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German ‘asylum fraud’ scandal probe widens to include 10 more migration offices

German migration authorities have widened their probe into asylum application fraud and are now investigating 10 additional field offices on suspicion of granting refugees permissions to stay in the country without proper grounds. On Friday, the German Federal Office for Migration and Asylum (BAMF) announced that it would review some 18,000 refugee cases in the city of Bremen going back ...

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'Ice age' must end: Anti-Russia sanctions harm EU companies, says chair of German Left Party

The “ice age” against Moscow must be ended, the chairperson of Germany’s Die Linke (Left Party) has stated, adding that sanctions against Russia hurt European companies. Read more Speaking to Germany’s Osnabrucker Zeitung newspaper on Saturday, Sahra Wagenknecht said the ice age in relation to Russia has to be ended. “It is in Europe’s interest to come together and talk ...

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Spend on schools or bow to US demands? German politicians debate NATO strategy

US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune? Politicians on both sides of Germany’s political spectrum shared their views with RT. On Thursday, Trump warned NATO members that they will be “dealt with” if they fail to fulfill their financial obligations to ...

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German newspaper apologizes over ‘anti-Semitic’ Netanyahu Eurovision cartoon

A German daily newspaper has fired a cartoonist over an ‘anti-Semitic’ illustration of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, following Israel’s victory in the Eurovision song contest and the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza. Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) published the cartoon of Netanyahu, mocked up as Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai, holding a missile marked with the Star of David on Tuesday. In ...

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German migration agency reassesses thousands of refugee cases following corruption scandal

The German federal migration service plans to review thousands of successful asylum applications. Earlier, it was revealed that a regional migration office granted asylum to thousands of people without sufficient grounds. The German Federal Office for Migration and Asylum (BAMF) will re-examine some 18,000 cases in which refugees were granted asylum in Germany, the agency’s director, Jutta Cordt, told journalists ...

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‘No secret’: Western countries have known Novichok formula for decades, German media report

A sample of Novichok, the nerve agent allegedly used to poison the Skripals, was obtained by German intelligence back in the 1990s, local media report. The substance has since been studied and produced by NATO countries. Western countries, including the US and the UK, have long been aware of the chemical makeup of the nerve agent known as Novichok, a ...

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Lagerfeld mulls renouncing German citizenship, blames Merkel for rise of 'neo-Nazis'

Hamburg-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has said he may rescind his German citizenship, saying he “hates” Chancellor Angela Merkel for paving the way for the resurgence of neo-Nazism with her open-door migrant policy. Lagerfeld, the long-time creative director of Chanel often referred to as the Emperor of fashion, took a new swipe at Merkel over her controversial migrant policy that ...

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‘Never tell host what to do’: Top German diplomat schools new US ambassador

On his first day as US ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell has been accused of crossing the line of diplomacy and offending his host nation by telling German businesses to get out of Iran immediately. Just hours after he was sworn in, and following the breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal, the new US ambassador tweeted that German companies should ...

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German family comes to Russia for V-Day to honor ancestor who joined Red Army to fight Nazis

A German family has come to Russia for Victory Day celebrations to commemorate a German soldier who joined the Soviet Army to fight against the Nazis. The man was a pacifist and did not want to join the aggressors. During WWII, Gerhard Schmidt was forced to join the Nazi Army – the Wehrmacht – against his will. The man was ...

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Putin grants German ex-chancellor ‘exclusive’ handshake during inauguration in Kremlin (VIDEO)

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder was granted a place in the front row of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration ceremony in the Kremlin and received an ‘exclusive’ handshake from the Russian leader. Putin was sworn in for his fourth term as president Monday and Schroeder was among the guests of honor. He was one of just three people Putin shook hands with ...

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