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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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Britain joins Germany in criticizing Macron's Mercosur threat

Britain joined Germany on Saturday in criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron's decision to block a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur group of southern American countries to..
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Encouraged by Johnson's visit, UK officials now hoping rest of EU agrees to work on Brexit solution

Britain is hoping the rest of the European Union falls in behind France and Germany and agrees to work on solving a deadlock over Brexit, with officials sensing a glimmer of hope after meetings this..
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Videos for Germany

Bon Appétit: G7 leaders meet for lighthouse dinner [Video]Bon Appétit: G7 leaders meet for lighthouse dinner

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the G7 leaders to France on Saturday with a lighthouse dinner meeting to kick off a summit likely to highlight differences rather than unity between world..

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President Trump lands in Biarritz for G7 summit [Video]President Trump lands in Biarritz for G7 summit

U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Atlantic seaside resort of Biarritz in southwestern France on Saturday for a G7 summit that will likely expose deep rifts over a clutch of issues such as..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany [Video]Tanak holds narrow lead over Neuville in Rally Germany

RESENDING WITH SCRIPT SHOWS: NEAR TRIER, GERMANY (AUGUST 23, 2019) (ERC - SEE RESTRICTIONS) 1. VARIOUS OTT TANAK (8, TOYOTA YARIS) 2. AERIAL OF TANAK 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TOYOTA YARIS DRIVER OTT

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Activists in Germany call for 'upskirting' to be made illegal [Video]Activists in Germany call for 'upskirting' to be made illegal

'Upskirting' is not illegal in Germany and campaigners there want that to change and for it to become a criminal offence, like in the UK.

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8-Year-Old Takes Mom's Car For A Spin On The Autobahn [Video]8-Year-Old Takes Mom's Car For A Spin On The Autobahn

An 8-year-old boy in western Germany took his mom's car and went for a nighttime joyride. Newser reports the boy's mother called police early Wednesday after noticing her son and VW Golf had..

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European shares steady on upbeat PMI data [Video]European shares steady on upbeat PMI data

European shares traded close to flat on Thursday as upbeat surveys on Germany and the euro zone offset signs that U.S. policymakers had not intended to start a cycle of interest rate cuts with last..

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Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders [Video]Brexit: UK's Boris Johnson in Europe to lobby leaders

Mixed messages from Germany and France as UK Prime Minister Johnson lobbies leaders on no-deal exit from the EU.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published

Johnson struggles with Merkel's name [Video]Johnson struggles with Merkel's name

During a joint news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday seemed to have a hard time pronouncing the first name of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough Cut (no..

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Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson [Video]Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson

The German Chancellor wants to her Britain's proposals for an alternative to the backstop in a possible sign of compromise with Boris Johnson.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:01Published

Gamescom in Cologne: 2019 highlights [Video]Gamescom in Cologne: 2019 highlights

Gamescom 2019 takes place at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, this week and is a chance for gamers to get a close look at some of the big titles coming out later this year and in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7 [Video]Donald Trump: It would be appropriate for Russia to rejoin G-7

President Donald Trump says it would be appropriate for Russia to be readmitted to a group of the world's major industrial nations. President Trump says Russia is often discussed when he and the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:46Published

German amusement park acts after uproar over 'swastika carousel' [Video]German amusement park acts after uproar over 'swastika carousel'

An amusement park ride in south-west Germany has been taken out of operation because it looked like two rotating swastikas.

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Climate Change top of the agenda as Nordic ministers meet Germany's Merkel in Iceland [Video]Climate Change top of the agenda as Nordic ministers meet Germany's Merkel in Iceland

The meeting comes after environmentalists in Iceland laid a commemorative plaque on the site of a Glacier on Sunday that had been declared dead. The Okjökull glacier had existed for 700 years and was..

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The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain [Video]The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain

The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian premier Viktor Orban visit the Hungarian border town Sopron.

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Coutinho signs for Bayern Munich on loan [Video]Coutinho signs for Bayern Munich on loan

Philippe Coutinho joins Bayern Munich on a season's loan from Barcelona with the Bundesliga champions having an option to make the deal permanent.

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Bayern Munich sign Coutinho on loan from Barcelona [Video]Bayern Munich sign Coutinho on loan from Barcelona

Bayern Munich sign Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho on loan for the season in 8.5 million euros deal.

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Merkel and Orban commemorate the end of the Iron Curtain [Video]Merkel and Orban commemorate the end of the Iron Curtain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a church service to mark 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Joe Davies reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

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Deutsche Bank leads European shares higher, China stocks up [Video]Deutsche Bank leads European shares higher, China stocks up

European shares rose on Monday, extending gains from the previous session, as German stocks, led by Deutsche Bank, rallied and investors cheered plans from Germany and China to counter slowing growth...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores [Video]Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

The Brief: Europe's engine stalling as Germany's economy shrinks [Video]The Brief: Europe's engine stalling as Germany's economy shrinks

Uncertainty over Brexit and the trade war between the US and China slowed down the export-oriented German economy.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:31Published

What's behind Germany's economic contraction? [Video]What's behind Germany's economic contraction?

Economic growth in Germany went into reverse over the last three months.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:33Published

 

Important for Europe to stay united on Iran: French official

The three major European powers - Britain, France and Germany - must stay united on Iran, said a French official on Friday, speaking as world powers prepared to discuss relations with that country and..
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Up to Britain to propose Irish border solutions: Germany

It is up to Britain to come up with proposals to solve the issue of the Irish border backstop, a German government spokesman said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

German court convicts Syrian over stabbing that triggered Chemnitz riots

A Syrian man was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison by a German court on Thursday over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern city of Chemnitz last year that triggered the worst far-right..
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Merkel: '30 days' Brexit remarks were meant to highlight urgency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had not given Britain 30 days to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop but had wanted to highlight how short time was before Britain's planned..
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Merkel: We can have until Oct 31 for Brexit backstop solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had not set Britain a 30-day deadline to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop, saying they could also have time until Oct. 31, when..
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After Germany hints at compromise, France tells UK: no new Brexit deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop to ensure a Brexit deal, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there..
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Germany's Merkel gives Britain 30 days to find last-minute Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to the contested Irish border backstop, opening up the possibility of what Prime Minister Boris..
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Merkel: With imagination, Irish 'backstop' issue can be solved in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to..
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Merkel: Solution to Irish 'backstop' possible in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she was willing..
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Protesters cry 'stop Brexit' as UK PM Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cried "stop Brexit" as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the German Chancellery to tell Angela Merkel that unless she agrees to change the terms of its EU departure, Britain will..
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson to tell Merkel in Berlin

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one.
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Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime..
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Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit

Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister..
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Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
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Air traffic will not collapse on Brexit - German junior minister

German air transport is prepared for every scenario regarding Britain's planned exit from the European Union, a junior minister said on Wednesday.
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German Finance Minister: Brexit deal will not be changed

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday that Britain should not expect changes to the existing Brexit deal, adding that the situation had not changed with the change of government in..
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German president: Reopening Brexit talks on backstop unlikely

Germany's president said on Wednesday it was unlikely that negotiations over the so-called Irish backstop, a key point of discord between London and the European Union on Britain's exit from the bloc,..
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British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a..
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Germany's Scholz sees no sign Italy will trigger euro crisis

There is no sign of a looming euro zone crisis due to political upheaval in Italy, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday.
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Germany's BDI: British PM irresponsible to call for Withdrawal Agreement to be reopened

Germany's BDI industry association said on Wednesday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call to re-open the Withdrawal Agreement was irresponsible and said German firms had no choice but to..
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British PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
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German Europe Minister: Northern Ireland peace, EU single market non-negotiable

Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris..
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Far-right party surge in eastern German regions threatens Merkel's coalition

A surge in support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party before regional elections next month in two former communist eastern states threatens to wreck Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
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Merkel: Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening Withdrawal Agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting..
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Germany's Scholz picks eastern woman as running mate for SPD chair

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats (SPD) with a female colleague from the former communist east on a ticket that represents a commitment to the..
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Germany takes back four Islamic State children from Syria

Germany has for the first time allowed children whose parents were suspected members of Islamic State to return to Germany from northern Syria and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said it will push for..
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Brazilian states bypass Bolsonaro to discuss rainforest protection funding directly

Brazilian states containing the country's Amazon rainforest said they want to negotiate directly with European nations who fund projects to curb deforestation after changes proposed by the federal..
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UK PM Boris Johnson to deliver Brexit message to Macron, Merkel

"Ahead of the G7 the prime minister believes it is important to speak to the leaders of France and Germany to deliver the message that he has been setting out through the phonecalls he's had with..
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UK's Johnson tells Germany and France: do a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on France and Germany on Monday to change their position on Brexit and negotiate a new exit deal for Britain, reiterating his stance that he is ready to leave the..
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British PM Johnson calls on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31 if..
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Merkel: We're prepared for any Brexit outcome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain's planned departure from the European Union, adding that..
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Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain

Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing..
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Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit: Telegraph

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
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Pirates kidnap eight crew members in raid on German ship off Cameroon

Pirates have kidnapped eight crew members of a German-owned ship in a raid on the vessel off the coast of Cameroon, the Hamburg-based company that owns the ship said on Friday.
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EU27 ready for all Brexit scenarios, German finance minister Scholz says

The European Union is united and ready for all scenarios related to Britain's planned departure from the bloc, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Twitter on Friday, after meeting his British..
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German finance minister Scholz to run for SPD leadership

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats, a spokeswoman said on Friday, joining a race to revive the party's popularity sinking since it entered a..
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Scholz wants to remain finance minister despite SPD leadership candidacy: RND

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz does not plan to quit his post despite intending to run for the leadership of his Social Democrats, a German newspaper group reported on Friday.
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Germany's Merkel and British PM Johnson to meet soon: spokesman

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday, adding that details would be announced later.
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Germany believes no-deal Brexit 'highly likely' - Handelsblatt

Germany's government expects Britain to crash out of the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal in place on their future relations, the Handelsblatt business daily reported on Thursday, citing a..
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Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense..
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Merkel wants close Britain-EU partnership after Brexit

Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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Merkel promises to meet defense spending target amid U.S. criticism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was taking Berlin's commitment toward its NATO allies seriously to further increase defense spending toward the agreed target.
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Merkel: No need for fiscal stimulus package right now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she did not see any need for a fiscal stimulus package to counter the effects of a slowing economy, but she added that Berlin would continue to pursue a..
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German prosecutors won't probe Brenntag over chemicals sale to Syria

German prosecutors said on Tuesday they had found no grounds to investigate the world's largest chemicals distributor Brenntag over the 2014 sale to a company in Syria of substances that can be used in..
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Greens accuse Merkel of 'voodoo fiscal policy', want new debt for climate plan

The leader of Germany's surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday to ditch their balanced budget..
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Germany to cut 35 million euros in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspapers

Germany decided to suspend 35 million euros ($39 million) in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian media outlets..
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Germany must up defense spending, relying on U.S. "offensive" - U.S. envoy

(Corrects headline and first paragraph in Aug. 9 story, adds quote in paragraph 13)
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Greta Thunberg, on German coal mine visit, questions 2038 fuel exit date

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, on a visit to a German anti-coal protest camp, questioned whether the country should continue to use the fuel to generate power for another 20 years as..
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