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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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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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Afghan Teenager Met Munich Gunman Just Before Attack – Prosecutor

MUNICH, July 25 – A 16-year-old Afghan youth who was arrested on Sunday had been in contact via WhatsApp with an 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in Munich two days earlier and also met him just before the attack, Bavarian officials said. The youth, who was questioned after he contacted police following the shooting,

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Afghan Youth Arrested Over Possible Role in Munich Shooting: Police

BERLIN, July 25 – German police arrested a 16-year-old Afghan youth on Sunday on suspicion of a connection to the killing of nine people by an 18-year-old gunman in Munich, authorities said. The youth was under investigation for possibly having failed to report the plans of the gunman, who later shot himself, a police statement

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German Officials Urge Close Look At Gun Laws in Wake of Shooting

BERLIN, July 24 – Senior German officials on Sunday called for further controls on the sale of guns after Friday’s deadly shooting in Munich that claimed the lives of nine people and the gunman, a deranged 18-year-old who was obsessed with mass killings. “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly

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German-Iranian Gunman Acted Alone in Munich Shooting

By Jens Hack, Joern Poltz and Karin Strohecker MUNICH, July 23 – An 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who apparently acted alone opened fire near a busy shopping mall in Munich on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the third attack on civilians in Western Europe in eight days. The pistol-wielding attacker, identified by Munich

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