Germany, Namibia ‘genocide’ talks advanced

Germany and Namibia are in the advanced stages of talks on officially recognising as “genocide” a colonial-era crackdown more than a century ago in which more than 65 000 ethnic Hereros were killed, the German government said on Monday. It hopes to conclude them by late next year. Historians say[…]

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Germany – pro-Erdogan & pro-Kurdish demonstrators clash

German riot police used pepper spray and batons to subdue violent clashes that broke out as pro-Kurdish activists confronted participants in rallies supporting the Turkish government as they marched through several major cities on Saturday. Demonstrations were held in Cologne, Nurnberg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and several minor German cities in response[…]

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Two trains collide in Germany

Police say at least four people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured in an early-morning train crash in southern Germany. The two trains collided near the town of Bad Aibling, in Bavaria, around 7am local time on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for police in Upper Bavaria confirmed[…]

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Anti-refugee right-wingers go on rampage in Leipzig

Over 200 masked right-wing supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig on Monday night, throwing fireworks, breaking windows and vandalizing buildings, police said. Emotions are running high in German cities after gangs of young migrant men sexually assaulted women at New[…]

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No drop in asylum seekers reaching Germany

Germany has seen no drop in the number of people arriving and seeking asylum despite EU efforts to confront a migration crisis, the deputy interior minister said on Wednesday, blaming a lack of controls at Europe’s borders. More than a million people fleeing the Middle East and Africa arrived in[…]

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