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Merkel vows «serious» coalition talks with SPD

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her party was ready to hold serious talks with the Social Democrats to form a government, warning that time is pressing as Europe faces a slew of challenges.

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The timeless beauty of Claudia Schiffer

In Berlin, prizes awarded each year by German media company Hubert Burda Media to the characters who have more enthusiastically received the German audience

Opel's 2020 vision: Profit, finally

Opel unveiled Thursday a plan to jump start its financial performance with a return to profit in 2020 thanks to savings its new owner French auto giant PSA is to help it achieve without plant closures or forced job cuts.

Celebrity glamour powers Puma profit leap

German sporting goods maker Puma reported Tuesday leaping profits in the third quarter after celebrity tie-ins from partners like Rihanna and Usain Bolt fired sales.

BASF reports surging profits in third quarter

German chemicals giant BASF beat expectations Tuesday with a leap in profit between July and September, as strong performance at its core chemicals division powered much of the increase.

Merkel 4.0: centre stage in a turbulent world

Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into a fourth term with no shortage of global challenges in her in-tray, as a world beset by crises increasingly looks to Europe's most powerful woman to take centre stage.

China rises at Frankfurt car show

Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe the chance to step into the limelight was not to be missed.

High-stakes election for Germany's long-term unemployed

Dozens of unemployed people troop into a church in the working-class Garath district of Duesseldorf, western Germany each Friday to load up on donated food, a small gesture towards those left by the wayside in a booming economy.

Brexit could bring 100,000 jobs to Frankfurt

The expected mass exodus of UK-based bankers because of Brexit could bring up to 100,000 new jobs to Germany's Frankfurt region over the next four years, according to a study published on Friday.

Erdogan urges «slap» for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a «slap» to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the «unprecedented» meddling.

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Loew celebrates 100th victory

Germany coach Joachim Loew celebrated the 100th victory as coach of the German soccer team. The record was collected thanks to the victory against Cameroon in the Confederations Cup in Russia. Loew is the leader of the German team with 150 games and has always reached at least the semifinals of each tournament in the last decade.

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