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McDonald's starts table service in Germany

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FRANKFURT - McDonald's Corp is introducing table service in Germany as it reinvents itself as a "modern, progressive burger company" under new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook.

Allianz pencils in $300 million cost for Germanwings crash: sources

FRANKFURT - Germany's Allianz has estimated insurers will pay $300 million in claims and costs stemming from the crash of a Germanwings plane in the French Alps last week, insurance industry sources said on Monday.

World, 30 Mar 2015

China's Alibaba signs digital distribution deal with music rights group BMG

BEIJING - Germany's BMG music rights company said on Monday it had signed a music digital distribution deal with China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd , as the world's largest e-commerce firm firms up its bid to become a digital media empire.

Tech, China, 30 Mar 2015

Iran, powers struggle to overcome disputes in push for nuclear deal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats on Saturday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a long-term deal. | Video

World, France, Davos 28 Mar 2015

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: magazine

BERLIN - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

World, 28 Mar 2015

German eurosceptic leader says infighting won't rip party apart

BERLIN - The founder of the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) has dismissed reports that an identity struggle between economic liberals and right-wingers is tearing the party apart.

World, 28 Mar 2015

Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle: magazine

BERLIN - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.

World, 27 Mar 2015

Greek government denies finance minister Varoufakis to resign

ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.

World, Greece 27 Mar 2015

EU regulators take Germany to court over Hamburg coal plant

FRANKFURT - EU regulators have referred Germany to the EU Court of Justice over a failure to look into alternative cooling processes at a coal-fired plant in Hamburg, operated by Vattenfall [VATN.UL], in order to protect wildlife, the European Commission said.

Environment, 26 Mar 2015

ECB's Weidmann says would be tragic if Greece gave up reform drive

MUNICH, - Germany's Bundesbank chief, Jens Weidmann, said on Wednesday Greece was still far from the end of its "marathon" reform process and that it would be "tragic" if Athens gave up the economic adjustments it has already made.

Greece, World 25 Mar 2015
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Iran, powers push for nuclear deal as clock ticks toward deadline

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Iran and six world powers ramped up the pace at Tuesday's negotiations over a preliminary deal on the Iranian nuclear program, as their self-imposed deadline approached and both sides warned it was crucial to overcome differences that could wreck an agreement.