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“Demarcation line” crossed?

The SPD's criticism of the CDU/CSU's behavior in the security debate is becoming increasingly severe. Vice Chancellor Franz Muntefering said Wednesday that Defense Minister Franz Josef Jung (CDU) had crossed a "demarcation line" with his comments on shooting down hijacked passenger planes. SPD rights expert Klaus Uwe Benneter accused Jung and Federal Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble (CDU) of poisoning the coalition climate. Juso leader Bjorn Bohning called for Jung's resignation.

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A shadow over the rainbow nation

A shadow over the rainbow nation

Racial segregation in South Africa: A sign on a cab indicates that it is for white people only. © KNA Image (KNA)

Just days before the general election, South Africa marks 25. Anniversary since end of white rule. And yet racism is once again a major ie in Nelson Mandela's "rainbow nation". What are the causes?

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Debate reignited

After the terrorist attack in Germany, which was thwarted by security authorities, the discussion about the online searches demanded by Interior Minister Wolfgang Schauble (CDU) has flared up once again. Schauble renewed his demand for secret searches of computers this evening. SPD faction leader Peter Struck, on the other hand, sees himself confirmed in his rejection of online searches. Bavaria's Interior Minister Gunther Beckstein (CSU), on the other hand, is calling for the rapid introduction of covert online searches.