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Teenager armed with Lego gun triggers alarm in southern Germany

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A teenager triggered a large-scale police operation after a restaurant owner mistook a Lego toy gun he was carrying for a real weapon. A witness raised the alarm after seeing the 15-year-old, who was wearing a camou...

Germany becomes first nation to qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup after host Qatar

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Germany became the first country after host Qatar to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup with a 4-0 win against North Macedonia on Monday. Kai Havertz opened the scoring for the visiting side, which suffered a sh...

Afghan evacuee flights to the US from Ramstein Air Base in Germany resume

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Flights of Afghan evacuees from Ramstein Air Base in Germany to the US resumed Saturday after pausing for weeks due to confirmed cases of measles amongst evacuees. One flight left the base Saturday with a few hund...

100-year-old goes on trial in Germany accused of 3,518 Nazi war crimes

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The trial of a 100-year-old former SS guard starts Thursday in the German town of Brandenburg an der Havel. He is accused of being an accessory to murder in 3,518 cases dating from his time as a guard at the Nazi c...

Pakistani comedian Umer Sharif passes away at age 66 in Germany

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Pakistani comedian and actor Umer Sharif passed away Saturday at the age of 66 in Germany. He was seeking medical treatment in Germany but set to fly to the US for further treatment, according to the Embassy of Pak...

Germany election ends in narrow victory, two parties claim ‘clear mandate’ to form coalition

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The left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) won the most seats and will begin negotiations to form a coalition government, with the Green or the Liberal Democrat parties as the front-runners.  GERMANY ELECTIONS: W...

Germany elections: Who will replace Angela Merkel? What you need to know

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After serving 16 years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel is not running for reelection.  Instead, voters in the European Union's strongest economy and most populous country will be deciding what a post-Merkel Germa...

In Canada and Germany, the climate crisis is finally on the ballot. But can it win?

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It was just last week that Canada's British Columbia finally ended its state of emergency, more than two months after wildfires tore through parts of the province and reduced an entire village and its surroundings t...

Germany averted possible attack on synagogue during Yom Kippur, minister says

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German officials on Thursday said a possible Islamist terror attack on a synagogue in the western city of Hagen was averted after authorities were tipped off. "We received a very specific and serious tipoff that a...

Former Germany defender Jerome Boateng guilty of bodily harm, fined $2.13 million

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(Reuters)Former Germany and Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng, who this month signed for Olympique Lyonnais, was found guilty of premeditated bodily harm on his former partner, a spokesperson for a court in Muni...

Italy sets unbeaten record; Germany, Spain top WCup groups

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Though European champions Italy were held 0-0 at Switzerland, Germany and Spain were joined by England and Poland in routing low-ranked opponents. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Top-ranked Belgium was lif...

Ramstein Air Base in Germany prepares to house Afghanistan evacuees

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"Ramstein Airmen have been preparing around-the-clock to provide support, such as temporary lodging, as the base receives aircraft carrying evacuees in the coming days," Ramstein Air Base tweeted.  Service members a...

Australia beats Germany 89-76 to sweep basketball pool

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"The whole country right now knows the desperation of this team, knows where this team’s at," coach Brian Goorjian said. "All eyes are on us." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . And the Australians won't let ...

Arkansas AG: US, Germany Nord Stream 2 deal ‘threatens America’s energy independence’

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US, GERMANY THREATEN RUSSIA WITH SANCTIONS IF NORD STREAM 2 PIPELINE IS USED AS A 'WEAPON' LESLIE RUTLEDGE: I would much rather of heard President Biden and Jen Psaki say that ‘no we are not going to shut down the Ke...

US, Germany threaten Russia with sanctions if Nord Stream 2 pipeline is used as a ‘weapon’

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The warnings came just hours after the U.S. and Germany reached an agreement to permit the completion of a pipeline that will transport natural gas from Russia into Germany – a move U.S. lawmakers and European nation...

US and Germany reach deal on controversial pipeline that Biden sees as a Russian ‘geopolitical project’

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Washington The US announced Wednesday that it has reached a deal with Germany that would allow completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline opposed by the Biden administration as a "malign influence project...

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