Germany

German justice minister urges new start at FIFA without Blatter

BERLIN - Germany's Justice Minister said on Friday he did not believe FIFA President Sepp Blatter could continue to lead world football's global governing body after the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges.

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German vice chancellor says Europe may need to move at different speeds - Bild 28 May 2015

BERLIN - German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that Europe may have to move at different speeds in the future, with Germany and France taking the lead and leaving others to follow later.

Germany drops war crimes case against former SS soldier due to dementia 28 May 2015

HAMBURG - Germany will not prosecute a former Nazi SS soldier who allegedly helped kill more than 300 people in Italy during World War Two because he has dementia and is unfit to stand trial, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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German consumer morale brightens further heading into June 28 May 2015

BERLIN - Morale among German consumers improved heading into June, helped by a growing willingness to make purchases, a survey showed on Wednesday. | Video

Germany raps Russia over law against 'undesirable' NGOs 27 May 2015

BERLIN - Germany on Wednesday criticised Russian president Vladimir Putin for signing a law allowing security officials to proceed against foreign and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) if they are deemed undesirable.

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Germany no closer to legalising same-sex marriages 27 May 2015

BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition agreed on Wednesday to make small changes to same-sex civil partnership rules but staunch opposition from conservatives in her party means Germany will not follow Ireland in allowing gay marriages any time soon.

Germany lobbies India to buy Eurofighters, submarines 27 May 2015

NEW DELHI - Germany's defence minister held out the prospect of more talks on a possible sale of Eurofighter jets to India and, on a visit to New Delhi, said Berlin stood ready to back a multi-billion-dollar Indian submarine project.

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German consumer morale brightens further heading into June 27 May 2015

BERLIN - Morale among German consumers improved heading into June, helped by a growing willingness to make purchases, a survey showed on Wednesday.

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French-German euro zone blueprint could frustrate Cameron plans 26 May 2015

BERLIN - Germany and France have agreed plans to strengthen cooperation among euro zone countries without changing existing EU treaties, in a potential setback for British Prime Minister David Cameron as he holds key meetings this week with both countries' leaders.

U.S. likely to put pressure on EU at G7 to deal with Greece 26 May 2015

BRUSSELS - The United States is likely to press Europe at the G7 finance ministers meeting this week in Germany to reach a deal on funding-for-reforms with Greece, an official close to the discussions said on Tuesday.

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Fighters battle Houthis in Yemen's southern city of Aden

ADEN - Heavy fighting erupted in southern Yemen near Aden airport on Friday when a Sunni Muslim militia attacked Shi'ite Houthi rebels in a push to drive Houthis from the district, residents and fighters said.