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  • Bavarian critics back Merkel for Chancellor again

    10/24/2016 7:58:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 24 Oct 2016 10:12 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The Christian Social Union (CSU) have long delayed backing Angela Merkel as their candidate for Chancellor in next year’s general election. But now, key leaders are supporting her publicly. “If Angela Merkel wants to stand for Chancellor again, she has my full support,” Gerda Hasselfeldt, leader of the CSU in the Bundestag, told the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung. “We are prepared to resolve the few remaining differences we have and now need to concentrate our efforts on our opponents. The CDU and CSU are only successful together in Germany.” […] Merkel is yet to announce whether she will stand for a fourth...

    10/24/2016 6:10:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 23, 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    A left wing expert on Salafism has suggested that Germany has no real culture and that Syrians should be allowed their own city rather than be forced to integrate into German society. Expert on Salafism and Green party member Kurt Edler is proposing a radical idea on how the German government should handle the integration of Syrians and other migrants into German society.
  • Biker clubs violently attacking Muslim immigrants in Germany

    10/23/2016 3:50:30 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 60 replies
    Speisa ^ | October 23, 2016
    Europe is in chaos. Over the last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has allowed over one million Muslim migrants to come to Germany. Many of these refugees are young, uneducated males, with no skills, no understanding of German, and no plans on assimilating. As terrorist attacks and sexual assaults by these Muslim newcomers become more common throughout Europe, many Germans are regretting inviting these people to their country. Now there are multiple reports of German biker clubs roaming the streets of German cities, attacking Muslim immigrants. Two Pakistani men were recently hospitalized after getting attacked by a group of 20...
  • Germans Leaving Germany 'In Droves'

    10/21/2016 9:09:55 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 96 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | October 20, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt. Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.
  • Germany passes new spy law allowing espionage against allies

    10/21/2016 8:26:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2016 6:10 AM EDT
    German lawmakers have approved a bill that allows the country’s foreign intelligence agency to spy on European Union institutions and fellow EU member states. The legislation passed Friday is part of a range of measures meant to improve oversight of espionage in the wake of the revelations by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. […] Critics say that instead of clamping down on questionable BND activity, the law will merely legalize them. …
  • Inside German ski resort hit by 'major migrant crime wave' where women are so frightened [tr]

    10/21/2016 7:37:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 21, 2016 | Paul Thompson
    A woman living in a picturesque German ski resort hit by a 'major migrant crime wave' has told how she carries pepper spray for protection because she no longer feels safe. Barbara Plant said she will not go out alone at night in Garmisch-Partenkirchen amid concerns over 250 migrants being housed in a disused army complex in the town. Many other women in the Bavarian resort also say they are worried for their safety in what the mayor called 'an explosive situation' after police blamed a record increase in crime on asylum seekers. 'When it gets dark I stay indoors,'...
  • Israel looks to buy three new nuke-capable subs – report

    10/21/2016 5:35:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | October 21, 2016
    Israel is seeking to buy three more advanced submarines from Germany at a combined price of $1.3 billion, an Israeli newspaper reported Friday. The planned purchase aims to replace within the next decade the oldest vessels in its existing Dolphin fleet, which began entering service in 1999, the Maariv daily reported. Contacted by AFP, the Defense Ministry declined to comment on the report. Israel already has five of the state-of-the-art German submarines, with a sixth due for delivery in 2017. Foreign military sources and governments say the Dolphins can be equipped with missiles armed with nuclear warheads. They believe Israel...
  • Rattled German CEOs Seek “Revival of Germany Inc.” as “Protective Wall” against US and China

    10/19/2016 8:27:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 17 October 2016 | Wolf Richter
    In response to the “destabilization of the world.” About 20 German industry chieftains, rattled by the hits German companies have recently taken, including Deutsche Bank and Volkswagen, spent Saturday and Sunday two weeks ago on the phone with each other. They were fretting about the future of Germany’s export-dependent industry and outlining solutions. Some of the participants have since talked to the German daily, Die Welt, which published its report on Sunday. Participants included Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser, BASF CEO Kurt Bock, Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan, BDI (Association of German Industry) president Ulrich Grillo, and BDI General Manager Markus...
  • 16 Year-Old German Boy Stabbed to Death by Refugee While Sitting With Girlfriend by Water

    10/18/2016 3:30:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jim Hoft
    A 16 year-old German boy was stabbed to death by a refugee while sitting by the water with his girlfriend.
  • BREAKING: Gunman opens fire in packed hair salon leaving several seriously injured (Germany)

    10/18/2016 8:59:55 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 41 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | October 18 | Patrick Christys
    A GUNMAN opened fire in a crowded hair salon leaving multiple people with life threatening injuries before barricading himself into a nearby apartment, taking at least one person hostage.
  • Putin coming to Berlin for first time since start of Ukraine war

    10/18/2016 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai ^ | 18 Oct 2016 11:08 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/DPA/The Local)
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday as part of a summit hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Ukraine conflict. Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert announced on Tuesday that Putin would arrive for the summit alongside President François Hollande of France and Petro Poroshenko, the leader of Ukraine. It will be Putin’s first visit to Berlin since Russia annexed the Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, leading to EU sanctions against Moscow. Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine will hold the summit in Berlin on Wednesday to “evaluate the implementation” of the Minsk peace accords for Ukraine, the...
  • BASF factory blast hits Ludwigshafen in Germany

    10/17/2016 7:23:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    bbc ^ | 10/17/2016
    BASF said the explosion had happened during work on a pipeline route for transporting raw chemicals to shipping. Flames and a cloud of smoke could be seen in a harbour area in the north of the town, where oil and gas tankers supply the plant. Residents were told to close their windows as the cloud of smoke spread. The explosion happened shortly before 11:30 (09:30 GMT) on Monday. Police ruled out that the blast was caused by a terrorist attack, reports said. Several fires broke out after the blast and there were reports of some residents living close to the...
  • National push needed in Germany to deport migrants with no right to stay: Merkel

    10/17/2016 7:22:39 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 October 2016
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to make a national effort to deport migrants who do not have the right to stay in the country. After an influx of almost 900,000 migrants last year, some Germans fear their country is being overrun by foreigners. Merkel has attracted criticism for her migrant policy and her conservatives have lost some support to the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD). In the past, when smaller numbers of asylum seekers arrived, those who were not granted the right to stay were not deported rigorously enough and that needs to change now,...
  • Brian Kilmeade: How Thomas Jefferson abandoned diplomacy and changed US history

    10/17/2016 5:40:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Fox ^ | October 16, 2016 | Brian Kilmeade
    In 1786, Thomas Jefferson, then a minister to the French government of Louis XVI, had a concern more intimidating than anything else he’d faced before: the threat of pirates off the coast of North Africa, a region known as the Barbary Coast. These pirates had already taken over two American ships, the Dauphin and the Maria, plundering their goods and taking their crews hostage. Unfortunately, this was a common fate for ships venturing near the area, where the Sahara’s arid coast was divided into four Islamic nation-states. Running west to east were the Barbary nations Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and...
  • UK Jews seek restoration of German citizenship post-Brexit

    10/17/2016 2:06:45 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    AP ^ | October 17th 2016 | Danica Kirka
    ..."This is more than the practical. This is also about something for us, or for me. It's about something spiritual, it's about reconciliation," he said. "It's about acknowledging the truth of the horrors of the past but also about trying to build a better future together, and as a European, that's what I hope to do."
  • Merkel: Germany to heavily increase Bundeswehr budget

    10/16/2016 1:05:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies ^ | October 16th 2016 | Dw
    ... Merkel told representatives from her Christian Democratic Union's youth organizations that Germany would be increasing its military spending to 2 percent of GDP, in line with an agreement that NATO states reached in 2014. The country currently spends around 1.2 percent of GDP on the Bundeswehr.
  • National push needed in Germany to deport migrants with no right to stay: Merkel

    10/16/2016 12:53:08 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies ^ | October 15th 2016 | Reuters
    ...In the past, when smaller numbers of asylum seekers arrived, those who were not granted the right to stay were not deported rigorously enough and that needs to change now, given the high number of refugees and migrants, Merkel said. "We need a national push to deport those who are rejected. That's indisputable and we're working hard on that at the moment," Merkel told a conference of the youth wing of her conservatives in Paderborn.
  • Merkel: won't drop EU market-immigration link for Britain

    10/15/2016 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2016 7:37 AM EDT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany wants friendly ties with Britain but won’t drop its insistence that London can only enjoy full access to the European Union’s internal market if it allows free immigration of EU citizens. […] Merkel argues that making concessions on free labor movement would create a dangerous free-for-all in the EU. She said Saturday that, although Britain is dear to Europe and she regrets its decision to leave the bloc, “we cannot work toward ultimately putting into question the whole European Union.” …
  • Renewables costing German households ever more cash

    10/14/2016 9:50:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies ^ | 14 Oct 2016 16:52 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Renewable energy companies have hiked up the prices consumers have to bear to cover their costs, leading to accusations the country’s “energy transition” is running out of control. Germans will be paying 8.3 percent more to subsidize the renewable energy industry in 2017, after grid operators announced that households will be paying 6.88 cents for every kilowatt hour of energy used to fund renewables. The previous subsidy was 6.35 cents per kilowatt hour, Bild reports. Germany has one of the most ambitious green energy policies in the world, the so-called Energiewende (energy transition), which aims to reduce its greenhouse gas...
  • Police say they are ‘sick’ of citizens' NO-GO ZONE fears as terrified Germans beg for help

    10/13/2016 2:45:47 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 38 replies
    UK Express ^ | Oct. 13, 2016 | Vincent Wood
    RESIDENTS of major German city Essen were left enraged after police and government officials ignored their no-go zone fears, saying they are “sick” of hearing about it. Locals in the City’s Altenessen district brought begged officials to help, with one telling the City’s Mayor and the chief of police "I was born here and I do not feel safe anymore.” But the officials shot down the claims of concerned locals, with Police Chief Frank Richter saying “I’m sick of it.” The City’s Lord Mayor Thomas Kufen also knocked down the claims of his constituents, saying “Altenessen is not a no-go...
  • German government approves strict limits on EU migrants claiming benefits

    10/13/2016 1:39:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies ^ | October 12, 2016 | Kate Connolly
    The German government has approved a draft bill intended to dramatically reduce European Union citizens’ access to the country’s social welfare system. Under the proposed law, EU citizens would be forbidden from drawing benefits for their first five years in Germany.
  • Germany Knowingly Let in Migrants with Fake Passports

    10/11/2016 7:35:07 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The German federal migrant agency has admitted that they are letting in migrants even when they have full knowledge that the passports and documentation they carry have been forged. A new report suggests that the German agency in control of migration, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), knew that passports used by migrants who flooded into the country last year were fake – but let the migrants attempt to claim asylum anyway. Die Welt reports that BAMF had processed some 217,465 passports, birth certificates, and driver’s licenses of asylum seekers and that 2,273 of these documents had been...
  • German city on terror alert over bomb plot suspect [Chemnitz]

    10/10/2016 7:44:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 08 October 2016
    The German city of Chemnitz was in lockdown Saturday after armed police launched a huge manhunt for a Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, as the country grapples with a weakened sense of security following recent terror assaults. Police, who told people to stay in their homes, named the suspect as 22-year-old Syrian Jaber Albakr. Photographs posted on social media showed armed police clad in black balaclavas and helmets at an apartment building in the eastern city. Germany has been on edge after suffering two attacks claimed by the Islamic State group (IS) in July -- an axe rampage...
  • German exports post biggest rise in more than six years

    10/10/2016 7:24:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | Joseph Nasr
    German exports rebounded more than expected in August, recording their biggest rise in more than six years and dispelling fears that Europe's biggest economy is heading for a slowdown. Seasonally adjusted exports rose by 5.4 percent, the largest rise since May 2010, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed on Monday, while imports increased by 3.0 percent. The data signals that exports, which had been weakening and losing their traditional role as the main growth driver in Germany, will contribute to an expected expansion in the third quarter.
  • Syrian refugees capture terrorism suspect and hand him over to German police

    10/10/2016 7:09:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | Erik Kirschbaum
    A Syrian refugee suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Germany on behalf of Islamic State was captured by police early Monday in the eastern city of Leipzig after another Syrian lured him to an apartment, tied him up with the help of other refugees and turned him over to police.
  • Eurofighter Partners Face Hard Decisions on Production, Damages As Orders Run Out

    10/10/2016 6:19:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies ^ | Oct 07, 2016 | Giovanni de Briganti
    Without new orders, EurofighterÂ’s Spanish and German Final Assembly Lines will be the first to close, in 2018, after the delivery of the final aircraft to their national customers; the British line will follow in 2019. (EF Spain) PARIS --- The four Eurofighter partners face major decisions over the next couple of years, as two of their four final assembly lines begin running out of work in 2018, and production of major components faces a two-year suspension until it resumes in 2018 for the aircraft ordered by Kuwait earlier this year. Coping with the end of production will create complex...
  • Syrian nabbed in alleged bomb plot, with help of other refugees

    10/10/2016 5:56:39 AM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    A Syrian man who was granted asylum in Germany and is suspected of preparing a bomb attack at an unknown location was arrested early Monday following a nearly two-day manhunt, police said. Jaber Albakr, 22, was arrested in the eastern city of Leipzig, police in Saxony state said. Police were informed that fellow Syrians were holding Albakr at an apartment and “immediately went there and arrested him,” Saxony police spokesman Tom Bernhardt said.
  • Chemnitz Germany Bomber

    10/09/2016 9:38:21 AM PDT · by pepsionice · 5 replies
    State-Run ARD Network News ^ | 10 Oct 2016 | ARD News
    Basic translation. The police bust yesterday netted bomb-making material from a site in Chemnitz, Germany. The bomb-maker is a young Syrian guy immigrated in 2015. Some screw-up occurred with the German cops, and the young Syrian got away, while they got the material and two of his associates. Nation-wide search underway for the bomb-maker. Within the last hour, state-run news has noted that there is info that this bomb episode was possibly designed for one of the two Berlin airports.
  • Germany: No Christmas for kindergarteners in Kassel

    10/07/2016 8:03:57 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | OCTOBER 7, 2016 | BLAIN TAMARIN
    The Sara-Nussbaum-Haus Kindergarten in Kassel has made it clear: no Christmas tree, no Christmas songs, no Christmas spirit. Kassel is a city in central Germany; approximately 12% of the population of 200,000 are foreign or have foreign roots. Teachers will forgo Christian rituals to accommodate the “diverse cultures” of their students. A city representative announced, “There will be no Christmas celebrations, in the strictest sense. Because the majority of children at this Kindergarten are not Christian, Christmas will not be celebrated in the way that it is at other schools.” The city of Kassel confirmed that there had not been...
  • Attendance plummets at Oktoberfest amid fears of refugee sex assaults (Germany)

    10/07/2016 2:50:38 PM PDT · by brucedickinson · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-07-2016 | Masha Froliak
    The amount of people who attended this year’s Oktoberfest—the world’s largest beer festival in Munich — dropped to its lowest level in 15 years amid growing fears about rampant rapes and other sex crimes often linked to Germany’s burgeoning migrant population. Oktoberfest 2016 had around 5.6 million visitors, which is some 300,000 fewer than last year. However even with heightened security, the number of reported sex crimes increased to 31 cases, according to police reports.
  • Germany closer to blocking EU citizens' 'welfare tourism'

    10/07/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 07 Oct 2016 17:14 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The German government wants to stop citizens of other EU countries, particularly from eastern Europe, from moving to Germany just for its benefits. Government sources told DPA that the German cabinet was in agreement about approving a proposed law to prevent EU citizens from countries outside Germany from claiming welfare benefits during their first five years in the country. […] Hartz IV was introduced in 2003 as a base social welfare payment available to all German citizens, regardless of whether they had ever had a job. …
  • Merkel: EU market access and freedom of movement inseparable

    10/06/2016 11:28:29 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | dpa, Reuters
    At a meeting of German industry leaders and policymakers in Berlin on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Britain's vote to leave the EU a watershed moment for the EU, adding that "Brexit negotiations won't be easy." She insisted that full access to the internal EU market was conditioned on the freedom of movement, or else "each member state will start doing what it wants." In the same vein, German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was important to make clear that full access to the bloc's single market was ultimately linked to accepting freedom of movement. "But this should...
  • Soros Op-Ed For Biggest German Broadsheet: Mass Migration Is Great

    10/06/2016 11:12:55 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies ^ | October 6, 2016 | Virgina Hale
    Billionaire hedge fund manager and political donor George Soros has said Europe must welcome huge numbers of asylum seekers and economic migrants, claiming they will benefit the economy. Writing in Die Welt, Soros lays out “seven pillars” he beleives should be enacted in order for Germany and Europe to see financial gains from the mass migration of people from the third world.
  • Sex Crimes Soar as Oktoberfest Attendance Plummets

    10/05/2016 5:59:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | October 4, 2016 | Nick Hallett
    The world’s biggest beer festival has recorded its lowest turnout for 15 years amid heightened security fears, while at the same time experiencing an increase in reported sex crimes. The Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany had around 5.6 million visitors this year, down 300,000 since last year and the lowest number since just after the September 11th 2001 terror attacks, according to FAZ. The drop in the number of attendees follows a series of attacks in the German state of Bavaria. In July, German-Iranian student David Ali Sonboly went on a shooting spree in Munich, killing nine people at a shopping...
  • Germany’s Deutsche Bank, Again in Trouble, Received a U.S. Bailout Twice as Big as Lehman Brothers

    10/05/2016 10:29:33 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 48 replies
    Wall Street on Parage ^ | 03 October 2016 | Pam Martens and Russ Martens
    The gyrations in Deutsche Bank’s shares last week together with a June report from the International Monetary Fund indicating that the bank was “the most important net contributor to systemic risks” has cast a trading pall over all of the global banks. Against that backdrop, most Americans would be stunned to learn that the German Deutsche Bank, which perpetually finds itself on the wrong side of the law, was bailed out in five separate U.S. emergency lending operations during the 2007-2010 financial crisis, receiving more than twice the emergency financial assistance as that received by Lehman Brothers, the failed U.S....
  • Germany plans to cut taxes by 6.3 billion euros a year: sources

    10/05/2016 1:09:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies ^ | October 5, 2016 | reuters
    Annual German tax breaks of 6.3 billion euros could take effect as early as January 2017 after the conservative Christian Democrats reached agreement with the centre-left Social Democrats, junior partners in the ruling coalition, government sources said on Wednesday.
  • France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

    10/05/2016 6:59:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 05 Oct 2016 08:41 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Germany and France announced plans Tuesday to share an air base and transport planes as part of a military shakeup in the wake of Britain’s vote to quit the European Union. The two countries signed an agreement with a view to sharing C-130J Super Hercules military transport planes, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in Paris. His German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen, in Paris to sign the deal, told reporters both countries wanted to have the new arrangement in place by 2021. …
  • Germany to Suspend Production of Eurofighter Jets

    10/05/2016 3:25:21 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Sputnik ^ | 04.10.2016
    After twenty years in service, the Eurofighter aircraft may be temporarily or permanently withdrawn from the German market, German newspaper Die Welt wrote. The final assembly of Eurofighter jets that once were considered a prestige project is likely to be suspended in Germany at least until 2018. The main problem is the lack of contracts and the complexity of the production process. The components of the aircraft are manufactured at four plants in Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain, which makes the production very complicated and expensive. "It resembles a huge puzzle: all right wings are produced in Spain, the left...
  • Kerry: 'Bigotry' driving anti-refugee forces

    10/04/2016 9:04:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 49 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday saluted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for welcoming thousands of refugees into her country, and warned against "demagogues" who would undermine the alliances that have formed in the decades since World War II. . . And everybody here knows that you cannot allow demagogues to start building up an unrealistic political platform based on bigotry, xenophobia, fear nationalism
  • Germany hospital fire started by patient's self-immolation

    10/04/2016 8:34:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2016 8:23 AM EDT
    Prosecutors say a fire at a hospital in western Germany last week in which two people died was caused by a patient pouring disinfectant over herself and setting it alight in an attempt to kill herself. The fire broke out in the 69-year-old woman’s 6th-floor room at the Bergmannsheil hospital in Bochum in the early hours of Friday. She died in the blaze, along with a bedridden 41-year-old man in a neighboring room. …
  • Germany Adopts Heavier Sanctions Against Sexual Offenders

    10/03/2016 12:57:41 PM PDT · by s_vengali · 9 replies
    U.S. Library of Congress ^ | October 3, 2016 | Jenny Gesley
    The legislation was passed in response to the widely reported incidents at Cologne’s main train station on New Year’s Eve 2015, where an estimated 1,000 women were sexually harassed, groped, and robbed by men operating in groups, who separated women from their friends in order to facilitate their actions. (Kate Connolly, Germany Toughens Rape Laws After New Year’s Eve Attacks in Cologne, GUARDIAN (July 7, 2016).)
  • Germany wants migrants sent back to Greece, Turkey

    10/03/2016 10:00:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies ^ | October 2, 2016 | AFP
    ...The German minister, who has just revised the number of asylum seekers who arrived in Germany last year to 890,000 -- down from a previous estimate of 1.1 million -- reiterated Berlin's commitment to taking its share of refugees who arrived in Greece and Italy in 2015 and the start of 2016. "Germany is ready to welcome up to 500 people per month" from the two countries, he said.
  • 'Get out' jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden

    10/03/2016 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies ^ | 03 Oct 2016 15:35 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Angela Merkel was jeered and whistled as she arrived at German Reunification Day celebrations in Dresden on Monday. Shouts of “get out” were heard as the German chancellor arrived in Dresden — birthplace of xenophobic movement PEGIDA — for celebrations. The angry crowd in the east German city also waved signs saying “Merkel must go”. The German leader has been under pressure at home over her liberal refugee policy that saw an influx of nearly one million migrants last year. …
  • Germany's Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank: media

    10/02/2016 4:36:08 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 October 2016 | Georgina Prodhan
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot afford to bail out Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) given the hard line Berlin has taken against state aid in other European nations and the risk of a political backlash at home, German media wrote on Saturday. The government denied a newspaper report on Wednesday that it was working on a rescue plan for Germany's biggest bank, as its shares went into a tailspin fueled by a demand for up to $14 billion from U.S. authorities for misselling mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis. Germany, which has insisted Italy and others accept tough conditions in tackling their...
  • Some Deutsche Bank Clients Unable To Access Cash Due To "IT Outage"

    10/02/2016 4:16:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 2nd, 2016 | by Tyler Durden
    While it now seems that Friday's rumor of a substantially reduced Deutsche Bank settlement with the DOJ, which sent the stock price soaring from all time lows, was false following a FAZ report that CEO John Cryan has not yet begun the renegotiation process, and in the "next few days" is set to fly to the US to discuss the proposed RMBS misselling settlement with the US Attorney General, Germany's largest lender continues to be impacted by the public's declining confidence, exacerbated over the weekend by a disturbing "IT glitch." For one, it remains unclear if Friday's report halted, or...
  • BBC weather forcast predicts ‘Nazi ghosts’.

    09/26/2016 3:14:08 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies ^ | September 16, 2016 | Nicholas Reillys
    BBC Wales viewers were left fearing that the apocalypse was nigh last night – after the subtitles for a weather forecast predicted that ‘Nazi ghosts’ were on the way.
  • Germany urges return of refugees to Greece based on EU regulation

    10/02/2016 12:36:28 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    Germany’s highest official responsible for refugees has again called for the return of asylum seekers to Greece as the first EU country they normally reach, saying the European Union’s Dublin Regulation should be implemented regardless of objections by Athens. “I would like the Dublin convention to be applied again... we will take up discussions on this in a meeting with (EU) interior ministers,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview published in the Greek media on Sunday, saying talks on the issue will take place later this month.
  • Germany's finance minister presses for a 'German Islam'

    10/02/2016 11:29:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Oct 2, 2016 | 11:24am EDT | Caroline Copley
    A veteran ally of Angela Merkel urged Muslims in Germany on Sunday to develop a “German Islam” based on liberalism and tolerance, saying the influx of people seeking refuge, many of them Muslims, is a challenge for mainstream society. Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, stepping out of his usual finance remit, urged tolerance, saying the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants required a better understanding among Germans of what is important to them and how they want to live. […] Schäuble, a stalwart of Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU), said: “Without a doubt, the growing number of Muslims in our country today...
  • Drunken Migrants Riot in ‘Refugee’ Centre, Beat Staff, Loot Office

    10/02/2016 7:49:48 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Oct 2016 | LIAM DEACON
    Drunken migrants in a refugee shelter in Germany have rioted, smashing doors and property as well as robbing, attacking and injuring security staff. The incident began in the facility in the district of Reinickendorf, north Berlin, after security discovered their office had been looted and the door broken down, Berliner Morgenpost reports. Tensions then escalated after the staff decided to switch off the lights at around 2am. Around 50 migrants began to riot, punching and kicking the security personnel and vandalising cars nearby.
  • UK prime minister says Britain will launch Brexit by April

    10/02/2016 5:53:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 2, 2016 7:32 AM EDT | Danica Kirka
    U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would trigger the formal process for leaving the European Union before April, putting to rest weeks of speculation on the timing of the move. […] While the prime minister previously had hinted she planned to initiate Britain’s EU exit early next year, many observers had speculated she would wait until France’s presidential election ends in May. […] The prime minister also said she would ask Parliament to repeal the European Communities Act, which automatically makes EU rules the law of the land in Britain. May said her government instead would incorporate...