Category: Leaders

Investigators: attack on bremen afd chief was not attempted murder

Investigators: attack on Bremen afd chief was not attempted murder

Public prosecutor’s office and police continue investigation for dangerous bodily harm after attack on bremen afd chairman and member of parliament frank magnitz.

Among other things, this was due to the fact that the crime was committed jointly on monday evening, said the spokesman of the public prosecutor’s office frank passade to the german press agency. "But it was not an attempted murder."The afd and magnitz themselves classify the act of monday as such.

The party maintained that magnitz had been beaten with an object such as a piece of wood, although this was clearly refuted by video recordings of the act, according to the public prosecutor’s office. According to the afd, the cane was discovered by craftsmen who found magnitz and alerted the police. That this could have been the case was not ruled out by the prosecution either. However, the craftsmen had confessed with their backs to the crime scene. "They didn’t see the crime," passade said, referring to the testimonies.

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When the round table drove out the right-wingers

When the round table drove out the right-wingers

How much do extreme right-wing groups threaten our region?? At the invitation of the local SPD association, nurnberg social scientist and right-wing extremism expert birgit mair gave a talk on "extreme rights and racism in franconia" at the packed home of the herzogenaurach sports club.

SPD local association chairwoman renate schroff began by reporting on events and experiences with the neo-nazi scene, which was also conspicuous in herzogenaurach in the 1990s. Nazis rioted in the youth center, a dark-skinned adidas employee was attacked and young people were massively courted by the extreme right-wingers. Against this, counter-demonstrations and light chains were formed, which were supported by the general population, schools, trade unions, churches and the city council.

The round table against right-wing violence was founded and dealt intensively with the neo-nazi scene in the region. Despite sometimes massive attacks, the participants do not love to be intimidated. As a result, the scene shifted to eckental, from where it was strongly networked with right-wing radicals from ansbach and nurnberg.

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The tv duel for the federal election: how merkel and schulz were received by the audience

The tv duel for the federal election: how merkel and schulz were received by the audience

The TV duel between german chancellor angela merkel and challenger martin schulz was seen in advance as a showdown between the candidates of the two major german parties. After the duel on sunday evening, the question remains: who won, who was more convincing?? Were either of the two able to attract new voters to their side? Or does everything remain the same?

Freiburg researchers offered viewers the opportunity to vote for the candidates on the debate-o-meter during the broadcast. Over 20.000 people took the chance – and thus provide a good overview of the mood during the broadcast. These are the most important results:

The most important topics

The topic of refugees and asylum took up a lot of space, and not only within the TV duel. It's important to voters, too: 24.3 percent of respondents said asylum was the most pressing issue in germany right now. In second place comes the issue of safety (20.6 percent). For 17.3 percent, social justice is most important.

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Ex-islamist leader sven l. Comes free on custody

ex-islamist leader sven l. Comes free on custody

The former salafist preacher and convicted terrorist aide sven L. Has served two-thirds of his prison sentence and is released on probation.

The senate in charge assumes that the 38-year-old will not commit any more crimes, a spokesman for the dusseldorf higher regional court said on thursday. From its former radical islamic stance, L. Clearly distanced.

When L. The court did not say whether the soldier would be released. The former firefighter from monchengladbach was sentenced to five and a half years in prison as an aide to terrorism in july 2017. The federal supreme court later confirmed the verdict.

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New separatist candidate fails in first attempt

New separatist candidate fails in first attempt

The fifth attempt by separatists to form a government in the spanish conflict region of catalonia has failed in its first attempt.

In the parliamentary elections in barcelona, the new candidate for the post of regional president, separatist quim torra, narrowly missed the required absolute majority of votes, as expected. In the second vote scheduled for monday, however, the 55-year-old lawyer and writer is considered to have a good chance, because then torra will only need the simple majority he achieved on saturday. But if it takes until the 22. May no new government, catalans must hold new elections.

In presenting his government program, torra made it clear that the separatists do not intend to deviate from their goal of secession from spain in the future either. "We will continue to work tirelessly to have a catalan republic," he said.

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Bvb head of defense hummels fit – “it’s going to work”

Bvb head of defense hummels fit - 'it's going to work'

Mats hummels, who has recovered from a ligament strain, returned in time for the kickoff of the match against FC bayern. “I got away with the scare. The fub is not like before, but it will work,” said the BVB head of defense before the final training session at wembley stadium.

There can be no talk of a one-off opportunity for borussia to triumph in the champions league. “This is not our last chance to win this cup,” said hummels. Captain sebastian kehl is confident that there will be reason to celebrate on saturday: “the team that comes out with more courage and joy will win. There we have advantages.”

BVB coach jurgen klopp can get over the absence of gotze. “This will not weaken us. For three weeks, everything was geared towards mario not being able to play.”The football teacher”s confidence is undiminished: “now is the time to make dreams come true. If you as a club leader were under as much pressure as the favorite, how blod would that be?.”

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