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Commerzbank to cut 60-70 fixed income, currency jobs: sources

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FRANKFURT - Germany's second biggest lender Commerzbank is cutting 60 to 70 jobs in its fixed income and currencies (FIC) division in Frankfurt as it adjusts to declining demand, several sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Indebted to America, Kosovo struggles to curb Islamist recruits

KACANIK Kosovo - Born in Germany, Blerim Heta moved to his parents' native Kosovo as a 10-year-old boy in the wake of a NATO air war in 1999 to save the territory's ethnic Albanians from Serbian repression.

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Indebted to America, Kosovo struggles to curb Islamist recruits

KACANIK Kosovo - Born in Germany, Blerim Heta moved to his parents' native Kosovo as a 10-year-old boy in the wake of a NATO air war in 1999 to save the territory's ethnic Albanians from Serbian repression.

World, 2:09am EDT

Uber to use regular taxi drivers in Germany

FRANKFURT - Online transportation company Uber said on Monday it would offer services using regular, licensed taxi drivers in Germany, where taxi associations have been trying to stop it operating.

Tech, 29 Sep 2014

Commerzbank to be investigated over money laundering charges: WSJ

- Germany's second-largest lender Commerzbank AG is being investigated by the Manhattan U.S. attorney for alleged violations of money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported.

German opposition asks top court to order Snowden testimony in Berlin

BERLIN - German opposition lawmakers appealed to the Constitutional Court to oblige the government to bring ex-U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden to Germany to testify before a parliamentary committee investigating espionage.

World, 26 Sep 2014

It's deja vu: EU and Canada will hail end to trade talks, again

BRUSSELS/OTTAWA - Germany's rejection of part of a multibillion-dollar trade deal between the European Union and Canada threatens to derail the agreement, in a potentially embarrassing re-run of a breakdown a year ago.

World, 25 Sep 2014

Philippine Islamist militants threaten to kill German captives

MANILA - Al-Qaeda linked militants in the southern Philippines have threatened to kill two Germans hostages they have been holding since April unless Germany stops supporting U.S. action against Islamic State militants, the SITE monitoring service said. | Video

World, 25 Sep 2014

Germany wants investment clause scrapped in EU-Canada trade deal

BERLIN - Germany will not sign a trade pact between Canada and the European Union unless an investment protection clause allowing companies to take cross-border legal action against governments is scrapped, Germany's economy minister said on Thursday.

Deals, 25 Sep 2014

EU orders Germany to stop using banned car refrigerant

BRUSSELS - The European Commission on Thursday ordered Germany to stop using a banned car refrigerant within two months or face court action and possible fines.

Environment, 25 Sep 2014
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Hong Kong leader plays waiting game, protesters demand he resigns

HONG KONG - Hong Kong's leader is willing to let pro-democracy demonstrations blocking large areas of the city go on for weeks if necessary, a source close to him said, while defiant protesters vowed they would not budge. | Video