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Germany Lifts Economic Outlook, But Says Better Is Needed

Germany Lifts Economic Outlook, But Says Better Is Needed

Germany’s government raised its growth projection for this year and pledged investment to keep Europe’s largest economy competitive as it turns more digital and climate-aware, and its population ages.
German $55 Billion Plan to Scrap Coal Clears Cabinet Hurdle

German $55 Billion Plan to Scrap Coal Clears Cabinet Hurdle

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved legislation that sets out the timetable to close more than 100 coal power plants across Germany, cementing the essence of a program to make Europe’s biggest
Merkel’s Partner Wants to Forget Talk of Ditching Coalition

Merkel’s Partner Wants to Forget Talk of Ditching Coalition

Talk of bringing down Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government or demanding huge concessions has all but evaporated as Germany’s Social Democrats gathered for another round of coalition talks.
Close Merkel Ally Hospitalised After Trip, Head-First Fall From Stage at Tech Summit

Close Merkel Ally Hospitalised After Trip, Head-First Fall From Stage at Tech Summit

Germany's economy minister fell badly as he left a stage Tuesday during an event at which he was presenting a European digital cloud project.
Bavaria Seeks Fast-Track German Coal Exit in Snub to Merkel Plan

Bavaria Seeks Fast-Track German Coal Exit in Snub to Merkel Plan

Bavaria, Germany’s industrial powerhouse, wants the nation to stop burning coal by 2030, eight years before Chancellor Angela Merkel’s deadline.
Merkel’s Successor Is Firefighting After Power Grab Falters

Merkel’s Successor Is Firefighting After Power Grab Falters

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is fighting to preserve her position as Angela Merkel’s heir apparent after her attempts to accelerate the transfer of power backfired.
Pound Strengthens as Delay to Exit Gains Traction: Brexit Update

Pound Strengthens as Delay to Exit Gains Traction: Brexit Update

Parliament is inching toward a plan to delay Brexit as a way of preventing a chaotic no-deal departure. The pound rose.
Germany is freezing arms sales to Saudi Arabia until Riyadh tells the truth

Germany is freezing arms sales to Saudi Arabia until Riyadh tells the truth

In the wake of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the eventual admission by Saudi Arabia that he’d been murdered in its Istanbul…
Erdogan Lashing Out Leaves Little Room to End Turkey’s Crisis Quickly

Erdogan Lashing Out Leaves Little Room to End Turkey’s Crisis Quickly

Investors hoping for signs of a resolution to Turkey’s market rout and tensions with the U.S. got little to be optimistic about in speeches Sunday by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Erdogan Defiant While Turkey Slips Toward Financial Crisis

Erdogan Defiant While Turkey Slips Toward Financial Crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is showing no signs of backing down in a standoff with the U.S. that rattled markets. As investors worry about Turkey sliding toward a full-blown financial
EU Counts Its Trade Blessings After Striking Deal With Trump

EU Counts Its Trade Blessings After Striking Deal With Trump

The European Union appears to have won a big trade-war ceasefire with the U.S. for a small price -- at least in the short term.
Carmakers Surge After Trump Agrees to Put Car Tariffs on Hold

Carmakers Surge After Trump Agrees to Put Car Tariffs on Hold

European carmakers surged after President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to declare a ceasefire in their trade spat while they negotiate lower barriers to
EU Braces for Trump Broadside as Deadline for Steel Tariff Looms

EU Braces for Trump Broadside as Deadline for Steel Tariff Looms

The European Union is bracing for a trade offensive from President Donald Trump, amid a report the U.S. is poised to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the bloc.
EU Seeks Last-Minute Tariff Reprieve to Avoid Trade Tensions

EU Seeks Last-Minute Tariff Reprieve to Avoid Trade Tensions

The European Union is seeking a last-minute deal with the U.S. to avoid inflaming global trade tensions as President Donald Trump prepares to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports at the end of
Here's How the EU Will Punch Back Against Trump Trade Tariffs

Here's How the EU Will Punch Back Against Trump Trade Tariffs

President Donald Trump will decide by midnight Monday if the U.S. will slap permanent aluminum and steel tariffs on the European Union, inflaming trans-Atlantic tensions and raising the chances of a
At Least Macron Got a Kiss: Now Merkel's Up to Sway Trump

At Least Macron Got a Kiss: Now Merkel's Up to Sway Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has one advantage when she meets Donald Trump to discuss a host of conflicts: expectations she can sway the U.S. president are close to zero.
Macron and Merkel May Find They Can Agree With Trump on China

Macron and Merkel May Find They Can Agree With Trump on China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron will attempt a pincer movement on Donald Trump, with China emerging as the likely target of their joint effort to avert a trade war
Germany at Odds With France Over Tariffs on U.S. Cars

Germany at Odds With France Over Tariffs on U.S. Cars

Germany is willing to offer the U.S. concessions to stop President Donald Trump from slapping tariffs on European steel and aluminum, exposing a divide with France on how to avert a trade war.
There’s a New Center of Power in Germany

There’s a New Center of Power in Germany

To gauge the balance of power in Angela Merkel’s new government, look at where she’s placed her top political fixer.
Merkel Ally Urges EU-U.S. Cooperation to Tackle ‘Unfair’ China Practices

Merkel Ally Urges EU-U.S. Cooperation to Tackle ‘Unfair’ China Practices

Europe should use a reprieve with President Donald Trump in a simmering trade conflict to convince the U.S. to team up against China’s potentially “unfair” trade practices, according to a German