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Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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Germany: Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.

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Trump, Germany's Merkel discuss trade, NATO funding, Brexit

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss a range of issues including trade and NATO funding, the White House and a senior administration..
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Germany must meet military spending commitments: conservative leader

Germany's credibility with its NATO partners is at stake unless lawmakers commit to increase military spending, German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday, as divisions widen..
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Videos for Germany

Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their overall lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race with a second-place finish in Stage 6 behind Louis Meija and Johnny Cattaneo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Germany “still needs to find itself”, Loew says ahead of Netherlands match [Video]Germany “still needs to find itself”, Loew says ahead of Netherlands match

Germany coach Joachim Loew says his side "still needs to find itself" as the struggling team prepare to face the Netherlands in a Euro 2020 qualifier in Amsterdam.

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'We need to be at our best to beat Germany', says Dutch coach Koeman [Video]'We need to be at our best to beat Germany', says Dutch coach Koeman

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman says that they need to be at their best to beat Germany in their Euro 2020 qualifier

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:06Published

Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster retake yellow jersey in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster of Switzerland reclaim the yellow leader's jersey in the fifth leg of the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors [Video]Doctolib 'unicorn' bets on video doctors

Following its latest fundraising round, Franco-German Doctolib is officially a 'unicorn' - a startup valued at over $1bln. It's betting video consultations for doctors is going to be the next big thing..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

New Michael Jackson exhibition opens in Germany, amid widespread allegations of abuse [Video]New Michael Jackson exhibition opens in Germany, amid widespread allegations of abuse

As radio stations worldwide stop playing Michael Jackson's music, a German museum has decided to go ahead with a new exhibition on the King of Pop. Anna Bevan reports.

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Worshippers at German mosques mourn NZ shooting victims [Video]Worshippers at German mosques mourn NZ shooting victims

Dozens of worshippers gathered outside Cologne's Central Mosque for a moment of silence before prayers on Friday to commemorate victims of the mosque attack in Christchurch last Friday. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli [Video]Germany Rejects Trump's Call To Recognize Golan Heights As Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday. The comment, Reuters reports, was in response to President Donald Trump’s call to recognize..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Markets Turbulent After Grim German Manufacturing Data Emerges [Video]Markets Turbulent After Grim German Manufacturing Data Emerges

German 10-year bond yields plunged below zero while European shares and the euro fell on Friday as well. German manufacturing contracted for a third straight month in March, compounding worries that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Euro zone business growth worse than expected in March, Japan output falls [Video]Euro zone business growth worse than expected in March, Japan output falls

Businesses across the euro zone performed much worse than expected in March as factory activity contracted at the fastest pace in nearly six years, while Japan's PMI was unchanged but output fell the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

Robot mascot leads protest against autonomous weapons [Video]Robot mascot leads protest against autonomous weapons

Activists call on the German government to champion a ban on "killer robots" or fully autonomous weapons that can kill without human involvement.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Deutsche CEO sees strong case for Commerzbank merger - source [Video]Deutsche CEO sees strong case for Commerzbank merger - source

Deutsche Bank boss Christian Sewing believes there is a strong case for a merger with rival Commerzbank, according to a person with direct knowledge of his thinking. David Pollard reports.

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"Make love, not Brexit" activists tell EU leaders ahead of summit

Some of the protesters wore giant masks resembling British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:51Published

Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay [Video]Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

The German Chancellor said on Thursday that she hopes the UK will remain close to the EU after they depart the bloc. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Berlin Welcomes Theresa May's Request For Brexit Extension [Video]Berlin Welcomes Theresa May's Request For Brexit Extension

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, a spokesman said that the German government welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May's clear request for a three-month extension of the Brexit..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:44Published

Who Is Richard Grenell? [Video]Who Is Richard Grenell?

Richard Grenell was appointed by President Donald Trump as the United States Ambassador to Germany in May 2018. During this short space of time, he has already drawn significant controversy.

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May's Brexit Request Void Without Parliament's Backing, Says German Politician [Video]May's Brexit Request Void Without Parliament's Backing, Says German Politician

Theresa May’s request for a Brexit extension lacks meaning without the support of parliament and the European Union should not decide on it before this becomes clear, a senior member of German..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling [Video]Bayer shares slide after latest Roundup cancer ruling

Shares in Germany's Bayer's fell more than 12 percent on Wednesday after a second U.S. jury ruled its Roundup weed killer caused cancer. Francis Maguire reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

BMW warns of significant profit fall in 2019, seeks 12 bln eur in cuts [Video]BMW warns of significant profit fall in 2019, seeks 12 bln eur in cuts

BMW on Wednesday said it expected group pretax profit to fall by more than 10 percent in 2019 and announced a sweeping 12 billion euro ($13.6 bln) cost savings and efficiency plan to help offset higher..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:23Published

Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race [Video]Three successive days wins for men's and women's leaders of Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

The pairings of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster along with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Germany kicks off 5G mobile spectrum auction [Video]Germany kicks off 5G mobile spectrum auction

Germany launched its 5G mobile spectrum auction on Tuesday, finally going ahead after a court threw out legal challenges and regulators resisted U.S. pressure to ban Chinese network vendors from..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

UK employers defy Brexit with hiring spree, German growth subdued [Video]UK employers defy Brexit with hiring spree, German growth subdued

British employers ramped up hiring to its fastest pace since 2015 in the three months to January, defying broader weakness in the UK economy. But, as Francis Maguire reports, Germany's growth outlook..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:34Published

German Minister Tells Brexit Britain To Stop Testing His Patience [Video]German Minister Tells Brexit Britain To Stop Testing His Patience

According to Reuters.com, "Germany’s Europe Minister urged London to come up “at last” with concrete proposals on how it wants to proceed with leaving the European Union after a ruling by the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

 

Europe's China ties must be reciprocal: Merkel

The European Union's commercial ties with China must be reciprocal, German Chancellor Merkel said, meaning that both sides should grant each other equal degrees of market access.
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Germans must spend for Europe: EU candidate Weber

Germans must be ready to spend to bolster economies elsewhere in Europe, the German lead candidate for the EU center-right said on Friday as campaigning gets underway for European Parliament elections..
Reuters - Published

Germany rejects Trump's call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump's call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the..
Reuters - Published

German minister urges sanctions on EU members flouting principles

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday the European Union should cut funding and impose sanctions on members which pass laws that contravene core EU principles such having an independent..
Reuters - Published

France's Macron to host Xi, Merkel and Junker at March 26 meeting

Emmanuel Macron will host Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as the leaders of Germany and the European Union's executive arm at a March 26 meeting to discuss multilateral relations between Europe..
Reuters - Published

Germany urged to champion global treaty to ban 'killer robots'

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams and other activists warned on Thursday that fully autonomous weapons could be deployed in just 3-4 years and urged Germany to lead an international campaign for..
Reuters - Published

We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure: Merkel

The European Union must do everything possible to ensure that Britain leaves the bloc in an orderly fashion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European Council summit that is set to be..
Reuters - Published

Merkel lends support to Tusk's offer of short Brexit delay

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain's planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the June 30 date requested by Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Merkel: Germany will meet pledge to spend 1.5 percent of GDP on defense by 2024

Germany will meet the obligation it has made to NATO allies to spend 1.5 percent of economic output on defense by 2024, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

German foreign minister open to one last push for orderly Brexit

Delaying Britain's departure from the European Union is justifiable if there is a real chance of securing an orderly Brexit, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told Germany's Funke media group.
Reuters - Published

Germany: Expect EU decision on how to proceed with May's Brexit extension on Thursday

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday that he expected European leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels on Thursday to make a decision on how to proceed with British Prime Minister..
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Berlin welcomes British PM's clear request for Brexit extension

The German government welcomes British Prime Minister Theresa May's clear request for a three-month extension of the Brexit deadline beyond March 29, a spokesman said in Berlin on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

German conservatives eye compromise in EU row with Hungary, Orban defiant

Germany's conservatives proposed that the EU's center-right grouping should suspend, not expel, Hungary's ruling Fidesz party on Wednesday, in a compromise aimed at defusing a bitter row over..
Reuters - Published

German conservative: May's Brexit request void without parliament's backing

Theresa May's request for a Brexit extension lacks meaning without the support of parliament and the European Union should not decide on it before this becomes clear, a senior member of German..
Reuters - Published

German conservatives: Let's suspend Hungarian party from European bloc

German conservative leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Wednesday that suspending Hungary's Fidesz party from the EU's center-right political group would be a good option until trust was rebuilt..
Reuters - Published

Germany's SPD wants to extend arms export halt to Saudi

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) want to extend a freeze on arms exports to Saudi Arabia imposed after the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, party sources said, setting the stage for a row..
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Germany, Belgium propose new tool to police EU democracies

EU member states should be empowered to scrutinize each other's democratic track record, Germany and Belgium said on Tuesday, in an attempt to beef up the bloc's defenses against nationalist, populist..
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German court hands partial victory to critics of U.S. drone deaths in Yemen

The German government must ensure any support provided by a U.S. military base in Germany for U.S. drone strikes in Yemen complies with international law, a German court ruled on Tuesday, handing a..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Merkel ready to fight to last minute for orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she would fight for an orderly Brexit right up until Britain's planned departure from the European Union on March 29.
Reuters - Published

Merkel: We're committed to increasing defense spending towards NATO target

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that Germany was committed to increasing its defense budget towards the NATO target of 2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP).
Reuters - Published

Stop testing our patience, "exhausted" German minister tells Brexit Britain

Germany's Europe Minister urged London to come up "at last" with concrete proposals on how it wants to proceed with leaving the European Union after a ruling by the speaker of Britain's Parliament..
Reuters - Published

German minister tells Brexit Britain: 'Please deliver'

The European Union is increasingly exhausted by Brexit negotiations and needs a "clear and precise" request from the UK on reasons behind any Brexit delay, Germany's EU minister Michael Roth said on..
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Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election

Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact-checking, a senior executive..
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German FinMin welcomes Macron efforts to stimulate EU debate

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project with an open letter published earlier this..
Reuters - Published

Worth giving time to reach Brexit deal: German foreign minister

German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday it was worthwhile giving more time to reach an agreement with Britain over its exit from the European Union, although a long Brexit extension would be..
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of thousands leave schools world-wide to protest climate change inaction

Hundreds of thousands of students in more than 2000 cities from Australia to Uganda and Germany left the classroom on Friday to protest government inaction on climate change.
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Merkel ally floats idea of broader talks with UK if Brexit delayed

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.
Reuters - Published

World must keep lethal weapons under human control, Germany says

Germany's foreign minister on Friday called for urgent efforts to ensure that humans remained in control of lethal weapons, as a step toward banning "killer robots".
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Merkel protege: We should delay Brexit if that helps avoid disorderly exit

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Friday that the European Union should agree to a delay of Britain's departure from the bloc if it would prevent the..
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We are as ready for Brexit as we can be, German engineering group says

Germany's engineering companies have examined their ties with Britain in recent months and prepared as well as possible for a disorderly British exit from the European Union, their industry association..
Reuters - Published

SEC sues Volkswagen, ex-CEO over alleged emissions fraud on investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Volkswagen (VW) and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, alleging a "massive..
Reuters - Published

More time alone doesn't bring a solution for Brexit: German minister

Only delaying Britain's departure from the European Union does not bring a solution, Germany's Justice Minister Katarina Barley on Friday said.
Reuters - Published

SEC sues Volkswagen, Winterkorn, citing 'Dieselgate' fraud on investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, accusing the company of..
Reuters - Published

UK vote to seek Brexit delay increases uncertainty: German industry

A vote by Britain's parliament to seek to delay when it leaves the European Union only adds uncertainty about timing to an already difficult situation, Germany's DIHK industry group said in comments..
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NATO edges toward Trump's spending demands, Germany lags

More European allies in NATO increased defense spending in 2018, with sharp rises in the Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands, but only six governments met a target sought by the United States - while..
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Germany: It would be better to delay Brexit than have a disorderly exit

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that it would be better to delay Britain's departure from the European Union than to have a disorderly Brexit.
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German economy minister: I would not set artificial limit to Brexit delay

Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Thursday said the European Union should "constructively" discuss the question of a potential delay of Britain's departure from the bloc and that he would..
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