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Turkish President’s Speech in Germany Canceled by Bomb Threat

Posted September 19th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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German police evacuated a university in Berlin where Turkish President Abdullah Gul was to give a speech after being notified of a bomb threat. Mr. Gul was scheduled to speak about Turkish-German relations on Monday at Humboldt University, but police cancelled the speech and asked people to leave the venue. German news reports say a […]

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Merkel Coalition Soundly Beaten in German Regional Election

Posted September 18th, 2011 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Voters in Germany’s Berlin region have given Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition partners a sound defeat in a regional election. Preliminary results on Sunday gave Ms. Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats 23 percent of the vote for the local legislature, behind the left-leaning Social Democrats, who had 29 percent. The Greens had 18 percent. Ms. Merkel’s […]

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German Prosecutors: Accused US Airmen Killer Debated Terrorism Before Shootings

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors have presented evidence that a Kosovo-born man charged with killing two U.S. airmen at Frankfurt Airport harbored anti-American feelings and previously discussed the use of terrorism on the Internet. Arid Uka is facing two counts of murder for the March 2 slayings of Senior Airman Nicholas Alden and Airman First Class Zachary Cuddeback. […]

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Prosecutors: German Man Raped Daughter for 34 Years, Fathered Her 3 Sons

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors have charged a 69-year-old man with repeatedly raping his daughter for 34 years and fathering three children with her. Prosecutors Tuesday charged the pensioner from Nuremberg in the southern state of Bavaria with 497 counts of rape. They say he is suspected of first forcing his daughter to have sex with him when […]

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German Police Arrest 2 Terror Suspects, Search Islamic Center

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested two men on suspicion of buying bomb making materials and planning a major act of violence in the country. Police say they detained a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old Palestinian from the Gaza Strip in the capital, Berlin, on Thursday. Police say the men tried to […]

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German Police Arrest Terror Suspects in Berlin

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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German police say they have arrested two men in Berlin who are suspected of plotting a major terrorist attack. Officials say the suspects, a 24-year-old German of Lebanese descent and a 28-year-old from the Gaza Strip, were detained after attempting to purchase a large amount of chemicals that could be used to make an explosive […]

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German Court Rules in Favor of European Economic Bailouts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 7:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund, but says the German parliament should have greater say in future economic bailout packages. The court ruled Wednesday that the German government is now required to seek the approval of parliament’s budgetary committee before taking part in any further large-scale economic […]

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German Court Rules in Favor of European Economic Bailouts

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court has upheld the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund, but says the German parliament should have greater say in future economic bailout packages. The court ruled Wednesday that the German government is now required to seek the approval of parliament’s budgetary committee before taking part in any further large-scale economic […]

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Germany Seeks Trade Deals With ASEAN Members

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s foreign minister says his country sees Southeast Asia as an important growth engine and is eager to conclude free trade pacts with countries in the region. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made the remark in Berlin Tuesday following a meeting with Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Westerwelle said Southeast […]

German Court to Rule on Legality of European Rescue Fund

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s Constitutional Court is set to rule Wednesday on a legal challenge to the country’s participation in the European Union rescue fund. The lawsuit was brought by a group of six lawmakers and professors, who argue the initial economic bailout of Greece and the subsequent formation of the $620 billion eurozone bailout fund violate both […]

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