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  • German leader: US spy reports serious if true

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are proven true, it would be a "clear contradiction" of trust between the allies. Speaking at a news conference in China, Merkel made her first public...

  • Broken trust: Germany's Angela Merkel takes advantage of Chinese trade mission to condemn new allegations of U.S. spying operations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called reports of clandestine U.S. intelligence operations in her government a "clear contradiction" of a "trusting cooperation" between the U.S. and Germany.

  • German industry production down 3rd straight month

    BERLIN (AP) — German industrial output fell sharply in May, a third consecutive drop that suggests Europe's biggest economy and engine of growth lost steam in the second quarter amid slowing business in China and tensions over Ukraine. The 1.8 percent drop compared with the previous month...

  • Merkel slams industrial spying on China visit

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized industrial spying Monday while on a visit to China, which Germany and other governments have cited as a global center for economic espionage. Merkel did not single out China in her comments, which came during a news conference with...

  • Germany beats France 1-0, reaches World Cup semis

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It just wouldn't be the World Cup without Germany in the semifinals. Harnessing all their big-game experience, the Germans delivered a performance of maturity and efficiency to hold off France 1-0 on Friday and become the first team to reach four straight semifinals in...

  • Germany summons US envoy over spy case

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany. U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson was called in "in...

  • Report: NSA targeted German privacy activist

    BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Thursday that users and supporters of a popular online anonymity tool are among those automatically singled out for special attention by U.S. security services. The report by public broadcasters WDR and NDR says the code from the National Security Agency's...

  • German Parliament OKs national minimum wage

    BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers on Thursday approved the introduction of the country's first national minimum wage, a triumph for its main center-left party that a long-skeptical Chancellor Angela Merkel described as a "painful" political compromise. Most workers in Europe's biggest economy...

  • German minister backs weapons-capable drones

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's defense minister wants to buy weapons-capable drones to protect soldiers from attack, drawing criticism in a country where the U.S. use of drones to kill terror suspects has caused unease. Ursula von der Leyen told lawmakers Wednesday that the German military has had...

  • German unemployment rate down to 6.5 percent

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's unemployment rate edged downward to 6.5 percent in June but remained steady when adjusted for seasonal factors, according to official figures released Tuesday. About 31,900 fewer people were without work compared with May, when the unemployment rate was 6.6 percent,...

  • Germany ready to suffer costs for Russia sanctions

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister says his country won't let business concerns get in the way of fresh sanctions against Russia, should they become necessary. The European Union has threatened to impose a third round of sanctions against Moscow unless Russia uses its influence to stop...

  • After Verizon, Germany mulls axing foreign tech

    BERLIN (AP) — First Verizon got the boot, now the German government is considering pulling the plug on foreign companies that provide hardware for official communication networks. An Interior Ministry spokesman says Germany is examining which devices can be used if it wants to keep critical...

  • BRAZIL BEAT: Argentina's 'el Pocho' lightens mood

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — When the coach needs to lighten up, squirt some water on him. That's what Ezequiel Lavezzi did during Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria, and his teammates seem to think it's a good idea. Lavezzi, a known jokester, was receiving instructions from Alejandro Sabella...

  • NSA fears prompt Germany to end Verizon contract

    BERLIN (AP) — The German government is ending a contract with Verizon over fears the company could be letting U.S. intelligence agencies eavesdrop on sensitive communications, officials said Thursday. The New York-based company has for years provided Internet services to a number of...

  • For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It's not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister David Cameron, it evokes proud family memories of valor tempered by sorrow....



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