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Angela Merkel formally voted into third term as German chancellor

Today, the German Parliament confirmed arguably the most powerful leader in Europe for a new term.
Posted In: Angela Merkel, Germany, Europe

Germany to get a new coalition government for Weihnachten

The lynchpin of the European economy is now on track for a new government by Christmas.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, nuclear energy

UAW and Volkswagen in talks to unionize U.S. car plant

'Worker's councils' will be like labor unions-lite.
Posted In: bbc, Volkswagen, unions, autoworkers

Euro zone grows after six quarters of contraction

It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one.
Posted In: Euro Eurozone, Europe

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment, Eurozone, ECB

German railway plans to combat graffiti with drones

While the debate continues over domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., Germany is considering using drones to stop graffiti artists in their tracks.
Posted In: drones, graffiti, Germany

Mighty Germany gets a wake up call about unemployment

The number of unemployed Germans rose more than four times what analysts had expected in May. Still Europe's largest economy held onto its jobless rate of 6.9 percent -- lower than the majority of euro zone countries.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, Europe debt crisis

Germany backs off EU solar panel 'dumping' investigation

European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power

Lufthansa strike grounds hundreds of flights

Ground staff at Lufthansa, Germany's biggest airline, walked off the job Monday on a one-day strike that prompted the company to cancel most of the day's scheduled flights.
Posted In: airline industry, Germany, Airlines

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