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  • Germany election:A hollow victory for Angela Merkel

    09/24/2017 3:20:29 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/24/2017 | Jenny Hill
    --snip-- Addressing her party, Mrs Merkel acknowledged the past four years had been hard. Nevertheless the party had still achieved its aim - to finish first. The cheers rang a little hollow. Because the real success story of this election belongs to AfD. Across the city, in a room filled with blue and white balloons, members of the anti-immigrant, anti-euro party cheered as it became clear they would not only enter the German parliament for the first time, but would be the third-largest party in the Bundestag after Mrs Merkel's conservative CDU and her nearest rivals, the social democratic SPD.
  • Germany election: Merkel wins fourth term, exit poll says

    09/24/2017 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 78 replies
    bbc.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | BBC
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Her conservative CDU/CSU alliance has won 32.5% of the vote, remaining the largest party in Germany's parliament, according to the ARD poll.
  • Angela Merkel Loses Support, But Wins Election

    09/24/2017 11:10:59 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09-24-2017 | Michael van der Galien
    Although Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have lost 9 percent compared to the last elections, her party has yet again become the largest party in Germany's parliament today. Merkel's CDU won 32.5 percent of the vote. That's significantly less than four years ago, but because Germany's electorate is more divided than ever before, it's enough to make her chancellor once more. Well, if she's able to form a coalition with the liberal Free Democrats and the Greens, that is, who finished the day with respectively 10.5 and 9.4 percent of the vote. For Merkel, the results will leave a bitter taste...
  • German SPD heads into opposition after election pounding

    09/24/2017 9:48:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/17 | Stephen Brown
    Germany’s Social Democrats said Sunday they will not continue governing in a ‘grand coalition’ with Angela Merkel’s conservatives after projections showed they had scored their worst general election result in post-war history.
  • Soros Alert: Is the CIA on Our Side? (My Title)

    12/28/2004 3:36:43 PM PST · by Alexander Nevsky · 53 replies · 1,713+ views
    Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily | June 30, 2003 | Gregory R. Copley
    Special Report: US State Dept., CIA War Against Pentagon Breaks Into the Open With Profound Impact on Strategic Policy Analysis. By Gregory R. Copley, Editor. Senior bureaucrats in the US Department of State and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have begun bringing their "war" with the Department of Defense into the open, strenuously advising foreign leaders to avoid meetings with key US Defense officials. This was particularly evident during the visit of some 12 African leaders to Washington, DC, for the June 24-26, 2003, Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) conclave. At least one visiting African head-of-state was told by a...
  • Who is the AfD’s Alice Weidel? Far-right lesbian mother tries to bring down Angela Merkel

    09/23/2017 1:31:56 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 33 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | Sep 22, 2017 | Alice Foster
    The ex-Goldman Sachs banker and lesbian mother is one of the top two candidates for the anti-immigrant Eurosceptic party Alternative for Germany (AfD). The sharply dressed blonde is pitting herself against Angela Merkel, the most powerful woman in Europe, ahead of the German election on Sunday. Alice Weidel, 38, may have no hope of beating Mrs Merkel, but she has helped to put the migrant crisis at the heart of the election debate. The openly gay politician has a doctorate in economics, has a home in Switzerland, lived in China for years and is trying to soften the image of...
  • “Something is Seething in Germany”

    09/22/2017 8:09:47 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 22 Sep, 2017 | b
    The news report below shows the polarization in the crowd at a recent campaign rally for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Many thanks to Nash Montana for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling. A note from the translator: That last sentence is very cryptic. I do not know what they mean. Do they mean to say that most who will vote in Berlin, will vote for others such as AfD? There’s no explanation for this, and comments are disabled on the original video.
  • How a rise in sex crimes in Bavaria has opened a debate about women’s rights

    09/20/2017 9:44:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 September 2017 12:08 CEST+02:00
    Last Wednesday the Bavarian interior ministry released statistics that made for sobering reading. In the first half of 2017 some 685 sex crimes were recorded in Bavaria, a rise of 48 percent on the same period in 2016. Of these crimes, 126 had suspects who had arrived in Germany as asylum seekers. The figures showed that sex crimes with asylum seekers as suspects jumped by 91 percent in a year. While the large majority (71 percent) of suspects were Germans, people who had come to the country seeking asylum made up 11 percent of all suspects, a figure disproportionate to...
  • Germany’s 'First Wild Bison in 250 Years’ Shot by Authorities

    09/19/2017 11:50:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    The Local ^ | 18 September 2017 | Lucinda Watts
    The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced on Friday that it is filing charges against an official in eastern Germany who ordered hunters to shoot a bison he claimed was a danger to the public. The conservationists say it was the first wild bison seen in Germany in two and a half centuries. "Giving permission to shoot a strongly protected animal without a clear potential threat is a criminal offence,” Chris Heinrich, a WWF board member said in a statement which explained why they decided to file charges against the head of a public order office in Brandenburg. “After more than...
  • Germany: Four Asylum Seekers Arrested After 56-Year-Old is Gang Raped

    09/15/2017 11:16:04 AM PDT · by davikkm · 49 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Four asylum seekers have been arrested by police in Dessau, Germany after being suspected of gang raping a 56-year-old woman on the grounds of a former vocational school last month. The attack occurred last month on August 16th, according to the victim, who said she was assaulted by four men she described as having a dark skin colour. This week police arrested four men between the ages of 18 and 21, all from Eritrea, in the German regions of in Saxony-Anhalt, Baden-Wurttemberg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Mittledeutsche Zeitung reports. Though police have confirmed that all the asylum seekers have been arrested and...
  • Two Afghans Arrested for Raping 16-Year-Old on German City Street

    09/19/2017 6:56:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Two Afghan asylum seekers were arrested for the brutal rape, and a third for attempted rape, of a 16-year-old girl in the Bavarian town of Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn just south of Munich. The pair of asylum seekers, aged 27 and 17, are said to have met the girl on Friday night along with others who gathered in front of a local asylum shelter. The pair, along with an 18-year-old Afghan male, walked the girl to a nearby train station where the 27-year-old and 17-year-old took turns raping her, Der Spiegel reports. The 18-year-old Afghan asylum seeker also attempted to rape the girl...
  • German girl, 16, who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty Iraqi PM warns <Tr>

    09/18/2017 6:24:07 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/18/2017 | Julian Robinson
    A German teenager who ran away to join ISIS may yet face the death penalty, Iraq's Prime Minister has warned. Linda Wenzel was dragged from the rubble in Mosul as Iraqi forces liberated the city in July and is now being held in Baghdad where her fate rests in the hands of the country's court system. The 16-year-old, who left her home in Pulsnitz, eastern Germany, last year to join the terror group, is desperate to return to Europe amid fears she could spend years in jail. But Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has now said Iraq's judiciary will decide...
  • Foreigners cast symbolic ballots in new initiative to give voting rights to all [Germany]

    09/18/2017 9:47:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 September 2017 16:47 CEST+02:00 | Shelley Pascual
    Over the past week, 20 polling stations set up in central Berlin invited non-German citizens to cast a symbolic general election vote. Why is the right to vote important for these residents? The Local found out. “I find it bad that I’m not able to vote,” Ania Seroka explained after she slipped her symbolic ballot into the box with her young son by her side. In spite of having lived in Germany for ten years, Polish citizen Ania Seroka will not have a say in the country’s federal election less than a week away. But the social worker considers her...
  • Jesus The True and Eternal Supreme Court [charismatic caucus]

    09/18/2017 7:09:07 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Jurisdictions carry no weight in My courts for as Creator I Reign Supreme ! Do you see my children I AM The First and The Last Word as Mediator over All Creation and it is My hand that is the Gavel of Authority and My answer was given on The Cross " IT IS FINISHED " You are Worthy and My blood has dressed you in My Righteousness and My Answer to the enemy for you shall forever be " NOT GUILTY " and surely goodness and mercy shall follow you ALL the days of your life and you SHALL...
  • Cleaning lady takes anger out on Merkel over meager pension

    09/15/2017 2:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 15 September 2017 16:09 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    During a meet-the-voter TV show on Thursday night, a cleaning lady asked Chancellor Angela Merkel a question that raised the issue of old-age poverty — leaving her struggling to come up with an answer. “In Austria, there is a citizens’ insurance scheme. Everyone pays into it,” Petra Vogel told the Chancellor on a live show on public broadcaster ZDF on Thursday. Vogel, a cleaner in a hospital in Bochum and trade unionist, went on to explain that if Germany had this too, she would not have to live in poverty as a pensioner. After more than 40 years of work,...
  • Germany's 'deadliest company' pledges to stop selling guns to crisis regions [H&K]

    09/12/2017 10:46:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 8, 2017 | Ben Knight
    Heckler & Koch, the German weapons manufacturer whose guns are estimated to have killed more than 2 million people since the company was founded in 1949, has quietly adopted the most ethical sales policy of any gunmaker in the world. The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries. [Emphasis Mine]
  • Teen with Down Syndrome puts Merkel on spot over late abortions

    09/12/2017 6:02:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 September 2017 11:57 CEST+02:00
    During a meet-the-voter TV show on Monday night, an 18-year-old from Cologne asked Chancellor Angela Merkel a question on late abortion that hit on a sensitive ethical debate. “Mrs. Merkel, you are a politician. You make laws. I’m an editor at a magazine for people like me who have Down Syndrome,” Cologne-native Natalie Dedreux told the Chancellor on a live show on public broadcaster ARD. “Nine out of ten babies with Down Syndrome in Germany aren’t born,” she continued. “A baby with Down Syndrome can be aborted days before the birth, in what is called ‘late stage abortion.’ My colleagues...
  • A taste of Bavaria Oktoberfest launches the community into old-world traditions

    09/11/2017 6:15:17 AM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Oompah-pah bands, brats and beer gave Sierra Vista a taste of Bavaria Friday and Saturday during the 22nd annual Oktoberfest. As the Sierra Vista Community Band filled the beer garden with such festive German favorites as the Chicken Dance, Beer Barrell Polka, Happy Wanderer and Hamburger Waltz on Friday, parents and youngsters danced along. Manuel Garcia and his 7-year-old granddaughter were particularly fond of the Chicken Dance. “I lived in Heidelberg for three years and really enjoyed Oktoberfest celebrations while I was there,” he said. “I’m sure my Chicken Dance could use a little work, but my...
  • Merkel calls out haters, as boos and whistles greet her once again on campaign trail

    09/08/2017 11:25:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 7 September 2017 10:24 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    When the German Chancellor was confronted by whistles and catcalls during an election event in east German town of Torgau on Wednesday, she attempted to turn the boos to her advantage. People in other countries “would be delighted if they could demonstrate in this way,” Angela Merkel said, as more than 100 far-right protests attempted to drown out her speech with boos, whistles and cries of “traitor.” “That’s why we should be happy that we have democracy in Germany and that we can vote freely. Other people can only dream of that,” the Chancellor said, according to Die Welt. Then,...
  • German job centers discriminate against people with foreign-sounding names: study

    09/08/2017 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 8 September 2017 17:00 CEST+02:00
    When dealing with inquiries, employees at job centers in Germany tend to discriminate against people with names that sound foreign, according to a report released on Friday. Researchers from the Social Science Research Center in Berlin (WBZ) sent 408 emails to job centers inquiring about the documents necessary for unemployment benefit Hartz IV applications. The fictitious emails were sent in 2014 and 2015 from imaginary people with six German, Turkish and Romanian-sounding names. The emails varied in terms of profession, gender and writing style. While the authorities answered all of the emails regardless of name, the findings of the report...