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Five European countries to take in stranded migrants: Italy PM

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday said five European countries had agreed to take in 250 of the 450 migrants aboard two EU border agency vessels.

Tourists charged with stealing bricks from Auschwitz memorial

Warsaw - Two Hungarian tourists have admitted to trying to steal bricks from the ruins of a crematorium at the site of the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, according to police.

Ryanair flight makes emergency landing in Germany

Berlin - A Ryanair flight made an emergency landing at Frankfurt after a sudden loss of cabin pressure which sent 30 passengers to hospital, police and the Irish airline said on Saturday.

EU probes Alstom, Siemens rail merger

Apo - The EU launched an in-depth investigation Friday into the merger of the rail activities at Alstom, the state-controlled maker of France's iconic TGV trains, and German industrial giant Siemens.

Germany deports 'bin Laden bodyguard' to Tunisia: ministry

Berlin - A Tunisian man who allegedly worked as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden was deported from Germany Friday, more than a decade after his asylum bid was first rejected, officials said.The 42-year-old, identified by German authorities only as Sami A.

Germany can extradite Puigdemont to Spain for graft, not rebellion: court

Berlin - A German court ruled Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.

Germany can extradite Puigdemont to Spain for graft, not rebellion: court

Berlin - A German court ruled Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont may be extradited to Spain, but only for alleged corruption and not on the more serious charge of rebellion.

German court to rule on parents' access to dead daughter's Facebook

Berlin - German judges will rule Thursday on Facebook users' "digital legacy", or the fate of their private data after they die, in a case pitting the Silicon Valley giant against the grieving parents of a teenage girl.

Germany aims for migration deal with Italy by end of July

Innsbruck - Germany's interior minister said Wednesday he hopes to reach an agreement with Italy by the end of the month on the vexed topic of returning migrants there from Germany.

Dozens of Hells Angels arrested in Portugal

Lisbon - Portugese police on Wednesday arrested 56 Hells Angels members on charges ranging from attempted murder to pimping, an official said.

Trump insists he has 'very good' relations with Merkel

Apo - US President Donald Trump insisted Wednesday that he gets on well with Chancellor Angela Merkel, despite earlier savaging Germany's trade and defence policies.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a shocking series of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping one of the longest and politically charged trials of the post-war period.

Surviving member of German neo-Nazi murder cell jailed for life

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, capping a mammoth trial that began in May 2013.

Verdicts due in Germany's mammoth neo-Nazi murder trial

Munich - The only surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders faces a verdict on Wednesday at the end of one of the longest trials in Germany's post-war history.

Beate Zschaepe, woman in the dock in neo-Nazi terror trial

Berlin - For Beate Zschaepe, the woman at the heart of Germany's neo-Nazi terror and murder trial, the dark path began in the far-right skinhead subculture that flared after the Berlin Wall fell.

German woman faces verdict in 5-year neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - One of the biggest trials in modern German history ends Wednesday when the court hands a verdict to the only surviving member of a neo-Nazi cell behind a string of racist murders.

Thousands march in Germany in support of refugees

Berlin - Thousands of people marched through German cities on Saturday to protest against EU policy on refugees and support NGOs helping rescue migrants in the Mediterranean.

Germany announces 'significant' hike in defence budget

Berlin - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz Friday pledged to raise defence spending sharply next year but the amount falls well short of US President Donald Trump's demands for NATO allies to pay their way.

German coalition parties agree tougher migrant policy: SPD chief

Berlin - The three parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's shaky coalition government on Thursday rallied around a tougher policy on migration and asylum aimed at placating conservative allies.

No plan for US troops to leave Germany: White House

Washington - The White House reaffirmed Thursday that there are no plans to withdraw or transfer US troops stationed in Germany -- and that the issue would not be on the agenda of next week's NATO summit.

Merkel says open to international talks on slashing car tariffs

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she would back opening talks with trading partners on lowering automobile tariffs, in what appeared to be an olive branch to US President Donald Trump as the EU battles to dissuade him from imposing hefty l...

Merkel says open to international talks on slashing car tariffs

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she would back opening talks with trading partners on lowering automobile tariffs, as US President Donald Trump threatens hefty levies on car imports from the European Union.

Merkel warns Trump against trade war

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned US President Donald Trump against unleashing an all-out trade war after he threatened to impose steep tariffs on cars from the European Union.

Verdicts next week in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Berlin - Beate Zschaepe, the only surviving member of a murderous German neo-Nazi trio, proclaimed her innocence over a racist killing spree in a final plea Tuesday before her verdict next week.

Merkel last-ditch migrant deal faces EU headwinds

Berlin - An 11th-hour deal clinched by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to rescue her fragile government by limiting migrant arrivals immediately ran into European resistance Tuesday, with neighbouring Austria vowing to "protect" its borders.

Austria vows to 'protect' its borders after German migrant deal

Vienna - Austria's government warned Tuesday it could "take measures to protect" its borders after Germany planned restrictions on the entry of migrants as part of a deal to avert a political crisis in Berlin.

Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel survived a bruising challenge to her authority with a compromise deal on immigration but faced charges Tuesday that it spelt a final farewell to her welcoming stance toward refugees.

Merkel coalition's fate hangs in balance over elusive migrant deal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition risked breaking apart Monday, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies pushed a showdown over migrant policy after she was unmoved by her interior minister's threat to resign.

German interior minister offers resignation over migration row

Munich - Germany's interior minister Horst Seehofer on Sunday said he wants to resign both his office and his position as head of the hardline conservative Bavarian CSU party, throwing into question the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government....

Merkel rebels vow last-ditch bid for migrant deal

Munich - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition faced an uncertain future Monday, as her hardline conservative Bavarian allies vowed a final attempt at a deal on migrant policy after she was unmoved by her interior minister's offer to resign.
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