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German hostage drama 'likely a terrorist act': prosecutors

Berlin - German federal prosecutors took over the investigation into an arson attack and hostage-taking at Cologne's train station Wednesday, saying there were enough indications to suggest a terrorist motive.A Syrian refugee, identified only as Mohammad A.R.

Merkel says 'still a chance' for deal on Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that while there was "still a chance" for an accord with Britain to leave the EU, Berlin was preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.

Syrian in Germany hostage drama had mental problems: police

Cologne - A Syrian man who launched an arson attack and took a woman hostage at a German train station was an unemployed refugee with psychological problems and a history of street offences, police said Tuesday.

Berlin expels 9/11 accomplice to Morocco

Berlin - A convicted Moroccan accomplice in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States was expelled from Germany on Monday and sent back to Morocco, police said.

German police 'not ruling out terror' motive in Cologne hostage-taking

Cologne - German police said Monday they were not eliminating terrorism as a possible motive for a hostage-taking at Cologne central station that left four people injured.

Three wounded in Cologne hostage-taking: police

Cologne - German police said Monday they ended a hostage-taking in a pharmacy in Cologne's main train station, gravely wounding the alleged perpetrator after he himself injured two people."Special response units overpowered the man.

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

Frankfurt Am Main - German police said Monday they had raided French-owned carmaker Opel, amid reports the manufacturer was the latest suspected of having manipulated diesel cars' exhaust emissions to cheat regulatory tests.

Merkel vows to 'win back trust' after Bavaria poll debacle

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.

Merkel's Bavarian allies suffer historic election losses

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CSU allies suffered historic losses in Bavaria state elections Sunday, dealing a blow to her fragile three-party coalition government.

German business losing patience with limping Brexit talks

Frankfurt Am Main - With just under six months until Brexit day, German business is losing patience with negotiations ahead of a vital deadline, warning ever more stridently of the risks of a no-deal departure.

Tens of thousands stage anti-racism march in Berlin

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people marched in Berlin Saturday in a protest against racism amid growing concern over xenophobic incidents in the east of the country.Organisers said at least 242,000 people turned out for the rally.

Merkel's Bavarian allies face threat of poll debacle

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's arch-conservative Bavarian allies are bracing for heavy electoral losses in the southern Alpine state Sunday that could trigger shockwaves in Berlin.

Huawei to partner with Audi to develop self-driving technology

The Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei will partner with the German auto maker Audi to develop self-driving technology for cars that will be made in China.

German MPs voice concern about prenatal genetic tests

Berlin - More than 100 German lawmakers voiced concern on Friday about prenatal tests for genetic disorders such as Down Syndrome that they say lead to more abortions.

Germany extends Austria border controls over migrants

Berlin - Germany said Friday it was extending by another half year border controls with Austria, which were reintroduced in several places in the passport-free Schengen zone in response to the migrant influx.

Germany to extradite suspect in Bulgarian journalist killing 'soon'

Berlin - A German court said Friday that a man suspected of the rape and murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova would be extradited to Bulgaria in the coming days.

The Greens, Germany's other party on the rise

Berlin - While Germany's mainstream political parties are floundering in the face of a right-wing populist onslaught, the ecologist Greens are gaining in popularity and looking to capture once enemy terrain.

Germany open to selling arms to Saudis despite Yemen war: report

Berlin - Germany's government has left the door open to exporting arms to Saudi Arabia and its allies in the Yemen conflict, the news weekly Der Spiegel reported Wednesday, seemingly in spite of a deal within the country's ruling coalition.

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".

German historians accuse far right chief of echoing Hitler

Berlin - German historians on Wednesday accused far-right leader Alexander Gauland of paraphrasing Adolf Hitler in a newspaper column taking aim at a "globalised class" that he claimed threatens all that is good in his "homeland".
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