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Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece


BERLIN Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, the German Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Tunisia says it is holding passport of Islamist suspect deported by Germany pending probe

TUNIS Tunisia has confiscated the passport of a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard to prevent him returning to Germany, a judiciary official said on Friday.

World, Tunisia 11:08am EDT

Germany looks at easing immigration laws to fill skilled labor gaps

BERLIN The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labor shortages.

World, 7:39am EDT

Germany confirms aid for animal feed after drought

BERLIN 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.

Environment, Aug 15 2018

Shares rebound as Turkish lira pulls out of dive

NEW YORK World share markets rebounded on Tuesday as Turkey's lira pulled out of a recent nosedive and reassuring data from Germany helped offset the latest softness in China's economy.

China, Turkey, Aug 14 2018

Merkel, Putin to discuss Syria, Ukraine and energy

BERLIN 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.

World, Russia, Syria Aug 13 2018

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

BERLIN 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.

World, Aug 11 2018

Germany softens ban on Nazi symbols in computer games

BERLIN 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.

World, Aug 09 2018

Thyssenkrupp CEO sees job cuts as part of overhaul: FAZ

BERLIN Germany's embattled industrial group Thyssenkrupp expects job cuts as part of an overhaul of its operations, daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported, citing an interview with the top executive.

Aug 09 2018

Calico crayfish wreaks havoc in German waters

RHEINSTETTEN, Germany The calico crayfish can fit in a human palm but it multiplies fast and poses a threat to fresh water life in Germany, an expert said.

Environment, Aug 09 2018

China complains about Pentagon report, says it is 'pure guesswork'

BEIJING China's Defence Ministry has lodged a complaint with the United States about a Pentagon report that said China's military was likely training for strikes against the United States and its allies, saying it was "pure guesswork".