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Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

17 Oct 2019

BERLIN Turkey's military offensive in neighbouring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made conflicting demands of Berlin on how to respond.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

13 Oct 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

Turkey's Syria advance leaves Europe with foreign fighter dilemma

13 Oct 2019

PARIS/BERLIN European states are trying to fast-track a plan to shift thousands of foreign Islamic State militants out of Syrian prison camps and into Iraq, after the outbreak of fresh conflict in Syria raised the risk of jihadists escaping or returning home.

Synagogue attack sparks fear among Jews in Germany

09 Oct 2019

BERLIN As Jews left Yom Kippur prayers across Germany on Wednesday, they were jolted by word that an anti-Semitic gunman had attacked a synagogue in the eastern city of Halle hours before, killing two people.

Germany approves climate measures seen as weak by activists

09 Oct 2019

BERLIN The German cabinet on Wednesday approved measures to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Chancellor Angela Merkel to pass landmark climate legislation this year.

Merkel defends climate plan as activists block Berlin squares

07 Oct 2019

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended climate protection measures condemned by critics as unambitious, while activists blocked traffic in Berlin to demand drastic action to cut carbon emissions responsible for global warming.

German labour market and shopping resilient despite manufacturing slump

30 Sep 2019

BERLIN German unemployment fell unexpectedly in September and retail sales rose in August, data showed on Monday, helping to allay concerns that a manufacturing slump is taking its toll on a consumption-driven growth cycle in Europe's largest economy.

Buoyed by state votes, Germany's AfD takes aim at Merkel coalition

02 Sep 2019

DRESDEN, Germany An emboldened far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition partners they could not carry on as before after luring many of their voters to come second in two regional elections in eastern Germany on Sunday.

Buoyed by state votes, Germany's AfD takes aim at Merkel coalition

01 Sep 2019

DRESDEN, Germany An emboldened far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition partners they could not carry on as before after luring many of their voters to come second in two regional elections in eastern Germany on Sunday.

'Earthquake' elections in east Germany could jolt Merkel's coalition

31 Aug 2019

BERLIN, Sept 1 Elections in two east German states on Sunday are set to yield a surge in support for the far right and raise the pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to quit her government.

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