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Prejudice towards Muslims and foreigners is rising in Germany, a study has revealed.

More than 44 per cent of Germans believe Muslims should be banned from immigrating, compared to 36.5 per cent in 2014, the Competence Centre for Right-Wing Extremism and Democracy Research found.

The poll found more than one in two (55.8 per cent) said the number of Muslims made them feel like strangers in their own country, while 43 per cent gave the same answer four years ago, the Die Welt ...

Germany’s armed forces will continue a program to train Saudi military officers. This comes despite a rift developing after the killing in Turkey of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and a call to end German arms exports.

Germany’s Bundeswehr is still training Saudi troops despite the diplomatic fallout from the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey, authorities confirmed on Sunday.

Seven Saudi officer candidates are being trained at the Bundeswehr Leadership Academy in...

Officers in the city of Mainz have been criticized for moving the sick woman from her hospital bed during the night. The hospital has disputed claims from city authorities that they had given permission to move her.

A dozen activists groups and NGOs condemned police in the German city of Mainz on Friday following revelations that a pregnant Iranian woman was ripped from her hospital bed in the middle of the night because of a deportation order.

The signatories describe...

A Turkish woman who last week suffered a violent attack by a stranger in Germany got a visit on Tuesday from the local Turkish diplomat.

Hacer Ugurlu told Anadolu Agency the story of her assault in the city of Cologne, saying: “I took the tram to go to work in the afternoon. The tram was crowded, the person sitting next to me looked me in the face and mumbled something, and then swore.

“As I stood to get off at my station, he punched me in the face and head. No one did anything...

A former nurse has admitted to killing 100 patients in his care, on the first day of his trial in the biggest serial killing case in Germany’s post-war history.

Niels Hoegel, 41, has already spent nearly a decade in prison on a life term for other patient deaths. He is accused of intentionally administering medical overdoses to victims so he could bring them back to life at the last moment.

As the proceedings opened in the northern city of Oldenburg, the presiding judge,...

German police say unidentified assailants apparently started a fire at a Turkish restaurant in an eastern city that saw violent anti-migrant protests recently.

Saxony state police said residents were woken up by a loud bang at the restaurant in Chemnitz early Thursday, followed by smoke.

They saw three people running away and getting in a car. The fire was quickly brought under control and no one was hurt.

A police statement said that "a xenophobic motive currently...

Germany's far-right the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party wants to set up online portals across the country where schoolchildren can denounce teachers who speak against the party.

The far-right AfD's Hamburg chapter last month launched an online portal called Neutral Schools, where pupils can lodge anonymous complaints about school staff seen to be breaching political neutrality and criticizing the party. 

According to local media reports, the AfD also wants to roll out the...

German Interior Ministry sent out invitations to all religious groups in Germany convening them in Berlin on October 16th to discuss the working conditions of foreign religious workers. However, certain words on the invitation made the leaders of the Turkish Muslim community to believe Germany is about to ban Imams coming to Germany to work from Turkey.

“It is absolutely an attempt to ban imams coming to Germany from Turkey. There is no doubt. The meeting is about imams but inviting...

Police broke up a neo-Nazi concert in Thuringia's central city of Apolda on October 6 evening as the event turned violent after high-hurdle legal tussles between authorities and organizers over rights to assembly and public safety. 

Civic groups joined by Thuringia's center-left leaders had staged vigils earlier Saturday in Apolda. Far-right organizers had staged a similar, improvised concert on the city's market square on Friday after being officially denied outlying townships as...

Home rental website Airbnb has banned a host from its platform after the host told a woman wishing to rent her home that she could not stay in the host’s neighborhood because she wears a veil.

Nurjahan Saleque, a 25-year-old British neuroscience student, was looking for an Airbnb to stay at while she completes her PhD in Hamburg, Germany.

According to reports, she requested an apartment hosted by "Claudia." However, her request was declined. When Saleque asked why her request...

On the night of Monday, the facade of the DITIB mosque in Gladbeck has become the target of a racist attack.

After the inauguration of the DITIB Central Mosque in Cologne / Ehrenfeld by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the debate over the mosque association DITIB was rekindled. 

Unknown people smeared the mosque on Wielandstrasse and facades of houses near the mosque during the night. The chairman of the mosque association Nadir Kahraman and his deputy Muzaffer Subari show some...

Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has overtaken the co-ruling Social Democrats (SPD) in voter popularity to become the second-strongest party behind Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the Deutschlandtrend poll by public broadcaster ARD has shown on September 21.

The AfD moved up two percentage points since the last survey on September 9, bringing it to 18 percent — one percentage point more than the junior coalition partner SPD, which lost a point.

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The European Center for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) published a report on September 20 that found an increase in violence against journalists in Germany. In particular, the report showed a sharp rise in attacks on the press in 2018, when some 28 journalists suffered a total of 22 verified physical assaults so far.

By contrast, there were only five registered attacks against the press in 2017. The year with the most violence against journalists was 2015, with a total of 43 verified...

More than 3,600 children, most age 13 or younger, were sexually abused by Catholic clergy members over the past seven decades, a wide-ranging report has found.

The study, which was commissioned by the Roman Catholic Church bishops’ conference in Germany, found that at least 1,670 church workers had been involved in the abuse of 3,677 children. That is 4.4 percent of the clergy.

The study, conducted by researchers from three universities over more than four years, was an...

The reported attack on a Jewish restaurant in the eastern German city of Chemnitz has shocked the Jewish community in Germany. The government's anti-Semitism commissioner has spoken of a "new quality" of offense.

 A Jewish restaurant in Chemnitz was attacked by a group of neo-Nazis at the end of August, and criticized authorities for downplaying the seriousness of the situation in the city.

"The reports of the attack by neo-Nazis on the kosher restaurant "Schalom" in Chemnitz...