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Egypt rights activist says banned from traveling to Germany

CAIRO - An Egyptian rights activist said on Tuesday security officials had confiscated his passport and prevented him traveling to Germany where he was due to speak at a parliament roundtable on the human rights situation in Egypt.

ECB study highlights credit crunch for Greek companies

FRANKFURT - Companies in Spain and Germany are finding it easier to borrow but Greek firms are struggling to secure funding despite an overall improvement in credit availability across the euro zone, the European Central Bank said on Tuesday.

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European, IMF leaders agree to work intensely in Greek debt talks

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens.

France, Greece 01 Jun 2015

European, IMF leaders agree to work intensely in Greek debt talks

BERLIN/BRUSSELS - The leaders of Germany, France and Greece's international creditor institutions agreed late on Monday to work with "real intensity" in the coming days as they try to clinch a deal in debt negotiations with Athens.

Greece, France, 01 Jun 2015

Europe's top oil firms jointly call for carbon pricing

LONDON - Europe's top oil and gas companies urged governments around the world to introduce a pricing system for carbon emissions, as governments meet in Bonn, Germany, on Monday to work on a U.N. deal to fight climate change.

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Open Gaza border hinges on end to rocket fire: German foreign minister

GAZA - Germany's foreign minister said during a visit to Gaza on Monday that any opening of the enclave's borders and economic recovery from last year's devastating war hinged mainly on ensuring no more rockets are fired at Israel.

World, 01 Jun 2015

France, Germany raise concerns over EU migrant redistribution plan

BRUSSELS - France and Germany raised concerns on Monday over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers.

World, France, Italy, Greece 01 Jun 2015

EU's Oettinger says Greece deal still possible this week

BERLIN - Germany's EU Commissioner Guenter Oettinger said on Monday it might still be possible for Greece and its creditors to reach a deal this week.

World, Greece 01 Jun 2015

Abolish penalty shoot-outs, Cameron jokes in Germany

BERLIN - FIFA should not only do away with Sepp Blatter but put an end to penalty shoot-outs as well, British Prime Minister David Cameron joked on Friday at a news conference in Berlin with Germany's Angela Merkel.

World, Sports 29 May 2015

It's not just up to Germany to help Greece: Schaeuble

DRESDEN, Germany - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday that it was not just up to Germany to help Greece, saying this was a task for the whole of the euro zone.

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Allies back Iraq plan against ISIS, Baghdad seeks more help

PARIS - Western and Arab states carrying out air strikes on Islamic State fighters backed on Tuesday Iraq's plan to retake territory from the jihadist movement after being accused by the Iraqi premier of not doing enough to help Baghdad push back the insurgents. | Video