Germany

 
At 20, the euro is a currency giant on fragile footing
At 20, the euro is a currency giant on fragile footing
The euro turns 20 on Tuesday, marking two tumultuous decades that saw the single currency survive a make-or-break crisis and become a fixture in...
With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
With emotional goodbye, Germany shutters last black coal mine
Germany closed its last black coal mine on Friday, paying an emotional tribute to a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country's economic...
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the...
SA’s Poles recall a bitter journey
SA’s Poles recall a bitter journey
On November 11, the Polish diaspora in South Africa honoured the 500 children — among the 1.7-million Poles forcefully removed by the Red...
Multicultural SA offers a great benefit
Multicultural SA offers a great benefit
Earlier this year the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a global trendsetter of the international education agenda,...
Ramaphosa: Laws, policies must open South Africa up to investors
Ramaphosa: Laws, policies must open South Africa up to investors
South Africa's laws, policies and regulations must open the country to investment, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday.
Merkel and the revenge of the old white boys' club
Merkel and the revenge of the old white boys' club
On October 29, German Chancellor Angela...
Germans vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit
Germans vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit
German consumer groups on Thursday filed the country's first class-action suit over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, in a first taste...
Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021
Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021
Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of...
Merkel to give up CDU chair after 18 years — party source
Merkel to give up CDU chair after 18 years — party source
Chancellor Angela Merkel will not stand again as leader of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a party source told AFP Monday, a...
Audi to pay 800m euro fine in Germany over diesel cheating
Audi to pay 800m euro fine in Germany over diesel cheating
Volkswagen said on Tuesday its subsidiary Audi had agreed to pay a 800-million euro ($927-million) fine issued by German prosecutors to close a...
Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic
Saudi Arabia vows retaliation if punished over missing critic
Saudi Arabia warned it would retaliate against any sanctions imposed on the oil-rich kingdom over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi,...

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