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Germany calls for clarification on Ukraine cluster bomb accusations

BERLIN - Germany called on Wednesday for closer examination of allegations that Ukraine government forces used cluster munitions in their military campaign against pro-Russian separatists.

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

U.S., Turkey 21 Oct 2014

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Turkey, U.S. 21 Oct 2014

Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 passenger plane crash: Spiegel

BERLIN - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, the first European agency to say so.

German train strike leaves millions stranded

BERLIN - Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance trains in a dispute over pay and negotiation rights.

World, 18 Oct 2014

Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

BERLIN - Germany said on Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there.

World, Syria, Iraq 17 Oct 2014

German foreign minister denies arming PKK is an option

BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister ruled out the possibility of arming the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Thursday, after a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested this could help efforts to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Airbus CEO says may shun Germany for helicopter programs

BERLIN - Airbus is seriously considering building new helicopter programs in France rather than Germany in the future due to a restrictive export policy in Europe's largest economy, the chief executive of the group told Reuters.

German green power surcharge to ease 1.1 percent in 2015: sources

DUESSELDORF/BERLIN - Germany's green energy surcharge will fall 1.1 percent next year, sources close to the process said on Tuesday, reflecting expectations for lower power prices for consumers after the government scaled back support for renewable power.

Commerzbank set to clear ECB stress-test hurdle: sources

FRANKFURT - Preliminary discussions with the European Central Bank have given Germany's Commerzbank no reason to believe its capital will fall below stress test requirements, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

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Canada's Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attack

OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces' surveillance and detention powers on Thursday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead. | Video