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  • Merkel and Trump started a process with mutual reassurance

    Norbert Röttgen, CDU politician and chairman of the committee on foreign affairs, speaks about Angela Merkel's recent meeting with Donald Trump.

  • ROME, March 23- European leaders hope to paper over simmering disputes when they meet in Rome on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of union, but with Britain filing for divorce next week, the mood will be sombre and unity under strain. Theresa May, who next Wednesday will launch a two-year countdown to Brexit, will be conspicuous by her absence in Rome, as the other 27 EU...

  • BERLIN, March 23- Germany's rich have been getting richer and its poor poorer, a government report seen by Reuters shows, all-but shattering the popular global image of a wealthy country with equal access to high-paying jobs in a robust labor market. Refugees-- 890,000 of whom arrived in Germany in 2015-- were included in the report, and the ministry said it believed...

  • Schulz would not be the right replacement for Merkel because of his choice to prioritize the needs of Greek communists over German taxpayers; Spahn.

  • ROME, March 23- European leaders hope to paper over simmering disputes when they meet in Rome on Saturday to celebrate 60 years of union but with Britain filing for divorce next week, the mood will be sombre and unity under strain. Theresa May, who next Wednesday will launch a two-year countdown to Brexit, will be conspicuous by her absence in Rome, as the other 27 EU...

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives to testify before a parliament inquiry committee in Berlin, Germany, March 8, 2017.

    Germany's large current account surplus is the result of the competitiveness of the German economy though will shrink in coming years; finance ministry.

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting creditor...

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting...

  • Prime Minister Antonio Costa described Jeroen Dijsselbloem's remarks as "racist, xenophobic and sexist" and said Europe would lose credibility if the Dutchman did not step down. The spat has reawakened simmering anger in southern Europe over the harsh austerity some of their countries went through under bailouts during the euro zone debt crisis, pitting...

  • Three main reasons behind the rise of Martin Schulz: EIU

    Emily Mansfield, Europe analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses Martin Schulz's prospects in the upcoming German election.

  • Schulz a member of the political elite, not an outsider: German deputy FinMin

    Germany's Deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn says that Martin Schulz has been a "better friend to the communists in Athens than to the German taxpayer."

  • We have a trade surplus - but also lots of FDIs - with the US: CDU/CSU Deputy Chair

    CDU/CSU Deputy Chairman Michael Fuchs weighs in on Germany's trading relationship with the U.S. and the recent meeting between the two countries' leaders.

  • WASHINGTON— As FBI Director James Comey was in the hot seat, being grilled on Russia's interference in the 2016 election, the White House was busy trolling him on Twitter. The episode resulted in a real-time fact-checking of President Donald Trump by the FBI director— an unprecedented moment that put a sharp focus on a pattern of misstatements and...

  • Italy hosts the annual meeting of seven of the world's biggest industrialised economies in the town of Taormina in Sicily on May 26-27. "Japan and Europe must collaborate with the United States to continue to hold high the free-trade flag," Abe said. As well as Japan, Italy and the United States, the G7 comprises Britain, France, Canada and Germany.

  • BERLIN, March 21- Germany should send a new message to the European Union that investment is more important than austerity, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in a guest article to be published in the conservative daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Wednesday. Germany is gearing up to for what is expected to be a close-run federal election in September...

  • ATHENS, Greece— Police in Greece were contacting Tuesday the targets of eight parcel bombs addressed to European finance officials and businesses in various European countries, after the devices were discovered and neutralized at a postal sorting office near Athens. Monday's discovery came after letter bombs were sent in recent days to the German Finance...

  • *Far-right candidate Le Pen, centrist Macron in the lead. "You are failing by twisting the truth," Macron told Le Pen when she talked about a rise of radical Islam in France and said he was in favour of the burkini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women that stirred much controversy in France last summer. Later in the debate, National Front leader Le Pen mocked...

  • Dairy and autos: Japan and the EU talk trade

    Sheila Smith of the Council on Foreign Relations says political momentum might drive the conversation between Japanese and European leaders.

  • PARIS, March 20- France and Japan support a "free and open maritime order" in the Asia-Pacific region, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said after talks with French President Francois Hollande on Monday. The message seemed aimed at China, which claims almost all the South China Sea and which has fueled concern in Japan and the West with its growing military...

  • FBI Director James Comey (L) and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers arrive to speak during the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on Russian actions during the 2016 election campaign on March 20, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    Here's why Russian President Vladimir Putin is benefiting from allegations of election tampering, James Stavridis says.