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German, British and European Union flags fly in front of the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany July 20, 2016.

The City of London has gained a powerful ally in the fight to keep a key business in the UK post-Brexit

The German financial regulatory authority, BaFin, has demanded that EU officials in Brussels take urgent action to prevent mayhem in the derivatives market after Brexit.
German Bundeswehr recruits receive a debriefing by an instructor during a drill at a military training area in Viereck, Germany, August 8, 2018.

Germany’s military has a manpower problem, and its solution may be foreigners and teenagers

Germany's military has been plagued by equipment and personnel problems. To address the latter problem, the Bundeswehr is trying some controversial approaches.
Justice Minister Maas before cabinet meeting at the chancellery in Berlin

‘Europe should not allow the US to act over our heads’: Germany is challenging the US’s financial monopoly as the Iran row deepens

The US monopoly over the global payments infrastructure has been challenged by Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, who suggested Tuesday that the European Union should set its own payment system that would give Brussels independence from Washington.
A German air force Tornado jet takes off from the German army airbase in Jagel, northern Germany, December 10, 2015.

Germany wants a new nuclear-capable fighter, and the US may get a say about which one

Germany wants to replace its Tornado combat aircraft within the next decade. But it also wants to maintain the Tornado's nuclear capability, and that means the US could have leverage about which aircraft Berlin ultimately chooses.
Goldman Sachs bankers walk down a London street.

The strange story of a Goldman Sachs ‘whistleblower’ who’s taking aim at top execs’ dealmaking

A former Goldman Sachs employee on Thursday sued the firm and a recently promoted senior manager over allegations that he played a role in a deal that went wrong between an unnamed financier and a handful of senior execs at the investment bank.
Franck Ribéry of Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich showed no mercy obliterating an amateur club 20-2 in a pre-season ‘friendly’

If you thought FC Bayern would take it easy on amateur side FC Rottach-Egern, you were wrong. The men in red racked up a comical 20 goals against the Zugspitze Regional League A-Klasse side, with no less than four different players bagging themselves hat-tricks.
The departure hall of Frankfurt International Airport in November 2010.

A terminal at Frankfurt airport had to be evacuated after a worker accidentally triggered an alarm

Police stopped passengers from boarding flights and cleared out the security zone of a section in Terminal 1 for about two hours on Monday. Videos posted on social media showed dozens of people streaming out of the terminal.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump are expected at Davos this week, but do not plan to meet.

Trump has Germany thinking about getting nuclear weapons, but some think it’s a ‘totally phoney debate’

Trump's apparent disdain for the US's European allies has many of them rethinking their defense capabilities. In Germany, that means a renewed round of debate over whether nuclear weapons are needed.
Firefighters, soldiers and local residents carry a hose as a wildfire burns in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece, July 23, 2018.

Record heat is stoking wildfires in Europe — and it’s setting off leftover bombs from World War II

A record-setting heatwave has swept over Europe. The high temperatures have stoked wildfires and soaked up river water across the continent, exacerbating a longstanding problem: still-dangerous weaponry leftover from World War II.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets members of the German Bundeswehr at an army barracks in Leer, Ostfriesland, Germany, December 7, 2015.

Germany’s military is struggling amid rising tensions with Trump and Russia, and now it’s thinking about asking foreigners to join

Germany's military is a fraction of the size it was during the Cold War, and now, with elevated tensions in Europe, it's considering asking other countries' citizens if they want to join up.