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Women dressed in the traditional clothes of the Sorbs carry the statue of Virgin Mary during a procession in the church in Rosenthal, eastern Germany, Monday, June 5, 2017. Traditionally on Whit Monday catholic faithful Sorbs, a Slavic minority near the German-Polish border, celebrate an open air mass in the …

German Cardinals Face Off over Catholic Beliefs

Progressive German Cardinal Walter Kasper has blasted the Vatican’s former doctrinal chief, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, saying that his recent restatement of principles of the Catholic faith will lead to “confusion and division.”

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German Antitrust Regulator Cracks Down on Facebook User Data Collection

Germany’s antitrust regulator, the Bundeskartellamt, is cracking down on Facebook over its collection of user data. The agency promises, “Facebook will no longer be allowed to force its users to agree to the practically unrestricted collection and assigning of non-Facebook data.”

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President Trump to Attend London NATO Meeting in December

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is to host a key meeting in London in December, an event which will bring dozens of government and state leaders from allied nations across to the world to the British capital just months after the United Kingdom officially departs the European Union.

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Germany To Loosen Rules on Doctors Advertising Abortions

Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved legislation that would loosen, but not scrap, a ban on doctors “advertising” abortions, in an attempt to bridge a divide between the country’s governing parties.

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Despite Promises to Trump, NATO, Germany to Miss Defence Spending Target

Having already admitted it would fail to meet the two per cent of GDP spent on defence it promised in 2014, Germany is now set to likely miss even its reduced target in news that will doubtless do nothing to ease tensions between Chancellor Merkel and U.S. President Trump, who is pushing for fellow NATO members to pull their own weight. 

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Yellow Vests in Germany: Hundreds Protest New EU Regulations

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – Hundreds of people demonstrated Saturday in Stuttgart, the bastion of Germany’s car industry, against a recent driving ban on older diesels, wearing yellow vests to match protesters in France whose movement began as a reaction to proposed fuel hikes.

Iran's Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (R) and European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini arrive for a press conference after a meeting on April 16, 2016 in the capital Tehran.

E.U. Launches Iran Trade Mechanism to Evade U.S. Sanctions

Britain, France and Germany on Thursday launched a long-promised joint trade mechanism designed to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran, drawing applause from the Islamic republic — and an immediate warning from Washington.

The church bell embossed with a swastika and the text: 'Everything for the Fatherland Adolf Hitler' in the Jakobskirche village church pictured on June 13, 2017 in Herxheim, Germany. For 82 years the 1930s-era church bell, cast when Germany was ruled by Adolf Hitler, hung in the 1,000-year-old church tower …

German Court Rules Adolf Hitler Church Bell Lawful

A German appeals court has rejected the complaint of a Jewish man against a town’s decision to allow a bell dedicated to Adolf Hitler to continue to hang in a church tower.

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Germany Slashes Growth Outlook, Citing Brexit and Trade

The clouds darkened over Europe’s slowing economy on Wednesday as the German government slashed its growth forecast and said concerns about a chaotic Brexit and trade tensions were holding back the continent’s powerhouse.