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Germany confirms two nationals killed in Egypt attack

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Berlin on Saturday said two women who were killed after being stabbed in an Egyptian beach resort were German nationals, confirming earlier reports. “We can now sadly confirm that two German tourists died in the attack at Hurghada,” a foreign ministry statement said. Friday’s attack …

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Merkel, Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties

Paris, France | AFP | France and Germany agreed Thursday to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the …

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Stormy G20 ends with opt-outs for Trump on climate, trade

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G20 summit ever, in exchange for preserving a fragile unity of the club of major industrialised and emerging economies. In a departure from final …

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G20 launches plan to fight poverty in Rwanda, Ethiopia

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | G20 nations launched an unprecedented initiative Saturday at the group’s summit in Germany to fight poverty in Africa, but critics called the plan half-hearted. Under German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Investment Compacts”, an initial seven African countries would pledge reforms and receive technical support in order to …

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G20 summit: The highlights

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | US President Donald Trump’s first G20 summit wrapped up Saturday in Germany, marked by violent clashes outside and political discord inside. Here follows a summary of the main news from the two-day meeting of the leaders of the world’s 19 top economies and the European …

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‘Welcome to Hell’ anti-G20 protests begin

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | Several thousand demonstrators vowing to “Smash G20!” marched Thursday with Hamburg police bracing for possible violence from a hardcore of several hundred hard-left activists. Police put the number of participants at some 8,000 at the beginning of the procession that was due to head towards …

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Golden Ball for Draxler as Germany wins Confederations Cup

 Stindl tap-in wins Germany Confederations Cup Saint Petersburg, Russia | AFP | Lars Stindl’s simple tap-in, following a costly first-half blunder by Marcelo Diaz, was enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Chile in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday. Diaz’s momentary lapse in concentration let Timo Werner rob …

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Rapid-fire Goretzka puts Germany in Confed Cup final

Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Germany booked their place in the Confederations Cup final as Leon Goretzka scored twice in a devastating opening spell to Thursday’s 4-1 semi-final win over Mexico. Attacking midfielder Goretzka ran riot in Sochi with goals on six and eight minutes before Timo Werner and substitute …

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German veteran leader, EU visionary Kohl dies

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Germany’s longest serving post-war leader Helmut Kohl, the father of national reunification and an architect of European integration, died Friday at the age of 87. Kohl helped a Germany that was split during the Cold War between a capitalist west and a communist east make …

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Shot fired at rail station near Munich, one injured

Munich, Germany | AFP |  Several people were wounded when shots were fired at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday and one person was detained, police said. “Several people were injured by shots. A female police officer was badly wounded” at an S-Bahn …

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