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  • *Draghi to defend ECB policies in Bundestag this week. BERLIN, Sept 25- Michael Stuebgen, a conservative member of the German parliament, was speaking with the head of a local savings bank recently about the European Central Bank's quantitative easing program. Stuebgen, a spokesman on European affairs for Chancellor Angela Merkel's party in the Bundestag,...

  • BERLIN— German and French economic and financial leaders are meeting for talks focused on the strengthening of growth and investment in Europe, and the impact of Britain's vote to leave the European Union. The Berlin talks Friday, a regular meeting of the Franco-German Financial and Economic Council founded in 1988, brings together the economy and finance...

  • BERLIN/ MOSCOW, Sept 21- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday as he headed to trade talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that he favoured lifting EU sanctions on Moscow but that would require progress on peace in Ukraine. Soon afterwards, conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatists, but a fragile...

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favored lifting EU sanctions on Russia but that would require progress on peace in Ukraine. The European Union imposed the sanctions after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in 2014.

  • BERLIN, Sept 21- German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, heading to Moscow for talks about trade with President Vladimir Putin, said on Wednesday he favored a lifting of EU sanctions on Russia but that would require making progress on peace in Ukraine. Soon afterwards, conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine between government forces and separatists who the West...

  • LONDON, Sept 20- Shares hit pause and the dollar lost ground against the yen on Tuesday, as investors awaited the outcomes of Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan meetings that will both conclude on Wednesday. Nagging doubts about the firepower left available to top central banks and a slip in oil prices made for another subdued start in Europe as the STOXX 600 dipped...

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • *Party approval opens way for Germany to back accord. WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany appeared set on Monday to back an ambitious trade accord between the European Union and Canada after the leader of the Social Democrats, junior partner in the ruling coalition, overcame left-wing resistance to the deal within his party. The SPD decision paves the way for EU...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany's vice chancellor has secured the backing of his Social Democrats to vote in favour of a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, a person present at the party's convention on Monday told Reuters. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also economy minister, has championed the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, the EU's most...

  • Consumer rights activists take part in a march to protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) in Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2016.

    Politicians have been bought off by big corporations, demonstrators said in Berlin, and that's why they push so hard for free trade agreements.

  • *Says takes her share of responsibility for Berlin loss. *CDU slumps to post-unification low in Berlin city vote. BERLIN, Sept 19- Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she would turn back time if she could to better prepare Germany for last year's migrant influx, striking a conciliatory tone and taking some blame for her party's drubbing in a Berlin city vote on...

  • Heavily armed police in Viernheim, Germany

    The drubbing at the polls received by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party over the weekend reflects Europeans’ growing distain for their established political parties.

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, Sept 19- Germany's Vice Chancellor has won over an important critic in his Social Democrats party ahead of a crucial vote on a trade deal between the European Union and Canada, raising the chances that Europe's biggest economy will back the accord. However Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany's economy minister, has championed CETA and says it...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Germany's benchmark 10- year bond yield rose on Monday, holding above zero percent with the market's focus fixed on central bank meetings in Washington and Tokyo this week. Analysts said that what the BOJ says and does could have ramifications for euro zone bond markets since the European Central Bank is in the midst of its own QE program and there...

  • LONDON, Sept 19- Germany's benchmark 10- year bond yield held just above zero percent on Monday as the market's focus was firmly fixed on central bank meetings in Washington and Tokyo this week. Analysts said what the BOJ says and does could have ramifications for euro zone bond markets since the European Central Bank is in the midst of its own QE program and there...

  • (L-R) French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi address a press conference ahead of talks following the Brexit referendum at the chancellery in Berlin, on June 27, 2016.

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday after an EU summit in Bratislava.

  • Czech Republic's Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the government headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic August 25, 2016.

    The result is set to raise pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel, with more sniping expected from her CSU allies in Bavaria.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is set for further losses in regional elections in the capital of Berlin on Sunday.

  • BERLIN, Sept 17- Tens of thousands of people protested in European cities on Saturday against planned free trade deals with the United States and Canada they say would undermine democracy and lower food safety, environmental and labour standards. Organisers-- an alliance of environmental groups, labour unions and opposition parties-- said 320,000 people took...

  • News overnight that the U.S. Department of Justice proposed Deutsche pay $14 billion in a settlement over claims that the German bank missold mortgage-backed securities sent financial stocks across Europe tumbling amid worries others could also be clobbered. Europe overall has also lagged the rest of the world, with market falls of almost 4 percent in Italy,...