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Klaus Regling: 'Politically it will be a big loss for the EU if the UK leaves'

The European Stability Pact, designed to ensure a strong euro single currency, has meant austerity and painful belt-tightening for many Europeans. But has it been worth it? Do some member states get t

The European Stability Pact, designed to ensure a strong euro single currency, has meant austerity and painful belt-tightening for many Europeans. But has it been worth it? Do some member states get t

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German MP suffers 'cake attack' over refugee stance

A German MP was hit in the face with a chocolate cake on Saturday, apparently in protest at her stance on refugees.

A German MP was hit in the face with a chocolate cake on Saturday, apparently in protest at her stance on refugees.

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Margot Honecker, widow of ex-East German leader, dies in Chile

Margot Honecker, the widow of the former East German leader Erich Honecker, has died aged 89 in Chile where she had been living for more than 20

Margot Honecker, the widow of the former East German leader Erich Honecker, has died aged 89 in Chile where she had been living for more than 20

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Germany's AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto

The German ant-immigration party, ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD), has adopted an anti-Islam manifesto on the second day of its two-day conference in

The German ant-immigration party, ‘Alternative for Germany’ (AfD), has adopted an anti-Islam manifesto on the second day of its two-day conference in

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How far right is Germany's new AfD party prepared to swing?

As protesters gathered on the streets of Stuttgart on Saturday, delegates from Germany’s rapidly growing right-wing Alternative for Germany party

As protesters gathered on the streets of Stuttgart on Saturday, delegates from Germany’s rapidly growing right-wing Alternative for Germany party

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Hundreds arrested as German anti-immigrant AfD party congress begins

“Nazis out” was the cry from left-wing protesters in Germany on Saturday as delegates of a right-wing, anti-immigration party arrived for its annual

“Nazis out” was the cry from left-wing protesters in Germany on Saturday as delegates of a right-wing, anti-immigration party arrived for its annual

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Former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher dies aged 89

The man who helped bring down the Berlin Wall, former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, has died at the age of 89. Genscher, a one-time

The man who helped bring down the Berlin Wall, former German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, has died at the age of 89. Genscher, a one-time