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Germany appoints senior judge to inspect list of NSA targets

BERLIN - Germany on Wednesday named a former senior judge as special investigator to inspect a list of targets that German intelligence tracked on behalf of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), causing a political uproar.

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Special Report - How Greece went bust 01 Jul 2015

ATHENS - It was a small room with a plain wooden table a few feet wide. The Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on one side, along with a translator and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. On the other sat President Francois Hollande of France; around were a handful of officials.

Tsipras offers conditional okay to bailout, creditors sceptical 01 Jul 2015

BRUSSELS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept a bailout offer published on June 28 if several conditions were changed, but Germany said the letter had come too late and did not go far enough.

Factbox: A guide to nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers 30 Jun 2015

- Iran and six world powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - are in what may be the final phase of negotiations aimed at securing a deal on sanctions relief in exchange for limits on Iranian nuclear activities.

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German watchdog says Deutsche Bank has catching up to do 30 Jun 2015

FRANKFURT - Deutsche Bank has some "catching up" to do under its new leadership to ensure its systems and processes are up to the requirements of international financial rules, the head of Germany's financial watchdog Bafin said.

Germany's BMW among suitors for 5.28 billion pounds ANZ car finance unit - source 29 Jun 2015

SYDNEY - Germany's BMW AG , Australia's Macquarie Group and a host of U.S. private equity firms are expected to bid for Australia and New Zealand Banking Group's more than $6 billion car and equipment loan book, a source said on Monday.

How much Greece owes to international creditors 28 Jun 2015

BRUSSELS - Greece, which may default on an International Monetary Fund debt repayment due on Tuesday after talks with creditors broke down, owes its official lenders 242.8 billion euros (£172.1 billion), according to a Reuters calculation based on official data, with Germany by far the largest creditor.

No rise in 'Grexit' expectations in Germany's Sentix survey 28 Jun 2015

BERLIN - The expectations of investors of a possible Greek exit from the euro in the coming months, as measured in a snap poll on Sunday by Germany's Sentix research group, have not risen from the last poll taken a week earlier, Sentix said.

Factbox - A guide to nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers 28 Jun 2015

VIENNA - Iran and six world powers - the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China - are in what may be the final phase of negotiations aimed at securing a deal on sanctions relief in exchange for limits on Iranian nuclear activities.

ECB considers tightening emergency funding for Greek banks - sources 28 Jun 2015

FRANKFURT - European Central Bank policy setters are considering tightening Greek banks' use of an emergency funding lifeline but keeping the back-up facility open, people familiar with the matter said.

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Greece's Tsipras digs in against bailout

ATHENS/BRUSSELS - A defiant Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greeks on Wednesday to reject an international bailout deal, wrecking any prospect of repairing broken relations with European Union partners before a referendum on Sunday that may decide Greece's future in Europe. | Video