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U.S. driven by self-interest in wanting to block Russia pipeline: German minister

U.S. driven by self-interest in wanting to block Russia pipeline: German ministerA close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning to the United States about the risks of placing “America First”, accusing Washington of seeking to block a planned Russia-Germany gas pipeline to shore up its own exports. Economy minister Peter Altmaier defended the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is strongly opposed by many East European countries as well as the U.S., who say that by circumventing Ukraine the pipeline will increase Russia’s leverage over countries that rely on Moscow’s energy sales. Ahead of a summit due later on Friday between Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Altmaier said the European Union should guarantee that Ukraine will continue to receive gas transit fees, even after the pipeline is built under the Baltic.



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German Jews Have Been Advised Not to Wear Kippahs After Anti-Semitic Assaults

German Jews Have Been Advised Not to Wear Kippahs After Anti-Semitic AssaultsThere is heightened concern over recent anti-Semitic attacks in Germany



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German police defuse WW2 bomb after evacuating central Berlin

German police defuse WW2 bomb after evacuating central BerlinBomb disposal experts defused a World War Two bomb in Berlin on Friday after evacuating an area in the heart of Berlin including the central train station, a hospital and the Economy Ministry. Some 10,000 people – including residents, hospital patients and office workers – were evacuated from 9 a.m. from buildings within an 800 metre radius of the bomb while experts performed the delicate operation. Police posted a video on Twitter showing officers walking up the stairs in an apartment building with the caption: “We’re not bringing room service or breakfast in bed but a personal wake-up call.” The gave the all the clear in the early afternoon and the city began getting back to normal.



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The Latest: German pub owners express sadness over crash

The Latest: German pub owners express sadness over crashBERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the vehicle that has crashed into a crowd in the German city of Muenster (all times local):



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Police see mental illness behind deadly German van attack

Police see mental illness behind deadly German van attackMünster (Germany) (AFP) – German authorities investigating a deadly van ramming attack focused Sunday on mental health problems of the driver, as the city of Muenster mourned for the two people killed on a sunny afternoon at an open-air restaurant. “There are strong indications at the moment that this was a lone perpetrator and that there were no links to the terror scene,” federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer told reporters at the site of Saturday’s attacks, where local people laid flowers in memory of the victims. Far-right opponents of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy had suggested in the immediate aftermath of the attack it might be an Islamist act of terror, while some media reported the killer had links to right-wing extremist organisations.



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Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems – minister

Muenster attacker was lone German with mental health problems - ministerBy Elke Ahlswede MUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) – The man who drove a camper van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the German city of Muenster on Saturday acted alone and appears to have had mental health problems, the regional interior minister said on Sunday. The man killed two people when he ploughed the vehicle into people seated at tables outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl eatery, a popular destination for tourists in the old town of the university city in western Germany. “We now know it was in all likelihood a lone perpetrator, a German,” Herbert Reul, interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia, home to Muenster, told reporters.



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Suspect in German vehicle attack was a German-born citizen

Suspect in German vehicle attack was a German-born citizenAt least three people are dead and several others are injured after a vehicle drove into a small crowd in Muenster, Germany. The suspect is a German-born citizen, who committed suicide inside the van. The motive for the attack remains unclear.



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The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoning

The Latest: German, Polish leaders back UK after poisoningBRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local):



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See the Moment German Shepherd Is Reunited With Family After He Was Mistakenly Flown to Japan

See the Moment German Shepherd Is Reunited With Family After He Was Mistakenly Flown to JapanUnited Airlines had apparently sent the family dog, Irgo, to Japan instead of a Great Dane that wound up in Kansas City.



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United Airlines Under Fire Again After Family's German Shepherd Is Mistakenly Sent to Japan

United Airlines Under Fire Again After Family's German Shepherd Is Mistakenly Sent to JapanThe mistake was discovered as the dog's owners were given a Great Dane instead.



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