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Insight: Merkel hits diplomatic dead-end with Putin

BERLIN (Reuters) – After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed.

Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides.

Nov 25, 2014
Nov 25, 2014

Jump in private consumption helps Germany avoid recession in third quarter

BERLIN (Reuters) – A sharp rise in private consumption more than compensated for stubborn weakness in investment to help the German economy post modest growth in the third quarter and avoid a technical recession, data showed on Tuesday.

The Federal Statistics Office confirmed an earlier flash estimate showing a 0.1 percent rise in seasonally-adjusted gross domestic product (GDP).

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      "I run the Reuters news operations for Germany, Austria and Switzerland based in Berlin, and write regularly about German politics and European economic issues. I've reported from over 20 countries for Reuters since joining in the mid-1990s, including stints in Paris, London and New York."
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