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  • But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil may have come at a time when Germany's new "Wirtschaftswunder", or economic miracle, is coming to an end.

  • *Outlook for Q3 bleak due to Russia- Ukraine tensions. BERLIN, Aug 14- Europe's largest economy Germany suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent where tougher sanctions against Russia are already fueling business anxiety.

  • *High risk of Russia intervening in Ukraine- NATO head. LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop, with the German DAX market outperforming, after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon.

  • DAX leads European rebound on Ukraine hopes Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine any time soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defense Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilizing.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- European shares rebounded on Monday from a two-week drop after investors concluded Russia would not send troops into Ukraine anytime soon. Late on Friday, Russia's Defence Ministry said it had ended military exercises in southern Russia that the United States had called "provocative." "The Ukraine situation appears to be stabilising.

  • *FTSEurofirst 300 up 1.1 pct, Euro STOXX 50 up 1.2 pct. PARIS, Aug 11- European shares rose in early trade on Monday, bouncing back from a sharp two-week slide and tracking a rally on Wall Street, after investors deemed Moscow was not about to send troops into Ukraine- a move which would intensify sanctions.

  • *Germany is Russia's biggest European Union trade partner. BERLIN, Aug 7- Companies in Germany, Russia's biggest trade partner in the European Union, are starting to feel the pain of a deepening standoff between the West and Moscow, with firms from defence to car manufacturing warning about a hit to business.

  • US spying revelations bring German encryption boom Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 12:46 PM ET

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.— Revelations about the National Security Agency's electronic eavesdropping capabilities have sparked anger in Germany and a boom in encryption services that make it hard for the most sophisticated spies to read emails, listen to calls or comb through texts.

  • ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • Erdogan dominates Turkey's uneven presidential race Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 12:59 AM ET

    ISTANBUL, Aug 4- Cheers erupted from the packed stands when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan scored his third goal in a celebrity soccer match to mark the opening of an Istanbul stadium. His orange jersey bore the number 12, a reminder of Erdogan's ambition to become the nation's 12th president in Turkey's first popular vote for its head of state, on Aug. 10.

  • "It is a really reassuring sign that BlackBerry is now less focused on firefighting and more focused on identifying and building for the long-term into enterprise services," said CCS Insight analyst Geoff Blaber. Still, BlackBerry shares fell 4 percent to $9.54 on Nasdaq and C $10.45 on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

  • BRUSSELS, July 25- When Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans spoke to his European Union peers of his grief and anger over the downing of a Malaysia Airlines airliner over eastern Ukraine, it was a turning point in Europe's approach to Russia.

  • BRUSSELS, July 24- The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks vital to financing Moscow's faltering economy in the most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis under proposals considered by EU governments on Thursday.

  • EU targets state-owned Russia banks in sanctions draft Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    *EU patience with Russia running out. BRUSSELS, July 24- The European Union would target state-owned Russian banks and their ability to finance Moscow's faltering economy in its most serious sanctions so far over the Ukraine crisis under proposals considered by EU governments on Thursday, diplomats said.

  • BERLIN, July 23- For lawmaker Jan van Aken, little symbolizes more potently all that he finds indefensible about Germany's arms exports than the German and French-made anti-tank missile that he was shown in northern Syria. From its serial number, he believes the 1970 s MILAN rocket was sold legitimately by France to then Syrian leader Hafez al-Assad.

  • *Britain: Russia risks becoming' pariah state'. LONDON/ PARIS, July 20- Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. HRABOVE, Ukraine/ WASHINGTON, July 19- U.S.

  • President Barack Obama spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday about the potential need for more sanctions against Russia if it fails to take steps to de-escalate the situation in Ukraine, the White House said.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.

  • Merkel talks tough, but can Europe back it up? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference in Berlin, July 18, 2014.

    It's not clear that the German Chancellor is in a position to actually hit Russia where it would hurt: Its pocketbook.