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Aug 14, 2014

German economy shrinks, hitting European recovery hopes

BERLIN, Aug 14 (Reuters) – Europe’s largest economy Germany
suffered a surprise contraction in the second quarter, raising
doubts about whether it can prop up growth across a continent
where tougher sanctions against Russia are already fuelling
business anxiety.

The 0.2 percent fall in German gross domestic product (GDP),
the first quarterly contraction in more than a year, was driven
by foreign trade, a traditional supporter of German growth, and
a decline in construction investment, the Federal Statistics
Office said on Thursday.

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Jul 27, 2014

Far behind Merkel, German left leader plots party revival

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German political landscape is strewn with men who tried to take on Angela Merkel and failed. Sigmar Gabriel, the leader of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD), is working hard to avoid the same fate.

    Since the SPD’s crushing defeat at the hands of Merkel’s conservatives in an election lat September, no German politician has racked up as many political wins as the 54-year-old economy minister with keen political instincts and a knack for rousing speeches.

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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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