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Just as Germany closes a chapter in the National Socialist Underground (NSU) saga, a new incident shows the far-right threat is far from over in the country. Seda Başay Yıldız, a German lawyer of Turkish origin for victims of the NSU gang, received a fax, this time signed "NSU 2.0," containing insults and death threats, a few months after she was sent a threatening letter.

German media outlets reported that the fax mentioned names and addresses of her extended family members. "You can...

A German cinema has found itself at the centre of a political row after offering free tickets to members of the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to see the Holocaust film Schindler's List.

The management of the Cinexx cinema in the western town of Hachenburg told the SWR regional public broadcaster that they only wanted to "start a discussion about the Holocaust with a party that has trivialised it" at a special showing of Steven Spielberg's 1993 classic...

Germany's Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said asylum-seekers who commit violent crimes must leave the country, after a group of apparently drunken teenagers attacked a dozen people in the Bavarian town of Amberg.

"If existing laws are not sufficient, they must be changed," Seehofer told Wednesday's edition of Germany's Bild newspaper. "The events in Amberg are very troubling. This is excessive violence which we cannot tolerate."

Seehofer — the leader of Bavaria's Christian...

An under-construction mosque in western Germany's Duisburg city was attacked by unidentified assailants who defaced the building with racist slogans, according to a mosque official on December 30.

The attackers painted star of David -- which is the symbol of Judaism -- on the wall of Mevlana mosque, affiliated with the Turkish-Islamic Community National View (IGMG), head of the mosque foundation Hulusi Yuksel told Anadolu Agency.

Yuksel said they informed local security...

The German Bild daily's use of the photo of the Central Mosque in Cologne, which is run by the Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) in an article that relates mosques in Germany with terror funding drew criticism on social media.

Many people, including Turkish people living in Germany, have criticized the newspaper, for pointing the mosque as a target by using its photograph.

Mustafa Yeneroğlu, deputy for Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party)...

At least nine homeless people have died across Germany due to low temperatures since October, the German body that tracks homelessness (BAGW) said on December 24.

"We know of nine people who died at night for no fault of their own," Werena Rosenke, the association's managing director told the newspaper Rheinische Post. "In some cases forensic medical examinations are still ongoing, but we assume that the victims had no dwelling and froze to death due to low temperatures."

Four...

Cologne defense attorney Mustafa Kaplan has filed a criminal complaint against Unbekannt for "hate mail" with the subject "NSU 2.0". The letter went to the Cologne public prosecutor, it is the SPIEGEL before. Kaplan is known in Germany as a lawyer for NSU victims and represents the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the dispute with the TV man Jan Böhmermann.

The case is explosive against the background of the investigation of a suspected right-wing extremist network in the...

The children of migrants in Germany have significantly worse employment opportunities than peers without foreign roots. According to a study by the Institute of German economy (IW) the proportion of the working population in the 25 – to 44-Year-olds with a migration background in the year 2017, at 72.3 per cent.

Around 15 points less than their peers without a migration background (87.2 percent), as the “Rheinische Post” reported. A disproportionately high number of 18 – to 20-Year-...

After Bavaria, the state legislature of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) passed a controversial law expanding police powers in the western German state, despite criticism that it would massively restrict civil liberties. The new law draft law prepared by the Christian Social Union (CSU) was approved by the Social Democrats.

"The attack in Strasbourg makes clear the importance of the police law," said North Rhine-Westphalia Interior Minister Herbert Reul. The attack shows that "the danger...

With a new law, the initiative wants to allow the Minister Horst Seehofer to the authorities, to take a rejected asylum-seekers in the future, up to the time of their deportation in custody. Thus, the CSU wants to prevent politicians seems to be that asylum seekers prior to their deportation.

“If someone is to be deported, we should take him in custody, so he has not disappeared at the time of the deportation,” said Seehofer, the “Passauer Neue Presse”. Therefore, he wanted to present...

German officers shut down a far-right music concert after members of the audience began chanting a Nazi slogan, police have said.

The gig in Ostritz, a town in the eastern state of Saxony, attracted several hundred people on Saturday evening, according to German newspaper Deutsche Welle. 

“Two far-right bands played in front of several hundred participants," Saxony police said in a statement. "Around 11.20pm, the policemen guarding the event heard 'Sieg Heil' chants. Several...

The number of domestic violences cases in Germany is an "unimaginable order of magnitude," says the family minister. A woman is killed by a partner or ex-partner every three days.

German Women's Affairs Minister Franziska Giffey on Tuesday pledged to crack down on domestic violence after revealing domestic figures for 2017.

Cases of domestic violence have risen almost 10 percent over the past three years, however only a fraction of victims actually report abuse.

Almost...

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...