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Germany's SPD moves ahead of Merkel's party in poll

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BERLIN Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have moved ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) in an opinion poll by the Emnid institute for the first time since 2006, Bild am Sonntag newspaper said.

Germany aims to deport record number of rejected asylum seekers in 2017

BERLIN Germany deported a record 80,000 migrants denied asylum last year and that figure will rise again in 2017, a top official said, as Chancellor Angela Merkel seeks to win back conservative voters before elections in September.

World, Feb 19 2017

U.S. steps up pressure on Europe to boost defense spending

MUNICH The United States on Saturday redoubled its longstanding demand that Germany and other European countries spend more on defense, saying their failure to meet NATO's 2 percent military spending target was eroding the foundation of the Atlantic alliance.

Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

MUNICH, Germany Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray". | Video

Politics, Election 2016, Feb 18 2017

Powers push for ceasefire, weapons withdrawal in eastern Ukraine

MUNICH Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine agreed on Saturday to use their influence to implement a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy weapons from Monday in eastern Ukraine.

World, Russia, France, Feb 18 2017

How do you say deja vu in Greek?

(This February 17 story was refiled to add dropped 's' in first paragraph) | Video

Euro Zone, France, Greece Feb 18 2017

Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe

MUNICH, Germany Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray".

Politics, Election 2016, World, Feb 17 2017

Merkel says to do all she can to secure Opel jobs in Germany

BERLIN/RUESSELSHEIM, Germany Germany will do all it can to secure Opel plants and jobs in the country if Peugeot maker PSA buys the General Motors (GM) business, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, highlighting the political challenges the carmakers face in sealing a deal.

Deals, Feb 17 2017

Germany says building more Israeli settlements may end two-state solution

BONN, Germany Germany's foreign minister on Thursday warned that building more Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories could end the prospect of a two-state solution and fuel conflict in the region.

World, United Nations, Israel Feb 16 2017

German minister backs Peugeot-Opel deal after GM assurances

LONDON/FRANKFURT Germany expects PSA Group's proposed acquisition of General Motors' Opel business to go ahead, a minister said on Thursday, after the U.S. carmaker sought to allay fears of large-scale plant closures. | Video

Feb 16 2017

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Malaysian PM says probe into airport killing will be fair

KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tensions rose between the countries. | Video