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German industrialist Berthold Beitz dies at 99

Berthold Beitz, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of post-war West Germany's leading industrialists, has died at 99.Full story

German unemployment rises to 6.8 percent in July

Germany's unemployment rate rose to 6.8 percent in July due to seasonal factors such as the start of the summer holiday period, but the labor market in Europe's biggest economy remained solid, official data showed Wednesday. Full story

Analysis: Population trends cloud Europe's post-recession outlook

LONDON (Reuters) - Slowly but unsurely, Europe is facing up to population trends that will sap long-run economic growth and force nations to choose between cutting pensions and welfare benefits or paying higher taxes to maintain them. Full story

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