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Man who shot nine dead in Germany had far-right views

A gunman suspected of shooting at least nine people dead at two shisha bars in a Germany reportedly revealed he had far-right political views in a confession letter he left behind.  The rampage late on Wednesday in Hanau, a town …

Hanau shooting: victims number increases to 9

The number of victims of the shooting in Germany’s Hanau has increased to nine, local police said. "The number of victims, mortally wounded at the Heumarkt and Kurt-Schumacher-Platz scenes, have increased to nine," the …

Berlin Film Festival founder had a Nazi past?

The Berlin Film Festival has opted to rebrand its Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize for this year following allegations of Nazi collaboration made against its namesake. German newspaper Die Zeit published a story last month alleging …

Iran frees German nstional in prisoner swap

A German citizen has been released from jail in Iran as part of a prisoner swap, the Iranian judiciary said. "We announced that we are ready to [release] this German national ... on condition that they [the German government] …

Norbert Roettgen seeks to lead CDU

German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen has put himself forward as a surprise contender to take over as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU). Roettgen, head of the …

German far-right extremists planned attacks on mosques

Members of a far-right group arrested in Germany were planning attacks on mosques, politicians and asylums seekers, local media report. The 12 German nationals, allegedly belonging to Der harte Kern (The Hard Core), were detained on …