Zdf series “braun family”: i may be a nazi, but…

ZDF wants to be funny with a new web TV series about a neo-Nazi flat-sharing community. But what comes out is disturbingly cute at best.

So, Dad, here I am: Lara (Nomie Lane Tucker, l.) in Thomas’ (Edin Hasanovic, r.) apartment. Photo: c.pausch-photography/ZDF

Kai (Vincent Kruger) and Thomas (Edin Hasanovic) were just about to shoot a new video for their YouTube channel, in which they show how to embellish jute bags in potato-printing ("German!") fashion, when the doorbell rings. Kai shouts out another tight "Sieg heil!" while his comrade walks past the swastika flag to the apartment door. "Is that the cops?" calls Kai from the background. "No, it’s a Negress," Thomas answers, confused.

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Eid at the end of ramadan: only in a small circle

At the end of Ramadan, Muslims celebrate the festival of breaking the fast in large groups. But because of Corona, there will be no large family celebrations.

Eid: Baklava are part of the feast of breaking the fast at the end of Ramadan Photo: dpa/Bildfunk

The big street festival at the end of Ramadan in Neukolln has long been canceled. And even in families and among friends, Muslims are preparing for Eid in a very small circle. "We’ve already discussed in the family that we can’t all be together," says a Muslim woman from Kreuzberg, who doesn’t want to give her name publicly. "We also think about the health of the elders: My mother continues to keep her distance, we will celebrate in small groups of a few people or just pass by the front door for a short meeting," she says.

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Spectators at the tour de france: tour de fans

Nowhere else do supporters get as close to their idols as at the Tour of France. A trip to the top of the legendary Mont Ventoux.

An enthusiastic spectator on the roadside of the Tour Photo: reuters

The scent of lavender, which the wind usually breathes so gently through Provence, has faded. And even the strong thyme is running out of breath. Acrid rubber smell has shattered all the subtle floral and herbal nuances. It comes from motor homes, cars and motorcycles that rattle toward the valley on the other side of the road with hot brakes. So this is what 20 kilometers of descent smell like.

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Us troops in europe: a warning to trump

Poland’s head of state Andrzej Duda is courting U.S. soldiers at the White House. Trump is harming NATO and the US with such plans, his party friends warn.

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has visited Trump before Photo: Czarek Sokolowski/ap

Polish President Andrzej Duda’s visit to U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House is a meeting of politicians in distress, the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza very aptly comments. Both will soon have to face the voters of their countries – and fear for victory.

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Dealing with drug death in berghain: yes, people consume here

A "Spiegel" report mystifies an Ecstasy death. But drugs have long been mainstream. Only those who accept this can enlighten.

If you take too much, it becomes dangerous: Ecstasy Photo: dpa

It has happened again, a report from the drug milieu scares the Spiegel readers. Every few years, a journalist reports on "horse anesthetics" and "graffiti removers" that "techno-disciples" take. This remains tendentious and inaccurate even when repeated, but it’s always exciting.

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The future on the ballot

Are Europe’s voters sending the EU into nirvana, or will the 2019 European elections be the starting point of a new European era? Our special coverage looks for answers for you

To paraphrase a British rock band: Why does it always rain on … Europe Photo: dpa

By Jan Feddersen

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Encrypted communication: filter, block, build in backdoor

The EU Commission launches a dialog forum on terror on the Net and encrypted communication. Users are not involved.

More and more people are encrypting their communication. Photo: dpa

No, it is not a secret meeting, says the spokeswoman of the EU Commission. It is true that they do not disclose who exactly is present, what will come out at the end of the day, and the public is not allowed either. But it is indeed not secret that politicians and representatives of Europol met with several Internet companies this week and that such meetings should take place more often in the future. To talk. About undesirable content on the net. And about encryption.

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Dispute over rule of law and eu budget: hungary and poland blockade

The dispute over tying EU funds to rule of law principles is escalating. Hungary and Poland veto Corona reconstruction funds.

Poland’s Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki (l) and Hungary’s head of government Viktor Orban (r) Photo: Piotr Jaruga/imgo

Hungary and Poland have blocked the new EU budget, triggering a serious crisis. As justification, both countries pointed to the new rule of law mechanism, which is supposed to protect the 1.8 trillion euro budget from abuse. The dispute is now likely to move to the EU video summit next Thursday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel called upon to act.

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Number of asylum seekers in 2018: the upper limit will not be reached.

The upper limit for asylum seekers agreed in the coalition agreement will not be reached by a significant margin in 2018. Meanwhile, the federal states want to cut benefits.

Accommodation for refugees on Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin Photo: dpa

The upper limit for refugees envisaged in the coalition agreement will apparently not be reached in 2018. By the end of this year, there will probably be 166,000 asylum applications, according to the federal government’s immigration calculation for 2018, quoted by Bild am Sonntag. The total number of refugees thus remains below the range of 180,000 to 220,000 annually agreed in the coalition agreement between the CDU/CSU and SPD for the next few years, it said.

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