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Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike

November 26, 2017 |

Workers at a half-dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday to demand better wages from the American online giant in a protest timed to coincide with Black Friday.

In Germany, Ver.di union spokesman Thomas Voss said some 2,500 workers were on strike…


L.A. Times – Business

Germany Faces ‘Situation We Haven’t Had in Nearly 70 Years’

November 20, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s attempt to put together a previously untried government with two smaller and ideologically diverse parties has collapsed. Germany’s election on Sept. 24 left only two politically plausible combinations with a majority in parliament, and the breakdown of coalition talks Sunday night appears to have removed one…
Newser

Political Paralysis Hits Germany as Collapse of Talks Tests Merkel

November 20, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was scrambling to address the biggest political threat to her leadership in 12 years in office, after the collapse of talks to form a new government raised doubts about the stability of Europe’s largest economy and a push for an ambitious eurozone overhaul.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Germany Struggles to Balance Terror Defense With Individual Rights

November 4, 2017 |

Germany’s antiterror posture is facing a shake-up as parties locked in talks about forming the country’s next government wrangle over how to balance a strong state and individual liberties.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Germany Arrests 19-Year-Old Syrian Terror Suspect

November 1, 2017 |

German police detained a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of planning a terror attack and seized bomb-making material at his home, underscoring the threat posed by potential Islamist terrorists in Germany.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany

September 27, 2017 |

French President Emmanuel Macron is laying out his ambitious calls for a deeper union between the euro’s 19 members, trying to influence Germany as Chancellor Angela Merkel starts talks with potential coalition partners.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

Merkel Faces Tough Choice After Germany Election Result

September 25, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance won the most seats in Germany’s election on Sunday, meaning she will keep her job for a fourth term—but it was her party’s worst showing since 1949 and the process of forming a new government could drag into next year. Merkel and her…
Newser

Even in Staid Germany, Protest Parties Poised to Gain Ground

September 22, 2017 |

Germany’s seemingly predictable election campaign may well have a twist in its tail. If the last opinion polls before Sunday’s parliamentary elections are a guide, the crumbling of Europe’s old political order is affecting even the continent’s bastion of stability.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

First Bison Seen in Germany in 250 Years Is Quickly Shot

September 20, 2017 |

Conservationists are expressing outrage after an official in Germany ordered hunters to shoot the first wild bison seen in the country in more than two centuries. Calling the killing a criminal offense, the World Wildlife Fund says it will file charges against the official who gave the order, the Local…
Newser

Germany Pulls Off Largest Evacuation Since WWII

September 3, 2017 |

The biggest evacuation in Germany since the end of World War II has gone off with barely a hitch. On Sunday about 65,000 residents living in a one-mile area of Frankfurt had to evacuate their homes while authorities defused an unexploded bomb, the BBC reports. The WWII-era British HC…
Newser