Germany: Jewish teen beaten for wearing kippah in Cologne

German officials say a group of 10 youths insulted and brutally beat the 18-year-old victim before stealing his kippah. The teen was sitting in a Cologne park. An 18-year-old Jewish man in the western German city of Cologne was hospitalized over the weekend after suffering severe injuries in what appears to have been an antisemitic attack.Continue reading “Germany: Jewish teen beaten for wearing kippah in Cologne”

1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion

An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing. Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after authorities initially urged people to shelter inside. The explosion at the wasteContinue reading “1 person dead, 4 still missing in German chemical explosion”

Dozens die in floods in western Europe, others missing

Houses collapse after Ahr river bursts banks south of Bonn More dead in cellar floods, two firefighters lose lives Transport disrupted, Rhine shipping suspended More heavy rain due in southwestern Germany At least 33 people have died in Germany and dozens were missing on Thursday as record rainfall in western Europe caused rivers to burstContinue reading “Dozens die in floods in western Europe, others missing”

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