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15th Nov 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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US steps in to clean up Cyprus

Cyprus has overlooked undertakings on bank probity made to the EU in the context of the 2013 bailout - but it might prove harder to get the US off its back.

Asylum for Macedonia's ex-PM put Orban on spot

Authorities in Budapest confirmed the former prime minister of Macedonia, fleeing a jail sentence in his own country, has filed for asylum. Despite Hungary's strict asylum laws, the pro-Kremlin politician was not turned away.

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