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Nov 21 09:31

What the collapse of coalition talks could mean for Germany and Europe

In Germany’s biggest political upset in years, FDP liberals walked out on coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens. So what is Merkel’s next move? We take a look at the possible scenarios.
Is there any hope for the "Jamaica coalition"?
Merkel could suggest a cooling-off period for the four parties - her CDU and their Bavarian allies the CSU, the Greens and the FDP - that have been struggling to form a coalition for more than a month, before inviting them back for a new round of talks.

Yet their differences over immigration, climate and Europe seem irreconcilable. The greatest rift was between the FDP and the Greens, according to the CDU’s Jens Spahn, who told ZDF TV that negotiations between the CDU-CSU and FDP “would have been finished in two weeks”.

Nov 20 16:45

German Government Coalition Talks Stall

After four weeks of talks, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens failed to reach agreement on a so-called Jamaica coalition by Thursday evening. German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel had set the November 16 date as the deadline for the conclusion of exploratory talks. Two months after the federal election, Germany remains without a new government, and it is entirely unclear when one will be established.

Nov 20 12:49

Britain’s Ruling Establishment In Crisis

Barely five months after a general election in the United Kingdom, the government of Prime Minister Theresa May looks doomed. It could fall any day, next week or next month. Within her Conservative Party and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, in other European countries and beyond, speculation is rife that Theresa May’s days in office may be numbered.

Nov 20 09:09

Report Notes Dramatic Increase In Homelessness In Germany

“Whoever has no house now will not build one anymore.” As beautiful as the Rilke poem about the approaching end of the year may sound—for the homeless, the onset of winter is the worst punishment. The Federal Working Group for Homelessness (BAG W) reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany, approximately 860,000.

Nov 20 08:11

Germany: 200 churches damaged and Christian symbols destroyed in Bavaria region

Nov 20 07:54

AfD Leader Urges Chancellor Merkel to Resign as Coalition Talks Collapse

According to the head of Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Gauland, the "time has come" for Angela Merkel to leave the post of the German chancellor, as she "failed" to form a new German coalition government.

This comes as earlier on Monday the German Free Democratic Party (FDP) announced its withdrawal from the coalition talks with the union of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), led by Merkel, and the Greens (prospective 'Jamaica coalition'). The latest set of talks broke up at 4 am local time on Friday, November 17, but the preliminary negotiations on forming a coalition started on October 18. However, disagreements over such issues as migration and climate change have prevented parties from reaching a deal.

Nov 20 07:53

‘Better not to rule than rule badly’: German coalition talks fail, Merkel’s chancellorship at risk

The pro-business Free Democratic Party abruptly announced its exit from three-way talks to form the German government on Sunday, citing a lack of common ground. The setback may see Germany hold new elections, challenging Merkel’s all but secured chancellorship.

The chances for a so-called “Jamaica coalition” of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens have worsened after the FDP slammed the door on exploratory talks late Sunday, with its chairman, Christian Lindner, saying that the party would rather not be in the government than agree with the terms of the proposed coalition accord.

Nov 20 07:52

Euro crashes with Angela Merkel’s fourth term as chancellor in doubt

The European currency plunged to a two-month low against the yen on news that in Germany the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) have pulled out of four-week negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the ecologist Greens.

With the failure to form a new coalition, Merkel’s fourth term as Germany's chancellor is now in doubt. Her party has tried for four weeks to enlist the two smaller parties for her coalition.

Nov 20 07:27

Germany: Spike In Stabbings

"Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public - including for self-defense..."

Nov 19 17:19

BREAKING: End of Angela Merkel? FDP walk out of talks throwing Germany into turmoil

GERMANY is in turmoil after coalition talks to form the next Government collapsed following the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walking out of negotiations.

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), the pro-business FDP and the Green party have been holding coalition talks.

The country has been without a Government for almost two months after the general election on September 24 produced a hung parliament.

The FDP leader, Christian Lindner, said: “The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust.

“It is better not to govern than to govern badly.”

Nov 18 17:28

Germany bans children's smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.

It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons.

Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them.

Nov 18 08:59

Over Half of Bundeswehr's Leopard 2 Tanks Not Operational

At the moment, the Bundeswehr has 244 tanks of this type in service, but only 95 of them are in full combat readiness, the Focus magazine has reported. Meanwhile, 53 tanks are reportedly being upgraded, seven are at test sites, and multiple others cannot be repaired due to lack of spare parts.

Nov 18 08:58

Germany: Spike in Stabbings

Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public — including for self-defense.

A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Police said the man was angry that his wife was using social media.

A "dark-skinned" man (dunklem Teint) drew a knife on a 54-year-old female train conductor when she asked him for his ticket.

Nov 18 08:52

Here's how Germany could end up having a snap election next year

A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.

The inconclusive September 24th general election left Merkel seeking new partners as she attempts to embark on a fourth term.

However a failure of her conservatives to find enough common ground with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the ecologist Greens to embark on formal coalition talks would leave the country in political limbo.

Nov 18 08:23

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Germany following Hariri comments

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Germany.

This move was made in response to comments by German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel suggesting that Saudi Arabia has detained Saad Hariri.

The German foreign ministry quoted Gabriel on its website as telling his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil “Germany stands firmly by Lebanon’s side”. He reportedly added: “Another trouble spot is the last thing that people in the Middle East need now.”

Nov 17 11:40

Germany's homeless population explodes as refugee policy backfires

The latest report published by Germany’s Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless shows the number of people living on the streets has surged by 33 percent in the two years through 2016.
“In 2016 an estimated 52,000 people were living on German streets, an increase of a third on the 39,000 people who were living rough in 2014,” the report says.

Nov 17 11:34

Report Notes Dramatic Increase In Homelessness In Germany

“Whoever has no house now will not build one anymore.” As beautiful as the Rilke poem about the approaching end of the year may sound—for the homeless, the onset of winter is the worst punishment. The Federal Working Group for Homelessness (BAG W) reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany, approximately 860,000.

Nov 17 09:12

Angela Merkel’s future in DOUBT: New election looms as Chancellor fails to form coalition

ANGELA Merkel could lose her grip on power as she missed her own deadline to form a coalition – two months after Germany’s election.

Nov 16 14:41

EU planning to sue Germany over dirty air

Nov 16 14:03

German Secret Service Interferes In Negotiations Over New Government

Germany’s intelligence agency and representatives of the German army have interfered in the negotiations over the formation of the next federal government. They insist on increased military expenditure, a confrontational course towards Russia and ruthless measures against refugees.

Nov 16 07:16

Merkel LIED to Germany! Yanis Varoufakis blasts chancellor with claims over broken banks

ANGELA Merkel lied to Germany about the Greek financial bail-out in a bid to save billions of euros for her country's banks, according to a former Athens finance minister.

Nov 15 09:03

Number of people living on German streets has jumped by a third: report

According to an estimate published by the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless on Wednesday, the number of people living on Germany’s streets has risen by 13,000 in two years.

Nov 15 09:01

Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany.

Nov 15 08:53

German Intelligence Chief Urges West to Prepare for Russia's 'Potential Threat'

German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) chief Bruno Kahl warned Western countries on Tuesday that they should be ready to deter the alleged "Russian threat".

Nov 14 09:14

"Judea Declares War on Germany" (Complete)


Video about the 1933 New York Times (and other newspapers) headline "Judea Declares War on Germany" and accounts of some of the historical events leading up to the start of World War Two

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Nov 14 08:43

Karl Lagerfeld condemns Merkel's open-door migrant policy by saying Germany 'cannot kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place'

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country's borders to migrants.

The 84-year-old German said his country 'cannot - even if there are decades between them - kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place'.

Nov 13 07:30

GERMAN MILITARY DRILLS… AND EU CRACKUP?

What's the story? Well, the German army is wargaming a break up of the European Union in its recent drills

Nov 12 08:08

Syrian Man Arrested for Raping Pony in German Kid's Zoo

Police have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian for allegedly raping a pony at a children's zoo in Berlin; the man's crime was witnessed by shocked visitors who took a photo of the incident and handed it over to the authorities.

Nov 11 08:36

Migrants in Greece Demand ‘Mama Merkel, Open the Doors!’ At German Embassy

Around 150 people, including asylum seekers and pro-migrant activists, called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to “open the doors” and allow more migrants from Greece to come to Germany.

Nov 10 10:27

MERKEL'S BREXIT SHOCK: Germany face £3.8BN BILL to plug hole in EU budget left by UK exit

GERMAN taxpayers will have to plug a £3.8 BILLION hole in the EU budget after Brexit.

Nov 07 08:57

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe', Merkel ally warns

Daniel Günther, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, said in an interview with Bild on Monday that a snap election would be a "catastrophe" for the country.

After a national election on September 24th gave Angela Merkel's Christian Union (CDU/CSU) a victory with a weakened vote share, the Chancellor has been exploring a three-way coalition with the Green party and the Free Democrats (FDP). This coalition formation, nicknamed the Jamaica Coalition, has never before been tried at the national level.

Preliminary talks between the parties have made slow progress, raising the possibility that no deal will be reached and the country will once again be called to the polls.

Coalition negotiations continued into a second round of preliminary talks on Monday, with Angela Merkel meeting other party leaders to try to break the deadlock.

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Merkel pretended to soften her stance in the migrant issue during the campaign to win votes but once the election was over went right back to her hard line open borders agenda. A new election will be worse for Merkel as a result.

Nov 07 08:28

Merkel's nightmare: Germany on BRINK of 2nd election amid coalition deadlock on migrants

ANGELA Merkel’s efforts to form a new government could be dashed as potential coalition partners clash over the country's migrant issue.

Nov 07 08:27

Berlin Politicians Call Special Meeting Over Fears Organized Arab Criminals Have Infiltrated Police Force

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) have called for a special meeting of the Berlin government over allegations that organised Arab criminal gangs have infiltrated the police force.

Members of the conservative CDU, which is headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the libertarian FDP have expressed serious concerns after hearing leaked audio from the Berlin police academy earlier this week.

The audio, which recorded an instructor at the Berlin police academy, contains information that has led many to believe relatives of organized criminals may have become police officers, Die Welt reports.

Nov 06 18:57

War Games: German Army 'prepares for end of EU'

THE German Army has played out a military scenario involving the break up the of European Union (EU) as part of a review of possible security issues facing the country in the future.

In a leaked secret report, seen by the German weekly newspaper Der Spiegel, the Bundeswher played out six potential scenarios by mapping how social trends and international conflicts could affect German security in an “increasingly disorderly” world.

Nov 03 09:53

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Germany's EU bill to soar as Merkel counts cost of life without UK

A bombshell report has revealed Angela Merkel’s nation will have to increase funding to around a third - from €15 billion in 2015 to around €20 billion once the UK leaves.

Nov 02 07:37

Why Medieval Cats Approved of the Plague

From the 12th century onward there were two distinct attitudes to cats. For many people the cat population operated as important rodent-controllers, and every so often a cat would go beyond being a mere working animal and become a welcome pet inside the house. Working cats and house cats were always popular, but now a negative attitude began to run alongside the friendly one. For some people, the cat was now seen as an evil animal, in league with the Devil. For them, the cat needed to be persecuted if Satan and his followers were to be defeated.

In the following century Pope Gregory IX added his voice to the campaign against the evil cat. He was intent on stamping out a sect of Devil-worshippers in Germany who involved black cats in their rituals.
Webmaster addition: This is what allowed the rats whose fleas carryied the Black Plague to run rampant across Europe.

Oct 29 08:01

German SPD Leader Demands New General Election If Merkel Fails to Form Gov't

As Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) suffered its worst defeat in September's parliamentary elections since the World War II, the party's leader Martin Schulz made a decision to go into opposition and focus on internal-party reforms.

Oct 28 11:05

Germany’s left in crisis as voters leave in their DROVES for populist parties

GERMANY’S left-wing parties are facing a major crisis as increasing numbers of voters are turning towards more populist groups after growing tired of liberal immigration policies and a lack of proper leadership.

Oct 25 10:08

German Mainstream Media Calls Migrant Crime Area ‘No-Go Zone’

A new report claims that migrant youth gangs in the Ebertplatz area of Cologne are becoming increasingly violent, leading some to describe the area as turning into a no-go zone.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 14:58

Germany: Full Censorship Now Official

A new German law introducing state censorship on social media platforms came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether or the content is accurate or not. Social media companies receive seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law.

Oct 24 10:01

Merkel in TURMOIL: Leading member of German Chancellor’s OWN party demands she quits

Alexander Mitsch said he wished the CDU had a leader like new Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, as he accused Mrs Merkel of dragging the party to the left.

Mr Mitsch, the leader of a right-wing group within Mrs Merkel’s party, criticised her open-door immigration policy and said “new party leadership” was needed.

He told reporters: “Now after this election debacle, in which the CDU had the worst result since 1949… the party leadership is obviously not ready to correct anything.

Oct 23 08:57

Beached: Germany's Entire Submarine Fleet Out of Action

The entire complement of Germany’s high-tech submarine fleet is out of service, and, to hear the Berlin’s defense minister tell it, it’s not a good thing.

Currently, four of the country's active-duty U-boats — short for 'unterseeboot' or undersea boat, but not to be confused with the thousands of deadly Nazi subs that terrorized the oceans during World War II — are in the process of being serviced in drydock with equipment and communications upgrades, while the two remaining ships of Germany's six U-boat fleet wait their turn.

Berlin's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen — through spokesperson Jens Flosdorff — has observed that the current state of non-readiness in the German submarine flotilla is less than optimal.

Oct 23 08:05

Germany resumes its mission of training Peshmerga militants in Iraq

Berlin has announced that its forces are resuming the advisory mission in northern Iraq.

According to the general command of the German Armed Forces, its units will resume with training of Peshmerga, the military force of the ruling regime in the autonomous Iraqi province of Kurdistan.

On October 16th, the German mission was temporarily suspended, following violent confrontations between the forces loyal to the federal government in Baghdad and Peshmerga in Kirkuk province.

The German mission in northern Iraq began in 2014 with the purpose of training the Peshmerga militants to fight ISIS.

Oct 21 09:49

8 people, including a minor injured in Munich stabbing attack

Several people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as a knife-wielding man attacked people in the German city of Munich.
The perpetrator began assaulting pedestrians indiscriminately early on Saturday near the Rosenheimer station in east of downtown Munich.

Eight pedestrians, including a 12-year-old boy, were stabbed in five nearby locations, Hubertus Andrae, Munich police chief, said at a press-conference. Their injuries suffered were “superficial” and “non-life-threatening,” he added.

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BAN KNIVES!!!!!! :)

Oct 21 09:41

EU anti-trust investigators raid BMW headquarters in Munich

EU anti-trust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said, in a fresh blow to the German car industry already hit by the Dieselgate scandal.

The European Commission, which refused to confirm the company targeted, said it "can confirm that as of October 16, 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany."

The inspection was related to "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices," a statement said.

The commission added that Daimler was cooperating with the commission and could accordingly offer the firm leniency in the case.

"The inspection is linked to complaints against five auto companies that were reported in the media last July," BMW said in a statement that confirmed the raids.

Oct 20 21:06

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? Pat Buchanan

James Burnham called it (Liberalism) in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future.

Oct 20 21:03

“The Lobby” British Style – Philip Giraldi

An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends.

Now that the British account of “The Lobby” has cleared a regulatory hurdle the American version will reportedly soon be released.

Oct 20 05:50

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

On that day, at least 17,000 Jewish prisoners from the Majdanek camp and others who were being used as forced laborers in and around Lublin were shot in ditches just outside the camp. Music was blared from the Majdanek loudspeakers to mask the sound of the executions.
Note: holocau$t lies abound. How do they get away with it.

Oct 19 08:59

Merkel in TURMOIL: Chancellor insists her tactics work as leader QUITS over election

Mrs Merkel’s CDU party had its worst parliamentary election result since 1949 in the September poll, as well as experiencing devastating losses in regional votes.

However the German Chancellor has doubled down, claiming: “I do not see what we should do differently.”

The general secretary of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the CSU, has made equally oblivious comments, claiming the Austrian election results show “that elections can be won right from the middle” - despite huge gains for the right in both Austria and Germany.

Meanwhile the CDU regional president of Saxony has stepped down after especially disastrous local election results.

Oct 18 21:31

Tarred and feathered, lynched in the street and locked up in internment camps: The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War

A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War.

As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered.

Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War.

Oct 18 08:42

Merkel must go! Calls for German Chancellor to be ousted just weeks after election

ANGELA Merkel is facing calls to step down just weeks after she was re-elected German Chancellor over her plans to introduce a Muslim public holiday.

Oct 18 08:18

German news on migrant crime

Oct 18 08:02

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Chancellor Angela Merkel, damaged by poor election results, will from Wednesday seek to forge an unlikely governing coalition from a motley crew of parties that span the political spectrum.

Merkel's conservatives, who won a September 24th vote without a clear majority, will hold exploratory talks with the liberal and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) from 12pm and then the left-leaning and environmentalist Greens from 4.30pm.

To avoid a breakdown that would force new elections, all sides will in coming weeks have to hammer out tough compromises on thorny topics from immigration to EU reform and climate policy.

Oct 18 08:02

Submarine affair's secrets are coming to the surface

Secret meetings in effort to prevent the suspension of the submarine deal, the changes Israel requested that could indicate capability to launch nuclear missiles from the submarines, and Ya'alon's claims Netanyahu pressed him on the patrol boats deal. Yedioth and DIE ZEIT uncover more details of the affair that complicated Israeli-German ties.

Oct 17 05:42

German neo-Nazi convicted of Holocaust denial _ again

A well-known German neo-Nazi has been convicted again of Holocaust denial and sentenced to six months in prison. Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced at a Berlin district court Monday for saying at a January 2016 event in the German capital that the Holocaust didn't take place and that there were no gas chambers at the infamous Auschwitz death camp.
Note: Fact check. There were no homicidal gas chambers but there was a swimming pool, soccer field, orchestras, brothel, theaters.

Oct 16 08:48

GERMAN MEDIA REACHES A NEW LOW IN REPORTING

German media have a “particular” responsibility to finally free themselves of Israeli lobby pressure and talk about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, as would be expected of “genuine” journalism.

Oct 13 12:28

Catalonia: What’s Next? – Justin Raimondo

Spain’s repression has failed.

While the elites are pushing an agenda of centralization, and concentrated power, the worldwide trend is actually going in the opposite direction, toward decentralization and self-determination.

At a time when supra-national bureaucracies and globalist initiatives are being foisted on ordinary people, the Catalan people are rising up and taking their destiny into their own hands.

Oct 13 06:59

Frankfurt's iconic Goethe Tower burns to ground in early morning blaze

It is still unclear whether the cause of the fire was arson but Brückner ruled out an electronic defect as the cause. It is also unknown where on the tower the blaze began, but investigations cannot begin until the fire is completely out.

Oct 13 06:58

German state bans migrants from moving to city after Merkel U-turns on policy

MIGRANTS in Germany will not be allowed to settle in the city of Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, following a decree made by officials.

Oct 10 10:07

British MP Joins Calls for Germany to Pay Billions in Second World War Reparations to Poland

The campaign to force the German government to pay billions – if not trillions – of euros to Poland in damages for the destruction caused during the Second World War has gained a new voice in the form of a British Conservative Member of Parliament.

Oct 09 10:48

The hopelessly corrupt structure of the Eurozone & the Eurogroup

Follow the money. The Eurogroup rules the Eurozone and its 19 member states. The first rule of Eurogroup is: ‘You don’t talk about Eurogroup!’

Part of the problem of criticizing the “pan-European project” is that you have multiple bodies which overlap. And you also have some nations which are part of one, but not another. Or which pay into one body, but abstain from another.

A clear analysis is needed of the most important part of the pan-European project: the Eurozone. The Eurozone is the most important because it controls the money in the world’s largest macro-economy.

Oct 09 09:35

Is Germany as well: Bavaria - to leave or remain the question now?

Do you really think that the Catalans and the Basques in Spain, or the Corsicans in France, will always suffer that they are ruled from Brussels by "tailoring" and taking money? Or imagine, for example, that a German government is at the head of some of the Brussels government? Well, that would smash Europe!
Germany has its equivalents to Catalonia - in the extreme, at least in economic terms. But how likely is the Catalan scenario?

Champions League in Independence: Bayern holds the fist of Barsi

"Should I stay or should I go?" (Whether to leave or to stay) - this verse from the hit of the punk band "Klech" embodies the issue raised in a referendum last week in Catalonia:

"Stay or go?"

Ninety percent of Catalans voted for secession from Spain. The Spanish Government does not recognize the results of the vote. Can a similar referendum be held in Germany?

Oct 09 08:58

Merkel finally agrees to 'refugee cap' after tricky summit with Bavarian ally

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Sunday to limit Germany's refugee intake in a bid to unite her conservative camp ahead of tough coalition talks to form a new government.

Oct 09 08:56

Railfan captures pictures of US tanks crossing Germany by the trainload: officials are saying nothing

Reichenbach: A train laden with tanks rolled through the Vogtland in the direction of Dresden or Leipzig on Thursday between 9 and 10 o'clock.

Though news of conspicuous train movements usually get around among the railfans and hobby photographers along the route, it was different this time.

The homeland researcher and author Gero Fehlhauer was out for a stroll and accidentally witnessed the train's entrance to Reichenbach and photographed it with his cellphone.
Fehlhauer wondered that he wasn't running into the usual railfans. "Perhaps the tank train was unpublished this time," he says.

Oct 09 08:40

Hamburg: Pensioners being driven out of their homes by islamic asylum seekers

Oct 09 08:14

‘World will change’: Trump likely to pull out of Iran nuclear deal next week – German FM

Germany’s foreign minister has expressed concern that US President Donald Trump is “likely to quit” the Iranian nuclear deal next week. Germany along with other EU states has been a staunch supporter of the agreement brokered by Barack Obama’s administration.

Breaking the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a great concern to Germany as it brings new risks to international security and effectively would change the world, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday.

Oct 07 07:32

German 'Catalonia'? Prospects of Independence Referendum Scenario in Bavaria

If Catalonia secedes from Spain, it could be a precedent for similar developments in Germany, chairman of the Bavarian Party, Florian Weber, said, commenting on experts' recent assumptions that the Catalan scenario may result in the spread of pro-independence aspirations among other EU member states.

Oct 07 07:31

Merkel's Bavarian allies insist on conservative unity before coalition talks

The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has said her conservative bloc must agree policies on immigration, pensions and healthcare before opening coalition negotiations with two other parties.

Oct 05 06:14

'We Don't Like Islamic Invasion': The Leader of Germany's Rising Right Speaks Out

Fresh off his election success, Alexander Gauland discusses refugees, German identity, and the legacy of the Nazis.

Oct 04 08:58

German President Says Country Divided by 'Walls' of Misunderstanding

The president explained that he was talking about the walls between "city and country, online and offline, poor and rich, old and young, walls, behind which one hardly knows anything about the other."

Oct 04 08:18

Angela Merkel facing hostile takeover as right-wing supporters plot to take control of CDU

ANGELA Merkel is facing a hostile takeover as right-wing politicians plot to take control of her party after disappointing election results.

Oct 03 07:58

Failed asylum seeker on trial for rape calls victim ‘prostitute’ in German court

A failed asylum seeker accused of raping a girl in front of her own boyfriend at a German nature reserve has lashed out in court, calling the alleged victim a "prostitute."

The defendant, identified as 31-year-old 'Eric X' from Ghana, is charged with aggravated rape and predatory blackmail.

Oct 03 07:53

'Emperor' Macron exploiting Merkel's election shock to become next EU leader

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has abused Angela Merkel’s underwhelming election result by pushing for France to lead a European Empire, a Paris-based journalist has claimed.

Sep 30 08:19

Why US, EU Falsify Memory of Russia's Role in Defeating Nazi Germany

The genuine history of World War II has fallen prey to numerous falsifications aimed at downplaying and erasing the predominate role of the Red Army in destroying Nazi Germany from people's memories, Michael Jabara Carley, a professor of history at the Université de Montréal and the author of "Silent Conflict: A Hidden History of Early Soviet-Western Relations," told Sputnik.

Sep 29 09:44

Police start manhunt for man suspected of poisoning baby food in supermarkets

An unknown person poisoned food in supermarkets in the south German town of Friedrichshafen after trying to blackmail supermarkets, police said on Thursday. The tainted products included baby foods.

Sep 29 09:21

Schauble Out as German FinMin Paves the Way for Lifting Russian Sanctions

The news hit the wire this morning that the first casualty of Sunday’s German elections is Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble. Coalition talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel and both the Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens led to this.

Merkel’s weak showing forced this change. Christian Lidner, head of the FDP, has been angling for the finance minister job during this entire election season. He has also, along with former SDP head and current Finance Minister Sigmar Gabriel, been an outspoken advocate of normalization of relations with Russia.

“We have to get out of the dead-end sitution,” Lindner told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain. “To break a taboo, I fear that we must see the Crimea as a permanent provisional arrangement, at least for now.”

Sep 29 03:19

Germany investigating 2 former SS death squad members

BERLIN – Two suspected members of Adolf Hitler's mobile "Einsatzgruppen" death squads identified by the Simon Wiesenthal Center have been tracked down by German reporters but deny participating in wartime massacres.
One suspect, 94-year-old Kurt Gosdek, told broadcaster ARD's Politikmagazin Kontraste program that he was part of a special SS unit in Einsatzgruppe C in Ukraine in 1941, but had worked behind the lines repairing vehicles.
Herbert Wahler, 95, confirmed that his name was on the Einsatzgruppen roster, but refused other comment
Note: Every time this holocau$t propaganda is promoted Israel is about to attack somewhere.

Sep 28 09:37

Top Greens politician says Germany would be boring without Islam, uses Yazidis fleeing Islam in campaign poster…….

You can’t make this crap up even if you tried.

According to Göring-Eckardt, the demands of the AfD on a ban on foreign-funded mosques and the statement that Islam is not part of Germany, “Of course, Islam belongs to Germany, and of course Muslims belong to Germany. And I think, we can be quite happy about it. And I think we can be very happy about that. It would be very boring if we had only to deal with us. “

Sep 28 02:55

How to Bring Down the Elephant in the Room

First, a painful, but needed, clarification:

Basement crazies. Neocons. Zionists. Israel Lobbyists. Judaics. Jews. Somewhere along this list we bump into the proverbial “elephant in the room”. For some this bumping will happen earlier in the list, for others a little later down the list, but the list will be more or less the same for everybody. Proper etiquette, atleast in the West, would want to make us run away from this topic. I won’t. Why? Well, for one thing I am constantly accused of not discussing this elephant. Furthermore, I am afraid that the role this elephant is playing is particularly toxic right now. So let me try to deal with this beast, but first I have to begin with some caveats.

Sep 28 02:51

Very Dangerous Escalation in Syria

By now many of you must have heard the news: a Russian Lieutenant-General, Valery Asapov, and two Colonels have been killed in what appears to be a very precisely targeted mortar attack. Just as in the case of the Russian military police unit recently attacked near Deir ez-Zor, the Russians are accusing the Americans of being behind this attack. To make things even worse, the Russians are now also officially accusing the Americans of actively collaborating with ISIS:

Sep 27 07:35

Merkel's Position Shaky, While AfD Rise 'Is Return to European Norms'

Angela Merkel's CDU has emerged as the biggest party in the Bundeswahl, tainted however by a collapsing vote share and the rise of Alternative for Germany (AfD). Experts have told Sputnik she may not have many days as Chancellor left as a result, while the AfD may prove of service to German political culture.

Sep 27 07:21

German court jails Syrian refugee over UN kidnapping

A German court on Wednesday sentenced a Syrian refugee to three-and-a-half years in prison over the kidnapping of a UN peacekeeper, finding him guilty of complicity in a war crime.

Twenty-six-year-old Suliman al-S. was arrested in January 2016, becoming the first asylum seeker in Germany to face charges over alleged war crimes committed in Syria.

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