Germany

Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany: German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community. The biggest push for votes has come from the far-right ......

Merkel vows to pressure auto firms to boost electric cars

BERLIN: Germany must exert pressure on auto companies to accelerate the transition to electric cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday as German firms try to mend their reputation after a diesel emissions scandal. In an interview on YouTube just six weeks before a federal election, Merkel ...

Mobile language app Babbel, Cambridge team up for English tests

OXFORD: Germany's Babbel, the highest grossing maker of mobile language-learning apps, has teamed up with Cambridge University's English language certification arm, setting a new, high-quality standard for digital language testing, the companies said on Wednesday. Babbel and Cambridge English have ...

Football: Own goal seals Liverpool win at Hoffenheim

BERLIN: Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are far from certain of a Champions League group stage berth despite their 2-1 win at Hoffenheim on Tuesday (Aug 15) in their play-off, first-leg. The result in south-west Germany leaves Klopp's Liverpool in pole position ahead of the return at Anfield on ......