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Man admits to rape, murder of US tourist in Germany

A US man has confessed to raping and killing a fellow American tourist near Germany’s famed Neuschwanstein Castle last June. Troy Philipp B faces several charges, including one count of murder over a 21-year-old woman’s death, and attempted murder of the victim’s friend, a 22-year-old woman. The 31-year also admitted to sexually assaulting the 21-year-old…

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Russia arrests German for carrying cannabis gummy bears

A 38-year-old German man was arrested at St Petersburg airport after Russian customs found gummy bear sweets containing cannabis in his luggage. Border officials noticed the sweets, which they described as “pungent-smelling”, in a packet decorated with a marijuana leaf. The man is accused of drug smuggling and faces up to seven years in prison….

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Germany unveils measures to tackle far-right surge

The German government has announced a package of legal measures aimed at fighting right-wing extremism. It comes after weeks of mass demonstrations against the far-right swept through German towns and cities. Throughout January, hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of German life took to the streets to protest against far-right extremism. Interior Minister…

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