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Germany bans Burka in schools, universities and polling stations

Germany bans Burka in schools, universities and polling stations

German government move comes seven months before a federal election where they have focused immigration issue as a prominent issue and the Bavarian conservatives that govern the region, coalition party to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s, are worried about losing votes to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany. Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann told the reporters in an […]

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One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

One dead, 26 wounded as rockets hit Turkish town near Syrian border

Apr 24, – Two rockets struck houses in a poor neighbourhood near the town centre in the morning. Sixteen people were injured and Turkish soldiers near the border returned fire into Syria, security sources said. Rockets pounded the Turkish town of Kilis near the Syrian border on Sunday, a Reuters witness reported, killing one person […]

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German minister hints multibillion flood relief figures

German minister hints multibillion flood relief figures

June 13, AP – According to Thuringia’s state premierChristine Lieberknecht, Germany’s central government agreed on the multi-billion euro package with Germany’s sixteen state premiers during a meeting in Berlin on Thursday. A key German minister has said that a rumored eight-billion-euro package for flood relief is in the right ball park. It will be financed […]

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Police break up topless protest in Berlin

Police break up topless protest in Berlin

June 7, Berlin AP – The demonstration came ahead of Merkel’s meeting in the building with Tunisian Premiere Ali Larayedh. The women chanted “Merkel free Femen” repeatedly before being removed. After the two leaders met, Merkel told reporters that they had discussed the issue and that she had “made clear the hope for a fair […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Francis talk about a ‘strong’ Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Francis talk about a ‘strong’ Europe

May 18, AP VATICAN CITY (AP) — Merkel flew to Rome Saturday for a 45-minute session with the pope at the Vatican. Her Christian Democrat party depends heavily on support from Protestant and Catholic voters, and the chat and photo opportunity could be a campaign boost. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, mindful of the weight of […]

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Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

Despite differences with Merkel, Hollande proposes eurozone ‘government’

May 17, AP – To mark his one year anniversary in office, the French president gave a wide-ranging 150-minute news conference, a day after economic data showed France had slipped into recession. The leaders of the eurozone’s two biggest economies, Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande, insist their ties are strong, despite differing views on Europe’s […]

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US President Barack Obama will make first official visit to Berlin in June

US President Barack Obama will make first official visit to Berlin in June

May 11, AP – Obama is to visit Berlin in June for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German government spokesman said Friday. US President Barack Obama is to make his first official visit to Berlin next month, although he has been to the German capital before. He made a major foreign policy speech […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on visit to Afghanistan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on visit to Afghanistan

May 10, AP – Germany is the only NATO nation that has so far committed troops to Afghanistan after the coalition completes its scheduled pullout of combat forces next year. The U.S. is likely to deploy several thousand troops if the Afghan government provides them legal protection. Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel made a surprise visit […]

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