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Through humility and understanding, we can still stop Brexit

'Polls have shown a surge of support for continued EU membership among young and middle-aged people.' Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images When President Macron meets Theresa May at the Franco-British summit at Sandhurst, the elite military academy, on Thursday, the vital "take away" for him is

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 08:00:08

Volkswagen revival: what went so right?

If you had invested in Volkswagen a day before the diesel scandal was exposed in September 2015, your stock would not only be up 10 per cent by now, it would have outperformed BMW and Daimler - rival carmakers that have both posted seven straight years of record sales. In the chaotic days after the

FINANCIAL TIMES - 2018-01-18 05:00:58

China's Economic Shift May Not Be So Good for Germany

When global economic growth picks up, Germany is nearly always a winner. That might become less the case as one of its main trading partners, China, is changing the way it grows, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists Evelyn Herrmann and Gilles Moec. Chinese demand for German machiner

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 05:00:09

The Center Must Hold in Germany

Better together.Phorogher: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg After four months of uncertainty, it's a relief that Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union, its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party have struck a preliminary deal to form a new coalition government. Their agreeme

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 07:00:09

German Support Unlocks Euro-Zone Change

Proponents of euro-zone change.Photographer: Steffi Loos We may have no idea which shape the euro zone will take in the future, but we know one thing for sure: Any change to the structure of the currency union will need to be agreed to by Germany, the bloc's biggest economy and the largest contribut

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 06:00:11

Top SPD politician: No 'Plan B' if party rejects talks with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - The parliamentary leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said she was optimistic that delegates to a party congress on Sunday would endorse formal talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives about a new coalition government. "I have no 'Plan B,'" Andrea Nahles said in

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 00:05:10

European jitters over German coalition talks

Coalition building after parliamentary elections is hardly a hold-on-to-your-seats-ladies-and-gentlemen kind of affair in Europe. It's often arduous and tedious for the parties involved, never mind onlookers - just ask the Dutch. Which makes the current, almost obsessive international focus on Angel

BBC - 2018-01-18 02:00:51

Germany, Turkey resume bilateral meetings, still at odds over reporter's arrest

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Turkey on Wednesday resumed bilateral government consultations that had been suspended after Ankara's arrest of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel in February 2017, an issue that continues to divide the two NATO allies. State secretaries from both countries met at

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 19:09:34

The Guardian view on Anglo-French relations: Brexit’s entente cordiale

A weakened British prime minister and a dynamic French president may not see eye to eye over everything, but they can learn from one another On the eve of a summit meeting with Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron has approved a plan for the Bayeux tapestry to be displayed in the UK. Photograph: Stephane

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-17 18:26:20

UPDATE 2-Germany demands clarity on risk reduction for banking union

* Altmaier: No fixed date for deposit insurance scheme * Eurogroup head Centeno rejects idea of transfer union (Adds Centeno quote) By Joseph Nasr and Michael Nienaber BERLIN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday that euro zone members should first agree on clear parameters for reducing r

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 19:25:02

Graham: Seoul 'undercutting' Trump by allowing North Korea at Olympics

Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamDHS chief takes heat over Trump furorOvernight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering'Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in HouseMORE (R-

THE HILL - 2018-01-17 20:49:38

A Girl's Killing Puts Germany's Migration Policy on Trial

Flowers and candles at the entrance of the drugstore where a teenage girl was killed in Kandel, Germany.Credit Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times KANDEL, Germany - It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the loca

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-01-17 21:42:32

Germany faces huge bill to meet EU climate goals: BDI study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will have to spend more than 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group. The study, reviewed by Reuters,

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 20:27:11

Lagarde Urges Germany to Lift Public Spending Amid Trade Surplus

Christine LagardePhotographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde encouraged Germany to step up government spending to boost growth, noting the country's current-account surplus is too large. The International Monetary Fund sees a "particularly strong case" for Europe's

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 22:33:08

Germany shows how shifting to renewable energy can backfire

Christmas Eve in Germany brought an extra bit of joy to some - utilities paid customers to use electricity rather than the other way around. When there is too much supply, those producing the power will pay others to use it. This phenomenon of negative electricity pricing isn't unheard of in the Un

THE HILL - 2018-01-17 22:00:06

Ex-Nazi death camp guard's final bid to avoid prison reportedly rejected

10Photos Defendant Oskar Groening listens to the verdict of his trial on July 15, 2015 at court in Lueneburg, northern Germany. Getty BERLIN -- A former Auschwitz death camp guard's final bid to avoid serving his sentence as an accessory to murder has been rejected by German prosecutors, according

CBS NEWS - 2018-01-17 15:40:38

Far-Right German Group Encourages Followers to Foster Child Refugees in Plot to Make Them Go Home

Some 250 members of the far-right "Identitarian" movement attend an event to remember the Battle of Kahlenberg in 1683, when a Polish relief army repulsed the Turks, in Vienna on September 09, 2017. Getty Images A German far-right group is encouraging followers to become guardians for refugee childr

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-17 16:12:55

Merkel optimistic Germany can work well with Austria on EU issues

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Wednesday she was optimistic their governments could work together closely on European Union issues. "I want to make clear we will gauge the new Austrian government by its actions, and I told

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 13:26:54

Germany detains two after raids target Syrian-Polish smuggling gang

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police raided sites in seven German states and detained two people in Berlin on Wednesday on suspicion of links to a gang smuggling Syrians through Poland to Germany, a federal police spokesman said. The suspects are accused of fraudulently obtaining Polish tourist visas for Syri

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 16:36:35

Germany and Poland look to experts on reparations row

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and Poland said on Wednesday they would consider setting up a commission to explore Polish calls for reparations for German actions during World War Two. Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party has revived the issue of war compensation although the government has stop

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 14:00:28