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German Police: Italian Group Claims Responsibility for Letter Bomb

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say an Italian far-left group has claimed responsibility for sending a letter bomb to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann that was intercepted. State police in Hesse say they have obtained a letter written in Italian from the group that speaks of three explosions against banks, bankers, and “bloodsuckers.” Police say the group calls […]

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German Man Accused of Al-Qaida Links Arrested

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Germany have arrested a man on charges he was part of an al-Qaida-linked cell planning to carry out an attack in Germany. German prosecutors say anti-terror police arrested the suspect — a German — on Thursday in the western city of Bochum. The detainee, identified as Halil S., is suspected of being part […]

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Police: Deutsche Bank Letter Bomb ‘Operational’

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police and prosecutors in Germany say a letter addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann was a fully-functional letter bomb. Officials released a statement Thursday, but did not give additional details. The bank’s security personnel intercepted the letter Wednesday at the bank’s headquarters in the city of Frankfurt. The New York City Police Department said […]

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German Police Investigate Suspected Letter Bomb to Deutsche Bank

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Germany are investigating a suspected letter bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann. Police say the letter was intercepted Wednesday at the bank’s headquarters in the city of Frankfurt before reaching Ackermann and is being examined by forensic experts. The bank’s security personnel detected an unusual letter in the mailroom and called […]

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German City to Evacuate 45,000 for WW II Bomb Removal

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the western German city of Koblenz have ordered the evacuation of about 45,000 people as part of preparations to defuse a World War Two bomb found in the Rhine River. The 1.8 ton bomb, believed to have been dropped by Britain’s Royal Air Force more than six decades ago, was uncovered after water […]

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German City to Evacuate 45,000 for WW II Bomb Removal

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in the western German city of Koblenz have ordered the evacuation of about 45,000 people as part of preparations to defuse a World War Two bomb found in the Rhine River. The 1.8 ton bomb, believed to have been dropped by Britain’s Royal Air Force more than six decades ago, was uncovered after water […]

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Germany Seeks Public Help in Neo-Nazi Probe

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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German authorities have asked for the public’s help in their investigation into a neo-Nazi group suspected of killing 10 people since 2000. The head of the federal police investigation on Thursday asked Germans for information on anyone connected with the far-right National Socialist Underground . The official says more than 400 officers are currently working […]

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German Nuclear Waste Train Allowed to Pass

Posted November 28th, 2011 at 1:20 am (UTC-5)
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A train loaded with nuclear waste reached the end of its rail journey in Germany early Monday. The nuclear waste is to be trucked to a nuclear storage facility. The rail journey from France was slowed by large groups of protesters blocking the train’s path. Thousands of German police removed protesters Sunday and early Monday […]

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German Police Remove Anti-Nuclear Protesters from Rail Track

Posted November 27th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of German police stepped in Sunday to remove anti-nuclear protesters at several points along a railway line carrying a controversial shipment of spent nuclear fuel rods from France to a storage facility in northern Germany. The train entered Germany Saturday from a reprocessing plant in northwestern France. Ahead of the border crossing, French demonstrators […]

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German Police, Demonstrators Clash at Anti-nuclear Protests

Posted November 26th, 2011 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in northern Germany used water cannon Saturday to disperse anti-nuclear demonstrators who tried to block a train carrying nuclear waste from France. Thousands of people gathered near the town of Dannenberg to hold a peaceful rally. Organizers put the figure at 23,000 people. Several victims of Japan’s nuclear disaster at Fukushima joined the protesters. […]

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