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Germany

2020

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

06

Feb

Far-right backing for regional politician shocks Germany

The small state of Thuringia broke a German political taboo on Wednesday after a candidate for the regional premiership was heaved into office with help from the far right for the first time, sending shockwaves to Berlin. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party immediately called for fresh regional elections as a way out of the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , AJ

27

Jan

Germany fears ‘mass exit’ of Jews if hatred persists

Writing in Der Spiegel weekly on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become “a daily occurrence”. Almost one in two Jews has considered leaving Germany, he said, a country that has long taken pains to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Haberler , The Local

20

Jan

Neo-Nazi accused of killing German politician blames accomplice

The killing of local politician Walter Lübcke, who was shot in the head at his home on June 2nd, sent shockwaves through Germany and raised questions about the country’s response to the rising threat of neo-Nazis. Stephan Ernst, 45, a far-right militant with previous convictions, initially confessed to the murder, but later retracted his confession. On […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

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