Germany: 14,000 illegal immigrants crossed border by bus and train
28 January 2019 | 12:45 pm
Germany's federal police reportedly caught thousands of migrants trying to enter the country illegally on buses or trains in 2018. Most of the migrants entered the country from neighboring Austria.
Investigators in Germany say an extremist chat group planned bomb attacks to knock out power nationwide. They hoped to create "a civil war-like" situation to topple the country's democratic system of government.
Israeli police blocked a flag-waving march that is considered a provocation to Palestinians. A similar event last year came on the eve of a deadly war between Israel and Hamas.
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A state probe following the 2020 killing of George Floyd found that Minneapolis officers engaged in a "pattern or practice of race discrimination." The findings come days after Floyd's convicted killer filed an appeal.
Unaccompanied foreign minors are shunted around from one shelter to another upon arrival in France. They are lodged in hotels, which are not adapted to the needs of its teenage residents. Some of them have to prove their minor status to the regional authorities. They consider themselves lucky to have a roof when most others are left to fend for themselves in the street. A new law will ban housing young migrants in hotels by 2024, but the bill comes with an important caveat. It only includes those whose minority has been recognised by the state and who have been placed under the care of social services.
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Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.
Popular Punjabi rapper and politician Sidhu Moose Wala was gunned down over the weekend after his security was reduced. Police said gang feuds might be behind the killing.
The British government has said the first flight of asylum seekers being sent to Rwanda under a controversial scheme will take place on June 14.
Police have been accused of failing to keep tabs on a racist killer during one of Germany's worst-ever far-right shootings. Police say they had to proceed cautiously.
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