US Democrats have asked German lender Deutsche Bank to provide detailed information about the loans it provided to Donald Trump when he was not yet US president and whether they were guaranteed by Russia.
After ratings agency Moody's cut China's sovereign credit rating, Asian shares have fallen and the Australian dollar skidded on renewed worries about rising debt in Asia's economic powerhouse.
China's Geely Group has stepped up its global expansion drive by buying into Malaysia's troubled carmaker Proton. It also secured a huge stake in British automaker Lotus as part of the Kuala Lumpur investment.
A woman smuggled technology used for communications for years before she was caught. If convicted, she could face up to 150 years in prison.
Government officials have announced that the Qatar News Agency website was hacked by an unknown source and published several "false" articles on several topics. The agency's website is still not functioning.
The former US national security adviser refused to produce documents after he was subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. But that's not where the story ends.
Wacken Open Air Festival is constructing a 7-kilometer network of pipes to quench its thirsty fans. Attendees will drink an average of 5.1 liters of beer each over the festival.
The White House has unveiled Donald Trump's budget proposal, which seeks to end the United States' long period without a surplus within the next decade. But his plan is bound to raise eyebrows in Congress.
German authorities have raided several locations associated with German premium carmaker Daimler. They acted on an initial suspicion of fraud involving misleading information about emission levels.
The US has filed a civil lawsuit accusing Fiat Chrysler of using software to bypass emission controls in diesel vehicles. Irregularities were found in the wake of a wider probe triggered by VW's pollution scandal.
Dangerous levels of chemicals in the soil and ground water mean that the market cannot open, leaving traders out of pocket and Tokyo's governor with an intractable problem. Julian Ryall reports from the Japanese capital.
Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel is expecting Beijing to relax its new rules on electric cars. After China announced strict e-car quotas, Berlin sought compromise to protect the interests of its powerful carmakers.
Oil producers within and outside OPEC are headed for an extension of oil output cuts. Claudia Kemfert from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) shares her views on that plan.
The price of cocoa beans has fallen by $1,000 in just one year after record harvests. Growing stockpiles are adding further strain on plantations in Africa.
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