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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

GERMANY POLITICS: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Elected President

Steinmeier, a Social Democrat who had served as foreign minister until last month, won 931 of the 1,239 valid votes by lawmakers and representatives of Germany’s 16 federal states. There 103 abstentions and 14 votes were invalid.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Defends Cover Showing Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Defends Cover Showing Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

“Der Spiegel does not want to provoke anybody,” editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbaeumer told Reuters TV after the cover set off a debate on Twitter and in German and international media, adding he was surprised by the impact of the illustration.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

Support for Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, fell 4 points to 33 percent – cutting the gap between the two blocs to its narrowest in records compiled by poll tracker wahlrecht.de going back to Sept 2013.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Working At Troubled Trump Ties

GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Working At Troubled Trump Ties

Germany said it was still opening up channels of communication with aides to U.S. President Donald Trump, who has launched withering attacks on Berlin’s policies.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

“We will make this election really exciting,” vowed Schulz after Social Democratic Party (SPD) leaders unanimously nominated him to run for the leadership of Europe’s top economy.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Condemns Israel’s Plans for 2,500 Settlement Homes on Israeli-Occupied West Bank

GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Condemns Israel’s Plans for 2,500 Settlement Homes on Israeli-Occupied West Bank

Germany, in unusually strong criticism of Israel, said on Wednesday plans to build 2,500 more settlement homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Prepare For Turbulent Times Under President Donald Trump

GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Prepare For Turbulent Times Under President Donald Trump

Germany must brace itself for turbulent times under U.S. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Sunday.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending

“He made his convictions clear in his inauguration speech,” Merkel said in remarks broadcast live, a day after Trump vowed to put ‘America first’.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Parliament Legalises Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes

GERMANY POLITICS: Parliament Legalises Cannabis For Medicinal Purposes

Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a law that legalises the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes for people who are chronically ill.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Bestseller Book: Mein Kampf By Adolf Hitler

GERMANY POLITICS: Bestseller Book: Mein Kampf By Adolf Hitler

Germany Politics News. Buy Bestseller Book: ‘Mein Kampf’ by Adolf Hitler. Get the German and English versions of ‘Mein Kampf’ by Adolf Hitler.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Berlin Sheds Tear For Post-War Order As Trump Era Looms

GERMANY POLITICS: Berlin Sheds Tear For Post-War Order As Trump Era Looms

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have got off to a rocky start but his impending departure has sparked a wave of nostalgia and trepidation in Berlin.

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GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says

GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says

The SPD said the rules of the single market, which include fair competition, are guaranteed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died. He was 82.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel To Britain: No ‘Cherry Picking’ in Brexit Talks

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel To Britain: No ‘Cherry Picking’ in Brexit Talks

European Union must consider limiting Britain’s access to its market if London fails to accept the bloc’s ‘four freedoms’ in Brexit negotiations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

Signalling a readiness for change, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), told Der Spiegel magazine: “We don’t want a new edition of the grand coalition.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Sigmar Gabriel Biography And Profile

GERMANY POLITICS: Sigmar Gabriel Biography And Profile

Sigmar Gabriel was born 12 September 1959 in Goslar, Lower Saxony; two children. Read Sigmar Gabriel Biography And Profile.

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GERMANY POLITICS: EU Break-Up ‘No Longer Unthinkable’: Sigmar Gabriel

GERMANY POLITICS: EU Break-Up ‘No Longer Unthinkable’: Sigmar Gabriel

“But I also know about the state of the EU. It is no longer unthinkable that it breaks apart,” German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.

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