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German interior minister calls for partial burqa ban

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration.

Asylum requests in Germany declines

The number of new asylum applications in Germany, Europe`s top destination for refugees last year, dropped 66 percent in March to about 20,000, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Friday.

Germany warns Italy not to send migrants its way

Vienna has said it is preparing to introduce tighter border controls if necessary at the Brenner crossing.

Austrian asylum cap ‘unacceptable’: German interior minister

Austria`s decision to only accept 80 asylum seekers a day while letting thousands of others transit through sends "the wrong signal" and is "unacceptable", German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Sunday.

German minister lashes out at police over New Year sex assaults

The German Police is under fire for failing to stop sexual assaults against women committed in the city of Cologne on New Year`s Eve.

Many migrants falsely claim to be Syrians: Germany

Germany estimates that 30 percent of incoming migrants claiming to be citizens of war-torn Syria are in fact from other countries, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Friday.

Austria confronts Germany over spying allegations

Austrian Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner confronted her German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere over spying allegations via phone call, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Germany bolsters staffing to handle asylum seeker surge

Germany plans to nearly double the workforce in its refugee office, adding up to 2,000 jobs, a minister said Friday, as soaring numbers of people seek asylum in Europe`s top economy.

German opposition targets Merkel ally in US spy scandal

Germany's opposition kept up its attack on Angela Merkel's government on Wednesday, charging that it did nothing to stop its foreign intelligence service spy on European politicians and companies for the United States.

Germany to jail athletes found guilty of doping from next year under new law

Germany to jail athletes found guilty of doping from next year under new law

German athletes found guilty of using doping products might find themselves imprisoned for up to three years as Germany is set to introduce anti-doping law next year.

Germany urges Karzai to sign post-2014 forces pact

Germany`s defence minister on a visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday urged President Hamid Karzai to quickly sign a deal to pave the way for a continued NATO presence after 2014.

German Defence Minister under fire over scrapped drone project

Germany`s Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere has come under fire over scrapping of a prestigious drone project after investing around USD 835 million dollars to build a prototype of the unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.

Germany to keep 800 troops for Afghan mission

Germany will keep around 800 troops in Afghanistan for a "non-combat mission" when it winds up its 13-year long military operation in the war-torn country at the end of next year.

Germany to cut troops in Afghanistan in 2013

Germany`s Foreign Minister says his country is planning to reduce its troop contingent in Afghanistan by about a quarter over the next year.

German minister defends Guantanamo move

Germany`s interior minister is defending his decision to consider taking in prisoners from Guantanamo Bay amid criticism from within his own conservative party.