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German conservative leader faces rebellion after election trouncing

28 Oct 2019

BERLIN German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday faced a rebellion by party members angry at a humiliating election result in eastern Thuringia state where the Christian Democrats (CDU) lost voters to both the far left and far right.

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

11 Oct 2019

BERLIN The alleged perpetrator of Wednesday's gun attack on a German synagogue had few friends, but a clear idea of the internet audience he wanted to impress.

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

10 Oct 2019

BERLIN The alleged perpetrator of Wednesday's gun attack on a German synagogue had few friends, but a clear idea of the internet audience he wanted to impress.

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

10 Oct 2019

BERLIN, Oct 10 The alleged perpetrator of Wednesday's gun attack on a German synagogue had few friends, but a clear idea of the internet audience he wanted to impress.

Gunman kills two in livestreamed attack at German synagogue

10 Oct 2019

BERLIN/HALLE, Germany A gunman who denounced Jews opened fire outside a German synagogue on Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the Jewish year, and killed two people as he livestreamed his attack. | Video

ECB hawk Lautenschlaeger resigns amid policy backlash

25 Sep 2019

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Germany's appointee to the board of the European Central Bank, outspoken policy hawk Sabine Lautenschlaeger, has decided to step down, the ECB said on Wednesday, in what was likely to be seen as a further backlash against the latest stimulus measures.

EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

23 Sep 2019

UNITED NATIONS/BERLIN The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.

WRAPUP 1-EU's Barnier says it's hard to see Brexit solution

23 Sep 2019

NEW YORK/BERLIN, Sept 23 The European Union's Brexit negotiator said on Monday it was difficult to see a way to break the Brexit impasse as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand to drop an insurance policy for the Irish border was unacceptable.

Germany's coalition to detail carbon-free plans after marathon talks

20 Sep 2019

BERLIN, Sept 20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Friday unveil a major new climate protection package thrashed out by parties in her coalition through the night ahead of Friday's global day of protests by activists demanding action on climate change.

Germany gambles on green with carbon cap plan

18 Sep 2019

BERLIN The German government is set to present a new climate-change policy on Friday that will likely include a carbon-pricing initiative to cap the use of fossil fuels in Europe's largest economy, where the Greens party is enjoying a surge in support.

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