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

BERLIN — 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 »

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

Angela 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 »

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

Germany 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. Thomas de Maizière, interior minister, and Heiko Maas, justice minister ...and more »

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

Germany's governing parties have set out tougher measures against potential Islamist terrorists in the wake of December's Christmas market truck attack in Berlin. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), met ...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'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 to deploy helicopters, more soldiers to UN mission in Mali - Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved the deployment of eight attack and transport helicopters as well as 350 additional soldiers to Mali as part of a U.N. peacekeeping mission, sources told Reuters. The helicopters will replace ...and more »

Syrian refugee takes Facebook to court in Germany - Deutsche Welle

Facebook has been summoned to a district court in the southern city of Würzburg in what could mark a precedent in the fight against hatred and agitation in social networks. The public hearing will take place on Monday to decide on an interim injunction ...and more »

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

BERLIN (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 ...and more »

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

BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is reviewing its powers to block foreign acquisitions after a spate of Chinese takeovers, but the government's commitment to free trade beats its concerns about hemorrhaging strategic technologies and will limit any ...and more »

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

Angela 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 »