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Ahmed Mansour’s charges are ‘absurd’ says Al Jezeera

Al Jazeera demands release of journalist held by Germany on an Egyptian arrest warrant weeks after Cairo signs £5.7bn deal

Ahmed Mansour - who is accused of several crimes, including torturing a lawyer in Tahrir Square in 2011 - said he hoped his arrest was a misunderstanding

Eva Wagner-Pasquier (left) and Katharina Wagner. The sisters have fallen out while planning this year’s Bayreuth festival

Bayreuth Music Festival 2015: Musical differences see Wagner's great-granddaughter removed from board and banned from the event

The composer founded the festival in 1876, but a family feud has seen Eva Wagner-Pasquier barred from attending by her own sister

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks with Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) as they meet at Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris on June 5, 2014

G7 summit: Vladimir Putin will miss out on a weekend at Colditz sister castle with other world leaders

Ten miles of specially imported Slovak-made barbed wire fencing and more than 17,000 police will attempt to ensure that Schloss Elmau remains sealed off from the rest of the world

Nick Clegg talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G8 Summit in Northern Ireland in 2013. The former Deputy Prime Minister has now been banned from entering Russia

Kremlin blacklist of EU politicians is 'tit-for-tat reaction' to Western sanctions, says Lib Dem source after Nick Clegg banned

Ban on politicians including Nick Clegg is seen as a tit-for-tat response to Western sanctions

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Germany's last Nazi hunter Thomas Walther, interview: 'I was retiring so I decided to do something useful'

Thomas Walther tells Tony Paterson in Lüneburg that it was only when he retired as a lawyer in 2006 that he realised he had to 'do something useful'

The Nazis’ answer to Butlin’s; the seaside apartments at New Prora

New Prora: Luxury flats on a German island with all mod cons... and a past as a Nazi holiday camp

With estate agents waxing lyrical about the “smell of the sea, the scent of pines and  panoramic views of nature” you could almost be forgiven for forgetting the sinister past of  the luxury Baltic seaside apartments at New Prora, which were purpose built for 20,000 members of Adolf Hitler’s Aryan “master race”.

Beate Klarsfeld helped to unmask the former SS officer Klaus Barbie as a Naz

Beate Klarsfeld honoured: Germany's top Nazi hunter awarded Federal Cross of Merit for bringing war criminals to justice

In 1968, she struck West German President Georg Kiesinger across the ear in protest against his work for Adolf Hitler's propaganda machine

Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured at a news conference yesterday, is said to have known about German co-operation with the NSA

Berlin spy scandal: Angela Merkel takes hit as US revelations escalate

Germany shocked and alarmed while Chancellor faces further political embarrassment

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been drawn into a deepening espionage scandal

Germany espionage scandal: Did it spy on EU allies on behalf of US?

Previously Angela Merkel has vowed to clamp down on US spies after her mobile phone was bugged

Eva Kor, 81, withstood torturous medical experiments at Auchwitz

Oskar Groning trial: Auschwitz survivor recounts being subjected to brutal experiments at the hands of infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele

Eva Kor reveals how she and her twin sister were both injected with unknown substances as she gives testimony at trial of guard charged with complicity in Holocaust

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