Germany's opposition kept up its attack on Angela Merkel's government on Wednesday, charging that it did nothing to stop its foreign intelligence service spy on European politicians and companies for the United States.
German police detained four people suspected of setting up a right-wing extremist group that was planning bomb attacks on Muslims and refugees, as a separate investigation began into arsonists who damaged a shelter for asylum-seekers.
One man was killed and more than 30 people injured when a tornado and violent storms hit northern Germany, ripping tiles off roofs, downing trees and overturning cars, emergency services said Wednesday.
German police arrested four people Wednesday accused of belonging to a far-right "terror" organisation that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, the federal prosecutor`s office said.
Police in western Germany said on Wednesday that unidentified arsonists had set fire overnight to housing being prepared for aslyum-seekers, causing 50,000 euros worth of damage, before fleeing the scene in a car.
Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to reassure Germans on Tuesday that the government was working smoothly despite a spat between her conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners over the activities of the BND intelligence agency.
Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at the death camps, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi's political secretary Ahmed Patel on Friday labelled the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government as a "hologram government" for failing on all fronts after coming to power almost a year ago.
Airbus Group said on Thursday it planned to complain to the German authorities over reports that the country`s foreign intelligence agency had helped the United States to spy on it and other European firms.