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Germany

2019

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

17

Sep

AfD politician threatens journalist after Hitler comparison

An Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politician has walked out of an interview and threatened a journalist after he was confronted with parallels between his rhetoric and that of Adolf Hitler. An interview with Björn Höcke by the state broadcaster ZDF, recorded last week but screened on Sunday, shows the AfD politician threatening “massive consequences” to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , The Guardian

03

Sep

AfD gains big in Saxony and Brandenburg elections

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party tripled its share of the vote in Saxony and doubled in Brandenburg on Sunday. In Dresden, Saxony, AfD reaped a 27% of the vote, with the CDU shedding 7%. In Brandenburg, the AfD reaped 23,5%. Although the SPD retained its 26,2% lead, it was clear that the region […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , NE

03

Sep

German minister finally calls colonial-era killings in Namibia ‘genocide’

A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while compensation claims are under discussion. German soldiers slaughtered some 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama members in a 1904-1908 campaign after a revolt […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Reuters

02

Sep

Far-right AfD second strongest force in Brandenburg and Saxony, exit polls show

Germany’s far-right AfD party surged to new strengths in elections for two eastern states on Sunday, exit polls said, reflecting anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant policy and a wealth gap 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell. The Alternative for Germany became the second-strongest party in regional parliaments in both Saxony and Brandenburg, the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local , Bloomberght