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Police officers are standing in front of an apartment building in Erfurt, Germany, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Germany's top security official has announced a ban on the neo-Nazi group 'Combat 18' Deutschland. A spokesman for Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said police were conducting raids early Thursday in six German states. (Jens-Ulrich Koch/dpa via AP)

Germany bans neo-Nazi organization Combat 18 Deutschland

Jan. 23, 2020 4:55 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is banning the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 Deutschland in what the country's top security official said Thursday was a “clear message” against far-right extremism and anti-Semitism. More than 200 police officers carried out raids in six German states early Thursday, seizing...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, filer photo, a man uses his smartphone as he stands near a billboard for Chinese technology firm Huawei at the PT Expo in Beijing. British and American officials are meeting as U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government prepares to decide on whether there's a future for Chinese equipment maker Huawei in the country's next-generation telecom networks, his spokesman said Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Minister: Germany needs China's Huawei to build 5G network

Jan. 18, 2020 5:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister is suggesting that his country can't build a 5G mobile network without Chinese tech giant Huawei, at least for now, intervening in an issue that has caused tensions between the U.S. and its allies. Washington has been pressuring its allies to ban Huawei, the...

Germany says asylum applications dropped 14% last year

Jan. 8, 2020 7:06 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany says new asylum applications in the country dropped more than 14% last year, continuing their decline since an influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere in 2015 and 2016. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that 111,094 first-time asylum applications were made in 2019,...

Germany adding agents, police to fight far-right extremism

Dec. 17, 2019 6:19 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany is adding hundreds of new federal police officers and domestic intelligence agents as it steps up its fight against far-right extremism in the wake of several high-profile incidents in the past year, officials said Tuesday. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said the Federal Criminal...

Firemen mourn at Königsplatz in Augsburg, German, Sunday, Dec.8, 2019. On the evening of Dec. 6 a fireman was so badly injured in his spare time here in an argument with a group that he died. (Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)

6 arrested after off-duty fireman is killed in Germany

Dec. 8, 2019 1:51 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Six people have been arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed in an altercation between two couples and a group of young men in the southern German city of Augsburg, authorities said Sunday. The couples had just left a Christmas market late Friday when they ran into the seven-strong...