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Germany’s SPD rejects NATO 2 percent defense spending target

Germany’s Social Democrats on Sunday rejected NATO’s target of spending 2 percent of economic output on the military, and blasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservatives for kowtowing to the demands of U.S. President Donald Trump. With just over a month to go before national elections, SPD leader Martin …

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Pope shakes up Vatican by replacing conservative doctrinal chief

In a major shake-up of the Vatican’s administration on Saturday, Pope Francis replaced Catholicism’s top theologian, a conservative German cardinal who has been at odds with the pontiff’s vision of a more inclusive Church. A brief Vatican statement said Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Mueller’s five-year mandate as head of the Congregation …

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Britain seeks ‘special’ EU ties as Brexit talks start

Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels on Monday to launch talks he hoped would produce a “new, deep and special partnership” with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Beaming as he met the European Union’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU executive’s Berlaymont headquarters, …

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Hitler house in Austria to be demolished after long row

The Levant News — The house in Austria where Adolf Hitler was born is set to be demolished to stop it becoming a focal point for neo-Nazis. The future of the former guesthouse has been widely debated, with opinion torn between razing it or changing its use. The argument was …

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Germany deliberates anti-terror response

Following multiple terror strikes across Germany, Bavarian authorities plan to boost the police force and use the army to help secure borders. Soldiers, however, warn that the Bundeswehr is no “auxiliary police.” The Munich cabinet wants to have more experts “monitoring extremists,” and to recruit more people for “special police …

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Dealing with Unprecedented Influx of Refugees, Asylum Seekers

The Levant News —  Germany is taking measures to better handle the growing influx of refugees and asylum seekers. Applications for asylum are being processed more quickly. Employment restrictions for asylum seekers have been eased. Access to on-the-job training for asylum seekers and refugees allowed to remain in Germany has …

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