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Germany

2018

06

Dec

Hundreds of neo-Nazis free despite arrest warrants

The German government has admitted that 467 neo-Nazis are at large throughout the country despite active warrants for their arrest. The government acknowledged the figures in a response to a parliamentary request for information by the opposition Left Party. Of the 467 neo-Nazis, 32 are thought to have fled Germany to hide out abroad. An additional seven […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

28

Nov

German Islam Conference reconvenes search for German Islam

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer is convening the latest iteration of the German Islam Conference. The 2018 DIK will focus on integration, Islam and German law. Many new faces in attendance will make for lively debates. This year’s German Islam Conference (DIK) will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Berlin. It has been over a […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW , DW

19

Nov

Donation scandal hits German right-wing populists

Co-leader of right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Weidel categorically rejected on Friday reports alleging that the party had received illegal funding from abroad for its 2017 election campaign, calling the accusations groundless. The official’s statement comes after the prosecutor’s office of Germany’s southern city of Konstanz, located near the German-Swiss border, said on Wednesday it was investigating possible irregularities […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Sputnik

14

Nov

Former SS guard on trial admits he was aware of conditions in Nazi concentration camp

A 94-year-old former SS guard says he was aware of the terrible conditions endured by prisoners in the Stutthof concentration camp, but did not take part in atrocities against them. The dpa news agency reported that Johann Rehbogen, who is on trial facing hundreds of counts of accessory to murder, told the Muenster state court […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Independent

12

Nov

Secret army of 200 German SAS in neo-Nazi terror plot to slaughter politicians and immigrants

A secret army of 200 elite soldiers planned to slaughter politicians and immigrants in Germany, it is revealed today. Authorities have smashed the plot by serving and former neo-Nazi members of the country’s special forces to wreak havoc on “Day X”. The sensational conspiracy is uncovered in a seven-page report by Berlin news weekly Focus. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Sun

06

Nov

Germany’s armed forces continue to train Saudi military officers

Germany’s armed forces will continue a program to train Saudi military officers. This comes despite a rift developing after the killing in Turkey of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a call to end German arms exports. Germany’s Bundeswehr is still training Saudi troops despite the diplomatic fallout from the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

05

Nov

German police removes pregnant woman from hospital for deportation

Officers in the city of Mainz have been criticized for moving the sick woman from her hospital bed during the night. The hospital has disputed claims from city authorities that they had given permission to move her. A dozen activists groups and NGOs condemned police in the German city of Mainz on Friday following revelations that […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

30

Oct

Turks in Germany demonstrate to protect children’s rights

Turks in Germany’s Düsseldorf rallied to demand that youth offices, which resettle Turkish children who are from unstable families, “preserve the rights of the children.” The demonstrators, who attended the rally in front of a central train station waving Turkish flags, requested that these children be primarily adopted by their relatives or other Turkish families […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Haberler

29

Oct

German police face off with environmentalists on way to Hambacher Forest protest

Officers have ordered 1,000 activists traveling by train to clear Düren station. They are trying to make their way to Hambacher Forest where a massive anti-coal protest is planned for the weekend. Environmental protestors and police faced off in the western German city of Düren on Friday as about 1,000 activists were on their way […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Deutsche Welle , Hürriyet

12

Oct

FETÖ terror group afloat in Ethiopia with German support

An official letter obtained by Anadolu Agency has revealed that Germany has officially been supporting operations of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) in Ethiopia. A letter written and officially sealed by the German Embassy in Addis Ababa in May 2017 vouches for the FETO-linked investment group named Kaynak. The then Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn had […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Anadolu Agency