Germany eyes free trade with PH

20 September 2014, 9:23 am

Berlin, Germany – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, impressed with the “dynamic growth” of the Philippines, proposed a free trade arrangement between the two countries during a meeting with President Aquino in Berlin Friday, saying this could further increase bilateral trade, currently at $4.7 ... Read More »

President in Berlin

19 September 2014, 10:19 pm

President Aquino is now in Berlin for the final leg of his European sojourn aimed at attracting more trade and investments as well as rally support for the West Philippine Sea issue.... Read More »

Aquino-Merkel meet; PH, Germany sign 3 agreements

19 September 2014, 5:05 pm

Berlin, Germany — The Philippines and Germany have reaffirmed deep partnership following the signing of three agreements to bolster cooperation on social security, trade, and skills training for Filipino workers. The agreements were forged shortly after President Aquino and German Chancellor Angel... Read More »

Merkel joins in appealing to China on sea dispute

19 September 2014, 5:05 pm

Berlin, Germany — Germany has expressed concern over the escalating tension in the South China Sea and called on concerned parties to settle the conflict through peaceful means and based on international law. German Chancellor Angela Merkel also made a special appeal to China to deal with maritime... Read More »

Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

19 September 2014, 12:39 pm

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries.... Read More »

German Muslims rally against extremism

19 September 2014, 11:05 am

Berlin (AFP) - Muslims across Germany held a day of prayer and rallies Friday to condemn both Islamic extremism and a backlash against their faith that has seen arson attacks on mosques.... Read More »

Germany, France to start joint airlift to Ebola-affected countries

19 September 2014, 8:55 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France agreed on Friday to launch a joint airlift to send aid supplies to western African states hit by Ebola, a spokesman for the German defense ministry said, adding the operation might start within 48 hours. Germany's armed forces will send up to 100 soldiers to... Read More »

Germany raises hurdles for asylum seekers from west Balkans

19 September 2014, 6:45 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will be less likely to grant political asylum to people from the Western Balkans after its upper house of parliament on Friday agreed to upgrade Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia to "safe" countries where basic human rights are guaranteed. Arguing that 99 percent of requests fr... Read More »

Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

17 September 2014, 9:53 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law. "The new rules will improve the protection of victims of sexual... Read More »

Cisco Brings Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Center to Berlin

17 September 2014, 3:30 am

Cisco and the City of Berlin today announced openBerlin, a Cisco® IoE Innovation Center, to be located in Berlin's Schöneberg district. Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centers are aimed at catalyzing ...... Read More »