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Germany to decide on military aid for Iraq on Sunday: minister

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PRAGUE - Germany will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State insurgents, with Chancellor Angela Merkel arguing Berlin had to act because hundreds of Germans had joined the insurgents.

Germany steps up fight against far right after neo-Nazi murders

BERLIN - Germany has drafted legislation to help prevent a repeat of a racist murder spree by a neo-Nazi cell in 2011, giving a bigger role to federal prosecutors and allowing courts to focus more on xenophobic motives.

World, 27 Aug 2014

Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

HAMBURG - A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease.

Health, Africa 27 Aug 2014

German anti-euro party set for gains in eastern votes

FREITAL Germany - The Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to win its first seats in a German state parliament as it evolves from a single-issue eurosceptic party into a law-and-order movement that could chip away at Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative hegemony.

World, 26 Aug 2014

French economy minister urges alternative to German austerity

PARIS - The time has come for France to resist Germany's "obsession" with austerity and promote alternative policies across the euro zone that support household consumption, firebrand French Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg said on Sunday.

France, 24 Aug 2014

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Focus magazine

BERLIN - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.

World, Turkey 24 Aug 2014

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Focus magazine

BERLIN - Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.

World, Turkey 23 Aug 2014

Germany's vice-chancellor backs 'federalization' in Ukraine

BERLIN - Germany's vice chancellor has spoken out for a "federalization" of Ukraine once fighting between Ukrainian and Russian separatist forces in the eastern part of the country has ended.

World, Russia, 23 Aug 2014

European powers float idea of Gaza monitoring mechanism

UNITED NATIONS - Britain, France and Germany have floated the idea of creating a monitoring and verification mechanism for any future ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip to prevent future conflicts, a senior British diplomat said on Friday.

Germany clears $6.9 billion RWE unit sale to Russian investor

FRANKFURT/BERLIN - Germany's economy ministry approved the sale of utility RWE's oil and gas unit DEA to a Russian investor despite tensions between Russia and the West over the Ukraine crisis.

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Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust

KIEV - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting anger and alarm among Kiev's Western allies. | Video