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May 09 08:10

Europeans Warn US Not to Block Them From Staying in Iran Deal

Britain, France, and Germany have issued statements following President Trump’s withdrawal from the P5+1 nuclear deal, warning the US that they must “avoid taking action which obstructs” the rest of the signatories from continuing with the deal.

Iran plans to stay in the deal, as do the other P4+1 nations. This involves substantial sanction relief for Iran and allowing Western businesses to trade with Iran. Though the US never really complied with this, European nations have tried to allow such deals, and don’t want the US to stop them.

May 09 07:40

‘Russia’s role in WWII has been distorted by Anglo-American media’

New RT documentary "Remembrance" examines the revisionist narratives about World War II that have muddied the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany, and obscured the sacrifices made by its people.

“I think World War II has been distorted incredibly by the Anglo-American media, and that’s because they wanted to diminish the role of Russia and Stalin who actually defeated Hitler, you know. It wasn’t the United States and Britain that defeated him, it was really Stalin,” says Dan Henderson, a US journalist.

May 09 07:27

'Wind down operations NOW!' US orders Merkel to stop German firms working in Iran

Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, told Berlin to “wind down operations immediately” in the hours after the US President pulled his nation out of the agreement.

His comments are set to ruffle the feathers of Germany, where its Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed “regret and concern” over Mr Trump’s decision.

Mr Grenell tweeted: “As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy.

“German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.”

May 09 07:06

Auf Wiedersehen Google! Berlin demands tech giant LEAVE Germany

Locals in Kreuzberg, Berlin, are waging a campaign to prevent Google from setting up shop in their home after the corporation announced plans in September 2017 to build their seventh worldwide campus there.

One message scrawled on a wall said: “F**k off Google.”

This comes as a French digital rights campaigner living in Berlin - and working under the pseudonym Larry Pageblank - has set up an English-language website called ‘F**k Off Google’ to ward the corporation off his adopted home.

The local anarchist bookshop, Kalabal!k, also holds ‘Anti-Google Cafe’ sessions twice a month and has begun distributing a newspaper called ‘Sh*tstorm: Against Google, Displacement and Tech Dominance.’

May 08 09:41

Germany reports a rise in 'imported anti-Semitic crimes' - attacks on Jews committed by migrants - as it releases annual crime stats

Germany has seen an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the past year, annual crime stats released today reveal.

Despite seeing an overall drop in hate crimes and other criminal activity in 2017, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer noted the increase in attacks on Jews, in particular by non-German perpetrators..

May 08 09:09

Merkel on the brink? German ministers to REJECT plot to prop up Eurozone

Germany and France are at odds over the centralisation of Eurozone finances with Emmanuel Macron calling for greater integration with a Eurozone budget and Eurozone finance minister - paving the way for the potential pooling of Eurozone debt.

But critics in the EU's economic powerhouse Germany are planning to reject the removal of national parliamentary controls on the fiscal policy pursestrings of national spending.

The appeal of such a policy is untested on Eurozone voters who are largely sceptical of what Mr Macron describes as, greater “convergence in the Eurozone” delivered through a “road map to banking union”.

May 07 10:47

'Nazi grandma' on the run after failing to start 2-year prison term for Holocaust denial

An arrest warrant for an 89-year-old woman, who failed to show up to begin her two-year prison sentence for “inciting the German people to holocaust denial,” was issued by German authorities on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

She has been arrested, but I posted this so you could read the comments.

May 07 09:54

France, UK, Germany to Stick to Iran Deal Irrespective of US Decision

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement, assuring that the EU would maintain the Iran nuclear deal, calling it the best way to avoid nuclear proliferation.

"We are determined to save this deal because this accord safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is the right way to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Berlin.

The corresponding position has been voiced by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas:

"We continue to believe that this agreement makes the world safer and without this agreement, the world would be less safe," Maas stated during a joint news conference with his French counterpart, adding that "a failure would result in an escalation."

May 07 09:52

Israeli flags denigrated on German streets

Against the backdrop of recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, the popular tabloid Bild decided a week ago to hang Israeli flags in different locations throughout the country to—with the aid of hidden cameras—examine how they will be treated.

"The results of the test were shocking," the paper wrote, noting most flags were either taken down, torn to shreds, stepped on, lit on fire or thrown in the trash.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Once again the media tries to claim that criticism of the government of Israel represents hatred of all Jews.

May 07 09:00

Germany has a 'massive problem' that has reportedly knocked almost all of its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets out of commission

The German air force is dealing with a "massive problem" that has left all but four of its 128 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets unavailable for combat missions, according to a May 2 report by German news outlet Spiegel.

German engineers are worried about the jets' DASS defense system, which warns pilots of potential attack, because of cooling liquid seen leaking from the wingtip pod that contains sensors. The problem appeared about six months ago.

The problem centers on a specific component, called a "grease nipple," that is part of the system that cools the wingtip pods. Technicians were able to replace the malfunctioning pods, according to Spiegel, but supplies of the component are limited because the primary supplier needs to be recertified after a change in its ownership.

May 07 08:49

HOLOHOAX HEROINE ON THE RUN

German great-grandmother Ursula Haverbeck (89) achieved international respect and acclaim for her relentless investigations into holocaust related fraud. The German regime, which is heavily implicated in the swindle, sentenced the courageous sleuth to two years for questioning the Allied account of conditions in WWII internment camps.

May 06 08:16

Karl Marx Was Rothschilds' Third Cousin

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883), was a 19th century Jewish political ideologue who presented himself to the world as a journalist and economist. He is best known for subverting the nascent Socialist movement, likely as an agent of his cousin Rothschild; and on instructions from his mentor Moses Hess, creating a supposedly "scientific" theory known as Marxism.

Marx came from a long line of Jewish rabbis. He lived in Dean Street, London in squalor. He used to visit the Red Lion Pub at Great Windmill Street, Soho where he and Friedrich Engels were asked to write what became the Communist Manifesto. His best known work is the book Das Kapital, which fails to mention that money is printed out of thin air and by his cousins, the Rothschilds.

May 05 10:38

IN DEPTH: Germany’s Anti-War Movement – Then And Now

On March 22, 1983 approximately 1.3 Million people were protesting across Germany in all major cities. People holding each others hands and thereby forming sometimes 100km-long chains between cities, were impressively making the point that the majority of the German people was rejecting the NATO policy of putting Germany at the forefront of their ‘Nuclear Game of Chicken’.

May 05 10:37

Donald Trump doesn't take Britain, France or Germany seriously

Barack Obama wasn't very interested in Europe. Something which was made clear in 2010, when he didn't even show up for an EU-US summit in Madrid. Instead, at least in the early part of his presidency, Obama focused on Asia. Leaving the old continent to dwell on its diminished importance in Washington.

Yet, despite this snub, Obama generally went through the motions and treated its leaders with respect. Indeed, he belatedly realized that the likes of Angela Merkel and David Cameron were liberal bedfellows useful for his issues-driven presidency. Nevertheless, there's a lingering feeling that the Democrat darling never really got Europe.

By contrast, his successor Trump, with his family roots in Germany and Scotland, arguably understands the place better than any US president since John F. Kennedy. He's married into both Czechia and Slovenia and spent decades crisscrossing the continent, pursing business deals from County Clare in Ireland to the Russian capital of Moscow.

May 04 08:52

More than 56 per cent of crimes in German town are committed by asylum seekers

Regional police statistics show that 56.9 per cent of crime in the German town Sigmaringen was committed by asylum seekers last year. The figures reflect ‘real crimes’ as offences of breaking migration laws were excluded, newspaper Schwäbische reports.

Crime, especially drug-related crimes (+69.6%) and shoplifting (+44.8%), has risen sharply due to migrant criminality. But other more serious crimes increased significantly, as well, such as street crimes (+33.5%), assault (+39.5%) and sexual offences (+14.7%).

May 03 08:53

Migrants 'issue ultimatum & forcefully prevent' German police from deporting failed asylum seeker

German police have been forced to release a failed asylum seeker they were due to deport after being confronted by an angry mob of migrants. The officers caved in to the crowd's demands and fled to avoid a "dangerous escalation."

The incident took place in the town of Ellwangen in southern Germany overnight into Monday when a group of police officers arrived at a local refugee reception center. They were due to find and deport a Togolese man, 23, the Aalen police department said in a statement on Wednesday.

The officers had already detained the man and put him into a police car, when a crowd of about 50 people, who were living in the reception center, demanded the Togolese national be released "in an aggressive and threatening manner."

May 02 11:40

German Toddler beheaded by Islamist 12.04.2018 in Hamburg

A 33-year-old suspect from Niger, Mourtala Madou (https://www.facebook.com/madou.mourtala), beheaded, his little daughter in front of many people and another child of the wife on Thursday morning April 12, 2018.

The one-year-old child died at the scene. Although the 34-year-old mother was reanimated, but died because of her injuries in the hospital a short time later. She is leaving four more children.

The murder suspect has a facebook account showing photos with guns and underaged druged girls.

May 02 08:07

Only 4 of Germany’s 128 Eurofighter Typhoon jets ‘ready for combat’ – report

Just four out of 128 Eurofighter jets operated by the German Air Force are ready to fly real combat missions due to dysfunctional self-defense systems and lack of air-to-air missiles, Spiegel magazine has revealed.

May 01 10:11

'Polite Refusal': Why the Trump-Merkel Talks Yielded No Breakthrough

Talks between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up late last week; a contributor to Sputnik takes a closer look into the negotiations, which he believes could hardly be described as a diplomatic feast, from Trump's perspective.

"Donald Trump's meeting with Angela Merkel came under the slogan 'Don't give Trump a thing', something that was confirmed by the disappointed tone of US media," Sputnik contributor Ivan Danilov wrote in his commentary.

According to him, from a pragmatic point of view, Trump needed to get a slew of concessions from Merkel, namely, her go-ahead for new anti-Iranian sanctions, an increase in Germany's financial contributions to the NATO budget and support for Washington's trade war with China.

Apr 29 09:49

Bundeswehr 'Confidence' in Government 'Dangerously Undermined' – Sen. Officer

The German army needs increased funding, otherwise the modernization program started by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen could fail, Die Welt newspaper wrote, citing head of the German Bundeswehr Association Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner.

Germany's defense budget should grow by 15 billion euros by 2021, or the country might face "unforeseen consequences in the field of state security," André Wüstner, a Bundeswehr representative, warned.

According to the official, without additional financial resources, the German army won't be able to update its infrastructure and weapons.

Apr 28 10:31

Trump and Merkel Meet in Washington With Kisses, Part With Several Disagreements

Despite smiles and handshakes, the meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel as well as the following press conference exposed contention regarding some of the most pressing international issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and trade relations.

Apr 28 10:06

AIRBUS TO GERMANY: DON’T BUY THE F-35

The CEO of Airbus Defense urged Europe to keep its military independence and warned Germany not to procure F-35s from the US, arguing it would kill the Franco-German effort to build their own fifth-generation jet.
“As soon as Germany becomes an F-35 nation, cooperation on all combat aircraft issues with France is dead,” Dirk Hoke, the CEO of Airbus Defense and Space at Airbus Group, told Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

“Europe needs to define its sovereignty more clearly and state that we need to remain independent in defense and space,” Hoke said, referring to the joint Franco-German project to develop a fifth-generation fighter, according to the newspaper.

France and Germany unveiled plans to develop a next-generation European fighter jet in July of last year. While little is known about the new plane’s layout and features, it is understood the jet would replace the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon, rival fourth-generation jets that compete on international markets.

Apr 28 10:05

Germany's SPD Party Out of Touch With Defense Issues - AfD speaker

The politicians of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, have "lost professionalism" on defense issues, while Germany needs to respect its engagements within NATO, Jens Kestner, the defense spokesman for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told Sputnik.

German media reported earlier this week that the country's government was planning to supply the German Armed Forces with new weapons. German parliament's military commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels said in February that the budget cuts led to German armed forces seriously lacking both in personnel and in equipment, with the latter often outdated or not even fully operational.

"Basically, we consider that the SPD politicians in the coalition are not sufficiently familiar with military matters. They touch the surface but have lost the professionalism in defense issues that existed in the days of late Chancellor Helmut Schmidt," Kestner said.

Apr 28 10:05

AfD Calls on German Government to Stop 'Making Workers Bleed' Via High Taxes

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has repeatedly criticized the German government’s stances on immigration, foreign affairs, defense spending, among other matters, calling for drastic policy shifts.

AfD politician and member of the Bundestag, Kay Gottschalk, lambasted Berlin’s economic policy, especially taxation, on Friday, in light of a report which ranked Germany as one of the highest leviers of income tax in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on single-earners.

Data in the report revealed that single-earners in Germany pay an income tax rate of 39.5 percent, 14 percent above the OECD average of 25.5 percent.

Apr 27 15:36

Existing Iran deal 'not sufficient' to curb nuclear program - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the existing deal with Iran was not sufficient to curb its nuclear program, while Tehran’s influence must be contained.

“We are of the opinion that the JCPOA is the first step that has contributed to slowing down their activities in this particular respect, that also established a better verification and monitoring process. But we also think, from the German perspective, that this is not sufficient in order to see the Iranian ambitions curbed and contained,” Merkel said, adding that Tehran’s “geopolitical influence in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq” must be countered.

Apr 27 09:37

Outrage over college workshop teaching women how to masturbate at German university where students are required to bring along a towel, lubricant and a hand mirror

A row has broken out among students at a German university over a masturbation workshop for women.

The event is being held by a group of students at the University of Bielefeld and aims at introducing women to masturbation.

The course has a theoretical and a practical part in which various techniques will be tested with participants urged to bring along a hand mirror, towel and lubricant, Welt reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

College is certainly different than when I attended!!!

Apr 26 10:41

'I'm Very Optimistic': German Diplomat on Possible Moscow-Berlin Rapprochement

Germany's former ambassador to Poland and India, Frank Elbe, has recently sparked vivid debate after writing an article in which he spoke about the need for diplomatic rapprochement with Russia. In an interview with Sputnik, the diplomat expressed his opinion on ties between the West and Moscow and prospects for improvement in their relations.

A low point in relations between Moscow and European countries may have a positive effect and bring about new initiatives, Germany's ex-ambassador Frank Elbe argued.

"I'm very optimistic. […] I very much hope that during his visit to Russia, Macron will clearly identify his and Mrs. Merkel's common positions regarding the need to resume positive cooperation with Russia," the diplomat told Sputnik.

Apr 26 07:56

Germany: Migrant Crisis Delusions

"A report commissioned by the German government found that newly-arrived asylum seekers were behind more than 90% percent of the increase in violent crimes in the state of Lower Saxony."

Apr 25 09:01

Bavaria Orders Crosses on All Government Buildings, Asserts ‘Cultural Identity’

Bavaria’s conservative government is ordering Christian crosses to be placed at the entrance of all state administrative buildings.

The regional government says the crosses shouldn’t be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state’s “cultural identity and Christian-western influence.”

Apr 25 08:35

Tehran, Watch Out: German Analyst Warns of Potential US Attack on Iran

A potential military intervention by Washington would destabilize the region and lead to new refugee inflows that would again affect European countries the most, German political analyst Josef Braml said in an interview with Sputnik.

If National Security Advisor John Bolton manages to work his way forward with his harsh rhetoric, Washington is likely to take military action against Iran, political scientist and expert on transatlantic relations with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) Josef Braml said in an interview with Sputnik.

"I have had in mind that the second supporter of Assad — not only Russia, but also Iran — would be punished more directly," Braml stated.

Apr 24 16:31

Hundreds of angry Amazon workers protest in Germany about their working conditions outside an event where founder Jeff Bezos is getting an award

'We have a worldwide problem, a boss who wants to impose American working conditions on the world,' said Frank Bsirske, head of the Verdi union representing Amazon workers.

'It's like going back to the 19th century.'

Andreas Nahles, head of the Social Democrats that are in coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Bezos 'didn't deserve any prize', pointing to working conditions at Amazon sites in Germany.

Apr 24 14:01

German Press Says US Kneecapped Itself With Its Sanctions On Russian Aluminum

The US sanctions against aluminum producer Rusal seem to be a shot in their own knees: After the US government found that the price of aluminum went up as a result of uncertainty about the future of Rusal, US companies, and the massively hit western allies, the government in Washington backpedaled on Monday. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement: “Rusal has felt the impact of US sanctions for its involvement with Oleg Deripaska, but the US government is not targeting the hard-working people who depend on Rusal and its affiliates. Rusal approached us to request removal from the list. Given the impact on our partners and allies, we have decided to postpone the resolution and dismantling phase while reviewing the request from Russia." Speculators who had anticipated the collapse of the US were also able to make a cut: Rusal’s shares rose 15 percent to 26.39 rubles, during trading on the Moscow exchange on Monday. according to a statement by the US Treasury...

Apr 24 13:45

Silk Road To Germany: New Molotov-Ribbentrop-Mao Pact (By Jim Jones)

To understand what is happening, one needs to step back in time and follow the leads that have been given by the various players. The players in this game of world one-upmanship chess are; Germany, Russia and China. It would be easy to say that three more unlikely bed mates would be harder to find; at first superficial glance this may well be so. Germany and Russia hardly have had the best of relationships over the last 200 years and China may well be perceived as a major threat to Russia in the Far East. But if we examine the strategic benefits of such an alliance, we see major benefits to the parties...

Apr 24 09:54

Germany Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a public statement assuring that the country will not relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Her comments were made during an interview with Israeli TV on Sunday, maintaining Germany’s official rejection of a unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We have to work for the two-state solution, and, according to that, the status of Jerusalem should be clarified.” Merkel said.

Apr 24 09:51

Germany's Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack "Most Likely Staged"

A senior correspondent for German state media broadcast ZDF heute stunned his European audience during a report from on the ground in Syria when he gave a straightforward and honest account of his findings while investigating what happened in Douma. The veteran reporter, Uli Gack, interviewed multiple eyewitnesses of the April 7 alleged chemical attack and concluded of the testimonials, "the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced."

It appears that all local Syrians encountered by the German public broadcast reporter were immediately dismissive of the widespread allegation that the Syrian government gassed civilians, which the US, UK, France, and Israel used a pretext for launching missile strikes on Damascus.

Apr 24 09:31

GERMAN CEO: ISRAEL SHOULD NO LONGER RELY ON GERMANY FOR ITS EXISTENCE

In an eye-popping commentary in the Die Welt newspaper last week, Mathias Döpfner, the pro-Israel CEO of the Axel Springer media conglomerate in Berlin, wrote that the Jewish state should no longer depend on Germany if it is attacked and its existence is on the line.

Döpfner wrote that in the past, he would answer “Yes” to the inevitable question while visiting Israel about whether Germany would send weapons and soldiers if the Jewish state faced attacks that threatened its survival. However, over the last few years, he has started to hesitate. “Today, I would say: ‘Better to not rely on us,’” wrote Döpfner.

Apr 24 07:44

German Gov’t Wants to Support US More, But Germans Are Against War – MP

An independent German parliamentary report has established that the joint attack by the US, UK and France on Syria violated international law. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Alexander Neu, a member of the German Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party.

Apr 24 07:35

Germany attacks Macron for having NO IDEAS to boost eurozone - ‘this could get messy’

EMMANUEL Macron’s time as the European Union’s golden boy has well and truly passed with even Germany losing patience with the struggling French president.

Apr 23 17:57

Crisis-hit German army to spend millions on weapons & hardware - report

The German army is reportedly planning to spend millions on brand new rocket launchers, drones, helicopters and cargo aircraft to bridge gaps in its arsenal as the US pressures Berlin to do more for defense.

Germany’s Defense Ministry plans to purchase 18 items each costing more than €25 million (US$30 million), according to Handelsblatt and Bild. The list is, however, “preliminary” and may be altered, depending on the budget for 2018. It includes a number of MARS multiple launch rocket systems, seven rescue helicopters and six US-made C-130J Hercules cargo planes, Bild reported.

Apr 23 10:33

French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal

President Trump faces a European double bill this week as a crucial deadline looms for a decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.

"I don't have any Plan B for nuclear [protections] against Iran," Macron said Sunday on Fox News. "Let's preserve the framework because it is better than a sort of North Korea-type situation."

Iran's foreign minister made the point more dramatically, warning that if Trump quits the 2015 accord, Tehran may respond by relaunching and intensifying its now-blocked nuclear program.

Apr 23 09:44

German MPs want Moscow back in G8, say peace in Europe possible ‘only with Russia’

The West should resume meaningful dialog with Moscow on all major international issues, and Russia should be invited to return to the G7, German opposition lawmakers say.

“If the West seriously intends to engage in a constructive dialog with Russia, it would be the right moment to do it now,” the head of the parliamentary faction of the Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, told DPA news agency. She added that the G7 group should once again become the G8.

Apr 23 09:43

‘Whole story was staged’: Germany's ZDF reporter says Douma incident was false flag attack

The alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged by local militants, who tried to frame it as a Syrian Army strike, a German TV correspondent, who travelled to Damascus, has said publicly, citing local witnesses.

“People told us in a very convincing manner that this whole story was staged,” Uli Gack, a reporter with the German ZDF public broadcaster, said (referring to the alleged Douma chemical attack) while he spoke live on ZDF Heute (‘Today’) show on Satuday.

Gack had travelled to Syria and visited one of the refugee camps near Damascus, where “some 20,000 people from Eastern Ghouta and particularly from Douma” were living.

The scene of the attack, which allegedly took place on April 7, was in fact the “command post” of a local Islamist group, the reporter said, citing the witnesses he was able to speak to at the refugee camp.

Apr 23 08:25

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, she said: "We are also ready to create a joint deposit insurance system in perhaps not the immediate, but more distant future.

“We do want liability and risks to be kept together.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the attitude in Germany (as it is in the US) is "Fuck the people to save the banks!"

Apr 21 09:41

German Parliament Lawyers Brand US-Led Airstrike on Syria Illegal

According to lawyers of the Bundestag, the missile attack by the US-UK-France coalition, supported by the German Government, violates international law. The grounds that the strike was a retaliatory measure following an alleged chemical attack were dismissed as “not convincing.”

The law experts of the German Parliament denounced the legal grounds for the US-led missile attack on Syria in a report requested by the left-wing party Die Linke.

"The deployment of military force against a state to punish it for breaking an international convention is a violation of the international law prohibiting violence," reads the report, as cited by the German Press agency DPA.

Apr 21 09:23

Germany to accept 10,000 refugees from North Africa and Middle East in EU programme

GERMANY is set to welcome 10,000 refugees from North Africa and the Middle East after Berlin made a commitment to play a major role in the EU’s latest resettlement programme.

Apr 21 09:05

Trump not Putin is greater threat to world peace – German poll

More than 90 percent of Germans want better relations with Russia, while more than three-quarters think US President Donald Trump represents a greater threat to world peace than Vladimir Putin, a new poll says.

Painting Russia as a boogeyman and a threat to the West has been the narrative of both the mainstream media and a number of Western states for some time. Now, a poll conducted by the Forsa Institute on behalf of the Wiese Consult group has revealed a substantial difference between the main narrative in the media and general public opinion.

Apr 20 19:14

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Apr 20 10:09

About 1,500 Rallied in Berlin Against Syria Strikes – Die Linke Party

Approximately 1,500 Germans took to the streets of Berlin on Wednesday to protest against the US-led strikes on Syria and call for an end to war, Alexander Neu, a member of the Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party, which organized the protests, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Germany welcomed the joint actions taken by its US, UK and French allies against Syria on April 14 in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma. The German authorities stressed that this military strike was necessary to support the effectiveness of the international boycott of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. However, Berlin chose to refrain from participating in the military operation itself.

Apr 20 08:42

Germans Want Government to Protect Them From Globalization - Poll

Many Germans are anxious about the long-term implications of global trade integration and want to better protect national firms from foreign competitors.

Some 57 percent of Germans want the country's leadership to be more actively involved in dealing with the hazardous impact of globalization on domestic companies, a survey by the Bertelsmann Foundation showed.

At the same time, 52 percent of Germans believe that the government's efforts in this area are insufficient, the poll revealed.

"Germans want to have globalization with a safety belt," the chairman of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Aart De Geus, said, cited by Deutsche Welle.

Apr 19 10:22

US sanctions to trigger German recession: Merkel seeks special treatment

THE GERMAN government is seeking special treatment from US President Donald Trump over the sanctions imposed on Russia. Angela Merkel has sent her finance minister to Washington DC to beg Donald Trump for the favour as Germany's recession fears mount.

Finance minister Olaf Scholz will ask for a relaxation of the sanctions during his visit to Washington on Friday, while Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to address the issue at a meeting with US President Donald Trump scheduled for the end of this month.

With Germany already facing a slowdown in industrial output, Mrs Merkel will appeal to Mr Trump over potential economic consequences of US trade policy.

Apr 19 08:44

Russia’s Ethnic Germans Start Resettling in Crimea – German Cultural Autonomy

Russia's ethnic Germans have started resettling in Crimea, albeit not in mass numbers, Yury Gempel, the chairman of the Crimean German National and Cultural Autonomy and a member of the Crimean parliament, told Sputnik.

"The process of returning [of Russian ethnic Germans] is underway. One cannot say that it is mass but it is rather stable, with 11-12 families of Russian [ethnic] Germans annually returning from Germany to Crimea for permanent residence. Just recently, we have welcomed one more family. They are currently preparing to settle in Dzhankoy district; they run their own small business," he said.

He added that Russia's ethnic Germans wished to build a settlement in Crimea in a German architectural style with the aim of preserving their culture and traditions.

"I think [the initiative] has good prospects. Moreover, such a project has already been implemented in Kazakhstan," he noted.

Apr 18 09:41

Germany can mediate with Moscow over Syria, foreign minister says

Germany has a special intermediary role allowing it to keep open the window for dialogue with Russia on the Syrian crisis, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Tuesday.

At a Berlin news conference alongside Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland, Maas also said the stalled Syrian peace process would be discussed at the weekend’s Toronto summit of G7 foreign ministers.

“We have to use this moment to get the political process going again,” he said of the meeting, where Russia will not be present. “We also need Russia for this dialogue,” he added, suggesting Germany’s traditionally closer relationship with Russia could help facilitate this.

Apr 18 08:29

Berlin welcomes China move to open some key industrial markets

Germany’s Economy Ministry on Tuesday welcomed a decision by China to open some of its key industrial markets and reduce existing market barriers to foreign investment. “This is a signal in the right direction,” the ministry said in a statement. It added that “now it will depend on whether actions follow words, and if so, how the regulations will be shaped,” Reuters reports. Earlier on Tuesday, Beijing said it would scrap limits on foreign ownership of automotive ventures, and in shipbuilding and aircraft industries in 2018.

Apr 17 10:22

Merkel under fire: Germany RESTRICTS Chancellor’s eurozone reforms in Macron snub

ANGELA Merkel’s joint eurozone reforms with Emmanuel Macron are being restricted by German conservatives in a major blow to the European powers, documents have revealed.

Apr 17 09:44

Assad cannot be part of Syria solution - German minister

The Syrian crisis needs a negotiated solution involving all powers in the region, German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday, adding he could not imagine anyone who had used chemical weapons against his own people to be part of that process.

Apr 16 10:45

GERMANY RAW VIDEO | Massive Protest Against Open Borders

This is NOT a small crowd. Some Germans are waking up...

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Apr 15 17:37

‘We cannot declare Russia, the country and its people, to be an enemy’ – German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier called for ending the demonization of Russia and its people on Sunday. He added that Germany should do more to help de-escalate tensions, given his country's unique history with Russia.

Apr 15 08:36

Germany Calls On Putin And Trump To Work Together

German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russian and America to seek a solution to the conflict in Syria together. “The Great Powers have a great responsibility, the first step must be done by Putin and Trump in relation to these world events,” says Steinmeier.

According to him, if Washington and Moscow “do not find ways to on the Syrian issue together, the chances of improving the situation in Syria will be zero.”

Apr 14 03:53

The Last Days of the Big Lie

The Last Days of the Big Lie is a documentary which debunks the disgusting liars glorified as heroes and victims in the Steven Spielberg produced, Academy Award winning "Holocaust" documentary The Last Days.

Apr 13 10:04

Massaker at Jungfernstieg Station Hamburg / Germany

Eyewitness! A man says in the video: "He cut the baby's head, oh my god." After a man from Niger (80% Islam) slaughtered his German ex-wife and his 1-year-old daughter with a Knife on the platform of the subway station Jungfernstieg in Hamburg.

Apr 13 07:26

The German stance on Syria: Ready to help, but not militarily

Chancellor Angela Merkel has shed some light on Germany's position as tensions flare in Syria. She said Germany stood ready to assist its allies, but that Germany's military would not be involved.

Apr 12 07:29

SYRIAN WAR REPORT – APRIL 12, 2018: RUSSIA STARTS EXERCISES OFF SYRIAN COAST, VOWS RESPONSE TO US STRIKES

The Russian Navy has launched live-fire exercises off the Syrian coast as the US is still preparing for a possible military action against the country’s government.

The Russian exercises will be held from April 11 to April 26, the period when, according to some experts, the US strike will be most likely if the administration of US President Donald Trump decides to attack Syria.

On April 10, Russia’s envoy to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin once again confirming that Russian forces are ready to shoot down missiles and target the launchers in case of an escalation in the war-torn country.

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei, vowed to support the Damascus government against any attack of the US and its allies.

Apr 11 08:00

Former US servicemember arrested after German train station fight turns deadly

A former U.S. servicemember is in jail and under investigation for allegedly punching and killing a German man outside the Kaiserslautern train station last month.

The 33-year-old American was arrested shortly after the March 30 fight. German police have not released his name, his former rank or his branch of service. But they confirmed Tuesday that he is a former member of the U.S. military.

The incident occurred about 5:50 a.m. after the American and a 40-year-old German man began fighting at Guimaraes-Platz by the train station, the police said. The American allegedly punched the German man so hard that he fell to the ground. Emergency medical officials revived the man, but he died later at the hospital, police said.

Witnesses helped police to identify and later arrest the suspect, who appeared to be heavily intoxicated.

Apr 09 10:08

Putin and Merkel confirm their positions on Nord Stream 2 project

"The position of Russia and Germany in respect of implementation of a major mutually beneficial project in the gas sphere, the Nord Stream 2, was confirmed," the press service said. Germany issued all the permits for implementation of this project in the territory of the country by the end of March 2018. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to come into service at the end of 2019. The pipeline is set to run from the Russian coast along the Baltic Sea bed to the German shore. Each of the pipeline’s two stretches will have a capacity of 27.5 bln cubic meters. The new pipeline will double the capacity of the first stretch and will basically follow its route.

Apr 08 07:43

Not Christian Enough for Christian Union? Merkel Faces Coup Within Her Party

A traditionalist branch of the German Christian Democratic Union wants to throw over their longtime leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel. They are to begin with a “conservative manifesto,” demanding a return to Christian values.

The conservative members of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) demanded to change the party course towards a more traditional path from the current CDU leadership, first of all Angela Merkel. The inner-party movement “The Union of Values” outlines their terms in a special “Conservative Manifesto.“ The group is to accept it during an all-country meeting of the movement on April 7. The union within the party insists on returning to policies in accordance with Christian beliefs and giving up centrist guidelines.

The spirit of the manifesto can be felt from the demands the “The Union of Values” has published on their website.

Apr 07 11:09

LATEST REPORT | Suspicious Object Found In Van… Other Jihadis May Have Fled From Scene

Here's the latest from Munster, Germany where a van plowed into an outdoor cafe...

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Apr 07 09:23

BREAKING | Terror In Germany As Van Ploughs Into Outdoor Cafe, At Least 3 Dead, Dozens Injured… DEVELOPING

Full details with photo and video. Story is breaking right now...

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Apr 06 09:08

BREXIT CRISIS: Germany HEAVILY hit by UK exit - shock EU report devastates Angela Merkel

BREXIT will hit EU powerhouse Germany where it hurts when Britain finally unshackles itself from the bloc, according to a shock report.Regions in Angela Merkel’s nation will feel the strain on trade and production when the UK exits.

Apr 06 08:37

U.S. State Dept OKs possible $2.5 billion sale of military drones to Germany

The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of Triton unmanned aircraft systems to Germany for an estimated cost of $2.5 billion, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

Northrop Grumman Corp and Airbus Defence and Space, a unit of Airbus SE, are the prime contractors, the Pentagon statement said.

Apr 05 09:38

Let’s be careful before we talk about rising anti-Semitism in Germany

Much has been made recently of a rising far-right and an influx of Middle Eastern immigrants fuelling a rise in anti-Semitism. But official figures don't seem to back these claims up.

Apr 04 09:16

Top German CDU Politician Lambasts Britain for Lack of Evidence in Skripal Case

Armin Laschet, head of the most populated German state, North Rhine-Westphalia, has criticized the actions of the UK and its foreign supporters in the Skripal poisoning case, reproaching the expulsion of diplomats without sound evidence.

The deputy chair of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Minister President of the most populous state of Germany, Armin Laschet, lashed out at the UK, commenting on the latest turn in the Skripal poisoning case.

After a British laboratory stated it could not prove that the nerve agent used against Sergei Skripal and his daughter had been produced in Russia, the German politician reproached London for calls to expel Russian diplomats without solid evidence. At the UK's behest, Germany had sent away four Russian diplomats.

Apr 04 08:37

Police union calls for children to be taken away from anti-Semitic parents

The head of Germany’s second largest police union has responded to recent reports of anti-Semitism in the schoolyard by saying that authorities should be allowed to take children away from anti-Semitic parents.

“Authorities need to act decisively [against anti-Semitism] including when the aggression comes from migrants,” Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DPolG) told the Augsburger Allgemeine on Wednesday.

“If children are raised to become anti-Semites we shouldn’t be afraid to take them away from their families,” he added.

Apr 03 11:07

German Syrian Migrant Sets Fire To Building, Then Blocks Exits – Residents Jump For Their Lives…

Raw video from the scene. More cultural enrichment for Merkel's Germany...

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Apr 03 09:28

SHOCK STORY | 5th Grade Blonde Christian Girl Beaten And Bullied In Sharia Germany, Told To Wear Hijab…

The principal advised the girl if she wants to to make the bullying stop she should…. PUT ON A HIJAB!

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Apr 03 07:18

Germany: Syrian Refugee Sets Fire To Apartment Building, Then Blocks Exits… 1 Dead 17 Injured As Residents Jump For Their Lives…

The refugee set fire to the apartment block in the early hours of Good Friday. As a result one person died, 17 were injured and several house pets died in the fire as well. A video shows how people were stuck on the roof of the building and had to jump down on a Fire Department cushion.

Police think the man started the fire in a rubbish bin and intentionally blocked the rear and the front exit. Neighbors say police visited the man regularly. The injured suffered serious burns and broken bones from jumping from the roof. For now 34 people have lost their home.

Apr 03 07:17

Shock Story: 5th Grade Blonde Christian Girl Beaten, Bullied In Merkel’s Sharia Germany

A German schoolgirl was bullied by Muslims for having blonde hair, no hijab, a German-Hebrew name, and being Christian. The victim’s coward principal advised the girl if she wants to to make the bullying stop she should…. PUT ON A HIJAB!

Apr 02 05:55

US, Germany Want To Rebuild Trust With Russia

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The United States and Germany have signalled their intention to gradually improve ties with Russia after they were strained by a nerve agent attack on a former spy in England.

Germany, the United States and other European countries stood in solidarity with the UK in a major standoff over the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

The US consulate in Moscow said in a tweet that it would continue to work on improving US-Russian relations after the closure of the US Consulate General in St Petersburg.

(*the same guy that flipped the bird at the Russian camera crew that was filming the embassy closure ?)

Mar 31 10:42

Germany secures €9.5bn gas deal with Russia in wake of expelling diplomats

GERMANY may has shown solidarity with the UK over the poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, by expelling four Russian diplomats. However, just a day later the country also agreed to giving Russia’s energy giant Gazprom the green light to build a €9.5billion Nord Stream 2 pipeline through its waters.

Mar 30 12:00

Shocking images of VW cars dumped in Californian desert by German manufacturer after it was forced to buy back 350,000 cars for $7billion over diesel scandal

Shocking images have emerged showing lines of cars stretching out as far as the eye can see in the Californian desert after Volkswagen was forced to buy back 350,000 cars for $7.4billion over the diesel scandal.

The German automaker has been forced to get creative when it comes to responsibly storing the hundreds of thousands of vehicles they had to buy back.

Storage lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and the desert site near Victorville, California.

Mar 30 10:18

First beheading in Germany

In the german city of Koblenz happend -to my knowledge for the very first time- a beheading.

A homeless, not a bum, was found decapitalisised on March 23th on the main cementry of Koblenz.

This kind of "incidents" are not common in Germany,
politically correctness prohibits -as usual- to even mention
possible offenders other than native germans.

The initial reward of information is remarkable high.

Mar 29 07:10

Horror on streets of Germany: State of emergency declared as 80 men brawl with MACHETES

A police official told the newspaper Der Westen: "There are three rival groups. It may be a conflict between Turks, Lebanese and Kurds.

"Unlike with a demonstration of that size, we do not have a contact person, nobody wants to talk to the police.”

Mar 29 06:42

Germany's AfD Slams Merkel's Move to Expel Russian Diplomats over Skripal Case

The opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) party criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to expel Russian diplomats without obtaining firm proof of Russian involvement in the Skripal poisoning first.

The opposition party rebuked Merkel's government for its decision to expel Russian diplomats over Russia's alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England, earlier this month.

The party said Germany should have secured firm proof of Russian involvement first and that groundless unfriendly actions towards Russia harm Germany.

Mar 29 02:14

Germany rejects criticism of bid for U.N. seat against Israel

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas rejected on Wednesday criticism of Berlin’s decision to compete against Israel for a seat on the U.N. Security Council in 2019 and 2020, saying it was normal for a number of countries to seek representation.

Mar 27 15:27

Russian gas pipeline gets green light from Germany as US tries to kill project

Germany has issued a permit for the construction and operation of an offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Germany in the Baltic Sea.

Mar 27 09:28

Young Woman Fighting for Life After Syrian ‘Child’ Migrant Gang Knife Attack

A young woman in Germany has been left fighting for her life after a gang of Syrian “child” migrants allegedly attacked and stabbed her.

The 24-year-old woman was attacked in the street in the town of Burgwedel near Hanover on Saturday evening, and all three suspects are asylum-seeking migrants from Syria, police have confirmed, reports Der Tagesspiegel.

According to local media, the woman and a friend had a disagreement with two Syrian teenagers, aged 13 and 14, in a supermarket in the town.

On their way home an hour later they met the boys, now joined by a 17-year-old, again and the argument between the woman’s friend, 25, and the migrants escalated.

Mar 25 09:28

Too Late, Germany Realizes Its Mistake

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's disastrous decision to throw open an essentially defenseless western Europe to hordes of military-age males from the Islamic ummah will go down in history as one of Christendom's greatest blunders, either a triumph of wishful childless-feminist thinking or a malevolent act of epic proportions. So this statement by new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, while welcome, is way too little, and far too late:

New Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Islam does not belong to Germany, and set out hardline immigration policies in his first major interview since being sworn in this week, as he sought to see off rising far-right challengers.
Note that in the European media -- and soon enough in the American -- any conservative defender of tradition is now labeled "far-right." As I've often said on Twitter (@dkahanerules), on the Left, "treason is the highest form of patriotism."

Mar 25 09:26

Anti-Russian Sanctions Make German Companies 'Nervous'CC0EUROPE

Many German entrepreneurs hope that after the re-election of Vladimir Putin, EU-Moscow relations will change for the better, local media reported.

EU sanctions against Russia irritate German businesses, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote.

A recent survey of the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations among more than 110 companies showed that 57% of enterprises are in favor of a step-by-step lifting of sanctions against Moscow, while 37% support an immediate and unconditional withdrawal of economic restrictions.

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