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Middle East

Europe vows to uphold Iran deal as US sanctions return

EU diplomats say they will work to protect Iran's continued export of oil and gas as US threatens 'severe consequences'.

Europe vows to preserve Iran deal as US sanctions return

Europe

Germany opens refugee 'anchor centres' amid criticism

Critics say move to hold asylum seekers in centres until their right to stay is determined further isolates the refugees.

Germany

Wrongfully deported Afghan man 'to return to Germany'

A 20-year-old Afghan man who was wrongfully deported will return to Germany in the comings days, Der Spiegel reports.

Wrongfully deported Afghan man 'to return to Germany'

Namibia

US court hears case against Germany over Namibia genocide

Lawyers for Herero and Nama people and for the German government present argument in lawsuit demanding reparations.

US court hears case against Germany over Namibia genocide

Inside Story

Is footballer Mesut Ozil German or Turkish?

Footballer Mesut Ozil's resignation from the German national team has triggered a debate on racism and integration.

Opinion

N'Golo Kante, Mesut Ozil and belonging

The World Cup revealed the ugly underbelly of European racism and intolerance.

Abdullah Al-Arian

by Abdullah Al-Arian

Abdullah Al-Arian

Sport

German football body denies Ozil's 'racism' claims

DFB insists footballer should explain Erdogan meeting, as Turkish and German politicians slam treatment Ozil received.

German football federation denies Mesut Ozil's 'racism' claims

Germany

I Stand With Ozil: Twitter reacts as star quits Germany

Arsenal midfielder says he has been subject to racism, echoing the views of other European players of foreign descent.

Mesut Ozil: Twitter reacts as star quits Germany over 'racism'

Football

Mesut Ozil cites 'racism and disrespect' as he quits Germany

Football star felt he was singled out as scapegoat for World Cup exit due to Turkish heritage and Erdogan meeting.

Mesut Ozil cites 'racism and disrespect' as he quits Germany

Germany

Germany drops economic sanctions against Turkey

Move comes after Ankara ended its two-year state of emergency.

Germany drops economic sanctions against Turkey

Europe

German politics: CSU campaigning for votes in Bavaria

A battle for votes has begun in the German state of Bavaria, which could have an effect on Angela Merkel's coalition.

Catalonia

Spain shelves arrest warrants for Catalan separatists

Madrid accuses ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont of rebellion for role in Catalonia's independence vote last year.

Spain drops arrest warrants for former Catalan leader Puigdemont

Europe

'Your number is up': German town handles cemetery overcrowding

A town in Bavaria has come up with a unique answer to solve its lack of burial plots.

Labour

Amazon workers in Europe go on strike during Prime Day

Amazon warehouses in several European countries hit with Prime Day strike action over salaries and benefits.

Amazon workers in Europe go on strike during Prime Day

European Union

Austria, Germany seeking to restrict movement within Schengen

With anti-immigration parties running Austria and Italy and German Chancellor Merkel increasingly under pressure from the far right, the free movement of the Schengen Area may become more restricted.