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Germany’s Finance Minister Presses for a “German Islam”

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Oct 2 – A veteran ally of Angela Merkel urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a “German Islam” based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a challenge for mainstream society. Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, stepping out of his usual finance

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German Police Arrest Syrian Migrant Teen with Daesh Links

BERLIN, Sept 21 – German police said on Wednesday that initial investigations into a 16-year-old Syrian arrested at a refugee hostel near Cologne showed that the suspect had contact with someone who had links to the┬ámilitant group Daesh. It was unclear whether the teenager, who police said appeared to have been radicalised recently, was planning

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Germany Warns of Threat from More than 500 “Potential Attackers”

BERLIN, Sept 10 – Germany’s interior minister has warned that the country is home to more than 500 Islamic militants who could be capable of carrying out assaults on their own or as members of “hit teams.” Speaking in an interview with Bild newspaper, Thomas de Maiziere said there were currently at least 520 “potential

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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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Germany to Present Raft of Security Measures After July Attacks: Media

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Aug 10 – Germany’s interior minister will propose a raft of new security measures, including speedier deportations of foreign nationals, following a spate of attacks in July that shook the nation, German media reported on Wednesday. In five separate attacks from July 18 to July 26, 15 people were killed and

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Facebook Denies Reluctance to Give Data to German Investigators

By Caroline Copley BERLIN, Aug 8 – Facebook rejected on Monday claims made by Germany’s state authorities that it was reluctant to co-operate with them on criminal investigations, saying many of the requests it received for user data were incorrectly formulated. Several regional interior ministers have complained that the social media group is hesitant to

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Saudi Arabia to Help Germany Investigate Attacks: Spiegel

BERLIN, Aug 6 – Saudi Arabia has offered to help German investigators find those behind Islamist bomb and axe attacks in July, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday, citing a senior member of the Saudi government. Saudi authorities are in contact with their German colleagues, responding to new findings that show both attackers were

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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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