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Germany debates role of Bundestag in approving arms shipments to Iraq

The German government has announced its intention to send weapons to northern Iraq to support the offensive against radical Islamist forces, but the move has sparked debate over the Bundestag's participation in such decisions.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

EurasiaNet

Kyrgyzstan Names and Shames Mobsters in Government

Kyrgyzstan's local government councils are infested with gangsters, according to the Interior Ministry.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-German minister tells embattled arms industry to consolidate

Germany's economy minister told the country's arms industry on Tuesday that its future lay in consolidation with European peers, making clear that years of expansive exports were over.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Deutsche Welle

German government under fire over spying accusations

Following revelations that Germany's intelligence agency spies on Turkey and "accidentally" intercepted Hillary Clinton's and John Kerry's phone calls, pressure is growing on the German government to clarify its stance.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Turkey, NC, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Angela Merkel

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Outside the Beltway

Germany Ready To Take A Harder Line Toward Russia Over Ukraine?

Over recent months, something significant has happened in Europe: In the crisis over Ukraine, Germany has assumed leadership not just in its familiar fashion of trying to coax Russia away from belligerence and bluster, but in standing firm and imposing sanctions on Moscow even if it hurts German business.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, US News, Conservative Political News

DefenceTalk News

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia .

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Dear Kitty

German militarism reviving

It was in Belgium where the Germans inflicted collective punishment on civilians 100 years ago.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Belgium, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

West Australian

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Radio Prague

Daily news summary 7.8.2014

The governing coalition has backed down in the face of concerns expressed by the opposition TOP 09 and ODS parties with regards to crucial civil service reforms.

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Related Topix: Beer, Vladimir Putin, Czech Republic, Europe

Forward

#TBT: Rosa Hilferding's Haunted Gaze

Peering into Dr. Rosa Hilferding's eyes as she gazes directly at the camera, posed in front of the Forverts' photo file cabinets in this riveting seated portrait, one might grasp but a hint of what transpired prior to the photo session in our old East Broadway building one June day in 1941.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, France, Israel, Middle East

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Dear Kitty

Opposition in Germany against World War I

Today's media attempts to use televised images to create a widespread mood in favour of military operations in the Middle East , Afghanistan and Ukraine .

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Related Topix: History in the News, Journalism

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Socialist responses to capitalism's first world war still resonate

Germany socialist and anti-war activist Karl Liebknecht addresses a crowd in Berlin in December 1918, in the weeks after the start of the German revolution that helped end World War I. One hundred years ago, fighting broke out among the great powers of Europe, launching what has become known as World War I. The brutal conflict, which lasted more ... (more)

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The Baltimore Sun

Germany says halts Rheinmetall defense deal with Russia

Germany's Economy Ministry has confirmed it has halted Rheinmetall's export of combat simulation gear to Russia, going beyond recently imposed EU sanctions which block future defense contracts.Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a Social Democrat , has blocked the deal which was approved by Germany's previous government, the ministry said.

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The Star Online

Germany says halts Rheinmetall defence deal with Russia

"I can confirm that in the light of the EU sanctions, permission to export a combat training centre has been revoked," a spokesman said.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Gawker

Illegal Army of Nazi Veterans Remained Hidden, Influential for Decades

A buried 321-page file has emerged from German intelligence detailing the existence of a secret army in Germany, marshaled by former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.

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Related Topix: Activism

The Economist

German politics: For curvy cannons and extra sleep

"SATIRE cannot have any consequences," argued Martin Sonneborn in his masters thesis in 1994.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany,

Radio Prague

Czech plastic bottle crew "abandons ship" in face of German red tape

Earlier this month, a group of Czech adventurers set out on a 900-km journey to the German port of Hamburg, peddling down the Elbe River on a boat made of plastic bottles.

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Wed Jul 30, 2014

Bangkok Post

EU short of women for next executive

With only 24 hours to go, Jean-Claude Juncker, president-designate of the next European Commission, is still very short of female candidates for his 28-member team.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

RecordNET

Washington taking its relationship with Germany for granted

I arrived in Berlin last week hoping to see something rare: a country that's prosperous, well-governed and even happy, if only because it was just crowned champion of soccer's World Cup.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Angela Merkel, US News, Barack Obama, Opinion

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