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2017

20

Sep

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German AfD party leader targets Islam in election campaign

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a German far right political party which latest polls put in third place for the general elections that will be held on Sept. 24, continues with its hostile anti-Islam policy. The party’s co-leader and top candidate Alexander Gauland in an interview on Monday severely insulted Muslims, revealing his ignorance of […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Yeni Şafak

19

Sep

Supporters of the hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party shout slogans durig an election campaign rally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections in Torgau, Germany, September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

The Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Islam Alternative For Germany Party Set To Enter Parliament For The First Time

After decades on the political fringe, Germany’s far-right is set to enter parliament and could even be the main opposition party following the country’s election this Sunday. The anti-immigrant, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party, or AfD, is currently polling at around 11 percent ahead of the vote. The party has seen a surge in recent week, despite […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Huffington Post

12

Sep

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German Federal Police Illegally Collect Data to Blacklist Journalists and Activists

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (BKA) are illegally storing masses of data regarding supposed “politically motivated crimes.” As broadcaster ARD reported, data on more than 100,000 people accused of such offenses is being held in a database called “Internal Security,” even though in the vast majority of cases, there has never been a charge, let alone […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Global Research

12

Sep

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Germany shuts down left-wing news website

The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maiziere, has announced that the left-wing website, Linksunten, a part of the larger Indymedia family, has been closed down. Interestingly, with this case, Maiziere tried to justify the takedown by claiming that Linksunten, which is popular with Antifa (a militant anti-fascist network), isn’t a news website, but instead an […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Neowin

08

Sep

Adolf Hitler makes keynote address at Reichstag session, Kroll Opera House, Berlin, 1939.

Increasing number of Anti-Semitism offenses in Germany: Report

The number of anti-Semitic and anti-Israeli offenses in Germany is rising, the newspaper “WELT” reports on Friday with reference to a parliamentary inquiry by Green party (Gruene) delegate Volker Beck. The government’s official response obtained by “WELT” shows that the number of such offenses rose by 27 incidents (four percent) to 681 during the first […]

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Country: Germany
Source: XINHUANET

04

Sep

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Thousands of climate activists face police brutality in Germany

Thousands of climate change activists were beaten and pepper sprayed by police in Germany. Several were hospitalized. Over 6,000 protestors from various countries, including the UK, tried to shut down one of the country’s largest coal mines near the western city of Cologne over the weekend. The activists belonged to Ende Gelände, a grass-roots alliance for climate justice, who […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Independent

15

Aug

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Germany to send back refugees to Greece

Greece’s migration minister on Tuesday said Athens would begin to accept a number of refugees sent back from Germany. “The numbers will be low. We will accept a few hundred people in the coming months,” Giannis Mouzalas said, in comments broadcast on a private Greek television channel. Germany had decided to stop such returns to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anatolian News Agency

08

Aug

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‘Moral Blow’ to Germany: Poland’s Prospects to Get Reparations for Nazi Actions

Earlier, Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz said that Germany was obliged to pay Poland military reparations for damage inflicted to the Poles during the Second World War. “It’s not true that the Polish state refused to get German military reparations. It was a Soviet colony called the Polish People’s Republic, which refused to receive a part of the reparations from the then puppet […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputniknews , Eurotopics

02

Aug

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NSU trial: Prosecutor says defendants provided main murder weapon

In his closing arguments Monday, public prosecutor Jochen Weingarten said the two co-defendants had aided and abetted the Nationalist Socialist Underground (NSU), a right-wing extremist terrorist gang responsible for 10 murders between 2000 and 2007. Ralf Wohlleben, a former official at the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), and Carsten S. stand accused of procuring a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW World

19

Jul

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Neo-Nazi murder trial to hear last arguments in Germany

Closing arguments in a high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in Germany will begin on Wednesday, the court announced on Tuesday. Members of the far-right terrorist group National Socialist Underground (NSU) are accused of killing at least eight Turkish immigrants, a Greek citizen and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007. Presiding Judge Manfred Goetzl said at […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anatolian News Agency