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S. Korean woman gets six years over exorcism death in Germany

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court sentenced a South Korean woman to six years in jail for the death of her cousin who was beaten and suffocated during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel room.

Merkel scraps Algiers trip due to Bouteflika poor health

Alger - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria on Monday "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries announced.

Syrian teen on trial in Germany over bomb plot

Cologne - A 16-year-old Syrian refugee went on trial in Germany Monday accused of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group.

Germany slams Russia over Ukraine rebel passports

Berlin - Germany on Monday criticised as "unacceptable" Russia's decision to recognise passports issued by separatist rebels in Ukraine's eastern regions of Lugansk and Donetsk.

Germany expects continued IMF aid for Greece

Berlin - Germany said Sunday that it expects the International Monetary Fund to continue participating in the bailout for debt-stricken Greece, despite the lender's doubts on the issue.

Pence pays somber visit to Nazi concentration camp

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Germany on Sunday, against the backdrop of concerns about a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since Donald Trump was elected president....

UN envoy De Mistura questions US engagement on Syria

Munich - UN envoy Staffan de Mistura on Sunday questioned US President Donald Trump's engagement in solving the Syrian war, just days ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva."Where is the US in all this?

Israel's Lieberman insists land swaps key to two-state solution

Munich - A two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict must include exchanges of people and land to ensure the two sides are completely separated, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday.

Trump envoys in Europe: Talking points

Munich - US President Donald Trump's envoys have tried to reassure allies that Washington remains committed to its global role and responsibilities.

New US immigrant ban to be better prepared: Kelly

Munich - US Homeland Security chief John Kelly on Saturday said a new presidential immigrant ban will be better prepared and implemented to ensure there is no repeat of the chaos caused by the first.

Russia calls for 'post-West' world order: Lavrov

Munich - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a "pragmatic" relationship with the United States.

Trump 'unwavering' in commitment to NATO alliance: Pence

Munich - US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said President Donald Trump would stand by the NATO transatlantic alliance and no one should doubt his commitment after sacrifices made to defend it.

US pledges 'unwavering' commitment, Europe lukewarm

Munich - US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday led a chorus of reassurance for allies rattled by Donald Trump's policy stance but European leaders gave the pledges a lukewarm welcome.

Refugee comedy, transgender love story tipped at Berlin festival

Berlin - A European refugee comedy and a transgender love story are tipped to clinch prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival, an event dominated by criticism of US President Donald Trump.

European partners look to Pentagon chief for reassurance

Munich - Jittery European partners looking for reassurance from a member of US President Donald Trump's new administration might have found it Friday in the form of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

Germany bans internet-connected 'spying' doll Cayla

Berlin - German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "spying device".

Transatlantic bond 'strongest bulwark' against instability: Mattis

Munich - The bond between Europe and America is the "strongest bulwark" against instability and violence, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday as he tried to calm jittery allies seeking clarity from Donald Trump's White House.

NATO is also important for US too: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that NATO is important not just for Europe but also for the United States, speaking as a major security gathering kicked off in Munich.

Europe warns US against hurting cohesion, favouring Russia

Munich - European leaders Friday fired a salvo of warnings against Washington, cautioning it against hurting EU cohesion, abandoning shared values and seeking a rapprochement with Russia behind the backs of its allies.

Allies claim Tillerson backing for political solution in Syria

Bonn - US allies won assurances Friday from new Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Washington backed a UN-brokered political solution to the Syria conflict, the latest sign the Trump administration will keep to existing policy.

Merkel says didn't know Germany spied on allies

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel testified Thursday that she was surprised to learn almost two years ago that Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was spying on targets in allied nations.

US ready to work with Russia 'if it benefits Americans'

Bonn - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said his country will work with Russia if doing so benefits Americans, as Moscow pressed the Trump administration to live up to its promises of improving ties.

All eyes on Tillerson's debut at G20 in Germany

Bonn - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his diplomatic debut at a G20 gathering in Germany on Thursday as Russia pressed the Trump administration to keep its promises of improved relations.

G20 meets Tillerson: what to expect

Bonn - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's G20 peers get their first chance Thursday to hear direct from the top what President Donald Trump's foreign policy will look like.

German police raid homes of Turkish imams suspected of spying

Berlin - German police Wednesday raided the homes of four Turkish Muslim preachers suspected of spying for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government on the movement he blames for last year's coup attempt.

Tunisia PM rejects German criticism on migrant returns

Berlin - Tunisia's prime minister on Tuesday rejected German claims that his country has been blocking the return of rejected asylum seekers including the key suspect in the Berlin attack, hours ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany's AfD moves to expel state leader for Nazi guilt comment

Berlin - Germany's rightwing populist AfD Monday moved to expel a state leader who argued the country should turn the page on its World War II guilt, exposing a deepening rift within the party.

France calls on Germany to hike investment spending

Berlin - French Economy Minister Michel Sapin has dismissed a US attack on Germany's trade surplus but urged Europe's biggest economy to boost its spending on investment.

Pepper spray 'prankster' may have sparked Germany airport alarm

Hamburg - German emergency services temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport Sunday and treated almost 70 people after an irritant gas was released in the building -- probably by a "prankster" using pepper spray, firefighters said.

Germany elects 'anti-Trump' Steinmeier as president

Berlin - Billed as Germany's "anti-Trump", former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier was elected Sunday as the new head of state, vowing to stand up to simplistic populist rhetoric.
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