8/29 German far-right ‘Reichsbürger’ police murder trial begins

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The murder trial of Wolfgang P., who allegedly belonged to a loose right-wing movement known as the “Reichsbürger,” began on Tuesday in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. The defendant shot dead a police officer during a 6 a.m. raid on his house by a special forces unit last October. Before the trial began, defense attorney Susanne […]

8/25 Interior Ministry shuts down, raids left-wing German Indymedia site

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Germany’s Interior Ministry on Friday banned and ordered raids on a portal popular with leftist readers and activists. Possibly the last posts from linksunten.indymedia.org – commemorations of a 1992 far-right mob attack on apartments where foreigners lived in Rostock-Lichtenberg and reports of racist graffiti on a memorial to a young woman killed by neo-Nazis in […]

8/24 German are inheriting more than ever before

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Inheritances and donated assets have reached a peak of €109 billion in Germany, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reported. Last year, Germans received €108.8 billion worth of donations and inheritances, according to a Destatis report. This is about six percent more than in 2015, meaning that inheritances and donations have reached a record level since the […]

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 […]

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