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The German government started constructing two youth centers in northern Morocco to house local "street children" as well as unaccompanied Moroccan minors who have been deported by Germany, according to a report from the Welt am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday. The pilot project creates a legal pathway for Germany to start deporting youths without needing to necessarily locate their families first. In recent years, Germany hasn't deported any unaccompanied minors.

According to Germany's...

A Turkish father and son running a kebab restaurant in Germany's Altena saved the town's mayor from certain death on Monday evening, during what appeared to be a xenophobic attack. Andreas Hollstein was stabbed in the neck by the assailant identified as Werner S. while he was in the restaurant run by Abdullah and his son Ahmet Demir. At a press conference yesterday, Hollstein thanked the father and son and said he "wouldn't be sitting here today if they were not there." "I feared for my life...

Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) is planning to build homes in Morocco as places to deport underage unaccompanied migrants who have broken the law, or who want to return voluntarily. A BAMF document leaked to the "taz" newspaper shows that two homes have been planned for now, each with 100 places, at a cost of 960,000 euros ($1,050,000) per year. The orphanages would include medical facilities, as well as some sort of schooling and vocational training, the plans...

Demanding reparations from Germany for its actions in Poland during World War Two is a matter of honor for Warsaw, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the leader of Polish ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, said on Saturday. The issue of reparations, revived by Poland’s eurosceptic PiS after decades of improving relations with Germany, could escalate tensions between the two European Union members.

In September Polish parliamentary legal experts ruled that Warsaw has the right to demand reparations...

More than 30,000 migrants due for deportation have gone missing under Merkel’s watch. The government has no clue to their whereabouts, German newspapers report. Putting a spin on the situation, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry told reporters that some of these migrants may have self-deported. Despite this wishful thinking, it is more likely that most of these illegal immigrants are still within the country and have simply gone underground.

The news comes as Germany faces an...

Determined to take their fight to bitter the end, 14 refugees are on hunger strike in the centre of Athens, asking to be reunited with their families in northwest Europe. Most of them Syrians, they can’t wait to meet their parents, children or siblings and put the horror of war behind them. They say that because they are desperate, they are easy prey to smugglers. “The smugglers are taking advantage of us.” says Fawaz, a refugee from Syria. “Greece gives them the opportunity to do this. In...

Professor Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet has been accused of “discrimination” after asking everyone at the University of Würzburg lecture to take off their headwear. The professor argued this should include the Muslim woman, because the lecture hall was a secular space. But she says she did not insist that the headscarf be removed.

Instead, a university spokesman told BR24 [in German] that Professor Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet had launched into a discussion of equality between men and...

The German Military Counterintelligence Service (MAD) is currently investigating almost 400 suspected cases of right-wing extremism within the ranks of the Bundeswehr, the country's armed forces, local media reported Friday. The number of suspected right-wing extremist cases increased from 275 to 391 in the beginning of 2017, the Westfalenpost newspaper reported, citing the response of the German Defense Ministry to the parliamentary inquiry of The Left (Die Linke) party's parliamentary...

Employees of German security companies have been encouraging refugees to become prostitutes, social workers inside these Berlin firms told German broadcaster ZDF on Tuesday. The social workers claimed that the "pimp network" at refugee shelters in capital Berlin was also targeting minors. Security guards at these institutions would reportedly make the first contact with their targets, who are mostly male asylum seekers.

A 20-year-old rejected asylum seeker confessed to German media...

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police (BKA) are illegally storing masses of data regarding supposed “politically motivated crimes.” As broadcaster ARD reported, data on more than 100,000 people accused of such offenses is being held in a database called “Internal Security,” even though in the vast majority of cases, there has never been a charge, let alone a court proceeding. The ARD report suggests that the BKA is operating a “blacklist” of journalists and political activists classified as “...

The German parliament’s upper house, the Bundesrat, introduced the new law to ‘ensure a driver’s identity can be determined’ if they’re caught speeding. Anyone found with a facial covering, including carnival masks and face-obscuring hoods, will be fined €60 (£52). But many people are interpreting this measure as being a ban on burqas and niqabs. At the moment, the law allows head coverings such as headscarves to be worn by Muslim women when driving.

Nurhan Soykan, of Germany’s...

He has been beaten up, received death threats and hundreds of insulting emails, but Karamba Diaby is not one to give up. After winning a seat four years ago as the first African-born black MP in Germany, Diaby, 55, is now seeking re-election. Germany’s first black African MP is battling against a racist campaign to unseat him in a general election that he has described as the “most aggressive since 1945”.

“To all racists: I’m not your negro!” he wrote on Facebook in exasperation after...

The Alternative for Germany (AfD), a German far right political party which latest polls put in third place for the general elections that will be held on Sept. 24, continues with its hostile anti-Islam policy. The party’s co-leader and top candidate Alexander Gauland in an interview on Monday severely insulted Muslims, revealing his ignorance of Islam. Claiming that Islam does not belong in Germany, “This cannot be seen as merely religious freedom. The Islamic doctrine is incompatible with...

Germany's Federal Prosecutor Herbert Diemer told a Munich court on Tuesday that Beate Zschäpe was complicit in every one of the National Socialist Underground's (NSU) 10 murders, two bombing and 15 robberies, carried out between 2000 and 2007. Diemer told the court that a sentence was due for each individual murder.

The NSU, a right-wing extremist group, murdered eight Turks, a Greek and a German policewoman over the seven-year period. The group also carried out two bomb attacks in...

Germany acknowledges its responsibility for World War II and the "unspeakable crimes" committed by the Nazi regime, said German government spokesman Steffen Seibert on Friday. On the issue of reparations, however, Seibert pointed to the 1953 deal where Poland relinquished its right to compensation. "From our perspective, this issue was settled in a definitive manner, both politically and legally," he added.

Several Polish politicians have disputed the 1953 accord, saying that it was...