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IMF's Lagarde says current German surplus not justified: ARD

Reuters. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde speaks at a press conference to launch the publication of the 2017 Article IV assessment of the UK at the Treasury in central London BERLIN (Reuters) - The current level of Germany's trade surplus is not justified, IMF chief C

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 19:40:57

Macedonia told to resolve Greece dispute and implement reforms to join NATO

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Macedonia's must resolve a decades-long dispute over its name, implement judicial reform and build good relations with neighboring countries to join NATO, the Western military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday. The country's efforts to join NATO and

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 17:56:13

France Wants Joint Banking-Union Proposals With Germany in March

France and Germany aim to put forward joint proposals in March for completing Europe's union on bank regulation and capital markets, as well as a common corporate tax base, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday. The idea would then be to expand the agreement to all euro-area states by

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 18:46:48

How to Fix the Euro Zone Without Setting Off Alarms

Could there actually be solidarity on euro-zone reform ahead?Photographer: Jasper Juinen Experts may be out of favor these days, but when it comes to reforming the euro zone, expert consensus is as important as political consensus. Most voters only understand the basic drift of such change; if exper

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-18 14:17:07

Israel: Ancient Vase Showing Greek Gods Discovered in Biblical Site Where Jesus May Have Performed Miracles

Archaeologists in northern Israel discovered an ancient Italian vase featuring an image originally found on the Parthenon in Athens. The location where it was unearthed was once the biblical kingdom of Geshur, according to Haaretz. The site might also correspond to a second biblical location-a myste

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-18 11:10:01

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

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

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

Reuters. SPD parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles arrives for talks to form a new government in Berlin 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

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 00:10:36

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

Jewish and Islamic groups join to help refugees in Greece

(JTA) - A historically Jewish organization and an Islamic group will work together to provide legal services to refugees in Greece. HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit that protects refugees, and Islamic Relief USA, the U.S. arm of the humanitarian assistance and advocacy organization, have formed a j

JTA - 2018-01-17 19:20:09

Greece, FYR Macedonia May Agree on Name by June, UN Envoy Says

People walk past a statue of "Alexander the Great" on the waterfront of Thessaloniki, Greece, on Jan. 17, 2018. The Republic of Macedonia and Greece continued UN-mediated talks seeking to resolve a long-lasting dispute on the former Yugoslav state's official name, which may help bring progress on i

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 19:18:01

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

Macedonia hold Germany, Denmark beat Spain at Euros

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany continued to serve up late drama at the European handball championship after they were held 25-25 by Macedonia on Wednesday for their second successive draw against unfancied rivals. The Germans also ground out a 25-25 draw with Slovenia on Monday when they were a

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 22:09:14

Greece's Tango with Lions release new album 'Light'

Eftychia Vlachou Tango With Lions have been one of Greece's biggest English speaking bands since 2010. Five years after A Long Walk, Greek band Tango With Lions (lead by singer-songwriter Katerina Papachristou) have announced the release of a new album. The Light is out on January 19th via Inner E

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-01-17 19:57:01

The IMF has choked Tunisia. No wonder the people are protesting

'As long as Tunisia continues these deals with the IMF, we will continue our struggle.' Protesters clash with police on the streets of Tunis earlier this month. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters Tunisia has been facing protests across the country at price and tax rises since 3 January - the anni


Jewish and Muslim aid groups join forces to help refugees in Greece

Global Jewish nonprofit organization HIAS and Muslim humanitarian aid NGO the Islamic Relief USA announced on Wednesday that they had formed a new partnership to expand legal services for the most vulnerable refugee populations in Athens and Lesbos. "In 2015, Greece emerged as the most visible foca


Two-year race for top ECB jobs start next week

Reuters. FILE PHOTO:Weidmann, President of German Bundesbank attends the Generation Euro Students' Award ceremony at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt By Balazs Koranyi and Jan Strupczewski FRANKFURT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone officials could pick a new European Central Bank vice president with


ECB And The Euro

ECB officials have tried to correct investors' hawkish read of December meeting record, but have been unable to push the euro down. After sliding from mid-2014, the euro's bottom solidified last year when it became clear that the populist-nationalist wave that was said to be behind the UK rejection


Mediterranean leaders seek help with huge refugee burden

NICOSIA, Cyprus -- The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Jordan pledged a new partnership Tuesday with tighter cooperation on fighting terrorism, and rallied international support for countries hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing the war in Syria. Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said t