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Himmler’s daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gudrun Burwitz pictured with her father Himmler – who led the SS The daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler was hired by West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) in the 1960s, officials have confirmed. The revelation about Gudrun Burwitz was first reported in the German newspaper Bild following her […]

Migrant crisis: EU leaders split over new migrant deal

Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? EU leaders have differed sharply over how a deal on irregular migration will work, with Italy refusing to take migrants back from Germany. Spain and Greece did agree to take back migrants registered in their countries who had travelled on to Germany. The deal reached after […]

Brexit: ‘Last call’ for deal, Donald Tusk warns UK

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Tusk said the “most difficult” issues were as yet unresolved Donald Tusk has issued a “last call” to the UK to “lay the cards on the table” if a Brexit deal is to be done in time. The European Council president said the “most difficult” issues were unresolved and […]

Himmler’s daughter worked for post-war German spy agency

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gudrun Burwitz pictured with her father Himmler – who led the SS The daughter of top Nazi Heinrich Himmler was hired by West Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) in the 1960s, officials have confirmed. The revelation about Gudrun Burwitz was first reported in the German newspaper Bild following her […]

‘Abacha loot’ to be given to poor Nigerians

Image caption The late ruler is suspected to have embezzled about $2.2bn from Nigeria’s central bank Money looted by Nigeria’s former military ruler Sani Abacha is to be distributed to poor families, the government says. The distribution is to start next month after more than $300m (£228m) was returned by the Swiss authorities. The money, […]

Deutsche Bank’s US unit fails Fed’s stress test

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Federal Reserve administers annual “stress tests” on the largest banks operating in the US Deutsche Bank’s US division has failed the second round of the Federal Reserve’s annual two-stage stress tests, designed to assess how well the sector could withstand another financial crisis. The German lender suffered from “widespread […]

Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach deal after marathon talks

Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after marathon talks at a summit in Brussels. Italy – the entry point for thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa – had threatened to veto the conclusions of the entire agenda if it did not receive help […]

Deutsche Bank’s US unit fails Fed’s stress test

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption The Federal Reserve administers annual “stress tests” on the largest banks operating in the US Deutsche Bank’s US division has failed the second round of the Federal Reserve’s annual two-stage stress tests, designed to assess how well the sector could withstand another financial crisis. The German lender suffered from “widespread […]

In pictures: Banksy hits Paris streets for first time

A few of the images, like this one found in the Sorbonne neighbourhood, are seen as tribute to the May 1968 student uprising that shocked France. It has been read as a dig at the decline of French revolutionary spirit. His trademark rat wearing a Minnie Mouse bow also alludes to Disneyland Paris theme park, […]

Merkel urges EU deal on migration

Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty? German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged European leaders to work together on finding solutions to irregular migration. She told Germany’s parliament the issue could be a defining moment for the EU. The call comes ahead of an EU summit focused on how to deal with the […]