#Spiegel report that #Germany spied on Turkey for years and monitored #Kerry and #Clinton conversations making for uneasy govt press conf
#Bundesbank says little improvement expected in #German economy in second half of year
#Russian foreign minister #Lavrov says no positive results on ceasefire or political solution to #Ukraine crisis came out of #Berlin talks
BERLIN (Reuters) – The German football team’s romp to victory in last month’s World Cup was hailed at home as a symbol of the country’s emergence as a confident global economic power.
But in an ironic twist, the feel-good triumph in Brazil may have come at a time when Germany’s new “Wirtschaftswunder”, or economic miracle, is coming to an end.