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Stories with person: Sigmar Gabriel
  • Prominent German Social Democrat questions Merkel challenge 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 4:49 am

    BERLIN - A prominent member of Germany's main center-left party is questioning whether it has any chance of unseating Chancellor Angela Merkel in the country's next election, and even whether it needs a candidate for the top job.

  • Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 12:29 pm

    BERLIN - In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks.

  • European business reps congregate on Iran business forum story has photos
    Updated: Jul-23-15 9:28 am

    VIENNA - Iranian Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia is telling potential European investors that Tehran is looking for foreign partnerships for oil and gas projects worth $185 billion (nearly 170 billion euros) by 2020.

  • Report: Iran, Germany to hold major economic conference story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 3:01 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Closer ties between Iran and Germany will help bridge the gap between Europe and the entire Middle East, Iran's president said as Iran and Germany announced plans to hold their first joint economic conference in a decade, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.

  • Merkel rules out 'haircut' for Greece, open to other relief story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 11:55 am

    BERLIN - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday suggested that Germany would show flexibility in negotiating how Greece deals with its massive debt, but again ruled out writing off part of the money.

  • Nuclear deal has companies eyeing Iranian opportunities anew story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 12:36 pm

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The nuclear deal is done. Now it's time to talk business.

  • Mixed German messages on Greece serve a purpose 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 1:27 pm

    BERLIN - German government officials have appeared to send mixed messages about their desire for Greece to keep using the euro - and that's just the way they want it.

  • Merkel walking line between German voters, European image 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:20 am

    BERLIN - As Athens staggers toward what may be its final deadline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one of the toughest decisions of her 10-year tenure: sacrifice political credibility at home by conceding more aid for Greece, or risk tarnishing her status as "queen of Europe" by sticking to her guns and facing the blame for the first-ever exit of a country from the euro.