Hamburg police are investigating the murder of a Syrian pharmacist and refugee activist who was killed in an axe attack in the city’s Harburg district on Tuesday evening.
In a resounding 509 to 138 result, the Bundestag has voted to classify the northern African states of Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco – along with Georgia in the Caucasus – as safe countries of origin for the purposes of German immigration law.
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Police ended a hostage situation in Deggendorf near Passau in Bavaria on Friday afternoon, in which one hospital patient took another under his control with a knife.
AFD leader Alice Weidel’s failure to disclose illegal campaign finance donations before the 2017 election from a Swiss pharmaceutical company led to an investigation, which remains ongoing. The party has provided investigators with a list of names which they say were behind the donations, thereby rendering them consistent with German law.
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potentially weakening the populist opposition movement.
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Innovative tour operators and well-known adventurers, activists and wellness gurus to meet at the Arena Berlin from 8 to 10 March 2019 – Slogan: travel different – Tickets are available online now Berlin, 17 January 2019 – A forward-looking trade show for a new generation of travelers: following its successful launch in 2018 the second edition of the Berlin Travel Festival will be taking place from 8 to 10 March 2019 at Arena Berlin. Taking as its slogan ’Travel Different’, the official partner event of ITB Berlin brings together adventurers, explorers and today’s brands.With its festival atmosphere, the event celebrates innovative entrepreneurial spirit and perfectly complements the long-standing ITB Berlin on the Berlin Exhibition Grounds which has run for over 50 years. Inspiration for the next big adventure More than 100 exhibitors will be presenting their products, including Mercedes-Benz MYVAN, (content platform for van enthusiasts), roadsurfer (camper van rentals) and PiNCAMP by ADAC (camping portal). International destinations – from the Caucasus to Australia – will be represented, as will local regions such as South Tyrol, Sylt, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Brandenburg. At the same time numerous companies which subscribe to sustainable tourism concepts have announced their participation this year, including Dr. Bronner’s ALL-ONE!, COTOPAXI, Abury, Fairaway | Better Places Travel and Little Sun as well as Tentsile Tree Tents, Green Rooms and Feel the World Travel. Both exhibitors and events at the Berlin Travel Festival will focus on the current topics of sustainability, digital connectivity, innovation and community. Well-known speakers, adventurers, activists, journalists and wellness gurus will share their experiences at lectures, workshops, master classes and film screenings. Kicking off the festival programme will be the ’Shop Shift – A Trend Lab for Creative Minds’ conference on Friday, 8 March. At this one-day symposium experts will reveal their forward-looking travel retail strategies, from omni-channel presence to trendsetting brand experiences. On Friday, 8 March at a press preview journalists can find out more about the Berlin Travel Festival’s concept and exhibitor highlights, including South Tyrol, B Corp. and The Grand Hostels. This will be followed by a tour of the Experience Floors and Campus. Members of the media can obtain online accreditation now. Order tickets online now Tickets to the Berlin Travel Festival from 8 to 10 March 2019 at Arena Berlin are available online now from berlintravelfestival.com/tickets . Members of the public can choose between family and day tickets. On Friday, 8 March, which is International Women’s Day, ladies will be admitted free of charge. Travel pros in possession of a trade visitor ticket can attend the Shop Shift conference and the festival’s weekend programme at no extra charge. For trade visitors and exhibitors at ITB Berlin admission is free on all days of the event. About the Berlin Travel Festival The Berlin Travel Festival is a unique format that opens up new perspectives for curious adventurers. Organised by I LOVE TRAVEL GmbH in partnership with ITB Berlin, the three-day festival brings together people, stories, products and brands and focuses on a socially and ecologically responsible approach to future travel planning. Berlin Travel Festival / Press contact details Information, images and interview requests: Anja Voparil firstname.lastname@example.org +49 170 542 4859 Kathrin Willhöft email@example.com +49 170 479 0535 For more information on the Berlin Travel Festival please visit: www.berlintravelfestival.com . About ITB Berlin and the ITB Berlin Convention ITB Berlin 2019 will be taking place from Wednesday, 6 to Sunday, 10 March, and from Wednesday to Friday will be open to trade visitors only. ITB Berlin is the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show. In 2018 a total of 10,000 companies and organisations from 186 countries exhibited their products and services to around 170,000 visitors, including 110.000 trade visitors. Parallel with the show the ITB Berlin Convention, the largest event of its kind, will be held from Wednesday, 6 to Saturday, 9 March 2019. Admission to the ITB Berlin Convention is free for trade visitors and exhibitors. For more information please visit www.itb-berlin.com , www.itb-convention.com and the ITB Social Media Newsroom . You may obtain your accreditation for ITB Berlin 2019 online at www.itb-berlin.com/Press/Accreditation/ . Join the ITB Press Network at www.linkedin.com . Become a fan of ITB Berlin at www.facebook.com/ITBBerlin . Follow ITB Berlin on www.twitter.com/ITB_Berlin . Get the latest updates from the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/en . You can find press releases on the internet at www.itb-berlin.com under the section heading Press / Press Releases. Make use of our information service and subscribe to our RSS feeds .