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Netanyahu Hit By Conflict of Interest Allegations over German Submarines

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Nov 21  – A deal to buy three German-made submarines has come under public scrutiny in Israel after Israeli media discovered Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s personal lawyer represents the local agent of the German conglomerate set to build the vessels. Both Netanyahu and his attorney, David Shimron, have denied any impropriety,

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Iran Parliament Speaker Snubs German Minister on Visit

By Gernot Heller TEHRAN, Oct 4 – The speaker of Iran‘s parliament, Ali Larijani, cancelled talks with German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Tuesday during his high-profile trip to Tehran, snubbing the German who had earlier stressed the need for reform in the Islamic Republic. Larijani, seen as a moderate conservative in Iran, was the

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Bombs at Mosque, Congress Centre in Dresden, No One Hurt

BERLIN, Sept 27  – Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday evening – one at a mosque and one at an international conference centre – but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday. “Even if we so far have no claim of responsibility, we must go on the

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Turkey Allows German Lawmakers’ Trip to Incirlik Air Base

BERLIN, Sept 8 – Turkey has agreed to allow German lawmakers to visit soldiers stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in October, signalling some progress in easing strains between the two NATO allies, Germany’s Foreign Minister said on Thursday. Turkey had banned German lawmakers from visiting the base in response to a parliamentary resolution

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Three Iranian Banks to Open Branches in Munich: Paper

BERLIN, Sept 5 – Three Iranian banks have told Bavaria’s economy minister that they plan to open branches in Munich to help stimulate more business ties with German firms, the Muenchner Merkur newspaper reported on Sunday. Middle East Bank, Parsian Bank and Sina Bank have received approval from Iran’s central bank to set up branches

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Tensions Rise in Germany’s Turkish Diaspora, Mirroring Splits in Turkey

By Paul Carrel and Andrea Shalal BERLIN/COLOGNE, Germany, Sept 4 – Ercan Karakoyun has long played a prominent role in Berlin’s Turkish community, promoting education and dialogue among Muslims and Germans of other faiths. Now, however, whenever he can, Karakoyun avoids the bustling streets where many Turks live in the German capital. He says he has

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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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German Police Raid Mosque and Apartments in Crackdown on Salafists

BERLIN, July 28 – German police have searched a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim that are believed to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday. Germany is on high alert after a spate of attacks since July 18 left 15

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German Police Arrest Algerian Suspect Who Yelled ‘I’ll Blow You Up’

BERLIN, July 28 – German police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old Algerian refugee who had fled a psychiatric facility earlier in the day yelling, “I’ll blow you up,” ending the latest in a string of incidents that have set the country’s nerves on edge. German federal police arrested the asylum-seeker at the Bremen main train

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After Mass Shooting, German Police Focus on “Dark Net” Crime

By Frank Siebelt WIESBADEN, Germany, July 27 – German police will do more to fight crime committed on the “dark net”, they said on Wednesday, days after a gunman killed nine people with a weapon bought on that hidden part of the internet . “We see that the dark net is a growing trading place

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