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Germany's SPD Says Ready for Talks to End Political Crisis

Germany moved a step towards resolving its political crisis Friday when the Social Democrats (SPD) said they were ready to hold talks with caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a sign they might offer the veteran leader their key support.

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Germany Struggles to Emerge from Crisis after Govt. Talks Collapse

Germany's president was to start a difficult round of talks with party leaders Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks.

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Germany Celebrates 500 Years since Reformation

Germany on Tuesday celebrates 500 years since theologian Martin Luther nailed his "95 theses" to a church door, marking the start of the Reformation that created the Protestant church and transformed European society.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will attend a service at the same church where Luther is said to have first displayed his list of criticisms of the Catholic Church in 1517.

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German Trade Surplus Widens in June

Germany's trade surplus grew in June, official figures showed Tuesday, while saber rattling continues in Washington and Brussels over possible U.S. protectionist moves.

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German Business Confidence Hits Record High in July

Confidence among German business leaders hit a "euphoric" all-time high in July, the Munich-based Ifo institute said, beating analysts' expectations of a small decline.

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Germany Vows to Overhaul Turkey Ties as Row Escalates

Germany on Thursday vowed stinging measures impacting tourism and investment in Turkey and a full "overhaul" of their troubled relations, signaling its patience had snapped after Ankara's arrests of human rights activists.

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German Unemployment Hits New Low in May

Unemployment in Germany hit a new historic low in May, official data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that Europe's largest economy remains in rude health.

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Analysts: Germany on Track for Record-Breaking Growth Streak

The German economy expanded sharply in the first three months of 2017, official data showed Friday, putting Europe's powerhouse on track to beat a late-1970s record for its longest-ever recovery.

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German 'Refugee' Soldier Case Lays Bare Asylum Chaos

The bizarre case of a German soldier who registered as a Syrian refugee has exposed failings in Germany's handling of a mass influx of over a million asylum-seekers since 2015.

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Merkel Cheers Poll Win as 'Schulz Effect' Fizzles

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

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