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  • Germany's refugee agency faces new claims in asylum scandal [bribery]

    05/21/2018 8:41:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.21.2018 | tj/kms ( dpa, KNA, AFP)
    The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) was informed about possible improprieties in the approval of asylum applications at its branch in the northern city of Bremen earlier than it admitted, German media reported on Monday. The news magazine Der Spiegel reported that emails it had seen suggested that BAMF head Jutta Cordt had received internal information regarding “massive irregularities” in Bremen as early as February 2017. Broadcaster NDR and the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung also reported on internal emails allegedly showing that BAMF headquarters knew about questionable procedures at that time, but were reluctant to look into the matter....
  • Pompeo unveils US Iran plan: Economic strife, break with EU [barf]

    05/21/2018 8:23:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.21.2018 | Chase Winter
    The Trump administration threatened Iran with “unprecedented financial pressure” on Monday, issuing a laundry list of harsh demands for Tehran to change its foreign and domestic policies. In a speech touted to outline the administration’s strategy toward Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised “the strongest sanctions in history” should Tehran not buckle to US demands. […] Pompeo said the United States would not try to renegotiate the JCPOA. Instead, any new deal would require Iran to meet 12 demands, including halting its ballistic missile program and ending interventions in Syria and Yemen, as well as wide-ranging concessions on its...
  • Germany and EU partners scramble to save Iran deal

    05/21/2018 4:45:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 May 2018 14:54 CEST+02:00
    Germany is leading the charge to rescue the Iran deal and the economic inroads German and European companies have made into the restricted economy since 2016. EU leaders are keen to salvage the deal shaped by Obama’s administration after President Trump on May 12th pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The deal, in which Iran committed to denuclearize in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions, was signed by Iran, the US and the international community in 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and a host of other EU leaders have...
  • EU to reactivate 'blocking statute' against US sanctions on Iran for European firms

    05/17/2018 2:21:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.17.2018 | cmb/msh (dpa, Reuters, AP)
    European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced Thursday that the bloc plans to reactivate a law that would seek to block European companies from complying with any sanctions the US would reintroduce against Iran. Juncker’s announcement came during the second day of an EU meeting in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, which had already been marked by sharp criticism from European leaders over American President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. […] German-headquartered insurance firm Allianz and Danish shopping company Maersk have already said they plan to close operations in Iran in order...
  • Revolt: Three EU nations block resolution meant to “embarrass and isolate” the White House

    05/13/2018 4:51:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | May 13, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Preparations are underway for the grand opening of the new United States embassy to Israel in Jerusalem. While the President won’t be able to attend as he prepares for his summit with North Korea, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have arrived to do the honors along with a number of other delegates. But not everyone is quite so thrilled with this development, particularly in some parts of the European Union. They were preparing to put forward a resolution condemning the embassy move, delivering a statement which was explicitly designed to “embarrass and isolate the Trump administration” ahead of the ceremony....
  • Is France Really an Ally of the United States?

    05/13/2018 8:27:39 AM PDT · by yoe · 150 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | May 13, 2018 | Guy Milličre
    No-go zones are growing rapidly in the suburbs of all of France's main cities. Shanty towns built by illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East have sprung up in parts of Marseilles and Paris in the last few years. Islamization is everywhere. In hundreds of mosques, imams deliver fiery anti-Western speeches. Churches are vandalized. The number of rapes is rapidly increasing. Groups of veiled women roam the streets and insult the "immodest", unveiled, women. Macron's most important project since he was elected has been the creation of new Islamic institutions destined to adapt France to Islam -- not to...
  • Paris attacker born in Chechnya, was on radicalism database

    05/13/2018 7:49:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2018 7:26 AM | Angela Charlton
    The man behind a deadly knife attack in central Paris was born in Chechnya and had been on police radar for radicalism, and his parents have been detained for questioning, French authorities said Sunday. Counterterrorism investigators are working to determine whether the man who stabbed five people in a busy neighborhood in the heart of the French capital Saturday night had any help. The attacker killed a 29-year-old man and wounded four others, before being shot by police. Among the injured was a 34-year-old man from Luxembourg, the foreign ministry of the small country north of France said in a...
  • Attacker yells 'Allahu Akbar,' stabs five in Paris before police take him down

    05/12/2018 4:42:27 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/12/18 | Steve Almasy and Eva Tapiero
    The person who stabbed five people in Paris on Saturday night, killing one, yelled the Arabic phrase "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great," during the attack, city prosecutor François Molins told reporters at the scene. Four people were wounded during the Saturday night knife attack in the touristy 2nd arrondissement, or district, of Paris. Two of the victims were gravely wounded and two others were lightly injured, police said The attacker, who French President Emmanuel Macron called a terrorist, is dead, according to police. The media wing of ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published online. The...
  • Former Obama Officials Suggest European States Expel U.S. Ambassadors Over Iran Deal Withdrawal

    05/11/2018 7:22:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 46 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 5/11/18 | Alex Griswold
    Two former Obama administration officials suggested in a New York Times op-ed published Thursday that European countries allied with the United States could expel American ambassadors in retaliation for President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. "Europe Doesn't Have to Be Trump's Doormat," wrote Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson. Simon served as the National Security Council's senior director for the Middle East and North Africa, while Stevenson served as the regional director for political-military affairs. "After months of swaggering hesitation, President Trump finally announced the United States' withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran, to which Britain, France,...
  • Macron: Trump leaving nuclear deal could lead to war

    05/06/2018 8:30:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 92 replies
    INN ^ | 05/07/18 06:15 | Elad Benari
    French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Sunday that war could ensue if U.S. President Donald Trump withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Reuters reported. “We would open the Pandora’s box. There could be war,” Macron was quoted as having told German weekly magazine Der Spiegel. At the same time he added, “I don’t think that Donald Trump wants war.” Trump has imposed a May 12 deadline to reimpose sanctions on Iran unless the flaws in the existing agreement are fixed. …
  • Republican House Armed Service chair warns Trump against leaving Iran deal [Thornberry]

    05/06/2018 5:51:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 6, 2018 1:17 PM | Joel Schectman
    The Republican leader of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee said President Trump should not walk away from the Iran nuclear deal. President Donald Trump is facing a May 12 deadline on whether to re-impose sanctions against Iran. Texas Congressman Mac Thornberry said on Fox News Sunday it would be a mistake for Trump to scuttle the nuclear accord reached with Tehran. “I would counsel against it,” he said. As Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Thornberry is considered a key Republican voice on national security issues. Thornberry said that while he was opposed to the deal when it...
  • Migrant deportations often hit the wrong people, Merkel ally warns

    05/06/2018 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 4 May 2018 15:31 CEST+02:00
    After a large group of migrants aggressively tried to prevent the deportation of a Togolese man this week, right-wing politicians called for mass deportations. But a senior Christian Democrat (CDU) figure said on Friday that deportations can have a bad impact on families. “Deportations often hit the wrong people — families who have lived in Germany for an eternity and who are well integrated,” Daniel Günther, the Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein told the Funke Media Group. Günther, who is a key figure in Angela Merkel’s CDU made the comments in reaction to calls for more deportations of migrants after ugly scenes...
  • France: Iran nuclear deal 'strengthened by Netanyahu claims'

    05/02/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 1 May 2018 13:23 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France said on Tuesday that new claims about Iran’s nuclear program from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reinforced the importance of a the 2015 deal. In an elaborate televised presentation on Monday, the hawkish Israeli leader claimed he had new “proof” via captured documents that Iran had developed a nuclear weapons plan which could be activated at any time. The French foreign ministry said the details needed to be “studied and evaluated”, but a spokesperson added that the evidence appeared to confirm what European powers had known for more than a decade and half. “At first sight, they (the details)...
  • Study: German schools need more Islamic religion classes

    04/30/2018 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.30.2018 | Ben Knight
    Not enough German high school students receive Islam religion lessons, according to a new study by the media info service Mediendienst Integration.Around 54,000 students at 800 schools across the country currently receive Islam religion lessons, a significant increase on the 42,000 who attended such lessons two years ago, according to official statistics from Germany’s 16 state education ministries. But this is still much less than the 580,000 students who would potentially be interested in such lessons, a number that came out of a 2008 report entitled “Muslim Life in Germany” carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees...
  • European powers reaffirm support for Iran nuclear deal

    04/29/2018 12:05:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.29.2018 | bik/rc (AFP, dpa)
    The leaders of Britain, France and Germany reaffirmed their support for the existing nuclear deal with Iran, which is “the best way of neutralizing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran,” according to a statement released Sunday by the prime minister’s office in London. Prime Minister Theresa May spoke by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the weekend, and the three leaders agreed that the best way forward was to maintain the existing agreement, which was signed in 2015. But US President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to scupper the deal and his next chance...
  • Macron's party divided as France debates immigration law

    04/22/2018 9:18:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 April 2018 17:14 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    French lawmakers were set to vote Sunday on a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron’s young centrist party. At least one MP, Jean-Michel Clement, is planning to vote against the law — at a cost of being kicked out of Macron’s En Marche (Republic On The Move) party — while several others said they would abstain. The lower-house national assembly was supposed to vote on the bill Friday, but the fractious debate stretched into the weekend due to more than 1,000 amendments proposed by MPs. More than 200 of the changes were suggested by...
  • Police will not forcibly remove veils from women: Danish justice minister

    04/20/2018 6:54:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 19 April 2018 14:32 CEST+02:00
    A widely-discussed proposal to ban public wearing of face-covering garments including the burqa and niqab is set to be voted on in Denmark’s parliament. Minister of Justice Sřren Pape Poulsen, who was scheduled to present the proposal in parliament for a first round of voting on Thursday, said that a passing of the proposal into law would not result in police forcibly removing women’s burqas. Women wearing the burqa in public would be fined or asked to go home, the minister told newspaper Politiken. “If they live nearby, they will be asked to go home,” Poulsen said. A further option...
  • Ex-official in Bremen suspected of illegally approving 1,200 asylum cases [Germany: Yazidis]

    04/20/2018 6:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 April 2018 12:32 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    A senior official at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) allegedly granted asylum to more than 1,200 applicants without valid legal reasons for their approval. She has since been removed from her position. The employee headed the BAMF office in Bremen and worked with three lawyers who assisted her in wrongfully granting asylum to refugees from other federal states, according to joint research conducted by Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), NDR and Radio Bremen. Many of the applicants were said to have been Yazidis, a Kurdish religious minority living mainly in northern Iraq and northern Syria. During the reign of...
  • French police battle rioters in deprived Toulouse suburb [Mirail]

    04/17/2018 5:34:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 17 April 2018 12:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Angry youths in a deprived area of the French city of Toulouse have attacked police, torched cars and set fire to garbage during two nights of clashes that have led to 18 arrests, police said Tuesday. The rioting in the Mirail area of the southern city, a high-crime neighborhood once home to several jihadists, was apparently sparked by the death of a local man in prison and an identity check by police on a veiled woman on Sunday. After nearly four hours of clashes on Sunday night that saw gangs throw stones at the local police station and set fire...
  • Germans fear the rise of 'lawless' neighborhoods, poll shows

    04/16/2018 12:31:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.15.2018 | Elizabeth Schumacher (with DPA)
    A poll published on Sunday by Germany’s biggest tabloid, Bild, found that just a little over half of Germans believe there are neighborhoods in the country so dangerous that even police fear to tread there. About 51 percent of participants said that they believed lawless “no-go” zones existed, whereas 41 percent said there were no such areas in Germany. About 77 percent said they wished police would crack down harder on crime syndicates. The somewhat dubious concept of lawless areas in Germany has been promoted in no small part by disproportionate reporting of crimes committed by migrants and foreigners in...