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Macron Pushes a More Integrated Europe, With Eye on Germany

September 27, 2017 |

French President Emmanuel Macron is laying out his ambitious calls for a deeper union between the euro’s 19 members, trying to influence Germany as Chancellor Angela Merkel starts talks with potential coalition partners.
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Merkel Faces Tough Choice After Germany Election Result

September 25, 2017 |

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative alliance won the most seats in Germany’s election on Sunday, meaning she will keep her job for a fourth term—but it was her party’s worst showing since 1949 and the process of forming a new government could drag into next year. Merkel and her…
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Even in Staid Germany, Protest Parties Poised to Gain Ground

September 22, 2017 |

Germany’s seemingly predictable election campaign may well have a twist in its tail. If the last opinion polls before Sunday’s parliamentary elections are a guide, the crumbling of Europe’s old political order is affecting even the continent’s bastion of stability.
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First Bison Seen in Germany in 250 Years Is Quickly Shot

September 20, 2017 |

Conservationists are expressing outrage after an official in Germany ordered hunters to shoot the first wild bison seen in the country in more than two centuries. Calling the killing a criminal offense, the World Wildlife Fund says it will file charges against the official who gave the order, the Local…
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Germany Pulls Off Largest Evacuation Since WWII

September 3, 2017 |

The biggest evacuation in Germany since the end of World War II has gone off with barely a hitch. On Sunday about 65,000 residents living in a one-mile area of Frankfurt had to evacuate their homes while authorities defused an unexploded bomb, the BBC reports. The WWII-era British HC…
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Germany Considers Sale of Parasitic Worm Eggs … as Food

August 20, 2017 |

Let’s get one thing straight: Parasitic worms can and do cause serious problems in the animals they infect, and it’s largely seen as a good thing that most humans in wealthier nations don’t have to deal with them. Hookworms, for instance, cause anemia, diarrhea, and pain, while the human whipworm…
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American Gives Nazi Salute in Germany, Gets Slugged

August 13, 2017 |

Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden, the AP reports. Dresden police said Sunday the 41-year-old, whose name and hometown weren’t given for privacy reasons, suffered minor injuries in the 8:15am Saturday assault.
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Tensions Escalate Between Germany and Turkey

July 30, 2017 |

After a year of slights, barbs and misunderstandings, Germany and Turkey are girding for a showdown that could rattle the European Union, alter the fight on terrorism and escalate the refugee crisis.
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Germany Confronts the Forgotten Story of Its Other Genocide

July 30, 2017 |

A war in Namibia, considered the first mass ethnic killing of the 20th century, is today at the center of negotiations over an apology and compensation. If the countries can successfully conclude talks, the outcome may be a model for other post-colonial powers grappling with past atrocities.
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Germany Seeks Help Finding G-20 Rioters

July 11, 2017 |

Germany has asked European governments for help in finding and prosecuting rioters who left a trail of destruction in Hamburg during the weekend’s Group of 20 summit.
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