US President Donald Trump called Russia, China and the European Union foes. “Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe,” he told CBS News.
Angelique Kerber is the first German female player to win a Wimbledon title in 22 years.
A Ryanair flight made an emergency landing in Frankfurt after a sudden drop in cabin pressure. Many passengers, who reported nausea, pain and bleeding ears, are outraged by how the company handled the incident.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned US President Donald Trump against making unilateral deals that could hurt the US’ Western allies, ahead of Mr. Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday. (Reuters)
Germany will take in 50 of 450 migrants rescued off the coast of Italy, after Rome called for other EU members to take in their fair share of asylum seekers. Malta and France will also take in 50.
US President Donald Trump again attacked Germany over its participation in the Russia-Germany Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. He said it was a “terrible thing” as the pipeline weakened Germany and strengthened Russia.
New temporary ThyssenKrupp boss Guido Kerkhoff said he will continue the restructuring process started by his predecessor Heinrich Hiesinger, including pushing ahead with the controversial merger of the group’s steel division with Tata Steel. Owner the Krupp Foundation said it also backed both.
Wanna get rich quick? Move to Germany. The private wealth of Germans has reached a record level, with household assets reaching a total value of €5.875 trillion in the last quarter, the Bundesbank said.
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Germany had not agreed to fast-track defense spending at this week’s NATO summit. Critics had accused the government of bowing to US pressure to reach NATO’s spending target of 2% of GDP more quickly.
Ryanair accused archrival Lufthansa of trying to destabilize its new acquisition, Austrian airline Laudamotion. The Irish airline said Germany’s flagcarrier was trying to reclaim nine aircraft it had leased to Laudamotion, in breach of an EU ruling.
Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed Britain’s Brexit white paper. “We are pleased that Great Britain is now putting its own detailed position on the table,” said her spokesman.
Leading members of the Social Democrats, Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partners, criticized the chancellor’s reported plans to increase defense spending. Germany had caved in to US pressure, said deputy chairman Thorsten Schäfer-Gümbel. (Rheinische Post)
Germany and France will never be divided by Donald Trump’s punitive trade tariffs against the EU, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. Unity is the best response to the dispute, he added.
The number of Germans who want to work or work more fell by 373,000 to just under 5.1 million in 2017. The drop in so-called unused labor is the biggest in several years.
Germany’s economy grew faster in the second quarter than at the start of the year, when output expanded by 0.3%, Germany’s economics ministry said. But it warned of a “sword of Damocles” hanging over it in international trade.
Labor Minister Hubertus Heil launched a new pension package. The billion-euro deal will give more financial support to mothers, early retirees and low-income earners.
Almost 60% of Germans think interior minister Horst Seehofer should leave his post, according to a poll by broadcaster ZDF. The Bavarian leader recently caused a government crisis over his hardline views on stopping migrants entering Germany.
A former bodyguard to Osama bin Laden has been deported from Germany to his native Tunisia, reports said. Sami A. was put on a plane Friday despite a court ruling that his safety couldn’t be guaranteed.
ThyssenKrupp CFO Guido Kerkhoff will temporarily take over as CEO until the non-executive board finds a permanent successor to Heinrich Hiesinger, who resigned last week.
Engineering giant Siemens will present its post-2020 strategy on August 2. According to insiders, it will shrink the number of industrial divisions from five to three. (Reuters)
The mayor of the Majorcan capital Palma wants to slash the number of beds in the city from 80,000 to 63,000 to prevent it from being overrun by tourists. Half of Majorca’s 10 million annual visitors are German. (WiWo)
Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s state rail company, warned that it could miss this year’s profit target of €2.2 billion because of poor punctuality on its passenger trains.
Unions urged the 34,000 workers at leading supermarket chain Real to strike today in a dispute over pay.
Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s former vice-chancellor, accused Donald Trump of wanting “regime change” in Berlin after the US president criticized its defense spending and immigration policy.
The city of Berlin has invited Harley-Davidson to open a factory in the capital. The US motorcycle firm recently announced it wants to produce abroad for the first time to escape the growing trade war between the US and Europe. (Tagesspiegel)
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was filmed repeatedly stumbling at a NATO event last night and had to be brought into dinner in a wheelchair. He has previously said he suffers from sciatica.
Ötzi the Iceman, whose mummified 5,300-year-old body was found in the Austrian Alps in 1991, ate a final meal of goat fat, venison and wheat that was 50% fat, scientists discovered.
The EU Commission said it has no antitrust reservations regarding Ryanair’s planned takeover of Austrian airline Laudamotion, removing the last hurdle for the acquisition. (DPA)
Allianz will present new strategic targets in November. CEO Oliver Bäte told Handelsblatt the insurer wants to increase customer satisfaction and simplify its products.
After German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz met his counterpart in Paris, the two countries still had no joint position on how to deal with Donald Trump’s threats to slap tariffs on European cars.