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Algerian, Nigerian national arrested in Germany over terrorist plot

An Algerian and a Nigerian national suspected of planning to carry out a terrorist attack have been arrested in the German city of Goettingen, officials said Thursday.

Asylum seeker in Germany with seven IDs cons his way to 22,000 euros

A Sudanese man who used fake identities to defraud the German state of nearly 22,000 euros (23,600 dollars) was handed on Monday a suspended prison sentence of one year and nine months.

German NGO: Trump's abortion rule endangers women around the world

President Donald Trump's executive order barring international non-governmental organizations from receiving US aid if they provide abortion services will put the lives of women and girls at risk, a German reproductive health NGO said Tuesday.

German city uncovers 300 cases of welfare fraud by asylum seekers

A city in northern Germany has set up a special commission to investigate more than 300 current cases of welfare fraud by asylum seekers.

Hard left politician admits smuggling refugee into Germany

A member of parliament from Germany's hard-left The Left (Die Linke) party confirmed to dpa Sunday that he had smuggled an African refugee from Italy into Germany.

Germany charges teen who stabbed officer on behalf of Islamic State

A 16-year-old German-Moroccan national accused of stabbing a police officer in the neck in the city of Hanover has been charged with attempted murder and supporting a foreign terrorist organization, prosecutors said Monday.

German intelligence agency: Islamists recruiting in refugee asylums

Germany's domestic intelligence agency says it has recorded hundreds of attempts by radical Islamists to recruit immigrants hosted in the country's refugee centres.

Volkswagen wants to increase profit margin to 8 per cent by 2025

German carmaker Volkswagen wants to increase its profit margin to "between 7 and 8 per cent" by 2025, according to chief executive Matthias Mueller.

Obama announces 250 additional US troops to Syria

US President Barack Obama announced on Monday that he has approved the deployment of an additional 250 troops to Syria to support local forces in the fight against Islamic State.

Obama calls on Europe, NATO to step up the fight against IS

US President Barack Obama called on NATO member states and Washington's European allies to do more in the fight against Islamic State, which he described as the most urgent threat facing the world.

Obama accuses Russia of bullying; sanctions to remain

US President Barack Obama accuses Russia of bullying in international affairs, saying sanctions against Moscow will remain in place until the Kremlin implements the Minsk agreement for Ukraine.

Obama accuses North Korea of "provocation" following missile test

US President Barack Obama on Sunday accused North Korea of "provocation" following reports of renewed missile testing by the isolated country.

Merkel and Obama press for progress in resolving Ukraine conflict

The United States and Germany are jointly pressing for progress in resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine, with both countries calling for the Minsk agreement to be implemented in full, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Hanover on Sunday following talks with US President Barack Obama.

Obama, Merkel call for action to speed up EU-US trade talks

President Barack Obama joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday in calling for action to accelerate the proposed US-European Union trade deal.

US calls on German government to work harder to promote trade deal

US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker called on the German government to work harder to promote the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal with the European Union, which has faced opposition in Germany.

TTIP protest turnout in Hanover lower than expected as Obama arrives

Some 200 protesters gathered in Hanover on Sunday to demonstrate against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated between the US and the European Union, as US President Barack Obama arrived in the city.

German police called in for Obama visit reject filthy accommodation

A group of around 300 German officers called in to help police the visit by US President Barack Obama to the city of Hanover have rejected the accommodation provided to them as filthy and unhygienic, one of the officers said on Sunday.

Obama and Merkel to avoid VW stand at Hanover trade fair

Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were to avoid the Volkswagen stand in Hanover, dpa learned ahead of the US president's visit to the world's largest industrial trade fair on Sunday.

Tens of thousands march against TTIP in Hanover ahead of Obama visit

At least 35,000 people joined in protests against the TTIP transatlantic free trade deal in Hanover on Saturday, police said, a day before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive in the northern German city.

25,000 march against TTIP in Hanover ahead of Obama visit

At least 25,000 demonstrators took part in protests against the TTIP transatlantic free trade deal in Hanover on Saturday, police said, a day before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive in the northern German city.

Up to 50,000 expected at TTIP protest in Hanover ahead of Obama visit

Organizers of a mass rally in Hanover against the TTIP free trade deal were expecting up to 50,000 people to take part in protests on Saturday, a day before US President Barack Obama was due to arrive in the northern German city.

First Syrian asylum seekers land in Germany after EU-Turkey deal

The first Syrian asylum seekers to enter the European Union legally directly from Turkey following the bloc's deal with Ankara landed in Hanover, Germany, on Monday.

Dortmund down troubled Hanover, Hoffenheim draw in Nagelsmann bow

Borussia Dortmund piled more misery on Hanover with a 1-0 win on Saturday but there was some good news for the Bundesliga bottom side with relegation rivals Werder Bremen and Julian Nagelsmann's new charges Hoffenheim drawing 1-1.