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Berlin’s high murder rate makes it an ‘unworthy capital’

Published: January 9, 2020, 4:19 am

BerlinThe AfD has given the other parties joint responsibility for the high murder rate in Berlin. "Berlin has become an unworthy capital and a prime example of what decades of colorful old party rule has bad consequences," said Deputy AfD chief Stephan Brandner on Monday.

Salvini insulted at the Befana festival

Published: January 8, 2020, 7:18 am

The leader of the League, who arrived at the party organized by an autonomous police union, was insulted by a couple from Bologna, who accused him of exploiting children: "This is not a party for a politician," the two screamed.

Politically incorrect remarks light up Golden Globes

Published: January 8, 2020, 6:55 am

HollywoodThe comedian Ricky Gervais was frowned upon by some Hollywood actors after his politically incorrect remarks at the Golden Globes. He particularly criticized stars who preached morals to society, but who themselves worked for unethical companies.

Iraqi parliament votes to eject all foreign troops from its soil

Published: January 8, 2020, 5:21 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has publicly declared that he can no longer guarantee the security of foreign troops on Iraqi soil. It is therefore likely that foreign troops will leave soon.

Hungary to double border patrol agents

Published: January 7, 2020, 7:40 am

The Hungarian government will double the number of soldiers patrolling the borders “in light of increasing migration pressure”, Szilard Nemeth, state secretary at the defence ministry, told a press conference on Sunday.

Fully veiled woman armed with a knife arrested in Paris

Published: January 7, 2020, 6:21 am

ParisDressed in the full Islamic veil, the niqab, this resident of Seine-Saint-Denis was arrested with a 15cm blade and a Quran in her satchel.

Dispute over German broadcaster’s “environmental pig” song continues

Published: January 7, 2020, 5:38 am

CologneSeveral editors from German public broadcaster WDR have accused director Tom Buhrow of harming the broadcaster with the so-called "environmental pig" affair. On Tuesday there will therefore be an editorial meeting in which Buhrow will also take part.

German police shoot suspected terrorist in Gelsenkirchen

Published: January 6, 2020, 11:28 am

Gelsenkirchen The Gelsenkirchen police shot a suspected Islamic terrorist. The 37-year-old Turk, who had most recently lived in Gelsenkirchen, attacked the police in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday evening armed with a stick and a knife.

Bach’s resting place in Leipzig vandalized

Published: January 6, 2020, 5:50 am

The final resting place of composer Johann Sebastian Bach in Leipzig has been vandalized. Perpetrators destroyed the stained-glass windows in the church.

Cars in flames all over France at the start of the New Year

Published: January 6, 2020, 5:14 am

The car-burnings in France continue. There were burnt cars in Strasbourg, Bordeaux, Limoges, Nantes and other cities.