German right-wing extremists planned ‘hunt’ of migrants: reports

A police report seen by German media has found that extreme-right protesters explicitly tried to violently chase down foreigners. Disagreement over whether such a “hunt” took place nearly toppled the German government. New details have emerged in the investigation into … Read More

Berlin braces for pro- and anti-AfD demonstrations

posted in: Germany, News

Thousands of supporters and detractors of the right-wing populists will confront one another in the German capital on Sunday. The situation is sure to be tense, and no one is ruling out violence. To see how explosive the situation could potentially … Read More

Circular firing squad: Germany’s long-awaited government might yet prove to have critical weaknesses

posted in: News, Refugee Crisis Europe

The German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) (L), the Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) (C) and the Finance Minister Olaf Scholz (SPD) (R) hold a discussion in the German parliament on March 22, 2018. © M. Popow / Global Look … Read More

Germany grapples with integration after opening its borders

BERLIN — Anas Maghrebi rolled his drumsticks back and forth between his thumb and forefinger. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter fled Syria’s civil war and landed on the Greek island of Lesbos in September 2015, at the peak of Europe’s migrant crisis. … Read More