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  1. France urges Germany to boost investment spendingRead the original story

    Oct 20, 2014 | Reuters

    French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron has called on Germany to spend an additional 50 billion euros on investments over the next three years to support the European economy, according to comments that appeared in the Monday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily. Macron and French Finance Minister Michel Sapin are due to visit Berlin on Monday for talks with their German counterparts.

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  2. Croatian police arrest Zagreb mayor on corruption charges: mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    Zagreb's long-serving mayor Milan Bandic has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Various unnamed high-ranking officials were detained over activities relating to a municipal services company.

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  3. Berlin said to okay discount on arms to Israel after diplomatic spatRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2014 | The Times of Israel

    After months of negotiations, Germany has agreed to slash the price on a gunboat sale to Israel, after originally balking at the discount when peace talks with the Palestinians collapsed. The agreement for three fast guided missile destroyers is now estimated to be worth about $766,274,080, about two-thirds of the original price.

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  4. Berlin SPD members back Michael MA1 4ller as next mayorRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    Berlin's Social Democrats have overwhelmingly backed Michael MA1 4ller to succeed Klaus Wowereit as the German capital's next mayor. MA1 4ller still has to be nominated at a party convention and elected by the city parliament.

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  5. Diverse Berlin could get first mayor 'with accent'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Deutsche Welle

    For more than a decade, Berlin has been governed by an openly homosexual mayor. But is the city, renowned for its tolerance, ready for a leader from a Palestinian background? It may have to be.

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  6. German business and government: Still cosy?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | The Economist

    A REPORT bemoaning the lack of transparency surrounding the influence of business on German politics, published on October 13th by Transparency International, a corruption watchdog, must have struck lobbyists as dark humour. The customarily close relationship may be opaque but it is scarcely yielding results.

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  7. German politics: Sedating, not leadingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | The Economist

    ABROAD and at home, a rising chorus is criticising Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, for her economic policies. Her foreign detractors are frustrated by Germany's quasi-fetishistic pursuit of "the black zero", as Wolfgang SchA uble, her finance minister, calls the budget that he plans for next year-the first since 1969 to aim for balance.

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  8. Turkey hopes for progress in EU membership talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Trend

    Turkey's EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir has expressed hope for achieving progress in the EU membership talks and dispelling negative perception of the country in the West, Anadolu agency reported. Bozkir made the remarks following his meeting with former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder at the Turkish embassy in Berlin Wednesday.

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  9. Germany plans first ever cut to green energy levyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | EurActiv.com

    Germans currently pay around 30 cents per kWh for energy, about 6 cents of which makes up the green energy surcharge to support renewables. [Gunnar Ries} Germany's renewable energy surcharge is set to decrease for the first time in 2015, raising the prospect of lower energy prices for households.

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  10. German slowdownRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Peninsula

    Germany has been at the receiving end in the European financial crisis. Angela Merkel and her government have been excoriated for prescribing stiff austerity measures on Greece and other crisis-hit countries which compounded the suffering of the people.

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  11. Germany gets taste of own medicineRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Winnipeg Free Press

    "We don't have a recession in Germany," said German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in a widely quoted remark last week. It may not be true for much longer - and while that would be bad news for Germany, it may be good news for the rest of Europe.

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  12. Germany lowers growth forecast amid eurozone 'doldrums'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | EurActiv.com

    The German Ministry of Economic Affairs has drastically lowered its growth forecasts this year and next, blaming crisis-ridden eurozone countries in particular for hampering the recovery. EurActiv Germany reports .

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  13. Google chairman faces tough task in GermanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | Iol.co.za

    GOOGLE chairman Eric Schmidt recalls how during a meeting with Angela Merkel in June, the German chancellor pulled out her phone and asked him what US spies were doing listening to her calls with her mother. "That's how personal this felt," Schmidt said during a panel with US Senator Ron Wyden last week.

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  14. Siegfried Lenz: Novelist and playwright who played a key part in the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Independent

    Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies Siegfried Lenz, who has died at the age of 88, was a novelist, essayist and playwright whose work made its biggest impact examining the rise of Nazism in his native Germany.

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  15. German vice chancellor urges stricter rules for Google and peersRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | Reuters

    Germany's economy minister warned during a debate with Google chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday that the tech giant's dominant position might undermine democratic rights and hamper competition, adding that stricter regulation is needed. "I admire Google, but I also admire an engineer who is able to build a car - and nevertheless I am in favour of road traffic rules," said Sigmar Gabriel, a Social Democrat who is also deputy to conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany's broad governing coalition.

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  16. Berlin's Palestinian mayoral candidate proud of city's Jewish revivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | The Times of Israel

    A German politician who has been outspoken in promoting the need for early Holocaust and anti-Semitism education is poised to be the next mayor of Berlin. Seeking to succeed the German capital's incumbent, Klaus Wowereit - the city's first openly gay leader - Palestinian-born Raed Saleh may become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.

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  17. Berlin and Paris set up group to avert policy clashRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 | EurActiv.com

    The German and French economy ministers have asked experts in Berlin and Paris to come up with reform recommendations for both countries in an apparent attempt to avert a full-blown clash between the eurozone heavyweights over economic policy. In letters signed by Sigmar Gabriel and Emmanuel Macron and seen by Reuters, the two ministers note that the European recovery is lagging that of other advanced economies, raising the risk of a "lost decade" of weak growth, excessively low inflation, high debt and high unemployment.

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  18. Berlin and Paris seek reform proposals to avert policy clashRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | West Australian

    The German and French economy ministers have asked experts in Berlin and Paris to come up with reform recommendations for both countries in an apparent attempt to avert a full-blown clash between the euro zone heavyweights over economic policy. In letters signed by Sigmar Gabriel and Emmanuel Macron and seen by Reuters, the two ministers note that the European recovery is lagging that of other advanced economies, raising the risk of a "lost decade" of weak growth, excessively low inflation, high debt and high unemployment.

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  19. Swedish GDP seen picking up, threat from global slowdownRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2014 | West Australian

    Sweden's economy is expected to pick up speed this year and the next, but there are risks from slowing global growth, Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said on Monday. Andersson, whose centre-left Social Democrat party won a September election but without an overall majority, inherited an economy growing faster than most of European peers but at risk should trading partners such as Germany hit the buffers.

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  20. Head of German SPD voices support for arms sales to IsraelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 | Jerusalem Post

    Israel's fourth submarine is en route to the navy's Haifa base from Germany. BERLIN Sigmar Gabriel, the head of Germany's Social Democratic Party and the country's economic minister, voiced his support on Wednesday for weapons deliveries to Israel.

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