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Chinese statue of Karl Marx erected in his German birthplace

TRIER: A massive statue of Karl Marx, the founding father of communism, was erected in his birthplace after the southern German city of Trier decided to accept the bronze sculpture from China despite concerns over the country’s human rights record. The 3-ton statue was erected ahead of the 200th birthday ...

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German police arrest pair with 130 pounds of stolen chocolate

BERLIN: Two people are under investigation in Germany after being caught in possession of some 60 kilograms (130 pounds) of stolen chocolate. Braunschweig police said Thursday a 35-year-old woman was nabbed by an alert cashier at a supermarket on Tuesday as she checked out only a few items but had ...

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Merkel condemns attack on 2 Jewish men in Berlin

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. A video of the attack Tuesday showing one of the victims being whipped with a belt quickly went viral. ...

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Germany registered 950 attacks on Muslims in 2017

© Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters BERLIN: German authorities registered at least 950 attacks on Muslims and Muslim institutions such as mosques in 2017, the Neue Osnabrueckner Zeitung reported in Saturday editions, citing data provided to lawmakers by the Interior Ministry. The ministry said 33 people were injured in the attacks, ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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Volkswagen Suspends Executive Over Diesel Tests on Monkeys

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FRANKFURT: Volkswagen suspended its chief lobbyist on Tuesday amid a growing furor over experiments on monkeys that were meant to promote the virtues of diesel-powered vehicles, but now threaten to further undermine the German car industry and to increase political instability in Berlin. Thomas Steg, the suspended Volkswagen executive, is ...

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Suspected Boko Haram attacker arrested in Germany

BERLIN: A 27-year-old Nigerian man suspected of being a member of Boko Haram and killing people in Nigeria during attacks on schools and a village has been arrested in Germany, the federal prosecutor said. The man, named as Amaechi Fred O., was detained on Wednesday in Bavaria and a day ...

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Dusseldorf train station alleged bomber’s trial opens after 18 years

BERLIN: A trial opens in Dusseldorf over a train station bombing that apparently targeted Jewish people and foreigners, injuring several on Thursday. The case looked set to remain one of Germany’s most infamous unsolved crimes, until now. The trial begins on Thursday of 51-year-old Ralf S. – who is accused ...

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Far-right politician in Germany quits post and converts to Islam

BERLIN: A politician in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric, has resigned from its board and converted to Islam, the party said on Wednesday. But while Arthur Wagner quit his AfD leadership post in the eastern state of Brandenburg, he remained a member of the party, which says Islam is ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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