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German man suspected of three heists against money transporters arrested by Dutch police

A German man suspected of taking part in three robberies that targeted money transporters has been arrested in the Netherlands. The 60-year-old, who has not been publicly named, was detained on a European arrest warrant and German prosecutors have launched extradition proceedings. The suspect is accused of participating in a 2018 robbery in Cologne, as […]

Politics

Brussels stunned as Merkel bows to demands from German car industry to strike EU deal

Angela Markel 'made mistake' with Hungary deal says MEP Brussels MEPs are furious at Angela Merkel, saying she made a “mistake” by bowing to pressure from German industry lobbies. This comes after the EU backed down to demands from Hungary and Poland over Europe’s 1.8-trillion-euro budget and coronavirus recovery package. The two member states had […]

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COVID-19: German police fire water cannon at restriction protesters

Police in Germany have fired water cannon and pepper spray at anti-coronavirus restriction protesters. Officers in Berlin said the thousands of demonstrators refused to heed their requests to wear face masks and social distance in line with regulations. They fired the cannon into the crowd outside the Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday as riot police swept […]

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German government says 'fairly likely' Navalny was poisoned

‘Somebody seriously poisoned’ the Russian opposition politician who is being treated in Germany, Berlin says. The German government has said it is “fairly likely” that Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny, who is being treated in a Berlin hospital, was poisoned. The 44-year-old was brought to the German capital Berlin on Saturday from Siberia, where he […]

Business

Airbus examining restructuring including redundancies: sources

PARIS/TOULOUSE (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) is drawing up plans for restructuring involving “deep” job cuts, but has not taken a final decision, industry sources said. If the move is confirmed, the European planemaker is expected to brief unions on the proposals around the end of the month and is meanwhile drawing up contingency plans for […]