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's Bishops Apologize for Sex Abuse and Pledge to Pursue Justice - New York Times

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Germany's Bishops Apologize for Sex Abuse and Pledge to Pursue Justice
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BERLIN — The head of the German Bishops' Conference apologized on Tuesday for the “pain and suffering” caused by the Catholic Church's decades-long failure to take abuse of children at the hands of clergy members seriously enough, and pledged to ...
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Germany, Saudi Arabia end diplomatic row - Deutsche Welle

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Germany, Saudi Arabia end diplomatic row
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A German government document also showed that Berlin recently authorized a delivery of weapons to Saudi Arabia after agreeing to halt arms sales to other countries involved in the Yemen conflict. Al-Jubeir said he welcomed Germany's statement and ...
Germany, Saudi Arabia Agree to Turn Page on Diplomatic DisputeVoice of America
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'We must move now into doing mode': Germany's political mess is annoying business leaders - CNBC

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'We must move now into doing mode': Germany's political mess is annoying business leaders
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's position is looking weaker-than-ever and German business leaders are worried about it. Leading a fractious coalition government since voters delivered a hung parliament during Germany's last election in October 2017, ...
Germany's Merkel weakened by fall of long-serving allyReuters
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After three decades and trillions in investment, East Germany still trails West - euronews

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After three decades and trillions in investment, East Germany still trails West
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The release of the annual 'Unity' study by the German government has shown that wages are still far lower in most Eastern states when compared with the West. Averaging around 15% lower than the west which for many indicates that the growth bubble may ...



Trump accused Germany of becoming 'totally dependent' on Russian energy at the UN The Germans just smirked. - Washington Post

Washington Post

Trump accused Germany of becoming 'totally dependent' on Russian energy at the UN The Germans just smirked.
Washington Post
One of them captured the amused reactions of the German delegation as Trump said: “Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course. Here in the Western Hemisphere, we are committed to maintaining ...
At UN, Trump hails Poland, slams Germany over Russian energy relianceReuters
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Experience, stability bolster Germany's Euro 2024 bid - Sport24

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Experience, stability bolster Germany's Euro 2024 bid
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Berlin - With a long history of hosting major sporting events, Germany makes a solid case for hosting the Euro 2024 finals, with the winning bid to be announced Thursday. Here are the pros and cons of Germany's bid: Big events, big stage. Germany has ...
Erdogan defends footballer Ozil ahead of Germany tripBBC News
Successful Euro 2024 bid can help unite Germany, says Philipp LahmThe Indian Express
Lahm-led Germany against Turkey in race to host Euro 2024Sportskeeda

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Germany's surging far-right party is trying to attract an unlikely group of voters: Jews - Washington Post

Washington Post

Germany's surging far-right party is trying to attract an unlikely group of voters: Jews
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COLOGNE, Germany — Judging from some of the headlines the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has prompted, one wouldn't assume that it's also seeking to be an alternative for Germany's Jewish voters. For instance, party leader Alexander ...
AfD's Jews say German far-right party isn't anti-SemiticDeutsche Welle
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Face Paint, Balloons and 'White Power': German Neo-Nazis Put On a Pretty Face - New York Times

New York Times

Face Paint, Balloons and 'White Power': German Neo-Nazis Put On a Pretty Face
New York Times
As Germany has taken in more than a million refugees since 2015, German right-wing extremists are holding more open-air events, mostly rock concerts, in small towns throughout the country. They hope to spread their message, recruit supporters and show ...



Germany won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect convicted in Chile - The Guardian

The Guardian

Germany won't jail doctor from Nazi paedophile sect convicted in Chile
The Guardian
A German court has said it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for a German former member of a Nazi paedophile sect for complicity in child sex abuse. It ruled that Hartmut Hopp, 74, could not be jailed because the evidence the Chilean court ...

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Polls Show Germany's Far-Right Party Grows In Popularity : NPR - NPR

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Polls Show Germany's Far-Right Party Grows In Popularity : NPR
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The AFD is benefiting from being the official opposition to Chancellor Merkel's grand coalition government. Polls rate it Germany's second most popular party, ...
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