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Economic recovery in Germany appears to be on track as demand for German-made goods increased both at home and abroad, official trade data showed on Tuesday. After adjustment for seasonal blips, Germany exported goods worth 94.5 billion euros ($131 billion) in January, an increase of 2.2 percent from the level inDecember, the federal statistics office Destatis said. And imports -- a yardstick of domestic demand -- rose even more strongly, climbing 4.2 percent to 77.3 billion euros. Because imports rose more strongly than exports, the trade surplus -- the balance between imports and exports -- narrowed.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A man traveling with a stolen passport on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner was an Iranian teenager trying to migrate to Germany, and is not believed to have any terrorist links, police said Tuesday.
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The friend of Oscar Pistorius who was identified by witnesses as being with the athlete on two occasions when a gun was shot in public is testifying at Pistorius' murder trial on Tuesday.