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Germany Ends Its Military Draft

Posted July 1st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany has ended its military draft, turning instead to a voluntary force years after its major allies had taken the same step. Germany started conscripting members of its armed forces in 1957 when West Germany rearmed after World War II, but the country ended its draft at midnight Thursday. By contrast, the United States ended […]

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US Charges Kosovo Gunman with Murdering 2 US Airmen

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. federal prosecutors have filed formal murder charges against a Kosovo man who allegedly shot dead two U.S. Air Force personnel in Germany in March. The U.S. attorney’s office in New York says Arid Uka chanted “God is great” in Arabic and kept shooting until his gun would not fire any more. Uka is in […]

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German Court Paroles Red Army Terrorist Hogefeld

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A German court in Frankfurt has granted parole to Birgit Hogefeld, the last member of the Red Army Faction terror group still serving time in jail. The court made the announcement Friday, commuting her life sentence after she served 18 years in prison. The 54-year-old Hogefeld was arrested and convicted in 1993 and sentenced to […]

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Germany Says Sprouts Source of E. Coli Outbreak

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Public health officials in Germany say contaminated sprouts are the source of an E. coli outbreak that has claimed the lives of at least 30 people. The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Reinhard Burger, says the pattern of the outbreak points to the sprouts as the source. Health officials initially blamed the bacterial outbreak […]

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Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi Will Leave Power

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 8:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The U.S. president said the NATO-led mission in Libya has made “significant” progress, protecting the people from a “potential slaughter” by Mr. […]

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White House Holds Lavish State Dinner for Merkel

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is getting a taste of local cuisine when she dines with U.S. President Barack Obama at a formal reception at the White House. In addition to regionally-sourced ingredients like Maryland crabs, the menu for the state dinner Tuesday evening includes a couldn’t-be-more local salad, grown in First Lady Michelle Obama’s garden […]

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Obama, Merkel Expect Gadhafi Will Leave Power

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he and the German chancellor have been clear that Mr. Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan […]

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Obama, Merkel Discuss Libya, Economy, Mideast Peace

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he and the German chancellor have been clear that Mr. Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan […]

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Obama, Merkel Discuss Libya, Economy, Mideast Peace

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says it is only a “matter of time” before Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives up power. Mr. Obama spoke Tuesday at the White House, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said he and the German chancellor have been clear that Mr. Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan […]

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Obama, Merkel Discuss Libya, Economy, Mideast Peace

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have been clear that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must step down and hand power to the Libyan people. Speaking alongside Ms. Merkel at the White House Tuesday, President Obama said the international pressure will only continue to increase until he does. The president spoke […]

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