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  • TALLINN, Estonia— Germany's leader has urged Britain to file a formal request to leave the European Union soon, even though the member states are prepared to give the U.K. time to decide its future ties with the bloc. Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU is otherwise busy and "can bide the time" that Britain needs "to decide for its part what relationship it wants to...

  • *Europe's biggest economy grew 0.4 pct q/q in Q2. BERLIN, Aug 24- Solid economic growth generated a record budget surplus for Germany in the first half of this year, stoking a debate within government about whether the country should use its spare revenue to cut taxes or increase spending. But the International Monetary Fund and other euro zone governments have...

  • Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe.

  • Merkel’s refugee policies have solid German support: CReAM

    Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM) Director, Christian Dustmann talks about refugee migration flows into Germany and Europe over the past year.

  • AMATRICE, Italy— The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy:. But an official with Italy's civil protection agency, Luigi d'Angelo, told Sky TG24 that about 35 people had been staying at the hotel, and most had managed to get out. Among the victims of an earthquake in Italy was an 18- month-old girl whose mother survived the deadly earthquake of 2009 in nearby...

  • Demonstrators take part in a protest aimed at showing London's solidarity with the European Union following the recent EU referendum, in London, June 28, 2016.

    The leaders of the euro zone's biggest economies said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.

  • VENTOTENE, Italy— The Latest on the meeting of leaders from Italy, France and Germany:. The leaders of Italy, France and Germany have paid their respects at the tomb of one of the founding fathers of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the European project following Britain's decision to leave the EU. The leaders of Italy, France and Germany are heading to one...

  • Italy has a lot to gain from a reinvigorated EU as it copes with flat GDP, the migrant crisis and political uncertainties over a constitutional referendum this fall on which Renzi has staked his government's survival. The island of Ventotene off Naples, filled with sun-worshipping tourists in the waning days of summer, was where detained anti-fascist Altiero...

  • The future of security policy in Germany

    David Lea, senior analyst of Europe for Control Risks, discusses proposed security initiatives in Germany following a spate of attacks.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 18- A German politician said on Thursday he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense. Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of the state of Hesse which includes Frankfurt,...

  • A carnival float mocking U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stands on display near city hall on Feb. 8, 2016 in Duesseldorf, Germany.

    From the pinnacles of business to the streets of Berlin, Germans are transfixed on Donald Trump and the U.S. presidential elections.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 18- A German politician said on Thursday he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense. Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of the state of Hesse which includes Frankfurt,...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 18- A German politician said on Friday he was trying to persuade foreign banks to make Frankfurt their home after Britain's vote to leave the European Union, and outlined how Europe's biggest economy wants to bolster its financial capital at London's expense. Thomas Schaefer, finance minister of the state of Hesse which includes Frankfurt, said...

  • *Sees "special status" for Britain in ties with EU. BERLIN, Aug 16- Germany's European Affairs Minister on Tuesday held out the possibility of Britain achieving "special status" in its relationship with the European Union but pressed London to get on with starting talks on leaving the bloc early next year. Michael Roth, Germany's European Affairs minister, said...

  • Rendering of the Hyperloop at a port facility.

    Hyperloop One, a controversial company with big dreams and potentially big legal problems, is planning to develop Hyperloop runs around the world.

  • Elderly people dance during an afternoon get-together in the community room of the Sewanstrasse senior care home in Lichtenberg district.

    Germany's central bank is arguing that the country's retirement age should be raised to 69, getting a frosty response from the government.

  • BERLIN— Germany's central bank is arguing that the country's retirement age should ultimately be lifted another two years to 69, a call that received a frosty response from the government. Since then, there have been periodic calls for people in Europe's biggest economy to work even longer. Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said that the...

  • BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling together top German companies for meetings on how the country can best integrate last year's flood of asylum-seekers into the workplace. Germany registered some 1 million migrants in 2015 alone, and part of Merkel's strategy to deal with the numbers is to help qualified asylum-seekers quickly learn German,...

  • Angela Merkel's approval ratings dip after attacks

    Chancellor Angela Merkel is losing support as two-thirds of Germans say they are unhappy with her refugee policies.

  • Migrants in an overcrowded boat about to capsize are rescued by the Bettica and Bergamini ships of the Italian Navy in the Sicilian Strait (between Libya and Italy) on May 25, 2016.

    Italy is investigating whether Islamic State is involved in organizing the passage of migrants across the Mediterranean.