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Germany pushes for EU solidarity on migration - again

22 Sep 2020

BERLIN/BRUSSELS German's Angela Merkel embarks this week on her third bold attempt to reshape European migration, but she faces an uphill task convincing other EU leaders to host refugees, even if her plan contains generous incentives.

Germany pushes for EU solidarity on migration - again

22 Sep 2020

BERLIN/BRUSSELS German's Angela Merkel embarks this week on her third bold attempt to reshape European migration, but she faces an uphill task convincing other EU leaders to host refugees, even if her plan contains generous incentives.

Swine fever found in Germany putting pork exports at risk

10 Sep 2020

BERLIN/HAMBURG Germany confirmed on Thursday that African swine fever (ASF) had been found in a dead wild boar near its border with Poland, threatening pork exports to China from Europe's biggest pork producer, which were worth $1.2 billion (921.23 million pounds) last year.

German Social Democrats pick finance minister Scholz as chancellor candidate

10 Aug 2020

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats on Monday proposed Olaf Scholz, the finance minister and the party's most popular politician, to run to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in next year's national election, when her fourth and final term is expected to end.

Germany fights virus uptick with mandatory testing for travellers

06 Aug 2020

BERLIN Germany announced mandatory tests for travellers returning from high-risk regions after new coronavirus cases breached the 1,000-a-day threshold for the first time since May, fuelling fears of a return to an economically disruptive lockdown.

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

22 Jun 2020

BERLIN Changes to the composition of Germany's top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a ruling about bond purchases that sent shockwaves around Europe, according to two sources close to the court.

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

22 Jun 2020

BERLIN Changes to the composition of Germany's top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a ruling about bond purchases that sent shockwaves around Europe, according to two sources close to the court.

Investigators hope public help will strengthen case against McCann suspect

12 Jun 2020

BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany German and British investigators looking into the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann 13 years ago are relying on hundreds of tips from the public to firm up evidence against Christian B., a suspected rapist they believe murdered her.

Investigators hope public help will strengthen case against McCann suspect

12 Jun 2020

BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, June 12 German and British investigators looking into the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann 13 years ago are relying on hundreds of tips from the public to firm up evidence against Christian B., a suspected rapist they believe murdered her.

German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

25 May 2020

BERLIN Germany's central and regional governments sparred on Monday over when and how far to ease social-distancing rules, with allies of Chancellor Angela Merkel warning that scrapping them risks a new wave of coronavirus infections.

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