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  • BERLIN, Dec 9- A group of business executives has urged the Group of 20 leading economies to resist the temptation to take protectionist measures and to foster international economic cooperation. Germany took over the G20 presidency last week, a platform Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use to safeguard multilateral cooperation under threat following...

  • BERLIN, Dec 9- A group of business executives has urged the Group of 20 leading economies to resist the temptation to take protectionist measures and to foster international economic cooperation. Germany took over the G20 presidency last week, a platform Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use to safeguard multilateral cooperation under threat following...

  • BERLIN, Dec 9- A group of business executives has urged the Group of 20 leading economies to resist the temptation to take protectionist measures and to foster international economic cooperation. Germany took over the G20 presidency last week, a platform Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use to safeguard multilateral cooperation under threat following...

  • BERLIN, Dec 9- A group of business executives has urged the Group of 20 leading economies to resist the temptation to take protectionist measures and to foster international economic cooperation. Germany took over the G20 presidency last week, a platform Chancellor Angela Merkel wants to use to safeguard multilateral cooperation under threat following...

  • BERLIN— Russia is trying to destabilize German society with propaganda and cyberattacks ahead of the country's general election, Germany's domestic intelligence agency said Thursday. "There is growing evidence of attempts to influence the federal election next year," said the BfV's head, Hans-Georg Maassen, citing "increasingly aggressive cyberespionage"...

  • Merkel will find 2017 hard, but her party will be on her side: MP

    Ralph Brinkhaus, deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group, adds that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party will support her.

  • Merkel to focus on security, EU in campaign: Expert

    Prof. Jürgen W. Falter, political scientist and far-right expert at University of Mainz, talks about how Angela Merkel is going to garner more support to be re-elected as Germany’s Chancellor.

  • Populist party is challenging all of us Democrats: CDU’s Tauber

    CDU Secretary General, Peter Tauber weighs in on how much a threat the AfD party could be for the CDU party in Germany.

  • Merkel is highly regarded by almost all European leaders: Expert

    Prof. Jürgen W. Falter, political scientist and far-right expert at University of Mainz, says Angela Merkel is convinced that there’s no one else who could fulfil her role in regards to handling the “European theater.”

  • BERLIN— Just a few months ago, German Chancellor Angela Merkel brought together the leaders of the U.S., Britain, France and Italy to discuss the world's crises, a moment captured in a photo of the five seated around a conference table. Many people "feel that the world is in disarray, and they're right," Merkel told a congress of her Christian Democratic Union in Essen.

  • BERLIN— Germany's highest court opened the way on Tuesday for potentially costly compensation claims from electricity companies over the government's abrupt decision in 2011 to shut down several nuclear reactors and accelerate the closure of the rest. Three big power companies went to the Federal Constitutional Court to argue that the decision...

  • BRUSSELS— Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all. While steering away from specifics on what a Brexit deal might look like, Michel Barnier, who took up his post months ago after Britain voted in June to leave the EU, said formal procedures at the start and the end of the talks will cut into the time Britain has to leave...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Italy's largely ceremonial head of state, President Sergio Mattarella, told the prime minister to stay on until parliament had approved the 2017 budget. The referendum, intended to change rules to make Italy more governable, was opposed by right-wing and populist parties, including groups that want Italy...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. ROME, Dec 5- Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a resounding defeat in a referendum over constitutional reform, leaving the euro zone's third-largest economy in political limbo. It is a dramatic loss for Italy's youngest premier, who had been feted around the world...

  • BERLIN, Dec 5- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was saddened by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform that she supported, adding that the vote was a domestic matter that must be respected. Many investors are looking to Merkel for leadership in Europe, fearing instability could reignite a...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Financial markets bounced back later in the morning as European...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement wants 2017 poll. Renzi's emotional, midnight resignation announcement sent the euro lower and jolted stock and bond markets on concerns that early elections could follow, possibly paving the way for an anti-euro party, the 5- Star Movement, to come to power. Even Italy's fragile bank sector, which is looking to raise around...

  • *Anti-establishment 5- Star Movement urges early vote. The euro briefly tumbled overnight to 20- month lows against the dollar, as markets worried that instability could reignite an EU debt crisis and deal a hammer blow to Italy's fragile banking sector, especially the troubled Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena. Yields on Italy's benchmark 10- year bond soared...

  • Italy's president has asked Premier Matteo Renzi to delay stepping down until Parliament can pass a critical budget law due later this month. The presidential palace said Italy's head of state, President Sergio Mattarella, met with Renzi on Monday evening at the presidential palace in Rome. The White House says the results of Italy's referendum shouldn't be...

  • *Foreign investors bought 1.2 trln yen of Japan stocks in 3 weeks. "The biggest beneficiary of this election is the Japanese market," said Jonathan Steinberg, chief executive officer of U.S. asset manager WisdomTree, which manages $38 billion, of which $8 billion is invested in Japan. "The world outside of Japan is understanding that they need to buy Japan, with the...