German utility RWE has posted a higher-than-expected annual loss for 2016. The Essen-based company said it was hit by write-downs on a number of its plants and provisions for a special nuclear waste fund.
All coal-fired power plants in the EU need to be shut down by 2030 in order to achieve the goals set at the Paris Agreement. For the first time, scientists have created an exit plan for all power plants in the EU.
A multilateral trade agreement brokered by the World Trade Organization (WTO) has come into force aiming to remove customs bureaucracy. It's the trade body's first global pact in its 21-year history.
ThyssenKrupp has announced it's selling its Brazilian steel mill, ending its loss-making Steel Americas adventure. The German industry giant has long sought to move away from steel and shift to industrial goods.
European aircraft producer Airbus has logged a drop in earnings for 2016 as the company struggled to offset losses due its A400M military plane costs. The company's outlook is cautiously optimistic.
German pharmaceuticals giant Bayer has posted a decent jump in full-year earnings and revenues for 2016. The Leverkusen- based company also reported good progress in its planned takeover of Monsanto.
The centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron also met with Prime Minister Theresa May during his visit to the British capital. His campaign rally attracted 2,000 French voters living in London.
"Islamic State" attacks in Paris and the 2015 New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Cologne led to a reduction in overnight visits in both cities. However, tourism may once again be on the rise.
Throughout this month of fashion weeks, runways are flooded with new collections every day. But beyond recycled trends, what will the future look like? Designers are developing new solutions for the clothing of tomorrow.
Sixteen US corporate heads, including those from Boeing, Caterpillar, and General Electric, have called on lawmakers to embrace a protectionist border tax intended to make exports cheaper.
The French carmaker has promised it will not immediately force job cuts on German assembly workers. Talks are advancing for a 1.9 billion euro takeover of General Motors Europe, which owns Opel and Vauxhall.
The story of Eatkarus - a name that refers to the Greek myth of Icarus - is the most recent video commercial for Edeka, a nationwide German supermarket chain famous for clever ads that have lately tended to go viral.
Europe's ship-building industry is under pressure from Asian competitors. But when it comes to building cruise ships, Europe still reigns supreme, as these pictures show.
The German electricity provider RWE has booked the biggest loss in its corporate history. That's unfortunate but not surprising - because its problems are self-inflicted, says Andreas Becker.
It's an impressive first step. Close to Nairobi, a factory kitted out with modern German machines produces juice from Kenyan mangoes - and now has its first international customers. A tale of German-Kenyan collaboration.
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