Germany to begin easing border restrictions, wants ‘free travel’ by mid-June

Germany wants to end by the middle of next month checks at land borders introduced to fight the coronavirus as infection rates slow, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday. Seehofer told reporters the EU's top economy had "set the clear goal of free travel in Europe by mid-June" and would begin easing some border checks this week. … Continue reading Germany to begin easing border restrictions, wants ‘free travel’ by mid-June

Coronavirus: Austria, Germany to reopen border mid-June

VIENNA (AFP) - Austria and Germany plan to open their border in mid-June after it was closed for two months in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the government in Vienna said Wednesday (May 13). "From June 15, the opening of the border between Germany and Austria will be possible," Tourism Minister Elisabeth Koestinger told state radio … Continue reading Coronavirus: Austria, Germany to reopen border mid-June

Germany’s Siemens says to cut 2,700 jobs worldwide

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) Industrial conglomerate Siemens said Tuesday it would slash 2,700 jobs worldwide at its gas and power unit, including 1,400 in its home country Germany, "over several years". Another difficult passage for Siemens workers AFP The division -- set for an independent stock market flotation in 2020 -- will "require further savings of … Continue reading Germany’s Siemens says to cut 2,700 jobs worldwide

Life term expected for serial killer seen as Germany’s worst

OLDENBURG, Germany: A German court will deliver the verdict Thursday on the man believed to be the most prolific serial killer in the country’s post-war history, as grieving families face still unanswered questions. Niels Hoegel, above, is accused of killing 97 patients. (File/AFP) Judge Sebastian Buehrmann is expected to hand down a life sentence for … Continue reading Life term expected for serial killer seen as Germany’s worst

Mike Pompeo calls on Germany to ban Hezbollah as UK did

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Germany to also ban the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah during his state visit on Friday, saying it should follow the UK’s lead. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) is greeted by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas prior to talks at Villa Borsig in north Berlin on … Continue reading Mike Pompeo calls on Germany to ban Hezbollah as UK did