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Germany

2018

25

Apr

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German state orders all government buildings to display a Christian cross

A German state has ordered that Christian crosses should be placed on the entrance of all government buildings. Bavaria’s conservative government has said the crosses should not be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state’s “cultural identity and Christian-western influence.” Crosses are already compulsory in public schools and courtrooms […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Independent

24

Apr

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Bin Laden bodyguard on German welfare

A Tunisian man who once allegedly protected Osama Bin Laden has lived in Germany since 1997 and gets €1,168 (£1,022) a month in welfare payments. The figure was revealed by a regional government, after the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) asked about the man, known as Sami A. German media have not reported the man’s […]

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Country: Germany
Source: BBC Türkçe , BBC

12

Apr

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Leading German politician: ‘Islam shouldn’t culturally shape Germany’

Alexander Dobrindt, the leader of the Christian Social Union’s (CSU) parliamentary party, defended against criticism on Wednesday that his conservative Bavarian party was seeking to marginalize Muslims while doubling down on the stance that “Islam is not part of Germany.” The comments by a high-ranking politician from the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle

03

Apr

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German prosecutor seeks extradition for ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

German prosecutors decided on Tuesday to apply to a regional court for the extradition of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont who faces charges of rebellion in Spain over the region’s campaign for independence. Puigdemont has been held in a detention center in the northern German town of Neumuenster for just over a week after he […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Business Insider

02

Apr

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German parties bought voter data from Deutsche Post

Two of Germany’s major political parties bought voter data from Deutsche Post, the former state-owned postal giant, which may have allowed them to target political advertising to specific parts of the electorate, according to documents seen by Bild am Sonntag. Both the Christian Democrats (CDU) and Free Democrats (FDP) began acquiring the information from a Deutsche Post subsidiary […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Politico

23

Mar

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30 Gambian migrants rounded up in Germany

Over 200-member police-troop descended on Donauworth town, in the Bayerische region (Munich) of Germany, where more than 300 Gambian migrants reside, conducting arrests and taking at least 30 into custody. According to eyewitnesses, the “unfriendly police action” included assaults, when hound dogs and riot gear police raided the community on Tuesday afternoon in an operation […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Point

20

Mar

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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer: ‘Islam doesn’t belong to Germany’

New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam does not belong to Germany, and set out hardline immigration policies in his first major interview since being sworn in this week, as he sought to see off rising far-right challengers. “Islam does not belong to Germany,” Seehofer, a member of Merkel’s CSU Bavarian allies who are further […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Reuters

05

Mar

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German teacher only cautioned for ‘Hitler salute’ in class

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany confirmed that a professor from the public institute of Hannover was cautioned for ordering the Nazi salute in his lessons to ask for the floor. The local newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung reported today that the incident occurred several months ago and since then the educator was […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Plengish

23

Feb

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Germany’s far-right AfD set to embrace anti-Islam PEGIDA

The right-wing German party Alternative for Germany (AfD) is considering new forms of cooperation with Pegida after its founder Lutz Bachmann left his position and allegedly fled Germany, the German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily newspaper reported Thursday. The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has previously abstained from participating in anti-Islamization rallies organized by the Pegida movement. As Joerg Meuthen, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik

23

Feb

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Germany knowingly returns Afghan asylum seekers back to risk of death

Fourteen Afghan men whose asylum applications were rejected in Germany have arrived in Afghanistan after they were deported. According to Deutsche Welle, this is the 10th round of deportations from Germany since 2016. According to the report the deportees flew out on Tuesday night despite protests against the move earlier in the week. Deutsche Welle stated […]

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Country: Germany
Source: New Afghan Press