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Iran, powers struggle to overcome disputes in push for nuclear deal

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The foreign ministers of France and Germany joined the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats on Saturday to help break an impasse in nuclear negotiations as major powers and Iran closed in on a two- or three-page accord that could form the basis of a long-term deal. | Video

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Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle - magazine 28 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi has described in his first public remarks from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

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German eurosceptic leader says infighting won't rip party apart 28 Mar 2015

BERLIN - The founder of the Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) has dismissed reports that an identity struggle between economic liberals and right-wingers is tearing the party apart.

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Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle - magazine 27 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi described in his first letter from prison how he "miraculously survived 50 lashes" as part of a conviction that sparked an international outcry, according to German weekly Der Spiegel in a report to be published on Saturday.

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Greek government denies finance minister's resignation 27 Mar 2015

ATHENS - Greece's outspoken Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is not planning to resign, two Greek government officials said on Friday, denying a report in Germany's Bild newspaper.

Germany needs more immigration from non-EU countries - study 27 Mar 2015

BERLIN - The number of people of working age in Germany will fall by around a third by 2050 if Europe's biggest economy does not increase immigration from countries outside the European Union, a study published on Friday said.

Germany passes road toll; critics say unfairly targets foreigners 27 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Germany's parliament approved a motorway toll on Friday of up to 130 euros per year from 2016 that critics argue unfairly targets foreigners and may violate European Union laws.

Migrant job-seekers can be denied benefits, EU lawyer says 26 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - European Union nations can deny benefits to EU migrants unless they have previously worked in their host country, the EU's top lawyer said on Thursday, in a case brought by Germany and keenly watched in Britain.

Migrant job-seekers can be denied benefits, EU lawyer says 26 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - European Union nations can deny benefits to EU migrants unless they have previously worked in their host country, the EU's top lawyer said on Thursday, in a case brought by Germany and keenly watched in Britain.

German real wages post record 1.7 percent increase in 2014 26 Mar 2015

BERLIN - German real wages posted their largest increase in 2014 since the data was first collected in 2008, Germany's statistics office said on Thursday, in the latest positive sign for private consumption in Europe's largest economy.

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Fighting and air strikes across Yemen; dialogue remains distant

ADEN - Yemeni fighters loyal to the Saudi-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi clashed with Iranian-allied Houthi fighters on Sunday in Aden, the absent leader's last major foothold in the country.