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Obama pushes for trade deal with EU

US President Barack Obama said on Sunday he would do whatever he could to advance a controversial trade deal with the European Union in his last eight months in office, but warned that time was running short. Obama has pushed to c

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Economy, crises in focus as Obama heads to Germany

US President Barack Obama is set to visit Hanover, Germany on Sunday to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of his closest allies in dealing with a shaky global economy and security crises in the Middle East and Ukraine.

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Merkel's healing touch

A handout picture provided by the German Federal Government shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu talking to a family of refugees, while Davotuglu holds the family's youngest child, as they visi

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Merkel, Obama back EU-US free trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama said on Saturday they favoured sealing a US-European free trade agreement as it would fuel growth on both sides of the Atlantic. Merkel is expected to discuss the Trans

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Allies step up pressure on Merkel over refugee policy

A prominent ally of Germany's Angela Merkel threatened on Saturday to take her government to court over its "open doors" refugee policy as political pressure grows for the chancellor to reduce the number of new arrivals.

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Merkel toughens tone on asylum seekers as protests erupt

Migrants who commit crimes should lose their right to asylum, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, toughening her tone as police in Cologne confronted right-wing protesters venting their anger at mass assaults on women on New Year&#

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Europe and Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a "new beginning" for the uneasy neighbours.

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VW scandal exposes cozy ties between industry and Berlin

Angela Merkel learned early in her political career that taking on the German car industry carries risks. It was the spring of 1995 and the newly appointed environment minister was trying to convince her cabinet colleagues to back

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Merkel raps Putin; Russia tightens grip on Crimea

Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution. Pu

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Merkel keen on EU-only communication network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States. Merkel, spe

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