Small rise expected in Christmas shopping turnover

Greek retailers are anticipating a marginal increase in turnover over the festive season, as they expect it to climb just above last year's 3.5 billion euros. Even if that is the case, it will still be a far cry from the 5.4 billion euros in sales of Christmas 2009, as turnover has dropped some 35 percent in the last eight years.

German Railway Deutsche Bahn Reaches Wage Agreement with Union

German railway Deutsche Bahn said on Saturday that it had reached a wage agreement with the EVG union following a walkout earlier this week, reported Reuters. 

Details of the agreement are set to be announced at 0900 GMT, Deutsche Bahn said. recalls that  German railway workers were on a nationwide strike on Monday.

Strasbourg Christmas Market Gunman Shot Dead by French Police

The gunman who killed three people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers", reports AFP. 

More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt since the bloodshed on Tuesday night -- the latest in a string of jihadist attacks to rock France.