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German government averts crisis with budget agreement for Europe’s largest economy

Jul. 05, 2024 08:13 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government said Friday it has reached agreement on the budget for 2025 and a stimulus package for Europe’s largest economy, easing a monthslong squabble that threatened to upend Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s center-left coalition. Scholz, a Social Democrat,...

Why Germany's 2006 World Cup patriotic fervor is unlikely to repeat at Euro 2024

Jun. 11, 2024 06:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — When Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup, it unleashed an unexpected burst of national pride across the country. For many Germans, it was the first time they felt they could wave the flag unburdened by the country’s dark past. As Germany gets ready to host another...

European election tests an unpopular government and a scandal-hit far-right party in Germany

May. 31, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An unpopular government with a reputation for constant infighting. An economy stuck in a rut. A strong far-right party that has been embarrassed by its leading candidate and alienated its European allies. And a mainstream opposition still working on its recovery. ...

Memoirs of former German leader Angela Merkel, titled 'Freedom,' will be published in November

May. 13, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The memoirs of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be released in November, nearly three years after her 16-year tenure leading one of Europe's biggest powers ended. The roughly 700-page volume, titled “Freiheit” ("Freedom"), will be published on Nov. 26,...

German court backs intelligence agency's designation of far-right party as suspected extremist case

May. 13, 2024 10:11 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's domestic intelligence agency was justified in putting the far-right Alternative for Germany under observation for suspected extremism, a court ruled Monday, rejecting an appeal from the opposition party. The administrative court in Muenster ruled in favor of...