German spy chief's fate in hands of cabinet after far-right controversy

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Meeting will decide fate of Hans-Georg Maaßen a day after Angela Merkel reportedly decided his position was untenable

The German cabinet is set for a crunch meeting on Tuesday on the fate of the country’s domestic intelligence agency chief the day after the chancellor, Angela Merkel, reportedly decided he had waded too far into day-to-day politics with his controversial remarks on far-right violence.

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