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Germany

2020

22

Jul

German police can access Whatsapp messages whenever it wants, media reports

German security forces can access personal Whatsapp messages of any user even without installing spyware, several German media institutions reported. Deutsche Welle reported by citing articles in WDR and BR media outlets that Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) attains the information of suspects via “Whatsapp Web.” The police have reached contact lists, written and […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , DS

22

Jul

NSU 2.0 Hessen – Interior Minister Peter Beuth now speaks of 69 threatening letters

The investigators of the Hessian LKA have information on 69 right-wing extremist threatening letters, with the abbreviation “NSU 2.0” have been sent. These were aimed at 27 people and institutions in a total of eight federal states, said Interior Minister of Hesse, Peter Beuth (CDU), on Tuesday in the interior committee of the Hessian state parliament in Wiesbaden. Nine people lived […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DE24

16

Jul

German police chief resigns amid far-right scandal

The police chief in the central German state of Hesse quit on Tuesday amid a growing scandal fueling suspicions that a neo-Nazi network is still active within the police. Peter Beuth, Hesse’s interior minister, told a news conference in Wiesbaden that he had accepted the resignation of Udo Muench, who has served as the state […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , AA

17

Jun

Berlin authorities placed children with pedophiles for 30 years

The ‘Kentler Project’ in West Berlin routinely placed homeless children with pedophile men, assuming they’d make ideal foster parents. A study has found the practice went on for decades. Starting in the 1970s psychology professor Helmut Kentler conducted his “experiment.” Homeless children in West Berlin were intentionally placed with pedophile men. These men would make […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW ,

26

Mar

Warning from the Berlin Medical Association: The health system will collapse

The Berlin Medical Association (Kassenaerztliche Vereinigung Berlin) warned that the clinics are in a difficult situation and the healthcare system will not be able to meet the demands in the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) outbreak in Germany. “Doctors are treating patients who may have been infected or infected by unprotected every day. There is […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER

19

Mar

Angela Merkel calls coronavirus ‘Germany’s biggest challenge since World War Two’

Germany has not faced a struggle like the coronavirus pandemic since the outbreak of the Second World War, the country’s leader said tonight. In her first televised address to the nation since her annual New Year’s speech, Angela Merkel called for every person in the country to help protect those most vulnerable from the deadly […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT HABER , METRO NEWS

18

Mar

Coronavirus outbreak: The German government was warned of the dangers of a looming pandemic and did nothing

A lack of doctors and nursing staff, insufficient beds in intensive care units, inadequate supplies of protective masks, goggles, protective clothing and respiratory equipment—the situation in many German hospitals and medical practices is not up to the challenges of effectively combatting the coronavirus pandemic. The government was warned of the danger of such an outbreak […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , WSWS

28

Feb

German court upholds headscarf ban for legal clerks

Germany’s highest court on Thursday upheld a ban on headscarves for Muslim trainee lawyers in courts, finding that the requirement of maintaining religious neutrality was justified. The Federal Constitutional Court’s ruling came after a Frankfurt-born German-Moroccan legal trainee filed a challenge to Hesse state’s rules. In the western state, trainees who keep their headscarves on […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

19

Feb

AfD accused of ‘racist’ coloring book

Investigators are probing an event held by regional parliamentarians from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, at which xenophobic coloring books were allegedly handed out, German media reported on Tuesday. The AfD event took place in Krefeld, 20 kilometers (12 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia. In response to a tweet, local police said: […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

14

Feb

Germany says it will not grant asylum to ‘climate refugees’

Germany said on Wednesday it would not grant asylum to people claiming to be climate refugees. “The federal government does not plan to recognise the ‘flight from climatic conditions and changes’ as a reason for asylum and to make a corresponding change in the law,” it said in a statement. “People in third countries who leave […]

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Country: Germany
Source: EN , EN