UK News Federal Foreign Office sets up crisis team after kidnapping Germans in Iraq
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© JOHN MACDOUGALL After the legal failure of the referendum against rent increases in Bavaria, the demands for a political decision valid throughout Germany become louder. After the legal failure of the referendum against rent increases in Bavaria, the demands for a political decision valid throughout Germany become louder.
After the kidnapping of a German woman in Baghdad, the Federal Foreign Office convened a crisis team. The Federal Foreign Office has started to look into the case in order to "find a solution that could secure the person concerned and their well-being," said Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) on a visit to Greece on Tuesday. He did not want to comment further on the case.
According to information from Iraqi security circles, the German Hella Mewis was dragged into a car and kidnapped on Monday evening in front of her office in the center of the Iraqi capital. The kidnapping on the street occurred near a police station, but the police did not intervene. The Iraqi Ministry of the Interior also formed a special staff with intelligence and crime experts to investigate the case, a spokesman said. Foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq in recent months.
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"A political punishment for Germany and the Chancellor" .
Berlin. Former Federal Secretary of State and current chairman of the Atlantic Bridge, Sigmar Gabriel, in an interview about the announced withdrawal of US troops from Germany. © Britta Pedersen The former Federal Foreign Minister and today's chairman of the Atlantic Bridge, Sigmar Gabriel (archive photo). Sigmar Gabriel is immediately at the trouble spots of this world.