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Daily Bulletin 15.05.2017 | 18:30 UTC
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French President Emmanuel Macron meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin
French President Emmanuel Macron traveled to Berlin aiming to reinvigorate the Franco-German relationship - and push for a shared budget for euro countries. Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would keep an open mind.
Germany likely to pull troops out of Incirlik air base
The Berlin government is mulling moving its troops out of Turkey's Incirlik air base after a second snub by Ankara. A German political delegation was denied approval to visit Bundeswehr soldiers at the military facility.
Putin blames US for weekend cyberattack
Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied Moscow was behind a global "ransomware" attack that hit 150 countries. He backed up Microsoft's assertion that the source of the virus was American intelligence services.
US State Department says Syrian regime using 'crematorium' to dispose of bodies
The US State Department has said it has evidence that Bashar al-Assad's regime is hiding mass killings. A spokesperson also cast doubt on a Moscow-approved plan for safe zones in the war-torn country.
Outrage in India over gang-rape and murder of young woman in Haryana
Eight men are being investigated after the gang-rape and brutal murder of a woman in India's northern state of Haryana. The 23-year-old victim's body was dumped in an industrial area following the attack.
Italy busts 'mafia operation' in large migrant center in Calabria
The Calabrian mafia has infiltrated one of the largest migrant centers in Italy and stolen millions in state funds, Italian authorities claim. The police arrested scores of suspects, including a Catholic priest.
Business
IMF urges Germany to hike wages and invest
Germany should use its wealth to invest in infrastructure that will enhance its growth potential, and encourage employers to raise wages for higher consumption, the International Monetary Fund says in a report.
Germany
Last Auschwitz trial close to collapse after court delays
One of Germany's last ever trials of a former SS medic could soon be suspended altogether after suspect Hubert Zafke was found to have dementia. Prosecutors say the court has deliberately delayed proceedings.
Sports
Germany face must-win game against Latvia
Germany hope that the home fans can give them the boost they need to overcome Latvia and punch their ticket for the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Thomas Greiss has apologized for his likes of controversial Instagram posts.
Werder Bremen extend contract with coach Nouri
The head coach of Werder Bremen, Alexander Nouri, has extended his contract with the Bundesliga club. No details about the contract extension have been released.

 
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