The following are major news items in leading German newspapers on Tuesday.


Sueddeutsche Zeitung:
— With submarines, drones and ships, the European Union will start the fight against smuggling in the southern Mediterranean. The foreign ministers of EU member states approved in Luxembourg phase one of the military operation.
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
— After the massacre of Charleston, American President Barack Obama warned Americans not to regard gun violence as “normal.” In a interview published on Monday, Obama praised progress in overcoming racism. However, the legacy of slavery and discrimination is “part of our DNA,” he said. Enditem


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