21 January 2015 05:40 PM
Newspapers also reported that he called asylum-seekers 'cattle, riff raff' and 'a pack of dirt' in a Facebook posting
20 January 2015 12:00 AM
Leipzig prides itself on having been the cradle of the popular “people’s revolution” that toppled former East Germany’s totalitarian regime. In late 1989, tens of thousands took to the city’s streets to demand freedom of speech, free elections and the right to travel abroad. “Wir sind das Volk” (“We are the people”) was the slogan they adopted.
16 January 2015 12:00 AM
Café Prückel is the kind of traditional Viennese coffee house for which the Austrian capital is famous. Situated on the Stubenring, its customers are mostly students from Vienna’s University for Applied Arts, which stands opposite. It is proud of its 1950s furniture and, it emerged last week, its management has a robust 1950s attitude to match the décor.
Pegida movement's marches attract thousands as hatred of Islam and immigrants sweeps across Germany in the wake of Paris attacks
14 January 2015 06:41 PM
The body of a dead Eritrean has been discovered in Dresden, while a hotelier has been forced to abandon plans to open an asylum-seeker hostel after internet campaign
11 January 2015 12:00 AM
06 January 2015 07:14 PM
Pegida's sudden popularity has caused deep divisions within the country's recently formed Eurosceptic and xenophobic AfD party
05 January 2015 12:00 AM
Nowadays it is described as the “horizontal Eiffel Tower” but for most of its active career it had the more prosaic, utilitarian title “F60”. The “largest existing overburden conveyor bridge ever built” must be the ultimate anorak’s dream come true. The device is a huge 502-metre-long and 80-metre-high bridge-like structure made out of 11,000 tonnes of steel.
04 January 2015 07:40 PM
Group is anticipating at least 20,000 attendees at its ninth mass protest rally on Monday
03 January 2015 12:00 AM
Cologne’s Gothic cathedral will not have seen anything like it since the Second World War. Back then the mighty 13th-century Catholic house of worship was subject to regular blackouts in an attempt to stop it being hit by Allied bombs.
As anti-immigrant sentiment grows in Germany one conservative mayor wants to give asylum-seekers a home in his picturesque town
02 January 2015 05:51 PM
Mayor of picturesque west German town of Goslar wants to stem population decline and boost the economy by giving the town’s empty flats to refugees
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
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If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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