Trade War Watch: Germany and China Now Best Friends

China and Germany signed a collection of commercial accords valued at $ 23.5 billion this week. Meanwhile, the nations’ leaders publicly affirmed their commitment to a multilateral global trade order, while the United States adopts a more protectionist policy. “We both want to sustain the system of World Trade Organization rules,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said […]

Trump slams a weakened Germany as ‘controlled by Russia’ in blistering open to NATO summit

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump followed up on a week of bashing NATO allies on Twitter with an in-person tirade against Germany. He said Russia basically controls Germany because of German energy dependence on Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed a massive pipeline that would allow increased consumption of Russian energy. Russia’s main […]

American troops unlikely to leave Germany, US NATO envoy says

Not much is likely to change for the 35,000 American soldiers stationed in Germany, as the US ambassador to NATO says there are no plans for their withdrawal, despite speculations that Trump may be considering a troop pullout. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Trump administration’s envoy to NATO, told reporters on Thursday that there is “nothing […]

Joachim Low to continue as Germany manager despite World Cup debacle

Joachim Low will continue as Germany manager despite the country’s shock early exit from the World Cup in Russia, it has been confirmed. Low had signed a contract extension on the eve of the tournament to take him up to May 2022, but the reigning champions’ disastrous showing in Russia – where they made a […]

Trump was reportedly surprised by the number of US troops stationed in Germany and expressed interest in pulling some of them out

The US Defense Department is reportedly analyzing the cost-to-benefit ratio of a large-scale withdrawal or transfer of US troops in Germany. Trump, who has had a tenuous relationship with the German chancellor Angela Merkel, was said to have been surprised by the number of US troops stationed there. Some US officials were said to have […]

Pass the peace pipe: US promises Germany to leave Russian gas pipeline alone

Germany’s Economy Ministry said Berlin was assured by the United States that any punitive measures introduced against Moscow wouldn’t affect the building of gas pipelines from Russia. The ministry’s spokesperson said Germany opposed sanctions with extraterritorial effect but, in the specific case of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline linking Russia and Germany, guidelines that […]

‘No problem’: Tsipras cool with Germany sending migrants back to Greece to ‘share the burden’

Athens “doesn’t care” if some migrants return from Germany to Greece as part of a possible deal with Berlin, PM Alexis Tsipras said. His words are in sharp contrast with the mood on Greek islands overwhelmed by the migrant influx. “We don’t care about the fact that maybe we’ll have some returns from Germany if […]

England fans JUBILANT: Germany crash OUT of World Cup in South Korea double goal shock

The Germans were shocked by South Korea in their final group game, meaning the holders are out at the earliest possibly opportunity. Joachim Low looked stunned as his flops lost 2-0 to Korea to exit Group F in bottom place – with just one win and three points from three games. It’s the first time […]

Defending World Cup champion Germany ousted in 1st round by South Korea

Everyone was waiting for Germany to score another late World Cup-saving goal. It never came. Instead, the Germans have become the fourth defending champions in the last five tournaments to be eliminated in the group stage following a 2-0 loss to South Korea on Wednesday in Kazan, Russia. The four-time champions allowed a pair of […]

Three students in Germany created a data mining startup without taking VC money for five years — now it’s worth $1 billion

Celonis A German data mining startup is the newest unicorn, raising $ 50 million from Accel Partners and 83North at a $ 1 billion valuation. The technology uses a combination of a data technique called “process mining” to gather information about a company’s operations, and it uses artificial intelligence to suggest ways to make those operations better. […]