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Germany: Bus Bomber Motivated by Greed

April 21, 2017 |

A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that prosecutors allege was motivated by financial greed. A Dortmund player and a policeman were injured in the triple blasts last week as the…
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Authorities Detain Islamist in Germany After Soccer Blast

April 13, 2017 |

Authorities detained a suspected Islamist and were investigating another after a bomb blast hit a German soccer team’s bus, but the style of the attack left investigators hesitant to attribute responsibility.
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Trump Prods Germany Over NATO, but Touts Merkel Meeting

March 20, 2017 |

A day after meeting with Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Donald Trump tweeted that her country owes “vast sums of money” to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the U.S.
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Trump Tweet That Germany Owes ‘Not How (NATO) Works’

March 19, 2017 |

President Trump’s at-times awkward meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was summed up as one that “could have been a lot worse” by German daily Bild , reports the New York Times , but Trump’s comments on NATO are gathering some steam. During a joint news conference Friday, Trump thanked Merkel for…
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Germany Condemns Erdogan’s ‘Nazi’ Accusations

March 6, 2017 |

Germany’s government on Monday condemned remarks by Turkey’s president accusing officials of “Nazi practices,” days after a local authority prevented a Turkish minister from addressing a rally there, the AP reports. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements “absolutely unacceptable.” “Germany cannot be outmatched…
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One Dead, Two Injured After Man Drives Into Group in Germany

February 26, 2017 |

A 73-year German citizen has died in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, a few hours after he was injured when a man drove into a group of people in that city on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
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Germany Chooses a New President

February 13, 2017 |

A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country’s new president. Steinmeier was elected in Berlin by the assembly made up of the 630 members of parliament’s lower house and an equal number of representatives from Germany’s 16 states. He…
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Germany Gets Back Its 300 Tons of Gold From US

February 10, 2017 |

Germany has completed an effort to bring home 300 metric tons of gold stashed in the United States, part of a plan to repatriate gold bars kept abroad during the Cold War, the AP reports. The German central bank said it brought 111 tons of gold back from the Federal…
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Germany Turns to Technology to Assess Threat From Radicals

February 3, 2017 |

German police unveiled a new analytical tool they hope will give investigators accurate predictions about the likelihood that known extremists will carry out a terror attack.
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Germany Names Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn as Suspect

January 27, 2017 |

German prosecutors named Volkswagen’s former CEO Martin Winterkorn as a suspect in a fraud investigation as they widened their probe into a diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
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