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WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- President Obama's schedule Wednesday included meetings in Germany with U.S. Embassy personnel and German dignitaries, the White House said.

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BERLIN, April 26 (UPI) -- German lawmakers have rejected a proposal to establish a minimum wage for the nation's workers.

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BERLIN, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- As Spain's debt crisis rattles markets, Europe's core political structures in Germany and France are coming under increased pressures from internal challenges to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.

Germans announce Opel rescue agreement

BERLIN, May 30 (UPI) -- Canadian auto supplier Magna International and General Motors Corp. have reached an agreement to rescue German automaker Opel, officials said Saturday.
Steinbrueck: Financial crisis end distant

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BERLIN, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck says the world's ongoing economic malaise likely will not end until late 2009.

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German leader warns U.S. superpower era is over

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German managers fired for Lehman blunder

BERLIN, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Two board members of a German state-owned bank were suspended over the loss of more than $760 million because of risky deals with ailing Lehman Brothers.

Germany not immune to financial crisis

BERLIN, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Despite official statements of reassurance, Germany's economy will take a beating because of the U.S. financial crisis.
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G8 raps China for lending $20B to Africa

POTSDAM, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- The Group of Eight industrial countries criticized China for lending $20 billion to Africa, saying it ran counter to "responsible" lending practices.

Deutsche Telekom welcomes Blackstone stake

WASHINGTON, April 24 (UPI) -- It's no longer just the small telecommunications companies that are seeking partners with deep pockets.
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Germany names new Cabinet

BERLIN, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Political uncertainty eased in Germany Thursday as Cabinet positions were assigned, with conservative Peer Steinbrueck becoming Finance minister.

Germany's Social Democrat finance minister

BERLIN, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A majority of the 14 German Cabinet positions -- including Finance minister -- have gone to Social Democrats rather than the party with more legislative seats.
Peer Steinbrueck
French finance minister Thierry Breton (L), laughs with German finance minister Peer Steinbrueck (R), after a group photo session at the G7 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Washington on April 21, 2006. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch).

Peer Steinbr├╝ck (born January 10, 1947 in Hamburg) is a German SPD politician. He currently serves as Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Angela Merkel.

From 1968 to 1969 he was trained as an officer of the reserve of the Bundeswehr. Afterwards he studied economics in Kiel. In 1969 he joined the SPD. Then he worked in public administration.

In 1993 Steinbr├╝ck became Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in the State of Schleswig-Holstein until he changed to go on his career in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, where he became Secretary of Infrastructure in 1998 and Financial Secretary in 2000.

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