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Strategy switch after pressure from activist investor Icahn

Google faces German order over profiling

Search group told users must have chance to object to data gathering

Deutsche Bank withholds bonuses

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Scam designed to circumvent Italy’s 3-year separation rule

Germany under fire over military mishaps

Berlin lacks equipment to respond to global crises

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Comment and Analysis

Modi’s legacy should be sewers, not ‘smart’ cities

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Kingdom’s brand of Islam shares characteristics of extremist group

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