Cologne

German Spy Chief Says Daesh Wants to Attack But No Firm Plan Known

BERLIN, April 10 – Daesh wants to carry out attacks in Germany and the security situation is “very serious”, the head of the country’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) told a Sunday newspaper, adding that he knew of no concrete plot to strike. The militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further

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Daesh Urges Attacks on German Chancellery, Bonn Airport: SITE group

BERLIN, March 31 – Daesh posted pictures on the Internet calling on German Muslims to carry out Brussels-style attacks in Germany, singling out Chancellor Angela Merkel’s offices and the Cologne-Bonn airport as targets, the SITE intelligence group reported. Western Europe is on high security alert after last week’s Daesh suicide bombings in the Belgian capital that killed

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German Minister Says Deportations Will Rise After Cologne Attacks

BERLIN, Jan 13 – German Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday more foreign criminals would be expelled once new restrictions are rolled out in the wake of sexual attacks on women blamed on migrants in Cologne. Maas and Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere outlined plans on Tuesday to speed up the deportation of foreigners

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Two Pakistanis, Syrian Man Injured in Gang Attacks in Cologne

BERLIN, Jan 11 – Two Pakistanis and a Syrian man were injured in attacks by gangs of people in Cologne, German police said late on Sunday, the city where the vast majority of dozens of New Year Eve assaults on women took place. Local newspaper Express reported that the attackers were members of rocker and

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Scale of Cologne New Year Attacks Grows as More Complaints Filed

By John O’Donnell FRANKFURT, Jan 10 – The mass attacks on women in the German city of Cologne on New Year’s Eve have prompted 379 criminal complaints, with investigations focused largely on asylum seekers or illegal migrants from north Africa, police have said. Around 40 percent of the complaints included sexual offences, including two rapes,

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