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Three migrants find new life in Germany

06 Dec 2018

BERLIN Ali Mohammad Rezaie does not celebrate his birthday because his Afghan parents never noted the date he was born. Yet he knows exactly when he arrived in Berlin to seek asylum: Oct 15, 2015.

German Catholic Church apologizes for 'pain' of abuse victims

25 Sep 2018

BERLIN The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologized on Tuesday "for all the failure and pain", after a report found thousands of children had been sexually abused by its clergy, and said the "guilty must be punished". | Video

Trump, Brexit hit German growth, and xenophobia could hurt economy: BDI

25 Sep 2018

BERLIN Germany's BDI industry association on Tuesday lowered its 2018 growth forecast on Tuesday and warned of a potential downturn, citing weaker demand for German exports due to U.S. trade policy and Brexit, and a threat to the economy from xenophobia at home.

Catholic Church admits 'shameful' legacy of abuse after study leaked

12 Sep 2018

BERLIN The Catholic Church in Germany acknowledged a "depressing and shameful" legacy of sexual abuse on Wednesday after a leaked study said clerics had abused thousands of children over a 70-year period.

Qatar eyes Germany's energy, finance sectors with 10 billion euro investment

07 Sep 2018

BERLIN The Gulf state of Qatar said on Friday it would invest 10 billion euros (8.9 billion pounds) to strengthen its ties with Germany over the next five years, including the possible creation of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal.

German military turns to under 18s to boost recruitment

24 Aug 2018

VIERECK, Germany When Marlon finished high school in Germany, a military career seemed far more appealing than working on a car production line. | Video

Germany lifts ban on reunions for refugees, rekindles integration debate

01 Aug 2018

BERLINGermany on Wednesday resumed family reunifications for some refugees, drawing ire from leftist groups who said a cap of 1,000 people a month was too little and a far-right party opposed to immigration altogether.

German and something else - minorities say #metwo after Ozil quits

28 Jul 2018

BERLIN Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media, after soccer player Mesut Ozil quit the national team saying he faced "racism and disrespect" because of his Turkish roots. | Video

Merkel's allies told to show Christian values in immigration policy

18 Jul 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy, should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility towards the poor and weak, the head of the Catholic Church in Germany said.

Germany's Seehofer under fire over deportation of suspected former bin Laden bodyguard

17 Jul 2018

BERLIN German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer faced accusations on Tuesday of having illegally deported a man suspected of being an Islamist militant who once served as Osama bin Laden's bodyguard despite a court ruling that he be allowed to stay in Germany.

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As shutdown lingers, Pelosi asks Trump to delay State of Union address

With the partial U.S. government shutdown dragging into its 26th day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to reschedule his State of the Union address - a move that could deny the president the opportunity to use the pageantry of the speech to attack Democrats in their own chamber over the impasse.