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The 11 types of American you meet in Berlin
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The 11 types of American you meet in Berlin
1 day ago

Which one are you?

Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?
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Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?
1 day ago

Plans for an upper limit on cash payments have stoked fears of government and corporate control in Germany.

Cologne attacks 'not organized': police chief
Police patrolling outside Cologne Cathedral on Rosenmontag, the high point of carnival, this week. Photo: DPA

Cologne attacks 'not organized': police chief
1 day ago

The cathedral city's new top cop is trying to ease tensions over the New Year's Eve sexual assaults that cost his predecessor his job.

Berlin extends border checks as Nato launches sea patrol
German Navy supply ship "Bonn" is currently the flagship of Nato Standing Maritime Group 2. Photo: DPA

Berlin extends border checks as Nato launches sea patrol
2 days ago

Opponents of the country's refugee policy will take the moves as a sign Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't making progress.

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval
A charity-hosted "Karneval for Beginners" class for refugees in Cologne. Photo: DPA.

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval
3 days ago

Reactions to the New Year sexual assaults in Cologne have been strong, occasionally involving violence against refugees. But some Cologne locals decided to take immigrants under their wing for the city's biggest party.

Four arrested after grenade thrown at refugee home
A senior detective displays models of the M26 grenades, made in former Yugoslavia, used in the attack. Photo: DPA

Four arrested after grenade thrown at refugee home
3 days ago

Police arrested four men in southwest Germany late on Tuesday for throwing a hand grenade at a refugee home.

Germans rush for weapons licences amid public anxiety
A blank pistol. Photo: DPA

Germans rush for weapons licences amid public anxiety
February 09, 2016

The number of Germans holding licences for non-lethal weapons rose sharply over the last three months, as the refugee influx appears to have unleashed a wave of public insecurity.

Berlin far left threaten €1m of damage per police raid
Burned-out cars pictured on Saturday February 6th in Flottwellstraße, in Berlin's Kreuzberg district. Photo: DPA

Berlin far left threaten €1m of damage per police raid
February 08, 2016

Far-left activists in Berlin warned on Sunday that they would exact €1m in revenge for any police raids on their squats and other 'projects' in the capital, after dozens of cars were burned at the weekend.

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

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe
February 06, 2016

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
February 06, 2016

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.

Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne
Esmeralda Labye. Screen shot: RTBF

Journalist 'groped' in front of live camera in Cologne
February 05, 2016

A Belgian journalist has said she was groped while on live television at the Cologne Karneval.

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.

Most Germans fear Merkel's refugee policy not working
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Most Germans fear Merkel's refugee policy not working
February 04, 2016

A large majority of Germans think the federal government's refugee policy isn't working, polling released on Wednesday showed – with harsh consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
Roosh V has argued for the legalization of rape in past blog posts. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Women plan protests against 'pro-rape' pickup artists
February 03, 2016

Protests are being organized in cities across Germany – including Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich – against meetings by followers of pickup artist Roosh V, who has argued for legalizing rape.

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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