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  • Trump 'threw' Starburst on table during G7 talks, told Merkel 'don't say I never give you anything'

    06/20/2018 9:27:19 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    AOL ^ | June 21, 2018 | Staff
    The recent G-7 Summit has been largely described a contentious event, and, according to CBS News senior global affairs contributor Ian Bremmer, it included a moment in which President Trump reportedly “threw” Starburst on the table. Bremmer told CBS News on Wednesday that during a discussion about the joint G-7 statement, the U.S. president “stood up, he put his hand in his pocket, his suit jacket pocket, and he took two Starburst candies out, threw them on the table and said to Merkel, ‘Here Angela, don’t say I never give you anything.’” Days later, Trump took another swipe at the...
  • Germany’s Migration Chief Sacked Amid Asylum Agency Fraud Scandal – Fall Guy?

    06/20/2018 11:11:12 AM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | Thinker
    The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired this week by Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, after an internal review discovered that the agency’s branch in the city of Bremen had violated legal and internal regulations for the approval of asylum applications. The decision was quietly announced on Friday, and Rainer Rothfuss, a geopolitical...
  • Germany: Left-wing violence and extremism on the rise

    06/20/2018 10:04:58 AM PDT · by BBell · 16 replies
    German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years. Figures released by the domestic intelligence agency BfV on Wednesday show the number of left-wing extremists whom authorities consider potentially violent rose 27 percent from 7,100 to about 9,000 between 2012 and 2017. The number of violent crimes committed by left-wing extremists rose 88 percent during that period, to 1,648 from 876.
  • Trump's Attacks on Germany-The Enemy in the White House

    06/20/2018 9:02:55 AM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 33 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 6/20/2018 | Stefan Kuzamny
    Regarding Donald Trump's intentions, by contrast, there can no longer be any doubt. Since taking office, he has carried out a scorched-earth policy against multi-lateral treaties of all kinds. He is a man with no interest in foreign policy, seeing it merely as an instrument to pursue his "America First" ideology. He views cooperation as a weakness, the latest proof being the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Trump acts quite openly. And now, the American president has turned his attentions toward launching a disinformation campaign against Germany. He is doing so as a way of justifying...
  • MiT chief in Germany promoted to be ambassador (MiT is Turkish military Intelligence)

    06/19/2018 5:56:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 9 Aug 2017, 00:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    A chief of Turkish intelligence in Germany, Frankfurt Consul General Ilhan Saygili, who had close ties with Turkish-German Chief Inspector removed from duty for working for MİT Döndü Yazgan, was appointed as an ambassador in Switzerland. According to a report the German intelligence prepared on the Turkish-German Chief Inspector Döndü Yazgan, who was recently removed from duty for working for the Turkish intelligence service MİT, Yazgan met with Frankfurt and Mainz consuls general. German intelligence had documented that Yazgan shared intelligence information with Turkey via these consuls. Ilhan Saygılı served as the Frankfurt Consul General between 2008 and 2012 and...
  • Why Trump is wrong (again) on migrants and crime in Germany [barf]

    06/18/2018 12:00:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 June 2018 16:17 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to fire off two tweets about the “tenuous” state of politics in Germany. Not for the first time, he showed his ignorance of developments in German society. Trump waded into the political crisis facing Chancellor Angela Merkel, declaring that the German people were “turning against their leadership” over immigration. “We don’t want what is happening with immigration in Europe to happen with us!” he said in a pair of tweets. “The people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition,” he said, adding that “crime...
  • The Kremlin stresses Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project is purely commercial, not political

    06/18/2018 6:49:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    TASS ^ | June 18, 2018
    Nord Stream-2 includes construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The gas pipeline will bypass the transit states - Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries - through the exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of five states - Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project is purely commercial, not political, and attempts to counter its implementation violate the rules of free competition, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...
  • The EU's Magical Thinking on The Israeli-Arab Conflict: How Much Failure is Enough?

    05/18/2018 8:02:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 05/18/2018 | Bruce Thornton
    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1, when the Welsh magus Glendower boasts, “I can call spirits from the vasty deep,” the sceptic Hotspur retorts, “Why, so can I, or so can any man; But will they come when you do call for them?” For seven decades the West’s foreign policy establishment has been trying to call Middle East peace from depths of endless summits and conferences and agreements with ritualistic chants of “land for peace” and “two-state solution.” But all they’ve managed to produce is war, terrorism,...
  • EU Court of Justice: All EU nations must welcome same-sex ‘spouses’

    06/17/2018 9:35:35 PM PDT · by massmike · 27 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 06/18/2018 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    Homosexual rights got a boost from a groundbreaking judgment of the European Court of Justice that forces all EU member states to welcome the same-sex "spouses" of EU citizens, even when they are not EU nationals. The European Court of Justice fell short of imposing an obligation on EU member states to recognize homosexual marriages but opened another avenue for homosexual marriage in Europe by declaring a "derived right of residence" in EU states for same-sex spouses of EU nationals who are non-EU citizen. The Court recognized that homosexual marriage may not be a human right but held that homosexual...
  • For Christians and Jews, Germany's Alternatives to Merkel Are Equally Unpromising

    06/17/2018 8:24:18 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 2017 | Rod Dreher
    Germany has much more severed itself from God and Christian tradition than the US. The culture is deeply anti-Christian. AfD and PEGIDA [German nationalist, anti-Islam movement] for example long for a return to the days of a thoroughly Christian culture only in as far as “personal peace and prosperity” is concerned as Schaeffer put it way back when. Unless there is a bottom up moral cultural renewal in this country/on this continent, parties such as AfD or movements such as PEGIDA will be hapless, romantic attempts to impose some well-meant principles/policies on a people that have given up on God....
  • New Migrant Crisis Threatens to Bring Down Merkel in 48 Hours

    06/17/2018 5:42:31 AM PDT · by davikkm · 50 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    The era of Angela Merkel may be coming to an end as longstanding disagreements on migration policies between her and her Bavarian allies threaten to come to a head and potentially unseat the German leader, who has been at the country’s helm since 2005. The coalition of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) led by Chancellor Merkel and the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) led by interior minister Horst Seehofer is in crisis over differences on mass migration. The CSU under Seehofer has demanded that Germany should be able to reject migrants at the border of the countryi f they have...
  • Eurosatory 2018: Franco-German industry unveils new Euro tank

    06/17/2018 12:51:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 40 replies
    SHEPHARD ^ | 11th June 2018 | Grant Turnbull
    French and German industry have unexpectedly unveiled a new Euro Main Battle Tank (EMBT) concept at Eurosatory, their first attempt at combining national technologies to develop a next-generation pan-European tank. The EMBT has been developed by KNDS – a joint company between German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and French company Nexter – and combines a Leopard 2 chassis with a Leclerc 120mm turret. Officials from KNDS told Shephard that the development effort has been ongoing since January 2017, with the prototype platform conducting live fire trials only a month ago. ‘This is the first step in having a common product from...
  • Germany Emergency Talks

    06/17/2018 12:24:11 AM PDT · by pepsionice · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 17 June 2018 | Deutsche Welle
    A special meeting on the EU migration crisis could take place as early as next weekend. Meanwhile, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said no one is interested in "toppling the chancellor" over the issue.
  • Erdogan Bans Uber: 'That Business Is Finished'

    06/16/2018 1:33:43 PM PDT · by Rome2000 · 57 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JUNE 11, 2018 | PHIL BAKER
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, announced that he’s expelling Uber from Turkey, a result of pressure from Istanbul's taxi industry. Istanbul taxi drivers, numbering more than 17,000, claimed Uber was providing an illegal service and that it needs to be banned. Ever since Uber began its service in Turkey in 2014, it's caused dissension among the country's taxi drivers, not unlike what's happening elsewhere. In a speech on Friday, Erdogan said, “This thing called Uber emerged. That business is finished. That does not exist anymore. We have our taxi system.... Where does this come from? It is used...
  • 'We might have a new situation' German MP predicts Merkel could be OUSTED end of NEXT WEEK

    06/16/2018 11:15:14 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 102 replies
    express.co.uk via DRUDGE ^ | Jun 16, 2018 | Alessandra Scotto di Santolo
    GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel could lose her powerful seat in the heart of Europe as soon as next week amid clashes within her coalition Government over EU migration policies, claimed German MP Kai Whittaker.Speaking on BBC World at One, the German politician claimed clashes between Angela Merkel and German interior minister Horst Seehofer could result in a "new political situation" in Germany by the end of next week. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) politician said it was still unclear in Berlin what the essence of the disagreement between the Chancellor and Mr Seehofer was and that other members of the...
  • Watch: Group of Asylum Seekers Attack German Police During Attempt To Relocate Migrant

    06/16/2018 8:21:06 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A group of between a dozen and twenty asylum seekers armed with various weapons launched an attack on police officers attempting to move a 20-year-old Liberian to another facility. The incident took place at an asylum shelter in the city of Göttingen in Lower Saxony earlier this week when officers attempted to remove the 20-year-old and he refused to co-operate, Die Welt reports. According to a spokesman for the city government, the asylum seeker had been causing trouble among other residents of the shelter including intimidating others and disturbing them by making a lot of noise. Despite initially agreeing to...
  • Merkel faces defiance as poll shows support for tougher stance on migrants

    06/16/2018 2:59:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    AFP via France 24 ^ | 2018-06-15
    As Chancellor Angela Merkel fights to save her government in a heated battle over immigration, an opinion poll Friday showed most Germans support the tougher line of her rebel interior minister. The survey found that 62 percent of respondents were in favor of turning back undocumented migrants at the border, in line with the stance of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who is openly challenging Merkel. And 86 percent want faster deportations of rejected asylum seekers, a process now often held up by bureaucratic hurdles and legal challenges, according to the Infratest dimap poll. The survey turns up the pressure on...
  • The Final Destruction of Western Europe, Brought to you by Frau Merkel

    06/15/2018 3:25:47 PM PDT · by davikkm · 28 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Germany’s perpetual chancellor, former East German communist apparatchik Angela Merkel, still stands firm in regard to her “open borders” policy. According to her spokesman on Friday, Merkel opposes Bavarian demands to close Germany’s borders, and turn the so-called refugees back, a move demanded by Merkel’s conservative allies. Why, you asked? Merkel claims that such an “unilateral” move would weaken the European Union. Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert was quoted as saying: “We must not contribute to weakening the European Union and purely national measures setting the tone again in Europe” Actually, all of Europe is revolting against the insanity that has...
  • POLL: Immigration and Terror Top Issues for EU, Say Public in Every Member State

    06/15/2018 5:42:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    Immigration is now seen as the most important issue facing the European Union (EU) by people in every member state apart from seven countries, where the top concern is terrorism, an official survey has found. The revelation comes from the Eurobarometer, a series of public opinion surveys conducted for the European Commission, the bloc’s executive branch, and corroborates the results of a YouGov survey from May. As recently as 2014, immigration and terror were perceived as less of a concern for the bloc than the economic situation, member states’ public finances, and unemployment. When people were asked this year what...
  • U.S. expected to retreat from main U.N. rights forum (Human Rights Council): activists, diplomats

    06/15/2018 9:46:10 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    al Reuters ^ | June 14, 2018 | Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA (Reuters) - Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington’s demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday. A U.S. source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the withdrawal appeared to be “imminent” but had no details. Diplomatic sources said it was not a question of if but of when the United States retreats from the Human Rights Council, which is holding a three-week session through July 6. A separate U.S. official in Geneva had...