Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban scrapped plans to introduce the world’s first Internet tax, bowing to pressure after tens of thousands of people protested at rallies across the country.
Swiss-based food giant Nestlé says its Japan unit is hiring 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.
Sweden has announced that it will officially recognize the state of Palestine on Thursday. It will become the first EU member in western Europe to do so, in a move strongly condemned by Israel.
German exports to Russia have collapsed by more than a quarter, according to figures released on Wednesday, as sanctions brought about by the Ukraine crisis take effect.
A thief in central Germany distracted staff at a pharmacy in Darmstadt, Hesse, by lifting up her top and squirting her breast milk at them.
Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) is calling for a special parliamentary session on the current chaos associated with floods of asylum seekers entering the country, as well as concerns over Islamization.
Britain will not support an EU mission to cope with migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea. The EU mission aims to fill a gap created as Italy scales back its national rescue operation.
Sunday’s demonstration in Cologne of “Hooligans against Salafists” was intended to be a peaceful protest against extremist violence. DW’s Gabriel Borrud saw how quickly those intentions vanished in a mob.
Regulators said Sunday that all but a dozen of the Europe’s leading banks have enough capital to weather a financial storm, an attempt to put to rest years of anxiety about the industry’s health.
Italy’s highest court ruled that victims of war crimes committed under the Nazis have the right to sue Germany in Italian courts. The move contradicts the existing UN resolution on the issue.