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Merkel bolstered by refugee decline ahead of election campaign - New Zealand Herald

Merkel bolstered by refugee decline ahead of election campaignNew Zealand HeraldGermany's influx of asylum seekers fell by about two thirds in 2016, handing Chancellor Angela Merkel an election-year argument against critics of her open-borders policy. An estimated 280,000 refugees entered Germany last year, compared with 890,000 ...and more »

Germany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attack - Herald-Whig;

Germany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attack - Herald-Whig

Herald-WhigGermany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attackHerald-WhigGermany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maizi're, left, and Justice Minister Heiko Maas attend a joint news conference in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017. Germany's interior and justice ministers agreed Tuesday to toughen the rules on deporting ...and more »

Germany to Deploy Helicopters, More Soldiers to UN Mission in Mali - Voice of America;

Germany to Deploy Helicopters, More Soldiers to UN Mission in Mali - Voice of America

Voice of AmericaGermany to Deploy Helicopters, More Soldiers to UN Mission in MaliVoice of AmericaFILE - German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen speaks to German army Bundeswehr soldiers during a visit to Camp Castor in Gao, Mali, Dec. 19, 2016. Share. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Share on Google+ · Email to a Friend. Print. BERLIN ...and more »

Germany: Cabinet Approves Deploying Additional Troops, Helicopters To Mali - STRATFOR

Germany: Cabinet Approves Deploying Additional Troops, Helicopters To MaliSTRATFORGermany's Cabinet approved on Jan. 11 a plan to deploy an additional 350 troops and at least eight attack and transport helicopters to the U.N. mission in Mali, Reuters reported. The helicopters will replace those of the Dutch military; the additional ...and more »

Syrian refugee takes Facebook to court in Germany - Deutsche Welle;

Syrian refugee takes Facebook to court in Germany - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleSyrian refugee takes Facebook to court in GermanyDeutsche WelleA Syrian refugee in Germany - famous for a selfie he took with Chancellor Angela Merkel in 2015 - is taking Facebook to court. His motive is to stop the circulation of fake news posts showing his face. selfie Merkel and refugee Anas Modamani (Getty ...and more »

Germany approves more soldiers for UN mission in Mali - Washington Times;

Germany approves more soldiers for UN mission in Mali - Washington Times

Washington TimesGermany approves more soldiers for UN mission in MaliWashington TimesGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel leads this year's first cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Chancellor Merkel will run for her fourth term in fall this year. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) more >.and more »

Germany agrees to send more troops to Mali - Yahoo News;

Germany agrees to send more troops to Mali - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsGermany agrees to send more troops to MaliYahoo NewsBerlin (AFP) - The German government decided Wednesday to raise the number of troops deployed to Mali as part of a UN mission that is known as the world's most dangerous. The UN's Mali mission, also known as MINUSMA, regularly comes under attack ...and more »

German Ministers Agree Tougher Rules for Migrants Posing Security Risk - Breitbart News;

German Ministers Agree Tougher Rules for Migrants Posing Security Risk - Breitbart News

Breitbart NewsGerman Ministers Agree Tougher Rules for Migrants Posing Security RiskBreitbart News(Reuters) – Germany's interior and justice ministers, representing the two blocs in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition, agreed on Tuesday on tougher measures for asylum seekers whose documents are not in order or who are deemed to pose a ...and more »

Don't expect Trump-style protectionism from Germany - Namibian

Don't expect Trump-style protectionism from GermanyNamibianGOOD LAUGH ... Chancellor Angela Merkel and German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel laugh in this file picture. BERLIN – Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment ...and more »

Famous Refugee Who Took Selfie With Merkel Sues Facebook for 'False News' - Sputnik International;

Famous Refugee Who Took Selfie With Merkel Sues Facebook for 'False News' - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalFamous Refugee Who Took Selfie With Merkel Sues Facebook for 'False News'Sputnik InternationalA lawyer in Bavaria has launched legal action against Facebook on behalf of a Syrian refugee who took a a selfie with Angela Merkel, after the social network failed to remove false news stories about him. A man is silhouetted against a video screen ...and more »

Volkswagen close to settlement - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Volkswagen close to settlementPittsburgh Post-GazetteDETROIT — German automaker Volkswagen confirmed Tuesday that the company is in “advanced discussions” with U.S. officials to settle criminal and civil cases related to its far-reaching diesel emissions scandal. The settlement will require the company ...and more »

Germany Wrangles Over New Security Measures - Financial Tribune;

Germany Wrangles Over New Security Measures - Financial Tribune

Financial TribuneGermany Wrangles Over New Security MeasuresFinancial TribuneSince the Christmas market attack in Berlin on December 19, few days have gone by on which security forces have not been forced to field either criticism from the media, or new suggestions from panicked politicians about how they should be organized, ...and more »

Germany beefs up anti-terrorism laws in wake of Berlin attack - Malaysia Outlook (press release) (registration);

Germany beefs up anti-terrorism laws in wake of Berlin attack - Malaysia Outlook (press release) (registration)

Malaysia Outlook (press release) (registration)Germany beefs up anti-terrorism laws in wake of Berlin attackMalaysia Outlook (press release) (registration)Germany on Tuesday laid out its on plans to ramp up the nation's anti-terrorism laws in the wake of a series of deadly attacks in the nation. Justice Minister Heiko Maas and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced a new package of “stricter ...and more »

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees - Yahoo News;

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees - Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsGermany to tighten security checks on refugeesYahoo NewsGermany is set to launch tougher security measures for asylum seekers and refugees who are not properly documented or deemed to pose a security threat. The new measures, agreed upon on Tuesday, will make it easier for the authorities to electronically ...and more »

Merkel urges faster deportations for refugees after Berlin attack - Daily Sabah

Merkel urges faster deportations for refugees after Berlin attackDaily SabahChancellor Angela Merkel promised Monday that Germany's government would tackle security issues raised by the Christmas market truck attack and renewed a pledge to make a "national effort" to ensure that failed asylum seekers return home. The Dec.and more »

Germany readies security reforms after Berlin attack - Yahoo7 News;

Germany readies security reforms after Berlin attack - Yahoo7 News

Yahoo7 NewsGermany readies security reforms after Berlin attackYahoo7 NewsBerlin (AFP) - German ministers on Tuesday announced plans for security reforms in response to the deadly jihadist attack on a Berlin Christmas market, including electronic ankle bracelets for extremists considered potentially violent. Berlin also ...and more »

Podcast: Could German elections be the next target of 'fake news'? - Irish Times;

Podcast: Could German elections be the next target of 'fake news'? - Irish Times

Irish TimesPodcast: Could German elections be the next target of 'fake news'?Irish TimesAt the height of the migrant crisis in Europe in summer 2015, German chancellor Angela Merkel met Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and asked him what was being done about false reports about refugees that were appearing on his social network. He said ...and more »

Merkel warns UK must accept 'four freedoms' in EU after Brexit - Press TV;

Merkel warns UK must accept 'four freedoms' in EU after Brexit - Press TV

Press TVMerkel warns UK must accept 'four freedoms' in EU after BrexitPress TVGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a speech at the annual conference of the German Association of Civil Servants in Cologne on January 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP). German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union must consider restricting ...and more »

Germany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected Terrorists - German Pulse;

Germany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected Terrorists - German Pulse

German PulseGermany Considers Placing Tracking Devices on Suspected TerroristsGerman PulseAfter the recent attack on Berlin's Christmas Market last month, German politicians have been scrambling to come up with immediate solutions to prevent future terror threats, including some plausible and some extreme, but a new plan to fit suspected ...and more »

German ministers discuss security response to Berlin attack - Fox News;

German ministers discuss security response to Berlin attack - Fox News

Fox NewsGerman ministers discuss security response to Berlin attackFox NewsBERLIN – Germany's interior and justice ministers hope to thrash out initial plans for a response to last month's truck attack on a Christmas market, with a tougher stance expected toward suspected extremists who don't have asylum. ADVERTISEMENT.and more »