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French airports blocked by anti-Uber protests

Taxi drivers in France have launched nationwide protests against the ridesharing service Uber, blocking crucial transport infrastructure in major cities. Cabbies are demanding regulation to curb Uber's rise in France. more >>

German consumers grow wary of Greek crisis

Uncertainty over the debt crisis in Greece is beginning to weigh on German consumer sentiment, a monthly survey by GfK research group has shown, causing a relevant indicator to drop for the first time since October. more >>

Global foreign investment takes a tumble

Global foreign investment volumes have taken a hit of late, a fresh UN study has revealed. The drop was particularly sharp in industrialized nations, while developing nations in Asia experienced a boost. more >>

Bouygues rejects Altice telecom takeover

Amid resistance from the French government, Bouygues has rejected an unsolicited bid by Altice to acquire the company's telecommunications subsidiary. The tie-up would have created France's biggest provider. more >>

Gateway consortium takes over Portugal's TAP

Air Portugal's new owners have said they are planning to expand the carrier's operations after privatization. They pledged a massive capital injection to get the airline on its feet again. more >>

Chinese customs seize smuggled meat frozen in 1970s

Chinese customs officials reported on Wednesday that they had seized 100,000 metric tons of frozen meat this month, after busting 14 smuggling gangs. Some of the meat was more than 40 years old. more >>

German business climate cooling on Greek fears

Business confidence in Germany dropped in June, a leading survey has shown, suggesting worries about the Greek debt crisis are clouding the mood in corporate boardrooms across Europe's largest economy. more >>

Eurostar services resume after French protests

Eurostar services from London to Paris and vice versa have resumed after French ferry workers blocked the tracks on Tuesday. Police used tear gas to disperse the roughly 200 protesters. more >>

Amazon pulls Confederate flag merchandise from sale

Amazon has joined other major US retailers in withdrawing products that feature the Confederate flag, in the wake of a racially-motivated killing in a South Carolina church. Ebay and Walmart have made similar decisions. more >>

US Senate clears path for crucial trade deal law

Legislation to help the US president seal future multinational trade agreements like TTIP has cleared an important procedural hurdle in the Senate. It set up a decisive vote on the bill scheduled for Wednesday. more >>

Austria to sue UK over nuclear subsidies

Austria is lining up a legal complaint against the UK over its portrayal of nuclear power as a "modern, sustainable" energy source, when it is to be supported by state subsidies. The complaint is "symbolic," Vienna said. more >>

Chinese manufacturers cautiously optimistic

Chinese manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about their future, HSBC's Purchasing Managers Index has revealed. Yet China's economy continues to struggle amid a general shift towards strengthening domestic demand. more >>

Greece's 'tough' new reform proposals dissected

The Greek government has expressed its optimism that a set of reforms proposed to the country's bailout lenders will unfreeze urgently needed funding. DW examines the reforms described as "tough measures" by Athens. more >>

Opinion: The eurozone's infinite loop

It's hard to know exactly why the latest round of negotiations over Greek debt flopped. Was it intentional? Or were both sides simply unable to strike a deal? DW's Bernd Riegert is on the ground in Brussels. more >>

ECB pumps more cash into Greek banks

The European Central Bank has again increased emergency liquidity funding for Greece's ailing banks as they face massive capital outflows amid uncertainty over the future of the country in the euro area. more >>

Nikkei hits 15-year high on Greek hopes

Japan's benchmark Nikkei stock index jumped more than 1 percent on Tuesday, hitting a fresh 15-year high on hopes that Athens could reach a cash-for-reforms deal with its international creditors by the end of the week. more >>

German software giant boosts Palestinian IT sector

It’s easy to assume that nothing much goes on in the Palestinian territories other than war and violence. But the German enterprise software giant SAP has spotted an opportunity there. more >>

Supreme Court blocks Madoff victims from recovering billions

A ruling by the US Supreme Court could block victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme from recouping billions of dollars from investors who cashed out before the enterprise of the disgraced financier went bust in 2008. more >>

Mulling alternatives to the euro in Greece

Time is running out for Greece to find a solution to its debt crisis. Some analysts believe a parallel currency could be a viable alternative. But what would that entail exactly - and is it realistic? more >>
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