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  • 09/02/2012 | Argentina

    Davis Cup: Nalbandian, Mónaco to play opening singles against Germany

    Tennis Davis Cup World Group matches were tossed, and Argentines Juan Mónaco, and David Nalbandian will be taking the first and second round against Phillipp Petzschner and Florian Mayer respectively, on Friday in Bamberg, Germany.

  • 16/08/2012 | Argentina

    Argentina finally bring out the best in Messi

    After a rollercoaster ride under Diego Maradona followed by Sergio Batista's failed attempts to imitate Barcelona, Argentina are once again beginning to look a threat to the world's top sides.

  • 11/07/2013 | Argentina

    German court rules in Argentina favour against 'Vulture Funds'

    German courts have rejected a petition from bondholders related to the Argentine debt 'default', using a similar interpretation based in the 'pari passu' clause that vulture funds pursued in New York which was accepted by Judge Thomas Grieta.

  • 13/03/2014 | World

    Russia intensifies military activity near Ukraine

    Russia has launched new military exercises near its border with Ukraine, showing no sign of backing down in its plans to annex its neighbor's Crimea region despite a stronger than expected drive for sanctions from the EU and United States.

  • 20/03/2014 | World

    Ahead of summit, Europe weighs Russia sanctions

    European leaders were analyzing how to tighten the screws on Russia following its seizure of Crimea, how to support Ukraine's stricken economy and how best to wean themselves off Russian energy in years to come.

  • 03/04/2014 | World

    Russia protests over German minister's Nazi-Crimea comparison

    Russia protested to Germany over remarks by Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble likening Russia's annexation of Crimea to Nazi Germany's expansion under Adolf Hitler. "We consider such pseudo-historical references by the German minister provocative," the Russian foreign ministry said.

  • 09/01/2014 | World

    Germany will help dispose of Syrian chemical weapons

    Germany will help destroy Syria's arsenal of chemical weapons materials as part of an international disarmament programme, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said.

  • 15/02/2014 | World

    Germany, France to circumvent US in new European communications net

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the US.

  • 02/03/2014 | World

    German foreign minister Steinmeier against excluding Russia from G8

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged world leaders to work to calm the crisis in Ukraine and defended Russia's membership of the Group of Eight leading economies, which enabled the West to talk directly with Moscow.

  • 14/12/2013 | World

    German SPD counts votes on coalition with Merkel

    Germany's Social Democrats began counting 330,500 postal ballots sent in from grassroots members who are deciding whether their party should join a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

  • 17/12/2013 | World

    Merkel formally elected to third term by parliament vote

    Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament today, paving the way for her new "grand coalition" government to formally take power.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    German, Brazilian UN draft urges halt to excessive spying

    Germany and Brazil circulated a draft resolution to a UN General Assembly committee that calls for an end to excessive electronic surveillance, data collection and other gross invasions of privacy.

  • 19/11/2013 | World

    German intelligence agency to step up counterintelligence

    Germany's domestic intelligence agency is planning to expand its counterintelligence operations to include friendly countries following revelations about the United States' extensive spying programme, a senior German security official said.

  • 27/11/2013 | World

    Merkel and SPD clinch coalition deal

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) clinched a coalition deal early today that puts Germany on track to have a new government in place by Christmas.

  • 28/10/2013 | World

    German parliament meets to discuss US spying scandal

    Germany's parliament will hold a special session on reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone and left-wing parties demanded a public inquiry calling in witnesses including former US intelligence operative Edward Snowden.

  • 31/10/2013 | World

    German lawmaker meets Snowden, says he may help German spy inquiry

    A German lawmaker said he met Edward Snowden in Moscow and the fugitive former US spy agency contractor was willing to help German investigations into reports the United States tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone.

  • 01/11/2013 | World

    Snowden tells Germany he hopes US will stop 'harmful behavior'

    Edward Snowden has told the German government in a letter he believes support from around the world will persuade Washington to stop what he called "harmful behavior" in trying to prevent him from revealing secret surveillance by the US government.

  • 24/10/2013 | World

    Germany, France demand 'no-spy' agreement with United States

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that the United States strike a "no-spying" agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged espionage against two of Washington's closest EU allies had to be stopped.

  • 25/10/2013 | World

    Merkel to seek 'no spy deal' within EU as well as with US

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants the European Union's 28 member states to reach a "no spy deal" similar to an agreement France and Germany seek with the United State following allegations Washington tapped her mobile phone.

  • 27/10/2013 | World

    German paper says Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010

    A German newspaper said that US President Barack Obama knew his intelligence service was eavesdropping on Angela Merkel as long ago as 2010, contradicting reports that he had told the German leader he did not know.

  • 22/09/2013 | World

    Merkel romps to victory in German election

    Angela Merkel was on track to win a third term as chancellor in a German election after her conservatives scored their best result in decades, but it was unclear whether she could avoid being forced into a coalition with her leftist rivals.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Pope Francis tells 'luxury bishop' to go for unspecified period

    Pope Francis has ordered the German Roman Catholic prelate known as the "luxury bishop" for spending some 31 million euros ($42.70 million) on a residence to leave his diocese for an unspecified period, the Vatican said.

  • 23/10/2013 | World

    Obama assures Germany's Merkel US not monitoring her communications

    President Barack Obama today tried to assure German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the United States is not monitoring her communications after Merkel raised the issue with Obama.

  • 31/08/2013 | World

    Merkel urges more market rules ahead of September's vote

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would push the G20 to make more progress on regulating financial markets and cracking down on tax evasion, co-opting signature policy issues of her main challenger in September's elections.

  • 21/09/2013 | World

    Merkel ends campaign ahead of tight election

    Chancellor Angela Merkel looked on track to win a third term in a weekend election in Germany but faced a battle to preserve her center-right majority and avert a potentially divisive coalition with her arch-rivals, the center-left Social Democrats (SPD).

  • 10/07/2013 | World

    Berlin builds memorial to Nazis' 'euthanasia' victims

    Berlin has laid the foundations for a memorial to a largely neglected group of Nazi victims - hundreds of thousands of mentally and physically disabled people murdered by Hitler's regime under its "euthanasia" program.

  • 12/08/2013 | World

    Merkel's chief of staff says US spies did not break German law

    Angela Merkel's chief of staff said on Monday that fears of mass US spying on Germans were unfounded, hoping to end a controversy that threatened to damage the chancellor as she seeks re-election next month.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    German newspaper reports Al Qaeda planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe

    Al Qaeda is planning attacks on high-speed trains in Europe and the authorities in Germany have stepped up security on the country's rail system, a German newspaper reported today.

  • 07/07/2013 | World

    NSA 'in bed with' Germany and most others, Snowden

    The United State's National Security Agency works closely with Germany and other Western states on a 'no questions asked'-basis, former NSA employee Edward Snowden said in comments that undermine Chancellor Angela Merkel's indignant talk of "Cold War" tactics.

  • 08/07/2013 | World

    Germany defends 'strictly legal' cooperation with NSA

    Angela Merkel's government said that its cooperation with American intelligence was fully regulated by strict legal guidelines after a magazine reported that the US National Security Agency was in close cahoots with German spies.

  • 24/02/2013 | World

    Merkel's conservatives mull U-turn on gay couples' rights

    Leading members of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are considering a U-turn in policy on same sex couples after a court ordered the government to grant them greater adoption rights, in an embarrassing ruling for the chancellor.

  • 27/04/2013 | World

    Germans fascinated by Nazi era eight decades later

    An exhibition chronicling the Nazi party's rise to power draws tens of thousands of visitors. Millions of TV viewers tune in to watch a drama about the Third Reich. A Hitler satirical novel becomes an overnight bestseller.

  • 04/06/2013 | World

    Floods sweep through Prague, move towards Germany

    Swathes of suburban Prague were under water after floods which have killed 11 people swept across central Europe, and the deluge moved towards Germany where more than 10,000 people have been forced from their homes.

  • 30/01/2013 | World

    Merkel urges Egypt's Mursi to hold crisis dialogue

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Egypt's Islamist president today to open a dialogue with all political forces in the crisis-ridden Arab country after a week of violence that has killed more than 50 people.

  • 02/02/2013 | World

    Syrian opposition talks with Russia, seeks breakthrough

    The Syrian opposition leader met Russia's foreign minister in Germany today and said he would also hold talks with the Iranian foreign minister, opening a window to a possible breakthrough in efforts to broker an end to Syria's civil war.

  • 21/02/2013 | World

    Monti: 'Germany's Merkel not involved in Italian election'

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti rowed back from comments suggesting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed opposition to his political rivals on the center-left days before an election next week.

  • 16/12/2012 | World

    Merkel rips German opposition for blocking tax cuts

    Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the centre-left opposition for blocking her government's efforts to cut income taxes by 6 billion euros, telling a German newspaper those parties will have to explain that to voters in next year's election.

  • 20/12/2012 | World

    Iraq president arrives in Germany for treatment

    Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has arrived in Germany for medical treatment, the German government confirmed today, after he suffered a stroke earlier in the week.

  • 30/12/2012 | World

    Merkel challenger under fire for saying chancellor underpaid

    Chancellor candidate Peer Steinbrueck was widely criticized, even by his own center-left Social Democrats (SPD), for saying German leaders were underpaid.

  • 15/10/2012 | World

    Soros: Euro destroying EU, and Germany should save it

    The European Union could be destroyed by the "nightmare" euro crisis, and Germany needs to take the responsibility to save the common currency, billionaire fund manager George Soros said.

  • 21/11/2012 | World

    Greece's lenders fail again to clinch debt deal

    International lenders failed for the second week to reach a deal to release emergency aid for Greece and will try again next Monday, but Germany signaled that major divisions remain.

  • 23/11/2012 | World

    A deal briefly glimpsed before EU budget talks fail

    During a "tour-de-table" among the EU's 27 leaders, it seemed for a moment that France, Poland, Italy and others might accept deeper cuts than originally proposed, diplomats said today after the summit broke up without agreement.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    German business mood worsens despite ECB bond plan

    German business sentiment dropped for a fifth straight month in September to its lowest since early 2010, raising fears of recession and underlining that a bold bond-buying plan laid out by the European Central Bank is no economic elixir.

  • 08/10/2012 | World

    Thousands of Greek protesters tell Merkel she is not welcome

    About 8,000 demonstrators chanted anti-austerity slogans and hoisted banners warning Angela Merkel she was not welcome in Greece at a protest, the eve of a visit by the German chancellor.

  • 12/10/2012 | World

    Germany holds firm on Greece as IMF pressure mounts

    Germany held firm today in insisting it was too soon to say Greece deserved more time to meet its deficit-cutting goals even as the head of the International Monetary Fund laid out the case for leniency.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    Moody's downgrades EU's outlook to negative

    Moody's Investors Service has downgraded the European Union's outlook from "stable" to "negative," stating that its decision is linked to the recent outlook downgrade of the bloc's member countries, such as Germany and France.

  • 11/09/2012 | World

    Germany says US debt levels 'much too high'

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble questioned how the United States could deal with its high levels of government debt after November's presidential election.

  • 20/09/2012 | World

    Merkel turns to ex-mentor Kohl to sell Europe to Germans

    Angela Merkel is seeking help from her estranged, former mentor Helmut Kohl, architect of the euro, to restore voter faith in the European project before next year's election.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    German opposition chief hints he won't challenge Merkel

    The head of Germany's opposition Social Democrats (SPD) said the arrival of his new baby means he will work less, in the strongest signal yet that he will stand aside to let a rival challenge Angela Merkel for the chancellorship next year.

  • 30/08/2012 | World

    Chinese president says supports EU efforts on debt crisis

    Chinese President Hu Jintao told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that China supports Europe's efforts to overcome the debt crisis, and that the sooner it is overcome the better it will be for the world, state radio reported.

  • 03/09/2012 | World

    Schaeuble: European Central Bank should only supervise big banks

    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble rejected today a European Commission plan to give the European Central Bank sweeping powers to monitor all euro zone banks, saying it should instead focus only on systemically important institutions.

  • 20/08/2012 | World

    Germany's Central Bank reluctant to ECB bond buying

    Germany's Bundesbank showed no signs of lowering its resistance to a European Central Bank plan to buy billions of euros worth of Spanish and Italian government bonds to reduce those countries' crippling borrowing costs.

  • 22/08/2012 | World

    Greek PM asks EU 'bit of air' to get economy running

    Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras started a European charm offensive with an appeal to Germans for more time to meet Athens' borrowing obligations, but he may struggle to make his case in a series of meetings this week with EU leaders.

  • 26/08/2012 | World

    Merkel's party keeps lead, coalition ally down

    Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has nudged higher, an opinion poll showed, but the weakness of two smaller parties highlights the trouble she may face building another center-right coalition after Germany's 2013 election.

  • 27/07/2012 | World

    Spain discusses state bailout; ECB seen writing off Greek debt

    Spain has at last conceded it may need a state bailout and policymakers are considering writing down Greek debt to their central banks, European officials said, as markets anticipated radical new action to pull the continent out of its debt maelstrom.

  • 13/08/2012 | World

    Senior Merkel ally sends stark warning to Greece

    A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party issued a stark warning to Greece, saying Germany would not hesitate to veto further aid to the country if there were any signs it was not meeting the conditions of its bailout.

  • 14/08/2012 | World

    Euro zone economy shrinks despite German growth

    The euro zone's debt-ravaged economy shrank in the second quarter, having flatlined in the first, despite continued German growth which economists said could soon be snuffed out.

  • 23/07/2012 | World

    Moody's: Germany, Netherlands, Luxembourg's ratings under threat

    Credit ratings agency Moody's warned that Germany, Netherlands and Luxembourg were put on negative outlooks and could lead to a downgrade of their ratings.

  • 24/07/2012 | World

    Moody's changes EFSF's outlook

    Moody's Investors Service modified the Aaa outlook of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) from stable to negative, which is a blow to the fund that was supposed to back the weak members of the European Union.

  • 25/07/2012 | World

    Moody's changes outlook of 17 German banks

    Moody's Investors Service has changed the outlook of 17 German banking groups from "stable" to "negative."

  • 28/06/2012 | World

    EU summit works on short-term support for Spain, Italy

    European finance officials were working on urgent measures to ease financial market pressure on Spain and Italy, which are too big to bail out, as EU leaders began a summit on Thursday deeply divided over how to resolve the euro zone's debt crisis.

  • 29/06/2012 | World

    German parliament approves EU bailout fund

    Germany's parliament resoundingly approved the euro zone's permanent bailout scheme and new budget rules, but legal hurdles remain and Chancellor Angela Merkel's concessions to euro zone partners Italy and Spain may make those harder to overcome.

  • 03/07/2012 | World

    IMF: 'US recovery remains tepid and subject to elevated downside risks'

    An IMF report revealed that the German economy’s performance has been remarkable despite facing considerable headwinds and that the US recovery “remains tepid and subject to elevated downside risks."

  • 23/06/2012 | World

    German daily sent to all 41 million households

    Germany's best-selling newspaper was given away free to almost all of the country's 41 million households today in a controversial celebration of the daily's 60th anniversary that set a world record for largest circulation.

  • 26/06/2012 | World

    Merkel buries euro bonds as summit tension rises

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to bury once and for all the idea of common euro zone bonds, saying Europe would not share total debt liability "as long as I live", as the bloc's big four finance ministers met to narrow differences on how to solve a worsening debt crisis.

  • 27/06/2012 | World

    Merkel says no easy answers to end euro crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today, one day before a crunch European Union summit, that there were no quick or easy solutions to end the euro zone's debt crisis and leaders should avoid making rash promises they could not keep.

  • 07/06/2012 | World

    Merkel says EU ready to act as Spain downgraded

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was ready to act to ensure stability in the euro zone as Spain's credit rating was cut by three notches amid expectations it may soon seek EU help for banks beset by bad debts.

  • 14/06/2012 | World

    Merkel rejects 'miracle solutions' for Europe, warns of 'limited German resources'

    Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure today for Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the euro zone.

  • 22/06/2012 | World

    Euro's big four seek way out of crisis in Rome

    The leaders of Germany, France, Italy and Spain will try to find common ground in Rome today to restore confidence in the euro zone ahead of a full EU summit next week, which Italy's prime minister called a defining moment.

  • 21/05/2012 | World

    Former Central Bank’s Sarrazin spurs controversy in Germany

    Former German central banker Thilo Sarrazin, whose musings on Muslim immigrants sparked outrage in 2010, has triggered fresh controversy with a book that paints Germany as the euro zone's hostage, forced to pay out vast sums to atone for the Holocaust.

  • 29/05/2012 | World

    Germany expels Syrian envoy, urges UN to reconsider situation

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle expelled the Syrian ambassador today, acting in concert with international partners, and urged the U.N. Security Council to consider again its stance on Syria.

  • 03/06/2012 | World

    Merkel seeks measures to boost growth in Europe

    Chancellor Angela Merkel praised higher German wage deals and signalled flexibility on a financial transaction tax, in a sign she is open to new measures to boost growth in Europe.

  • 13/05/2012 | World

    Merkel faces rout in state vote over austerity

    Voting began in Germany's most populous state where Angela Merkel's conservatives face a defeat that could give the left momentum before next year's federal election and fuel criticism of the chancellor's European austerity drive.

  • 14/05/2012 | World

    Germany: EU can't alter agreed fiscal rules

    The European Union cannot amend agreed rules on tighter fiscal discipline despite voters' rejection of austerity policies in several countries, and France's new leader must understand this, Germany's finance minister said.

  • 15/05/2012 | World

    Merkel says Germany, France to work closely on growth

    New French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged differences over how to boost growth in recession-plagued Europe, but pledged to work together on a joint approach in time for a summit next month.

  • 24/04/2012 | World

    Hollande: ‘Merkel ran Europe along with Sarkozy and we can see the results’

    French presidential candidate for the Socialist bloc François Hollande defended his intention to “re-guide” Europe by criticizing the results of the vision applied until now by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and current French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

  • 25/04/2012 | World

    Hitler's Mein Kampf may return to Bavarian schools

    The German state of Bavaria is considering publishing a book with excerpts from Hitler's "Mein Kampf" for use in schools after its legal power to ban the book expires in 2016.

  • 08/05/2012 | World

    'We won't finance French election promises,' Merkel's parliamentary party leader

    Francois Hollande's election as French president was greeted by jitters on European markets and a dour front in Berlin where ruling conservatives warned the Socialist that Germans were not ready to pay for his promises of an end to austerity.

  • 17/03/2012 | World

    German court orders restitution of Nazi looted art

    The German Historical Museum in Berlin must return a collection of thousands of rare, handcrafted posters seized more than 70 years ago by the Nazis to the son of the original owner, Germany's federal court said.

  • 08/04/2012 | World

    Merkel coalition ahead, first time in 2 years, poll

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition has inched ahead of the main opposition parties for the first time in two years, a poll showed - thanks to a surge in support for the maverick Pirate Party at the expense of the Social Democrats.

  • 10/04/2012 | World

    Iran cuts oil to Spain ahead of nuclear talks

    Iran has cut oil exports to Spain and may halt sales to Germany and Italy, Iran's English-language state television reported, in an apparent move to strengthen its position ahead of crucial talks with world powers later this week.

  • 17/02/2012 | World

    German president resigns in blow to Merkel

    In a curt five-minute statement at the Bellevue presidential palace, Christian Wulff said he had lost the trust of the German people, making it impossible to continue in a role that is meant to serve as a moral compass for the nation.

  • 20/02/2012 | World

    Italy, Britain urge more EU focus on growth

    Italy, Britain, the Netherlands and nine other countries called for Europe to shift its focus from tough budget cuts towards measures to create growth as the region looks headed for its second recession in three years.

  • 05/03/2012 | World

    Germany's Westerwelle hits back at Lukashenko slur

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he would not flinch from seeking to improve human rights in Belarus after the country's veteran president attacked him by saying it was "better to be a dictator than gay."

  • 25/01/2012 | World

    Merkel deflects calls for bigger euro zone firewall

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel deflected pressure today to increase the euro zone's rescue fund, saying the key to reassuring markets was to restore lost trust in governments' policies.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Germany 'expressly welcomes' Greek austerity deal

    Germany praised the sealing of an austerity pact on Greece, saying it showed the determination to take difficult decisions to get Greece on track of an economic recovery. Greece's parliament agreed last night on a raft of unpopular reforms in a bid to secure international aid.

  • 13/02/2012 | World

    Moody's warns it may strip France, UK and Austria's Aaa rating

    Rating agency Moody's warned it may cut the triple-A ratings of France, the United Kingdom and Austria, while it downgraded the ratings of Italy, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia and Malta.

  • 30/12/2011 | World

    Merkel says Europe must cooperate more for euro to succeed

    Europe must cooperate more closely if it wants the euro to succeed as its shared currency, and it still has a long way to go to overcome its sovereign debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her New Year's Eve address.

  • 04/01/2012 | World

    Merkel backs German president amid media scandal

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her backing today to President Christian Wulff who has faced growing pressure to resign for trying to get Germany's top-selling newspaper to kill an embarrassing story on a home loan scandal.

  • 09/01/2012 | World

    Merkel, Sarkozy press for quick Greek solution

    Germany and France warned Greece it will get no more bailout funds until it agrees with creditor banks on a bond swap and pressed for an early deal to avert a potential default in the euro zone's most debt-stricken nation.

  • 12/12/2011 | World

    Euro zone fiscal pact fails to restore confidence

    A European summit deal to strengthen budget discipline in the euro zone failed to restore financial market confidence, forcing the European Central Bank to step in again gingerly.

  • 14/12/2011 | World

    Merkel urges patience, says Europe can overcome crisis

    Europe can emerge stronger from its debt crisis if governments show patience and follow through on their plan to integrate their economies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech in parliament.

  • 19/12/2011 | World

    EU leaders discuss IMF measures to create firewall against debt crisis

    European finance ministers discussed ways of boosting IMF resources to build a better firewall against the debt crisis today, while also assessing plans for tighter euro zone fiscal rules that they hope will prevent the problems from worsening.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Germany pours cold water on EU summit hopes

    Pessimistic comments from EU paymaster Germany and new figures exposing deepening stress among Europe's banks dented financial market hopes of a turning point in the euro zone's debt crisis at a summit this week.

  • 08/12/2011 | World

    Germany arrests al Qaeda suspect over bomb plot

    German anti-terrorism police arrested a 27-year-old man in the western city of Bochum suspected of links to a local al Qaeda cell and of planning an attack, the Federal Prosecutor said in a statement.

  • 09/12/2011 | World

    EU leaders reach debt crisis deal without Britain

    A divided Europe – a historic rift over building a closer fiscal union to preserve the euro, with a large majority of countries led by Germany and France agreeing to forge ahead with a separate treaty, leaving Britain isolated – reached a new deal to address the debt crisis hovering over the block.

  • 30/11/2011 | World

    Germany recalls ambassador from Iran

    Germany has recalled its ambassador to Iran for consultation after the British diplomatic mission in Tehran was stormed yesterday, German media reported today.

  • 02/12/2011 | World

    Merkel says debt crisis will take years to solve

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for rapid EU treaty change to remedy the root causes of the euro zone's debt crisis but warned that Europeans faced a long, hard "marathon" to restore lost credibility.

  • 05/12/2011 | World

    Sarkozy, Merkel outline euro zone master plan after key meeting

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Paris today to align their positions on centralizing control of euro zone budgets to stem a debt crisis that threatens Europe's currency union.

  • 22/11/2011 | World

    Merkel says treaty changes key to solve debt crisis

    Changing the European treaty to pave the way for closer European integration is vital to solving the euro zone's debt crisis and to restoring confidence, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

  • 23/11/2011 | World

    Germany and France clash again over ECB role in euro crisis

    Germany and France clashed today over whether the ECB should take bolder steps to stem the euro zone debt crisis, with Chancellor Angela Merkel issuing one of her starkest warnings yet against fiddling with the central bank's strict inflation-fighting mandate.

  • 24/11/2011 | World

    Sarkozy, Merkel agree to stop sniping on ECB crisis

    France and Germany agreed today to stop arguing in public over whether the European Central Bank should do more to rescue the euro zone from a deepening sovereign debt crisis.

  • 16/11/2011 | World

    France, Germany clash over ECB crisis role

    France and Germany, Europe's two central powers, clashed over whether the European Central Bank should intervene more forcefully to halt the euro zone's accelerating debt crisis after modest bond purchases failed to calm markets.

  • 17/11/2011 | World

    Merkel reiterates her opposition to ECB greater role in crisis

    "I am convinced that only political solutions can resolve the situation," Merkel told an industry event in Berlin.

  • 18/11/2011 | World

    Merkel, Cameron admit they had failed to narrow differences

    At a news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister David Cameron said the currency bloc needed a credible firewall and should use all of its institutions to fight the crisis, but his host German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she favoured a "step by step" approach.

  • 09/11/2011 | World

    Merkel says Europe must achieve ‘breakthrough’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today in some of her most dramatic rhetoric since the euro zone crisis erupted two years ago that it was high time for Europe to achieve a "breakthrough" on changes to its ground rules.

  • 10/11/2011 | World

    Merkel puts euro split fears to rest

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected today the idea that her government might favor a smaller euro zone, saying her only goal since the beginning of the debt crisis has been to stabilise the bloc in its current form.

  • 14/11/2011 | World

    Merkel: 'If the euro falls, Europe falls'

    As technocrats leaders in Italy and Greece rush to form governments as they sought to limit the damage from the euro zone debt crisis – and the euro climbed on relief that a key Italian bond auction drew decent demand from investors – German chancellor Angela Merkel stepped up to defend Europe’s common currency.

  • 28/10/2011 | World

    German court suspends parliament's bailout committee

    A German court today suspended a parliamentary committee's right to approve urgent actions by the euro zone's bailout fund, potentially delaying decision-making in Europe's top economy on key moves to tackle the bloc's crisis.

  • 31/10/2011 | World

    Euro deal will only work if all parts implemented, says German official

    A package of measures agreed by European leaders this month to stem their debt crisis will only work if all elements are implemented, German Deputy Finance Minister Joerg Asmussen said in an interview today.

  • 02/11/2011 | World

    Merkel, Sarkozy say no more aid until Greece decides on euro

    Greece will receive no more European bailout aid until it has put an end to uncertainty and agreed to meet its commitments to the euro zone, the leaders of France and Germany said.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    German parliament gives green light to Merkel ahead of key summit

    German Chancellor Angel Merkel won a parliamentary vote with a large majority today on boosting the firepower of the euro zone rescue fund, handing her a strong mandate to negotiate at a crunch EU summit later in the day in Brussels.

  • 27/10/2011 | World

    Euro leaders strike historic economic deal to save zone

    The eurozone sealed a grand deal to overcome its festering debt crisis today when banks agreed to take a 50 percent loss on Greek debt. Eurozone officials announced the deal following tough talks in Brussels between leaders of the eurozone and the Institute of International Finance banking lobby to force the private sector to share the pain of Greece's debt burden.

  • 23/10/2011 | World

    Sarkozy yields on ECB crisis role, pressure on Italy

    European Union leaders made some progress towards a strategy to fight the euro zone's sovereign debt crisis, nearing agreement on bank recapitalisation and on how to leverage their rescue fund to try to stop bond market contagion.

  • 25/10/2011 | World

    ECB row, Italy flare on eve of euro rescue summit

    A flare-up over the European Central Bank and political turmoil in Italy kept the euro zone on edge on the eve of a summit meant to confront the currency bloc's worsening sovereign debt crisis.

  • 26/10/2011 | World

    Merkel wants EU deal on 50% Greek writedown

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European leaders should agree on what would amount to a 50 percent write down of Greek debt from the private sector at a summit to tackle the euro zone debt crisis later.

  • 18/10/2011 | World

    Merkel meets Mujica, dismisses debt crisis fast solution

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said today that European Union leaders would make an important step at their upcoming summit towards solving the debt crisis, but more steps would be necessary.

  • 21/10/2011 | World

    Merkel rebuffs Sarkozy on euro zone solution

    France's push to use more European Central Bank money to fight the euro zone debt crisis has run into strong resistance from Germany and other EU partners, leaving Paris increasingly isolated before a crucial summit.

  • 23/10/2011 | World

    EU leaders press Italy for reform at crisis summit

    European Union leaders piled pressure on Italy today to speed up economic reforms to avoid a Greece-style meltdown as they began a crucial two-leg summit called to rescue the euro zone from a deepening sovereign debt crisis.

  • 27/09/2011 | World

    Merkel: Germany to help Greece gain confidence

    Germany will do all it can to rebuild confidence in debt-stricken Greece as it implements reforms to meet the conditions of its international bailout package, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

  • 29/09/2011 | World

    Merkel wins Parliament battle; pushes through bailout funds

    Angela Merkel won her toughest challenge yet as German chancellor by pushing through changes to a rescue fund for the euro zone debt crisis today without the humiliation of relying on opposition support.

  • 14/10/2011 | World

    Obama, Merkel discuss European debt problems

    US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone to consult about the "evolving financial situation in the eurozone," the White House said.

  • 09/09/2011 | World

    Apple wins German court ruling on Samsung tablets

    Apple Inc scored a symbolic legal victory in efforts to keep its lead spot in the tablet computer market when a German court upheld a ban barring Samsung's local unit from selling its Galaxy 10.1 tablets in Europe's biggest economy.

  • 22/09/2011 | World

    Berlin greets pope with praise and protests

    Germans opposed to Pope Benedict's teachings on sexuality and angry at cases of abuse by priests protested in Berlin while members of parliament boycotted a speech by the pontiff at the start of his four-day visit to his homeland.

  • 23/09/2011 | World

    Pope meets sexual abuse victims, expresses regret

    Pope Benedict held an unannounced meeting with German victims of sexual abuse by priests and expressed his deep regret for their suffering and that of their families, the Vatican said in a statement.

  • 27/06/2011 | World

    E. coli outbreak: French-German gov’t advise to avoid sprouts

    Dutch and British health officials advised people to avoid raw sprouts and seeds today after scientists linked an outbreak of E. coli in France to a highly toxic one in Germany that has killed 43 people.

  • 14/08/2011 | World

    Merkel's party hit by scandal in North German state

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats suffered a setback today when a regional leader was forced to resign over his affair with a 16-year-old girl.

  • 07/09/2011 | World

    Court curbs German ability to act fast on debt crisis

    Germany's top court handed its country's parliament a greater say over euro zone bailouts, potentially hampering Berlin's ability to act decisively against a debt crisis which Chancellor Angela Merkel said needed a fundamental rethink to solve.

  • 11/06/2011 | World

    German officials see no E.coli fault at organic farm

    Officials investigating an organic farm in northern Germany said today they do not expect to take legal action against it for causing an E.coli outbreak that has killed at least 31 people.

  • 13/06/2011 | World

    Rebel: Germany recognises Libya rebel council

    Germany has recognised the rebel council based in Benghazi as the legitimate representative of Libyans, a rebel official said during a visit by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle.

  • 18/06/2011 | World

    Greeks protest, almost half oppose austerity

    Thousands of Greeks marched on parliament in a show of unabated public anger after Prime Minister George Papandreou vowed to push on with an austerity campaign that a poll showed half the country opposed.

  • 06/06/2011 | World

    EU may agree aid for farmers hurt by E.coli outbreak

    European Union farm ministers will try tomorrow to agree financial aid for fruit and vegetable producers whose sales have been hit by an E.coli outbreak that has so far claimed at least 22 lives in Europe.

  • 08/06/2011 | World

    Germany puts Greek restructuring back on table

    Germany has put a Greek restructuring back on the table, demanding in a letter to its EU partners that private bond holders make a major contribution to a looming debt relief deal for the struggling euro zone member.

  • 10/06/2011 | World

    E.coli found in bean spout package, German officials say

    German authorities said they detected the deadly E.coli strain in a bean sprout package from the organic farm under in Lower Saxony, which had already been under investigation.

  • 30/05/2011 | World

    Germany announces it will shut all nuclear reactors by 2022

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition declared it would shut all German's nuclear reactors by 2022, in a policy reversal drawn up in a rush after the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

  • 03/06/2011 | World

    Europe's lethal E.coli strain may be deadliest yet

    More than 1,600 people have been infected by a toxic strain of E.coli bacteria that has killed at least 17 and may be the deadliest yet in human history, health officials said. E.Coli spread among people through human contact, World Health Organization said today.

  • 05/06/2011 | World

    Germany says beansprouts may be behind E.coli

    German-grown beansprouts could be the source of the deadly E.coli outbreak that has killed 22 people, made more than 2,200 ill and led Russia to bar EU fruit and vegetable imports, officials said.

  • 11/04/2011 | World

    OECD: Outlook for industrialized nations improving

    The growth outlook for major industrialized economies is improving with Germany and the United States leading the recovery, the OECD's leading indicator for February showed.

  • 14/04/2011 | World

    Germany raises 2011 growth view as consumers spend

    Germany's government hiked its growth forecast for 2011, saying rising spending among consumers less worried about losing their jobs marked a turning point that had put the expansion on a strong footing.

  • 29/04/2011 | World

    German police arrest three al Qaeda suspects

    German police arrested three suspected members of al Qaeda, averting "a concrete and imminent danger" of a terrorist operation, authorities said.

  • 10/02/2011 | World

    Bloomberg says NYSE deal 'very good' for New York

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he supports advanced talks that would place the iconic New York Stock Exchange into the hands of Germany's Deutsche Boerse AG.

  • 05/03/2011 | World

    Equality in German workplace 'requires change', says Angela Merkel

    German chancellor Angela Merkel made statements today directed towards the celebrations for the Day of the Working Woman on March 8 and mentioned that “there is still a lot to be done” in Germany in terms of equality between men and women in the work place.

  • 27/03/2011 | World

    Merkel's party loses power in rich German state

    Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives lost power in a regional stronghold, with early poll results showing the Greens, buoyed by Japan's nuclear crisis, surging to their first state premiership.

  • 26/01/2011 | World

    German foundation refuses to return Nefertiti bust

    A German foundation rejected an Egyptian request to return the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, a sculpture which draws over one million viewers annually to a Berlin museum.

  • 03/02/2011 | World

    Retailers lead market gains ahead of jobs data

    US stocks ended near the session's highs, with investors favoring shares of retailers after encouraging chain-store sales raised confidence ahead of Friday's jobs report.

  • 04/02/2011 | World

    S&P 500 posts best week in nine, tech leads

    The S&P 500 posted its best week in nine as the market defied calls for a pullback, and investors rotated into defensive and lagging sectors in a move that could intensify in coming weeks. European shares ended slightly higher after paring gains on a mixed US jobs report.

  • 06/01/2011 | World

    Hitler exhibit in Berlin extended due to popularity

    Germany's first post-war exhibition devoted to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has been extended by three weeks due to popular demand, the German Historical Museum (DHM) said.

  • 08/01/2011 | World

    Germany and France want Portugal to accept aid

    Germany and France want Portugal to accept an international bailout as soon as possible in order to prevent its debt crisis spreading to other countries, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

  • 13/01/2011 | World

    Merck, materials companies drag Wall Street lower

    US stocks edged lower, hurt by a slide in drugmaker Merck and as falling commodities prices hit shares of natural resource companies. Meanwhile, European shares fell from the previous session's 28-month highs on concern euro zone inflation pressures could spark a rise in interest rates.

  • 09/06/2012 | Latin America

    Humala begins Europe visit

    Peru's president Ollanta Humala, travelled to Europe today, where he will stay for the total of one week and visit Switzerland, France and Germany.

  • 04/04/2014 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

    Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan, while Roger Federer's Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final.

  • 21/11/2013 | Sports

    Footballer Diego Placente arrested in Germany for unpaid taxes

    Former Argentina international footballer Diego Placente was arrested in Germany, on allegations that the ex-Bayer Leverkusen practiced tax evasion during his time living in the European country.

  • 07/01/2014 | Sports

    Schumacher's wife to media: 'Please leave our family in peace'

    Michael Schumacher's wife has appealed to the media to leave the French hospital they have staked out since the German was critically injured in a skiing accident nine days ago and to let the doctors do their job.

  • 05/03/2014 | Sports

    Brazil set standard with Neymar hat-trick as France, Germany win

    Neymar's hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year's World Cup finals tested out their squads in friendlies.

  • 02/02/2013 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Argentina eases into quarterfinals

    Argentina reaches the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a 3-0 unbeaten lead after two days of competition as Nalbandian-Zeballos beat Kas-Kamke in four sets. They will next host France in April. Today, the reverse singles.

  • 06/07/2013 | Sports

    Hamilton seizes pole in Germany for Mercedes

    Hamilton took pole position for home team Mercedes for Sunday's German Formula One Grand Prix.

  • 02/10/2012 | Sports

    Former Germany captain Ballack retires at 36

    Former Germany captain Michael Ballack quietly announced his retirement at the age of 36, ending a career in which he played for top clubs Bayern Munich and Chelsea and helped his country reach the 2002 World Cup final.

  • 15/12/2012 | Sports

    Vettel and Schumacher win Race of Champions again

    Germany, represented by Formula One world champions Sebastian Vettel and Michael Schumacher, won the Race of Champions team crown for the sixth successive year in Bangkok today.

  • 21/01/2013 | Sports

    Captain Jaite names Davis Cup team

    Argentina’s Davis Cup captain Martín Jaite has called David Nalbandián, Juan Mónaco, Horacio Zeballos, and Carlos Berlocq to be part of the squad hat will face Germany on February 1-3 at Parque Roca stadium in Buenos Aires. 

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    'Argentina is more than just Messi,' Germany's Bender

    Germany midfielder Lars Bender is eagerly anticipating today's international friendly against Argentina, and is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Lionel Messi again in particular.

  • 15/08/2012 | Sports

    Argentina outclass Germany in World Cup rematch

    Lionel Messi missed a first-half penalty but made amends with a superb second-half goal as Argentina outclassed Germany 3-1 in a friendly match.

  • 13/06/2012 | Sports

    Gomez double gives Germany win over Dutch

    Two superb first-half goals by red-hot striker Mario Gomez earned Germany a 2-1 victory over a disappointing Netherlands in Euro 2012 Group B to put the winners in sight of the quarter-finals.

  • 22/06/2012 | Sports

    Germany outclass Greece in euro zone battle

    Germany crushed Greece 4-2 in a one-sided Euro 2012 quarter-final on Friday and set up a last-four clash against England or Italy with their 15th successive win in competitive matches.

  • 28/06/2012 | Sports

    Balotelli double fires Italy into final

    Italy forward Mario Balotelli scored two superb first-half goals to steer his team to a 2-1 victory over favourites Germany on Thursday and into the Euro 2012 final where they will meet holders Spain.

  • 10/02/2012 | Sports

    Davis Cup: Nalbandian brings in second point for Argentina

    The Argentine tennis team was ahead against their grand opponent, Germany, at the Copa Davis today in the best-of-five series that began this morning in Bamberg. Juan Mónaco nabbed the first point in the series, beating Philipp Petzschner, followed by David Nalbandian’s win against Florian Mayer.  

  • 28/01/2011 | Sports

    Ballack back as Leverkusen beat Hanover

    Bayer Leverkusen, with Germany captain Michael Ballack making his first start since September, beat Hanover 96 2-0 to tighten their hold on second place in the Bundesliga.

  • 06/01/2012 | Sports

    Del Potro not to play Davis Cup against Germany

    Juan Martín del Potro will not play the first round of the Davis Cup against Germany that has been scheduled for next Febraury, the team’s coach Franco Davin confirmed.

  • 12/01/2012 | Sports

    Jaite confirms Argentina Davis Cup team to face Germany

    David Nalbandian, despite his drop in the world rankings, will be Argentina's leading player in Juan Martín Del Potro's absence when the 2011 finalists visit Germany in the first round of the Davis Cup next month.

  • 06/10/2011 | Arts and Media

    German fashion designer makes clothes from milk

    A young fashion designer from the German city of Hanover is revolutionizing high fashion by designing clothes with a staple she can find in her fridge -- milk.

  • 13/03/2012 | Arts and Media

    MTV Europe Music Awards return to Frankfurt in 2012

    The MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) will be held on November 11 in Frankfurt, returning to the Germany city which also hosted the annual ceremony in 2001, the music channel announced.

  • 08/07/2013 | Multimedia

    Formula One pitlane safety in spotlight

    Formula One faced calls for improved pitlane safety after a cameraman was hit and injured by a bouncing wheel that came off Mark Webber's Red Bull during Sunday's German Grand Prix.

  • 06/01/2014 | Multimedia

    Germany Merkel fractures pelvis in skiing accident

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident and is walking with the help of crutches, forcing her to call off some foreign visits and official appointments.


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