German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere gives a press conference on July 20, 2016 in Berlin on the attack perpetrated in a regional train in Wuerzburg. / AFP / TOBIAS SCHWARZ
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Germany's interior minister will propose a raft of new security measures, including speedier deportations of foreign nationals, following a spate of attacks in July that shook the nation, German media reported Wednesday.Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere will announce the new measures on Thursday and plans to have them adopted in the current legislative period, the Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper cited coalition sources as saying.The measures build on a nine-point plan to improve security announced by Chancellor Angela Merkel in the wake of the attacks, the paper said.Separately, the interior ministers of Germany's federal states belonging to Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and her Bavarian allies, the Christian Social Union (CSU), have put forward a list of 27 demands to improve Germany's security.
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