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Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German Taunt

Twitter Explodes After Donald Trump Hits Emmanuel Macron With Learning German TauntPresident Donald Trump left Twitter users indignant early Tuesday with a tweet



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Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse caseGerman nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a prison sentence over the deaths of six patients in his care, went on trial from Tuesday for killing another 100 people. Born December 30, 1976, in the North Sea coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Hoegel became a nurse, like his father, at the age of 19. In 1999 he took a job at the main hospital in Oldenburg and transferred to a facility in neighbouring Delmenhorst in 2003.



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Merkel government shaken by German regional vote battering

Merkel government shaken by German regional vote batteringGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government on Sunday suffered a beating in a second key regional election in as many weeks, multiplying questions over the future of the veteran leader’s fragile alliance. Weakened by a strong backlash against immigration after allowing over a million people into Germany since 2015, Merkel’s fourth government has staggered from one crisis to the next since being formed earlier this year. According to an exit poll by public broadcaster ARD in Hesse state, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) shed more than 11 points compared with 2013 for a 27.2-percent score, holding on to a much weakened first place.



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German police say Cologne hostage-taker was Syrian man

German police say Cologne hostage-taker was Syrian manA man who took a woman hostage in Cologne on Monday was a 55-year-old Syrian who was granted asylum in Germany, police said, adding he was in a coma after being shot several times. This could have caused a “huge” explosion, Senior Cologne police official Klaus-Stephan Becker told a news conference. Witness statements suggested the man, who arrived in Germany in March 2015, had links to Islamic State, though no evidence to support that had been found, Becker said.



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German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuse

German Catholic Church apologises for mass child sex abuseGermany’s Catholic Church on Tuesday apologised to thousands of victims of sexual assault by clergy, with the institution’s top cardinal saying perpetrators must be brought to justice. The dismay expressed by the head of the German Bishops’ Conference came as the institution published a damning report showing that in Germany, almost 3,700 minors — mainly boys — were assaulted between 1946 and 2014. “Sexual abuse is a persistent problem and not a historical problem” in the Catholic Church, said Harald Dressing, a professor at the Mannheim Institute of Psychology, who coordinated the research commissioned by the Bishops’ Conference.



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German minister says refugee deal reached with Italy

German minister says refugee deal reached with ItalyInterior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Thursday that Germany had reached a deal with Italy to return migrants who have already applied for asylum there and added he expected it to be signed soon. “I have just heard that the deal with Italy has also been agreed,” Seehofer told the Bundestag lower house of parliament. The deals are part of a compromise between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats and Seehofer’s Bavarian Christian Social Union that appears to resolve a dispute over returning migrants that nearly split them and brought down the government.



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Firefighter Adopts German Shepherd He Rescued From California Wildfires

Firefighter Adopts German Shepherd He Rescued From California WildfiresHe later named the pup Mendo, after Mendocino County, where he was found.



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Firefighter Adopts German Shepherd He Rescued From California Wildfires

Firefighter Adopts German Shepherd He Rescued From California WildfiresHe later named the pup Mendo, after Mendocino County, where he was found.



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German court convicts migrant of murdering ex-girlfriend

German court convicts migrant of murdering ex-girlfriendBERLIN (AP) — A migrant was convicted Monday of murdering his 15-year-old German ex-girlfriend and sentenced to 8.5 years in prison, the German news agency dpa reported.



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18 injured in German rival protests over migrants

18 injured in German rival protests over migrantsEighteen people were injured in rival demonstrations capping off a week marked by xenophobic protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz, prompting Germany’s foreign minister to urge Germans to “get off our sofas” and speak up against racism. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent far-right protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old man, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi last Sunday. On Saturday, 8,000 people answered a joint call by far-right party AfD and Islamophobic PEGIDA street movement to descend once again on the streets of the former communist city which was in the erstwhile East Germany.



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