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Raids on the objects started at 6 a.m. on Thursday. Police believe the smugglers gang they cracked down on owned some 700 weapons. Many of the police officers involved were sent to Berlin's Spandau quarter, where more than one location was raided.
The intelligence authorities in several European Union member states believe the Iranians planned attacks in Europe, and even implemented some of them. In Belgium, a couple was arrested for planning a bomb plot against an exiled Iranian national who lived in Paris.
For women and men who support them, the struggle continues. Equal pay is a subject Germany discusses on a regular basis, since it still has not been achieved. Discrimination in general has not completely vanished.