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Germany probes unsolved killings for far-right motive

Germany will review about 750 unsolved murders and attempted killings dating back more than two decades to assess whether they were motivated by far-right extremism, officials said Wednesday. An initial police review of 3,300 unsolved violent crimes between 1990 and 2011 had found that 746 of them, with 849 victims, will need a second look to see whether they were right-wing hate crimes, said the interior ministry.

Germany probes far-right motive in 746 unsolved killings

Germany will review almost 750 unsolved murders, manslaughters and attempted killings dating back more than two decades to assess whether they were motivated by far-right extremism, officials said Wednesday. An initial police review of 3,300 such unsolved violent crimes between 1990 and 2011 had found that 746 of them, resulting in 849 deaths, will need a second look to see whether they were racial hate crimes, said the interior ministry.

German security failures slammed over neo-Nazi murders

A far-right murder spree targeting mostly Turkish migrants in Germany went undetected for years because of widespread institutional bias among security services, the head of a parliamentary committee said Thursday. The panel was readying to release a report at 1130 GMT on how the neo-Nazi killers of the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU) were able to murder 10 people over seven years without being caught.

German police lead European raid on neo-Nazi terrorist suspects

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN (Reuters) - Police raided premises in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands on Wednesday seeking evidence of planned terrorist attacks by a far-right group calling itself the "Werewolf Squad", German prosecutors said. The Spiegel Online website said the group was suspected of planning bomb attacks and had modeled itself on the "Werewolf" commandos whom the Nazis planned to send behind enemy lines towards the end of World War Two.

Courtroom wrangling in German neo-Nazi murder trial

Lawyers for a German woman on trial over a neo-Nazi group's murder spree that targeted mostly Turkish migrants demanded Tuesday that the hearing be moved to a larger courtroom, as legal wrangling dominated the high-profile proceedings. The request was among several procedural motions put forward on the delayed second day of the trial against Beate Zschaepe, 38, and four alleged supporters of the self-styled National Socialist Underground (NSU).

Neo-Nazi murder trial highlights German 'blind spot' for far right

By Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Wearing an elegant trouser-suit and an air of defiance, the suspected surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell strode into a Munich court on Monday to stand trial for a series of racist murders that scandalized Germany and led to intense soul-searching about the lack of vigilance towards the far right.

Neo-Nazi murder trial highlights German 'blind spot' for far right

By Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - Wearing an elegant trouser-suit and an air of defiance, the suspected surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell strode into a Munich court on Monday to stand trial for a series of racist murders that scandalized Germany and led to intense soul-searching about the lack of vigilance towards the far right.

Neo-Nazi murder trial highlights German far-right 'blind spot'

By Alexandra Hudson MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) - The surviving member of a German neo-Nazi cell went on trial on Monday for a series of racist murders that scandalized Germany and exposed the security services' inability or reluctance to recognize far-right crime. The chance discovery of the gang, the National Socialist Underground (NSU), which had gone undetected for more than a decade, has forced Germany to acknowledge that it has a more militant and dangerous neo-Nazi fringe than previously thought.

German woman in dock in landmark neo-Nazi murder trial

A woman accused of being at the heart of a neo-Nazi killer cell went on trial Monday in a case that has shocked and shamed Germany, as victims' relatives demanded answers over the state's failure to prevent the murders. The random discovery of the gang in late 2011 embarrassed authorities, exposing deep security flaws and raising uncomfortable questions about how the cell went undetected for 13 years in a country proud of owning up to its Nazi past.

German woman in dock in landmark neo-Nazi murder trial

A woman accused of being at the heart of a neo-Nazi killer cell went on trial Monday in a case that has shocked and shamed Germany, as victims' relatives demanded answers over the state's failure to prevent the murders. The random discovery of the gang in late 2011 embarrassed authorities, exposing deep security flaws and raising uncomfortable questions about how the cell went undetected for 13 years in a country proud of owning up to its Nazi past.
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