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Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table
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Deutsche Bahn brings drivers back to table

Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Monday that it would resume talks with the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL), pushing back the possibility of further crippling strikes. READ  

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Germany rejects Greek loan application
Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Photo: DPA

Germany rejects Greek loan application

Berlin reacted harshly to a letter sent from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to eurozone countries on Thursday, saying that it did not represent an acceptable compromise over Greece's bailout arrangements. READ  

Deutsche Bahn rejects drivers' strike ultimatum
Train drivers' union (GDL) leader Claus Weselsky with a train. Photo: DPA

Deutsche Bahn rejects drivers' strike ultimatum

Update: Deutsche Bahn (DB) has rejected an ultimatum issued by the Train Drivers' Union (GDL) on Monday, which means nationwide rail strikes may be on the horizon for Wednesday. READ  

Strong Q4 sparks economic boost for 2014
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Strong Q4 sparks economic boost for 2014

The German economy, Europe's biggest, expanded surprisingly strongly in the fourth quarter of 2014, driven primarily by robust consumer spending, official data showed on Friday. READ  

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Dating sites to find just the right Valentine
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Dating sites to find just the right Valentine

If you don't have a special someone to treat come February 14th, don't despair: the internet is here to help with more options than you can shake a box of chocolates at. READ  

Neo-Nazis arrested as Pegida peters out
A woman gestures at Pegida demonstrators on the other side of police lines in Frankfurt main train station. Photo: DPA

Neo-Nazis arrested as Pegida peters out

The anti-Islam movement Pegida appears weakened by the loss of its former leader Lutz Bachmann, but in some places has lurched sharply to the right. READ  

Figures show 2014 was record year for exports
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Figures show 2014 was record year for exports

Trade with the United Kingdom and other EU partners played a big role in Germany's record exports, which totalled €1.134 trillion in 2014, the Federal Statistics Agency (Destatis) said on Monday. READ  

Greek finance minister calls ECB talks 'fruitful'
Yanis Varoufakis arriving at the ECB in Frankfurt on Wednesday. Photo: DPA

Greek finance minister calls ECB talks 'fruitful'

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Wednesday that his meeting with European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi in Frankfurt had been "fruitful" and gave him "a great deal of encouragement". READ  

Greek charm offensive to hit Berlin and Frankfurt
Wolfgang Schäbule, the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, and Yanis Varoufakis. Photo: DPA

Greek charm offensive to hit Berlin and Frankfurt

Greece's new Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis will visit the European Central Bank in Frankfurt on Wednesday before meeting German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble in Berlin on Thursday, continuing the new Greek government's burst of financial diplomacy. READ  

Prosecutors charge man over death of Tugce
A woman at a demonstration for Tugce in Offenbach in November. Photo: DPA

Prosecutors charge man over death of Tugce

Prosecutors charged an 18-year-old man on Tuesday over the death of a young German-Turkish woman who has become a symbol of civic courage for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls. READ  

Frankfurt man loses airport job over Isis links
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Frankfurt man loses airport job over Isis links

In a decision announced on Wednesday, a Frankfurt court upheld the dismissal of a man from his job at Frankfurt airport over his close friendship with a foreign citizen with ties to terrorist group Isis. READ  

Germany calls on Greece to show 'fairness'
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. Photo: DPA

Germany calls on Greece to show 'fairness'

Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel urged Greece to be "fair" to other EU member states, after the Bundesbank warned that ending the country's bailout programme would have "fatal consequences". READ  

ECB announces €1.1tn bond buying programme
ECB president Mario Draghi. Photo: DPA

ECB announces €1.1tn bond buying programme

The European Central Bank (ECB) will buy €60 billion of European debt every month from March 2015 until September 2016, ECB president Mario Draghi announced on Thursday. READ  

'Francogeddon' sends city debts soaring
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'Francogeddon' sends city debts soaring

Following the shock move last week do unpeg the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro, estimates suggest that debt in German municipalities has gone up by €2 billion, it was reported on Monday. READ  

Gauck tells Muslims 'we are all Germany'
President Gauck addressing the rally. Photo: DPA

Gauck tells Muslims 'we are all Germany'

German President Joachim Gauck told the country's Muslim community Tuesday that "we are all Germany" at a rally to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks and take a stand against rising Islamophobia. READ  

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