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Germany

Merkel supports Ukraine power decentralization
German Chancellor Angela Merkel upholds the idea of the decentralization of power in Ukraine as a path to resolving the ongoing conflict in the east of the country, she said while on a visit to Kiev Saturday.

23.08.2014 14:15

Misplacing history: Berlin loses track of huge 3.5-ton Lenin head
A piece of history lost, buried, or possibly stolen: German officials admitted they cannot locate Berlin’s famous statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin. Some claim the inability to find the monument is politicized – others boast having a “treasure map.”

23.08.2014 02:39

Putin to Merkel: Further delays of aid delivery to Ukraine would have been unacceptable
Further delays in the delivery of Russian aid to eastern Ukraine, which is facing a humanitarian disaster, would have been unacceptable, President Vladimir Putin has said in a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

22.08.2014 16:18

Germany blames Ukraine crisis for unexpected slowdown
The sudden contraction of the German economy in the second quarter could be caused by Russian sanctions and the erosion of confidence from the crisis in Ukraine, the German Finance Ministry said on Friday.

22.08.2014 11:49

Crematorium worker allowed to keep money from gold teeth sales
A local court in Germany rejected a lawsuit from a cemetery, which demanded that a crematorium employee pay damages for about $800,000 he made from secretly selling gold extracted from the remains of incinerated clients.

21.08.2014 19:54

​NSA, BND and MIT: Whose Big Brother is watching whom?
When news broke last summer that a certain NSA contractor had "leaked" an inordinate amount of secret data to various media outlets, global public opinion suddenly realized that the world we live in today does resemble the Orwellian dystopia 1984.

20.08.2014 12:00

​What does CETA, the ‘Wayne Gretzky of trade deals,’ hold for Europe?
A couple of weeks ago the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung claimed that Germany was refusing to sign off the Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement (CETA).

19.08.2014 09:33

​Turkey: German spying ‘unacceptable’ if confirmed
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has called in Germany’s ambassador in Ankara to explain media reports that Germany’s secret services had been spying on its NATO ally.

18.08.2014 11:01

‘Some progress reached’: Berlin talks yield no quick fix for Ukraine crisis
The second round of talks in Berlin over the Ukrainian crisis has brought no immediate results. However, the foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France said “some progress” had been made on important issues.

17.08.2014 17:18

Germany tapped John Kerry’s phone, spied on Turkey for years - report
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped at least one telephone conversation of US Secretary of State John Kerry and spied on NATO ally Turkey since 2009, Der Spiegel newspaper revealed on Saturday.

16.08.2014 18:45

Turnabout’s fair play? Germany intercepts Hillary Clinton phone call
Germany's foreign intelligence agency intercepted at least one phone call made by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to German media reports. Her phone was tapped “accidentally” while she was on a US government plane.

15.08.2014 20:43

Identify your spy: Germany asks other countries for names of secret agents
Germany is asking foreign diplomatic missions to reveal the names of secret service agents working in the country, a report states. It comes amid the spy row between Berlin and Washington, following revelations from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

11.08.2014 02:31

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