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Obama, EU Leaders Agree to Stick Together, Stay Tough on Russia

By Jeff Mason and Andrea Shalal BERLIN, Nov 18 – U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided Russia for its bombing of Syria and failure to implement a Ukrainian peace accord. The White House statement followed a meeting at which Obama sought to

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German Police Find Daesh Items at Home of Man Arrested for Explosives

BERLIN, Aug 17 – A man arrested in Germany on Wednesday on suspicion of storing materials that could be used as explosives had items in his apartment glorifying Islamic State, the regional police chief told broadcaster rbb. Hans-Juergen Moerke told rbb that no attack plans had been found but a search of the flat had

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Bomb-Carrying Syrian Dies Outside German Music Festival; 12 Wounded

By Thomas Krumenacker, Andrea Shalal and Andreas Burger BERLIN/ANSBACH, Germany, July 25 – A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria, the fourth violent attack in Germany in less than a week, a senior Bavarian state

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German Spy Chief Says Daesh Wants to Attack But No Firm Plan Known

BERLIN, April 10 – Daesh wants to carry out attacks in Germany and the security situation is “very serious”, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Sunday newspaper, adding that he knew of no concrete plot to strike. The militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further

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Daesh Hints at Attacks in London, Berlin and Rome

CAIRO, April 5  – Daesh released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets. “If it was Paris yesterday, and today Brussels, Allah knows where it will be tomorrow. Maybe it will be in London or Berlin or Rome,” said a member

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Visits to Berlin’s Islamic Museum Restore Pride in Syrian Refugees

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN, March 31 – Arabic-language guide Razan Nassreddine says Syrian refugees visiting Berlin’s Museum of Islamic Art often ask her how and when the artefacts clearly marked as stemming from their war-torn country ended up in the German capital. Others jokingly wonder if the shrapnel holes on centuries-old palatial facades and gates

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Rare Saudi Film Shown at Berlin Festival

By Sarah Mills BERLIN, Feb 21 – It’s rare that a Saudi Arabian film is shown at a major film festival, but Mahmoud Sabbagh’s Barakah yoqabil Barakah (Barakah Meets Barakah) has given Berlin a lighthearted look at the challenges of romance in the desert kingdom. Screened in the Forum section of the Berlinale, outside the

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Parent’s Plight When Child Joins Daesh Shown in Berlin Film

By Sarah Mills BERLIN, Feb 18 – Algerian filmmaker Rachid Bouchareb hopes his new film Road to Istanbul will help raise awareness of what it’s like for parents whose children leave to join Daesh insurgents in Syria. And to make it really hit home, Bouchareb, 62, said he wanted the family shown in his film,

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