Germany

Country Germany
Capital Berlin
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages German

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As Europe's largest economy and second most populous nation (after Russia), Germany is a key member of the continent's economic, political, and defense organizations. European power struggles immersed Germany in two devastating World Wars in the first half of the 20th century and left the country occupied by the victorious Allied powers of the US, UK, France, and the Soviet Union in 1945. With the advent of the Cold War, two German states were formed in 1949: the western Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) and the eastern German Democratic Republic (GDR). The democratic FRG embedded itself in key Western economic and security organizations, the EC, which became the EU, and NATO, while the Communist GDR was on the front line of the Soviet-led Warsaw Pact. The decline of the USSR and the end of the Cold War allowed for German unification in 1990. Since then, Germany has expended considerable funds to bring Eastern productivity and wages up to Western standards. In January 1999, Germany and 10 other EU countries introduced a common European exchange currency, the euro.

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Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U-21 Championship semi as it happened - The Guardian

The Guardian

Germany beat England on penalties in Euro U-21 Championship semi as it happened
The Guardian
It was a fair result, too, as Germany were the better team throughout the match and would have won in normal time if not for shoddy finishing. That is not to say England were without merit, however, as there were some individual performances from them ...
England U21 2-2 Germany U21 (3-4 pens)BBC Sport
England vs Germany U21s: Euro 2017 semi-final preview, prediction, team news, line-ups, start time, live, TV, head ...Evening Standard
Germany haven't even practised taking penalties ahead of England showdown in Euro U21s, says coach Stefan KuntzThe Sun
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Snap vote: German lawmakers to vote on same-sex marriage - CNN

CNN

Snap vote: German lawmakers to vote on same-sex marriage
CNN
(CNN) German lawmakers will decide Friday whether to legalize same-sex marriage, according to CNN affiliate NTV. The snap vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that she would like to see parliament move towards a "vote of ...
Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage voteBBC News
Angela Merkel Eases Resistance to Same-Sex Marriage in GermanyNew York Times
Angela Merkel signals change in stance on gay marriage in GermanyThe Guardian
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Germany beats England on penalties, into U21 Euros final - News & Observer

News & Observer

Germany beats England on penalties, into U21 Euros final
News & Observer
Germany inflicted another penalty-shootout loss on fierce soccer rival England, this time in the semifinals of the Under-21 European Championship on Tuesday. Goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck saved from Nathan Redmond to clinch a 4-3 shootout win for the ...
England lose to Germany on penalties in European U21 Championship semi-finalThe Guardian
England pay the penalty against dominant Germany in Euro U21 semi-final shoot-outThe Independent
Germany goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck stuffed notes in his socks to help in penalty shootout win over EnglandThe Sun
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Germany vs. Spain: 2017 European U21 Championship Final Schedule and Prediction - Bleacher Report

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Germany vs. Spain: 2017 European U21 Championship Final Schedule and Prediction
Bleacher Report
Germany will face Spain in the final of the 2017 UEFA U21 European Championship on Friday, June 30, after both teams won their semi-final matches on Tuesday. A Saul Niguez hat-trick helped Spain beat Italy 3-1 at the Krakow Stadium in Krakow, Poland.
Spain U21 3-1 Italy U21BBC Sport

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Germany to Create National Diesel Forum to Cut Emissions - New York Times

Reuters

Germany to Create National Diesel Forum to Cut Emissions
New York Times
BERLIN Germany's transport and environment ministers announced a joint plan on Tuesday to find ways to reduce pollution from diesel engines, which has become a sensitive subject since the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The move comes as sales of ...
Germany moves to crack down on vehicle emissionsReuters
Germany to set up new emissions testing body after Volkswagen scandalEconomic Times

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Germany must stop Chicharito to beat Mexico - Benjamin Henrichs - ESPN FC

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Germany must stop Chicharito to beat Mexico - Benjamin Henrichs
ESPN FC
SOCHI, Russia -- Germany defender Benjamin Henrichs has warned that Die Mannschaft need to keep a close eye on his Bayer Leverkusen teammate Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez in Thursday's Confederations Cup semifinal against Mexico.

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US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross abruptly cancels trip to Germany - CNBC

CNBC

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross abruptly cancels trip to Germany
CNBC
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has at the last minute pulled out of a trip to Germany on Tuesday, the German economy ministry said, not giving a reason for the cancellation which comes at a time of friction with Washington over trade policy. He ...
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross cancels trip to Germany ...The Independent

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Turkey's Presidential Guards Not Allowed At G-20 Summit, Germany Says - NPR

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Turkey's Presidential Guards Not Allowed At G-20 Summit, Germany Says
NPR
Security will be tight for next month's Group of 20 summit in Hamburg. Most leaders are bringing their own security detail. But Germany told Turkey's president that his guards aren't welcome. DAVID GREENE, HOST: And let's go to Germany now, where fear ...
Erdogan's bodyguards 'not welcome in Germany' after DC brawlCNN
Germany says Turkish bodyguards involved in DC skirmish 'won't set foot on German soil'Washington Post
Germany warns Erdogan bodyguards not to attend G20BBC News
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Wimbledon 2017: Germany launches quest to find next Steffi Graf and Boris Becker - Firstpost

Firstpost

Wimbledon 2017: Germany launches quest to find next Steffi Graf and Boris Becker
Firstpost
Berlin: When Wimbledon got underway 25 years ago the reigning men's and women's champions were German but since then the country, once a tennis powerhouse, has yet to find another champion to succeed Michael Stich and Steffi Graf in London.

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Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation - Economic Times

Economic Times

Germany urges all sides in Qatar crisis to talk, avoid escalation
Economic Times
He said Iran and Germany remained "worlds apart" on Israel's right to exist, which he called "non-negotiable", but that he and Zarif had had open discussions about that issue and many others. Gabriel said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was trying to ...
Germany, Iran call for negotiations in crisis with QatarSalt Lake Tribune
Germany: We're 'worlds apart' from Iran on IsraelArutz Sheva

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