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Defiant Merkel defends refugee stance after attacks

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees after a series of brutal attacks in the country.

Obama offers support to Germany after spate of attacks

Washington - President Barack Obama offered his condolences and US support to German Chancellor Angela Merkel following a spate of bloody attacks in her country, the White House said.

Explosion near German migrant centre, no sign of bomb: police

Berlin - A suitcase exploded outside a migrant reception centre in southern Germany Wednesday, police said, adding there was "no indication" there was a bomb inside.

Syrian suicide bomber in Germany 'in chat' just before attack

Berlin - A Syrian with suspected links to the Islamic State group who blew himself up outside a German music festival was in contact with another person "who influenced the attack" immediately beforehand, authorities said Wednesday.

Patient kills doctor, commits suicide at Berlin hospital

Berlin - A patient shot and killed a doctor before turning the gun on himself at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, police said, adding there was no sign the incident was a terrorist attack.

Merkel faces hot summer over refugee stance after attacks

Berlin - A rash of attacks in Germany has emboldened political rivals of Chancellor Angela Merkel, blaming her liberal asylum policy for exposing the country to a shocking week of bloodshed.

Child killer gets life for murdering migrant boy, German

Potsdam - A former German security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Shock, fear grip German town after suicide attack

Ansbach - Residents of Ansbach were left reeling Monday after a Syrian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a music festival, shattering the sleepy calm of this picture-postcard southern German city.

Wagner festival opens after attacks put Germany on edge

Bayreuth - Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, opened Monday with extremely tight security in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in the country.

Islamic State group claims second German attack in a week

Ansbach - A Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a German music festival had made a video pledging allegiance to the Islamic State group, authorities said Monday, in the second attack claimed by the jihadists in Germany in a week.

Germany warns of anti-migrant backlash after week of bloodshed

Ansbach - Germany warned Monday of a potential backlash against migrants after a Syrian asylum seeker blew himself up outside a music festival, capping a week of attacks that has shaken the country.

Attacks in Germany: Four strikes in a week

Berlin - Germany is reeling after a spate of bloody attacks in the south of the country in the last week.

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb near German music festival

Ansbach - A Syrian migrant set off an explosive device near an open-air music festival in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others, authorities said Monday, the third attack to hit the region in a week.

One dead, 11 injured by blast in German city of Ansbach: report

Berlin - One person was killed and 11 injured by an explosion at a restaurant in the southern German city of Ansbach on Sunday night, DPA reported, citing local police.

Teenage friend of Munich gunman arrested: Police

Munich - German police said on Sunday they had arrested a 16-year-old Afghan friend of the gunman who killed nine people in a rampage at a shopping centre in Munich.

Syrian refugee kills woman in Germany machete attack

Reutlingen - A Syrian refugee was arrested after killing a woman with a machete in the German city of Reutlingen, in an incident police said did not bear the hallmarks of a "terrorist attack" and was more likely to have been a crime of passion.

One dead, two injured in Germany machete attack: police

Berlin - A woman was killed and two people injured by a 21-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker armed with a machete on Sunday in the southwest German city of Reutlingen, the local police said.

Munich gunman 'planned shooting for a year'

Munich - The teenager who shot dead nine people at a Munich shopping mall spent a year planning the rampage but selected his victims at random, officials said Sunday.

Germany grapples with enigma of Munich gunman

Munich - Investigators were seeking clues Sunday into the mind of gunman David Ali Sonboly, the teen author of one of Germany's bloodiest killing sprees.

Social media a curse and a blessing in Munich shooting

Munich - Social networks were both a curse and a blessing in the deadly shopping mall shooting in Munich, as police sometimes found themselves chasing fictitious leads and false alarms.

Norway's Breivik, the inspiration behind Munich attack?

Paris - German police on Saturday said there was an "obvious" link between the actions of a teen gunman who killed nine people in a rampage in Munich, and those of Norwegian far-right mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik.

Munich mall killer was quiet boy obsessed with killing sprees

Munich - Neighbours have remembered Munich mall killer David Ali Sonboly as a quiet, helpful boy, but a more complex picture emerged on Saturday of a bullied teen who had spent many hours researching killing sprees.

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

Munich - In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers -- a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany's strength lies in its values.

Three Turks among Munich shooting dead: foreign minister

Ankara - Three Turkish citizens were among the nine people killed in Germany's Munich mall shooting, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday.

Three Kosovans among dead in Munich shooting

Pristina - Three Kosovans were among the nine people killed in a shooting rampage by a German-Iranian gunman at a busy Munich shopping centre, the foreign ministry said Saturday."Three citizens of Kosovo are among the victims of the shooting in Munich.

Security fears loom over Bayreuth opera fest

Frankfurt - Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner opens Monday, but security fears and off-stage drama threaten to cast a long shadow over the 140-year-old event.

Munich gunman 'obsessed' with mass killings, had links to Breivik

Munich - The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.

Munich police say shooter 'probably' alone, committed suicide

Munich - Munich police said Saturday that the suspected shooter in a rampage at a shopping mall had probably acted alone and had committed suicide."We found a man who killed himself. We assume that he was the only shooter," police said on Twitter.

Explosives experts checking backpack of dead man in Munich: report

Munich - Explosive experts from the Munich police on Saturday were examining a backpack found on a dead man suspected of being one of the assailants in a shooting rampage, German DPA news agency reported.The body of the man was found about one kilometre (0.

Panic and terror in Munich shooting rampage

Munich - First came the crack of gunfire, then panicked screams and the wail of sirens as an armed attacker launched a killing spree in the German city of Munich on Friday.
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