German minister proposes tougher security laws after attacks

BERLIN (AP) " Germany's interior minister is proposing stripping dual nationals who fight for extremist groups abroad of their German citizenship, and wants to make it easier to deport foreigners deemed to be dangerous.

Minister Thomas de Maiziere's proposals Thursday aim to beef up security in Germany following a recent string of attacks " including two carried out by asylum-seekers and claimed by the Islamic State group. Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged last month to do "everything humanly possible" to keep Germany safe.

De Maiziere said authorities are examining what further staff are needed for federal police and the domestic intelligence agency beyond reinforcements previously agreed upon.

Germany is also considering joining other countries in screening the public social media profiles of people being admitted to the country under humanitarian resettlement programs.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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