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Vatican appoints Woelki as key cardinal in Cologne
Rainer Maria Woelki is moving back to his native Cologne to serve as archbishop of Germany's largest Catholic diocese.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014
CIA station chief to leave Germany over spy claims
Germany has asked the top United States intelligence official at the Berlin embassy to leave the country, reflecting the deep anger within chancellor Angela Merkel's government at the discovery of two suspected American spies within a week.
US committed 'grave political error' with spying
Germany has expelled a CIA worker after uncovering another apparent case of United States spying.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
German MP Michael Hartmann took drugs to 'increase his performance'
Michael Hartmann, a well-known German MP, has admitted to using crystal methamphetamine while in office, but only because he wanted to improve his performance.
EU court topples German language-for-visa rule for Turks
The EU's highest court on Thursday rejected a rule requiring Turks wanting to join their spouses to live in Germany to have a basic knowledge of the language, a ruling that sparked criticism in Berlin.
Zdenek Sverak awarded president's prize at Karlovy Vary festival
Czech film actor, scriptwriter, director, and writer ZdenA>k SvA>rA k ws awarded the president's prize at the International Karlovy Vary Film Festival on Thursday for his lifetime contribution to cinema.
Germany Quietly Explores New Fracking Rules
Governments know that July is generally a time when they can act without garnering much attention from the public or the press, which is more focused on upcoming summer holidays.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
MEPs flex their muscles ahead of Juncker approval vote
Jean-Claude Juncker began his tour of European Parliament political groups yesterday and appears closer than ever to securing a majority.
Green Activist Turned Power Lobbyist Shows Germany Energy Shift
As an environmental activist, Johannes Kempmann fought Germany 's energy companies in a 1980s campaign against a nuclear waste disposal facility in the town of Gorleben.
Ex-CIA Head: a Shame on Us for Being Caughta TM in Germany
The former head of the CIA and NSA said today he's not at all surprised that the U.S. may have spied on its friends and allies - including recent German allegations that the U.S. purportedly recruited two agents in their national security apparatus - but said it's a delicate game the U.S. can't bungle.
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Reports: Germany investigating possible second U.S. spying suspect
This photo, taken on Oct. 29, 2013, shows a view of the U.S. Embassy in front of Berlin's Parliament building.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
UPDATE 2-Italy encounters resistance to softer European spending rules
Italy and its allies will receive no special leeway in meeting EU budget rules, the influential chairman of euro zone finance ministers said on Tuesday, as Germany resisted attempts to soft-pedal on long-promised spending reforms.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Marsh on Monday: An awkward time for ECB transparency
The European Central Bank is moving in the direction of Anglo-Saxon-style policy transparency - just at the time when a dispute is simmering between supporters and opponents of quantitative easing as a means of warding off European deflation.
Germany decides long last over Dual citizenship
German government has on Friday, the 4th July 2014 adopted a new law that allows dual citizenship for the children of immigrants, a step to benefit mostly young people in Germany especially from the Turkish-origin community.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
German spy who sold secrets to US tried to make deal with Russians
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German industrial orders decline by 1.7 percent during May: data
Industrial orders were down 1.7 percent in May compared with the previous month, the statistics office Destatis said in a statement.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Arkansas woman turns 116
A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title -- she's now officially the oldest confirmed living American and second-oldest person in the world, the Gerontology Research Group said.
Anger over reports German double-agent spied for US
German authorities have arrested a suspected double-agent accused of spying for the US on a parliamentary panel investigating NSA surveillance, media reports said Friday.
Germany to play dirty trick on 'favorite ally' Poland
Recent statements from Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, made in a recent "tape scandal," suggest that someone is trying to undermine the reputation of the current government of Donald Tusk and diminish the influence of Poland, and, consequently, the United States.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
German defence minister backs 'European armed drone'
Procurement of so-called fighter drones to protect German armed forces remains controversial, but Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen has finally disclosed her plans for the aircraft: The German military should receive drones, she said, but these can only be deployed with parliamentary approval.