Two years of breitscheidplatz terror: police show even more presence

Immediately before the 2nd anniversary of the Breitscheidplatz attack, security standards are drastically increased – also because of Strasbourg.

Concrete bollards have become as much a part of the Christmas market as the fir trees Photo: dpa

A few days before Wednesday marks the second anniversary of the attack on Breitscheidplatz, security measures for Berlin’s Christmas markets have been tightened again. "The visible presence of the police has been increased once again, also because after the attack in Strasbourg the danger of copycat attacks should not be underestimated," said the spokesman for Interior Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD), Martin Pallgen.

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Sports court against sv babelsberg: hitler salute and nazi slogans

In the Babelsberg vs. Cottbus case, the Northeast German Football Association (NOFV) continues to embarrass itself. It is accused of being blind to the right.

The Babelsberg fan block at the game against Energie Cottbus Photo: imago/Bjorn Draws

The idyll is deceptive. The forest-lined Rangsdorf Lake spreads out directly in front of them. Steel-blue sky and very thin ice on the water. Here at the Seehotel in Rangsdorf, just south of Berlin, the leaders of the Northeast German Football Association (NOFV) often meet to solve all kinds of problems. Internally and quietly, within the big soccer family. The NOFV has more than half a million members. Its area of responsibility covers the former GDR and the whole of Berlin.

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U.s. Democrats in the pre-election campaign: unusually socially engaged

All of a sudden, Democrats are arguing over who is furthest left. Sanders and Warren are in form, Biden seems to have had his day.

Many expected a clash – instead, Sanders and Warren played ball with each other Photo: ap

"Fire Pantaleo," echoes through the hall as the Democratic presidential candidates debate broadcast by CNN opens in Detroit on Wednesday night. The heckling is a call to arms for New York Mayor and sideline presidential candidate Bill de Blasio, who is struggling to fire Pantaleo, the police officer in whose chokehold cigarette salesman Eric Garner died five years ago. Later, other hecklers point out the practice of deportations: "Stop the deportations," they demand. Meanwhile, on stage, the Democrats are bashing each other’s pasts.

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Speculation with currencies: is denmark the next switzerland?

After the franc’s decoupling from the euro, the krone is coming under pressure. Denmark, however, does not want to be fooled that easily.

They are not directly involved in the currency, but they belong to the Danish crown: Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederic. Picture: reuters

Following the liberalization of the exchange rate for the Swiss franc, the Danish krone is now increasingly becoming the target of speculators. This is because Denmark has what Switzerland has just abandoned: a fixed exchange rate peg of the Danish krone to the euro. As a result, in view of the euro crisis, investors in search of a supposed "safe haven" have now discovered the Danish krone. This has triggered a massive influx of currency. The central bank is finding it increasingly difficult to prevent the krone from appreciating too much.

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Us boy scout organization: boy scouts open up to trans boys

The deciding factor for membership is the perceived gender, not the one on the birth certificate. The exclusion of an eight-year-old had sparked the debate.

Whether lynx, wolf, tiger cub, boy, girl, trans boy or trans girl: All are now welcome at the scouts Photo: dpa

The traditional U.S. Boy Scouts organization will in the future also accept transgender children and young people in its ranks. The deciding factor for membership is now the perceived gender of those interested and not the gender recorded on their birth certificate, Boy Scout chief Michael Surbaugh explained on Monday.

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Us boy scout organization: boy scouts open up to trans boys

The deciding factor for membership is the perceived gender, not the one on the birth certificate. The exclusion of an eight-year-old had sparked the debate.

Whether lynx, wolf, tiger cub, boy, girl, trans boy or trans girl: All are now welcome at the scouts Photo: dpa

The traditional U.S. Boy Scouts organization will in the future also accept transgender children and young people in its ranks. The deciding factor for membership is now the perceived gender of those interested and not the gender recorded on their birth certificate, Boy Scout chief Michael Surbaugh explained on Monday.

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Prepper network with enemies list: affected persons are informed

A police officer and a lawyer from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern are said to have issued death lists. Now the first people affected are being informed.

Mecklenburg’s Ministry of the Interior has so far not considered it necessary to inform those affected Photo: dpa

Since last Friday, several people in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have received mail from the Federal Criminal Police Office. "Witness summons" is written in it as the subject. And then the crime under investigation: "Suspicion of preparation of a serious act of violence endangering the state." It is about right-wing extremist terror plans. As became known after a meeting of the state interior committee in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania last Thursday, 29 people are said to be involved.

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Racism in the usa: murder of jogger becomes a political issue

Two white men shot and killed a black jogger in the U.S. in February, with a video allegedly showing the crime. Now they have been arrested.

The initial lack of investigation caused outrage and demonstrations Photo: Bobby Haven/The Brunswick News/ap

The chase scene, in which two white men shoot a black jogger, takes place in broad daylight. On the open street. Right in front of the front yards of well-kept single-family homes on Satilla Drive on the outskirts of Brunswick in the state of Georgia. The two perpetrators parked their truck in the middle of the street. Jogger Ahmaud Arbery runs around the truck – straight into the deadly trap.

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Trial on torture in syria: “i was kidnapped”.

Syrian lawyer Anwar al-Bunni testifies in the trial of suspected Assad henchmen – and tells how he met a defendant again in Berlin.

Anwar al-Bunni: "My family has spent a total of 73 years in prison" Photo: Stefanie Loos

At noon, before his testimony begins in the Koblenz Higher Regional Court, Anwar al-Bunni stands in front of the courthouse with tears in his eyes. "It’s good that this trial exists, but it’s not enough," says the human rights lawyer, pointing to the framed photo portraits behind him.

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Medico on development policy: “a lot of good things cashed in again”.

…and may be on the verge of eradicating polio with his vaccination program.

But if he doesn’t want to do that tomorrow, he can just stop. Help must be based on legal principles.

58, is executive director of the Frankfurt-based aid and human rights organization medico international; which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its fight against landmines. "Beyond Aid" is the title of a conference in Frankfurt this weekend. In addition to medico, the organizers are the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Institute for Social Research at Frankfurt University.

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