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Dominic Kane

Europe

Germany vote tests public opinion before election

About 13 million people are going to the polls in Germany on Sunday in what is seen as the last big test of public opinion before September's national elections.

Europe

Angela Merkel congratulates Macron on presidential win

Macron's victory has been welcomed by European leaders who feared that a win by Le Pen could mean the end of the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Macron on what she called a spectacular success.

Europe

German researchers look at artificial light as fuel source

It is 10,000 times more intense than the Sun's rays, and could one day fuel Germany's car and aerospace industries. Researchers of the Synlight project are looking into artificial light as a form of renewable energy.

Europe

Turkish referendum: Last day for Turks in Germany to vote

April 9 is the last day for Turks living abroad to vote in a referendum on whether to boost the powers of their president. Those in Turkey will cast their ballots on April 16. The campaign has sparked a lively debate in Germany.

Europe

New 50-euro note gets security upgrade

Europe's Central Bank is launching a new 50-euro note designed to thwart counterfeiters. The ECB says the old one was too easily forged.

Europe

CeBIT 2017: Cutting-edge digital technologies on show

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe have kicked off the opening ceremony of the annual CeBIT trade fair in Germany. Cybersecurity and robotics will be the main attractions in this year's event in Hanover.

Europe

Germany-Japan ties: Leaders speak up for free trade

Shinzo Abe and Angela Merkel have used a technology fair to try to inject new momentum into a trade deal between Japan and the EU.

Europe

Mark Rutte fights off far-right challenge to win Dutch election

Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party has won more seats than any other in the Dutch general election, a result seen as a big setback to the far-right leader Geert Wilders.

Europe

Netherlands election: Candidates spar over Turkey row

Dutch voters will head to the polls on Wednesday to vote in a key general election. The two leading candidates have faced off in a televised debate, with the ongoing diplomatic rift with Turkey taking centre stage.

Europe

Dutch voters divided on immigration before election

Dutch people will cast their votes on Wednesday in a general election with immigration one of the key issues. Multiculturalism is thriving in urban centres, but some say it is creating problems in the suburbs.

Europe

Germany's Merkel to boost trade on North Africa visit

The refugee crisis, extradition arrangements, and human rights are set to dominate talks with leaders in the region, but there will be trade opportunities as well.

Refugees

Germany: Child refugees receive therapy to fight trauma

An institute in Saarbruecken is providing intensive, short-term practical therapy sessions for young asylum seekers.