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Emma Thomasson

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24 Sep 2017 | 10:13 PM

Merkel tries to build coalition after vote that puts far right in parliament

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Angela Merkel began the tough task of trying to build a government on Monday after securing a fourth term as chancellor, urging the centre-left Social Democrats not the shut the door on a re-run of their "grand coalition".

30 Jun 2017 | 5:46 PM

German parliament votes to fine social media over hate speech

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German parliament on Friday approved a plan to fine social media networks up to 50 million euros (43.8 million pounds) if they fail to remove hateful postings promptly, despite concerns the law could limit free expression.

20 Mar 2017 | 11:52 PM

Adidas takes the sweat out of sweater shopping with in-store machine

BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas has been testing a store where shoppers can design a sweater, have a body scan to determine fit and get it knitted by a state-of-the-art machine within hours, as the German company looks at ways to respond more quickly to customer demands.

20 Dec 2016 | 10:57 PM

Defiant mourners in Berlin defend multicultural city

BERLIN (Reuters) - Residents of Berlin warned on Tuesday against making hasty judgements about asylum-seekers after a 23-year-old Pakistani man was arrested in connection with a truck attack on a Christmas market that killed 12 people.

9 Aug 2016 | 11:02 PM

Outspoken agent cashes in from record Pogba signing

LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer agent Mino Raiola, who brokered the deal that saw Paul Pogba return to Manchester United for a world-record fee on Tuesday, may be loved by the players he represents, but he is not exactly held in high esteem by the clubs who employ them. 

23 Jun 2016 | 1:10 AM

Chinese and Azeri firms in the spotlight at Euro 2016

PARIS (Reuters) - Azerbaijan and China are not playing at the Euro 2016 soccer finals but the tournament has provided a stage for a leading company from both countries to grab the spotlight.

4 Jun 2016 | 8:42 PM

Winner takes all in mega football shirt deals

BERLIN (Reuters) - A battle between Adidas and Nike for dominance of the global football gear market is driving a steep rise in sponsorship payments to elite clubs - and cutting into the two manufacturers' profits.

12 May 2016 | 4:13 AM

Adidas ends deal with Chelsea early, ups 2016 outlook

BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas AG is ending its shirt sponsorship deal with English football side Chelsea six years early as part of a shift to partner with fewer clubs, prompting the German firm to raise its full-year profit forecast.

4 May 2016 | 6:16 PM

Adidas to seek buyer for main golf business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas said it would aim to sell the bulk of its loss-making golf business to focus on shoes and clothing, after its core Adidas brand reported strong quarterly sales, particularly in the United States.

19 Apr 2016 | 9:31 PM

German court rejects Adidas bid to block new Puma shoes

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court has rejected an attempt by Adidas to stop its smaller rival Puma from selling a new line of shoes with light-weight, bouncy soles similar to its popular "Boost" brand.