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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Turks in Germany sharply divided over referendum to expand presidential powers - The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail

Turks in Germany sharply divided over referendum to expand presidential powers
The Globe and Mail
As polling stations opened Monday in Germany, acrimony has been rising among the Turks here whose votes are crucial in the tight race over whether to expand the powers of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The 1.4 million eligible Turkish voters ...
Turks in Germany start voting in referendum to boost Erdogan powersReuters
Turks in Germany warned over surveillance from Ankara: reportDeutsche Welle
Germany bans 'yes' rallies, but continues propaganda for 'no' at full speedDaily Sabah

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Germany didn't receive NATO invoice from Trump: government - POLITICO.eu

POLITICO.eu

Germany didn't receive NATO invoice from Trump: government
POLITICO.eu
According to a report in the Sunday Times, Trump handed Merkel a bill of more than $300 billion for money Germany supposedly owed to NATO. The gesture was “outrageous,” the paper quoted an unnamed German minister as saying. After his meeting with ...
Germany rubbishes claim Donald Trump handed Angela Merkel huge £300billion Nato billExpress.co.uk
Merkel's Re-Election Chances Just GrewU.S. News & World Report
Germany's 'Schulz effect' fails to deliver in first election testReuters
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$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest' - NPR

NPR

$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'
NPR
One of Germany's largest banks mistakenly sent more than $5 billion to other banks, according to German media. It's not the first stumble for state-owned development bank KfW, which famously sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on ...

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The World Loves 'Made In Germany' [Infographic] - Forbes

Forbes

The World Loves 'Made In Germany' [Infographic]
Forbes
Products made in Germany enjoy the highest reputation among consumers worldwide, according to a new study. Statista's Made-In-Country-Index (MICI) 2017, shed light on the global reputation of products produced in 49 different countries (plus the EU).

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Trump's Message to Germany Outweighs Its Method of Delivery - The Weekly Standard

The Weekly Standard

Trump's Message to Germany Outweighs Its Method of Delivery
The Weekly Standard
It seems that President Trump handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a bill when she visited the United States—for almost $400 million. That represents the amount Trump reckons is due to cover Germany's failure to meet its commitment to support NATO ...

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Trump's Purported 300 Billion Euro NATO 'Bill' to Germany a Horrible Sign for Reform - Reason (blog)

Reason (blog)

Trump's Purported 300 Billion Euro NATO 'Bill' to Germany a Horrible Sign for Reform
Reason (blog)
German ministers quoted anonymously by The Times called the fake bill an effort at "intimidation." President Trump has insisted NATO members meet a 2014 commitment to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense, and has accused Germany of ...
German chancellor Angela Merkel's election challenger says party will not be put off after poor pollingthe Irish News

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Germans grumble despite 4-1 victory - The Straits Times

The Straits Times

Germans grumble despite 4-1 victory
The Straits Times
BAKU • Mats Hummels has accused his Germany team-mates of being "arrogant" in Sunday's 4-1 away win over Azerbaijan which still gave the defending champions five straight wins in World Cup qualifiers. The Germans leaked their first goal since July ...
England, Germany stay on courseThe Herald
Germany beat Azerbaijan to stretch winning run while Poland extend leadThe Guardian
Germany keep up winning runThe Star, Kenya
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Germany's AfD in crisis after Saarland slump - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle

Germany's AfD in crisis after Saarland slump
Deutsche Welle
The leader of Germany's most successful nationalist party since the Third Reich was pictured in tears at a party conference in Weinböhla, Saxony, because (according to the "Bild" newspaper) of a verbal attack on her delivered by Roland Ulbrich, a far ...

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Forensics: Germany considers wider use of DNA evidence in criminal cases - Nature.com

Nature.com

Forensics: Germany considers wider use of DNA evidence in criminal cases
Nature.com
Behind closed doors this week, the German federal justice ministry has been discussing whether to hand police a powerful new tool involving the analysis of DNA samples. The debate is a direct consequence of the rape and murder of a medical student in ...



Germany: Doctorate recipient who defied Nazis dies at 104 - ABC News

ABC News

Germany: Doctorate recipient who defied Nazis dies at 104
ABC News
FILE - In this June 9, 2015 file photo Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport holds her doctoral certificate and a bunch of flowers during a ceremony at the University Clinic Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. Syllm-Rapoport wasn't allowed to defend her doctoral ...

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