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  • Senator and Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate John Edwards. Edwards, who was a trial lawyer in North Carolina before his political career was felled by a sex scandal, sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer of San Francisco last Friday, asking to be appointed to the powerful plaintiffs' steering committee.

  • Angela Merkel facing pressure over Germany's migrant crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel nixed her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, and now she faces mounting pressure after critics lash out over immigrant worries.

  • Berlin denies Merkel cancelled Davos over Cologne Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 10:00 AM ET
    Berlin denies Merkel cancelled Davos over Cologne

    The German government denies media reports suggesting Chancellor Angela Merkel nixed her trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos.

  • BUDAPEST, Jan 7- Hungary's prime minister said on Thursday he believed central European countries could reach a deal on Britain's demand to curb benefits for migrant workers from EU countries in a bid to persuade Britons to stay in the European Union. Viktor Orban told a joint news conference after talks with visiting British Prime Minister David Cameron they...

  • LONDON/ WILDBAD KREUTH, Germany, Jan 7- A majority of Britons who have made up their minds would vote to leave the European Union in a forthcoming referendum, making Britain by far the most reluctant member of the 28- nation bloc, an opinion poll published on Thursday showed. As Prime Minister David Cameron pushed for a deal from other EU leaders to improve London's...

  • *Investors in parent Deutsche Telekom express concern. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Jan 7- Deutsche Telekom is facing growing pressure from investors and lawmakers to ensure proper treatment of workers at its American business T-Mobile US. Two major investors in Deutsche Telekom have expressed concern to the company about the treatment of T-Mobile employees,...

  • Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 12:00 AM ET
    Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package

    Police sealed off German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office to check suspicious postal creates left nearby.

  • BERLIN, Jan 5- The deputy parliamentary leader for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives said on Tuesday that the hard line taken by U.S. authorities against Volkswagen could give U.S. automakers a boost at the expense of their German rivals. "Due to the massive claims against VW that are now out there, I'm starting to suspect that the American...

  • *Carmaker employs 270,000 people in Germany. BERLIN, Jan 5- A U.S. lawsuit against Volkswagen has sparked concern among German politicians that a multi-billion-dollar fine could endanger jobs at the country's biggest carmaker. "Of course the news from the United States is worrying to those who are concerned about securing jobs in the German automotive...

  • BERLIN, Jan 1- Germany shut down two train stations in Munich about an hour before midnight on Thursday following a tip from the intelligence service of a friendly country that the Islamic State militant group was planning a suicide bomb attack. The action by German authorities added to jitters in many capitals as Europe ushered in the New Year with heightened...

  • Obama to meet Merkel, attend Hannover trade show in April Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 2:08 PM ET

    HONOLULU, Dec 30- President Barack Obama will travel to Germany in late April to attend the trade show known as the Hannover Messe and to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top ally, the White House said on Wednesday. The trade show is a major event in Germany, attracting some 200,000 people every year, the White House said. "The president's participation- a first for...

  • Not since 1989, the year the Berlin Wall fell and communism crumbled across eastern Europe, has the continent's geopolitical kaleidescope been shaken up so vigorously. The collapse of the Iron Curtain led within two years to the agreement to create a single European currency and, over the following 15 years, to the eastward enlargement of the EU and NATO up to...

  • Italy's Renzi blasts German policies at EU summit Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 12:16 PM ET

    BRUSSELS, Dec 18- Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi openly attacked German policies at a European Union summit on Friday, criticising Berlin's stance on banking, energy, migration and Greece. Italy, a frontline state in the migration crisis, has become increasingly frustrated with the bloc's response. It is also critical of new rules to increase the euro...

  • Merkel migration policy a threat to EU: Farage Friday, 18 Dec 2015 | 3:11 AM ET
    Merkel migration policy a threat to EU: Farage

    UKIP leader Nigel Farage suggests German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put the EU in danger by failing to properly vet the staggering number of incoming refugees and migrants.

  • UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels Thursday, 17 Dec 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    UK set for tense dinner date in Brussels

    U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron will discuss demands for reforms in the European Union.

  • BERLIN, Dec 16- Germany signalled its readiness on Wednesday to be "extremely helpful" to Prime Minister David Cameron in his quest to renegotiate Britain's membership of the European Union. Speaking before EU leaders debate Cameron's EU reform demands on Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel called Britain a "natural ally" and described the benefits British...

  • KARLSRUHE, Germany, Dec 16- With a rousing speech in defence of her refugee policies, Angela Merkel fended off a challenge from conservative critics this week, reasserting control over her party and bolstering her case for a fourth term as German chancellor in 2017.. But the meeting of her Christian Democratic Union in the southern city of Karlsruhe may also be...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built- or rebuilt- alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest...

  • KARLSRUHE, Germany, Dec 14- Europe has not yet overcome the euro zone crisis and mistakes made by the founders of the currency project still need to be addressed, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

  • PARIS, Dec 11- From storming the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris to handing out condoms to bureaucrats in the suburbs, climate change activists stepped up public stunts on Friday in a last-ditch bid to get negotiators to agree a powerful accord. Seeking to step up pressure to deliver an' ambitious' agreement, Greenpeace activists abseiled off the top of the Arc de...