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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, Lake Constance and the High Rhine 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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EU countries agree to new migrant influx mechanism-Macron

Some 14 member countries of the European Union have agreed to a new "solidarity mechanism" proposed by Germany and France to allocate migrants across the bloc, French President Emmanuel Macron said on..
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New German defense minister sees public support wane

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, has seen her public support dip since she took over as defense minister on Wednesday, an opinion poll showed on Saturday.
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Healthy Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Diabetes Risk [Video]Healthy Plant-Based Diets Help Reduce Diabetes Risk

According to UPI. people who adhere to a strict plant-based diet are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Studies show that eating plant-based diets lower the risk of developing diabetes by 23% over..

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'Vase of Flowers' : Germany returns painting stolen by the Nazis to the Uffizi Gallery [Video]'Vase of Flowers' : Germany returns painting stolen by the Nazis to the Uffizi Gallery

'Vase of Flowers' by the Dutch master Jan van Huysum has been returned to Italy after being stolen by German soldiers in 1943.

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Women Are 73% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes Because Of Poorly Designed Crash Test Dummy [Video]Women Are 73% More Likely To Die In Car Crashes Because Of Poorly Designed Crash Test Dummy

American car companies use one type of female test dummy, she's five feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. An average American woman weighs 170.5 pounds and stands nearly four inches taller than the test..

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Trudeau Condemn's Trump's Attacks On The Squad [Video]Trudeau Condemn's Trump's Attacks On The Squad

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned an attack by President Donald Trump against four minority Democratic congresswomen. Trudeau told reporters, β€œThat is not how we do things in..

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North Carolina's Newest Celeb Is An Emu On The Lam [Video]North Carolina's Newest Celeb Is An Emu On The Lam

HuffPost reports an emu-at-large is becoming a local celebrity in North Carolina. The large, flightless bird has eluded would-be captors for at least three weeks. It's been spotted periodically around..

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EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion Liberty deal [Video]EU clears Vodafone's $22 billion Liberty deal

Brussels gave its blessing to Vodafone's $22 billion purchase of Liberty Global's cable networks in Germany and central Europe, clearing the way for the British company to become Europe's largest..

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European shares hit 3-week low as SAP slides [Video]European shares hit 3-week low as SAP slides

Technology stocks pushed European shares to three-week lows on Thursday after software firm SAP reported poor results. David Pollard reports.

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Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe [Video]Amazon appeases German watchdog, but EU opens new probe

Amazon has reached a deal with Germany's anti-trust authority to overhaul its terms of service for third-party merchants, acting to appease regulators as the European Union announced its own..

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Ursula von der Leyen: What is the view from Germany on the new European Commission president? [Video]Ursula von der Leyen: What is the view from Germany on the new European Commission president?

Ursula von der Leyen might not be a well-known figure across Europe just yet, but she is the longest-serving minister in Angela Merkel's cabinet. As Defence Minister, she has faced some controversy..

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Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to hold EU's top job [Video]Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to hold EU's top job

Former German defence minister is the new EU Commission president, after narrowly winning a parliament vote.

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Ursula von der Leyen elected for top EU job [Video]Ursula von der Leyen elected for top EU job

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday (July 16) to become the first female European Commission president after she won over socialists and liberals with her..

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MEPs narrowly back Ursula von der Leyen as next European Commission president [Video]MEPs narrowly back Ursula von der Leyen as next European Commission president

Germany's defence minister was confirmed as Jean-Claude Juncker's successor by 9 votes over the minimum after a much-criticised nomination process.

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Britain, France and Germany issue a joint statement over fears the Iran nuclear deal could collapse [Video]Britain, France and Germany issue a joint statement over fears the Iran nuclear deal could collapse

The European nations said they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and urged for a dialogue between all parties involved in the deal, that was signed on this day..

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Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes [Video]Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes

"Does Merkel travel too much?" asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the..

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Ford, VW join forces on electric, autonomous cars [Video]Ford, VW join forces on electric, autonomous cars

Ford and Volkswagen joined forces to develop autonomous and electric cars on Friday and said they were also looking at other areas of cooperation, deepening a global alliance to slash development and..

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Legitimate concern or media circus? Should Merkel's shaking bouts be focus for speculation? [Video]Legitimate concern or media circus? Should Merkel's shaking bouts be focus for speculation?

Three shaking bouts in under a month have sparked concerns for the health and well-being of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But has the subsequent media coverage really been necessary?

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Angela Merkel appears unsteady during Finnish PM visit [Video]Angela Merkel appears unsteady during Finnish PM visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and shaking on Wednesday during an official welcoming ceremony for the visiting prime minister of Finland, Antti Rinne.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in under a month [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in under a month

The German chancellor has rekindled concerns for her health after she was seen shaking during her meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne.

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Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time [Video]Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visibly shaking as she met Finland's prime minister, now the third such incident caught on cameras in the last month. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Deutsche Bank Slammed For Golden Parachutes [Video]Deutsche Bank Slammed For Golden Parachutes

Deutsche Bank is being slammed for paying out millions to departing senior managers. The German bank's turbulent 14 months culminated in 18,000 jobs being cut across its offices from Sydney to New..

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German ship Alan Kurdi rescues 44 more migrants from Mediterranean [Video]German ship Alan Kurdi rescues 44 more migrants from Mediterranean

German rescue ship 'Alan Kurdi' saves 44 migrants off the coast of Libya, just one day after it handed 65 migrants over to Malta. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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European shares fall as BASF profit warning hits German stocks [Video]European shares fall as BASF profit warning hits German stocks

European shares fell on Tuesday as a profit warning from chemicals giant BASF led to a slide in German shares, which were on course to post their biggest drop in two months. Pascale Davies reports.

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Bayern waiting for transfer market domino effect – Rummenigge [Video]Bayern waiting for transfer market domino effect – Rummenigge

Bayern Munich are waiting for the first major European transfer to spring into action and boost their squad ahead of the new season says club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

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Deutsche Bank Will Undergo Brutal Restructuring [Video]Deutsche Bank Will Undergo Brutal Restructuring

Business Insider reports that Germany's biggest bank, Deutsche Bank, has begun a harsh program of cuts. The cuts will see around 20% of all staff laid off. Outside its London headquarters on Monday the..

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Desperate journeys: Migrant rescue boat docks in Italy, defies ban [Video]Desperate journeys: Migrant rescue boat docks in Italy, defies ban

Mediterranea's ship follows in steps of German charity Sea-Watch which docked in Italy last week without authorisation.

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Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee

Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end..
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Merkel says she is working very well with SPD interim leadership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she had a "very, very trustworthy" working relationship with the interim leaders of her Social Democrat coalition partners, with whom she shares power in..
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Merkel: Concerned about Gulf, should use every opportunity for diplomacy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she was concerned about the situation in the Gulf, adding that every opportunity for diplomatic contact should be used.
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After shaking episodes, Germany's Merkel says she is fit for work

Germany's Angela Merkel said on Friday she was fit to carry on as chancellor after a bout of shaking episodes, and that she hoped to enjoy life after serving out her fourth and final term in office..
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Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU member

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa May's..
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Germany presses Iran to meet nuclear deal obligations

Germany and the other countries that remain party to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal expect Tehran to uphold its side of the accord, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said, describing recent pronouncements..
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Sea-Watch captain says hopes for change in EU migrant rules

The German captain of a charity rescue ship, under investigation for aiding illegal immigration, said on Thursday she hoped the new EU Commission would work to let boat migrants enter Europe..
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Climate fears lift Greens' chances of running Germany

A former trampolinist and a children's author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel.
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Italy's populist coalition clashes over EU Commission election

Italy's coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote that could endanger Rome's hopes of..
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Path to power or poisoned chalice: Merkel protegee takes defense job

Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, took over as defense minister on Wednesday, entering the cabinet in a move likely to make or break her chances of succeeding her mentor..
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German Conservative boss to succeed von der Leyen as minister

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and head of her Christian Democrat party, will succeed Ursula von der Leyen as defense minister, government spokesman Steffen..
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Germany's Von der Leyen secures powerful EU executive top job

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.
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Germany's Merkel hails her ally's move to Brussels

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated her long-standing ally Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday on being confirmed as European Commission president, hailing the current German defense minister as..
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EU parliament confirms von der Leyen as next executive head

The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly,..
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Von der Leyen wins liberal support for EU executive top job

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday took a step closer to becoming the first female European Commission head after her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe won over liberal..
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EU liberal lawmakers to back von der Leyen as next EU commission head: chairman

Liberal lawmakers at the European Parliament will support German conservative Ursula von der Leyen as the next European Commission president, the leader of the group said on Tuesday.
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Von der Leyen sets out greener, fairer Europe to EU lawmakers

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday sketched out her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe in a last-ditch effort to win the votes of European socialist and liberal lawmakers to..
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Merkel says new German defence minister will quickly succeed von der Leyen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday..
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Migration from eastern Europe raises German population to record high

Germany's population reached a record high of more than 83 million people last year, largely because migration, most of which came from eastern Europe, data showed on Tuesday.
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Von der Leyen lays out cards to EU lawmakers ahead of vote

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen sought on Tuesday to win over skeptical European socialist and liberal lawmakers to back her as European Commission president, laying out ambitious social, climate and..
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Von der Leyen faces crucial vote in quest to lead EU executive

Germany's Ursula von der Leyen faces a make-or-break vote on Tuesday in her quest to be the European Commission's first female leader, and a raft of promises made the previous day may help her win over..
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Germany's von der Leyen to resign as defense minister regardless of European Parliament vote

The European Union's conservative nominee to head the executive Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said on Monday she would step down as German defense minister regardless of the outcome of the European..
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France, Britain and Germany say risks Iran nuclear deal could collapse

France, Britain and Germany said on Sunday they were preoccupied by the escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region and a risk of Iran's 2015 nuclear deal falling apart, calling for dialogue..
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European leaders join Macron for Bastille Day parade

European leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday for the traditional Bastille Day military parade in Paris which this year honored European..
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