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German economy faces 'lean' Christmas as business morale sinks

Dec 18 2018

BERLIN German business morale fell in December, a survey indicated on Tuesday, suggesting that concerns among company executives about the growth outlook for Europe's biggest economy are rising.

German exports to Iran soar ahead of U.S. sanctions

Dec 11 2018

BERLIN, Dec 11 German exports to Iran soared in October, a month before the United States re-instated sanctions on the Islamic Republic to choke its oil and shipping industries, data seen by Reuters showed on Tuesday.

Falling business morale points to weak German growth

Nov 26 2018

BERLIN German business morale fell by more than expected in November as the country's exporters get caught up in a trade dispute between China and the United States. | Video

Merkel marks Nazi 'Kristallnacht' against Jews with synagogue speech

Nov 09 2018

BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.

State election losses further dent Merkel's authority

Oct 29 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced calls on Monday from her own conservatives to cede the party's leadership, further eroding her authority after painful losses in a regional election.

German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses

Oct 28 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners gave her conservatives until next year to deliver more policy results, threatening to end their alliance if there is no improvement after both parties suffered in a regional election on Sunday. | Video

Brexit, trade tensions weigh on German economy

Oct 25 2018

BERLIN German business morale deteriorated slightly more than expected in October as rising trade tensions and the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal dampened confidence.

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Oct 18 2018

BERLIN Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups won seats in its parliamentary election at the weekend, the state's intelligence agency said.

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Oct 18 2018

BERLIN Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups won seats in its parliamentary election at the weekend, the state's intelligence agency said.

Germany's Merkel vows to restore trust after Bavaria election losses

Oct 15 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Monday to restore trust in her government after her conservative allies suffered heavy losses in a regional election, which their far-right foes hailed as "an earthquake" that would rock the ruling coalition. | Video

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