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German coalition avoids split with solution to spymaster crisis

Sep 23 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition resolved a dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster on Sunday, ending a crisis that had prompted concerns the six-month-old government could fall apart.

German coalition's future at stake as parties again try to resolve spymaster affair

Sep 22 2018

BERLIN The fate of Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwieldy six-month-old government hangs in the balance this weekend as the three coalition parties seek again to resolve their dispute over Germany's scandal-tainted spymaster.

Germany can't look away if Syria uses chemical weapons: Merkel

Sep 12 2018

BERLIN Top German officials on Wednesday called for concerted global efforts to prevent chemical weapons being used in Syria, as conservative chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany could not simply look away if such attacks took place.

German spy chief at odds with Merkel over hounding of migrants in Chemnitz

Sep 07 2018

BERLIN Germany's domestic spy chief expressed scepticism on Friday that migrants had been hounded in Chemnitz after the fatal stabbing of a German man, undermining Chancellor Angela Merkel who has said images from the eastern city "very clearly" showed hate.

Germany considers tightening controls on buying strategic firms

Aug 07 2018

BERLIN Germany is considering tighter controls on foreign investments as concerns over Chinese takeovers of strategically important technology firms mount.

German AfD leaders condemn member for calling Hitler attacker a traitor

Aug 02 2018

BERLIN Leaders of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) condemned a party member on Thursday for branding a German officer who tried to kill Adolf Hitler a traitor.

On-the-job training: A German export hit losing favour at home

Jul 29 2018

WINSEN AN DER LUHE, Germany Nina Lorea Kley urgently needs young people to train as vehicle builders at her company's factories in northern and eastern Germany. She has enough orders and money to hire 20 this summer but can only find 14. | Video

On-the-job training - A German export hit losing favour at home

Jul 28 2018

WINSEN AN DER LUHE, Germany Nina Lorea Kley urgently needs young people to train as vehicle builders at her company's factories in northern and eastern Germany. She has enough orders and money to hire 20 this summer but can only find 14. | Video

Trump's trade policy darkens German corporate mood in July

Jul 25 2018

BERLIN German business confidence dipped in July, suggesting a slew of risks, including the threat of U.S. tariffs on cars and car parts, is starting to unsettle company executives in Europe's largest economy.

Ozil departure puts focus on German relations with Turkish community

Jul 24 2018

BERLIN German soccer star Mesut Ozil's decision to quit the national team due to "racism and disrespect" he faced over his Turkish roots triggered a bad-tempered public debate on Monday about the country's relations with its largest immigrant community. | Video

World News

Trump rejects meeting Iran's Rouhani at U.N. gathering

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would not meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as world leaders gathered in New York but signaled he was open to a future meeting, despite ongoing tensions over Tehran's nuclear deal.