Latest Frankfurt News

Strike by German airport security staff causes travel chaos

Jan. 15, 2019 5:39 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A strike by security staff at eight German airports on Tuesday is causing travel chaos for tens of thousands of travelers. The ver.di union called on staff at airports including Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Bremen to walk off the job between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. local time (0100 and 1900...

Planned strike expands to Frankfurt, other German airports

Jan. 13, 2019 12:59 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union has expanded a planned strike by security staff at Frankfurt Airport on Tuesday to include several other airports, including Hamburg. News agency dpa reported that the ver.di union on Sunday announced the one-day walkout at Hamburg, two days after calling the strike at...

Security staff to stage strike at Germany's biggest airport

Jan. 11, 2019 9:22 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German labor union is calling on security staff at Frankfurt airport to go on strike next week in a dispute over pay. The ver.di union said Friday that workers should walk out at Germany's biggest airport between 2 a.m. and 8 p.m. (0100-1900 GMT) Tuesday. The union said it couldn't rule out...

German suspect in politician data hack says he acted alone

Jan. 8, 2019 10:08 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted obtaining and publishing the personal data of hundreds of politicians and celebrities and told investigators he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. The 20-year-old lives with his parents and is still in school, said Georg Ungefuk, a spokesman for the Frankfurt...

Santa Rally fails to materialize as markets head south again

Dec. 21, 2018 8:30 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Stock markets all around the world fell further Friday amid growing fears about the outlook for the global economy and ongoing concerns about the pace of interest rate increases in the U.S. Many stock markets are on track to end 2018 more than 10 percent lower than where they started, with...

German court won't try 97-year-old Nazi death camp suspect

Dec. 20, 2018 4:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German court said Thursday it won't put on trial a former guard at the Nazis' Majdanek death camp who was charged with being an accessory to murder, arguing that the 97-year-old is too sick to face court proceedings. The Frankfurt state court cited a comprehensive medical assessment of the...

5 Frankfurt police suspected of sharing far-right images

Dec. 17, 2018 10:57 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say five Frankfurt police officers are under investigation over allegations they shared far-right images, videos and texts in a chat group with one another. The dpa news agency reported a special Hesse state police task force began working Monday on the case overseen by the...

Search of Deutsche Bank offices continues in German probe

Nov. 30, 2018 5:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are continuing to search offices of Deutsche Bank as part of an investigation into suspicion that some employees helped set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros. The Frankfurt prosecutors' office told the dpa news agency Friday that...

Police raid Deutsche Bank offices in money laundering case

Nov. 29, 2018 2:03 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities raided Deutsche Bank's headquarters Thursday amid suspicions that its employees helped clients set up offshore companies that were used to launder hundreds of millions of euros. About 170 police officers, investigators and prosecutors swooped in on the bank's offices in...

German court rejects Swedish 'Laserman' murder case appeal

Nov. 27, 2018 7:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has rejected an appeal by a Swedish man against his conviction for fatally shooting a woman in Frankfurt 26 years ago. John Ausonius was convicted by the Frankfurt state court in February of murdering restaurant employee Blanka Zmigrod in 1992 and given a life prison...