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Turkey Allows German MPs to Visit Base after Row

Berlin said Thursday that Ankara will allow German lawmakers to visit a NATO airbase near Syria after refusing access amid a months-long row over Germany recognizing the World War I-era massacre of Armenians as "genocide."

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Germany Rejects Turkish Threat over EU Migrants Accord

Germany on Tuesday dismissed a Turkish threat to renege on a controversial EU deal on stemming the flow of migrants if it is not granted visa-free travel by October.

Asked if Turkey could "blackmail" the EU over the refugee pact, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told the Rheinische Post newspaper: "That is absurd."

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Munich Gunman Planned Shooting for a Year, Chose Victims Randomly

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year but chose his victims at random, officials said on Sunday.

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Turkey Coup Attempt Crackdown 'Flouts Rule of Law', Says Berlin

Germany on Wednesday condemned Turkey's escalating crackdown following a failed coup, saying the hardline response "flouts the rule of law".

"Nearly every day we are seeing new measures that flout the rule of law and that disregard the principle of proportionality," government spokesman Steffen Seibert told reporters.

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IS Claims First German Attack with Train Ax Assault

The Islamic State group Tuesday released a video purportedly featuring a 17-year-old Afghan refugee who went on an ax rampage on a German train, injuring five people, two critically.

The video showed teenager "Mohammed Riyadh" -- knife in hand -- announcing in Pashto he would carry out an "operation" in Germany, and presenting himself as a "soldier of the caliphate."

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Merkel Expects Britain's May to 'Quickly' Define EU Ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expects Britain's new government to "quickly" define its relationship with the European Union after conservative Theresa May becomes prime minister on Wednesday.

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Turkey Allows German Minister Visit after Air Base Row

Turkey said Monday it would allow Germany's defense minister to visit an air base in the south of the country after sparking a row by barring a German delegation from making the trip.

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Brexit Fears Drive German Bond Yields to Below Zero

Investors on Tuesday started paying for the privilege of owning rock-solid German government bonds as fears of a possible Brexit and economic worries caused a rush to the safety of German debt.

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Germany Asks in Turkish Envoy over Genocide Row

Germany's foreign ministry on Tuesday asked in the Turkish charge d'affaires over the row sparked by a German parliamentary vote declaring the Ottomans' World War I massacre of Armenians a genocide.

German parliamentarians of Turkish origin have received death threats over the vote, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused them of backing "terrorism".

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Germany Hits back at Erdogan Comments in Armenia Row

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office hit back Monday at Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a blistering row over a German parliamentary vote declaring the Ottoman Empire committed genocide against Armenians.

Erdogan has angrily condemned last week's vote on the World War I massacres, charging that the 11 German MPs with Turkish roots who backed it supported "terrorism" by the banned Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), and demanding Sunday that they undergo "blood tests" to see "what kind of Turks they are".

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