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France's Macron to meet Germany's Merkel in Berlin on November 10

French President Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Sunday, Macron's office said on Thursday.
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Europe at risk if Germany turns its back on U.S., NATO chief says

Berlin must not forget Washington's crucial role in allowing Europe and Germany to reunify after the Cold War, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday, after Germany's foreign minister..
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See the Berlin Wall and escape beneath it in new virtual reality show

A new YouTube show and virtual reality experience transports people to the streets of Berlin to relive the sudden construction of the hated wall in 1961 and its toppling 30 years ago this week.
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Exclusive: Don't build Berlin-style wall between Russia and West - Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader, has warned against building a new physical or invisible wall between Russia and the West, 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
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From bubble tea to disaster: How one Vietnamese dreamer apparently met her fate

In Berlin she posed outside a beer garden, a beaming smile upon her face. In Brussels she sipped sugary bubble tea and posed on the steps of the old stock exchange.
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Berlin: German and Russian foreign ministers discussed Syria

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov about the situation in northeastern Syria on Thursday, a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
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U.S. welcomes German security zone idea for Syria, but unlikely to take part

Washington welcomes Berlin's proposal for a security zone in northern Syria, U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison said on Wednesday, saying it should be for European allies to take charge and..
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German defense minister proposes security zone for north Syria

Germany's defense minister has suggested creating a security zone in northern Syria to protect displaced civilians and ensure the fight continues against Islamic State militants, the first time Berlin..
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Turkey's operation in northern Syria splits Germany's migrant communities

Turkey's military offensive in neighboring Syria is raising tensions among Germany's large Turkish, Kurdish and Syrian Arab communities, who are bitterly divided over the operation and have made..
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Berlin says up to European Commission to examine UK's Brexit offer

The European Commission will examine the latest Brexit proposals outlined by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and will do what it can to get a deal as time is pressing, a German government..
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Berlin to decide on loan for Thomas Cook's Condor within next days: Minister

The German government will decide within the next coming days on whether to offer financial support to Condor, the German airline owned by insolvent British travel operator Thomas Cook , German Economy..
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Merkel suggests she wants to uphold halt in arms exports to Saudi

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday suggested she wanted to stick to Germany's halt in arms exports to Saudi, saying she did not see any reason to change the government's stance and Berlin had tied its..
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Exclusive: Germany wants to cap next EU budget at 1%, seeks more funds for climate and migration

Germany wants to cap the European Union's next budget for 2021-27 at 1% of the continent's economy, a scenario that would still see Berlin contribute some 10 billion euros more every year, according to..
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China envoy raps Germany over meeting with Hong Kong activist

A meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage its relations with China, Beijing's ambassador to Berlin said on Wednesday in an unusually direct verbal..
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Germany's Merkel still sees 'every chance' of orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union with a deal but if that proved not to be the case then Berlin was prepared for a disorderly Brexit.
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My town is the new Cold War's Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong told an audience in the German capital that his city was now a bulwark..
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German minister prepared to meet Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday welcomed the release of Hong Kong's Joshua Wong from police custody and said he was prepared to meet the pro-democracy activist in Berlin.
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Demonstrators protest against no-deal Brexit in central Berlin

Dozens of demonstrators belonging to a group called "Stop the Coup" gathered in central Berlin on Saturday to protest against a no-deal Brexit.
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Suspect in Berlin killing had links to Russian state security: Der Spiegel

The suspect detained over the killing last week of a Georgian citizen in Berlin had a passport whose number linked him to Russian security services, German magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.
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Kremlin: Russian state had nothing to do with Chechen's murder in Germany

The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the murder of an ethnic Chechen exile in Berlin last week had nothing to do with the Russian state or its official agencies.
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Possible political motive seen in Berlin killing of ethnic Chechen exile

Prosecutors are considering the possibility of a political motive behind the killing on Friday of an ethnic Chechen exile in Berlin, allegedly by a Russian citizen who shot the victim twice in the head..
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Protesters cry 'stop Brexit' as UK PM Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cried "stop Brexit" as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the German Chancellery to tell Angela Merkel that unless she agrees to change the terms of its EU departure, Britain will..
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson to tell Merkel in Berlin

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one.
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Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit

Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister..
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British PM should have left letter if he wanted results in Berlin, Paris: German lawmaker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson should not have sent his letter urging the European Union to reopen the Brexit divorce deal if he wanted to achieve results in meetings with European leaders, a..
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German Europe Minister: Northern Ireland peace, EU single market non-negotiable

Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris..
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Merkel: We're prepared for any Brexit outcome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain's planned departure from the European Union, adding that..
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Merkel promises to meet defense spending target amid U.S. criticism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was taking Berlin's commitment toward its NATO allies seriously to further increase defense spending toward the agreed target.
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Merkel: No need for fiscal stimulus package right now

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she did not see any need for a fiscal stimulus package to counter the effects of a slowing economy, but she added that Berlin would continue to pursue a..
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German minister: We will not join U.S.-led naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday reiterated that Germany would not join a U.S.-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz, adding that Berlin favored a European mission but warned it was..
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Germany: We are prepared for all Brexit scenarios but want to get a deal

The German government is prepared for all possible scenarios regarding Britain's expected departure from the European Union, a spokeswoman said on Monday, adding that Berlin was still aiming to secure..
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Berlin: Don't see Germany taking part in U.S. naval mission in Strait of Hormuz

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the whole German government do not see Germany taking part in a U.S-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz at the moment, a government spokeswoman said on Monday.
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U.S. envoy urges Germany to take global role after Hormuz reluctance

The U.S. ambassador to Germany called on Chancellor Angela Merkel's government on Thursday to take on a global responsibility to match its economic might after Berlin showed reluctance to join a naval..
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Germany's Merkel invites UK's Johnson to visit Berlin: spokeswoman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a telephone conversation with Boris Johnson on Friday in which the British prime minister accepted her invitation to visit Berlin, Merkel's spokeswoman said in a..
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Too early to discuss German involvement in Hormuz naval mission: ministry

Germany is talking to Britain and France about the idea of a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz but it is too early to discuss how Berlin might take part, a..
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Germany must repatriate from Syria IS fighter's wife and children- court

A Berlin court has ruled that the Foreign Ministry should repatriate from Syria the German wife and three children of a suspected Islamic State fighter, a spokesman said on Thursday, adding that it was..
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Vendors plan to seek compensation from German government over thwarted toll: report

The companies that were set to operate the German motorway vignette scheme scuppered by a European Court ruling earlier this week plan to demand 300 million euros ($339.21 million) compensation from..
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German government official: We're striving for agreement on EU top jobs by July 2

Berlin is striving for an agreement on who will take the European Union's top jobs by July 2 - when the new European Parliament convenes - in the hope of avoiding an institutional crisis, a German..
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EU court forces Germany to rethink 'unfair' highway toll

A planned German highway toll for cars discriminates against foreign drivers and breaches European Union law, the EU's highest court ruled on Tuesday, forcing Berlin to rethink how to charge road..
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