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Merkel dismisses speculation she could move to big EU job

May 16 2019

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel reaffirmed on Thursday that she would leave politics after serving out her fourth term as chancellor, dismissing speculation that she could take a big European Union job in Brussels.

German inflation exceeds ECB target on 'Easter bunny' bounce

Apr 30 2019

BERLIN German annual inflation accelerated to 2.1 percent in April, exceeding the European Central Bank's target for the first time since November, data showed on Tuesday, suggesting little need for further monetary easing.

Former Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn charged with fraud by German prosecutors

Apr 15 2019

FRANKFURT/BERLIN German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn with fraud on Monday over his role in the carmaker's manipulation of diesel emissions testing, more than three years after the scandal came to light. | Video

German wind turbine maker Senvion files for insolvency

Apr 09 2019

FRANKFURT A German court on Tuesday approved an application for insolvency from wind turbine manufacturer Senvion, although the company said it was also continuing to look at new funding options and various potential investors had shown interest.

'Upswing at an end' as German institutes slash growth forecast

Apr 04 2019

BERLIN Germany's leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth by more than half on Thursday and warned that the economy - Europe's largest - could slow much more if Britain quits the European Union without an agreement. | Video

German industrial orders post strongest drop in seven months

Mar 08 2019

BERLIN German industrial orders posted their biggest drop in seven months in January, a further sign that Europe's largest economy had a subdued start to 2019, although December's figure was revised to show a rise rather than the previously reported fall.

Malawian boy saves famine-stricken village with wind turbine in Berlinale movie

Feb 13 2019

BERLIN A movie premiering in Berlin tells the true story of a young boy from a famine-stricken village in Malawi who studies books about energy then builds a wind turbine that enables farmers to irrigate their land. | Video

Netflix row overshadows premiere of film about Spanish lesbians

Feb 13 2019

BERLIN A row over whether films produced for streaming platform Netflix should be shown at the Berlin Film Festival has overshadowed the premiere of "Elisa & Marcela", Isabel Coixet's tale of two Spanish lesbians.

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