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French can't follow Merkel - Austerity not solution to crisis

Disagreement between Eurozone countries has come on the back of very poor GDP growth in recent months. German chancellor Angela Merkel blames euro-neighbours, France among them, saying they're unable to deal with their high deficits, but analyst Michael Mross says Germany's austerity policy will not solve the EU's problems.

'French can't follow Merkel - Austerity not solution to crisis'

France blasts Germany for "austerity policy"

French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg on Saturday criticised German austerity measures and warned France would no longer "be pushed around" by the EU's economic powerhouse.

German journalists arrested in Ferguson

"To be arrested and yelled at and be rudely treated by police I had to travel to Ferguson and St. Louis in the United States of America," writes veteran reporter of his ordeal.

Turkey demands that Germany should 'stop spying on us'

Turkey said it summoned the German ambassador on Monday to demand an explanation for reports that Berlin has been spying on the country for years.

Sanctions against Russia over Ukraine must continue: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stated that sanctions imposed on Russia over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine must continue.

When it comes to austerity, Germans want it both ways

Dr Eckhard Lubkemeier, the outgoing German ambassador to Ireland, who explained that it had been in Ireland's best interests to take the EC/ECB/IMF bailout rather than burn the bondholders and walk away.

Merkel won't rule out weapons aid to Iraq

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out about Iraq, echoing the sentiments of her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that in the case of Iraq, Germany may reconsider its traditional ban on exporting weapons to active conflict zones.

Israel calls on Germany to police Gaza border

Israel's foreign minister called on Thursday for Germany to send inspectors into Gaza to resume monitoring of Palestinian trade with neighbours Egypt. Germany should also push the EU to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, he said.

Russia could sue over German arms deal

Germany’s scrapping of a huge arms deal with Russia amid the crisis in Ukraine could leave it open to legal action, with Moscow now threatening to sue.

Charges of anti-Semitism used to intimidate and criminalise opponents of war in Germany

While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli army, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war. Isolated anti-Jewish slogans have been highlighted in order to brand demonstrations as anti-Semitic and condemn them.

Germany to suffer most from anti-Russia sanctions

Germany, Russia’s important trading partner, will be hit the hardest by the European Union's sanctions against Russia, Josef Yanning, Director of Studies at the European Policy Center in Brussels, said on Friday.

'Stop Massacre in Gaza': Germans protest Israeli attacks

Dozens of protesters took to the streets of Berlin Wednesday in protest against the continued Israeli attacks on Gaza, marching with flags, banners and placards. No arrests were reported.

'Stop Massacre in Gaza': Germans protest Israeli attacks

Germany tells citizens to get out of Libya

Germany has advised all citizens currently in Libya to immediately leave the strife-torn country, following measures taken by countries including Britain and the United States.

Pro-Gaza, Israel marches choke German city centres

Anticipating possible violence against Jews and citing a "marked increase in danger for Israeli establishments", police in Berlin deployed more than 1,000 officers around the opposing demonstrations.

Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with pro-Israelis in Berlin

Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Berlin Friday in protest of the recent attacks on Gaza . Minor clashes broke out between counter-protesters waving Israeli flags and chanting at the pro-Palestinian protesters. No arrests or casualties were reported

RAW: Pro-Palestinian protesters clash with pro-Israelis in Berlin

German Jews condemn 'explosion of hate'

Always the victims and never the aggressors.

Over a dozen CIA-recruited spies work in German ministries

US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.

US critical of German handling of spy row

The United States on Friday hinted at displeasure with Germany over its handling of a spying row, which saw the CIA chief in Berlin thrown out of the country.

U.S. Scrutiny for Banks Shifts to Commerzbank and Germany

A trail of illicit money led the American government on a hunt through the European financial system, generating criminal cases against banks in Britain, Switzerland and most recently, France.

German police drag refugees from TV tower in Berlin

Police used force to clear protesting refugees from Berlin's television tower late on Wednesday as far-right activists held a counter-demonstration at the popular tourist site.

'Enough!' Germans say to latest US spy scandal

Germany's relations with the United States reeled further on Monday over new spying allegations, with commentators demanding a tough response to the reported US purchase of classified documents from a German double-agent.

Top German MP suspected of buying crystal meth

German news wire DPA and Bild both cited sources on Thursday which said Hartmann, the party’s interior policy expert, was suspected of buying crystal meth.

German agent 'spying for US'

Media reports on Friday said that an employee of Germany's foreign intelligence service is suspected of spying for Washington on a parliamentary panel probing US surveillance.

Berlin's refugee protest: 'This is a police siege'

Police have sealed off an area of Berlin for almost a week after part of the Kreuzberg district became the centre of the city's latest conflict between refugees and authorities.

Ukraine urged to extend ceasefire

Leaders of Russia, Germany and France urged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to extend the ceasefire that will expire Monday in a teleconference held Sunday, the Kremlin press service said.

74% of Germans oppose permanent NATO bases in Poland and Baltics

Nearly three-quarters of Germans oppose having permanent NATO military bases in Poland and the Baltic states as a buffer against Russia, a new poll reveals. The opinion reflects a growing trend within Europe opposing further NATO eastern expansion.

Fake engineer made Berlin Airport fire system

The man responsible for designing the fire safety system at Berlin’s new airport - the main reason for the continuing delays to the calamitous €5 billion project - has admitted he was not a qualified engineer.

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Germany mulls lifting 'Mein Kampf' ban

Reprinting or selling Adolf Hitler's “Mein Kampf” is illegal in Germany, but with the copyright term on the 90-year-old book set to run out next year, lawmakers are mulling whether to ban or reprint the highly controversial work.

Germany next to Nigeria in fraud

German businesses have reported one of the highest levels of corruption in the world, with one in four managers saying they had experienced a significant case of fraud in the last two years.

Dozens injured in Berlin riots

A total of 27 police officers were injured and at least one passer-by was spray painted and assaulted by rioters.

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