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German industry says vulnerable to Russia sanctions fall-out

BERLIN Plans under consideration in the U.S. Congress to impose tougher sanctions against Russia would hurt German companies, endanger Germany's energy security and appear to be designed to favour American firms, a German industry association said on Wednesday.

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Turkey's Erdogan rails against 'agents' fuelling Germany dispute 25 Jul 2017

ANKARA President Tayyip Erdogan stoked a dispute with NATO ally Germany on Tuesday, warning of Western agents "roaming free" in Turkey and telling those who threaten the country with embargoes to be ready for the consequences.

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German prosecutor blames suspected neo-Nazi for murders 25 Jul 2017

MUNICH Germany's federal prosecutor on Tuesday blamed the sole surviving suspect in a neo-Nazi trial for ten murders between 2000 and 2007, saying the group she belonged to wanted to "shake the foundations" of German society.

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Iran-linked cyber spies use simple yet effective hacks - report 25 Jul 2017

TEL AVIV A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday.

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Eurex says EU euro clearing plans don't go far enough 25 Jul 2017

LONDON European Union plans to supervise euro-denominated clearing in London after Brexit don't give the bloc's regulators enough power to intervene in a crisis, Germany's stock exchange said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive - Germany wants more EU sanctions on Russia over Siemens Crimea turbines: sources 24 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS Germany is urging the European Union to add up to four more Russian nationals and companies to the bloc's sanctions blacklist over Siemens gas turbines delivered to Moscow-annexed Crimea, two sources in Brussels said.

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EU divided on how to answer new U.S. sanctions against Russia 24 Jul 2017

BRUSSELS European Commission preparations to retaliate against proposed new U.S. sanctions on Russia that could affect European firms are likely to face resistance within a bloc divided on how to deal with Moscow, diplomats, officials and experts say.

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Kremlin frets U.S. sanctions may hurt European projects like Nord Stream 2 24 Jul 2017

MOSCOW The Kremlin said on Monday it was worried that proposed new U.S. sanctions against Moscow could hurt major investment projects with European partners, but said it was premature to say if and how it would retaliate.

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German private sector growth slows more than expected in July-PMI 24 Jul 2017

BERLIN Germany's private sector grew at a slower pace in July, a survey showed on Monday, linking the weaker activity to factory closures in the summer months following a sustained period of strong growth.

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Germany must act now to stop re-run of refugee crisis, Merkel rival says 23 Jul 2017

AACHEN, Germany Germany needs to take action now to prevent a re-run of 2015, when some 890,000 migrants arrived in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat challenger for a September election told Reuters on Sunday.

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Trump to ban transgender U.S. military personnel, reversing Obama

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would ban transgender people from the U.S. military, an action appealing to some in his conservative political base but sowing confusion about the fate of thousands of transgender service members. | Video