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3 hurt in Cologne hostage-taking

German police said Monday they ended a hostage-taking in a pharmacy in Cologne’s main train station, gravely wounding the alleged perpetrator after he himself injured two people. “Special response units overpowered the man. During the police action he hurt two bystanders, one of them seriously,” police said in a statement. …

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Germany uncovers terror group

German police detained six men on Monday suspected of forming a far-right militant organisation which assaulted foreigners in the eastern city of Chemnitz and planned attacks on politicians and civil servants, the GBA federal prosecutor’s office said. Some 100 policemen backed by special commando units detained the six suspects aged …

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‘Muslims part of society’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday reaffirmed commitment to her immigration policy and condemned the violent acts of the far-right against asylum seekers. Muslims, Jews, Christians and atheists all belong to the German society, she said, adding that human dignity was paramount. The German leader was addressing a heated debate …

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18 hurt in German protests – Opposing rallies held over migration

CHEMNITZ, Germany, Sept 2, (Agencies): Eighteen people were injured as the anti-migrant far-right and counterprotesters held opposing rallies in the German city of Chemnitz, which was hit by xenophobic demonstrations last week. Chemnitz has been in the spotlight after violent protests erupted over the fatal stabbing of a German man, …

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Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work. Some 10,000 residents and workers were being …

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German police shoot dead man in bakery rampage

Berlin, Germany, April 13, 2018 (AFP) -German police said they shot dead a man who went on a violent rampage in a bakery early Friday. The man had allegedly attacked an employee of the bakery at the town of Fulda, as well as a delivery man at the shop at …

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German van attack kills 3 – 20 injured

BERLIN, April 7, (AFP): At least three people died on April 7 when a vehicle ploughed into busy cafe and restaurant terraces in the German city of Muenster before the driver shot himself dead. Images on social media showed smashed and upturned tables and chairs strewn accross the pavement outside …

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Several dead as car drives into crowd in Germany’s Munster

Berlin, April 7, 2018 (AFP) -Several people were killed and injured Saturday when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the German city of Munster, local media reports said. The DPA news agency said a car had hit bystanders in the western city. Police confirmed there had been casualties but did …

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Merkel wins 4th term; AfD gains foothold

Schulz’s Social Democrats refuse new coalition BERLIN, Sept 24, (Agencies): Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for …

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Several wounded by shots at German rail station, man detained

A German police officer was critically wounded and two passers-by hurt when a lone gunman fired shots at a commuter rail station near the southern German city of Munich on Tuesday before being injured himself and detained, police said. A Munich police spokesman, Marcus da Gloria Martins, told reporters there …

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