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German Police Raid Mosque and Apartments in Crackdown on Salafists

BERLIN, July 28 – German police have searched a mosque and eight apartments in Hildesheim that are believed to be a hotbed of a radical Salafist community, the interior minister of the northern state of Lower Saxony said on Thursday. Germany is on high alert after a spate of attacks since July 18 left 15

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German Police Arrest Algerian Suspect Who Yelled ‘I’ll Blow You Up’

BERLIN, July 28 – German police on Wednesday arrested a 19-year-old Algerian refugee who had fled a psychiatric facility earlier in the day yelling, “I’ll blow you up,” ending the latest in a string of incidents that have set the country’s nerves on edge. German federal police arrested the asylum-seeker at the Bremen main train

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After Mass Shooting, German Police Focus on “Dark Net” Crime

By Frank Siebelt WIESBADEN, Germany, July 27 – German police will do more to fight crime committed on the “dark net”, they said on Wednesday, days after a gunman killed nine people with a weapon bought on that hidden part of the internet . “We see that the dark net is a growing trading place

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Germany Denies Paris Attack Suspect Had Papers on Nuclear Research Center

BERLIN, April 14 – Germany’s domestic intelligence agency denied on Thursday its head had told German lawmakers a prime suspect in the Paris attacks had documents about the Juelich German nuclear research center. The Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) media group had cited sources in a parliamentary committee as saying BfV intelligence agency chief Hans-Georg Maassen had

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Germany Wants Refugees to Integrate or Lose Residency Rights

BERLIN, March 28 – German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said he is planning a new law that will require refugees to learn German and integrate into society, or else lose their permanent right of residence. The initiative comes after voters punished Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in regional elections earlier this month, giving a thumbs-down

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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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German Interior Minister Calls for European Refugee Cap

VIENNA, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in and seek out those most clearly entitled to protection, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with Austrian newspaper Der Standard. In remarks published a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel, a fellow conservative, pledged

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