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Germany stresses defence of Baltics after Trump comments
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Germany on Friday stressed its promise to protect its NATO allies after White House hopeful Donald Trump called the commitment into question.

Three quarters of Germans fear terror attack 'soon'
Police guard a football stadium. Photo: DPA

The figure has shot up from 69 percent just two weeks ago.

Free peeing on Autobahn must be legal right: Left Party
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The Left Party, Germany’s official opposition, has discovered the key to winning votes in next year’s federal election - making motorway toilets free for all.

MP resigns after getting away with whopper lie for a decade
Petra Hinz. Photo: DPA.

A politician managed to manipulate her way all the way up to the Bundestag and stay there for eleven years with a CV full of lies.

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.

German investor confidence hits 4-year low on Brexit fears
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Investor confidence in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly four years in July on concerns about the fallout from the British vote to quit the European Union, a leading survey showed on Tuesday.

Anti-Islamic movement Pegida to found own political party
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Germany's anti-Islamic, anti-immigrant Pegida movement said Monday it is seeking to found a political party but stressed it would not seek to draw votes from populist far-right group AfD.

May to visit Berlin for first Brexit talks on Wednesday
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Talks with Merkel will centre on the UK's preparations to leave the EU.

More far-left violence in Berlin as 17 cars are set on fire
File photo of a burning car in Berlin. Photo: DPA

The capital is once again a hotbed for far-left unrest.

Anti-Semitism 'widespread' among German extreme left
File photo of a German synagogue. Photo: DPA

One in three of those classified as being on the 'extreme left' of the political spectrum said that Jews had "too much influence" in Germany.

Turkish coup attempt
Berlin slams 'revolting' scenes after Turkish coup attempt
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Germany warned Turkey on Monday against reinstating the death penalty, as it blasted "revolting scenes of caprice and revenge" in the wake of a failed coup attempt.

Germany urges Erdogan to treat coup plotters lawfully
"They will pay a heavy price for this act of treason," Erdogan said of the putschists. Photo: DPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and senior EU officials have condemned "in the strongest terms" the failed coup in Turkey, but called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to deal with the plotters lawfully.

'Democratic order must be respected' in Turkey: Germany
Turkish police guard near by military tanks on the Bosphorus bridge, after a failed coup attempt. Photo: DPA

Germany said democratic institutions in Turkey “must be respected“, as a military coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared to fail, the spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.

New record: Over 2 million migrated to Germany in 2015
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Last year saw the highest level of inward migration in German history. Thanks partly to the refugee influx, more than two million people moved to the Bundesrepublik in 2015.

Far-right AfD support sinks to year-low after Brexit vote
AfD leader Frauke Petry. Photo: DPA.

A new poll shows that the populist AfD party has seen party support drop to its lowest level since the start of the year after the results of the EU referendum.

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