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German Security Policy at Stake: The “Culture of Restraint“ Is No More - The McGill International Review;

German Security Policy at Stake: The “Culture of Restraint“ Is No More - The McGill International Review

The McGill International ReviewGerman Security Policy at Stake: The “Culture of Restraint“ Is No MoreThe McGill International ReviewTo many, the terrorist attack that took place in Berlin on 19 December 2016 gave basis to the growing feeling in Germany that the “inevitable would happen,” or that sooner or later, the country would be affected by terrorist attacks similar to the ones ...and more »

Facebook faces court in Germany over spread of fake info on Syrian refugee - RT;

Facebook faces court in Germany over spread of fake info on Syrian refugee - RT

RTFacebook faces court in Germany over spread of fake info on Syrian refugeeRTLegal action has been launched against Facebook in an “unprecedented” case in Germany over a complaint that the social media platform allowed the spread of fake posts about a Syrian refugee who took a selfie with Angela Merkel. The case was launched ...and more »

Germany to tighten security in wake of Berlin terror attack - Financial Times;

Germany to tighten security in wake of Berlin terror attack - Financial Times

Financial TimesGermany to tighten security in wake of Berlin terror attackFinancial TimesGermany is to toughen rules on the removal of failed asylum-seekers and step up the monitoring of extremists in response to last month's terror attack on a Berlin Christmas market. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we ...and more »

A Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook after viral Merkel selfie leads to fake news - Business Insider;

A Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook after viral Merkel selfie leads to fake news - Business Insider

Business InsiderA Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook after viral Merkel selfie leads to fake newsBusiness InsiderA Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook's European branch and a user of the social network because of fake news, the Frankfurter Allgemeine reports. A picture of Anas Modamani taking a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was posted all ...and more »

Germany approves more soldiers for UN mission in Mali - Fox News;

Germany approves more soldiers for UN mission in Mali - Fox News

Fox NewsGermany approves more soldiers for UN mission in MaliFox NewsBERLIN – The German government has approved an expansion of the country's military deployment in Mali, with Berlin sending more helicopters to support the U.N. peacekeeping mission there. ADVERTISEMENT. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on ...and more »

Facebook in 'fake news' legal battle after Syrian migrant in Germany claims two false stories about him were spread ... - Daily Mail;

Facebook in 'fake news' legal battle after Syrian migrant in Germany claims two false stories about him were spread ... - Daily Mail

Daily MailFacebook in 'fake news' legal battle after Syrian migrant in Germany claims two false stories about him were spread ...Daily MailFacebook will have to face off against German justice authorities next month when representatives for the global social network site answer charges of spreading fake news about a refugee. The site has been used by right-wingers and hatemongers for ...and more »

Germany agrees to send more troops to Mali - Daily Mail;

Germany agrees to send more troops to Mali - Daily Mail

Daily MailGermany agrees to send more troops to MaliDaily MailThe 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 from jihadists.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 »

Germany Hunts For Huge Far-Right Underground Movement - Sputnik International;

Germany Hunts For Huge Far-Right Underground Movement - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalGermany Hunts For Huge Far-Right Underground MovementSputnik InternationalAngela Merkel's virtually absent migration policy is bearing fruit as Germans turn toward far-right movements and weaponise themselves, intending to take control of their homeland with their own hands, German media has warned. Supporters of the ...and more »

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees - Aljazeera.com;

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comGermany to tighten security checks on refugeesAljazeera.comGermany 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 »

German ministers agree tougher rules for migrants posing security risk - Reuters UK;

German ministers agree tougher rules for migrants posing security risk - Reuters UK

Reuters UKGerman ministers agree tougher rules for migrants posing security riskReuters UKImmigrants are escorted by German police to a registration centre, after crossing the Austrian-German border in Wegscheid near Passau, Germany, October 20, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Dalder. 1/2. left. right. Justice Minister Heiko Maas, Foreign Minister ...and more »

German politicians demand new deportation centers, more police powers and re-vetting of migrants - Washington Post;

German politicians demand new deportation centers, more police powers and re-vetting of migrants - Washington Post

Washington PostGerman politicians demand new deportation centers, more police powers and re-vetting of migrantsWashington PostBERLIN — Germany became an asylum seeker's utopia, a beacon of hope for the war-weary and desperate. But following a string of terrorist attacks including last month's strike on a Christmas market here, this nation is weighing tough changes to an ...and more »

Merkel Coalition Agrees on Anti-Terror Plan After Berlin Attack - Bloomberg;

Merkel Coalition Agrees on Anti-Terror Plan After Berlin Attack - Bloomberg

BloombergMerkel Coalition Agrees on Anti-Terror Plan After Berlin AttackBloombergGerman Justice Minister Heiko Maas, left, and German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere leave after a press conference on security reforms after the Berlin truck attack in Berlin, on Jan. 10. Photographer: Odd Andersen/AFP via Getty Images. German ...and more »

Berlin to right-wing extremists: If you attack migrants, we'll keep them here - Washington Post;

Berlin to right-wing extremists: If you attack migrants, we'll keep them here - Washington Post

Washington PostBerlin to right-wing extremists: If you attack migrants, we'll keep them hereWashington PostThe attack on a Christmas market in Berlin last month, carried out by a Tunisian migrant who was denied asylum in Germany, has sparked demands that the German government move to deport its tens of thousands of failed asylum seekers more quickly.and more »

Germany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attack - U.S. News & World Report;

Germany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attack - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportGermany toughens security rules in response to Berlin attackU.S. News & World ReportGermany'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 »

Failed asylum seekers in Berlin could escape deportation if they are victims of far-Right violence - Telegraph.co.uk;

Failed asylum seekers in Berlin could escape deportation if they are victims of far-Right violence - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFailed asylum seekers in Berlin could escape deportation if they are victims of far-Right violenceTelegraph.co.ukRejected asylum-seekers could escape deportation from Berlin if they are the victims of far-Right violence, under new proposals being considered by the regional government. The move puts the Berlin state authorities on a direct collision course with ...and more »

Germany sets out tougher post-attack security measures - Deutsche Welle;

Germany sets out tougher post-attack security measures - Deutsche Welle

Deutsche WelleGermany sets out tougher post-attack security measuresDeutsche WelleThe German government has presented its new plans for keeping the country safe from terrorism. They involve ankle tags and extended pre-deportation incarceration - but critics wonder if it will make a difference.and more »

Angela Merkel Is the Second Worst Postwar Chancellor of Germany - American Spectator;

Angela Merkel Is the Second Worst Postwar Chancellor of Germany - American Spectator

American SpectatorAngela Merkel Is the Second Worst Postwar Chancellor of GermanyAmerican SpectatorSince 1949, Germany has elected eight chancellors. Six of them were able to advance German interests. Angela Merkel is not one of them. Merkel is not a bad person, but she is failure. Germany, along with much of Western Europe, has four major domestic ...and more »

Hammond on peace mission to Germany after two leaders clash - The Times (subscription);

Hammond on peace mission to Germany after two leaders clash - The Times (subscription)

The Times (subscription)Hammond on peace mission to Germany after two leaders clashThe Times (subscription)Philip Hammond heads to Berlin today to reassure Germany about Britain's determination to maintain strong ties after the latest clash between Theresa May and Angela Merkel. The chancellor's diplomatic push comes as sterling slid to its lowest level ...and more »

Angela Merkel's sudden urge to deport failed asylum seekers shows the impact of the Berlin terrorist attack - Business Insider;

Angela Merkel's sudden urge to deport failed asylum seekers shows the impact of the Berlin terrorist attack - Business Insider

Business InsiderAngela Merkel's sudden urge to deport failed asylum seekers shows the impact of the Berlin terrorist attackBusiness InsiderAngela Merkel announced on Monday that she wants a "national effort" to deport people whose asylum claims have been rejected, the Frankfurter Allgemeine reports. The discussion surrounding the deportation of failed asylum seekers in Germany has been ...and more »