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Merkel Arrives in Vietnam Seeking Trade, Business Opportunities

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Vietnam on a trade mission, providing her a brief respite from the debt crisis in Europe. Ms. Merkel viewed an honor guard alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi before heading behind closed doors for private talks. Officials say Merkel is pursuing a free trade agreement with […]

German Police Thwart Arson Attack on Berlin Train Station

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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German authorities say they have thwarted an arson attack at Berlin’s busy central train station after railway employees discovered an explosive device set to detonate. Federal police said Monday the rail employees discovered several bottles of flammable liquid attached to a fuse in a tunnel less than 200 meters from the main station building. Similar […]

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Frankfurt Stock Exchange Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany was briefly evacuated Wednesday due to a bomb threat. Operator Deutche Boerse says the threat came about a half hour before the end of trading, but that computer-based trading was not affected despite the evacuation. On Wednesday, the DAX index in Frankfurt closed 4.9 percent higher to end the […]

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German Prosecutors Reopen Investigations into Hundreds of Nazi Death-Camp Guards

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors have reopened the case files of hundreds of former Nazi death-camp guards under a new precedent set by the conviction of John Demjanjuk. The Ukrainian-born Demjanjuk, who is now 91, was a guard at the Sobibor death camp in Poland. In May, he was sentenced to five years in prison as an accessory […]

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Trial For Killer of Two US Airmen Continues in Germany

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Kosovo Albanian man on trial for killing two U.S. airmen at Germany’s Frankfurt Airport in March says he no longer believes in jihad, or holy war. While Arid Uka still prays and considers himself a Muslim, he said Wednesday he was duped by extremist propaganda and no longer believes his religion permits violence, except […]

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Germany Returns Namibian Skulls Used for Experiments

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Germany has returned to Namibia 20 skulls that were taken for so-called scientific tests when Germany ruled the southern African country more than a century ago. Thousands of Namibia’s ethnic Hereros and Namas welcomed home the skulls at an airport Tuesday in the capital, Windhoek. Many people in the crowd wore ethnic clothing, and cheered […]

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Germany Celebrates 21st Anniversary of Reunification

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany on Monday celebrated the 21st anniversary of its 1990 reunification, as Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Christian Wulff and other political leaders gathered in the former West German capital, Bonn. West Germany and communist East Germany were reunited on Oct. 3, 1990, less than 11 months after the Berlin Wall was torn down. Germany has […]

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Four Arrested Ahead of German Reunification Celebrations

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested four alleged Islamists on suspicion of illegally obtaining weapons, ahead of ceremonies Monday marking the 21st anniversary of German reunification. But authorities later said they found no evidence of plans for an attack. Prosecutors said no weapons or other dangerous items were discovered during apartment searches in the Bonn […]

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Four Arrested Ahead of German Reunification Celebrations

Posted October 2nd, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested four alleged Islamists on suspicion of illegally obtaining weapons, ahead of ceremonies Monday marking the 21th anniversary of German reunification. But authorities later said they found no evidence of plans for an attack. Prosecutors said no weapons or other dangerous items were discovered during apartment searches in the Bonn […]

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Namibian Skulls Returned after Century-old German Experiments

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The skulls of 20 Namibians have been returned to tribal leaders, more than a century after German scientists used them for experiments to try to prove the “racial superiority” of white Europeans over black Africans. The tribal leaders reclaimed the skulls Friday at a ceremony in Berlin, a reminder of Germany’s colonial past in Africa […]

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