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Merkel’s Christian Democrats Win State Election in Germany

May 16, 2017 |

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union beat the center-left Social Democrats in the regional election Sunday in Germany’s biggest state, providing a major boost to the German leader ahead of national elections in September.
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Germany Faces a North Korea Sanctions Violation in Its Own Capital

May 10, 2017 |

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea for years has been leasing an annex of its embassy in downtown Berlin to a hostel, a deal that became a violation of U.N. sanctions passed in November.
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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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