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Kirsti Knolle

Germany's SPD to open coalition talks with "kingmaker" parties

Oct 06 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) moved a step closer on Wednesday to heading Germany's next government, signing up the Greens and business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) for coalition talks following an inconclusive national election.

Lindt chocolate bunny hops towards victory in trademark battle

Jul 29 2021

BERLIN/ZURICH (Reuters) -Lindt & Spruengli's gold foil-wrapped chocolate Easter bunny scored a legal win on Thursday as Germany's federal court ruled its gold tone had trademark protection.

German business morale down on supply shortages, virus fears

Jul 26 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -German business morale fell unexpectedly in July on continuing supply chain worries and amid rising coronavirus infections, a survey showed on Monday, the first decline since January.

Merkel defends U.S. Nord Stream 2 deal as Ukraine cries foul

Jul 22 2021

BERLIN/KYIV (Reuters) -German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended a deal with the United States that allows the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to proceed as a pragmatic compromise, but Ukraine said the agreement was too weak to ensure Russia behaves the way Kyiv and the West want.

WRAPUP 1-Merkel defends U.S. Nord Stream 2 deal as Ukraine cries foul

Jul 22 2021

* Pipeline will pump Russian gas to Germany, nearing completion

Germany counts cost of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Jul 21 2021

BERLIN A relief official dampened hopes on Wednesday of finding more survivors in the rubble of villages devastated by floods in western Germany, as a poll showed many Germans felt policymakers had not done enough to protect them.

BASF ups 2021 profit forecast for second time on higher prices, volumes

Jul 09 2021

BERLIN Germany's BASF came out for the second time this year with better-than-expected quarterly earnings ahead of schedule and improved guidance for the remainder of the year, as it continues to raise prices.

German health ministers to discuss fines for cheating at coronavirus test centers

May 30 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -German Health Minister Jens Spahn and his counterparts in the 16 federal states will on Monday morning discuss control mechanisms for coronavirus test centers following fraud accusations, a ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

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