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Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

Berlin - The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.

48 injured in German school bus crash: police

Berlin - At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

Berlin - A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

Berlin - A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence.

Germany's SPD at odds over coalition plan

Frankfurt Am Main - Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism Sunday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, days after the hard-fought deal was hailed as a breakthrough.

Germany's SPD at odds over coalition plan

Frankfurt Am Main - Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism Sunday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, days after the hard-fought deal was hailed as a breakthrough.

Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?

Istanbul - After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in specific areas will be prioritised over Ankara's drive for full membership, analysts say.

Merkel risks leading weak 'losers' coalition for Germany

Berlin - Germany's veteran chancellor Angela Merkel, often called the world's most powerful woman, will embark on a fourth term with diminished influence and little vision for shaping Europe's future, analysts say.

Strike planned by French prison guards after attack by Qaeda inmate

Paris - Labour unions called Friday for a "total blockade" at prisons across France on Monday after three guards were hurt by a German inmate being held for plotting the deadly 2002 suicide bombing at a Tunisian synagogue.

Impatient Europe hails German coalition breakthrough

Brussels - European leaders welcomed a breakthrough Friday in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's bid to form a coalition, hoping it will end months of political paralysis and unblock key EU reforms.

Main points of German coalition blueprint

Berlin - German Chancellor Angel Merkel's Christian Democrats, her Bavarian CSU allies and Martin Schulz's Social Democrats on Friday announced a policy blueprint for a future coalition government.

What's next for Germany after Merkel's coalition breakthrough?

Berlin - Germany inched toward a new government Friday as Chancellor Angela Merkel and the centre-left Social Democrats agreed to move ahead with formal talks to build a coalition.

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Friday that the new government she is seeking to form would work toward a "fresh start" for Europe, after reporting a breakthrough in marathon coalition talks.

'Germany to cap yearly refugee arrivals at about 200,000'

Berlin - Germany will limit the number of asylum seeker arrivals to around 200,000 annually under a draft coalition agreement sealed Friday in marathon talks between the country's two biggest parties."We determine that the number of new arrivals...

Three French prison guards hurt in attack by Al-Qaeda inmate

Lille - Three guards at a jail in northern France have been injured in a blade attack by a German Al-Qaeda militant who plotted the deadly suicide bombing of a Tunisian synagogue, sources said Thursday.

Palestinian pleads guilty to Hamburg 'Islamist' knife attack

Hamburg - A 26-year-old Palestinian man admitted Friday to killing a man and wounding six others with a knife in a Hamburg supermarket, an attack that stoked fears of Islamist terrorism in Germany.

Berlin woman revives Red Army ghosts in Reichstag graffiti

Berlin - Berlin has preserved countless traces of its World War II destruction as chilling reminders of its militaristic past -- few are more striking than Red Army graffiti left at the iconic Reichstag.

Kering no longer for Puma, focus on luxury

Paris - France's Kering said Thursday it would distribute shares in German sporting goods maker Puma to its shareholders to focus exclusively on the luxury sector.

Libya marks destruction of last chemical arms: watchdog

Den Haag - Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place.

German court overturns acquittal of 'sharia police' Islamists

Berlin - A group of Islamists in Germany who formed a "sharia police" vigilante street patrol will face trial again after a court on Thursday overturned an earlier acquittal.

Thorny issues in Germany's coalition talks

Berlin - A bid by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to renew an alliance with Germany's second biggest party, the Social Democrats, is complicated by several hot button topics.

Merkel party a step closer to new coalition government

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives reached a "breakthrough" deal Friday with Germany's second biggest party, the Social Democrats, toward building a new coalition government, sources close to the negotiations said.

Time over money? German union champions 28-hour week

Frankfurt Am Main - Tens of thousands of German workers downed tools this week as the country's largest union ramped up its battle for the right to a 28-hour week.

French minister urges more German investment in EU

Berlin - France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday urged Germany to plough more investments into major European projects and allow wages to rise, as part of Berlin's contribution to boosting growth in Europe.

Germans outraged as historic church makes way for coal mine

Frankfurt Am Main - The demolition of a historic German church to clear the way for the expansion of an open-cast mine this week has outraged locals and environmentalists, as politicians moot giving up their own clean energy targets.

German AfD hardens radical, anti-Muslim course

Berlin - The Alternative for Germany party started the year by railing against "barbaric, Muslim, gang-raping hordes", ending months of relative post-election calm and any remaining doubt about its hardening far-right course.

Bread bandits busted in maxi German-Italian mafia sting

Rome - Italian and German police have rounded up more than 100 suspects in a vast anti-mafia operation in the two countries, cracking open a crime empire that grew rich on bread, wine and funeral services.

German metalworkers start strikes for 28-hour week

Berlin - Germany's powerful metalworkers' union launched mass strikes Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of labour nationwide.

Berlin to evaluate online hate law as minister falls victim

Berlin - Germany signalled Monday it was open to amending a controversial law combatting online hate speech as the justice minister fell victim to the rules he himself championed.

German-Russian man admits to Dortmund team bus bombing

Dortmund - A German-Russian man admitted Monday to carrying out a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund football team's bus in an elaborate bid to make a fortune on the stock market."I deeply regret my actions," said the man, identified only as Sergei W.
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