Germany's anti-immigration AfD to pick election team at fractious congress

Germany's anti-immigration AfD will wrap up a testy party congress Sunday by choosing the team to lead it into a September general election, after it dramatically sidelined its most prominent personality.


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A new study has revealed that US engineering firms have one supervisor for every seven employees. In Germany the ratio is one boss for every 26 workers. What explains the difference?


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AfD leader says she will not run in September election

The AfD's Frauke Petry announced via Facebook video on Wednesday that she will not be running as the party's lead candidate in September's national election.

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There's long been talk of fully legalizing cannabis in Germany, especially in the capital of Berlin. But how close is Deutschland actually to making marijuana mainstream? Here's a look at the basic facts.

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Six essentials to ensure a smooth landing in Germany

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German unemployment hits record low despite Brexit gloom

Unemployment in Germany hit a new record low in March, official data showed Friday, as Europe's largest economy continues to defy economic uncertainty with a strong performance.