11/5 German police clash with Kurdish protesters in Düsseldorf

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German police clashed with Kurdish demonstrators protesting against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the western city of Düsseldorf on Saturday. The violence erupted when police warned protesters to take down banners of Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). When the warnings were ignored, police moved in to remove illegal banners […]

11/4 BMW recalling around 1 million cars in US over fire risks

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German luxury carmaker BMW said it was recalling “approximately one million vehicles” in North America over two separate problems that posed fire risks, and did not rule out that more countries may be affected. The first voluntary recall affects certain BMW 3 Series models from 2006 to 2011, the company said in a statement. The issue is […]

11/03 Turkey frees another German ‘political prisoner’

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Turkey had released another German citizen who had been held for “political reasons”, leaving nine of its nationals behind bars there amid a festering bilateral dispute. Germany’s foreign ministry did not identify the freed detainee, saying only that the person was still prohibited from leaving Turkey. German-Turkish relations have sharply deteriorated, especially since a failed coup in […]

11/2 Unemployment in Germany rock-steady at historic lows

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Unemployment in Germany held steady at historic lows in October, official data showed Thursday, suggesting Europe’s largest economy can look forward to continuing good health. The jobless rate stood at 5.6 percent in seasonally-adjusted terms last month, the Federal Labour Agency (BA) said in a statement, the same level as in September. In unadjusted terms, the […]

11/2 German asylum court cases soar by five times in past year

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The number of cases being heard in Germany’s administrative courts rose to about 320,000 in the first half of this year, from just under 69,000 the year previous, the German newspaper Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung reported. The figure is already well in excess of the 200,000 that, in September, the Federation of German Administrative Judges (BDVR) said […]

10/31 Wife of the late revisionist Ernst Zündel Has Passed Away

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Ingrid Rimland Zündel, herself a successful professional author and the loyal wife of the late World War II revisionist publisher and activist Ernst Zündel, has died, surviving her husband by less than three months. She was born into the historic community of German Mennonites resident in Russia since the time of Catherine the Great. After Hitler […]

10/30 Austria-Turkey relations go to the dogs over airport checks

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Turkish police on Friday inspected Austrian passengers on an Istanbul-Vienna flight with the help of a sniffer dog, the day after a canine search of passengers flying with Turkish Airlines in Austria, local media reported. The passengers were forced to undergo the extra checks before boarding the flight to the Austrian capital from Ataturk airport at […]

10/27 Berlin airports to expect fewer passengers after Air Berlin ends operations

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Insolvent airline Air Berlin has long driven growth for airports in the capital city. After the final Air Berlin flights take off and land on Friday, Berlin airports will likely see growth slump. But things will soon get better again, said Engelbert Lütke Daldrup, CEO of the Berlin Brandenburg airport association. Berlin’s Tegel airport will be particularly […]

10/25 Police carry out raids, make arrest in Berlin Islamist scene

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Berlin police issued a statement on Wednesday saying they had confiscated weapons and a substantial amount of ammunition in connection with an Islamist extremist network. The authorities have also taken a 40-year-old German citien into custody. The raids in four different locations in the Reinickendorf and Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf areas came after several months of investigation, police said. […]

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