Germany: Boy, 10, stabbed by ‘stranger’ at TK Maxx store in Munich

A 10-year-old boy has been stabbed with a kitchen knife at a branch of department store TK Maxx in Germany. The schoolboy was wounded in the neck and on the shoulder by a 57-year-old man on Saturday night in Munich, German police told dpa news agency. Around 50 officers attended

Germany goes to polls in election to decide Angela Merkel’s successor

Polls have opened in the German election that will decide who succeeds Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in charge of Europe’s biggest economy. Polls point to a very close race between Mrs Merkel’s centre-right union bloc, with state governor Armin Laschet running for chancellor, and the centre-left Social Democrats,

German business morale falls as 'bottleneck recession' bites

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) -German business morale fell for the third month running in September, hit by a “bottleneck recession” for manufacturers in Europe’s largest economy that shows no sign of easing, a survey showed on Friday.FILE PHOTO: A crane lifts a steel coil at the storage and distribution facility of the

German inflation slows but remains above ECB target in June

BERLIN (Reuters) -Germany’s annual consumer price inflation eased in June, but remained above the European Central Bank’s target of close to but below 2%, the Federal Statistics Office said on Tuesday.FILE PHOTO: Customers at the Edeka grocery store buy pasta, as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Duesseldorf,

Germany may follow UK and delay second Covid vaccine as Berlin accused of being ‘too slow’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The ministry is seeking the view of an independent vaccination commission on whether to delay a second shot beyond a 42-day maximum now foreseen, after a similar

European shares fall as ECB leaves policy unchanged with no new stimulus

(Reuters) – Major European bourses closed lower on Thursday after the European Central Bank kept its policy rates unchanged and said its existing stimulus measures were sufficient and likely to be used in full. The pan-European STOXX 600 index dropped 0.6%, as ECB President Christine Lagarde said the central bank

German finance watchdog says worst of coronavirus crisis to come

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany’s financial regulator expects the worst of the coronavirus crisis is still to come, although there was no immediate threat to financial stability from the pandemic. But as many countries in Europe and beyond see rising coronavirus infection rates and governments grapple with how to respond, BaFin

German minister rules out new nationwide coronavirus lockdown

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will not need another national lockdown over the winter to keep the coronavirus under control despite rising infections, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday. After initially keeping infections and deaths relatively low compared to its European neighbors, the number of new cases in Germany has

Factories worldwide shake off COVID-19 gloom but outlook shaky

LONDON/TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Factories across Europe, Asia and North America continued to shake off the coronavirus gloom in August as the global economy emerged from a downturn triggered by the health crisis, thanks in part to massive fiscal and monetary stimulus programmes. Surveys showing an expansion in manufacturing activity may

Asian stocks edge lower after Wall Street dips in month-end trade

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Asian stocks were set to weaken on Tuesday following a softer Wall Street close while the dollar slipped as markets digested new Federal Reserve comments that suggested rates will stay low for an extended period. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.89% in early trading, while Japan’s Nikkei