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Capital markets

EU finance ministers dream of a capital market union

ImageThe EU finance ministers have been looking for new sources for investment in Europe, one of which could be the "capital market union." But what is it? Bernd Riegert reports from Riga.

Auto Industry

VW patriarch Ferdinand Piëch steps down

ImageThe head of Volkswagen's supervisory board and one of the most powerful men in the company, Ferdinand Piëch, has resigned, the company has said. Piëch had been locked in a power struggle with the firm's CEO.


Wladimir Klitschko victorious over Bryant Jennings on points in New York bout

ImageWladimir Klitschko has handily defeated Bryant Jennings, defending his heavyweight titles by unanimous decision on Saturday night at New York's Madison Square Garden.


Two Swedish nationals released by Nusra Front

Two Swedes being held by the al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front have been released. The Nusra Front was once considered the most powerful insurgent group in Syria, but has since been eclipsed by the "Islamic State."


Latest UK election polls show Conservative and Labour parties in close tie

The latest opinion polls indicate Conservatives and Labour separated only by a few percentage points. More than a third of voters have turned away from the big two parties.

World War I

Erdogan lashes out at West and Russia for recognizing Armenian killings as genocide

Turkish President Erdogan has slammed the world leaders for recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians as genocide. Erdogan said countries like Germany, France and Russia should first "clean their own stains."


Togo votes in presidential elections

Turnout was low Saturday in presidential elections expected to see current President Faure Gnassingbe extend his hold on power in the west African nation. The Gnassingbe family has ruled Togo since 1967.


26.4.1986: Chernobyl


1889: Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

Days to remember

1912: "Der Blaue Reiter" published