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Juncker says up to Britain's EU commissioner whether to stay in job - paper

BERLIN European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said it was up Jonathan Hill, Britain's EU commissioner, whether to stay in office following the UK vote to leave the European Union, Germany's Bild newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Gunman takes hostages in German cinema, is shot dead by police 23 Jun 2016

VIERNHEIM, Germany A masked gunman took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police stormed the complex and shot him dead, police said. | Video

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Turkey says inappropriate for lawmakers to visit air base, in row with Germany 23 Jun 2016

ANKARA Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday it would be inappropriate for politicians to visit an air base used by German and other Western forces in his country, drawing an angry response from Berlin in a mounting row between the NATO states.

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Germany loosens restrictions on monitoring radicalised teenagers 22 Jun 2016

BERLIN Germany is planning to loosen restrictions that have prevented its intelligence agencies from monitoring radicalised teenagers after several attacks this year by young Islamic extremists exposed flaws in surveillance rules.

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German watchdog urges prosecutors to probe entire former Volkswagen board 21 Jun 2016

FRANKFURT Germany's financial watchdog has called on prosecutors to investigate Volkswagen's entire former management board over the time it took to disclose the carmaker's emissions test cheating, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Top German court clears ECB's OMT scheme with minor limits 21 Jun 2016

KARLSRUHE/FRANKFURT Germany's Constitutional Court rejected on Tuesday a challenge of the European Central Bank's emergency bond-buying scheme, placing only minor limits on the Bundesbank's participation in the not-yet-used crisis fighting tool. | Video

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German watchdog urges prosecutors to probe entire former VW board 21 Jun 2016

FRANKFURT Germany's financial watchdog has called on prosecutors to investigate Volkswagen's entire former management board over the time it took to disclose the carmaker's emissions test cheating, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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German government agrees to ban fracking indefinitely 21 Jun 2016

BERLIN Germany's coalition government agreed to ban fracking for shale gas indefinitely on Tuesday, after years of fractious talks over the issue, but environmental groups said the ban did not go far enough and vowed to fight the deal.

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Lawyers for Volkswagen shareholders file claim in Germany 21 Jun 2016

LONDON Law firm Quinn Emanuel has filed one of two lawsuits in Germany against Volkswagen for institutional funds in claims that could run into billions of euros over the carmaker's emissions test cheating scandal, litigation funder Bentham Europe said on Tuesday.

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Germany's economy minister to visit Putin in Moscow - newspaper 21 Jun 2016

BERLIN German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin early next week to discuss ties between the two nations amid growing policy divisions within Germany's ruling right-left coalition, a newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Clinton regains double-digit lead over Trump - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton regained a double-digit lead over Republican rival Donald Trump this week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.