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Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel


ISTANBUL Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in Germany to vote against major parties in next month's elections.

UK publisher pulls scholarly articles from China website at Beijing's request 18 Aug 2017

SHANGHAI/LONDON Cambridge University Press, one of Britain's most respected academic publishers, has blocked online access in China to hundreds of scholarly articles and book reviews on Chinese affairs after coming under pressure from Beijing.


Germany bets on second time lucky with migrant workers 18 Aug 2017

GESCHER, Germany As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.


Frankfurt and Dublin make bankers feel wanted in battle for Brexit jobs 18 Aug 2017

LONDON/DUBLIN "I'm here to send you the regards of the Federal Chancellor. I am entitled to tell you we want you in Germany." This private message from Angela Merkel, delivered by a regional politician to Wall Street bankers last year, is having the desired effect. | Video


Merkel, called 'traitor', defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany 17 Aug 2017

ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel was greeted with shouts of "traitor" by a rowdy group of right-wing protesters in east Germany on Thursday as she defended her decision to allow hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country.


Merkel harming EU credibility over Turkey, minister says 17 Aug 2017

ANKARA Turkey's European Union minister accused Germany on Thursday of harming EU credibility by trying to dictate policy towards Ankara, after Chancellor Angela Merkel said there would be no expansion of a customs union or deepening in EU-Turkish ties.


Immunity move brings perjury charge closer for German AfD co-chair 17 Aug 2017

BERLIN A regional parliamentary committee on Thursday recommended lifting the immunity of Alternative for Germany (AfD) co-chairman Frauke Petry, raising the possibility that prosecutors will charge her with perjury.


Disarmament experts urge Europe to help halt 'Cold War 2.0' - German minister 16 Aug 2017

BERLIN Disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War in which global powers have embarked on a new conventional and nuclear arms race, Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.


Germany tries to defuse North Korea tensions, praises China 16 Aug 2017

BERLIN Germany on Wednesday vowed to do all it could to defuse tensions between the United States and North Korea, lauding China's role in pressuring North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to delay plans to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam.


Sale of Air Berlin slots offers rare German entry ticket 16 Aug 2017

BERLIN/FRANKFURT Air Berlin's administrators will focus on selling its attractive take-off and landing slots in Germany, a source familiar with the process said, potentially opening up the market to new players. | Video


Spain says cell behind Catalan attacks dismantled, police seek van driver

RIPOLL/BARCELONA, Spain Police were on Saturday searching for the driver of a van that ploughed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing 13 people, but the government said the suspected Islamist militant cell behind the attack had been dismantled. | Video