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Hanau shooting: Germany to raise police presence after nine killed in racist attack; mosques to be under surveillance
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Hanau shooting: Germany to raise police presence after nine killed in racist attack; mosques to be under surveillance

Germany's top security official said Friday that authorities will step up the police presence throughout the country and keep a closer watch on mosques and other sites after the racially motivated shootings that killed nine people

Angela Merkel in line for a fourth term, ending months of political uncertainty in Germany
World

Angela Merkel in line for a fourth term, ending months of political uncertainty in Germany

Germany ended months of political uncertainty Sunday when Chancellor Angela Merkel gained the support needed to preserve her governing coalition.

Germany's Social Democratic Party clears path for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term
World

Germany's Social Democratic Party clears path for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term

Germany's second-biggest party said its members have in their high-stakes referendum approved a plan to join Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, clearing the last hurdle in the way of the veteran leader's fourth term

Angela Merkel's party to hold talks with SPD over forming coalition, likely to seal deal by Sunday evening
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Angela Merkel's party to hold talks with SPD over forming coalition, likely to seal deal by Sunday evening

German chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will sit down with their historic centre-left rivals today to try and seal a deal to form a government more than four months after legislative elections.

Pro-refugee German mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed in suspected political attack
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Pro-refugee German mayor Andreas Hollstein stabbed in suspected political attack

The mayor of a small town in western Germany known for pursuing liberal migrant policies was stabbed in the neck at a kebab shop on Monday evening and seriously hurt in an attack that officials suspected was politically motivated.

Coalition talks to form new German govt collapse; failure in negotiations could end Angela Merkel's chancellorship, says media
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Coalition talks to form new German govt collapse; failure in negotiations could end Angela Merkel's chancellorship, says media

Talks to form a new German government collapsed as the pro-business FDP party walked out, potentially precipitating the end of Angela Merkel's career.

Angela Merkel makes final push to form government, hopes to find common ground with allies
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Angela Merkel makes final push to form government, hopes to find common ground with allies

Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a last push to forge a government, in a twin battle to save her political future and avert fresh elections that could destabilise Germany and Europe

Thousands march in Berlin against far-right AfD's debut in German parliament; decry racism, Islamophobia
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Thousands march in Berlin against far-right AfD's debut in German parliament; decry racism, Islamophobia

Thousands of demonstrators marched Sunday in Berlin, in protest against the far-right Alternative for Germany's debut in parliament next week

Rise of the Right reaches Austria: Sebastian Kurz's anti-immigration, anti-Islam plank may change Europe
World

Rise of the Right reaches Austria: Sebastian Kurz's anti-immigration, anti-Islam plank may change Europe

European leaders are worried about the policies that conservative Sebastian Kurz and his Right-wing party Austrian People's Party (OeVP) may pursue after it comes to power in Austria

Angela Merkel agrees to cap Germany's refugee intake at 200,000 a year; seeks to unite allies ahead of tough coalition talks
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Angela Merkel agrees to cap Germany's refugee intake at 200,000 a year; seeks to unite allies ahead of tough coalition talks

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel has agreed to limit Germany's refugee intake in a bid to unite her conservative camp ahead of tough coalition talks to form a new government.

Angela Merkel wins fourth term, but her 'politics of consensus' is to be blamed for rise of the Right in Germany
World

Angela Merkel wins fourth term, but her 'politics of consensus' is to be blamed for rise of the Right in Germany

On the face of it, Alternative for Germany's (AFD) march into the heart of German democracy coincides with the similar march of the Right-wing across Europe

German parliamentary election: Jews around the world express alarm at far-right AfD's rise in national politics
World

German parliamentary election: Jews around the world express alarm at far-right AfD's rise in national politics

Jewish expressed alarm on Sunday at the far-right AfD's success in Germany’s parliamentary election and urged other parties not to form an alliance with the party

Germany's Angela Merkel wins fourth term; victory clouded by nationist party winning first parliament seats
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Germany's Angela Merkel wins fourth term; victory clouded by nationist party winning first parliament seats

Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany's general election, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament.

Germany goes to polls today as Chancellor Angela Merkel set to win historic fourth term
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Germany goes to polls today as Chancellor Angela Merkel set to win historic fourth term

Germans vote in a national election that is likely to see Merkel win a fourth term and a far-right party enter parliament for the first time in over 50 years

Merkel's Christian Democratic Party loses support in Berlin state election: Exit polls
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Merkel's Christian Democratic Party loses support in Berlin state election: Exit polls

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party endured a second setback in a state election in two weeks on Sunday, as many voters turned to the left and right in Berlin, according to projections based on exit polls.

Watch: Maharashtra govt revokes ban on beef; Mumbai city rejoices
Life

Watch: Maharashtra govt revokes ban on beef; Mumbai city rejoices

Maharashtra govt on 1 April, revoked the ban on beef.

Speculation ends here: Rahul Gandhi has finally decided he's ready to tie the knot
Politics

Speculation ends here: Rahul Gandhi has finally decided he's ready to tie the knot

Despite his earlier hints of never getting married, sources confirmed that Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is ready to give up his bachelorhood and tie the knot

Rajgaddi ka Khel: Shah Rukh Khan to star in Bollywood remake of 'Game of Thrones'
Entertainment

Rajgaddi ka Khel: Shah Rukh Khan to star in Bollywood remake of 'Game of Thrones'

It was only a matter of time before the Hindi film industry's attention turned to Game of Thrones

Landmark Twiplomacy: PM Modi wishes 'good friend' Kim Jong-un on his birthday
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Landmark Twiplomacy: PM Modi wishes 'good friend' Kim Jong-un on his birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is no shrinking violet when it comes to warmly wishing world leaders and Indian political leaders on their birthdays

Delhi sucks! Krantiveer Kanhaiya is moving to Mumbai University, says he wants to experience Shiv Sena
India

Delhi sucks! Krantiveer Kanhaiya is moving to Mumbai University, says he wants to experience Shiv Sena

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union leader Kanhaiya Kumar told a section of the media that he has made up his mind to leave the National Capital and move to aamchi Mumbai