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Migrant job-seekers can be denied benefits, EU lawyer says

BRUSSELS - European Union nations can deny benefits to EU migrants unless they have previously worked in their host country, the EU's top lawyer said on Thursday, in a case brought by Germany and keenly watched in Britain.

Migrant job-seekers can be denied benefits, EU lawyer says 26 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - European Union nations can deny benefits to EU migrants unless they have previously worked in their host country, the EU's top lawyer said on Thursday, in a case brought by Germany and keenly watched in Britain.

German real wages post record 1.7 percent increase in 2014 26 Mar 2015

BERLIN - German real wages posted their largest increase in 2014 since the data was first collected in 2008, Germany's statistics office said on Thursday, in the latest positive sign for private consumption in Europe's largest economy.

ECB's Weidmann says would be tragic if Greece gave up reform drive 25 Mar 2015

MUNICH - - Germany's Bundesbank chief, Jens Weidmann, said on Wednesday Greece was still far from the end of its "marathon" reform process and that it would be "tragic" if Athens gave up the economic adjustments it has already made.

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Australia kicks off 26 billion pounds submarine tender 25 Mar 2015

ADELAIDE, Australia - Australia has invited Germany, France and Japan to pitch for a contract to build its new submarine fleet, kicking off a contentious A$50 billion (26 billion pounds) project which has become a political football at home.

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ECB taking closer look at savings and coop banks - trade body 24 Mar 2015

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank is taking a closer look at cooperative and public sector banks in Germany and other countries, after taking over supervision of Europe's biggest lenders last year, cooperative bank trade body BVR said on Tuesday.

Zimbabwe seeks Berlin talks to resolve $739 million debt it owes Germany 24 Mar 2015

HARARE - Zimbabwe is planning talks with Germany on how to resolve a $739 million (494.65 million pounds) debt it owes to euro zone's biggest economy, the southern African nation's finance minister said on Tuesday.

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German private sector grows at strongest rate in eight months - PMI 24 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Germany's private sector grew in March at its strongest rate since July, a survey showed on Tuesday, in a further sign that Europe's largest economy is gaining pace.

Greek PM Tsipras to visit Germany's Holocaust memorial 23 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will visit Germany's Holocaust memorial on Tuesday on the second day of his visit to the country that his radical leftist government has demanded pay World War Two reparations, his office said on Monday.

Oman Sultan returns in 'complete health' after treatment in Germany 23 Mar 2015

MUSCAT - Oman's Sultan Qaboos returned home "in complete health" on Monday after an eight-month medical stay in Germany, state television reported, adding his treatment had been a success.

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German pilot said to have suffered from depression, anxiety

MONTABAUR, Germany - The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps killing 150 people broke off his training six years ago due to depression and spent over a year in psychiatric treatment, a German newspaper reported on Friday. | Video