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Turks in Germany start voting in referendum to boost Erdogan powers


BERLIN Turks living in Germany began casting their ballots on Monday in a referendum that proposes changing Turkey's constitution to increase President Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

'Now or never' for Europe, French think tank warns

BERLIN The leaders of France and Germany must use the window of opportunity that opens up after elections in both countries to inject new momentum into their single currency project or risk its failure, a leading French think tank warned on Monday.

World, France, 12:14am EDT

Erdogan setting back integration in Germany by years: Schaeuble

BERLIN Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, who accuses Chancellor Angela Merkel of using "Nazi methods" against Turks in Germany, is setting back their integration by years, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said.

World, Campaign Finance Mar 26 2017

Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016

BERLIN Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said Friday, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's U.S. election campaign.

World, Russia, Mar 24 2017

Germany increases electric car charging points 27 percent in 2016

FRANKFURT The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 percent last year, including hundreds more fast-charging units, amid efforts to boost the technology across Europe.

Tech, Environment, Mar 24 2017

Merkel ally says Germany must tackle benefit fraud by asylum seekers

BERLIN Germany needs to change its laws so that asylum seekers guilty of benefit fraud are removed from the asylum process, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, striking a tough tone six months before a federal election.

World, Mar 23 2017

The poor get poorer in Germany, too, draft government report shows

BERLIN Germany's rich have been getting richer and its poor poorer, a government report seen by Reuters shows, all-but shattering the popular global image of a wealthy country with equal access to high-paying jobs in a robust labor market.

World, Mar 23 2017

Germany's Gabriel says communications with Turkey must remain open

ATHENS Communication channels between the European Union and Turkey must remain open, Germany's foreign minister said on Thursday in an escalating row over campaigning by Turkish politicians in Europe.

World, Turkey Mar 23 2017

EU support among Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows

BERLIN Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and euroskeptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday.

World, Mar 23 2017

Germany's new president says Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish success

BERLIN Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president on Wednesday to warn Turkey's head of state Tayyip Erdogan that he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years.

World, Turkey Mar 22 2017

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