AJ Impact

Germany to own 20 percent of Lufthansa as part of $9.8bn rescue

Lufthansa has been in talks with Berlin for weeks over aid to help it to survive the coronavirus-induced travel slump.

Germany to own 20 percent of Lufthansa as part of $9.8bn rescue

AJ Impact

Volkswagen must buy back 'dieselgate' cars: Germany's top court

Court ruling sets precedent for hundreds of thousands of car owners affected by VW emissions test cheating in Germany.

Volkswagen must buy back 'dieselgate' cars: Germany's top court

Counting the Cost

Bolsonaro's coronavirus response: A threat to Brazil's economy

We look at how President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of COVID-19 crisis has decimated Brazil's health service and economy.

Europe

Berlin church hosts Muslim prayer in 'amazing sign of solidarity'

Church steps in to help nearby mosque comply with German physical distancing rules by hosting part of its worshippers.

Berlin church hosts Muslim prayer in 'amazing sign of solidarity'

AJ Impact

Bailouts in the air: Germany's Lufthansa in talks with government

The airline says negotiations for a $10bn rescue deal are well under way and involve limits to management pay.

Bailouts in the air: Germany's Lufthansa in talks with government

AJ Impact

Creepy technologies invade European post-pandemic workplaces

From banks to gyms, workplaces are installing fever-testing cameras, mask-detection systems and tracking software.

Creepy technologies invade European post-pandemic workplaces

Racism

Volkswagen pulls 'racist' advert, apologises after outcry

VW's video, which was posted on social media, shows a Black man being pushed around by a giant white hand.

Volkswagen pulls 'racist' advert, apologises after outcry

Press Freedom

German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging

German foreign intelligence service violated constitution by spying on internet data from foreigners abroad, says court.

German court limits power of spy agency's overseas bugging

Europe

Hanau attack mourners: 'Germany must deal with racism, far right'

Community draws link between racist violence and targeted raids on shisha bars that attract ethnic minority customers.

Hanau attack mourners: 'Germany must deal with racism, far right'

Syria's War

Former Syrian intelligence officer denies torturing prisoners

Anwar Raslan says he 'neither beat nor tortured' prisoners at the Al-Khatib detention centre in Damascus.

Former Syrian intelligence officer denies torturing prisoners

Football

German football league Bundesliga is back after coronavirus break

Bundesliga becomes Europe's first major league to resume after two-month shutdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

German football league Bundesliga is back after coronavirus break

AJ Impact

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, sinks into recession

Europe's biggest economy slumps amid pandemic with worse expected, following small dip at the end of last year.

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, sinks into recession

Asia

Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence

Suspect was in regular contact with Germany-based intelligence officer and passed on information, prosecutors say.

Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence

Europe

France and Germany see infection uptick as lockdown eased

Officials are urging vigilance to social distancing rules, or risk a return to lockdown.

France and Germany see infection uptick as lockdown eased

Malta

Malta diplomat in Finland quits after comparing Merkel and Hitler

Zammit Tabona wrote on Facebook: 'Who will stop Angela Merkel? She has fulfilled Hitler's dream! To control Europe.'

Malta diplomat in Finland quits after comparing Merkel and Hitler