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  1. October 30, 2011

    Gambling groups question German reforms

    Online gambling companies have signalled they could take fresh legal action against what they say is an over-cautious...

  2. April 6, 2011

    Germany set to relax state betting monopoly

    Germany has bowed to years of criticism about its state betting-monopoly by letting private companies bid for seven national...

  1. May 23, 2009

    Köhler retains German presidency

    Horst Köhler will remain president of Germany for a second five-year term after obtaining a paper-thin majority at...

  2. May 9, 2009

    German states criticise Fiat's plans for GM

    Fiat yesterday received a setback to its plan to create one of the world's largest car groups by snatching up at GM's...

  3. May 8, 2009

    German states criticise Fiat’s plans for GM

    Fiat on Friday received a setback to its plan to create one of the world’s largest car groups by snatching at GM’s European...

  4. January 19, 2009

    Hesse win gives Merkel national poll edge

    German regional voters handed Ang-ela Merkel a clear victory yesterday, kicking off an electoral marathon that will lead to...

  5. January 16, 2009

    Hesse win gives Merkel an electoral edge

    German regional voters handed Ang­ela Merkel a clear victory on Sunday, kicking off an electoral marathon that will lead to...

  6. November 14, 2008

    Farewell, European left, I knew thee well

    Brussels blog (Tony Barber): Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's ambassador to the European Union, was having some fun this week at...

  7. Brussels Blog

    November 13, 2008

    Farewell, European left, I knew thee well

    Vladimir Chizhov, Russia’s ambassador to the European Union, was having some fun this week at the expense of western...

  8. October 20, 2008

    SPD poll hopes boosted by crisis

    The financial crisis gave Germany’s SPD the best chance of winning next year’s general election, Frank Walter Steinmeier,...

  9. October 20, 2008

    SPD poll hopes raised by crisis, says Steinmeier

    The financial crisis has given Germany's SPD its best chance of winning next year's general election, Frank Walter...

  10. September 9, 2008

    Steinmeier at helm

    The weekend putsch that restored reformers to the helm of the Social Democratic party has sent an electric charge through...

  11. September 9, 2008

    Berlin paralysis feared as rivals clash

    Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, yesterday landed a first punch on her Social Democratic rival in next year's election,...

  12. September 9, 2008

    Berlin paralysis feared as rivals clash

    Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, yesterday landed a first punch on her Social Democratic rival in next year's election,...

  13. September 9, 2008

    Merkel strikes first blow at rival

    Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, yesterday landed a first punch on her Social Democratic rival in next year's election,...

  14. September 8, 2008

    Merkel lands first blow on new rival

    Angela Merkel landed a first punch on Monday on her new Social Democratic rival in next year’s election. The German...

  15. September 8, 2008

    SPD opens poll race by ousting chairman Beck

    Germany's troubled Social Democratic party yesterday fired the starting shot in a year-long election race by ousting Kurt...

  16. September 7, 2008

    German SPD picks Steinmeier

    Germany’s troubled Social Democratic party on Sunday fired the starting shot in a year-long election race by ousting Kurt...

  17. September 4, 2008

    SPD plans emergency meeting to repair internal division

    The leaders of Germany's Social Democratic party will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to try to put an end to damaging...

  18. September 3, 2008

    Germany’s SPD tries to repair divisions

    The leaders of Germany’s Social Democratic party will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to try to put an end to damaging...

  19. August 19, 2008

    Müntefering returns to Berlin and struggling party

    The power battle underway within Germany’s divided Social Democratic Party could take a new turn next month when Franz...

  20. August 7, 2008

    Germany’s SPD moves to defuse tensions

    Germany’s Social Democrats on Thursday edged closer to defusing tensions over a high-profile expulsion that had threatened...

  21. August 2, 2008

    Leader of Germany's SPD tries to quell storm over expulsion

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany's Social Democrats, yesterday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  22. August 2, 2008

    Germany's SPD in expulsion storm

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany's Social Democrats, yesterday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  23. August 2, 2008

    Germany’s SPD in expulsion storm

    Kurt Beck, leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, on Friday called for calm as political infighting spread through the...

  24. July 31, 2008

    Germany’s SPD expels former economics minister

    Germany's ruling Social Democrats on Thursday took the unexpected move towards expelling one of their most prominent...

  25. June 17, 2008

    SPD presses for pensions to be extended

    Germany's Social Democrats want to partially reverse one of the government's key recent economic reforms by creating...

  26. June 17, 2008

    SPD pushes to extend early retirement policy

    Germany's Social Democrats want to partially reverse one of the government's key recent economic reforms by creating...

  27. June 17, 2008

    SPD pushes to extend early retirement policy

    Germany’s Social Democrats want partially to reverse one of the government’s key recent economic reforms by creating...

  28. June 6, 2008

    Polls bring ever more agony for German Social Democrats

    For a quarter of a century, Manfred Güllner has kept his finger on the pulse of German public opinion. Yet in all these...

  29. June 5, 2008

    Poll agony for Germany’s Social Democrats

    For a quarter of a century, Manfred Güllner has kept his finger on the pulse of German public opinion. Yet in all these...

  30. May 30, 2008

    Corrections - MIL aircraft; Twitter messages; German President Horst Köhler

    * The two helicopters supplied by Russia to assist the Chinese earthquake rescue mentioned in an article on May 28 were MIL...

  31. May 28, 2008

    Poll setback to SPD choice for president

    Gesine Schwan, the Social Democratic party (SPD) candidate to become Germany's next president, will have to do a lot of...

  32. May 28, 2008

    German SPD's surprise choice for presidency could backfire, poll suggests

    Gesine Schwan, the Social Democratic party (SPD) candidate to become Germany's next president, will have to do a lot of...

  33. May 27, 2008

    Berlin disarray as SPD names its own presidential candidate

    In a show of defiance against the German chancellor, the junior partner in the ruling coalition yesterday nominated its own...

  34. May 13, 2008

    Nokia to rethink communications policy

    Nokia has admitted it needs to rethink its corporate communications strategy following the Finnish company’s bruising...

  35. April 15, 2008

    Germany agrees partial sale of Deutsche Bahn

    Germany is set to launch the privatisation of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s biggest transport groups, after political...

  36. April 15, 2008

    Germany agrees partial sale of Deutsche Bahn

    Germany is set to launch the privatisation of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world's biggest transport groups, after political...

  37. April 15, 2008

    Germany to sell off part of Deutsche Bahn

    Germany is set to launch the privatisation of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world's biggest transport groups, after political...

  38. April 5, 2008

    Left force political rethink in Germany

    Politicians in the German state of Hesse, which includes Frankfurt, the financial capital, will today take the unusual step...

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