In Burgwedel, near Hannover, a Sudanese baker’s apprentice is facing deportation. His teacher died, and he can only stay if he finds another one. With the town’s support and help from a retired confectioner he hopes he can make Burgwedel his home.
Germany's migration agency has urged regional authorities to fingerprint all refugees. The measure seeks to rule out the use of multiple identities and prevent possible benefit fraud.
The trio suspected of setting fire to a refugee home in Lower Saxony may see multi-year prison sentences for attempted murder. Prosecutors have argued that the defendants had intended to kill refugees.
Alexander Gauland is one of two candidates leading the far-right, nationalist AfD into Germany's federal election this September - and he's known for his controversial, headline-grabbing statements.
Three arsonists convicted of firebombing a hostel housing refugees have been jailed for up to eight years. The Hanover court's presiding judge rejected denials, saying the motive was neo-Nazi racism akin to Hitler.
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