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  • Surveillance vs. privacy stokes transatlantic tensions in fight against terror groups

    "The question is, was everything necessary that the American side allegedly did," asked Tim Ostermann of Gemany's Christian Democratic Union. "We have not received an answer to this question."

  • Germany arrests Syria returnee over extremist link

    BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested a man who returned in August from a long stay in Syria and says he spent time there with the extremist Islamic State group. Police and prosecutors said Friday the 21-year-old from Muelheim an der Ruhr in western Germany, who wasn't...

  • Amazon workers extend strike

    BERLIN (AP) — Workers at Amazon.com in Germany have extended a strike in a long-running wage dispute into a third day and targeted a fifth distribution center. The ver.di union called workers at facilities in Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg out on a two-day strike Monday. It then...

  • German-US reporter held in Somalia is freed

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who had held him. The journalist, identified by the German weekly Der Spiegel as 45-year-old...

  • Germany, France to provide airlifts in Ebola fight

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it plans to work with France to establish airlifts to Ebola-affected countries. The foreign ministry said late Friday that 100 soldiers and two military planes will initially be provided for the operation, which might use Dakar in Senegal as a hub. Germany also plans...

  • Snowden leaks again: NSA, UK taps Germans' computers, phones

    Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Britain can secretly get information from individual computers and smartphones in Germany, a leading German publication says, citing information from American leaker Edward Snowden.

  • German gay rights activist beaten in Belgrade

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A German man who took part in a gay rights conference suffered life-threatening brain injuries when he was severely beaten in downtown Belgrade on Saturday, Serbian police and gay activists said. The identity of the 27-year-old man has not been released. Police said...

  • A global epidemic of anti-Semitism

    Not every criticism of Israel, even strongly stated, is tantamount to anti-Semitism, nor is every critic a hidden anti-Semite. Some are even Jews. Nonetheless, a growing share of Israel-criticism is laced with anti-Semitism.

  • German startup factory Rocket launches IPO

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise 750 million euros ($968 million) with a flotation "intended to take...

  • German far right faces uncertain future after vote

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's biggest far-right party, which once fueled fears of a neo-Nazi surge, is now in the doldrums. While some other European countries are seeing a rise in the far right, National Democratic Party was last week booted out of parliament in Saxony, one of only two German states...

  • Merkel : Germany no place for anti-Semitism

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will speak. Merkel said Saturday she will do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after...

  • The Export-Import Bank and the German model

    Prominent Dutch blogger Stan Veuger argues at The National Interest that while "private gains and socialized losses" are generally undesirable, they are salutary in the world of exports.

  • Germany to provide funds to Nazis' child victims

    BERLIN (AP) — Child survivors of the Holocaust will receive additional financial assistance from the German government to help with increasing problems stemming from malnutrition and psychological trauma inflicted by the Nazis, under a new agreement worth an estimated $250 million. The...

  • Court halts ridesharing service Uber in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A court has barred ridesharing service Uber from operating in Germany, the latest shot in the popular app's fight with taxi drivers worldwide. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said Tuesday the decision that Uber can't offer its services without a specific permit under...

  • Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. The government decided Sunday to send 16,000 assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, hundreds of anti-tank weapons and...



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