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German conservative leader faces rebellion after election trouncing

Oct 28 2019

BERLIN German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday faced a rebellion by party members angry at a humiliating election result in eastern Thuringia state where the Christian Democrats (CDU) lost voters to both the far left and far right.

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

Oct 10 2019

BERLIN The alleged perpetrator of Wednesday's gun attack on a German synagogue had few friends, but a clear idea of the internet audience he wanted to impress.

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

Oct 10 2019

BERLIN The alleged perpetrator of Wednesday's gun attack on a German synagogue had few friends, but a clear idea of the internet audience he wanted to impress.

Gunman kills two in livestreamed attack at German synagogue

Oct 10 2019

BERLIN/HALLE, Germany A gunman who denounced Jews opened fire outside a German synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, and killed two people as he livestreamed his attack. | Video

ECB hawk Lautenschlaeger resigns amid policy backlash

Sep 25 2019

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Germany's appointee to the board of the European Central Bank, outspoken policy hawk Sabine Lautenschlaeger, has decided to step down, the ECB said on Wednesday, in what was likely to be seen as a further backlash against the latest stimulus measures.

EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

Sep 23 2019

UNITED NATIONS/BERLIN The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.

WRAPUP 1-EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

Sep 23 2019

NEW YORK/BERLIN, Sept 23 The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.

Germany's coalition to detail carbon-free plans after marathon talks

Sep 20 2019

BERLIN, Sept 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Friday unveil a major new climate protection package thrashed out by parties in her coalition through the night ahead of Friday's global day of protests by activists demanding action on climate change.

Germany gambles on green with carbon cap plan

Sep 18 2019

BERLIN The German government is set to present a new climate-change policy on Friday that will likely include a carbon-pricing initiative to cap the use of fossil fuels in Europe's largest economy, where the Greens party is enjoying a surge in support.

Germany fines Facebook for under-reporting complaints

Jul 02 2019

BERLIN German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform in breach of the country's law on internet transparency.

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