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Germany has fiscal muscle to counter next crisis: Scholz


BERLIN Germany has the fiscal strength to counter any future economic crisis "with full force", Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, suggesting Berlin could make available up to 50 billion euros ($55 billion) of extra spending.

Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain

SOPRON, Hungary Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history.

World, Aug 18 2019

Stocks, oil plunge on growing signs of global slowdown

NEW YORK Equity markets tanked and oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday after a closely watched bond indicator pointed to the growing risk of a U.S. recession that was heightened by data showing Germany's economy in contraction and China's worsening. | Video

Aug 14 2019

Shrinking German economy 'on edge of recession' as exports stutter

BERLIN Slumping exports sent Germany's economy into reverse in the second quarter, with prospects of an early recovery slim as its manufacturers struggle at the sharp end of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and fallout from Brexit. | Video

Campaign Finance Aug 14 2019

Greens accuse Merkel of 'voodoo fiscal policy', want new debt for climate plan

BERLIN The leader of Germany's surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday to ditch their balanced budget goal and finance a climate protection plan with new debt.

Take Five: The devil's in the data

Fears of a major downturn in euro zone powerhouse Germany have grown following "scary" industrial output figures for June and reports due this week that will hold those concerns up to the light.

Global Energy News Aug 12 2019

Germany to cut 35 million euros in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspapers

SAO PAULO Germany decided to suspend 35 million euros ($39 million) in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian media outlets reported on Saturday.

World, Environment, Brazil, Aug 11 2019

Australia's ruling coalition splits over lawmaker's China comments

SYDNEY A split has opened in Australia's ruling coalition government over a lawmaker's comparison of the rise of China to that of Nazi Germany.

World, China, Australia, Aug 10 2019

Germany must up defense spending, relying on U.S. "offensive" - U.S. envoy

(Corrects headline and first paragraph in Aug. 9 story, adds quote in paragraph 13)

World, Aug 10 2019

'Fat suit' may uncover medical student biases against obesity

(Reuters Health) - Obesity simulation suits, worn by actors who play fake patients during training exercises, may help teach medical students about their own anti-fat prejudices, suggests a small study in Germany.

Health, Aug 09 2019

Hong Kong readies for more mass protests after huge, peaceful rally

HONG KONG Hong Kong is gearing up for more protests this week after hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators braved heavy rain to rally peacefully on Sunday, marking a change to what have often been violent clashes.