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Germany has placed the far-right Alternative for Germany under surveillance for posing a threat to democracy

Comment: The Koblenz trial is of national interest to Germany. Denying that, is to also deny Syrians a valuable, formal archive of Assad's crimes against humanity, writes Mansour Omari.

Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

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Germany begins trial of alleged Egyptian spy

The Egyptian-born German's alleged activities are said to be part of wider efforts by Cairo to spy on dissidents abroad.

Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

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Pentagon chief urges immediate reduction in Taliban violence

US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin said Afghanistan's peace process depends on the Taliban reducing attacks.

Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

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Biden declares 'America is back' to allies

President Joe Biden declared "America is back" on the international stage at the Munich Security Conference.

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Europe-US meeting scheduled as Iran nuclear deadline looms

A meeting between senior European and US diplomats is scheduled to take place on Thursday, days ahead of a deadline set by Iran.

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Russia's Sputnik V vaccine 91.6% effective: Lancet study

The results suggest Sputnik V is among the top performing vaccines, on par with the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna jabs.

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'We will fight for Germany,' Holocaust survivor to far-right

Holocaust survivor Charlotte Knobloch called for a stronger defence of Germany's 'fragile' democracy and issued a searing rebuke to the far ...

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How Europe's inhumane border is keeping refugees in Africa

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun ...

<em>Merkel</em> finds Twitter halt of Trump account 'problematic'

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Merkel finds Twitter halt of Trump account 'problematic'

A spokesman for the German Chancellor said the "decision of the management of social media platforms" should not interfere with the "fundamental ...

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Virus mutes New Year's revelries as 2020 ends

As midnight rolled from Asia to the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, the New Year's experience mirrored national responses to the ...

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

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With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Brexiteers will be waving goodbye to a US led by Donald Trump, as Joe Biden is set to take over.

EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

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EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

The 11th hour accord will go into effect on January 1.

Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

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Israel open to German efforts to expand Iran deal

Israel's ambassador to Berlin, Jeremy Issacharoff, said he welcomed more active involvement of Germany in Middle East diplomacy.

Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

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Flights banned as new UK virus 'out of control'

European countries banned flights from the UK as the British government warned that a new strain of the virus was "out of control".

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Turkey conducts exercises in eastern Mediterranean

Turkey's defence ministry posted photos showing a naval vessel firing a cannon.

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Erdogan says Turkey wants to turn over new leaf

Turkish President Recept Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel Turkey wants to turn over a new leaf with the European ...

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How EU sanctions on Turkey reveal a divided Europe

Analysis: With new power blocs emerging within Europe, the future of EU-Turkey ties, and the union itself, could be at stake.

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US to start vaccinating as Germany returns to lockdown

The United States prepared to start its Covid-19 vaccination program as the nation's death toll edged towards 300,000, while Germany announced a ...

Germany takes in senior member of Syria's 'White Helmets'

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Germany takes in senior member of Syria's 'White Helmets'

Leading member of the White Helmets Khaled al-Saleh, his wife and two children left Jordan aboard a German government plane that landed in the ...

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US clashes with Turkey at NATO talks

A heated exchange reportedly took place between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a Turkish representative.

Uncertainty as virus-hit Algerian president marks month in hospital

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Uncertainty as virus-hit Algerian president marks month in hospital

Abdelmadjid Tebboune's health situation is fuelling uncertainty about the future of Algeria.

Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

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Biden speaks to Trump allies Netanyahu, Modi

US President-elect Joe Biden held his first talks since his victory with the prime ministers of Israel and India.

<em>Merkel</em> press office staffer 'worked for Egyptian intelligence'

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Merkel press office staffer 'worked for Egyptian intelligence'

The German national, named as Amin A., 'used his position from at least July 2010 to support employees of the Egyptian General Intelligence ...

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