Germany

Workers at Deutsche Bank HQ call for Jain to quit as job cuts loom

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FRANKFURT - Labor representatives at Deutsche Bank's Frankfurt headquarters called on Thursday for the resignation of co-Chief Executive Anshu Jain as Germany's largest lender prepares to slash jobs.

Germany drops war crimes case against former SS soldier due to dementia

HAMBURG - Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War Two because he has dementia and is unfit to stand trial, prosecutors said on Thursday.

World, Italy 28 May 2015

Germany raps Russia over law against 'undesirable' NGOs

BERLIN - Germany on Wednesday criticized Russian president Vladimir Putin for signing a law allowing security officials to proceed against foreign and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) if they are deemed undesirable.

World, Russia, 27 May 2015

Germany no closer to legalizing same-sex marriages

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreed on Wednesday to make small changes to same-sex civil partnership rules but staunch opposition from conservatives in her party means Germany will not follow Ireland in allowing gay marriages any time soon.

27 May 2015

Germany lobbies India to buy Eurofighters, submarines

NEW DELHI - Germany's defense minister held out the prospect of more talks on a possible sale of Eurofighter jets to India and, on a visit to New Delhi, said Berlin stood ready to back a multi-billion-dollar Indian submarine project.

World, 27 May 2015

U.S. likely to put pressure on EU at G7 to deal with Greece

BRUSSELS - The United States is likely to press Europe at the G7 finance ministers meeting this week in Germany to reach a deal on funding-for-reforms with Greece, an official close to the discussions said on Tuesday.

Greece 26 May 2015

Germany protests 'unacceptable' ejection of Merkel party MP from Moscow

BERLIN - Germany protested to Russia on Monday over Moscow's refusal to let a conservative German lawmaker into the country, a decision the Foreign Ministry criticized as unacceptable, in the latest sign of East-West tensions over the Ukraine crisis.

World, Russia, 25 May 2015

G7 finance ministers to address faltering global growth

LONDON - Finance ministers from the world's largest developed economies meet in Germany this week against a backdrop of faltering global growth, scant inflationary pressures and a bond market in turmoil.

24 May 2015

Bundesbank chief says ball in Athens' court over bailout

BERLIN - Greece's European partners cannot simply buy it more time to calm financial markets and it is up to the government in Athens to stabilize the Greek economy, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann has told Reuters.

Greece 22 May 2015

Carmakers team up with General Atlantic to bid for Nokia map firm: sources

FRANKFURT - Germany's premium carmakers Mercedes, Audi and BMW have teamed up with private equity firm General Atlantic to increase their firepower to acquire Nokia's mapping unit HERE, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Deals, Tech, 21 May 2015
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Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

ZURICH - The corruption charges engulfing world soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign over the widening scandal. | Video