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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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Saudi, German leaders discuss regional and int’l developments

Several MoUs including security, industrial and energy signed RIYADH, April 30, (Agencies): Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Sunday the latest regional and international developments. Both leaders also addressed Saudi-German relations and horizons of bilateral cooperation in various fields, Saudi Press Agency …

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Setback as blast suspect cleared

DORTMUND, Germany, April 13, (Agencies): German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for a bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement. The announcement marked a setback for investigators, who described the three blasts late Tuesday as a “terrorist” act and …

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Germany arrests suspected Islamist

Merkel appalled by Dortmund attack KARLSRUHE/DUESSELDORF, Germany, April 12, (Agencies): German authorities arrested a suspected Islamist on Wednesday in connection with an attack on a bus carrying players of one of the country’s top soccer teams, a spokeswoman for the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said …

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Kuwaitis in Germany city safe after attack

BERLIN, March 11, (KUNA): The Kuwaiti Consulate General to Germany has assured safety of all Kuwaitis living in the German western city of Dusseldorf which witnessed an attack late Thursday. The Frankfurt-based Consulate is in contact permanently with the German authorities in the city to make sure that all Kuwaitis …

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