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BERLIN | German December exports, imports rise unexpectedly strongly

BERLIN (AP) — German imports and exports both rose unexpectedly strongly in December, providing a positive note about the strength of Europe‘s largest economy amid growing worries. The Federal Statistical Office reported Friday that exports rose 1.5 percent from November, to 112.3 billion euros ($127.3 billion), while imports rose 1.2 percent to 92.9 billion euros, … Continue reading BERLIN | German December exports, imports rise unexpectedly strongly

BERLIN | German ruling could impede Facebook’s data-combo moves

BERLIN (AP) — Facebook is pushing back against a German ruling that could make it harder for the company to combine data from all the services it runs in order to target ads even more precisely. Thursday’s ruling, though aimed at current practices, hints at potential troubles ahead if Facebook follows through with plans to … Continue reading BERLIN | German ruling could impede Facebook’s data-combo moves

BERLIN | Berlin film fest gets underway with strong female showing

BERLIN (AP) — The first of the year’s major European film festivals is getting underway in Berlin with a strong contingent of movies from female directors. French actress Juliette Binoche heads a six-member jury at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Starting Thursday with Danish director Lone Scherfig’s “The Kindness of Strangers,” it will see … Continue reading BERLIN | Berlin film fest gets underway with strong female showing

BERLIN | German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use

BERLIN (AP) — German antitrust authorities have issued a ruling prohibiting Facebook from combining user data from different sources. The Bundeskartellamt says Facebook users have only been able to use the social network on the condition that it can collect user data “outside of the Facebook website in the internet or on smartphone apps and … Continue reading BERLIN | German antitrust authorities restrict Facebook data use

BERLIN | German factory production slips, raising new economic fears

BERLIN (AP) — German factory production declined unexpectedly in December, increasing concerns about the weakening of Europe’s largest economy. The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday industrial production dropped 0.4 percent in December over the month before, when adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors. On Wednesday, the office reported factory orders also slipped. In both cases, … Continue reading BERLIN | German factory production slips, raising new economic fears

BERLIN | German factory orders slide in December, undercut forecasts

BERLIN (AP) — German factory orders were down 1.6 percent in December compared with the previous month, official data showed Wednesday — a worse-than-expected performance that adds to worries about slowing growth in Europe‘s biggest economy. Economists had expected a 0.3 percent increase. However, the Economy Ministry said Wednesday that orders were stronger than previously … Continue reading BERLIN | German factory orders slide in December, undercut forecasts

BERLIN | Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A Banksy painting that shocked onlookers as it partially shredded itself after being sold at auction is going on display in Germany. The Frieder Burda museum in Baden-Baden said Monday that “Girl with Balloon,” which self-destructed last year after an unidentified European collector successfully bid $1.4 million at a Sotheby’s auction, will … Continue reading BERLIN | Banksy painting that self-destructed displayed in Germany

BERLIN | Man drives car through security perimeter at German airport

BERLIN — A man drove a car through the security perimeter at Hannover airport in northern Germany on Saturday, police said, prompting authorities to suspend flights for more than four hours. Police alleged the man was under the influence of drugs when he drove the Polish-registered car through a gate and onto the apron, German … Continue reading BERLIN | Man drives car through security perimeter at German airport