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  • A World War II hero returns to Germany to solve a mystery -- and meet an enemy

    11/14/2018 10:05:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies ^ | November 11, 2018 | John Blake
    Clarence Smoyer's index finger caressed the trigger. Sweat poured down the leather flaps of his helmet. No one in his tank moved or even whispered. It was March 6, 1945, and Smoyer was part of the Allies' last push into Nazi Germany. The lanky 19-year-old with a mop of curly hair was part of a tank crew that had crawled into the German city of Cologne for what would become the US Army's biggest house-to-house fight in Europe. The Germans called it "Endkampf," the final battle for their homeland. "Gentlemen, I give you Cologne," Smoyer's commander announced over the radio....
  • Cologne: Possible terrorist hostage situation

    10/15/2018 9:35:23 PM PDT · by JudgemAll · 26 replies
    Actu17 ^ | 15Oct18 | Actu17
    15h25. L’auteur de la prise otage est « gravement blessé » des suites de son arrestation. Il est « en cours de réanimation » annonce la police
  • Rival rallies as Turkey’s Erdogan opens mega mosque in Cologne

    09/30/2018 6:00:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to open one of Europe’s largest mosques in Cologne on Saturday as he wrapped up a controversial visit to Germany, with police deploying in force to manage the rival rallies. The inauguration will mark the closing event of his three-day state visit, aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin after two years of tensions. On the bank of the Rhine, demonstrators waved banners reading: “Erdogan not welcome”. Cansu, a 30-year-old student of Turkish origin, came from Switzerland to join the protest. “I want to be the voice of people who can’t take to the...
  • Death Becomes Her: Archaeologists Announce Roman Skeleton Discovered With Beauty Tools

    08/08/2018 2:51:01 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2018 | Kristina Killgrove
    Archaeologists have discovered a massive stone sarcophagus in Zülpich, Germany, dating to the 3rd century AD; inside, the remains of a Roman woman and her beauty tools... Because of the number of well-preserved artifacts in this burial and because additional burials were expected to be found, the finding was not announced until yesterday at a press conference. The sarcophagus required a full week to excavate, and its lid alone weighed two tons. When archaeologists removed it, they found the skeleton of a young woman, estimated to have been between 25-30 years old at the time of her death. They also...
  • 'Spectacular' ancient public library discovered in Germany

    08/01/2018 11:08:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 34 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | Tue 31 Jul 2018 Last modified on Wed 1 Aug 2018 | Alison Flood
    The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne. The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre of the city. Archaeologists knew they were of Roman origins, with Cologne being one of Germany's oldest cities, founded by the Romans in 50 AD under the name Colonia. But the discovery of niches in the walls, measuring approximately 80cm by 50cm, was, initially, mystifying... "But what they...
  • Cologne police arrest Tunisian man on suspicion of possessing toxic substance

    06/13/2018 2:55:59 AM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 17 replies
    The ^ | 13 June 2018 | Staff
    German police have arrested a Tunisian man after discovering "toxic substances" at his flat in Cologne, officials said Wednesday, with prosecutors not ruling out a possible terror motive. The man and his wife, whose nationality was not released, were detained late Tuesday night after officers raided their flat and came across "unknown substances" that are now being analysed by specialists, Cologne police said in a statement.
  • Resident Smells Home Invasion Suspect’s Cologne, Shoots Him Dead

    04/23/2018 12:28:21 AM PDT · by Trillian · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    A Greenville, South Carolina, resident smelled a home invasion suspect’s cologne, followed the smell to a closet, and shot the suspect dead. The incident occurred around 8:25 a.m. Friday morning. Greenville News reports that the woman took her children to school, returned to her residence, and sensed that someone was in her apartment. There was an “unusual smell, an odor, cologne or whatever.” The woman’s uncle, Douglas Sweeney, said his niece began going room to room in the apartment then opened a closet door and “there he was.” The woman shot the intrusion suspect on the spot. Responding officers discovered...
  • German police union chief slams NYE 'safe zone' for women

    12/30/2017 11:01:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2017 1:19 PM EST | Frank Jordans
    A German police union boss has criticized organizers of Berlin’s annual open-air New Year’s Eve party for designating a special “safety area” for women, saying it suggests they aren’t safe from assault elsewhere. The comments by Rainer Wendt, who heads the right-leaning DpolG union, come amid an ongoing debate in Germany about how to tackle an increase in sexual assaults. Wendt told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung daily in an interview published Saturday that establishing such a safe zone sends a “devastating message.” “By doing so, one is saying there are safe zones and unsafe zones” for women that could result...
  • Cologne Plans 10-Fold Increase in Police [1,500 police officers on New Year's Eve]

    12/28/2017 8:34:23 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Handelsblatt ^ | December 29, 2016 | David Crossland
    Cologne will flood the city center with 1,500 police officers on New Year's Eve, 10 times more than in 2015, to prevent a repeat of the sexual assaults and robberies committed mainly by young North African and Arab migrants last year. The police chief of Cologne on Thursday promised New Year’s Eve revellers that they can party safely this year after the city made global headlines in 2015 with hundreds of sexual assaults and robberies committed predominantly by young men of North African and Arab origin around the train station and cathedral.
  • [Catholic Caucus] German Seminarians Are Expelled If They Attend The Latin Mass

    08/28/2017 10:04:26 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | August 28, 2017 | Gloria TV
    In the seminary of Cologne archdiocese, Germany, students are expelled if it becomes known that they have attended the Traditional Latin Mass, the German philologist Heinz-Lothar Barth told his audience during a workshop in the Old Rite Cistercian monastery of Vyšší Brod (Hohenfurth), Czech Republic, on July 5. The seminary of Cologne Archdiocese is located in Bonn. According to Barth a growing number of theological students attend the diocesan Latin Mass in Bonn. But they are afraid that this becomes known, because this would mean “the end of their training“.
  • Lower than expected turnout for Muslim anti-terror march in Cologne

    06/18/2017 11:01:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.17.2017 | se/sms (AP, dpa, AFP, KNA)
    A peace march organized by German Muslim groups to condemn terrorism and violence in the name of Islam has been held in Cologne. Organizers had registered 10,000 participants, but actual turnout was much lower. Under gray skies, demonstrators waved banners proclaiming “together against terror” and “terrorism has no religion” on Saturday in the western German city of Cologne. Estimates of the number of people who took part varied from several hundred to about 3,500. The march, organized by Islamic scholar Lamya Kaddor and peace activist Tarek Mohamad to condemn violence in the name of Islam across the world, was preceded...
  • 7 found guilty of robbing German churches to finance jihad

    01/30/2017 9:13:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 11:36 AM EST
    A German court has found seven men guilty of burglarizing churches to financially support Islamic extremists fighting in Syria. Cologne’s regional court sentenced the men to between three years and 6 months, and four years and 10 months in prison for the robberies. Judges say that there’s sufficient proof the men — aged between 24 and 37 — broke into up to five churches and other buildings between 2013 and 2014. …
  • Is 'racial profiling' illegal? Depends on where you live [Germany]

    01/03/2017 7:38:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.03.2017 | Carla Bleiker
    Cologne police have been accused of racial profiling after targeting men of North African appearance on New Year’s Eve. In the US racial profiling is illegal, but in Germany and the UK, the law isn’t that clear. There is no law in Germany that explicitly prevents a police officer from stopping and checking someone for the way he or she looks. Police in Cologne have drawn some criticism for focusing their attention on men who looked as if they might come from North Africa this past New Year’s Eve. They have denied the accusations of racial profiling, even though the...
  • Cologne police chief rejects claims of 'racial profiling' after 100s of 'African' men detained

    01/01/2017 12:13:20 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Faux Nuse ^ | January 1, 2017 | Associated Presstitutes
    Cologne's chief of police dismissed claims of racial profiling Sunday after officers detained hundreds of North African men in an effort to prevent a repeat of sexual assaults during New Year's festivities in the German city a year ago. The men had gathered late Saturday at Cologne's main train station and in the Deutz district, across the Rhine river. In an overnight tweet, police had described them as being "seemingly of African descent," prompting online criticism that people were being detained based on their appearance alone. "I reject this negative criticism," Police Chief Juergen Mathies told reporters. "The clear aim...
  • 'No! You cannot touch me!': New footage from (Germany) Cologne mass sex attacks...

    12/15/2016 12:27:25 PM PST · by quesney · 61 replies
    More than 500 women were assaulted or robbed by mobs of migrant men The harrowing cries of a girl can be heard on the video from New Year's Eve Video also shows fireworks being launched into huge groups of people Another victim of sexual assault has come forward with her recollection ===== Newly-released footage from the New Year's Eve sex attacks in Cologne show how powerless the vastly-outnumbered police were in handling the out-of-control crowd. More than 500 women were assaulted and robbed by mobs of immigrant, mostly North African men in the German city during last year's New Year's...
  • Police mull helicopters, CCTV to fight New Year sex crimes [Köln, Germany]

    11/28/2016 11:05:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies ^ | 28 Nov 2016 17:29 GMT+01:00
    As Cologne prepares for New Year’s Eve a year after a spate of sexual assaults, officials are considering ramping up security with helicopters, video surveillance and restricted entry to certain places, according to a media report. A group of experts from state and federal police have been analyzing the events of New Year’s Eve last year under a project called “Silvester” — meaning New Year’s Eve in German. Their final report is set to be discussed at a conference of interior ministries starting on Tuesday, and Cologne’s Express newspaper obtained a copy of the police recommendations, the newspaper reported on...
  • Cardinal rejects preference for Christian refugees

    09/11/2016 3:39:55 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 6 replies
    Catholic Conclave ^ | 11/9/2016 | CG
    Archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Rainer Woelki, accuses the CSU of creating a split in society. With their demands for limits on refugees or a preference for immigrants from the Western Christian culture the party contributes to even greater polarization and...
  • Cologne 'shooting': Two suspects on the run after 'gunfire and knife attack in city centre'

    08/15/2016 6:58:33 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 15 replies
    Mirror ^ | August 15 | Sophie Evans
    Two suspects are on the run after a shooting and knife attack in Cologne city centre, it is reported. A man was seriously injured in the assault on Flandrishe Street this morning, according to the German newspaper, Koelner Express.
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

    08/10/2016 5:33:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 66 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | August 9, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    Suppression of data about migrant rapes is "Germany-wide phenomenon." ◾Germany's migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany's federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, according to Minister of Justice Heiko Maas. ◾Up to 90% of the sex crimes committed in Germany in 2014 do not appear in the official statistics, according to André Schulz, the...
  • IN PICTURES: Huge Pro-Erdogan Islamist Rally In Germany

    08/01/2016 11:35:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 31, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Around 50,000 supporters of Turkey’s Islamist president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan have rallied in Cologne, Germany to demand his authoritarian reign continues. The Islamist crowd chanted “Allah hu Akbar!” and held signs reading, “Erdoğan is a human rights activist”, whilst opponents waved banners insisting “Stop the Erdomania!” Members of the Turkish-nationalist, fascist-leaning “Grey Wolves” group were among the crowd that gathered on banks of the Rhine River with the city’s huge gothic cathedral in the background. The German Federal Constitutional Court banned the live broadcasting of Mr. Erdogan’s speech at the rally, Deutsche Welle reports. Some Germans reacted furiously to the...