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Spain celebrates national day with show of unity as Catalan crisis rages on
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Spain celebrates national day with show of unity as Catalan crisis rages on

Spain marks its national day on Thursday with a show of unity by opponents of Catalan independence,

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.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Turkish-origin Germans to 'slap' parties in Angela Merkel's coalition
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan calls on Turkish-origin Germans to 'slap' parties in Angela Merkel's coalition

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a "slap" to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

Charlottesville violence: Germany's foreign minister says Donald Trump's far-right defence is 'a huge mistake'
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Charlottesville violence: Germany's foreign minister says Donald Trump's far-right defence is 'a huge mistake'

Germany's foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel said Donald Trump had made "a huge mistake" by failing to clearly condemn the white supremacist rally at Charlottesville

Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey not intimidated by German 'threats'
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Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey not intimidated by German 'threats'

Relations between Turkey and Germany, already brittle, have been further damaged recently by a dispute over the crackdown by the Turkish authorities that followed a failed coup

Gulf crisis: German intelligence to help Qatar in clearing terror accusations
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Gulf crisis: German intelligence to help Qatar in clearing terror accusations

Germany's foreign minister says his country's intelligence service will participate in efforts to clear up accusations by Arab neighbors that Qatar supports terror groups

Brexit: Britain, European Union clash over first proposal on protecting citizens' rights
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Brexit: Britain, European Union clash over first proposal on protecting citizens' rights

The European Union and Britain on Friday tripped over the first item in their Brexit talks — protecting the rights of each other's citizens — highlighting the potential for trouble ahead in their marathon negotiations.

Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states not seeking 'regime change' in Qatar, says UAE minister
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Gulf diplomatic crisis: Arab states not seeking 'regime change' in Qatar, says UAE minister

A senior Emirati official insisted on Wednesday that Gulf Arab states were not seeking regime change in Doha, as tensions built in a bitter feud between Qatar and its neighbours.

German envoy to US Peter Wittig downplays tensions between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel
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German envoy to US Peter Wittig downplays tensions between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

Downplaying the increased tensions between Trump and Merkel, Berlin's envoy to Washington Peter Wittig described the bilateral relationship as "good and productive".

Narendra Modi in Germany: PM lauds Angela Merkel's leadership in uniting European Union
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Narendra Modi in Germany: PM lauds Angela Merkel's leadership in uniting European Union

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday backed German chancellor Angela Merkel's "strong leadership" in uniting the European Union at a time when the economic grouping was showing signs of strain post-Brexit and over the protectionist policies of US president Donald Trump.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani mocks Donald Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable
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Iranian president Hassan Rouhani mocks Donald Trump administration, calls it 'intellectually' unstable

Iran President Hassan Rouhani called relations with the United States "a curvy road," saying he hoped the Trump administration will "settle down" enough for his nation to better understand it

Angela Merkel to meet Vladimir Putin for renewed dialogue on Ukraine crisis
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Angela Merkel to meet Vladimir Putin for renewed dialogue on Ukraine crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Tuesday meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on her first visit to Russia since 2015, in a signal of renewed dialogue as deep strains remain over Ukraine.

Ivanka Trump's role in White House is form of 'nepotism', says German foreign minister
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Ivanka Trump's role in White House is form of 'nepotism', says German foreign minister

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticised Ivanka Trump's role as an adviser to her father in the White House on Saturday, describing it as a form of nepotism

Netanyahu cancels meeting with German minister for talking with Israeli rights groups
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Netanyahu cancels meeting with German minister for talking with Israeli rights groups

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday cancelled talks with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel after the visiting diplomat declined to call off meetings with rights groups critical of Israel's government

VW's Dieselgate: Lawmakers to question German Chancellor Angela Merkel over role in scandal
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VW's Dieselgate: Lawmakers to question German Chancellor Angela Merkel over role in scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces on Wednesday a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.

EU should face Donald Trump with 'confidence': German vice chancellor
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EU should face Donald Trump with 'confidence': German vice chancellor

Europe should face Donald Trump with "confidence", German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday, after the US president-elect had predicted that more EU members would join Britain in leaving the bloc.

Donald Trump a threat to peace and social cohesion, claims German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel
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Donald Trump a threat to peace and social cohesion, claims German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel labelled Donald Trump a "right-wing populist" who promises voters unsettled by globalisation a return to a protected "fairytale world".