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Turkey, Germany to seek NATO help monitoring migrant flow from Syria

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ANKARA Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants from Syria trying to get to Europe across the Aegean Sea, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Monday.

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Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe 07 Feb 2016

DRESDEN, Germany Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. | Video

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Seven countries call for EU action to help steel industry 06 Feb 2016

PARIS Seven countries including France, Britain and Germany have urged the European Union to step up action to relieve an ailing steel industry suffering from tumbling prices and cheap imports from China and Russia.

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China faces diplomatic 'crisis' over missing Hong Kong booksellers 06 Feb 2016

HONG KONG/GUANGZHOU, China For years Gui Minhai, a China-born publisher of tabloid books on China's leaders, had believed he could live and work overseas on a Swedish passport without fear of persecution by Chinese authorities, which ban such works on the mainland.

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EU sanctions on Russia at risk without Ukraine reforms -Denmark 05 Feb 2016

AMSTERDAM Ukraine must uphold its part of a peace deal with Russia by modernising the country or risk a collapse of support for EU sanctions against Moscow, Denmark's foreign minister said on Friday.

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German spy agency says IS sending fighters disguised as refugees 05 Feb 2016

BERLIN Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, a day after security forces thwarted a potential IS attack in Berlin.

Nazi death camp guard to stand trial in Germany in April 05 Feb 2016

BERLIN A 93-year-old former guard at the Nazi death camp Auschwitz will go on trial in Germany in April on charges of being an accessory to the murder of at least 1,075 people, a German court announced on Friday.

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German far-right's language is close to that of Nazis, Gabriel says 05 Feb 2016

BERLIN Germany's far-right, led by the rising anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, is using language similar to that deployed by Hitler's Nazis, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday.

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Plan to keep Britain in EU hits 'pain threshold', says Merkel ally 04 Feb 2016

BERLIN European Council President Donald Tusk's plan to keep Britain in the European Union goes "right up to the pain threshold" of what is acceptable in Germany, a senior lawmaker and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

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Number of migrants registering in Germany falls markedly in January 04 Feb 2016

BERLIN Germany registered 91,671 migrants in January, less than half November's level, officials said on Thursday as pressure mounted on Chancellor Angela Merkel to deliver on her pledge to reduce the influx.

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Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. | Video