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BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute over the future of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief won’t bring down her coalition government. Merkel’s conservatives run Germany in a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats, who on Thursday demanded the removal of domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen over much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

CHEMNITZ, Germany | German government: Chemnitz protesters should shun neo-Nazis

CHEMNITZ, Germany  — Germany’s government on Monday urged those aggrieved by the suspected killing of a man by migrants in Chemnitz to distance themselves from far-right extremists who have participated in violent, xenophobic protest marches in the eastern city over the past week. The fatal stabbing of 35-year-old carpenter Daniel Hillig in the eastern city … Continue reading CHEMNITZ, Germany | German government: Chemnitz protesters should shun neo-Nazis

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 | Putin dances at Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

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 Austria wedding before meeting Merkel

BERLIN | Putin attends Austria wedding, to meet Merkel for gas talks

BERLIN— Russian President Vladimir Putin is flying to Austria to attend the wedding Saturday of the country’s foreign minister, before heading to Berlin for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Austrian authorities have imposed tight security measures around the site of the ceremony near the southern town of Graz of Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl, who … Continue reading BERLIN | Putin attends Austria wedding, to meet Merkel for gas talks

BERLIN | The Latest: Bavarian police to patrol Germany’s border

BERLIN — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local): 2 p.m. Germany’s interior ministry says an agreement has been reached for both the federal and Bavarian state police to patrol the border, checking for migrants entering the country. In a statement Sunday, the ministry said Bavarian police will be able to conduct checks … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Bavarian police to patrol Germany’s border

BERLIN | In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

BERLIN — Germany says it will take 50 of the 450 migrants rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean Sea that’s been at the center of a squabble between Italy and Malta. In a statement Sunday, the German government said “with a view to the ongoing talks about greater bilateral cooperation on asylum, Germany … Continue reading BERLIN | In solidarity, Germany to take in 50 migrants rescued in Med

THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: German government mulls taking in ship migrants

THESSALONIKI, Greece — The Latest on Europe’s migrant crisis (all times local): 1:50 p.m. The German government says officials are discussing whether the country should take in some of the migrants who are stuck on a rescue ship off Malta. The group operating the ship, Mission Lifeline, said Wednesday that Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | The Latest: German government mulls taking in ship migrants