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Turkey Frees German-Turkish Journalist after Year in Jail

Turkey on Friday freed a German-Turkish journalist held for more than a year in jail without facing trial, in a surprise move which may help repair severely eroded ties between Ankara and Berlin.

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German Industrial Output Falls in December

German industrial production lost some momentum in December, but not enough to cloud the generally bright outlook for Europe's largest economy, official data showed Wednesday.

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Confidence Grows for Deal on New Merkel Government

Talks between the top German parties on forming a new government for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term spilled into overtime Monday but confidence appeared to be growing they would strike a deal.

More than four months after Germany's general election, marathon weekend negotiations failed to yield the desired breakthrough on all outstanding differences. However both sides sounded upbeat about the chance for an agreement by a self-imposed Tuesday deadline.

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Man Rams Car into German Party HQ in 'Suicide Attempt'

A 58-year-old man tried to commit suicide on Christmas Eve by ramming his car into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party in Berlin, police said on Monday.

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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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