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Ursula Haverbeck: 88-year-old Holocaust denier given six-month prison sentence

Ursula Haverbeck 88-year-old Holocaust denier given six-month prison sentence

An 88-year-old woman, who has a string of previous convictions related to Holocaust denial, has been handed a six-month prison sentence for denying Nazi Germany’s mass murder of six million Jews. Ursula Haverbeck, who has been branded the “Nazi grandma” by German press, was sentenced by a Berlin court on Monday for denying the holocast at an event in Berlin …

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Thousands attend rally in Germany Frankfurt against Turkish president

Thousands attend rally in Germany Frankfurt against Turkish president

Nearly 9,000 Kurdish protesters have staged a rally in the German city of Frankfurt against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and an April referendum on a constitutional reform bill that would boost his power. Several hundred police officers were stationed at the Saturday demonstration, which the police described as peaceful. Protesters chanted slogans against Erdogan and called for the freedom …

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Ten anti-refugee attacks recorded each day in Germany

Ten antirefugee attacks recorded each day in Germany

German authorities have reported an increase in the number of attacks on refugees as the country continues to grapple with an influx of asylum seekers that began to hit the country two years ago. German Interior Ministry said in a written response to a parliamentary question on Sunday that more than 3,500 attacks were carried out against refugees last year, …

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German police arrest Syrian refugee ‘who asked ISIS for £150,000 to turn cars into suicide bombs he could drive into crowds of non-Muslims’

German police arrest Syrian refugee 'who asked ISIS for £150,000 to turn cars into suicide bombs he could drive into crowds of non-Muslims'

Spiegel Online reported the plan was to re-paint the vehicles to make them look like police patrol cars. It named the suspect as Hasan A and said his contact was located in the militant group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, in Syria. The man had entered Germany in December 2014 and applied for asylum in January 2015, obtaining refugee status …

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Western cities tighten New Year’s Eve security as terrorism fears persist

Western cities tighten New Year's Eve security as terrorism fears persist

Berlin, scene of deadly Christmas market attack weeks ago, Paris, Brussels and New York among cities stepping up measures Major western cities are tightening security for New Year’s Eve celebrations amid continuing terrorism fears, with authorities particularly concerned about a repeat of this year’s deadly truck attacks in Germany and France. “Every measure is being taken to prevent a possible …

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German arms company Heckler & Koch to ‘no longer supply undemocratic, corrupt countries’

German arms company Heckler & Koch to ‘no longer supply undemocratic, corrupt countries’

The move would rule out arms deals with Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil, India and even Nato member Turkey German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch will no longer sell weapons to countries which are corrupt, undemocratic, or not affiliated in some way to Nato, a senior employee has said. Heckler & Koch, which produces handguns, military rifles and submachine guns, has …

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Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany’s discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Nazi language becoming increasingly common in Germany's discussion of refugee crisis, researchers say

Rise in use of Nazi phrases comes amid unprecended growth in number of attacks on asylum seekers and refugee accommodation. Following the conclusion of World War II, Germany embarked on an initiative to rid their society, culture and politics of any remains of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi ideology. However, researchers have said words belonging to the years of the Third Reich …

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Why Germany and other EU countries Can Now deport tens of thousands of Afghans

Why Germany and other EU countries Can Now deport tens of thousands of Afghans

Hofmannstrasse 69, in the German city of Munich, looks like most other office complexes. Once the headquarters of the German engineering giant Siemens, the rectangular, white building is now home to 680 migrants waiting for the German government to decide their future. Among them is 30-year-old Abdullah (not his real name), his two brothers, his wife and their three children. …

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Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany’s capital of islamophobia

Mosque hit by bomb attack in Germany's capital of islamophobia

A mosque has been hit with a bomb attack in Dresden, Germany along with the city’s international conference centre. The two sites were reportedly attacked with improvised devices and no injuries have been reported, according to local police cited by CNN. The first explosion, which hit the mosque, was reported just before 10pm and the second was reported around 20 …

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Bomb attacks target mosque, conference hall in Dresden, Germany

Bomb attacks target mosque, conference hall in Dresden, Germany

Two improvised explosive devices have gone off in the eastern German city of Dresden, targeting a mosque and an international conference center. No one was injured, according to police, although the mosque was severely damaged. Both explosions took place on Monday evening. Police first responded to an emergency call informing them of an explosion at a mosque on Hühndorfer Street. …

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