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German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed Georgian

German media, lawmakers point finger at Moscow over executed GeorgianDespite Russian denials, German politicians and media are blaming Moscow for the Berlin assassination of a Georgian who once fought Russian forces in Chechnya, an affair that could spark a diplomatic crisis. One security source, in comments to German weekly Der Spiegel, described the killing as a second Skripal affair — referring to the attempt on the life of a former Russian agent in England last year. On Friday, August 23, German police arrested a 49-year-old suspect from Russia’s Chechnya republic, shortly after Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, 40, had been shot dead.



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A Group of German Leaders Tried to Kill Hitler in 1944. Here’s Why They Failed

A Group of German Leaders Tried to Kill Hitler in 1944. Here’s Why They FailedThe Führer was dead, and Europe was potentially freed from the Nazi scourge. Or so it initially seemed



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Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally located

Navy warship sunk by German sub in WWII finally locatedA private dive team has located the last U.S. Navy warship to be sunk by a German submarine in World War II, just a few miles (kilometers) off the coast of Maine. The sinking of the USS Eagle PE-56 on April 23, 1945, was originally blamed on a boiler explosion. The patrol boat’s precise location remained a mystery — until now.



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German leader Merkel seen shaking for 3rd time in a month

German leader Merkel seen shaking for 3rd time in a monthGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne outside the chancellery in Berlin, listening to the two countries’ national anthems. The first incident happened in near-identical circumstances as she stood alongside Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy at a military honors ceremony.



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Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in Madeira

Relatives of German bus crash victims arrive in MadeiraFUNCHAL, Portugal (AP) — Relatives of some of the 29 German tourists who died in a bus crash in Madeira arrived on the Portuguese island on Friday as investigators pushed on with the task of finding out why the bus veered off the road and plunged down a slope.



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Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German tourists

Holiday island mourns after bus crash kills 29 German touristsCaniço (Portugal) (AFP) – Portugal and Germany mourned on Thursday after 29 German tourists died when their bus tumbled down a slope and crashed into a house on the tourist island of Madeira. Trendtour said the bus had been hired by a local operator and crashed off the road “for a reason still unknown”.



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Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were German

Portugal says all 29 dead in bus crash were GermanLISBON, Portugal (AP) — All the 29 people killed in a tour bus crash on Portugal's Madeira Island were German, Portugal's foreign ministry confirmed Thursday.



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German family, stakeholders in Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, to donate $11M over Nazi past

German family, stakeholders in Krispy Kreme, Panera Bread, to donate $  11M over Nazi pastThe Reimann family, whose JAB Holding Co. controls Krispy Kreme and Panera Bread, will donate $ 11 million after learning of its ancestors' Nazi past.



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German Catholics accused of 'stonewalling' by child abuse victims

German Catholics accused of 'stonewalling' by child abuse victimsGermany’s under-fire Catholic Church admitted Thursday it must urgently confront its child sex abuse scandal, but victims accused it of continued “stonewalling”, especially on compensation. As in Australia, Chile, France, Ireland and the United States, Germany’s Catholic Church has had to admit to abuses by predator priests and clergy and their systematic cover-up over decades. “We carry responsibility toward those affected around the world — no-one among us can still negate the problem or treat it as a taboo,” said Cardinal Reinhard Marx, head of the German Bishops’ Conference.



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Venezuela's Guaido urges more sanctions after German envoy's expulsion

Venezuela's Guaido urges more sanctions after German envoy's expulsionVenezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido urged Europe to tighten financial sanctions against the government of Nicolas Maduro after it expelled Germany’s ambassador. Russia and China, meanwhile, continue to support Socialist Maduro and urge no outside interference. Caracas declaring ambassador Daniel Kriener persona non grata “represents a threat against Germany,” Guaido was quoted on Thursday as telling Der Spiegel.



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