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Germany

2019

09

Aug

German conservatives renew calls for a burqa ban

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany’s own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

07

Aug

Children who don’t speak German ‘shouldn’t be allowed to start school’

Carsten Linnemann, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Union and its sister party the Christian Social Union parliamentary group, spoke out in favour of postponing the enrolment of children at primary school who do not speak German well enough. He told the Rheinische Post: “To put it in a nutshell: a child who barely speaks […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

30

Jul

Homelessness on the rise in Germany

Around 650,000 people in Germany are without a permanent home, according to figures released by the Federal Association for Assistance to Homeless People (BAGW). The figures are based on estimates from 2017 and revealed that: Most homeless people live in emergency shelters, but around 48,000 people live on the streets. Migrants from EU nations in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , DW

29

Jul

New study draws a disturbing picture of police violence in Germany

Illegal police violence occurs in Germany significantly more common than previously known. Thus, there are at least 12,000 allegedly unlawful attacks by police officers every year – and thus five times more than indicated. This is the result of research at the University of Bochum, about which the ARD policy magazine “Kontraste” and “Der Spiegel” report together. […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , Focus

25

Jul

Unborn baby dead after pregnant woman was refused assistance in Berlin asylum center

After the death of an unborn baby of a female asylum seeker from Armenia in Berlin, criminal charges have been pressed for neglected support against two employees of the security service at a center in Lichtenberg, Berlin. The woman, together with her husband, had been hosted at the center for two months. She was nine months […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Info Migrants

28

Jun

Germany toughens citizenship laws

The German parliament has revised the Nationality Act to make it tougher on those joining foreign terrorist groups, polygamists and naturalized citizens who committed fraud to gain citizenship. Polygamy in Germany is against the law. The revisions to the Nationality Act will prevent those in polygamous marriages from being naturalized as German citizens. The law intends […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , DW

21

Jun

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians

Politicians across Germany expressed outrage on Thursday after it emerged that two mayors had been sent threatening emails, just weeks after regional politician Walter Lübcke was killed in what authorities are investigating as a “right-wing exttremist” attack. Police confirmed on Wednesday that Cologne Mayor Henriette Reker received a death threat that they believe was sent by someone active in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

13

Jun

4 German police officers arrested for allegedly stealing ammunition

Three German police officers and a former police member have been arrested in the northern state of Mecklenburg Western Pomerania on suspicion of stealing ammunition, the public prosecutor’s office in Schwerin announced on Wednesday. Four men stand accused of illegally procuring ammunition from the stocks of the Mecklenburg Western Pomerania state criminal investigation office in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , Xinhuanet

11

Jun

Muslim Council demands apology for Cologne police ‘racial profiling’

Calls of “Allahu Akbar” [“God is great”] by young Muslims wearing long gowns and vests outside Cologne’s main rail station culminated on Wednesday in counter-accusations between city police and the Central Council of Muslims in Germany (ZMD). Police chief Uwe Jacob denied that his officers were motivated by racism in detaining 10 young Muslim men […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , DW

28

May

German official warns Jews against wearing skullcaps in public

A top official in Germany warned the country’s Jewish community on Saturday to avoid wearing the traditional skullcap in public places in certain areas amid a rise in hate crimes. Commissioner Felix Klein was speaking on the rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country, and told the Funke media group that his opinion on wearing the skullcap […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Fox News