Latest Frankfurt News

Europe's new central banker aims to put her stamp on the job

Dec. 12, 2019 12:05 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Christine Lagarde is wasting no time in putting her stamp on the European Central Bank. The bank's new president said at her first news conference Thursday that she will lead a top to bottom review of how the institution sets monetary policy, looking at everything from how it...

German doctor fined again over abortion advertising ban

Dec. 12, 2019 10:09 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German doctor has been convicted for the second time of violating a ban on advertising abortions in a case that has become a rallying point for opponents of the law. News agency dpa reported Thursday that Kristina Haenel was fined 2,500 euros ($2,775) by the state court in the central city...

Asian shares mixed as Fed leaves rates unchanged

Dec. 11, 2019 9:58 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Thursday, after a wobbly day on Wall Street following the Federal Reserve announcement it would leave interest rates unchanged. Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2% in early trading to 23,433.83, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.7% to 6,706.90. South...

World shares mixed on reports Trump might delay tariff hike

Dec. 11, 2019 7:48 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Global markets were mixed Wednesday following reports that President Donald Trump's advisers were preparing for a possible delay in a weekend tariff hike on Chinese goods. Investors also had their eyes on central bank meetings in Europe and the U.S. The German index in Frankfurt rose in...

Emery fired by Arsenal after team’s worst run in 27 years

Nov. 29, 2019 1:52 PM EST

There's another managerial vacancy at a north London club in the English Premier League, this time at Arsenal. Unai Emery was fired on Friday after 18 months as the successor to long-time coach Arsene Wenger, with Arsenal on its worst run of results in 27 years. The Spaniard arrived at training the morning after...

New ECB boss Lagarde adds her signature to euro banknotes

Nov. 27, 2019 7:02 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The new president of the European Central Bank has added her signature to euro banknotes, which she describes as “the most tangible symbol of European integration.” Christine Lagarde signed the euro bills in a brief ceremony Wednesday at the ECB’s Frankfurt...

Suspected female IS member, children returned to Germany

Nov. 24, 2019 6:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a 30-year-old woman who allegedly was a member of the Islamic State group has returned to Germany with her three children. German news agency dpa reported Sunday the woman and children, whose identities were not revealed, arrived Saturday night in Frankfurt from Irbil...

2 jets collide after landing in Frankfurt, no one injured

Nov. 17, 2019 5:28 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say a collision between two passenger jets on the tarmac at Frankfurt Airport caused damage but left no one injured. The Korean Air Boeing and Air Namibia Airbus planes hit each other shortly after both landed at the airport on Saturday evening. News agency dpa reported that the...

PHOTO GALLERY: A selection of pictures from the past week

Nov. 16, 2019 4:01 AM EST

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's gallery includes people protesting the departure of President Evo Morales in Bolivia, flooding...

Frankfurt captain banned for 7 weeks for knocking over coach

Nov. 13, 2019 12:01 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham was banned Wednesday for all the German soccer club’s remaining Bundesliga games this year after knocking over an opposition coach. The defender body checked 54-year-old Freiburg coach Christian Streich with his shoulder during...