Germany's defense minister has called for cutting back on troops in anti-terror operations, a paper reported. Another top politician said Chancellor Merkel should tell Germany why its soldiers should be in Afghanistan.
Merkel should explain why Germany should be in Afghanistan, Struck said
Like Struck, Defense Minister Jung thinks Germany should stay
German consumer confidence has improved, a closely watched monthly index by market researchers has shown. The renewed uptick comes ahead of what retailers hope will be a brisk Christmas shopping season.
A fresh study by a leading German economic think tank has shown that foreigners living in Germany are no financial burden on the nation's welfare system, sharply contradicting popular belief.
EU lawmakers have voted in a favor of a resolution that would force Internet companies to separate search engines from commercial services. Though not named, Internet search giant Google, was the target of the vote.