Germans love to go on holiday to Mallorca. The trouble is that a growing number of neo-Nazis are heading there too. They threaten Africans and are generally thuggish and aggressive. The authorities are having a hard time getting them under control.
Torrential rains have triggered flash floods, leaving at least a dozen people dead, including foreign tourists. Spain has deployed military units to help rescue workers search for survivors.
That Beate Zschäpe has been sentenced to life in prison for the murders of 10 people is small consolation for the victims' relatives. They have been abandoned by the state and Chancellor Angela Merkel, says Hans Pfeifer.
In Mallorca, the bathing bans imposed after the sighting of highly toxic jellyfish have been lifted. On Thursday no more red flags were hoisted, it was said from the island capital Palma.
Balearic Islands authorities say unlimited consumption of alcohol has proven problematic on flights to the party havens of Ibiza and Mallorca. They hope to see more sober arrivals to the Mediterranean archipelago.
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