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Confused Spaniard to blame for alarm at Cologne airport
Police search Terminal 1 at Cologne airport with the help of a dog on Monday. Photo: DPA

A man has been arrested at Cologne-Bonn airport after a security alert forced police to evacuate all passengers.

Inspectors smuggle bomb parts through Cologne airport
Photo: DPA

EU authorities have managed to smuggle dangerous weaponry through Cologne-Bonn airport, raising concerns about the effectiveness of security controls there.

This Week in History
1949: the birth of modern German democracy
Paul Löbe opened the Bundestag's first session on September 7th, 1949. Photo: DPA

On September 7th 1949, the German Bundestag (Federal Parliament) met for the first time in Bonn. After decades of dictatorship, war and confusion, this assembly marked a new start for West Germany - in a brand new capital city.

State prosecutors in the Ruhr city of Wuppertal said on Tuesday that they have brought charges against notorious Islamic fundamentalist Sven Lau, who was behind a short-lived 'Sharia police' vigilante force in the city.

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