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Germany confirms aid for animal feed after drought

Germany has confirmed it will relax some environmental conservation rules to help farmers overcome a sharp rise in animal feed prices after this summer's drought, the agriculture minister said on Wednesday.

Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine and energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Vladimir Putin will discuss the war in Syria, the conflict in east Ukraine and a disputed pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany during talks near Berlin on Saturday, a German government spokesman said.

Far-right German leader skeptical of Bannon's anti-EU push

A leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has poured cold water on plans by Steve Bannon, U.S. President Donald Trump's former political strategist, to forge a wide populist alliance to undermine the European Union.

Germany softens ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

Computer games that feature symbols of unconstitutional organizations such as the swastika of Hitler's Nazi party could be sold in Germany in future after the game classification body said on Thursday it was changing how it assessed them.


Jury to weigh Manafort fate for second day after 'reasonable doubt' surprise

The jury in the bank and tax fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort will deliberate for a second day on Friday after asking questions that prompted speculation that a verdict may not be imminent.