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Struggling industry saps German business morale as trade woes bite

6:07am EDT

BERLIN/MUNICH German business morale deteriorated in April, bucking expectations for a small improvement, as trade tensions hurt the industrial engine of Europe's largest economy, leaving domestic demand to support slowing growth.

Industrial policy row masks deeper German struggle over post-Merkel era

Apr 15 2019

BERLIN After a brief ceasefire, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are fighting among themselves again over the future shape and leadership of their party as the chancellor stage-manages her exit as German leader.

Ringen um Brexit-Lösung - May in Berlin und Paris

Apr 09 2019

London/Berlin Einen Tag vor dem entscheidenden EU-Gipfel zum Brexit bemüht sich die britische Premierministerin Theresa May fieberhaft, einen Austritt ihres Landes aus der Europäischen Union ohne Vertrag noch abzuwenden.

German industrial output rises on construction surge

Apr 05 2019

BERLIN German industrial output rose by 0.7 percent in February as mild weather helped a surge in construction activity but manufacturing production dipped, doing little to boost spirits in Europe's largest economy after a run of negative news.

'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

Germany seeks to deter future militants by voiding nationality

Apr 03 2019

BERLIN Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like Islamic State will lose their citizenship, the cabinet agreed in a draft law on Wednesday intended to deter future militants.

Merkel ally floats idea of broader talks with UK if Brexit delayed

Mar 15 2019

BERLIN Delaying Britain's exit from the European Union could present an opportunity to rework the bloc's approach to negotiating with London, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

Feb 16 2019

MUNICH U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. | Video

Stop goading the West and let's talk, Williamson urges Russia

Feb 15 2019

MUNICH Britain's defence minister accused Russia on Friday of "trying to goad the West into a new arms race" that it does not want and called on Moscow to reset its relationship with Western countries through dialogue.

UPDATE 1-Stop goading the West and let's talk, UK minister urges Russia

Feb 15 2019

* European officials complain of Russian meddling in politics (Adds NATO chief, German defence minister)

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