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20th Sep 2018

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German spy chief contradicts Merkel on far-right riots

Hans-Georg Maassen, the head of Germany's domestic intelligence service, the BfV, has contradicted chancellor Angela Merkel on reports that fascist groups attacked migrants in the German town of Chemnitz during riots last week. The BfV had "no reliable information about such hunts taking place", he said. Merkel had earlier said video images "very clearly" showed evidence of the xenophobic assaults, but Maassen said the video clips could have been faked.

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Airbnb agrees to clarify pricing for EU

The justice commissioner says the accommodation-rental website will better inform users about prices, and about the legal status of their 'hosts'. Facebook, however, could face sanctions if it doesn't comply with EU rules.

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