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Daily Bulletin 13.01.2018 | 19:30 UTC
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Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound ballistic missile
Emergency management officials have said an alert warning a missile was on its way to Hawaii was a "false alarm." The error caused a stir on social media and panic among the island chain's residents.
Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
Germany's defense minister visits troops in Jordan
Ursula von der Leyen had to scrap her last visit due to political deadlock in Berlin. Germany is reportedly preparing to roll back its role in the fight against "Islamic State."
Czech President Zeman wins first round of voting in re-election bid
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. The Czech president is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.
Thousands protest Austria's right-wing government
The FPÖ, which was formed in the 1950s by former Nazis, is a junior member of Austria's right-wing government. The government wants people to withhold judgment until it can announce its policies.
FIFA scandal
Ex-FIFA official confirms payment from German account, denies World Cup bribe
Former-FIFA official Mohamed Bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a FIFA World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
Press freedom
German journalist Mesale Tolu urges more government pressure on Turkey
The German journalist has called on Berlin to "stand up for the victims of human rights violations" in Turkey. A court has blocked Tolu from leaving Turkey pending a trial over alleged membership in a terror group.
Sports
Handball: Germany dominate Montenegro in Euro opener
Germany made an impressive start to the group stage this year's European Championship, defeating Montenegro 32-19 at Croatia's Zagreb Arena. The Germans are aiming to defend the European title they won in 2016.
Australian Open: Evergreen Roger Federer the man to beat, women's draw wide open
Roger Federer has a great chance to make it Grand Slam number 20 with many of the leading men injured or recovering from injury. The women's draw is harder to predict, with several candidates in Serena Williams' absence.

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