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Less to lose - Germany's poorer East embraces tech revolution

25 Apr 2019

JENA, Germany From the 12th floor of Jenoptik's headquarters, chief executive Stefan Traeger points to his laser factory and the university that provides it with talent. Welcome to "Optics Valley" - a role model for Germany's East in a big year for the region.

Struggling industry saps German business morale as trade woes bite

24 Apr 2019

BERLIN/MUNICH German business morale deteriorated in April, bucking expectations for a small improvement, as trade tensions hurt the industrial engine of Europe's largest economy, leaving domestic demand to support slowing growth.

Industrial policy row masks deeper German struggle over post-Merkel era

15 Apr 2019

BERLIN After a brief ceasefire, Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are fighting among themselves again over the future shape and leadership of their party as the chancellor stage-manages her exit as German leader.

Ringen um Brexit-Lösung - May in Berlin und Paris

09 Apr 2019

London/Berlin Einen Tag vor dem entscheidenden EU-Gipfel zum Brexit bemüht sich die britische Premierministerin Theresa May fieberhaft, einen Austritt ihres Landes aus der Europäischen Union ohne Vertrag noch abzuwenden.

German industrial output rises on construction surge

05 Apr 2019

BERLIN German industrial output rose by 0.7 percent in February as mild weather helped a surge in construction activity but manufacturing production dipped, doing little to boost spirits in Europe's largest economy after a run of negative news.

'Upswing at an end' as German institutes slash growth forecast

04 Apr 2019

BERLIN Germany's leading economic institutes slashed their forecasts for 2019 growth by more than half on Thursday and warned that the economy - Europe's largest - could slow much more if Britain quits the European Union without an agreement. | Video

Germany seeks to deter future militants by voiding nationality

03 Apr 2019

BERLIN Germans with a second nationality who fight abroad for groups like Islamic State will lose their citizenship, the cabinet agreed in a draft law on Wednesday intended to deter future militants.

Merkel ally floats idea of broader talks with UK if Brexit delayed

15 Mar 2019

BERLIN Delaying Britain's exit from the European Union could present an opportunity to rework the bloc's approach to negotiating with London, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

16 Feb 2019

MUNICH U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. | Video

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