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German exports fall for second consecutive month in September

BERLIN (Reuters) -German exports fell for a second consecutive month in September while imports nearly stagnated, the statistics office said on Tuesday, in a further sign that supply chain disruptions are complicating the recovery of Europe’s largest economy.FILE PHOTO: Cars intended for export wait at the port for loading, as the spread of the coronavirus […]

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German conservatives raise spectre of far-left rule ahead of election

BERLIN (Reuters) – A shadow is looming over Germany’s election: the spectre of the far-left Linke party, heir to the communists who once ruled East Germany, coming in from the political wilderness.FILE PHOTO: A supporter holds a sign, giving a thumbs up for Germany’s co-leader and top candidate of the September general elections of the […]

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German business morale down on supply shortages, virus fears

BERLIN (Reuters) -German business morale fell unexpectedly in July on continuing supply chain worries and amid rising coronavirus infections, a survey showed on Monday.FILE PHOTO: The skyline with the financial district is photographed during sunset in Frankfurt, Germany, April 22, 2020, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachThe Ifo institute said […]

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Germany and Belgium floods: At least 44 dead and more than 70 missing after heavy rain

At least 44 people have died and more than 70 are missing after record rainfall triggered severe floods in western Germany and neighbouring Belgium. Forty-two of the fatalities were in Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling the situation a “catastrophe” as she expressed solidarity with those affected by the flooding. The dead including 18 in […]

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Germany and Italy set to abandon EU policy as Merkel demands Russian vaccine approval

Vaccine: Expert says Italy and Germany may operate alone When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Peter Oliver […]

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Water cannon fired at Frankfurt anti-lockdown rally

MUNICH/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German police fired water cannon during an anti-lockdown rally in Frankfurt on Saturday and eventually broke up the gathering as rules like wearing masks and socially distancing were not observed.Slideshow ( 5 images )About 600 people from the loosely organized Querdenker movement that opposes the government’s measures to halt the rise in […]

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Germany expects Thai king to not violate international law: foreign ministry

FILE PHOTO: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn leaves a religious ceremony to commemorate the death of King Chulalongkorn, known as King Rama V, at The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, October 23, 2020. Picture taken October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Athit PerawongmethaBERLIN (Reuters) – Thailand has repeatedly assured Germany that the Thai king is not conducting government business […]

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Climate activists abseil from bridges, halt Frankfurt rush-hour traffic

Slideshow ( 3 images )BERLIN (Reuters) – Climate activists abseiled from bridges near Germany’s financial hub Frankfurt on Monday in protest at the planned expansion of a motorway, causing backed-up traffic on busy roads during the morning rush hour. The activists called for a stop to the clearing of part of the Dannenroeder forest, which […]

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Belarus opposition leader sees inspiration in fallen Berlin wall

Slideshow ( 3 images )BERLIN (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tsikhanouskaya visited a fragment of the Berlin Wall ahead of a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, saying she saw in it a symbol of the transformation she wanted to bring about in her own country. Tsikhanouskaya, who says she won Belarus’s presidential […]

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Stocks rise as recovery hopes gather strength

LONDON (Reuters) – Shares gained on Wednesday as investors bet that improving economic data and more policy stimulus from Washington would sustain momentum for equities. European stocks followed Asia’s lead, advancing in early trading and on course to end four straight days of losses. London, Frankfurt and Paris indexes were all up around 1.4%. MSCI’s […]