• Germany
    Germany moves to extend “temporary border controls” past May

    Germany will ask the European Commission to allow an extension of temporary border controls within the Schengen zone of passport-free travel beyond mid-May, Interior Minister Thomas De Maiziere said on Saturday. Germany and some other European Union...

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    German Spy Chief Booted Amidst Collaboration Rumors

    The German government confirmed on Wednesday that Gerhard Schindler, the head of the BND foreign intelligence agency, would leave his post two years early but provided no reason for the surprise change. In a short statement, Chancellor...

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    German’s hit the streets to protest TTIP ahead of Obama visit

    Thousands of protesters have come out onto the streets of Hannover to say 'No' to the controversial TTIP US-EU trade deal. Many in Germany fear it will reduce consumer protection and undermine workers’ protection.

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    Turkey escalates security ahead of Merkel and EU heads visit

    Turkey's border province of Gaziantep ramped up security on Saturday for planned visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and EU Council President Donald Tusk including a stop at a refugee camp.

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  • Ankara
    Long arm of Ankara moves to censor Dutch criticism of Turkey

    The Dutch Prime Minister says he’s “surprised” and will ask Ankara for clarification following allegations that the Turkish consulate in the Netherlands sent a plea to Turks living in the country to report people insulting President Recep...

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    German Afd party under fire for denouncing Islam

    Germany’s AfD party has come under fire for comments about Islam being incompatible with the country’s values. Deputy leader Beatrix von Storch said Islam “is a political ideology that is incompatible with the German constitution”. ...

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    Turkey’s crackdown on speech includes manhandling Germany

    (TRUNEWS) Germany has caved to pressure from Turkey and will allow Ankara to conduct a criminal investigation into a poem written by German comedian Jan Boehmermann.  Under a section of the criminal code, the German government has...

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    Germans Fear Impending Crisis in the Euro

    (Reuters) – The euro zone crisis is back – at least in the minds of many Germans. Since last summer, the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from the war-torn Middle East has overshadowed all else,...

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    German politician says ‘Europe must cultivate own Islam’

    A senior German politician has put forward a proposal to “cultivate” a European kind of Islam in Germany by barring foreign investment from Muslim countries, introducing local training for imams and making German obligatory in mosques. Andreas...

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    Jihadists in German Army on rise, 29 former soldiers are suspected

    (TRUNEWS) The number of jihadists in the German Army is growing.  Officials have said as many as 29 former soldiers have joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq. About 65 active members are being investigated for having alleged...

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