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Germany

2020

16

Jan

Karamba Diaby: German police launch probe after attack on office of Africa-born MP

Germany’s foreign minister has slammed the “disgusting and cowardly” attack on the office of a Senegal-born German MP. Police have launched a criminal probe after “bullet holes” in the window of the property in Halle, 150 kilometres south-west of Berlin. The office is used by Karamba Diaby, from the Social Democratic Party, but was reportedly […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , EN

08

Jan

Germany’s mayor resigns over attacks by far-rightists

Arnd Focke, the Mayor of Estorf in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany, resigned because of attacks by extreme rightists. Social Democratic Party (SPD) Focke, the German News Agency (DPA) said in a statement, the swastika was drawn to the tool and the mailbox containing documents containing hateful content, he said. Focke expressed his resignation […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , Mbs News

06

Jan

CSU: Muslim withdraws application “was never about me”

Sener Sahin wanted to run for the CSU as a candidate for mayor. After violent protests from the local association in Wallerstein, Swabia, the 44-year-old Muslim German entrepreneur withdrew his application, as he confirmed on Saturday. “It was never about me, it was always about my belief,” Sahin said on Sunday to the “Suddeutsche Zeitung”. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sabah , en24

2019

25

Dec

Germany rejects EU calls to accept children from Greek migrant camps

Germany has rejected calls from the European Commission asking the country to take in more unaccompanied migrant children from overcrowded refugee camps in Greece. Horst Seehofer, the interior minister, on Christmas Eve said while he was concerned about the plight of the migrants, doing so without a concerted European strategy would only encourage people smugglers. “A solo act by Germany […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , Telegraph

02

Dec

Germany: Thousands of migrants return after deportation, report says

Thousands of migrants in Germany have applied for asylum multiple times and return to the country after having been deported, according to a report by German newspaper Die Welt am Sonntag published on Sunday. There are nearly 5,000 asylum-seekers who have reapplied for asylum after being deported from Germany since 2012, according to the report, which cites official government figures. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

08

Nov

Far-right threat in Germany’s state institutions spreads

The far-right threat in state institutions has been spreading across Germany, with the latest evidence a case involving an official from the Verfassungsschutz, Germany’s Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), who was reportedly suspended from duty on suspicions that they had connections with far-right groups and had participated in their activities. According […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik , DS

04

Nov

Eastern German city Dresden declares ‘Nazi emergency’

The eastern German city of Dresden has declared a “Nazi emergency” as officials warned of a rise in far-right support and violence. The city is the birthplace of the Islamophobic Pegida movement, which holds weekly rallies here, while the anti-immigration Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) party won 28 percent of the votes in the regional elections in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Aljazeera , BBC

04

Nov

Muslim community in Germany feels unsafe amid growing Islamophobia

Germany’s Muslim community is “not feeling safe enough” amid growing Islamophobia in the country, a German Muslim leader told Anadolu Agency (AA) in Berlin on Friday. “This year we had more than 80 attacks on mosque communities in Germany. The security situation is very tense. Muslims are not feeling safe. Talks with security authorities have […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , Daily Sabah

07

Oct

Germany approves controversial military exports to UAE

The German government has given its approval for new military exports to the United Arab Emirates, despite an agreement by the ruling coalition to no longer supply military hardware to countries “directly” involved in the war in Yemen. The Federal Security Council, headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, approved the sale of generators for an air […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Trt Haber , DW

23

Sep

Five EU interior ministers want quotas for shipwrecked refugees

At a meeting in Malta, the three largest countries in the EU want to find a solution to the issue of distributing migrants. Will other countries follow their lead? Bernd Riegert reports. Malta, the smallest country in the EU, lies on the migration route stretching from Libya to Europe. Nine private rescue ships, among them […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW