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Turkish offensive violates international law: German FM

Berlin - Turkey's offensive in northeastern Syria falls foul of international law, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Sunday.

'Powderkeg' in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict

Berlin - Syrian Kurd Mohamed Zidik, 76, still buys his bread and baklavas from Turkish neighbours in Berlin, but he knows better than to expound on his views about Ankara's offensive in his hometown.

Hong Kongers need more support, dissidents tell German book fair

Frankfurt Am Main - Chinese dissident Liao Yiwu and former Hong Kong bookseller Lam Wing-kee on Thursday urged European countries to step up support for Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators, as they joined an umbrella vigil at the Frankfurt book fair.

Climate crisis spurs action at 'green' Frankfurt book fair

Frankfurt Am Main - From children's books about reducing plastic to tips for zero-waste cooking, the climate crisis is dominating this year's Frankfurt book fair.

Ex-SS guard, 93, 'sorry for what he did', German court hears

Hamburg - A former SS guard, 93, said he was sorry for his actions as he went on trial in Germany on Thursday for complicity in the murder of more than 5,000 people at a Nazi concentration camp during World War II.

Germany urges 'restraint' after Turks and Kurds clash on streets

Berlin - German authorities on Tuesday appealed to Turkish and Kurdish communities to avoid echoing the Middle Eastern conflict, after clashes between the two groups over Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.

Berlin urges 'restraint' after Turkish-Kurdish clashes in Germany

Berlin - German authorities on Tuesday appealed to its Turkish and Kurdish communities to avoid echoing the Middle Eastern conflict, after clashes between the two groups over Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria.

Review: Simone Biles is the most awarded gymnast at World Championships Special

American gymnast Simone Biles has a major reason to celebrate. She just won her 25th medal at the World Championship level.

Extinction Rebellion trains Berliners in civil disobedience

Berlin - Seated on the floor, Extinction Rebellion (XR) activists are rehearsing blocking a street at the base of a disused building in central Berlin, one of their planned actions to pressure governments to "tell the truth" about "climate and ecological emerge...

Tragedy marks Sabbath for Germany's Jewish community

Berlin - Jews in Germany prepared to mark the Sabbath Friday with their confidence in the community's miraculous rebirth shaken by the deadly anti-Semitic rampage in Halle on Yom Kippur.

German suspect admits anti-Semitic attack, far-right motive

Berlin - The German suspect in a deadly attack targeting a synagogue has admitted to the shooting rampage, confessing it was motivated by anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism, federal prosecutors said Friday amid government warnings of an "elevated" risk of f...

German suspect in anti-Semitic attack isolated, unknown in hometown

Benndorf - With well-kept houses boasting renovated facades, solar-panelled roofs and neat gardens, Benndorf appears to be a peaceful and friendly German village of just over 2,000 residents.

'They're shooting at us!': inside the Halle synagogue

Berlin - American Rebecca Blady was hoping to spend a day in retreat from the outside world, turning to fasting and worship at Yom Kippur in eastern German city Halle.

German gunman was frustrated, computer-obsessed loner

Frankfurt Am Main - The German suspect in a deadly anti-Semitic attack targeting a synagogue and a kebab shop in the east of the country was a frustrated, computer-obsessed loner who lived with his mother.

Merkel vows to fight hate after attempted 'massacre' at synagogue

Halle (saale) - Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Thursday there would be "zero tolerance" for hate in Germany after an attempted massacre at a synagogue, as Jews demanded action to protect the community from the rising threat of neo-Nazi violence.

Halle gunman's fumbling, furious assault caught on camera

Frankfurt Am Main - After minutes of stillness punctuated by clicks and muttering, the camera pitches up and shows the close-shaved, youthful face of a man looking into the lens.

Merkel joins solidarity vigil at synagogue after Halle shooting

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel joined people gathered at Berlin's main synagogue late Wednesday for a silent vigil, showing solidarity with the victims of a deadly gun attack in Halle and saying "no to antisemitism".

Silent streets, Jews on edge in German city after shooting

Halle (saale) - Silence gripped the abandoned streets of the eastern German city of Halle Wednesday as elite anti-terror forces carried out a manhunt after a deadly shooting at a synagogue and a Turkish restaurant.

Two killed in anti-Semitic attack in Germany

Halle (saale) - At least two people were shot dead in the German city of Halle on Wednesday in an anti-Semitic attack as Jews marked the holy day of Yom Kippur, with the gunman filming the assault and posting a video online.

Germany probes motive of Syrian crash truck hijacker

Frankfurt Am Main - German authorities on Tuesday were investigating the motive of a Syrian man who hijacked an articulated lorry and smashed it into cars stopped at a traffic light in the city of Limburg, injuring several people.
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