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#DeleteFacebook? Privacy proves hard to protect online


FRANKFURT Anyone tempted to #DeleteFacebook after the personal data of millions of users fell into the hands of a political consultancy is still likely to be monitored by the social network, which tracks nearly 30 percent of global website traffic.


Macron, Merkel back Juncker's under-fire aide 23 Mar 2018

BRUSSELS Jean-Claude Juncker won strong backing from the leaders of France and Germany on Friday as the EU chief executive faces criticism from lawmakers for promoting his top aide to run the bloc's civil service.


Germany welcomes U.S. tariff exemption, wants more trade cooperation 23 Mar 2018

Germany's economy minister on Friday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to temporarily exclude European Union countries from higher U.S. import duties on steel and aluminium and called for more international cooperation on trade.

France, Germany and Britain praise Trump rethink on Europe tariffs 23 Mar 2018

PARIS Germany, France and Britain said on Friday they were happy that U.S. President Donald Trump had changed his mind about slapping higher tariffs on European steel.


E.ON CEO seeks innovation to scale up new energy business 22 Mar 2018

ESSEN, Germany Germany's top utility E.ON , fresh from agreeing an asset swap with rival RWE , will seek to overcome a decade of losses by focussing on growth in innovative areas, its chief executive said on Thursday.


German justice minister calls in Facebook over data scandal 22 Mar 2018

BERLIN Germany's justice minister said on Thursday she had asked to speak to Facebook executives to find out whether the social media site's 30 million users in the country were affected by a scandal involving the handling of personal data.

Growth in Germany's private sector loses some steam in March - PMI 22 Mar 2018

BERLIN Growth in Germany's private sector lost a little steam in March as factory output slowed, a survey showed on Thursday, but Europe's biggest economy remains on track for a solid expansion in the first quarter.


U.S. makes contingency plans in case Iran nuclear talks fail 21 Mar 2018

WASHINGTON The United States has had constructive talks about the Iran nuclear deal with Britain, France and Germany but is making contingency plans should they fail, the lead U.S. negotiator said on Wednesday.

Russia to use World Cup like Hitler used Olympics to bolster image - UK's Johnson 21 Mar 2018

LONDON Russian President Vladimir Putin will try to bolster Russia's image through hosting the World Cup in much the same way as Adolf Hitler used the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany, Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

Germany may reassess intelligence ties with Austria over police raids 21 Mar 2018

BERLIN/VIENNA Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency will have to reassess its ties with Austria if information it passed on was seized during police raids on its Austrian counterpart, the Interior Ministry in Berlin said.