Category: Germany

Germany pledges to end all nuclear power by 2022

Ref: Germany`s ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants, reports BBC.

Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen made the announcement after a meeting of the ruling coalition that lasted into the early hours of Monday.

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Germany on high alert due to 'plot'

Ref: Germany is tightening security at airports and train stations after receiving evidence of planned attacks in the next two weeks, the interior ministry has said.

“The security situation in Germany has become more serious,” Thomas de Maiziere, Germany’s interior minister said on Wednesday.
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Police see over 1,000 militant Islamists in Germany

Ref:Germany is probably home to more than 1,000 potentially violent Islamists and the number of identified militants has risen constantly in the past few years, the Federal Crime Office (BKA) said on Wednesday.

The number of investigations into Islamist in Germany, where the 9/11 attacks on the United States were planned, has risen continually since 2001 according to the BKA. A total of 352 investigations were now under way, they said. Read more →

Merkel says German multicultural society has failed

Ref: Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have “utterly failed”, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "lmmigrants should learn to speak German"

In a speech in Potsdam, she said the so-called “multikulti” concept – where people would “live side-by-side” happily – did not work.

Mrs Merkel’s comments come amid recent outpourings of strong anti-immigrant feeling from mainstream politicians.
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'Germans killed' in US drone strike

Ref: A suspected US drone strike has killed eight fighters in northwest Pakistan, with Pakistani intelligence officials saying that at least five of them were Germans.

They also said that the fighters killed in the attack in Mir Ali, North Waziristan, on Monday were members of the Jihad Islami group.

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'Germans killed' in US drone strike

Details of the incident could not be independently verified and both the US and German governments have yet to comment on the strike. Read more →

Fifteen killed in mass panic at German ‘Love Parade’

Ref: At least 15 people were killed and 10 were seriously injured after mass panic broke out at a “Love Parade” music festival in Germany on Saturday, police said.

Overcrowding at an entrance tunnel to a former freight rail station where the techno music festival was being held sparked a stampede and then a crush in the western city of Duisburg. Read more →