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BERLIN | Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN  — Russian President Vladimir Putin made a flying visit to Austria to attend the wedding of the country’s foreign minister Saturday before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern border with Slovenia, where Foreign Minister Karin … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin dances at Austrian wedding; talks with Merkel on Syria

BERLIN | Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany

BERLIN — Police say a doctor has been killed and an assistant seriously injured in a stabbing at a medical practice in southwestern Germany. Police in the city of Offenburg, near the French border, said the attack happened at about 8.45 a.m. Thursday. A male suspect was arrested in the city a little over an … Continue reading BERLIN | Doctor killed, assistant injured in stabbing in Germany

BERLIN | Judge criticizes German officials over radical’s deportation

BERLIN — A judge is accusing German authorities of testing the limits of the law in the deportation to Tunisia of a suspected former aide to Osama bin Laden, whom courts have ordered returned to Germany. The 42-year-old, identified only as Sami A. in line with German privacy rules and deemed a dangerous Islamic radical … Continue reading BERLIN | Judge criticizes German officials over radical’s deportation

BERLIN | Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

BERLIN — A local official has discovered a forgotten remnant of the Berlin Wall close to the new headquarters of Germany’s foreign intelligence service. It’s the second long-lost piece of the barrier to be identified and given protected status this year. District councilor Ephraim Gothe said Wednesday he stumbled across the stretch of concrete wall, … Continue reading BERLIN | Forgotten remnant of Berlin Wall found in central district

BERLIN | Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

BERLIN  — German authorities say they have deported 46 Afghans whose asylum requests were rejected to their homeland. The flight from Munich arrived Wednesday in the Afghan capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Eleonore Petermann says the 46, all men, were sent back by authorities in 11 of Germany’s 16 states. She said that 15 of … Continue reading BERLIN | Germany deports 46 rejected Afghan asylum-seekers

BERLIN | German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

BERLIN — The German economy accelerated in the second quarter despite the U.S. move to impose new tariffs on the European Union, official data showed Tuesday, performing slightly better than economists had expected. Germany’s economy, Europe’s biggest, grew by 0.5 percent compared with the previous three-month period. That is up from 0.4 percent in the … Continue reading BERLIN | German economy defies trade gloom with strong growth

BERLIN | German growth picks up slightly to 0.5 pct in 2nd quarter

BERLIN  — The German economy accelerated slightly in the second quarter to grow by 0.5 percent compared with the previous three-month period, official data showed Tuesday, performing a little better than economists had expected. Germany’s economy, Europe’s biggest, grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter — a figure that was revised upward Tuesday from the … Continue reading BERLIN | German growth picks up slightly to 0.5 pct in 2nd quarter

BERLIN | German economy grew by 0.5 percent in 2nd quarter

BERLIN— The German economy accelerated slightly in the second quarter to grow by 0.5 percent compared with the previous three-month period, official data showed Tuesday, performing a little better than economists had expected. Germany’s economy, Europe’s biggest, grew 0.4 percent in the first quarter — a figure that was revised upward Tuesday from the initial … Continue reading BERLIN | German economy grew by 0.5 percent in 2nd quarter