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Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

/ Sep 18, 2018

Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. With an aging population and a ...

Germany's top spy under spotlight amid rise of far-right

Sep 13, 2018

Germany's top spy under spotlight amid rise of far-right

Secret services typically work away from the limelight, but Germany's top domestic spy, Hans-Georg Maassen, has repeatedly crashed into the public eye, with his latest outing pitting him directly against Chancellor Angela Merkel. After anti-migrant protests rocked the eastern city of Chemnitz, Merkel firmly condemned ...

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Sep 12, 2018

Google fights worldwide 'right to be forgotten' in EU court

Google clashed with France in a top EU court on Tuesday arguing it feared for freedom of speech if forced to apply Europe's "right to be forgotten" principle worldwide. "The court is hearing a wide range of testimonies today, which is highly unusual for a ...

Germany cautious on EU tech tax as France adds 'sunset clause'

Sep 10, 2018

Germany cautious on EU tech tax as France adds 'sunset clause'

A European Union tax overhaul to raise levies on large digital firms needs a thorough debate, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said Saturday, although he maintained that an agreement could still be found by the end of the year. Under a proposal from the European ...

Mesut Ozil's absence casts shadow over German national squad

Sep 7, 2018

Mesut Ozil's absence casts shadow over German national squad

The start of Germany's post-Mesut Ozil era showed Germany is missing a player like Mesut Ozil. Without the Arsenal midfielder on the field, Germany tried hard but ultimately failed to break through France's defense, playing out a 0-0 draw Thursday in the UEFA Nations League. The ...