely Auto seeks $3 billion Shanghai STAR Market listing

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Geely Automobile Holdings (0175.HK) plans to raise 20 billion yuan ($2.93 billion) from a public share sale on Shanghai’s Nasdaq-style STAR Market to invest in new car models and technologies, exchange filings showed on Tuesday. China’s highest-profile automaker, thanks to parent group investments in Daimler AG (DAIGn.DE) and Volvo Cars, has set […]

Global stocks dip but set for fifth month of gains; dollar weak

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks pulled back from a record high on Monday but was poised for a fifth straight month of gains while the dollar remained lethargic as investors adjust to the policy shift outlined by Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell last week. U.S. stocks were mixed, with the Dow […]

World stocks hold firm, set for fifth straight month of gains

LONDON (Reuters) – World stocks hovered near record highs on Monday and were set to end August with five consecutive months of gains, as investors bet on central banks keeping up the policy punchbowl for years to come. An upbeat reading on China’s service sector added to the positive mood, with MSCI’s broadest index of […]

Berlin police arrest 300, disband protest against coronavirus curbs

BERLIN (Reuters) – Berlin police broke up a mass protest against coronavirus curbs on Saturday and arrested 300 in the German capital after demonstrators failed to keep their distance and wear masks as instructed. Around 38,000 protesters gathered for events across the city and police reported pockets of unrest, as infections rise in Europe and […]

Germany puts on crowded concerts to study Covid

Three pop concerts are being staged on one day in Germany to enable scientists to investigate the risks of such mass indoor events during the pandemic. Some 4,000 healthy volunteers aged between 18 and 50 were urged to sign up for Saturday’s study in Leipzig, carried out by Halle University. Singer-songwriter Tim Bendzko agreed to […]