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Former Yazidi slave girl flees Germany after being confronted by her ISIS captor-turned refugee

A Yazidi teenager enslaved by Islamic State who sought asylum in Germany has moved back to Iraq after being confronted by her former ISIS captor, who had registered as a refugee in Stuttgart. Ashwaq Ta’lo said that she was stopped by Abu Humam – a Syrian ISIS guard who had purchased her for $ 100 – while walking home in ...

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Tropical ticks threaten to bring Crimean-Congo fever to Germany

Crimean-Congo fever is not something German residents have ever had to worry about – but that may be about to change after the discovery of tropical ticks known to be carriers of the disease. READ MORE: WHO may declare international emergency as Ebola outbreak reaches major city in Congo Scientists at the University of Hohenheim and the Institute for Microbiology ...

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Putin to visit Germany for talks with Merkel on Saturday – German govt spokesman

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 09:54 Edited time: 13 Aug, 2018 09:59 Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Berlin this weekend to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German government spokesman has confirmed. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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US can’t force trade rules on others, Germany must invest more in Iran – economy minister

Washington cannot dictate trade rules to others, Germany’s economy minister said, adding that his country should be more assertive and defy American sanctions – particularly by investing more in Iran. “We don’t let Washington dictate [their will] on trade relations with other countries,” German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Bild newspaper on Saturday. He said the US sanctions on Iran ...

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‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not at all from a position of strength,” Sergey Shoigu told ...

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Germany lifts strict constitutional ban on Nazi symbols to allow them in video games

Germany has softened its longstanding and strict ban on swastikas and other Nazi symbols, to allow their inclusion in computer and video games, after a heated public debate over the Wolfenstein video game franchise. The lifting of the ban on Nazi symbols, if used in a “socially adequate” way, was announced by a German industry group on Thursday. The Entertainment ...

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500 firefighters battled to control massive blaze in Germany that injured at least 40

Dozens have been injured in a massive fire in the German town of Siegburg. Almost a dozen homes were destroyed by the flame, which was tackled by hundreds of firefighters and led to the shutdown of roads and a railway line. At least 40 people have been injured in a large-scale fire that broke out in the town of Siegburg, ...

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Germany mulls bringing back conscription to boost falling army numbers

Seven years after abolishing conscription, Angela Merkel’s party has floated the idea of bringing back mandatory military service. The proposal, which doesn’t sit well with everyone in Germany, has stirred a nationwide debate. The discussion unfolded after Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, secretary general of Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic (CDU) Party surprisingly proposed the reintroduction of national service. “I can promise now – ...

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Apple Pay is finally coming to CVS and 7-Eleven, and will soon expand to Germany

Longtime Apple Pay holdout CVS will finally be adding support for Apple’s mobile payments platform this fall, along with 7-Eleven, Apple CEO Tim Cook said this afternoon on the company’s earnings call. The news is particularly notable because CVS was one of the first major retailers to snub Apple Pay, choosing instead to launch its own barcode-based mobile payments solution ...

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Germany tells India to ignore ‘irritating’ US pressure & keep buying Iranian crude

India and Iran are good partners in the oil trade despite Washington’s discontent, and they should continue cooperating if they so wish, Germany’s Minister of State for Foreign affairs Niels Annen said on a visit to New Delhi. Read more “I am not a salesman for Iran but I have an impression that India is willing to continue buying oil ...

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