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Global financial crisis means lower growth forecast in Germany

The German government will have to “markedly revise downward” its economic growth forecast for 2009, due to the world financial crisis, Economy Minister Michael Glos said Saturday.

World leaders meet in Bonn to fight extremism

World leaders meet in Bonn to fight extremism

Interior ministers from the G6 European countries along with US representatives gathered for a meeting in Berlin on Saturday to discuss international cooperation in the fight against extremism.

Study shows Muslims in Germany are both religious and tolerant

Study shows Muslims in Germany are both religious and tolerant

Muslims who live in Germany are significantly more religious than average citizens, but they are also quite tolerant, according to a new study from the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Berlin museum retraces looted Nazi art

Berlin museum retraces looted Nazi art

More than a half-century after Nazis looted artwork from European Jews, an unprecedented Berlin exhibition tells both sides of the story: how property was seized and efforts, at times fruitless, were made to have it restored.

Bavarian vote could end CSU’s one-party rule

Bavarian vote could end CSU’s one-party rule

For decades Bavaria has been the party and the party has been Bavaria, as much a part of the proud southern German state’s identity as lederhosen, beer, BMW and football team Bayern Munich.