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A comeback for kingmaker: German FDP keeps options open for next govt


BERLIN The leader of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) said on Saturday his party was confident of returning to parliament in September and eager to put its pro-business stamp on the next government - whether with Angela Merkel's conservatives or the Social Democrats.


France, Germany want new Turkey ties but dodge EU membership 28 Apr 2017

VALLETTA France and Germany sought a new deal with Turkey on Friday to repair relations with President Tayyip Erdogan but would not say whether the Turkish leader's new powers and his crackdown on opponents had ended the country's EU ambitions.

Le Pen win in France would mean end of EU as we know it - German minister 28 Apr 2017

BERLIN A victory for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the second round of France's presidential election on May 7 would mean the end of the European Union in its existing form, Germany's Europe minister said on Friday.


EU regulators drop antitrust probe into Faurecia, others 28 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS EU antitrust regulators scrapped on Friday an investigation into Faurecia , Germany's Eberspaecher Group and TenneCo of the United States, three years after raiding the auto suppliers and others on suspicion of anti-competitive practices.


German economy booms as protectionist threat goes pop 28 Apr 2017

HAMBURG, Germany When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest harbour.


Deutsche Post to deliver groceries for AmazonFresh in Germany 28 Apr 2017

BOCHUM, Germany Deutsche Post DHL won a contract to deliver groceries for Amazon's AmazonFresh service in Germany, which could help ease concerns that the U.S. retailer's own delivery services are an increasing threat to the German logistics group.


Euro zone inflation returns to ECB target, core at three-year high 28 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS Euro zone inflation rose by more than expected to the European Central Bank's target and core inflation increased to its highest level in more than three years, according to the first estimates from the EU's statistics agency.

Germany probes abuse of fatally injured Egyptian woman after car accident 27 Apr 2017

BERLIN Prosecutors investigating the driver of a car that ran over and fatally injured an Egyptian woman in eastern Germany say they are also now pursuing a man who witnesses say hurled racial abuse at the victim after the accident.The 22-year-old student, identified only as Shaden M., died in hospital on April 18, three days after the accident in the city of Cottbus, and the driver is being investigated for possibly causing death by negligence, Horst Nothbaum, spokesman for the pros


German court rules price comparison websites must give commission details 27 Apr 2017

KARLSRUHE, Germany Germany's Federal Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that price comparison websites must make it clear to users if they only list providers from which they get a commission.


Confident Wenning ready for rough ride at helm of Munich Re 27 Apr 2017

MUNICH Joachim Wenning admitted he would not be to everyone's liking long before taking the helm of Germany's Munich Re .

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