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Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. Some 10,000 residents and workers were being …

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German police shoot dead man in bakery rampage

Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2018 (AFP) -German police said they shot dead a man who went on a violent rampage in a bakery early Friday. The man had allegedly attacked an employee of the bakery at the town of Fulda, as well as a delivery man at the shop at …

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German van attack kills 3 – 20 injured

BERLIN, April 7, (AFP): At least three people died on April 7 when a vehicle ploughed into busy cafe and restaurant terraces in the German city of Muenster before the driver shot himself dead. Images on social media showed smashed and upturned tables and chairs strewn accross the pavement outside …

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Several dead as car drives into crowd in Germany’s Munster

Berlin, April 7, 2018 (AFP) -Several people were killed and injured Saturday when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the German city of Munster, local media reports said. The DPA news agency said a car had hit bystanders in the western city. Police confirmed there had been casualties but did …

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Merkel wins 4th term; AfD gains foothold

Schulz’s Social Democrats refuse new coalition BERLIN, Sept 24, (Agencies): Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for …

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Several wounded by shots at German rail station, man detained

A German police officer was critically wounded and two passers-by hurt when a lone gunman fired shots at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday before being injured himself and detained, police said. A Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, told reporters there …

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Germany to pull out of Turkish base – Lawmakers denied entry to Incirlik

ANKARA, June 5, (RTRS): Germany will have to pull its forces out of the Incirlik air force base in southern Turkey because of Turkish government restrictions on German lawmakers seeking to visit troops there, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday. Gabriel was speaking after a meeting in Ankara with …

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Merkel hosts India’s Modi, looks to broaden world ties

BERLIN, May 30, (AP): The leaders of Germany and India heaped mutual praise upon each other Tuesday — each referring to the other as a “reliable partner” in a notable contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent public doubts about Germany’s ties with the United States. Merkel suggested that Europe’s relationship …

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Berlin looks at Kuwait, Cyprus for new base

German MPs’ visit blocked BERLIN, May 15, (AFP): Berlin on Monday slammed Ankara’s refusal to allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO base near Syria and warned it could move its troops elsewhere. The German foreign ministry described as “absolutely unacceptable” Turkey’s latest ban on a visit to the Incirlik …

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Merkel, Sheikh Al Nahyan discuss economic & security cooperation

ABU DHABI, May 1, (Agencies): German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in the United Arab Emirates Monday for talks on economic and security issues. Talks covered “bilateral political and economic relations … the crises in Syria, Libya and Yemen as well as …

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