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Paul Carrel

Feb 22 2017

Germany's 'man of the streets' Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

BIELEFELD/BERLIN, Germany His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe's most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel's 11-year run as chancellor and fundamentally shift Germany's role in Europe. He might just pull it off. | Video

Feb 17 2017

Merkel says to do all she can to secure Opel jobs in Germany

BERLIN/RUESSELSHEIM, Germany Germany will do all it can to secure Opel plants and jobs in the country if Peugeot maker PSA buys the General Motors (GM) business, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, highlighting the political challenges the carmakers face in sealing a deal.

Feb 09 2017

Germany's 2016 trade surplus sets record, may fuel U.S. tensions

BERLIN Germany's trade surplus climbed to a record high in 2016, official data showed on Thursday, days after U.S. President Donald Trump's top trade adviser accused Berlin of exploiting a "grossly undervalued" euro to its advantage. | Video

Feb 04 2017

Facing new challenger, Merkel rallies troublesome Bavarian ally

BERLIN/MUNICH Chancellor Angela Merkel meets her Bavarian allies on Sunday for two days of talks aimed at rallying their troubled conservative alliance to take on the re-energized Social Democrats in a September election she expects to be "tough like no other".

Feb 03 2017

Analysis - Europe without Merkel? Investors think through another 'surprise'

LONDON/BERLIN A serious challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is forcing global investors to parse another potential electoral surprise - removal of a key political constant through years of euro zone turbulence but also an end to Europe's austerity bias.

Feb 03 2017

Europe without Merkel? Investors think through another 'surprise'

LONDON/BERLIN A serious challenger to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is forcing global investors to parse another potential electoral surprise - removal of a key political constant through years of euro zone turbulence but also an end to Europe's austerity bias.

Jan 21 2017

French far-right leader Le Pen calls on Europeans to 'wake up'

KOBLENZ, Germany French far-right leader Marine Le Pen urged European voters to follow the example of Americans and the British and "wake up" in 2017, at a meeting of right-wing leaders aiming to oust established parties in elections this year. | Video

Jan 09 2017

Don't expect Trump-style protectionism from Germany

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about hemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any changes.

Jan 08 2017

Germany's left parties set conditions for tie-up to threaten Merkel

BERLIN Germany's left-leaning parties have set terms for forming a potential coalition after September's election in a tie-up that could replace conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Dec 22 2016

Germany says Tunisian's fingerprints found in Christmas market crash truck

BERLIN Fingerprints from a Tunisian suspect have been found inside the truck that smashed through a Berlin Christmas market on Monday in an attack that killed 12 people, and investigators assume the migrant was at the wheel, officials said. | Video

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