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Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel to use New Year message to tell nation it's stronger than terrorism and government will do everything to ensure 'security in freedom' - AP

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Photo: Polish President Andrzej Duda kneels before the casket of Łukasza Urban, the truck driver killed in the Berlin market attack, during a funeral in Banie - @a_hrechorowicz

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Cologne, Germany, New Year's Eve attacks

Germany's far-right NPD, AfD parties banned from holding New Year's Eve rallies in Cologne; police chief says 'solely concerned' with security - DW

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European migrant crisis

Germany's Christian Social Union party drafts paper calling for change in policies that allow refugees rescued from endangered vessels to remain in Europe - Reuters

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Fight against Islamic State militants

More: Investigation into Berlin market attack 'will continue at full speed,' German prosecutors say, after release of Tunisian man no longer suspected of having contact with Anis Amri - AFP

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Tunisian suspect in Germany truck attack has been freed, prosecutors say - AFP

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obituaries

Hans Tietmeyer, former Bundesbank president and an architect of Europe's single currency, dead at age 85 - Bloomberg

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European migrant crisis

Number of migrants who voluntarily left Germany rouse sharply in 2016 to around 55,000, state newspaper reports - Daily Star

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Poll: 60% of Germans want more video surveillance in public spaces - DW

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Surveillance images confirm Berlin attacker traveled via Lyon, France, says source within investigation - AFP

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel orders sweeping review of security apparatus, wants conclusions 'as soon as possible' - AFP

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Moroccan security officials say they twice delivered warnings to Germany about Berlin attacker, according to news agency DPA; interior minister won't comment - SZ

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Tunisia's president tells German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he condemns the 'cowardly terrorist act' in Berlin that left 12 dead - AP

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she discussed with Tunisian president the need to speed up deportations of failed asylum seekers - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses condolences to the families of the Berlin Christmas market crash victims 'for whom this Christmas will be a Christmas of deep sorrow' - The Guardian

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Germany's Interior Minister Thomas De Maizière, says investigation still under way despite the death of the main suspect: 'the terrorist risk remains high' - The Guardian

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Germany's Federal Prosecutor Peter Frank says main focus of Germany's investigation into Berlin attack is to ascertain if Amri had accomplices - The Guardian

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Report: 6 victims of the Berlin attack include 3 women from Czech Republic, Italy and Israel, the remaining eight victims are German - Spiegel

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Editor's note: At their daily press conference, German ministerial officials faced multiple questions as to how Anis Amri was able to move into Germany and plan his attack, especially in the wake of fresh footage showing Amri entering an Islamic State-associated mosque in Berlin on 14 and 15 December. German officials have said they cannot answer these questions at this stage. - Grace

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Speaking at press conference a German interior ministry official says Germany cannot confirm the death of Anis Amri 'because that is up to the Italian authorities' - The Guardian

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