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Germany President Announces Resignation

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff has resigned amid allegations he abused a previous political post by accepting favors The annoncement comes a day after prosecutors requested Mr. Wulff’s immunity be lifted so they could investigate whether he abused his position as governor of the state of Lower Saxony. Wulff faces multiple allegations including allowing a film […]

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German Airport Strike Jeopardizes Flight Schedule

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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Passengers using the airport in Frankfort,Germany, one of Europe’s busiest airports, can expect a second day of flight cancellations because of a ground crew strike. On Friday, passengers were greeted by long check-in lines and cancellation notifications. Germany’s largest airline, Lufthansa, says it cancelled 300 flights Thursday, stranding thousands of passengers, primarily those on domestic […]

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UN Court Rules Against Italy’s Nazi Compensation Claims

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Italy to annul all compensation claims against Germany for Nazi war crimes committed during World War Two. The International Court of Justice ruled Friday in a 12-to-three vote that Italy’s courts were wrong to allow victims of Nazi atrocities to claim compensation from Germany, because it has legal […]

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UN Court Rules Against Italy’s Nazi Compensation Claims

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations’ highest court has ordered Italy to annul all compensation claims against Germany for Nazi war crimes committed during World War Two. The International Court of Justice ruled Friday that Italy’s courts were wrong to allow victims of Nazi atrocities to claim compensation from Germany, because it has legal immunity from lawsuits in […]

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German President Marks 70th Anniversary of Plan to Exterminate Jews

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff has marked the 70th anniversary of a conference where a plan was unveiled to exterminate the Jewish people. Mr. Wulff addressed an event to mark the Wannsee Conference near Berlin where Nazi officials adopted the “final solution” in January 1942. The president said it is important to never forget the “unbelievable […]

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Defendant Kills Prosecutor in German Court

Posted January 11th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say a defendant accused of embezzlement has shot and killed a prosecutor during his trial in southern Germany. Police say the 54-year old man opened fire Wednesday afternoon in a court in Dachau, near Munich, while the judge was reading his verdict. He shot the prosecutor several times. There are no reports of […]

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German Prosecutors Seek Life for Killer of US Airmen

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors are asking for a sentence of life in prison for a Kosovo Albanian man who has admitted killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport last year. Twenty-one-year-old Arid Uka faces two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder for wounding two other airmen and firing at a third. In closing […]

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Germans Want Embattled President to Remain in Office

Posted January 6th, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Poll results in Germany show that a slight majority of Germans want embattled President Christian Wulff to stay in office, despite a scandal over an undisclosed financial loan. The public broadcaster ARD reported Friday that 56 percent of the respondents said they want to keep the president despite his failure to report a private loan […]

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German Chancellor Stands Behind Embattled President

Posted January 4th, 2012 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she has confidence in the nation’s embattled president, Christian Wulff. The president is under pressure to resign for alleged attempts to kill a news report on a controversial home loan he received. A spokesman said the chancellor has full confidence that Mr. Wulff will answer all questions completely. The […]

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German President Faces Resignation Calls Over Loan Scandal

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 1:45 pm (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff is facing growing calls for his resignation in connection with his alleged attempts to kill a news story on a controversial home loan he received. Mr. Wulff, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is reported to have left an angry voicemail message for the editor of the Bild newspaper threatening […]

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