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New business and old ties on agenda as Modi tours Europe

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart Monday for a four-nation tour of Europe that will include strategic talks with historic ally Russia and with key trading partner Germany.

New business and old ties on agenda as Modi tours Europe

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart Monday for a four-nation tour of Europe that will include strategic talks with historic ally Russia and with key trading partner Germany.

New business and old ties on agenda as Modi tours Europe

New Delhi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart Monday for a four-nation tour of Europe that will include strategic talks with historic ally Russia and with key trading partner Germany.

Merkel-Erdogan meet likely at NATO summit: Germany

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a NATO summit Thursday in Brussels, her spokesman said.

Erdogan says EU must decide on Turkey membership

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said ahead of crunch talks with the EU's leadership it was up to Brussels to decide if it wanted Turkey as a member of the bloc.

Merkel vows to convince climate change 'doubters'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to work to convince climate change "doubters" as the world waits to see whether US President Donald Trump will endorse the Paris agreement.

From rubber ducks to sausages, Luther mania sweeps German town

Wittenberg - Carrying an armful of "Luther Brodt" gingerbread to the cashier, Mikael Byrial Jensen admits sheepishly that Martin Luther would probably not have been impressed by the flood of souvenirs bearing his name.

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

Kabul - A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in Kabul, officials said Sunday, underscoring rising insecurity in the war-torn country.

Past isolation a clue to east German xenophobia: study

Berlin - Eastern Germany is a hotspot for far-right attitudes and racist hate crimes in part because it was long a closed-off communist society with few immigrants, a new study said Thursday.

Michael Schumacher's children in blackmail threat

Berlin - A blackmailer threatened to kill the children of stricken Formula One legend Michael Schumacher unless paid 900,000 euros ($1 million).

Turkey says will 'not beg' Germany to stay at NATO base

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday hit back at German threats to pull its troops out of a key NATO base on its soil, saying it would "not beg" them to stay.

Berlin truck attacker should have been behind bars: minister

Berlin - The man blamed for Berlin's deadly Christmas market jihadist attack last December should have been arrested months earlier as a drug dealer, the city-state's interior minister charged Wednesday.

German far-right plot rekindles debate on Nazi-era Wehrmacht

Berlin - The scandal surrounding an attack plot hatched by two far-right soldiers has again forced Germany to confront its dark past -- specifically, the role of the Wehrmacht in the Third Reich.

Brutal backpacker attacker jailed in Australia

Sydney - A man who brutally attacked two female backpackers on a remote Australian beach will spend at least 17 years in jail with a judge Wednesday accusing him of damaging the country's reputation as a safe destination.

Merkel, Macron: the new power couple to shake up the EU

Brussels - Freshly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are the new power couple leading the charge against anti-European populists and trying to put the struggling EU back on track, analysts say.

Turkey PM says Germany must choose between Ankara and alleged coup plotters

Ankara - Turkey's prime minister said Tuesday that Germany must decide between its friendship with Ankara and alleged coup plotters, after Berlin granted political asylum to military officials with suspected links to last year's failed putsch.

Bach vs burka: Germany in election-year identity debate

Berlin - What does it mean to be German? A minister close to Chancellor Angela Merkel has kicked off a divisive election-year debate about cultural identity -- earning him praise, ridicule and charges of immigrant-bashing.

Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

Berlin - France's new President Emmanuel Macron secured backing Monday from key ally Chancellor Angela Merkel for his bid to shake up Europe, despite scepticism in Berlin over his proposed reforms.

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's new President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to give a new impetus to Europe, saying they were ready to even change EU treaties if necessary.

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's new President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to give a new impetus to Europe, saying they were ready to even change EU treaties if necessary.

Macron, Merkel say ready to change EU treaties if needed

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's new President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to give a new impetus to Europe, saying they were ready to even change EU treaties if necessary.

Germany warns it could pull its NATO troops out of Turkey base

Berlin - Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara's refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere.

Merkel's party bags key victory in bellwether state vote

D - Chancellor Angela Merkel dealt a devastating blow to her main rival on Sunday, four months before national elections, when early results showed her party securing a strong win in a regional vote in Germany's biggest state.

Berlin backpackers in a bind: To fund Pyongyang or not?

Berlin - It's an unusual dilemma that tourists in Berlin have to grapple with -- will getting into a hostel bunk bed help finance North Korea's nuclear ambitions?

Merkel to host Macron for talks in Berlin on Monday

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will host Emmanuel Macron for talks in Berlin on Monday, on his first trip abroad as French president.

Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case

Washington - A federal judge in California on Thursday said he would approve a $1.2 billion settlement between Volkswagen and the US authorities over the last 80,000 cars in the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

Turkey denounces German move to accept asylum requests

Istanbul - Turkey on Thursday condemned Germany for granting political asylum to numerous military personnel and their families with alleged links to last year's failed coup, saying the move risked harming relations.

Merkel's party faces election dry run in bellwether state

Haltern - Germany's most populous state goes to the polls on Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's party aiming to extend a winning streak that could seriously damage her rival before national elections.One in five German voters -- 13.

German defence minister vows clear army break with Nazi past

Berlin - Germany's defence minister announced reforms Wednesday to rid the armed forces of links with the Nazi-era Wehrmacht, responding to a scandal around a far-right attack plot within the military.

Germany to shut Berlin hostel over North Korea link

Berlin - The German government said Wednesday it will shut down a Berlin hostel after it emerged that the site is North Korean embassy property and had been leased in violation of UN rules.
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Old abandoned cabaret venue in east Berlin.
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