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Writing in Der Spiegel weekly on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, Maas said anti-Jewish insults and attacks, in real life and online, had become "a daily occurrence".

Almost one in two Jews has considered leaving Germany, he said, a country that has long taken pains to confront its Nazi past.

"We need to take urgent counter-measures to make sure that such thoughts do not turn into a bitter reality and lead to a massive departure of...

Donald Trump is planning to add seven countries to his US travel ban, including Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, according to reports.

The president told the Wall Street Journal in an interview from Davos, Switzerland, that he wants to extend the controversial ban, but declined to name the countries to be added to the list.

The paper and Politico both reported that the countries likely to be targeted are Nigeria, Sudan, Belarus, Myanmar, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan and Eritrea...

France has denied citizenship to Turkish national Murat Büyük, who has been living in the country for over 40 years, on the grounds of sympathy toward the Turkish government headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

A viral post on social media Sunday showed a letter, signed by a French official working for the Ministry of Interior, informing Büyük that his application for citizenship had been denied over the grounds of "political engagement."

"Your political commitment to your...

The cabinet of ships Tine Heyse says that the posters were drawn up correctly, according to the rules of the Standing Committee for Language Supervision.

The Ghent city government launched a major information campaign to inform Gentenaar of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which will be enforced from next month. To prevent vulnerable groups from dropping out of the boat, among other things, a dozen posters are hung on mosques. On the posters is a Dutch text, with a translation in Turkish...

In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Israel Hayom, former Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he would recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital if he becomes prime minister. “Yes, absolutely”, Salvini said, answering a reporter’s question. On 6 December 2017, US President Donald Trump reversed decades of foreign policy and announced that Washington would recognise the ancient city as the capital of Israel and move its embassy to Jerusalem. The US move was heavily...

The killing of local politician Walter Lübcke, who was shot in the head at his home on June 2nd, sent shockwaves through Germany and raised questions about the country's response to the rising threat of neo-Nazis.

Stephan Ernst, 45, a far-right militant with previous convictions, initially confessed to the murder, but later retracted his confession.

On Wednesday his lawyer Frank Hannig said that Ernst had now revised his account of the crime and told investigators that an...

When Willie Nash was booked into a Mississippi corrections facility, officers failed to confiscate his phone. For that, he was sentenced to 12 years behind bars. The state's Supreme Court acknowledges that proper booking procedure was probably not followed and that Nash did not seem to know his phone was illegal, but they nonetheless ruled Thursday that the sentence is fair.

After Nash was booked into the Newton County Jail on a misdemeanor charge, he asked a jailer to charge his...

Germany's foreign minister has slammed the "disgusting and cowardly" attack on the office of a Senegal-born German MP.

Police have launched a criminal probe after "bullet holes" in the window of the property in Halle, 150 kilometres south-west of Berlin.

The office is used by Karamba Diaby, from the Social Democratic Party, but was reportedly empty at the time of the incident.

Dr Diaby posted an image of three bullet holes on social media.

Police in Halle...

One person was wounded in an attack on a Turkish café in North Rhine-Westphalia. Police launched a large-scale operation to arrest the attackers.

Four people attacked a Turkish café at midnight in Krefeld, Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia state.

Four masked people came to the cafe in the morning, threatened the people in the cafe with the weapons in their hands, then asked for money.

When a person in the cafe argued with the attackers, the 44-year-old was injured in the...

Arnd Focke, the Mayor of Estorf in the state of Lower Saxony in Germany, resigned because of attacks by extreme rightists.

Social Democratic Party (SPD) Focke, the German News Agency (DPA) said in a statement, the swastika was drawn to the tool and the mailbox containing documents containing hateful content, he said.

Focke expressed his resignation to protect his family and not to harm the mayor’s office. “Even though I suffered from this decision, I did what I needed.” he said...

He has experienced racist abuse at primary school five times in a year. It has left his mother, Carla, in tears.

One of the perpetrators is now on a council register for racism, with another facing temporary exclusion.

Primary-school exclusions for racism in England are up more than 40% in just over a decade with the biggest rise in the North West, official figures show.

BBC News analysis of the figures showed:

496 temporary exclusions for racism from primary...

A female traveler from Cameroon complained that Air France was "subjected to racial discrimination and inhuman treatment".

Cameroonian female passenger of the French National Airline Air France'African passengers' ill-treatment' reportedly complained on the grounds.

According to national press reports, Gisele Kamanou Goune, who returned to his country for vacation from the United States where he was teaching, went to the International Yaounde Nsimalen Airport police station and...

Serie A unveiled its 'No To Racism' posters at its headquarters in Milan on Monday. Those posters depicted the faces of three monkeys.

Italian clubs AC Milan and Roma quickly condemned the artwork, with Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis stating the images "came as a surprise, were insensitive and badly timed".

Here is how the national press in Italy and users on social media reacted to the controversy.

News website Il Post reported the artwork on Monday, saying that "...

The number of right-wing extremists active in Germany rose significantly in 2019, the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper reported on Monday.

Germany's federal domestic intelligence service (BfV) and the state-level intelligence services identified over 32,200 right-wing extremists this year, the paper reported, citing information gathered from security sources.

That figure is a third higher compared to 2018, when authorities counted 24,100 people involved in right-wing...

50 Cent has said that Oprah Winfrey only criticises black male stars at the centre of sexual assault allegations and ignores the white people who have been accused.

Following the news that Winfrey was to produce a #MeToo documentary about the allegations against record executive Russell Simmons, the rapper questioned her intentions on Instagram.

According to a press release, the currently untitled film is said to be “a profound examination of race, gender, class and...