BERLIN - Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) voted on Monday to approve a coalition with the arch-rival Social Democrats (SPD) after Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her conservatives to swallow some of their misgivings and back the deal.
FRANKFURT - Germany's Lufthansa plans to reorganize its frequent flyer program Miles & More in a bid to boost growth at the business, joining a trend among airlines, some of which have spun off customer loyalty schemes.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - - Hosts Brazil will get the ball rolling against Croatia, holders Spain face 2010 runners-up Netherlands and U.S. coach Juergen Klinsmann is up against compatriots Germany after Friday's World Cup draw.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil - Juergen Klinsmann was handed the task of trying to knock his country out of the World Cup when the United States team he coaches was drawn against Germany in the opening round of next year's finals.
BERLIN - More than one in three members of Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) has already voted on a proposed coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, ensuring the internal party referendum will be valid.
BERLIN - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has invited euro zone officials to a meeting in Berlin on Friday in a bid to come closer to a solution on a planned European resolution mechanism to deal with troubled banks, a German newspaper said on Friday.
ZURICH - Credit Suisse said it would sell its private bank in Germany to Frankfurt-based Bethmann Bank, part of state-owned ABN AMRO - the first sizeable disposal in its private banking business in years.
KIEV - Germany's foreign minister met Ukrainian opposition leaders at their protest camp in Kiev on Wednesday, in a snub to President Viktor Yanukovich, who triggered mass street demonstrations by spurning a pact with the EU and seeking closer ties with Moscow. | Video
TOKYO - Japan's Toshiba Corp will tie up with German real estate company Gagfah SAS to sell energy directly to residents in Germany, people close to the matter told Reuters.
BERLIN - Germany's 16 states launched a battle on Tuesday to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) after the federal government failed spectacularly a decade ago to outlaw a party its critics say shows an affinity for Hitler's Nazis.
BANGKOK - Her eyes welling with tears, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra pleaded on Tuesday for anti-government protesters to clear the streets after she called a snap election, but protests leaders said she should step down within 24 hours.
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