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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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Germany proposes security zone for northern Syria

German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday suggested the creation of a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure that the fight continues against..
Reuters - Published

Merkel ally under police protection after 'Heil Hitler' death threat

German police said on Monday they were protecting the leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in the eastern state of Thuringia, which holds an election in six days, after he received a..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Germany

Macron Hopes European Union Will Endorse Brexit Agreement [Video]Macron Hopes European Union Will Endorse Brexit Agreement

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out about Britain leaving the European Union. He said a Brexit deal was being finalized and could potentially be agreed on at a European Council summit. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

U.S. troops arrive in Baltics in fresh signal to Russia [Video]U.S. troops arrive in Baltics in fresh signal to Russia

Five hundred U.S. soldiers and dozens of military vehicles disembarked from a ship in Latvia's capital Riga on Wednesday (October 16) before travelling on to Lithuania in a move meant to deter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan [Video]Hyundai Motor unveils $35 bln investment plan

South Korean carmaker Hyundai said it plans to invest 41 trillion won ($35 billion) in mobility and other auto technologies by 2025, part of which will be directed to an ambitious effort to become more..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:22Published

Italy migrant issue polarises public [Video]Italy migrant issue polarises public

Italy working with Germany, France, and Malta to establish a quota system for distributing migrants rescued at sea. So far, they have been unable to get potential partner countries to agree.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:18Published

Germans Frodeno and Haug thrilled to be Ironman champs [Video]Germans Frodeno and Haug thrilled to be Ironman champs

Germans Jan Frodeno and Anne Haug thrilled after earning wins at the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:55Published

Germany's Merkel To Turkey On Attack On Kurds: Knock It Off [Video]Germany's Merkel To Turkey On Attack On Kurds: Knock It Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a phone call to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday. Reuters report Merkal urged Erdogan to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response [Video]Germany shooting: Police criticised for slow response

While security is being stepped up across the country, local Jewish community accuses police of being too slow to respond.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published

Global markets cheer trade and Brexit hopes [Video]Global markets cheer trade and Brexit hopes

Asian shares jumped on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would meet with China’s top trade negotiator, stirring hopes for an agreement, while sterling resumed its climb amid optimism..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:37Published

Fatal shooting at German synagogue [Video]Fatal shooting at German synagogue

Police take one person into custody but ask locals to remain vigilant for other suspects.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Two killed in shooting in eastern Germany [Video]Two killed in shooting in eastern Germany

Several shots have been fired in the eastern German city of Halle, leaving two people dead, police said. One person was killed near a synagogue on the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur and a witness..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:47Published

Amateur footage emerges of gunman opening fire in Halle, Germany [Video]Amateur footage emerges of gunman opening fire in Halle, Germany

Amateur footage emerges of gunman opening fire in Halle, Germany

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:41Published

Two people killed and several injured in Germany street shooting [Video]Two people killed and several injured in Germany street shooting

A spokeswoman for the Federal Attorney General said there was sufficient evidence for a possible right-wing extremist background to the crime.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:03Published

Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue [Video]Two killed in shooting in front of German synagogue

Two people were killed in a shooting in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday and police said they were looking for suspects who fled the scene. Emily Wither reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:01Published

London wakes up to another day of climate rebellion [Video]London wakes up to another day of climate rebellion

London woke up on Wednesday (October 9) to the third consecutive day of acts of peaceful civil disobedience staged by the climate action group Extinction Rebellion. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

German recession looms as industry orders drop [Video]German recession looms as industry orders drop

German industrial orders fell more than expected in August, adding to signs that a manufacturing slump is pushing Europe's largest economy into recession. David Pollard reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine [Video]Thousands rally in Kiev to protest autonomy plan for eastern Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in Kiev's main square on Sunday (October 6) to protest against President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's deal with Moscow to grant autonomy to Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel-held east..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:53Published

Watch: Bonn museum examines German view of the British [Video]Watch: Bonn museum examines German view of the British

The exhibition "Very British: A German Point of View" includes a Brexit countdown clock.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Influenced by Bauhaus, Frieze artists dream of utopia [Video]Influenced by Bauhaus, Frieze artists dream of utopia

Influenced by Bauhaus, contemporary artists at Frieze London are dreaming of a utopian future. The annual art bonanza is marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school in Weimar,..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Global shares slide as U.S., German data deepen the gloom [Video]Global shares slide as U.S., German data deepen the gloom

European shares followed U.S. and Asian markets lower as fresh numbers on both sides of the Atlantic added to worries over a worldwide slowdown. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:27Published

Spurs boss Pochettino says his side must "stay calm" following Bayern home thrashing [Video]Spurs boss Pochettino says his side must "stay calm" following Bayern home thrashing

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has challenged his side to respond quickly from their humiliating home Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:51Published

Juve's Sarri wary of Leverkusen's Kai Havertz in Champions League clash [Video]Juve's Sarri wary of Leverkusen's Kai Havertz in Champions League clash

Maurizio Sarri praises Leverkusen's Kai Havertz predicting he will grow into an elite player.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:37Published

Bayern expecting challenging opponent in Tottenham, ahead of Champions League clash [Video]Bayern expecting challenging opponent in Tottenham, ahead of Champions League clash

Bayern Munich's manager Niko Kovac is full of respect for opponents Tottenham Hotspur ahead of their Champions League clash

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:54Published

 

German minister doesn't rule out short Brexit extension

Germany's foreign minister said he hoped British lawmakers would vote on Monday to proceed with an orderly Brexit, adding that he could imagine a short extension to Britain's departure from the..
Reuters - Published

Sydney auction house under fire for selling 'sinister, grotesque' Nazi memorabilia

Items from Adolf Hitler's Germany will appear at an upcoming Australian auction.
SBS - Published

U.S. social networks withhold data on spread of livestreamed Germany shooting video

U.S. tech companies have declined to release data on the online spread of footage of last week's shooting in Halle, Germany, despite pledging greater transparency as part of New Zealand Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Britain will lose out from exiting single market: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would become a competitor after Brexit and that its exit from the European Union would see it losing out.
Reuters - Published

Germany counting on British lawmakers to back Brexit deal: minister

Germany's foreign minister on Friday said he was counting on the British parliament ahead of a vote on an eleventh-hour agreement that negotiators from Britain and the European Union reached on..
Reuters - Published

Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made..
Reuters - Published

German economy minister sees light at end of tunnel on Brexit

German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Thursday welcomed the prospect of an orderly Brexit after Britain clinched an eleventh-hour deal with the European Union.
Reuters - Published

We will have close look at new Brexit deal text: German minister

Germany will have a close look at the newly negotiated deal for Britain to leave the European Union, the country's foreign minister said on Thursday, adding that all parties had worked together..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Commerce Chambers: Brexit deal is first ray of light

Germany's DIHK Chambers of Commerce on Thursday said Britain's reaching an agreement with the European Union on its withdrawal from the bloc the first ray of light in a long time.
Reuters - Published

Former concentration camp guard, 93, goes on trial in Germany

A 93-year-old former concentration camp guard will go on trial in Hamburg on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of 5,230 people, in what could be one of the last prosecutions of Nazi..
Reuters - Published

Merkel says more work needed on customs for Brexit deal, which is possible

Solutions still need to be found for customs arrangements in Northern Ireland to clinch a Brexit deal and European Union leaders could yet meet again if they do not reach an agreement at this week's..
Reuters - Published

Germany will make ties with China a priority during EU presidency: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany would make relations with China a key issue during its 2020 EU presidency.
Reuters - Published

I've urged Turkey to end its operation in northern Syria, Merkel says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany would not deliver any weapons to Turkey under current circumstances and added that she had urged Turkey several times to end its military..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Europe minister: hopeful Brexit talks will yield a result

Germany's Europe Minister Michael Roth said he was hopeful that the Brexit talks between the United Kingdom and the European Union would yield a result, adding that the chances for reaching an orderly..
Reuters - Published

France and Germany sign deals on space and arms exports

France and Germany have signed a binding deal on arm exports control rules for jointly developed programs, such as the tank and the warplane of the future, the two countries said on Wednesday in a..
Reuters - Published

Doubts grow over Merkel's heir apparent as German chancellor

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's path to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor seemed clear when she replaced her as leader of the governing Christian Democrats (CDU) last December.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Scholz: No-deal Brexit would damage Britain the most

Germany's Finance Minster Olaf Scholz told Reuters on Tuesday that a no-deal Brexit should be avoided as such an outcome would damage Britain the most.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Security Council to meet on Syria, likely on Wednesday: diplomats

The United Nations Security Council will likely meet on Wednesday to discuss latest developments in Syria, diplomats said, adding that a closed-door discussion had been requested by the body’s five..
Reuters - Published

London must move further to get Brexit deal: German official

Some progress has been made in talks over Britain's departure from the European Union, a senior German government official said on Tuesday, but warned that London still had further to move in the EU's..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Scholz calls for coordinated approach to convince Turkey to end Syria operation

German Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Tuesday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for not having coordinated his decision to impose sanctions against Turkey, adding that the European Union is..
Reuters - Published

Germany 'not quite sure' Brexit deal is close

Germany's EU minister said on Tuesday he was "not quite sure" that a Brexit deal was close.
Reuters - Published

EU countries stop short of arms embargo for Turkey

European Union countries committed on Monday to suspending arms exports to Turkey, but stopped short of the EU-wide arms embargo that France and Germany had sought.
Reuters - Published

EU seeks Italian support for Turkey arms embargo

Spain, Austria and Belgium joined Germany and France on Monday in backing an arms embargo on Turkey over its Syrian offensive but top exporter Italy had yet to declare its position, leaving an-EU wide..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: Ukraine sees hope for 'last chance' peace summit in mid-November

The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany could hold a summit in Paris in mid-November if Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine can maintain a ceasefire, Ukraine's foreign minister..
Reuters - Published

Germany sees no legal justification for Turkish action against Kurds: spokesman

Germany does not see a legal justification for Turkey's operation against Kurds in North Syria, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's Merkel tells Erdogan to halt Syria offensive immediately

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call on Sunday to bring to an immediate halt the military operation in northern Syria, a German government..
Reuters - Published

Germany bans exports of arms to Turkey

Germany has banned arms exports to Turkey as a reaction to the country's assault on the Kurdish YPG militia in northeast Syria, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Germany's far-right AfD loses support after synagogue shooting: report

Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has dropped in public opinion polls after an anti-Semitic gun attack near a synagogue in Halle on Wednesday, broadcaster RTL/n-tv reported on..
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Germany's Merkel successor hopeful Kramp-Karrenbauer dealt setback by young conservatives

The youth wing of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives voted on Friday in favor of a members' ballot on who should be the bloc's next chancellor candidate, dealing a setback to front-runner..
Reuters - Published

Pressed by Trump over defense, Germany says can pay more for NATO running costs

Germany is willing to contribute more to NATO's running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States' share of funding, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer..
Reuters - Published

German synagogue gunman confesses to crime and to an anti-Semitic motive: prosecutors

The man accused of killing two in a gun attack near a synagogue in Halle, eastern Germany, has confessed to the crime and to a far-right, anti-Semitic motivation, prosecutors said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

German minister, asked about Syria, expects NATO partners to contribute to stability

Germany expects all NATO partners to contribute to stabilizing a region, Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday when asked about Turkey's military operations in Syria.
Reuters - Published

Accused German synagogue shooter has admitted crime: prosecutors

The man accused of killing two people in a shooting near a synagogue in the eastern German city of Halle has admitted his crime and having an anti-Semitic motive, Germany's federal prosecutor's office..
Reuters - Published

Hard Brexit won't hit us, 60% of Germany's small and medium-sized firms say

Around 60% of Germany's Mittelstand, the small and medium-sized companies that form the backbone of Europe's biggest economy, see no impact on their business from a hard Brexit, a survey by Germany's..
Reuters - Published

Zelenskiy says no problems with Germany due to Trump call transcript

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that Kiev did not have any problems with Germany after the United States published a summary of his conversation with Donald Trump where German..
Reuters - Published

We want to minimize negative impact of Brexit if it is disorderly: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany wanted to minimize the negative impact of Brexit in both Britain and Germany if Britain were to leave the European Union in a disorderly manner.
Reuters - Published

German synagogue gunman aimed to commit massacre, prosecutor says

A gunman suspected of attacking a German synagogue and killing two people nearby wanted to commit a massacre and incite others by live-streaming his deadly rampage, Germany's federal prosecutor said on..
Reuters - Published

Threat of right-wing terrorism 'very high' in Germany: minister

Germany's interior minister on Thursday warned after a gunman killed two people near a synagogue in the east of the country that the threat of anti-Semitism and right-wing terrorism was very high.
Reuters - Published

Kremlin to Ukraine: pull back troops before we discuss summit

Ukraine must pull back its troops in the country's restive east before there can be any talk of a fresh meeting between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany, Kremlin aide Yuri Ushakov..
Reuters - Published

German prosecutor says shooting suspect wanted to carry out massacre, inspire others

Germany's federal prosecutor said on Thursday that Stephan B., the man suspected of an attack on a synagogue in eastern Germany on Wednesday that killed two people, wanted to carry out a massacre in..
Reuters - Published

Germany must crack down on hate crimes, Merkel says after synagogue attack

Germany must crack down on hate, violence and hostility, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, a day after a gunman attacked a synagogue and killed two people nearby in a live-streamed rampage.
Reuters - Published

Germany must protect Jewish life, president says after synagogue attack

Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day..
Reuters - Published

Alone before an invisible audience: German gunman lived online

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.
Reuters - Published

Merkel, after synagogue shooting, says anti-Semitism has no place in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she was shocked by a shooting near a synagogue in eastern Germany in which two people were killed, and stressed that anti-Semitism had no place in German..
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German president, at synagogue gunman attacked, says: 'We must protect Jewish life'

Germans need to stand together against extremist violence and protect Jewish life, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday after visiting a synagogue where a gunman began an attack a day..
Reuters - Published

German prosecutors applying for arrest warrant for suspected shooter

Germany's federal prosecutors said on Thursday that they would ask the investigating judge at the Federal Court of Justice to issue an arrest warrant against shooting suspect Stephan B., who was..
Reuters - Published

Ukrainian president says he will propose peacekeepers on border with Russia

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that he would discuss setting up a peacekeeping mission in separatist-held Donbass at a planned summit with leaders of Russia, Germany and..
Reuters - Published

Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in Germany

As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany on Wednesday, they were jolted by word that an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle hours before, killing two people.
Reuters - Published

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