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Anti-immigrant AfD says Muslims not welcome in Germany

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STUTTGART, Germany Members of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible with the constitution and calls for a ban on minarets and the burqa.

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Germany's Merkel under attack at anti-immigration rally marred by left-wing clashes 8:27am BST

STUTTGART, Germany German left-wing demonstrators clashed with police on Saturday as they tried to break up the first full conference of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies came under attack. | Video

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Germany to ask European Commission to allow extension of border controls 30 Apr 2016

BERLIN Germany will ask the European Commission to allow an extension of temporary border controls within the Schengen zone of passport-free travel beyond mid-May, Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere said on Saturday.

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Former Auschwitz guard apologises at trial, says it was 'nightmare' 29 Apr 2016

DETMOLD, Germany A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany apologised in court to victims on Friday, telling them he regretted being part of a "criminal organisation" that had killed so many people and caused such suffering.

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EU executive opposes call for easier suspension of visa-free travel 29 Apr 2016

BRUSSELS A proposal by Germany and France to make it easier to suspend visa-free travel to the European Union from countries such as Turkey drew a frosty reception from the executive European Commission on Friday.

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Bundesbank's Weidmann defends ECB against German critics 29 Apr 2016

MUNICH/FRANKFURT The head of Germany's Bundesbank defended the European Central Bank from critics in his own country on Friday, saying a central bank's job was not to guarantee savers' returns but to achieve its inflation target.

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German minister concerned migrant numbers via Libya, Italy will rise 29 Apr 2016

POTSDAM, Germany Migrants should no longer be able to get to Germany and Europe via the Balkan route, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Friday, adding he was concerned refugee numbers would rise with people now coming to Italy by sea from Libya.

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German conservatives, Greens set for state coalition - source 29 Apr 2016

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) look set to form a state government with the Greens in prosperous southwestern Germany, creating a team that could be a model for a national coalition next year.

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Former Nazi guard expected to break silence at German trial 29 Apr 2016

BERLIN A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard on trial in Germany over accusations that he was an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people is on Friday expected to have a statement read out by his lawyers in court.

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German foreign minister criticises Trump's 'America first' foreign policy 28 Apr 2016

BERLIN Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticised U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump for a speech in which he said it would be "America first" if he were elected president.

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Suspected Islamic State suicide bomber kills two police in Turkish southeast -sources

GAZIANTEP, Turkey Two police officers were killed and 23 people wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on police headquarters in the south- eastern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the governor and police sources said, in one of two attacks on security forces on Sunday. | Video