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'They smelled burning human flesh from the crematoria'
Auschwitz. Photo: DPA

'They smelled burning human flesh from the crematoria'
2 hours ago

A Jewish woman born at Auschwitz says all SS guards still alive today must be prosecuted, even if they're in their nineties.

Four dead, 100 injured in train crash near Munich
An helicopter lifts off near the site of the train crash outside Bad Aibling on Tuesday February 9th. Photo: DPA

Four dead, 100 injured in train crash near Munich
14 minutes ago

Two trains collided early on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, derailing carriages and killing four passengers and injuring over 100 others.

EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel
If Merkel gets her way, boat arrivals on Lesbos could be a thing of the past. Photo: DPA

EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel
19 hours ago

Syrian refugees will still be able to travel to the European Union from Turkey following a deal for Ankara to shut its borders in exchange for EU cash, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank
Photo: Flrian Simbeck/dpa

Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank
1 day ago

Authorities in upper Bavaria are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi Tiger tank in a carnival parade that was marked with the words "asylum defence".

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe
Several thousand Pegida supporters turned up in Dresden. Photo: DPA

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe
2 days ago

A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.

'Germany must take fewer refugees' - Catholic church
Cardinal Reinhard Marx said the response to the migrant crisis should not solely be a matter of "charity but also reason." Photo: DPA

'Germany must take fewer refugees' - Catholic church
2 days ago

The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published on Saturday.

Auschwitz guard, 93, to face trial in April
Barbed wire fences at the Auschwitz death camp. File photo: DPA

Auschwitz guard, 93, to face trial in April
3 days ago

A 93-year-old former SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp will stand trial in April for accessory to murder, a German court said Friday.

Germany struggling under massive asylum backlog
Refugees queuing outside a refugee home. File Photo: DPA

Germany struggling under massive asylum backlog
3 days ago

German authorities are struggling to process hundreds of thousands of asylum applications, the head of the country's refugee office admitted Friday, even though a record influx of migrants was finally slowing.

Terror raids in Berlin and NRW
None of 'Isis arrests' were for plotting terror attack: police
A photo released by police on Friday of one of the suspects. Photo: Berlin Polizei

None of 'Isis arrests' were for plotting terror attack: police
3 days ago

Police confirmed to The Local on Friday that none of the people taken into custody on Thursday were arrested for planning an act of terrorism.

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks
Security in Cologne. Photo: DPA

Cologne opens Karneval on edge after sex attacks
February 05, 2016

Cologne opened its annual carnival Thursday with ramped-up security to prevent a repeat of the sex assaults that marred New Year and triggered a debate about Germany's ability to integrate asylum seekers.

How Trump planned Europe's tallest tower in Frankfurt
Photos: Michael Vadon, Kiefer/Wikimedia Commons.

How Trump planned Europe's tallest tower in Frankfurt
February 04, 2016

Fifteen years before Donald Trump rocketed to the forefront of the Republican fight for the White House, he had his sights set on an ambitious project in Frankfurt.

Teen gets to keep gold found near Hitler’s summer home
The gold bar. Photo: DPA

Teen gets to keep gold found near Hitler’s summer home
February 04, 2016

A teenager who found a bar of gold in Lake König in the Bavarian Alps in the summer will get to keep it after the owner failed to come forward.

German charity-funded rescue ship to pull refugees from Med
Captain Klaus Vogel with his ship, the Aquarius, in Bremerhaven. Photo: DPA

German charity-funded rescue ship to pull refugees from Med
February 04, 2016

A privately-funded ship sets off to the Mediterranean sea from the German port of Bremerhaven on Thursday, hoping to save refugees from drowning as they make the dangerous crossing on unsafe boats.

Terror raids in Berlin and NRW
Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police
Police leave an apartment in Hannover. photo: DPA

Arrested Islamists may have been targeting Berlin: police
February 04, 2016

Prosecutors have said that Islamists arrested in Berlin and western Germany on Thursday may have been planning an attack on the capital.

Fake 'brothel vouchers' for refugees stir far-right hatred
Screenshot from official Pegida Facebook fan page.

Fake 'brothel vouchers' for refugees stir far-right hatred
February 03, 2016

Right-wing social media groups have been sharing pictures of alleged “free brothel vouchers" given to refugees. But the coupons are well-known fakes.

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