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Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain's decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe."We take note of the British people's decision with regret.

Gunman killed by police after storming German cinema

Viernheim - A masked gunman barricaded himself in a German multiplex cinema with dozens of people Thursday before being killed by police on high security alert following a string of attacks around Europe, officials said.

German mural for dead migrant boy vandalised

Frankfurt - Vandals have destroyed a mural in Germany dedicated to a Syrian toddler who drowned last year trying to reach Europe with his family, police said Thursday.

Turkey blocks German MPs' base visit after genocide row

Berlin - Turkey has barred a German delegation from visiting an air base used to fight jihadists in Syria, amid a bitter diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, officials said Wednesday.

France's Hollande sees Ukraine summit next month

Paris - France believes a new four-way summit on Ukraine is possible next month in the light of "progress" in the crisis, the French government said Wednesday.At a weekly cabinet meeting, President Francois Hollande said "progress has been made and a (summit)....

German nurse likely killed at least 33: Investigators

Berlin - A German nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients is now a suspect in at least 33 more deaths, investigators said Wednesday, adding that he has admitted to have killed even more.The man, identified only as Niels H.

U.S. commander warns NATO couldn't repel Russian Baltic invasion

Berlin - NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report Wednesday.

Sarkozy calls for French-German push to save Europe

Berlin - Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for Paris and Berlin to make a joint push for "a new European treaty" following Britain's vote on whether to leave the bloc.

Erdogan loses appeal against German media boss

Berlin - Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost a German court battle against a top media boss Tuesday when his appeal in a bitter row over free speech was thrown out.

Tens of thousands demonstrate against racism in Germany

Berlin - Tens of thousands of people joined weekend rallies in Germany to condemn racism and right-wing populist groups who have been railing against a record influx of migrants.

Germany slams NATO 'warmongering' on Russia

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing it as "warmongering", the German daily Bild reported.

Twitter takes stake in music service it passed on last year

San Francisco - San Francisco-based micro-blogging giant Twitter confirmed Tuesday that it had taken a major stake in music streaming service SoundCloud Ltd.

Merkel warns against 'radical' speech in Brexit debate

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged British politicians to moderate the language used in their campaigns ahead of the Brexit vote, after a popular pro-Europe MP was murdered.

Six Russian hooligans arrested in Germany over assault

Berlin - Six Russian hooligans arriving from southern France have been arrested in Germany after beating and kicking Spanish tourists, injuring one of them seriously, police said Friday.

Germany's Nazi trials: Twilight justice

Detmold - A German court is due to rule Friday in the mass murder case of a former Auschwitz SS guard, more than 70 years after the end of World War II.

Ex-SS guard convicted for complicity in Auschwitz murders

Detmold - A former SS guard was on Friday convicted by a German court for complicity in the mass murders at Auschwitz death camp, capping what is likely one of the last Holocaust trials.

Brexit could start EU 'disintegration', Germany warns

Brandenburg - The foreign ministers of Germany and France Wednesday cautioned against a Brexit vote, with Berlin's top envoy warning it could eventually lead to the "disintegration" of the European Union.

Half of Germans say too many Muslims in country: Poll

Berlin - Half the population of Germany feels they are "foreigners in their own country" because there are too many Muslims, according to a survey published Wednesday showing hardening attitudes against migrants.

Germany warns refugees against polygamy, child brides

Berlin - Germany will not recognise polygamy or marriages involving minors, its justice minister said Tuesday, as concern rises over such cases amid a record influx of refugees, many from Muslim countries.

German man goes on trial for double child murder

Berlin - A German security guard went on trial Tuesday accused of murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

EU envoy to Turkey resigns after row with Ankara

Ankara - The EU's top diplomat in Turkey has stepped down after a row with Ankara over his criticism of the government's conduct in a landmark migrant deal, his office said on Tuesday.

Trump's German ancestral home sees few reasons to brag

Kallstadt - Kallstadt, a tidy village in Germany's lush wine country, has plenty of things to take pride in if you ask its friendly citizens -- but Donald Trump is not one of them.

Turkish editor wins German freedom of speech award

Berlin - The chief editor of Turkish newspaper Hurriyet was on Monday presented with a Freedom of Speech award by German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle as concerns grow over press freedom in Turkey.

Germany records 3,200 complaints over asylum backlog

Berlin - Thousands of migrants have filed complaints against German authorities over the lengthy asylum-seeking process, according to official data seen by AFP Sunday.

Shock as Italy daily offers readers 'Mein Kampf'

Rome - A rightwing Italian newspaper was on Saturday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation.

EU, Germany hit back at Erdogan in genocide row

Berlin - German politicians hit back Thursday at Turkey's president for accusing lawmakers of Turkish origin of having "tainted blood" in a row over whether the Ottoman Empire committed genocide in World War I.

'Ramadan row' behind fire at German refugee shelter

Berlin - A quarrel over meal times during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan likely sparked an arson attack that destroyed a German refugee shelter, said a report Thursday quoting prosecutors.

Turkey mulls retaliation in Germany genocide row

Ankara - Turkey is planning retaliatory steps against Berlin after Germany's parliament recognised the World War I killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a genocide, the presidency said on Wednesday.

Auschwitz museum tracks down long-lost inmate belongings

Varsovia - The Auschwitz museum said Tuesday it has recovered 16,000 long-lost items belonging to Jews killed at the Nazi death camp, decades after they were stored away and forgotten by Poland's former communist regime.

Nazi sect doctor in Chile may face German jail

Berlin - A German doctor who was convicted in Chile for complicity in child sex abuse at a Nazi paedophile sect should serve out his sentence in Germany, prosecutors said Tuesday.
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