Two of France's presidential election candidates want the country to abandon the euro currency. But some economists say 'Frexit' could lead to economic disaster because France is heavily indebted in euros.
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.
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.
"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.
An Austrian court has ruled that billionaire Dmytro Firtash can be extradited to the US on corruption charges. The case has attracted particular attention because of his ties to the Kremlin.
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.
Automotive manufacturers are gearing up their operations in China and paying closer attention to the SUV market.
Thyssen-Krupp has agreed to sell its loss-making plant in Brazil to Argentina's Ternium.
The European Commission has urged Italy to step up its austerity efforts to avoid sanctions.
Germany's second largest energy firm RWE has announced losses in the billions for 2016.
Monthly wages are far too low in Cuba for ordinary people to afford a car, but there's a way out.
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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US Secretary of State Tillerson's former role as ExxonMobil CEO has fueled speculation that US assertiveness in the South China Sea is connected with oil interests - but experts remain skeptical of these claims.
The EU country has launched criminal proceedings to identify those responsible for Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, following reports that the German carmaker's first big client is also taking legal action.
A US court has published new documents on a proposed settlement for US owners of Volkswagen's 3-liter diesel cars, showing that the fixes and buybacks could cost the German carmaker more than it expected.
Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn has told a parliamentary inquiry that he didn't know of the carmaker's emissions cheating before the scam broke. He stands accused of colluding to cover up the scandal.
Dieselgate is getting more and more expensive for Volkswagen. And there's no end in sight for the troubled German auto giant, even as it becomes the world's largest carmaker, writes Henrik Böhme.
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Employees are worried about the possible sale of carmaker Opel to French group PSA. DW reporter Christian Pricelius went to Opel's main factory in Rüsselsheim, Germany, to listen to them.
The Chief Executive of French car group PSA, Carlos Tavares, seeks talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's powerful labor unions to secure the takeover of carmaker Opel from General Motors.
The French automaker has said that it is in talks to "expand existing projects" with the German car company. Rumors have been circulating for months that GM would try to launch another major bid to offload the brand.
Times are getting tougher in Greece, but there is no real danger that an EU country will be left to flounder in election year 2017, writes Georg Matthes.
Debt-laden Greece has edged closer to receiving fresh money through a third 'rescue package,' after eurozone finance ministers agreed to resume a review of Athens' reform program. But time is running short.
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