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German parliament to vote on Greece bailout


German parliament is set to vote for the second financial bailout for Greece amid signs of a new dispute within Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition over whether the debt-laden nation sho

Former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck to be president: Merkel


Chancellor Angela Merkel said her coalition and the opposition had agreed on Sunday to nominate former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck as a consensus candidate to become Germany's next presi

German president resigns in blow to Merkel


Angela Merkel's hand-picked choice for the ceremonial post of president resigned on Friday in a scandal over political favours, dealing a blow to the German chancellor in the midst of the euro zone cr

Eurozone finance ministers call off meet over Greece bailout


The eurozone finance ministers have called off an emergency meeting in Brussels on Wednesday, which was intended to approve a USD 170 billion financial rescue package for Greece, raising new fears tha

German police use Facebook pictures to nab crooks


Police in the German state of Lower-Saxony will soon use their networks of Facebook 'friends' to find missing persons and hunt out suspected criminals, according to the state's interior minister.


German cop on the beat 22 years without driving licence

A policeman from the former communist East Germany has been doing the rounds in his squad car for 22 years without a valid driving licence, a police spokesman said on Friday.

The oversight was discov

Indian-origin MP to head German parliamentary committee

Indian-origin MP Sebastian Edathy, will head a parliamentary inquiry committee, which has been set up in Berlin to investigate a string of racist motivated murders carried out across Germany by a neo-

Monti warns of 'anti-European' movement in Italy


Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti warned on Wednesday of possible 'anti-European' protests in his country if Rome's reform efforts were not recognised, ahead of a key meeting with Germany's chancello

For eurozone, the heat is on again as bickerings continue


The eurozone crisis seemed to vanish from the headlines for a brief moment as 2011 ticked over into 2012, but it is about to return with a vengeance.

The coming months will be decisive in determining

2012 to be worse than 2011: German finance minister


The new year will probably be worse than the last, but Germany, Europe's biggest economy, should be able to withstand it, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview on Monday.


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