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Pegida leader found guilty of inciting hatred
Lutz Bachmann. Photo: DPA

Lutz Bachmann, the head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, was found guilty by a Dresden court on Tuesday of inciting hatred.

Police: 'house of horrors' pair tortured, killed 2 women
Investigators search the crime scene. Photo: DPA

A German couple lured women to their village home with personal contact ads, then trapped, tortured and killed at least two of them, authorities said Tuesday.

20 years of remembering the Holocaust on German streets
Stolpersteine. Photo: DPA

20 years ago today, on May 3rd 1996, the first Stolpersteine - brass plaques laid in the street to remember Holocaust victims - were laid in Berlin. They have now spread all across Europe.

Blasting AfD won't win back voters, warns Merkel
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned senior members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party not to attack Germany's rising populist party too aggressively, Bild reported on Tuesday.

World Jewish Congress slams YouTube over neo-Nazi videos
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The World Jewish Congress on Monday accused the German unit of YouTube of failing to stop neo-Nazis from using the online video channel to distribute thousands of anti-Semitic tracks.

Officials 'tried to erase rape' from Cologne NYE report
Cologne central station. Photo: DPA

A high-ranking police officer has alleged that his seniors tried to strike the word rape from an internal police report after the mass sexual assaults in Cologne over New Year.

Couple who imprisoned woman 'admit to 2nd murder'
The farmhouse in Höxter where investigators say a couple imprisoned a woman. Photo: DPA.

A couple in Lower Saxony who are believed to have imprisoned a woman in their farmhouse for weeks before her death, have admitted to another murder.

'More cameras than flying stones' at Berlin May Day
Police in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Photo: DPA

Berlin is a traditional hot spot of trouble during Labour Day demonstrations on May 1st. But the situation remained relatively calm this year with only a short outbreak of violence from the far left.

400 arrests outside German far-right AfD party congress
"No rights for Nazi propaganda," cried one group of demonstrators. Photo: DPA

Clashes broke out between party members and left-wing protestors.

'I am truly sorry' says 96-year old Auschwitz SS guard
The accused being brought into court in a wheelchair on Friday. Photo: DPA

A 94-year-old former SS guard on trial for complicity in 170,000 murders at Auschwitz broke his silence Friday for the first time since the war, telling victims: "I am truly sorry".

Woman dies after weeks-long hostage ordeal
Police tape off an area of the farm house. Photo: DPA

A woman has died after being held against her will since March in a farmhouse in Lower Saxony and subjected to "brutal violence".

Boys, 8, go on two-day robbery spree at toy store
Photo: DPA

Two young children in Bavaria plundered a shop for toys worth hundreds of Euros. When police found out they coolly tried to give them the runaround.

Merkel party calls for state to spy on mosques
Photo: DPA

Authorities should be keeping an eye on the content of sermons in Germany's mosques, a senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has said.

Drug deaths surged by 20 percent in 2015
Photo: DPA

More drug dealing, more drug taking, more drug deaths. After years of decreases in drug figures, the use of banned highs is once again rising in Germany - and fast.

Suspect in Cologne sex assaults caught in Switzerland
Cologne Cathedral on New Year. Photo: DPA

A key suspect in the New Year's Eve mass sexual assaults in Cologne was spotted shoplifting in southern Germany and arrested across the border in Switzerland, authorities said on Thursday.

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