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Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era
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Benin Bronzes: Germany to return hundreds of artefacts looted during colonial era

Germany’s minister for culture, Monika Gruetters, said the Benin Bronzes were a key test for the way the country deals with its colonial past.

Hong Kong an internal affair, says China after German foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
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Hong Kong an internal affair, says China after German foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Hong Kong has been gripped by weeks of protests, initially against a now-shelved extradition bill and now focused more on securing greater freedoms for Hong Kong

After Mesut Ozil's exit, #metwo trends on Twitter as Germans from minority backgrounds share stories of discrimination
Sports

After Mesut Ozil's exit, #metwo trends on Twitter as Germans from minority backgrounds share stories of discrimination

Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media, after Mesut Ozil quit the national team.

FIFA World Cup 2018: German journalist Hajo Seppelt, who broke Russian doping scandal story, advised against covering mega event
Politics

FIFA World Cup 2018: German journalist Hajo Seppelt, who broke Russian doping scandal story, advised against covering mega event

German journalist Hajo Seppelt, whose investigative reporting exposed Russia's alleged state-sponsored doping, will not travel to the football World Cup tournament out of security concerns

Germany says Russia to remain 'difficult partner' after Vladimir Putin's re-election
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Germany says Russia to remain 'difficult partner' after Vladimir Putin's re-election

Russia will remain a "difficult partner" after President Vladimir Putin's re-election but will be needed to help resolve international tensions, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said.

German Justice Minister asks courts to crackdown on Facebook for fake news
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German Justice Minister asks courts to crackdown on Facebook for fake news

German judges and state prosecutors need to crack down straight away on fake news disseminated through social media platforms such as Facebook, Germany's Justice Minister Heiko Maas said in an interview published on Sunday.

Facebook should be treated like a media company, says German Justice Minister
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Facebook should be treated like a media company, says German Justice Minister

Germany's Justice Minister says he believes Facebook Inc. should be treated like a media company rather than a technology platform, suggesting he favours moves to make social media groups criminally liable for failing to remove hate speech.

Germany urges Facebook to join the fight against online hate
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Germany urges Facebook to join the fight against online hate

Germany's interior minister visited Facebook's offices in Berlin on Monday and said it should be more proactive in removing forbidden content from its social network platform.

'Deport them': Protesters blame refugees for Cologne violence, rally against Angela Merkel
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'Deport them': Protesters blame refugees for Cologne violence, rally against Angela Merkel

Thousands of far-right protesters rallied against Angela Merkel and the record refugee influx they blamed for sexual violence against women at Cologne.

Islamic State may be trying to exploit refugee debate: German justice minister
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Islamic State may be trying to exploit refugee debate: German justice minister

Germany's justice minister today warned against drawing a hasty link between refugees and perpetrators of the deadly Paris attacks, warning that the IS group could be trying to exploit the debate over Europe's migrant influx.