Germany

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home

WASHINGTON - Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Turkey, U.S. 21 Oct 2014

Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 passenger plane crash: Spiegel

BERLIN - Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported on Sunday, the first European agency to say so.

German train strike leaves millions stranded

BERLIN - Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance trains in a dispute over pay and negotiation rights.

World, 18 Oct 2014

Germany to seize ID cards to keep would-be jihadists from Syria

BERLIN - Germany said on Friday it would seize the personal identity cards of German radical Islamists it suspects of planning to travel to Syria or Iraq to join jihadist forces there.

World, Syria, Iraq 17 Oct 2014

German foreign minister denies arming PKK is an option

BERLIN - Germany's foreign minister ruled out the possibility of arming the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Thursday, after a senior ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested this could help efforts to defeat Islamic State (IS) militants.

World, 16 Oct 2014

Airbus CEO says may shun Germany for helicopter programs

BERLIN - Airbus is seriously considering building new helicopter programs in France rather than Germany in the future due to a restrictive export policy in Europe's largest economy, the chief executive of the group told Reuters.

German green power surcharge to ease 1.1 percent in 2015: sources

DUESSELDORF/BERLIN - Germany's green energy surcharge will fall 1.1 percent next year, sources close to the process said on Tuesday, reflecting expectations for lower power prices for consumers after the government scaled back support for renewable power.

Commerzbank set to clear ECB stress-test hurdle: sources

FRANKFURT - Preliminary discussions with the European Central Bank have given Germany's Commerzbank no reason to believe its capital will fall below stress test requirements, two sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

13 Oct 2014

Euro zone seeks to soften German opposition to stimulus spending

LUXEMBOURG - France and Italy will keep pressure on Germany this week to use government money to revive the euro zone's stagnating economy but in a sign of inertia, a promised list of projects to create growth will not be ready until December.

France, Italy 12 Oct 2014
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Iraqi forces clash with Islamic State fighters west of Baghdad

BAGHDAD - Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress.