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Far-right German lawmaker ousted as committee head over anti-Semitism

13 Nov 2019

BERLIN German lawmakers on Wednesday ousted a member of the far-right opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) as head of a parliamentary committee after he made comments widely condemned as anti-Semitic.

German industrial orders rise, offering hope for struggling sector

06 Nov 2019

BERLIN German industrial orders rose more than expected in September, according to data released on Wednesday, offering a glimmer of hope for the country's struggling manufacturers.

Merkel's conservatives descend into infighting after vote rout

29 Oct 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her protege Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer are facing open criticism from fellow conservatives after a state vote rout that threatens to blow open the question of who will run for chancellor in a 2021 election.

Germany's Scholz tops SPD leader vote, but faces run-off

27 Oct 2019

BERLIN Finance Minister Olaf Scholz came first in a vote to elect a leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) but fell short of a majority, triggering a run-off set to fuel debate over whether to stay in government with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany's SPD members vote on new leader, will decide fate of Merkel's coalition

26 Oct 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats are due on Saturday to announce the result of a membership vote on a new leader who will decide whether to exit a loveless coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Germany's SPD to pick leader to decide fate of Merkel coalition

23 Oct 2019

BERLIN Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will on Saturday announce the result of a ballot for a new leader to guide them out of months of turmoil and, in effect, decide whether to ditch their unloved coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

German defense minister proposes security zone for north Syria

22 Oct 2019

BERLIN Germany's defense minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militants, the first time Berlin has proposed a military mission in the Middle East.

German defence minister proposes security zone for north Syria

22 Oct 2019

BERLIN Germany's defence minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militants, the first time Berlin has proposed a military mission in the Middle East.

German Social Democrats start 'speed-dating' for aspiring leaders

05 Sep 2019

BERLIN No fewer than 17 leadership candidates for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced hustings on Wednesday with members deciding who they want to drag the party out of the doldrums and decide whether to quit government.

German Social Democrats start "speed-dating" for aspiring leaders

04 Sep 2019

BERLIN, Sept 4 No fewer than 17 leadership candidates for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced hustings on Wednesday with members deciding who they want to drag the party out of the doldrums and decide whether to quit government.

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