Labour Day in Germany: trade unions condemn xenophobia

The Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) condemned xenophobia and right-wing extremism at its traditional Labour Day rally on Sunday in the south-western city of Stuttgart, as violent incidents were reported across the country.

UN chief concerned about Europe's shift towards xenophobia

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday he was concerned that European countries were closing their borders to refugees and that xenophobia was on the rise in the region.

Feminism, xenophobia collide in Germany in Cologne attacks' aftermath

Controversy has erupted among German feminists about how to respond to the Cologne sexual assaults, with previously strident feminists now standing accused of keeping quiet for fear of being tagged as xenophobic. All sides agree that society can't tolerate attacks on women, but there's still a large divide.