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Merkel 4.0: centre stage in a turbulent world

Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into a fourth term with no shortage of global challenges in her in-tray, as a world beset by crises increasingly looks to Europe's most powerful woman to take centre stage.

China rises at Frankfurt car show

Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe the chance to step into the limelight was not to be missed.

High-stakes election for Germany's long-term unemployed

Dozens of unemployed people troop into a church in the working-class Garath district of Duesseldorf, western Germany each Friday to load up on donated food, a small gesture towards those left by the wayside in a booming economy.

Brexit could bring 100,000 jobs to Frankfurt

The expected mass exodus of UK-based bankers because of Brexit could bring up to 100,000 new jobs to Germany's Frankfurt region over the next four years, according to a study published on Friday.

Erdogan urges «slap» for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a «slap» to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the «unprecedented» meddling.

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Loew celebrates 100th victory

Germany coach Joachim Loew celebrated the 100th victory as coach of the German soccer team. The record was collected thanks to the victory against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Loew is the leader of the German team with 150 games and has always reached at least the semifinals of each tournament in the last decade.

Robben hits Bayern's winner in nine-goal thriller

Arjen Robben scored a superb solo goal in the 95th-minute to seal Bayern Munich's dramatic 5-4 comeback win at RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga's electric top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.

Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests

Turkey on Thursday condemned Germany for granting political asylum to numerous military personnel and their families with alleged links to last year's failed coup, saying the move risked harming relations.

German industrial output, trade surplus slip in March

Industrial production declined slightly and the trade surplus narrowed for Germany in March, official data showed Monday, although overall Europe's largest economy enjoyed a strong first quarter.

Darmstadt relegated from Bundesliga

Bottom side Darmstadt were relegated from the Bundesliga on Saturday after Torsten Frings' team were beaten 1-0 at champions Bayern Munich.

Swiss spy «ran mole» in German tax office

A Swiss spy allegedly monitoring German finance officials who hunt cross-border tax cheats also ran a mole in a state finance ministry office, media reports said Thursday.

BMW to recall nearly 200,000 cars in China

German luxury carmaker BMW will recall nearly 200,000 vehicles in China because of flawed airbags, according to the country's quality regulator and the company.

Rosberg foils Hamilton to claim maiden title

Nico Rosberg clinched his maiden world title on Sunday, finishing second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite Lewis Hamilton ignoring team orders in his quest to foil the German.

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