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Anti-Semitic crime in Germany up, amid uptick in hate crimes

May. 14, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreigner incidents rose in Germany last year, despite an overall drop in politically motivated crimes, according to statistics released Tuesday. The Interior Ministry's latest annual report on politically motivated crimes showed that anti-Semitic incidents...

Germany's top security official decries neo-Nazi march

May. 3, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official pledged Friday to act against far-right extremists after a neo-Nazi march in the eastern town of Plauen prompted outrage from mainstream politicians and Jewish groups. "There shouldn't be the slightest doubt that we don't want to see such images, that we...

The Latest: Germany sets tougher rules for deporting migrant

Apr. 17, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The German government has agreed on a set of rules aimed at making it harder for failed asylum seekers to avoid deportation. The country's top security official, Horst Seehofer, said Wednesday that the...

Germany raids groups suspected of supporting Hamas

Apr. 10, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have carried out raids on groups suspected of helping the militant Palestinian group Hamas under the guise of providing humanitarian aid. The interior ministry said some 90 properties across Germany associated with an "Islamist network" were searched on Wednesday. It said...

Glaring US absences raise questions about relevance of G-7

Apr. 4, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two key American officials — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — are skipping meetings in France this week as the Group of Seven countries gather to try to find solutions to world security challenges. The move raises questions...

Germany reports drop in crime, 96% of homicide cases cleared

Apr. 2, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German government statistics show crime dropped in the country last year, including violent offenses. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said as he presented an annual crime report on Tuesday that "every crime is one too many, but objectively, this is the lowest level in decades." Police...