Roundup: 11 current and former FIFA officials under investigation

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: 11 current and former FIFA officials under investigation 

GENEVA, Oct. 22 — Following are the 11 current and former FIFA officials put under investigation by the FIFA's ethics committee:

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Brussels welcomes Canadia reopening markets for European beef

October 21, 2015 by · Comments Off on Brussels welcomes Canadia reopening markets for European beef 

BRUSSELS, Oct. 20 — Brussels on Tuesday expressed welcome to Canada's decision on reopening its markets to European beef, which has been blocked for around two decades.

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Tourists say Vietnam visa waiver too short

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Tourists say Vietnam visa waiver too short 

HANOI, Sept. 28 — The government's new visa exemption policy for travelers from five European countries could boost tourism better if it was for longer than 15 days, tour operators and visitors have said.

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Germany's benchmark DAX index closes up

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Germany's benchmark DAX index closes up 

FRANKFURT, Sept. 22 — The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Monday advanced and closed at 9,948.51 points.

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More than 23,000 asylum seekers cross Austrian border over weekend

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on More than 23,000 asylum seekers cross Austrian border over weekend 

VIENNA, Sept. 22 — At least 23,700 migrants crossed into Austria over the past weekend, Austrian authorities revealed Monday.

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Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects

September 20, 2015 by · Comments Off on Jordan gets 30 mln euros loan from Germany to finance water projects 

AMMAN, Sept. 20 — Jordan signed a 30- million euros soft loan agreement with the German Development Bank to finance water projects, the state-run Petra news agency reported.

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Chinese gov't welcomes Merkel's China visit this year

September 16, 2015 by · Comments Off on Chinese gov't welcomes Merkel's China visit this year 

BEIJING, Sept. 15 — china would welcome a visit from German Chancellor Angela Merkel this year, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Lufthansa pilots' strike to continue on Wednesday

September 9, 2015 by · Comments Off on Lufthansa pilots' strike to continue on Wednesday 

BERLIN, Sept. 8 — A union representing German airline Lufthansa's pilots announced on Monday evening that it had called for pilots of the airline's short and medium-haul flights to strike on Wednesday, joining their colleagues flying long-haul and cargo flights who would walk out on Tuesday.

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No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on No special trains launched for Chinese tourists in Swiss hotspot 

GENEVA, Sept. 1 — Recent media reports stating that special trains were launched to cater to Chinese tourists visiting Mount Rigi in central Switzerland were "incorrect," Rigi Bahnen AG's head of services and CFO Marcel Waldis told Xinhua Monday.

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German wages increase outpaces inflation in Q2

August 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on German wages increase outpaces inflation in Q2 

BERLIN, Aug. 28 — The growth of negotiated wages in Germany significantly outpaced the increase in consumer prices in the second quarter of 2015, boosting Germans' purchasing power which supported economic expansion, official data showed Friday.

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