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  • DealBook: Zalando I.P.O. Values German Online Retailer at $6.7 Billion
    The online retailer, modeled on the American e-tailer Zappos, priced its stock at 21.50 euros a share, raising €605 million, and is expected to begin trading in Frankfurt on Wednesday.
    By Chad Bray.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:39:16 GMT.
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  • German jobless total rises in September
    Frankfurt (AFP) - The number of people looking for work in Germany increased in September, as clouds continue to build over Europe's biggest economy, data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the figures were no cause for alarm just yet.
    Yahoo.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:32:54 -0400.
  • Yapital, Coming to All German Douglas Stores this Winter
    LUXEMBOURG, September 30, 2014 -- Pre-Christmas period in the Douglas perfumeries: in addition to an excellent product range and fantastic customer service, checkout will be even faster than before. ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:05:00 EDT.
  • Merkel Says EU May Rethink Russian Energy Cooperation
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the European Union may need to rethink its energy partnership with Russia if Moscow continues to violate basic principles.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:51:06 +0000.
  • France, Germany to offer drones to monitor ceasefire in Ukraine
    France and Germany offered to deploy drones as part of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)'s efforts to monitor Ukraine's ceasefire, a government official said on Monday.
    Xinhua.  2014-09-30.
  • Seeking Global Role, German Military Stumbles
    Germany is trying to increase its involvement in global security after years of reluctance, but its limitations have drawn questions from politicians.
    By Alison Smale.  International Herald Tribune.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 22:10:13 GMT.
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  • Lufthansa pilots to strike on long-haul flights on Tuesday: union
    Pilots with Germany's Lufthansa will stage a strike on long-haul flights on Tuesday, their latest walkout in the ongoing dispute with management over early retirement provisions, their union said.
    Hurriyet.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:06:00 +0200.
  • Report: DT to keep T-Mobile US through spectrum auctions
    Deutsche Telekom’s attempt to find a new investor or owner of its U.S. operations appears to have stagnated, with the German telecom giant reportedly now considering ownership of T-Mobile US for at least another year. ...
    Dan Meyer.  RCR Wireless.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:13:15 +0000.
  • German asylum centre abuse probed
    German police investigate reports that refugees were abused by staff at an asylum centre in the western town of Burbach.
    BBC News.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:01:07 GMT.
  • UAW, 2 German labor groups join forces in bid to organize VW Tenn. plant
    The UAW and two top German labor groups have signed a letter of intent to jointly organize the Volkswagen AG assembly plant in Chattanooga, a top UAW official said today.  Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:23:32 EST.  Subscription required.
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The Federal Republic of Germany, located in north central Europe, is a federal multi-party republic with a bicameral legislature.  Its capital city is Berlin, and its currency is the Euro.  The primary language spoken in Germany is German, although the Slavic Sorbian language is used by a small minority.  In 2007, Germany's estimated population was 82,401,000.

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