Report on the protection of the constitution: left-wing and neumann against usa

In 2013, the police counted more crimes motivated by left-wing extremism than in the previous year. CDU and FDP see this as a failure of the Senate.

Hamburg’s police encounter people with parsley, toilet brushes and militant thoughts. Picture: dpa

"Testify" called Interior Senator Michael Neumann (SPD) on Monday the presentation of the current report on the protection of the constitution. And the largest space this time took the left-wing extremist-motivated crimes. They increased last year: in 2013, police recorded 297 crimes, compared with 138 the previous year. The number of violent crimes recorded was 187, about three times as high as in 2012.

Anger over a word: whoever says “unfortunately” is lying

The steep thesis: everyone knows it, everyone does it, and it has to stop. Because every "unfortunately" is a lie.

Unfortunately? No! Photo: imago

There are things that seem like a trifle to some, and for others the world is decided by this thing. I know people who get a bird when the toilet paper unrolls from the wrong side, when the cucumber is too close to the stinky cheese in the refrigerator or the toothpaste tube is not screwed on properly.

Popular initiative for rent control: berlin as a role model

A Munich initiative wants to limit rents on the housing market. The SPD and the Left Party are on board, but the Greens are not yet.

Almost no one can afford it anymore: living in downtown Munich Photo: dpa

You don’t even need to look at the trendy neighborhoods in Munich like Schwabing or Haidhausen. Those who can no longer afford the rent there will move out, or so the assumption goes. But a look at Munich’s surrounding area reveals the dramatic nature of the situation: A 16-square-meter room in a shared apartment in Planegg, southwest of Munich, is on offer for 840 euros. 1,500 euros cold costs a 75 square meter three-room apartment in Furstenried-West on the outskirts of Munich. It is located in an ugly high-rise building in a rather inhospitable area.

A botched start to the tour de france: a victory for ignorance

At the start of the anniversary Tour, one organizational mishap follows the next. The beneficiary is the German Marcel Kittel.

Two fists, a big surprise: Marcel Kittel wins in the final sprint. Picture: ap

A team bus caught under the finish banner gave the 100th Tour de France a thoroughly embarrassing start. With the peloton only about 10 kilometers from the finish, a couple of employees from Tour organizer ASO were still struggling to somehow maneuver Team Orica’s bus off the finish line.

Arrest of right-wing ksk soldier: “shepherd’s” weapons cache

How can Bundeswehr soldiers keep stealing weapons and ammunition? The Ministry of Defense now wants to check this out.

Police officers after finding weapons from KSK soldier Philipp Sch. in Saxony Photo: Robert Michael, dpa

Investigators have unearthed a veritable cache of weapons at the home of a KSK soldier in Saxony. They seized: an AK-47 assault rifle, several thousand rounds of pistol and rifle ammunition, two kilograms of PETN plastic explosives and detonators, alarm and air guns, various detonators, signal cartridges, a crossbow. And not only that: they also found unspecified "National Socialist devotional objects."

Study on disorderly brexit: 100,000 german jobs at risk

A disorderly Brexit would put thousands of jobs in Germany at risk, a new study shows. The auto industry in particular is at risk.

Could end badly for VW: a disorderly Brexit Photo: dpa

In Germany, the jobs of more than 100,000 people are threatened by a Brexit without an agreement, according to a study. The study by the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg was reported by Welt am Sonntag. "In no other state is the effect on overall employment as large as in Germany," one of the study’s authors, Oliver Holtemoller, told the newspaper.

Suspicion of police data leaks: victim counseling demands controls

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, cases are mounting in which police officers are suspected of having passed on sensitive data to right-wing extremists.

Will have to deal with the state data protection officer: Police in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Photo: dpa

Do police pass on personal data without permission? In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, at least, some things point to this. Kay Bolick of Lobbi, the statewide victim counseling service "Assistance and Information for Victims of Right-Wing Violence," knows of cases. Most recently, a woman turned to Lobbi. She had reported a racist incident to the police and then got an unpleasant phone call. "It wasn’t a long conversation," Bolick says. But the message to the woman called was clear, he says. Explosive: The caller must have gotten the contact information, Bolick says, from the police.

Dispute over university presidential election: “intransparent procedure”.

Almost 100 professors* protest against the election of Sascha Spoun as the new president of the University of Gottingen.

Encounters resistance in Gottingen: Sascha Spoun, here in 2017 at a speech in Luneburg Photo: dpa

It’s a bumpy road to the new office for Sascha Spoun, and whether it actually leads to the goal is not yet foreseeable. There is massive resistance to the election of the German-Swiss economist as the future president of the University of Gottingen. Now the election is also being challenged in court.

Mismatched sisters in thriller comedy: great fun with male murder

Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite releases "My Sister, the Serial Killer," her first novel.

Nigerian author Oyinkan Braithwaite has written a fast-paced thriller comedy Photo: © Studio 24

They couldn’t be more different: Korede, the tall, not very pretty, but smart and extremely reliable big sister. And the petite, second-born Ayoola, who seems to consist entirely of feminine charms and attracts men like light attracts moths. She also seems almost as deadly.

Blocking periods in journalism: the gift of time

Media representatives are sometimes informed with generous advance notice. Even in the digital age, the embargo period does not lose its appeal.

Some information may not be published immediately. Image: dpa

The pressure to be up to date occasionally unearths the absurd. On Sunday, for example, the Fantastischen Vier were able to read on the website of the Kolner Stadtanzeiger that they had been "frenetically celebrated" by their fans – even though they were not supposed to perform until 45 minutes later. In journalism, speed often counts more than care, but there are at least a few instruments with which those being reported on can take the pressure out of the kettle: Blocking periods, for example.