8/19 Spain detains German author Dogan Akhanli on Turkish warrant

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Cologne-based author Dogan Akhanli has been detained in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant. The charges remain unclear. German officials have decried the move as politically motivated. The 60-year-old German writer of Turkish origin was arrested around 8:30 a.m. local time at his hotel in the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday, the […]

8/16 Spandau neo-Nazi rally to go ahead, authorities say

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Neo-Nazis will likely be granted permission to hold a rally outside Berlin on Saturday to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Adolf Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess. Local authorities said the planned rally did not fulfill the prerequisites required to ban such an event under freedom of assembly rules, the daily Berliner Morgenpost reported. The […]

8/14 US tourist beaten for giving Hitler salute in Dresden, Germany

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An American tourist was punched in Dresden after he mimicked the Nazi salute multiple times. The incident came a week after two Chinese tourists were taken into custody for the same reason. Police said the 41-year-old American man was drunk when he made the offensive gesture. Police added the American was now under investigation for violating German […]

8/6 Germany: Chinese Tourists Arrested for Nazi Salutes

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German police arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal “Heil Hitler” salutes in front of the historic Reichstag (Parliament) building that houses the German parliament. Berlin police officers say they detained the two men, aged 36 and 49, after they were seen striking the salute and photographing each other with their mobile phones. They face charges for […]

8/4 VW manager pleads guilty in US ‘dieselgate’ case

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US prosecutors confirmed Friday that charges against Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt would be reduced after he pleaded guilty to his part in covering up the German carmaker’s “dieselgate” emissions-cheating scandal in the US. Schmidt, who led the German automaker’s US regulatory compliance office until 2015, appeared in a Detroit court to enter his plea. He had […]

8/1 Number of German residents with immigrant roots reaches record high

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The number of people in Germany who come from immigrant parents or are immigrants themselves has reached a new high of 18.6 million. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) released a report on Tuesday showing that the number of people in Germany coming from an immigrant background increased by 8.5 percent between 2015 and 2016, reaching […]

7/28 Hijacked ‘Landshut’ plane returning to Germany

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The German airplane “Landshut,” which a Palestinian militant group hijacked and flew to Somalia in 1977, will return to Germany to be restored. The plane’s hijacking was a key moment of the so-called “German Autumn.” The decommissioned Boeing 737 airplane that became notorious as the hijacked Lufthansa Flight 181 in 1977 is expected to arrive at […]

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