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ECB's next policy moves are in flux - Bundesbank

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank's next policy moves and the order they come in are still up in the air and might even include a rate hike or sales of bonds, a director at Germany's central bank said.

Germany blocked Russian hacking attacks in 2016 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany last year warded off two cyber attacks by APT28, a top official said Friday, referring to a Russian hacking group also dubbed "Fancy Bear" that experts say successfully targeted Hillary Clinton's U.S. election campaign.

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Germany urges U.S. to rethink finding on EU steel dumping 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany urged the United States on Friday to rethink a report, commissioned under Barack Obama's administration, that said some European Union countries were dumping steel.

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Senior German ministers bicker over more money for Greece, EU 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany's finance minister on Friday criticised his own government's foreign minister for saying more money should be given to Greece and the European Union, as differences between the two parties in the ruling coalition bubble up six months before an election.

Germany increases electric car charging points 27 percent in 2016 24 Mar 2017

FRANKFURT The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 percent last year, including hundreds more fast-charging units, amid efforts to boost the technology across Europe.

German parliament gives controversial road toll green light 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, agreed on Friday to introduce a road toll for cars registered abroad with prices linked to environmental criteria.

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German private sector growth strongest in 70 months in March - PMI 24 Mar 2017

BERLIN, Germany's private sector grew at the fastest pace in nearly six years in March, a survey showed on Friday, driven mainly by strong demand for manufactured goods from the United States, China, Britain, and the Middle East.

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Merkel ally says Germany must tackle benefit fraud by asylum seekers 23 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany needs to change its laws so that asylum seekers guilty of benefit fraud are removed from the asylum process, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, striking a tough tone six months before a federal election.

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The poor get poorer in Germany, too, draft government report shows 23 Mar 2017

BERLIN Germany's rich have been getting richer and its poor poorer, a government report seen by Reuters shows, all-but shattering the popular global image of a wealthy country with equal access to high-paying jobs in a robust labour market.

EU support among Germans reaches 25-year high, survey shows 23 Mar 2017

BERLIN Support in Germany for the European Union has never been higher in the past 25 years despite a rise of populist and eurosceptic parties across the continent, a survey showed on Thursday.

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