The man was working for the local government’s public order offenses department when he was seen reading an original edition of “Mein Kampf” while on a break but during work hours, according to a court statement.
Former German Chancellor Schröder has been elected to the board of Russian energy giant Rosneft. Though controversial at home, his seat was all but certain as the Russian government nominated him for the post.
Germany’s military has finished its withdrawal from Turkey’s airbase Incirlik, prompted by Ankara’s refusal to allow visits by German parliamentarians. Bundeswehr planes will instead be based in Jordan.
Protests formed in several German cities against the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) which became the first nationalist party to win dozens of seats in parliament since the Second World War.
Alternative for Germany co-chair Frauke Petry has said she’ll leave the party – without specifying when. On Monday she announced she would not sit with the party’s parliamentary group in the Bundestag.
The German parliament’s expert legal advisory service has said that the legal basis for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow a group of refugees to travel into Germany in September 2015 is yet to be clarified.
The German parliament’s upper house sharpened traffic-related punishments, including a prohibition on face coverings while driving. It’s being seen as a ban on burqas and niqabs — and one Muslim organization isn’t happy.
As Austrians grow more openly hostile towards Muslims, major political parties are deliberately brandishing Islamophobia in the Catholic majority country ahead of next month’s parliamentary election. The Local reports.
The 73-year-old politician was seen for the first time in public with his new partner, South Korean businesswoman Kim So-yeon. Schröder’s ex-wife has claimed he transferred the rights to his book royalties to Kim.
US First Lady Melania Trump has threatened to sue a language school in Croatia after it used her image in their marketing. The billboards poked fun at Trump, a native of Slovenia, and her heavily accented English.