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Owner of Germany's GfK eyes merger or sale - WirtschaftsWoche

FRANKFURT The majority owner of Germany's GfK is looking at strategic options for the market research firm, including a merger or sale, German weekly magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Thursday, without citing sources.


Merkel under fire after call for Turks in Germany to show 'loyalty' 1:51am BST

BERLIN German politicians on Wednesday criticised Chancellor Angela Merkel for saying that people with a Turkish background who live in Germany should show "loyalty to our country", calling her comment unnecessarily divisive at a particularly difficult time.


Record German budget surplus fuels investment debate 24 Aug 2016

BERLIN Solid economic growth generated a record budget surplus for Germany in the first half of this year, stoking a debate within government about whether the country should use its spare revenue to cut taxes or increase spending. | Video


Germany urges people to store staples in case of terrorism, national emergency 24 Aug 2016

BERLIN Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe and be ready to support the military in the country's first overhaul of civil defences for two decades.


Germany's anti-immigration AfD party gaining allegiance 24 Aug 2016

BERLIN The three-year-old anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party has established a solid base among those Germans who demonstrate a political allegiance, a study showed on Wednesday.


France, Germany press for access to encrypted messages after attacks 23 Aug 2016

PARIS France and Germany want to compel operators of mobile messaging services to provide access to encrypted content to terrorism investigations, after a series of deadly attacks in both countries.


Kremlin says Putin, Merkel, Hollande to meet to discuss Ukraine at G20 on Sept. 4-5 23 Aug 2016

MOSCOW The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine on Sept. 4-5 in China on the sidelines of the G20 summit, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.


Germany to accept hundreds of migrants to boost EU programme - Italy 23 Aug 2016

ROME Germany has agreed to take in hundreds of migrants who are blocked in Italy in a move that might revive the European Union's failed relocation program, Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Tuesday.


Euro zone yields creep up after resilient German, French data 23 Aug 2016

LONDON Germany's benchmark 10-year bond yield nudged off a one-week low on Tuesday after strong data from the euro zone's two biggest economies pointed to resilience in the face of the UK's shock vote to leave the European Union.


Show of European unity - Merkel, Hollande, Renzi meet to discuss gameplan 21 Aug 2016

NAPLES, Italy The leaders of Germany, France and Italy will meet on Monday to discuss how to keep the European project together in the second set of talks between the premiers of the euro zone's three largest economies since Britain's shock vote to leave the bloc.


Italy quake toll rises to nearly 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

AMATRICE, Italy The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose sharply to almost 250 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. | Video