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Germany hit in global slowdown

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The global slowdown has hit Europe's largest economy with Germany's first dip in growth for three years.

The 15 economies of the eurozone contracted by 0.2% between April and June, heightening fears that the euro area is sliding towards recession.

Tristana Moore reports from Berlin.

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