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Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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Germany: Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

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Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit: Telegraph

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
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Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday.
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Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores [Video]Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

The Brief: Europe's engine stalling as Germany's economy shrinks [Video]The Brief: Europe's engine stalling as Germany's economy shrinks

Uncertainty over Brexit and the trade war between the US and China slowed down the export-oriented German economy.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:31Published

What's behind Germany's economic contraction? [Video]What's behind Germany's economic contraction?

Economic growth in Germany went into reverse over the last three months.

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Frustrated With Lack Of Progress, Germany To Ban Plastic Bags Outright [Video]Frustrated With Lack Of Progress, Germany To Ban Plastic Bags Outright

Reuters reports Germany is planning to ban the use of plastic bags. That's because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage haven't produced good enough results. Environment Minister Svenja..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Godzilla Isn't Terrorizing Cities, But These Wild Animals Are [Video]Godzilla Isn't Terrorizing Cities, But These Wild Animals Are

Business Insider reports that since the 1980s, wild boar numbers have exploded across the world. In parts of Germany and in Japan, Eurasian wild pigs contaminated with nuclear radiation are running..

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Greta Thunberg visits climate protesters defending ancient German forest [Video]Greta Thunberg visits climate protesters defending ancient German forest

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg showed her support for protesters on Saturday (August 10) who have been living in Germany's ancient Hambach Forest in order to protect it from mining...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:25Published

Guardiola confirms Sane faces long ACL lay-off [Video]Guardiola confirms Sane faces long ACL lay-off

Leroy Sane is facing a lengthy lay-off after suffering anterior cruciate ligament damage, Manchester City have announced. The German winger, who limped off in the early stages of Sunday's Community..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:54Published

Pressure mounts on Thyssenkrupp CEO after fourth profit warning [Video]Pressure mounts on Thyssenkrupp CEO after fourth profit warning

Germany's Thyssenkrupp on Thursday issued its fourth profit warning under current boss Guido Kerkhoff, who faces mounting pressure to turn around the stricken conglomerate. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

China surprise lifts European shares, Adidas disappoints [Video]China surprise lifts European shares, Adidas disappoints

Stock markets enjoyed a tentative recovery on Thursday after better-than-expected Chinese export data. But, as David Pollard reports, shares in Germany's Adidas suffered after its second-quarter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

German chemical deal lifts European shares, FTSE lags [Video]German chemical deal lifts European shares, FTSE lags

Europe's shares rose on Wednesday after three days of falls, as deal-making in the chemical sector helped offset losses from mining majors and banks. But amid lingering trade worries German industrial..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Germany is playing host to the world's first hologram circus [Video]Germany is playing host to the world's first hologram circus

Horses, elephants and even giant goldfish are getting a breather at a circus in Germany after it began trialling holograms.

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Watch: Germany plays host to world's first hologram circus [Video]Watch: Germany plays host to world's first hologram circus

Roncalli circus in LĂĽbeck is trialling hologram projections as stand-ins for live horses, elephants and even giant goldfish.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

China worries hit European stocks, PMIs weak [Video]China worries hit European stocks, PMIs weak

European shares join a China-led sell-off as trade war worries lead investors to dump stocks. As Francis Maguire reports, PMI numbers and a Sentix sentiment survey suggest there might not be any..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:49Published

eWorld Cup soccer title goes Germany's way [Video]eWorld Cup soccer title goes Germany's way

Germany's Mohammed 'Mo Auba' Harkous defeats defending champion Mosaad 'Msdossary' Aldossary to win the FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final.

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Woman Creates Woman Creates "Clothes My Boyfriend Hates" Instagram To Inspire Others

Instead of changing out of clothes that her boyfriend disliked, 24-year-old Olivia Jackson decided to create an Instagram page called "Clothes My Boyfriend Hates." The London Marketing Manager's page..

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FIFA eWorld Cup final kicks-off in London [Video]FIFA eWorld Cup final kicks-off in London

Gamers from around the world compete for prestigious eWorld Cup at 02 Arena

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Pep Guardiola coy on Leroy Sane's future [Video]Pep Guardiola coy on Leroy Sane's future

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola weighs in on Leroy Sane's future ahead of the Community Shield.

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Guardiola: We want Sane to stay at Man City [Video]Guardiola: We want Sane to stay at Man City

Speaking at a press conference ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash against Liverpool, Man City manager Pep Guardiola talked about the German winger Leroy Sane, who has has been linked with Bayern..

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Kovac refuses to answer question about Leroy Sane [Video]Kovac refuses to answer question about Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac refuses to answer question about signing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:15Published

Thunberg “amazingly courageous”, says skipper of yacht taking her across Atlantic [Video]Thunberg “amazingly courageous”, says skipper of yacht taking her across Atlantic

German race skipper Boris Herrmann, who has offered to sail Greta Thunberg across the Atlantic, said on Thursday the trip will be "massively challenging" for the young climate change activist. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:45Published

Salvini bans new migrant rescue boat from entering Italian waters [Video]Salvini bans new migrant rescue boat from entering Italian waters

Matteo Salvini has banned another rescue ship carrying forty migrants from entering Italian waters. The Alan Kurdi is run by German charity Sea-Eye and is heading towards Lampedusa.

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Earnings Thursday: industrials in focus; Shell shocks [Video]Earnings Thursday: industrials in focus; Shell shocks

European shares tracked lower after the U.S. Fed dampened hopes of future rate cuts. But as David Pollard reports, the day was dominated by a torrent of earnings reports from some of continent's..

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Wall Street ends sharply higher on German stimulus optimism

U.S. stocks rebounded on Friday as an ebbing bond rally and news of potential German economic stimulus brought buyers back to the equities market, closing the book on a tumultuous week.
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Germany's Nextmove cancels Tesla order, citing quality issues

German car rental firm Nextmove has canceled the bulk of a 100-vehicle order from Tesla worth 5 million euros ($5.54 million) over quality problems with the Model 3, it said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

EU27 ready for all Brexit scenarios, German finance minister Scholz says

The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain's planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Twitter on Friday, after meeting his British..
Reuters - Published

German finance minister Scholz to run for SPD leadership

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats, a spokeswoman said on Friday, joining a race to revive the party's popularity sinking since it entered a..
Reuters - Published

Scholz wants to remain finance minister despite SPD leadership candidacy: RND

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz does not plan to quit his post despite intending to run for the leadership of his Social Democrats, a German newspaper group reported on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Merkel and British PM Johnson to meet soon: spokesman

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday, adding that details would be announced later.
Reuters - Published

German finger wresting pulls a crowd in Bavaria

The traditional contest sees men trying to pull each other across a table with just one finger.
BBC News - Published

Germany believes no-deal Brexit 'highly likely' - Handelsblatt

Germany's government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business daily reported on Thursday, citing a..
Reuters - Published

Stocks, oil plunge on growing signs of global slowdown

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..
Reuters - Published

Wall Street tumbles on growing recession fears

Wall Street main indexes slumped more than 2.5% on Wednesday, as a closely watched U.S. bond market indicator pointed to a renewed risk of recession following poor economic data from Germany and China.
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Recession fears hit Wall Street after grim China, German data

Wall Street was set to open sharply lower on Wednesday, as poor economic data from China and Germany put the focus back on the impact of a bruising Sino-U.S. trade war which is pushing some major..
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Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense..
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Merkel wants close Britain-EU partnership after Brexit

Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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German government still sees economy growing slightly in 2019 despite second-quarter contraction

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government still believes the German economy will grow slightly this year despite contracting in the second quarter, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, adding that the..
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Stocks wilt as bond markets flash recession warnings

Stock markets slumped on Wednesday as Germany's economy went into reverse, fuelling fears of global recession and slamming the brakes on a rally for equities after Washington delayed tariffs on some..
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Global stocks take fright as recession warnings grow

European stocks fell on Wednesday as Germany's economy went into reverse, reviving fears of global recession and tempering a rally for equities after Washington delayed tariffs on some Chinese imports.
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Data showing German economy shrunk in second-quarter is a wake-up call: minister

Data showing Europe's largest economy contracted by 0.1% in the second quarter is a "wake-up call and a warning signal", Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Germany's Bild newspaper on Wednesday.
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German growth outlook remains subdued due to trade conflicts, Brexit: ministry

Germany's growth outlook remains clouded as manufacturers are hit by escalating trade conflicts, Brexit uncertainty and other geopolitical crises, the economy ministry said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

German economy slips back into negative growth

A decline in exports dampened growth, causing the economy to shrink 0.1%, according to official data.
BBC News - Published

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

A slump in exports sent Germany's economy into reverse in the second quarter, data showed, as its manufacturers bore the brunt of a global slowdown amplified by tariff conflicts and uncertainty over..
Reuters - Published

Climate activists block train outside German VW car plant

Activists chain themselves to rails near a Volkswagen factory in the northern city of Wolfsburg.
BBC News - Published

Merkel promises to meet defense spending target amid U.S. criticism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was taking Berlin's commitment toward its NATO allies seriously to further increase defense spending toward the agreed target.
Reuters - Published

Merkel: No need for fiscal stimulus package right now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she did not see any need for a fiscal stimulus package to counter the effects of a slowing economy, but she added that Berlin would continue to pursue a..
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German prosecutors won't probe Brenntag over chemicals sale to Syria

German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had found no grounds to investigate the world's largest chemicals distributor Brenntag over the 2014 sale to a company in Syria of substances that can be used in..
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Greens accuse Merkel of 'voodoo fiscal policy', want new debt for climate plan

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..
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Sensor specialist AMS triggers bidding war for Germany's Osram

Austrian sensor specialist AMS triggered a bidding war for Osram on Sunday, saying it was ready to pay $3.8 billion for the German lighting group's shares, 10% more than finance investors Bain Capital..
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AMS plans rival takeover bid for Germany's Osram

Apple supplier AMS AG on Sunday said it plans to make an all-cash takeover bid for German lighting group Osram , offering 38.5 euros per share, more than a rival offer from private equity firms Bain..
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Apple supplier AMS makes 38.50 euros/share takeover offer for Germany's Osram

Apple supplier AMS AG said it has made an all-cash takeover offer for German lighting group Osram Licht AG at an offer price of 38.5 euros per share.
Reuters - Published

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

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..
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German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags

Germany plans a law to ban the use of plastic bags because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have not yielded good enough results, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said on Sunday.
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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)
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Greta Thunberg, on German coal mine visit, questions 2038 fuel exit date

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, on a visit to a German anti-coal protest camp, questioned whether the country should continue to use the fuel to generate power for another 20 years as..
Reuters - Published

Spend more on defense or we move troops to Poland, U.S. envoy tells Germany

An envoy of U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel's unwillingness to boost defense spending might give the United States no choice but to move American troops..
Reuters - Published

German designated to head Iran trade vehicle bows out at last minute

European efforts to launch a barter-based trade conduit with Iran that would help offset the effects of U.S. sanctions on Tehran suffered a setback when its designated head bowed out at the last..
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Bayer soars on report of proposed $8 billion Roundup settlement

Bayer shares soared as much as 11% on Friday on a report that the German company has proposed to pay up to $8 billion to settle more than 18,000 U.S. lawsuits related to its glyphosate-based weedkiller..
Reuters - Published

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