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German minister calls for tough response to soccer violence


BERLIN Germany's interior minister called for tough measures to crack down on soccer fans who commit violent acts, including stadium bans, after fireworks and fires disrupted a match in the Baltic city of Rostock on Monday.

Graphics - Ten-years from global financial crisis: a decade in charts

LONDON Ten years ago on Wednesday marked the start for many observers of the global financial crisis - a series of rolling credit shocks and bank crashes that led to the deepest world recession for a generation and a decade of slow growth and painful repair.

Germany accuses Vietnam of Cold War-style kidnapping of businessman

WOLFSBURG, Germany Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday Germany was considering measures against Vietnam for kidnapping a former oil executive and described the abduction, denied by Hanoi, as reminiscent of Cold War spy movies.

World, 04 Aug 2017

Berlin relives Cold War era with kidnap of Vietnamese fugitive

BERLIN The mysterious abduction of a Vietnamese former oil executive in broad daylight from a leafy district of Berlin is reminiscent of Cold War disappearances in the then divided German capital.

World, 03 Aug 2017

Germany accuses Vietnam of kidnapping asylum seeker in Berlin

BERLIN Germany accused Vietnam on Wednesday of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who was seeking asylum in Berlin and taking him home to face accusations of corruption.

World, 02 Aug 2017

Trump to sign Russia sanctions, Moscow retaliates

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump will sign legislation that imposes sanctions on Russia, the White House said on Friday, after Moscow ordered the United States to cut hundreds of diplomatic staff and said it would seize two U.S. diplomatic properties in retaliation for the bill.

World, 29 Jul 2017

Ivanka Trump meets with United Nations secretary-general

UNITED NATIONS Ivanka Trump, U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter and informal adviser, met with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for lunch at U.N. headquarters in New York on Friday to discuss women's economic empowerment.

World, 28 Jul 2017

Chris Grayling seeks to reassure U.S., airlines of Brexit plans

WASHINGTON British Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said on Thursday he had met with Trump administration officials and U.S. airlines to reassure them that air traffic would not be disrupted as Britain leaves the European Union in 2019.

German conservatives ordered to remove fake Schulz tweet - court

BERLIN A German court said it had ordered the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats to remove a fake tweet issued in the name of top Social Democrat Martin Schulz or face a fine of up to 250,000 euros (223,498.50 pounds).

World, 25 Jul 2017

Trump praises work on British trade deal, says EU 'protectionist'

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised ongoing work on a post-Brexit trade deal with Britain while sharply criticizing the European Union's trade relationship with the United States.

World, 25 Jul 2017