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  • Snowden Seeks to Return Home to U.S., His Lawyer Says
    The lawyer said he was working with a team of Americans and Germans on legal issues that would allow for the former intelligence contractor’s return.
    By Alexandra Odynova.  International Herald Tribune.  Wed, 04 Mar 2015 10:36:29 GMT.
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  • Germany to Bolster Investment in Cities and Towns
    The country said it would commit an additional 5 billion euros to helping needy municipalities.
    By Alison Smale.  International Herald Tribune.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:57:26 GMT.
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  • Strong German retail sales keep European shares near seven-year highs
    European shares rose close to seven-year highs on Tuesday as better than expected German retail sales further buoyed investors days before the European Central Bank kicks off a trillion-euro bond buying program. ...
    Yahoo.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 11:45:05 GMT.
  • Lawyer: Snowden in Talks for US Return
    A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Tuesday the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of the government's mass surveillance programs was working with American and German lawyers to return home. ...
    Voice of America.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:39:01 -0500.
  • 'Monitoring deal' on Ukraine truce
    Ukrainian, Russian, French and German leaders agree to send observers to areas of Ukraine where truce violations are reported, Kiev says.
    BBC News.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:30:29 GMT.
  • Lord Browne Appointed Head of DEA's Supervisory Board
    HAMBURG, Germany, March 3, 2015 -- - German upstream company turns into platform for growth - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency ...
    PR Newswire.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:41:00 EST.
  • OSCE Urged To Take Larger Role In Ukraine
    The leaders of Russia, Germany and France have agreed to ask the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to help with the implementation of the latest cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine.
    Radio Liberty.  Tue, 03 Mar 2015 04:06:22 +0000.
  • NTT Acquires E-Shelter For a Euro-Centric Data Center Roll Up
    Big news today from NTT Com who is announcing that they are acquiring e-shelter, one of Germany's largest data center operators. ...
    By Ben Kepes.  Forbes.  Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:00:00 GMT.
  • Greeks in the Crisis: 'We Need To Explain Ourselves'
    What hopes and fears has the new government in Greece awakened, and how bad are relations with Germany? Four weeks after the election, SPIEGEL sat down to discuss the situation with six Greek people from different walks of life.
    Spiegel Online.  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:45:01 +0100.
  • Oligarch buys North Sea oil assets
    German energy company RWE Dea has closed the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to a Russian oligarch.
    BBC News.  Mon, 02 Mar 2015 15:40:49 GMT.
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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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