In Rouen, a man wanted to set fire to a synagogue. He was armed with a knife and an iron bar.

In Rouen, France, police shot and killed a man who tried to set fire to the synagogue there. Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced this via X on Friday. “In Rouen, early in the morning, the National Police neutralized an armed person who apparently wanted to set fire to the city’s synagogue.” He congratulated the police officers on their courage and ability to respond, he wrote.

According to reports from the broadcaster franceinfo, the police were called early in the morning because smoke was rising from the synagogue in the Normandy city. When the officers arrived, they discovered a man armed with a knife and an iron bar walking towards them. One of the police officers then fired a shot. No further information was immediately available.

The AfD politician Björn Höcke was sentenced to a fine of €13,000 by the Halle regional court for using a banned Nazi slogan. Political expert Jürgen W. Falter doubts whether the verdict actually has the expected and desired effect.

“Steamroller”, “full post”, “train station alcoholic”: Such insults and insults are increasingly going too far for Green politicians like Annalena Baerbock and Robert Habeck. There is a hail of green criminal charges – with moderate success.