Latest Frankfurt News

2 die in knife attack at German train station

Aug. 17, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German police say a man and a woman were fatally stabbed at a crowded train station in the town of Iserlohn in what was described as an "act of relationship violence." The incident was the third fatal attack at a German train station within a month. The dpa news agency reported...

US recession fears stalk markets as stocks fall again

Aug. 15, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets fell sharply again Thursday after Wall Street endured its worst day of the year as recession fears in the U.S. and around the world escalated. Investors across financial assets have been gripped by developments in the U.S. bond market. On Wednesday they focused on the...

Stocks slump as China currency move escalates trade fears

Aug. 5, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares fell sharply Monday after China let its currency to sink to an 11-year low against the dollar, fueling concern that Beijing is using the yuan as a weapon in an escalating tariff war with U.S. President Donald Trump. Market benchmarks in London and Paris fell more than 2% in...

Frankfurt trains halted briefly after nearby bank robbery

Aug. 2, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Trains at Frankfurt's main station, one of Germany's busiest, were halted for about an hour on Friday after a robbery at a nearby bank set off a major police deployment. Police tweeted than an unspecified number of people gained "unauthorized access to deposit boxes" at the bank...

Trump's latest tariffs weighs on markets ahead of payrolls

Aug. 2, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets remained under pressure Friday, particularly in Europe, after President Donald Trump's shocked investors with another tariff announcement on Chinese imports. Monthly U.S. jobs figures could provide a distraction for investors later. Trump's announcement of 10% tariffs on...

Stock markets recover their poise after Fed rate confusion

Aug. 1, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets recovered their poise Thursday after the U.S. central bank's first rate cut in more than a decade had initially been greeted with some disappointment on Wall Street. The Fed's quarter-point cut was widely expected so there was much more interest in the accompanying...

Germany says suspected train pusher had psychiatric problems

Jul. 30, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Eritrean man suspected of fatally pushing an 8-year-old boy in front of a train at Frankfurt's main station had undergone psychiatric treatment recently and was being sought by Swiss police after threatening a neighbor, authorities said Tuesday. The 40-year-old, who has lived in...

Boy, 8, dies in Germany after being pushed onto train tracks

Jul. 29, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — An 8-year-old boy was run over by a train and killed at Frankfurt's main station on Monday after a man pushed him and his mother onto the tracks, German police said. The mother and then the boy were pushed onto the tracks as a high-speed ICE train was pulling into the station, one...

Global stocks mixed after report of US-China trade talks

Jul. 24, 2019 7:35 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday following a report that U.S. and Chinese trade envoys will meet for talks next week. Benchmarks in Frankfurt, Shanghai and Tokyo advanced while London and Paris declined. Investors were encouraged by a Bloomberg News report that Trade Representative Robert...

Global stocks rise on hopes for US-China trade talks

Jul. 23, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets rose Tuesday on optimism over the potential re-opening of U.S.-China trade talks and despite heightened Middle East tensions. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin suggested last week that trade envoys might meet in person following two rounds of phone conversations,...