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Markus Soeder becomes leader of CSU

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies have elected a new leader, a change that offers Germany’s centre-right a chance to put behind it persistent bickering over recent years, Windsor Star reports. The 52-year-old Markus …

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Maas calls for expanding INF Treaty

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that that the scope of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty should be expanded by means of a new document. According to him, the agreement should include other …

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 Merkel: EU still strive for orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it was necessary to keep trying to secure an orderly Brexit but she stressed that Germany was prepared if Britain did end up exiting the European Union in a disorderly fashion. …

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 Germany accuses man of spying for Iran - media

German police have arrested a 50-year-old man suspected of passing military secrets to Iran. Federal prosecutors named the Afghan-German army linguist, arrested in Rhineland state, only as Abdul Hamid S. He is understood to have known …

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 Maas: sanctions against Nord Stream 2 - wrong way

Berlin believes that U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 is the wrong way to solve a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "Questions of European energy policy must be decided in …

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 German foreign minister to visit Russia soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Russia in the near future. He was speaking about it at a New Year’s reception hosted by the German Eastern Business Association. "Relations with Russia are …

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Man rams vehicle into crowd in Germany

A 50-year-old man  targeted several people with his car in the German city of Bottrop on New Year's Eve, injuring at least four people, law enforcement said. Police reported that the driver repeatedly tried to hit passers-by in …

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