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Federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe

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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 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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Facebook plans more fact-checking ahead of European Parliament election

Facebook plans to ramp up efforts to fight misinformation ahead of the European Parliament election in May and will partner with German news agency DPA to boost its fact-checking, a senior executive..
Reuters - Published

Ford CEO Jim Hackett pay raise means he earns 276 times more than median employee

Ford revealed executive compensation packages with pay raises for everybody, and then announced 5,000 job cuts in Germany and the UK.
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Germany

Berlin marks Equal Pay Day with symbolic 21 percent reductions for women [Video]Berlin marks Equal Pay Day with symbolic 21 percent reductions for women

A number of businesses in Berlin are offering women a 21 percent discount on goods and services to mark Equal Pay Day and call attention to one of the highest gender pay gaps in Europe. Megan Revell..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster extend lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

The pairing of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race while Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen continue to dominate the women's race

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston [Video]Petrochemical Fire Engulfs Eight Storage Tanks In Houston

Reuters reports that the massive fire at a fuels storage company at the Houston Ship Channe has spread to eight petrochemical storage tanks. Nearby schools have been closed and residents in the nearby..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large [Video]Dutch Tram Shooter Remains At Large

Reuters reports that the suspect who shot several people on a Dutch tram remains at large. The shooting occurred Monday morning in the central Dutch city of Utrecht. There is no injury count at this..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:39Published

Eat asparagus? Brexit may hit British farms next [Video]Eat asparagus? Brexit may hit British farms next

"It is incredibly clear cut," family farmer Chris Chinn says, "there is no UK asparagus on your supermarket shelves without seasonal migrant workers." He fears his supply of EU labor is quickly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

British farms face one of Brexit's first tests [Video]British farms face one of Brexit's first tests

"It is incredibly clear cut," family farmer Chris Chinn says, "there is no UK asparagus on your supermarket shelves without seasonal migrant workers." He fears his supply of EU labor is quickly..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:08Published

Deutsche, Commerzbank eye $2tln megabank [Video]Deutsche, Commerzbank eye $2tln megabank

Germany's two biggest banks, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, are in talks over a merger, but unions say a deal could cost tens of thousands of jobs. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published

Fears mount over possible job losses as Germany's big banks in merger taks [Video]Fears mount over possible job losses as Germany's big banks in merger taks

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue [Video]Langvad/Van Der Breggen and Schurter/Forster win Cape Epic prologue

The Cape Epic African mountain bike race kicks off in South Africa as Langvad and Van Der Breggen take lead in women's race with Schurter and Forster leading the men.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:24Published

Deutsche Bank And Commerzbank Go Public On Merger Talks [Video]Deutsche Bank And Commerzbank Go Public On Merger Talks

According to Reuters, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday that they were in talks about a merger. Germany’s two largest banks issued short statements, indicating a quickening of pace in..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Polar bear cub steps outside for the first time [Video]Polar bear cub steps outside for the first time

A polar bear born at a German zoo has ventured outside to explore for the first time. The unnamed female cub was born on December 1 but had remained inside under the close scrutiny of keepers at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:56Published

S&P 500 dips amid trade uncertainty [Video]S&P 500 dips amid trade uncertainty

The S&P 500 slipped on Thursday, snapping a three-day streak of gains. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Lufthansa gives cautious outlook - shares slide [Video]Lufthansa gives cautious outlook - shares slide

Lufthansa issued cautious guidance on Thursday for revenue and profitability this year as it battles rising fuel costs and strives to erase losses at budget carrier Eurowings, sending its shares down..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Klopp delighted with Champions League win over Bayern [Video]Klopp delighted with Champions League win over Bayern

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says his side showed their potential across the pitch as he showers his players with praise after their performance in Munich.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:30Published

Kovac admits Bayern didn't deserve win [Video]Kovac admits Bayern didn't deserve win

Bayern Munich manager voices his disappointment with his team's elimination from the Champions League, giving credit to Liverpool for overpowering the Germans.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:22Published

Trump orders all Boeing 737 MAX to the ground [Video]Trump orders all Boeing 737 MAX to the ground

The United States was the last major country to stop all Boeing 737 MAX jets from flying after the plane was involved in its second deadly crash in five months. Conway G. Gittens reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:14Published

Germany Says They Will Not Analyze Black Box From Ethiopian Airlines Crash [Video]Germany Says They Will Not Analyze Black Box From Ethiopian Airlines Crash

According to a report by Reuters, on Wednesday, Germany's Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation agency said it will not analyze the black box from an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:45Published

EU Grounds Boeing 737 MAX After Crash In Ethiopia [Video]EU Grounds Boeing 737 MAX After Crash In Ethiopia

According to Reuters, the European Union suspended all flights for the Boeing 737 MAX. The EU's aviation safety regulator made the decision after a fatal plane crash in Ethiopia involving the Boeing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Liverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - Klopp [Video]Liverpool result at Bayern won't affect Premier League bid - Klopp

SHOWS: MUNICH, GERMANY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) LIVERPOOL COACH JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING: "I really don't think that any other coach or any other manager in the

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Bayern hungry for a win against Champions League opponents Liverpool. [Video]Bayern hungry for a win against Champions League opponents Liverpool.

Bayern Munich coach Niko Kovac is relishing the pressures of facing Liverpool in their Champions League second leg clash.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:34Published

Germany Joins Other Nations In Grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 Following Deadly Crashes [Video]Germany Joins Other Nations In Grounding Boeing 737 MAX 8 Following Deadly Crashes

According to a report by Business Insider, Germany has joined the UK, China, and other countries around the world in grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which has now been involved in two deadly..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published

Germany Grounds Boeing's 737 MAX 8 Following Deadly Ethiopia Crash [Video]Germany Grounds Boeing's 737 MAX 8 Following Deadly Ethiopia Crash

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, German Transport Minister Andreas Scheur told broadcaster N-TV that German airspace was closed for all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The announcement comes..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

 

Top Wall Street banks working on Deutsche-Commerzbank merger: sources

Goldman Sachs and Citi are helping Germany's two biggest lenders work on their potential $28 billion-plus merger, people close to the matter said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

German FinMin welcomes Macron efforts to stimulate EU debate

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to stimulate debate about the future of the European project with an open letter published earlier this..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Bsirske 'more than skeptical' on Deutsche/Commerzbank merger

Frank Bsirske, chief of the Verdi labor union and a supervisory board member at Deutsche Bank, is "more than skeptical" about the prospect of a merger of that bank with Commerzbank, he said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Deutsche, Commerzbank talks private commercial decision: SPD leader

Merger talks between Deutsche Bank and its smaller rival Commerzbank are a private commercial decision, the leader of the German center-right SPD party, Andrea Nahles, said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Deutsche Bank gets nod to cut jobs in proposed merger with Commerzbank, report says

deutsche bank gets nod to cut jobs in proposed merger with commerzbank, report says
After months of informal talks and weeks of increasingly fevered speculation, DeutscheBank chief executive Christian Sewing finally got the green light he needed to proceed with negotiations on a..
WorldNews - Published

German government will follow Deutsche, Commerzbank talks closely

The German government will closely observe talks between Deutsche Bank and its rival Commerzbank on a possible merger but it is up to them to take any commercial decision, a government spokesman said..
Reuters - Published

Worth giving time to reach Brexit deal: German foreign minister

German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday it was worthwhile giving more time to reach an agreement with Britain over its exit from the European Union, although a long Brexit extension would be..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Why Germany wants a merger to underpin Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirmed on Sunday they were in talks about a merger, prompting labor union concerns about possible job losses and questions from analysts about the merits of a..
Reuters - Published

Deutsche and Commerzbank begin merger talks

deutsche and commerzbank begin merger talks
The senior management of Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank have begun exploratory merger talks on Sunday after the executive boards of Germany’s two largest listed lenders agreed to evaluate the benefits..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank confirm discussions to merge

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank are in discussions about a possible merger, the two German banks confirmed on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Mopping up Dieselgate: The woman transforming Volkswagen

mopping up dieselgate: the woman transforming volkswagen
Hiltrud Werner is the only woman on the board of the troubled German car giant.
BBC News - Published

Man tried smuggling 3 Moroccan tortoises disguised as chocolates through Berlin airport

A German man tried smuggling three Moroccan tortoises through Schnefeld Airport in Berlin by telling custom officers they were "chocolates."
USATODAY.com - Published

Ingolstadt wearing special jerseys after anti-Semitic abuse

Second-division German club Ingolstadt will wear jerseys with an anti-fascist message in response to anti-Semitic abuse targeting its Israeli captain, Almog Cohen
USATODAY.com - Published

Lawyer: Venezuela Frees German Journalist

lawyer: venezuela frees german journalist
A German freelance journalist jailed in Venezuela since November on espionage charges was released Friday within weeks of two other reporters being expelled from the tumultuous South American nation,..
WorldNews - Published

Hundreds of thousands leave schools world-wide to protest climate change inaction

Hundreds of thousands of students in more than 2000 cities from Australia to Uganda and Germany left the classroom on Friday to protest government inaction on climate change.
SBS - Published

Merkel ally floats idea of broader talks with UK if Brexit delayed

By Paul Carrel BERLIN (Reuters) - Delaying Britain's exit from the European Union could present an opportunity to rework the bloc's approach to negotiating with London, an ally of German Chancellor..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

World must keep lethal weapons under human control, Germany says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's foreign minister on Friday called for urgent efforts to ensure that humans remained in control of lethal weapons, as a step towards banning "killer robots". Heiko..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Ford to cut more than 5,000 jobs in Germany

ford to cut more than 5,000 jobs in germany
Ford Motor Co. is reducing its German staff by more than 5,000, while cutting an unspecified number of jobs in the U.K. as part of a large-scale European revamp announced in January. The U.S. carmaker,..
WorldNews - Published

Merkel protege: We should delay Brexit if that helps avoid disorderly exit

The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Friday that the European Union should agree to a delay of Britain's departure from the bloc if it would prevent the..
Reuters - Published

We are as ready for Brexit as we can be, German engineering group says

Germany's engineering companies have examined their ties with Britain in recent months and prepared as well as possible for a disorderly British exit from the European Union, their industry association..
Reuters - Published

SEC sues Volkswagen, ex-CEO over alleged emissions fraud on investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is suing Volkswagen (VW) and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, alleging a "massive..
Reuters - Published

SEC sues Volkswagen and former CEO over ‘Dieselgate’ fraud

sec sues volkswagen and former ceo over ‘dieselgate’ fraud
The US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German carmaker’s diesel emissions scandal, accusing the company of perpetrating a..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

More time alone doesn't bring a solution for Brexit: German minister

Only delaying Britain's departure from the European Union does not bring a solution, Germany's Justice Minister Katarina Barley on Friday said.
Reuters - Published

With EU divided, Britain won't need to 'exit'

Original members of the EU, France, Germany and Italy are engaged in diplomatic sniping that will worsen ahead of the European Parliament elections
Firstpost - Published

SEC sues Volkswagen, Winterkorn, citing 'Dieselgate' fraud on investors

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen AG and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal, accusing the company of..
Reuters - Published

UK vote to seek Brexit delay increases uncertainty: German industry

A vote by Britain's parliament to seek to delay when it leaves the European Union only adds uncertainty about timing to an already difficult situation, Germany's DIHK industry group said in comments..
Reuters - Published

Spotify CEO Compares Apple App Store Rules to Playing Ping-Pong Blindfolded

spotify ceo compares apple app store rules to playing ping-pong blindfolded
Daniel Ek spoke in Berlin, Germany a day after the music streaming giant had filed an anti-competition complaint against Apple with the European Commission, the regulatory body of the European Union...
WorldNews - Published

NATO edges toward Trump's spending demands, Germany lags

More European allies in NATO increased defense spending in 2018, with sharp rises in the Baltics, Poland and the Netherlands, but only six governments met a target sought by the United States - while..
Reuters - Published

Germany probes 'neo-Nazi' email threats

germany probes 'neo-nazi' email threats
More than 100 threats of violence were sent to German officials, law courts and even a pop singer.
BBC News - Published

Germany: It would be better to delay Brexit than have a disorderly exit

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Thursday that it would be better to delay Britain's departure from the European Union than to have a disorderly Brexit.
Reuters - Published

German economy minister: I would not set artificial limit to Brexit delay

Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Thursday said the European Union should "constructively" discuss the question of a potential delay of Britain's departure from the bloc and that he would..
Reuters - Published

Bayern Munich 1-3 Liverpool (agg 1-3): Sadio Mane & Virgil van Dijk goals see off German champions

bayern munich 1-3 liverpool (agg 1-3): sadio mane & virgil van dijk goals see off german champions
Two goals from Sadio Mane and another from Virgil van Dijk see off Bayern Munich as Liverpool secure passage into the Champions League quarter-finals.
BBC News - Published

Former East German Stasi files to live on in federal archive

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is to merge the 111 kilometres (69 miles) of files meticulously collected by the loathed Communist East German secret police with its national archive to help preserve them..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Germany will not look at crashed Boeing 737 MAX black box, Canada grounds jets

Germany's federal agency responsible for investigating air accidents will not analyze the black box from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday, casting uncertainty over the process of..
Reuters - Published

Germany says will not analyse Ethiopian Airlines black box

Germany's Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation (BFU) will not analyse the black box from an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet that crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday, a..
Reuters - Published

Hungarian university offered German help to defuse EU conflict

Hungary's Central European University could receive a helping hand from one of Europe's top technical colleges to continue its international degree programs, which may begin to defuse a growing..
Reuters - Published

Black boxes from Ethiopia crash to be sent to Germany: Ethiopian Airlines spokesman

The black boxes from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing 157 people, will be sent to Germany for analysis, an Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Merkel: Brexit options narrower, goal remains an orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the options for Brexit had become more limited after British lawmakers rejected a divorce deal agreed between Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU but..
Reuters - Published

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