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  • Germany Election Frontrunner Schulz Accused in EU Fake Job Scandal

    02/19/2017 5:23:27 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz could be facing a possible scandal as details have emerged regarding unusual contracts he made for friends when European Union President. The allegations of potential misconduct by the former European Union president revolve mostly around a man named Markus Engels, a long-time confidant of Schulz and his current campaign manager for the German federal elections later this year. According to reports, Schulz gave Engels a lavish contract in 2012 to represent Schulz interests in Berlin, though he was registered in Brussels — allowing him to avoid large amounts of tax, Der Spiegel reports.
  • Angela Merkel and European leaders resist Donald Trump's ultimatum to increase defence spending

    European leaders have pushed back at Donald Trump’s ultimatum that they increase defence spending or risk America scaling back its commitment to Transatlantic protection. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, said her country would not accelerate existing, long-term plans to ramp up the military budget by 2024 despite a demand by the US this week that countries increase spending by the end of the year. The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, also said countries must not cave in to US demands. James Mattis, US defence secretary, earlier this week warned Nato that a new “political reality” after the election...
  • Merkel Deports More Refugees While Blasting Trump’s Refugee Ban

    02/19/2017 9:08:45 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Liz ^ | 15 February 2017 | Liz Peek
    Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to EmailShare to More Donald Trump is not the only head of state trying to protect against the possibility that refugees may also be terrorists. He’s just the most open about it. In an outburst of brazen hypocrisy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel blasted President Trump’s temporary travel ban, saying it is “not justified to put people from a specific background or faith under general suspicion” to combat terrorism. Meanwhile, Merkel is doing back flips to rid her country of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers from mostly Muslim countries who have flocked in through her...
  • Germany's Migrant Rape Crisis: January 2017

    02/19/2017 1:31:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 13 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 2/13/2017 | Soeren Kern
    Tolerating a "rape culture" to sustain a politically correct stance on mass migration ◾The actual number of migrant-related sex crimes in Germany is at least two or three times higher than the official number. Only 10% of the sex crimes committed in Germany appear in the official statistics. — André Schulz, head of the Criminal Police Association. ◾An even more toxic practice is for police deliberately to omit any references to migrants in crime reports. This lapse makes it impossible for German citizens to understand the true scale of the migrant crime problem. ◾City police asked German media to delete...
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 49 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • Germany's Merkel to US: uphold, strengthen multilateralism

    02/18/2017 2:13:01 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 18, 2017 4:45 AM EST | Geir Moulson and David Rising
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others on Saturday to support and bolster multilateral organizations such as the European Union, the United Nations and NATO, an alliance to which U.S. Vice President Mike Pence pledged America’s commitment was “unwavering.” Merkel told Pence and other world leaders, diplomats and defense officials at the Munich Security Conference that “acting together strengthens everyone.” Her address came amid concern about the Trump administration’s approach to international affairs and fears that it may have little interest in working in multilateral forums. “Will we be able to continue working well together, or...
  • Merkel seeks speedier deportations to Tunisia

    02/17/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    DW (Deutsche Welle) ^ | 14 February 2017
    In a meeting with her Tunisian counterpart Tuesday in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, German Chancellor Angel Merkel pushed for ways to encourage rejected Tunisian asylum seekers living in Germany to depart the country and return home. Germany plans to offer stronger support for measures facilitating voluntary return, such as educational incentives and financial support for entrepreneurs. In addition, Merkel emphasized that the German government would seek to deport individuals who refuse to return to Tunisia of their own violition. "We must make it clear: whoever does not choose to return of their own free will then have to be...
  • Germany says settlement construction could lead to war [for Israel]

    02/17/2017 5:22:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 16, 2017, 11:22 pm | Alexander Fulbright
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Thursday that continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank endangers the possibility of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and could lead to war in the Middle East, Reuters reported. “We are concerned that unlimited construction of settlements will … make a two-state solution impossible and could increase the risks of conflicts in the Middle East, including possible war,” Sigmar Gabriel said during a news conference at a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. Despite being one of Israel’s strongest allies, Germany has taken a more critical stance against...
  • Hitler’s Personal Traveling Phone for Sale

    02/17/2017 11:09:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies ^ | 2/17/17
    A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone. Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City says occupying Russian officers gave the phone to Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner.... .....bidding will start at $100,000 this weekend.
  • German Intelligence Clears Russia Of Election Interference [Merkel commissions another study]

    02/17/2017 9:24:20 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2/17/17 | Tyler Durden
    After a multi-month, politically charged investigation, German intelligence agencies could find no good evidence of Moscow-directed cyber-attacks or a disinformation campaign aimed at subverting the democratic process in Germany. Undaunted, Chancellor Angela Merkel has commissioned a new investigation.Last year, Berlin’s two main intelligence agencies, the BND and BfV (counterparts of the CIA and FBI) launched a joint investigation to substantiate allegations that Russia was meddling in German political affairs and attempting to shape the outcome of Germany’s elections next September.Like the vast majority of Americans malnourished on “mainstream media,” most Germans have been led to believe that, by hacking and “propaganda,” the...
  • Nigerian Migrant Arrested for Stabbing Female ‘Refugee Helper’ to Death

    02/16/2017 6:25:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    A 27-year-old Nigerian migrant has been arrested in Switzerland after murdering a 22-year-old asylum home worker in Germany and then fleeing the country.
  • Is the German Military Capable of Defending Europe?

    02/15/2017 5:50:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 15 February 2017 | Jörg Luyken
    The election of Donald Trump to President of the US has awoken fears that the US will no longer be the guardian of European security. If Washington steps back, can Berlin fill the void? After less than a month of life with the Trump administration, it is still far from clear how Washington now sees NATO and the defence of Europe. On Tuesday US Defence Secretary James Mattis described NATO as "the most successful military alliance in history" on his way to a meeting of defence ministers in Brussels. But his boss in the White House has repeatedly called the...
  • Violent thugs issue death threats to hotel hosting Germany’s eurosceptic party

    02/15/2017 4:33:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Westmonster ^ | 2/15/17
    A hotel in Cologne, the scene of disgusting migrant gang attacks on females on that infamous New Year’s Eve, is under threats for allowing the eurosceptic Alternative for Germany party to hold their conference at the venue. The Maritim Hotel is under pressure and threat for hosting Germany’s third most popular party. Protests are planned and members of staff at the hotel have allegedly received death threats, including a warning that “the whole building will burn”. This all represents, as we’ve already seen in the UK and the US, a dangerous, violent far-left who aren’t about opposing politics in the...
  • Migrants In Europe 2017: New Berlin Wall Built By German Town To Separate Citizens From Refugees

    02/15/2017 4:04:02 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Residents in a German town just outside of Munich have built a wall taller than the Berlin Wall to separate themselves from a refugee housing center that is scheduled to start welcoming migrants in April, Telesur reported Monday. The 300-foot, 13-goot tall stone wall in Neuperlach is located roughly a 20-minute car ride south of Munich’s city center. It was created to curb the amount of “noise” expected to come from the nearby housing center that will host unaccompanied minor refugees. Neighbors cited the young migrants’ soccer games among other outdoor activities on the complex’ outdoor courts as potential disturbances...
  • Germany emphasizes importance of two-state solution

    02/15/2017 1:25:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2017 | mz/sms (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Following comments from the White House that — contrary to America’s long-standing policy — a two-state solution may not be necessary for peace in the Middle East, Germany has insisted that the approach cannot be abandoned. German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said a two-state solution was the foundation of Germany’s Middle East policy. The head of a German parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Norbert Röttgen, was quoted by “Die Welt” newspaper as saying “the two-state solution is the only way Israel can remain a democratic and a Jewish state at the same time.” Niels Annen, foreign policy spokesperson for the...
  • Mattis tells NATO allies to increase defense spending or US will ‘moderate’ commitment

    02/15/2017 7:47:53 AM PST · by navysealdad · 10 replies
    Pentagon chief Mattis tells NATO allies to increase defense spending by year’s end or US will ‘moderate its commitment’
  • Mass sexual assaults by refugees in Frankfurt ‘completely made up’ [or coverup?]

    02/14/2017 5:37:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai ^ | 14 February 2017 14:25 CET+01:00
    Prosecutors in Frankfurt are investigating two people for making up a crime, after they claimed in a national newspaper that dozens of Arab men rioted and sexually assaulted women at New Year. The claims first appeared in Bild newspaper on February 6th, which described the men as a “rioting sex mob,” speculating that they had come from a refugee home in central Hesse. In an article since taken down from its website, the tabloid interviewed a well-known chef who runs a restaurant on Fressgass street, as well as a 27-year-old woman. […] But police confirmed on Tuesday to the Frankfurter...
  • Two thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election: poll

    02/14/2017 5:12:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 14 February 2017 11:14 CET+01:00
    Up until recently it seemed a very safe bet that Angela Merkel would win another term as Chancellor in September’s election. But more and more polling suggests otherwise. The most recent poll by YouGov published on Monday showed that 64 percent of Germans are in favor of having a new Chancellor after the election. A significant 42 percent said that, after 12 years with Merkel in office, it is “definitely” time someone else took on the most important job in German politics. Meanwhile, 22 percent said it was “probably” time for a fresh face. …
  • U.S. Helicopters Arrive in Germany to Boost Combat Presence

    02/13/2017 7:52:17 AM PST · by GonzoII · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 13, 2017 | Breitbart
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. Army has begun unloading dozens of Chinook, Apache and Black Hawk helicopters at a port in northern Germany so the aircraft can be moved to a base in Bavaria. German news agency dpa reported Sunday that 94 helicopters and several trucks from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in Fort Drum, New York were sent to the port of Bremerhaven.
  • It’s come to this: Angela Merkel now offering cash for migrants to leave Germany

    02/12/2017 4:06:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    On Friday we talked about new proposals coming from German Chancellor Angela Merkel which made it sound as if she was taking a new and even harder line on deporting troublesome immigrants from her country. There were a few other details in her proposals which were left out of the main headlines however. As it turns out, there are some incentive options on the table for those who took advantage of Germany’s open-door policies but are now not feeling quite so welcome in the shifting political climate of an election year. And when you’re talking about incentives there is...
  • Hamburg Airport Stops Flights After Toxin Injures Dozens

    02/12/2017 5:21:57 AM PST · by Innovative · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | Feb. 12, 2017 | AP
    BERLIN — German firefighters on Sunday evacuated hundreds of passengers at Hamburg Airport after 50 people were injured by an unknown toxin that likely spread through the airport's air conditioning system. All flights were halted for several hours due to the evacuation, airport spokeswoman Karen Stein said. "We have cancelled all flight at least until 2 p.m. (1300GMT) and most parts of the airport have been evacuated," she said.
  • Germany picks Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be president

    02/12/2017 8:10:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 12, 2017 10:47 AM EST | Kirsten Grieshaber
    A special assembly elected former German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority Sunday to be the country’s new president. Steinmeier was elected in Berlin by the assembly made up of the 630 members of parliament’s lower house and an equal number of representatives from Germany’s 16 states. He received 931 of the 1,260 votes. Steinmeier succeeds Joachim Gauck, a 77-year-old former pastor and East German pro-democracy activist who did not seek a second five-year term because of his age. […] “Isn’t it actually wonderful that this Germany, our difficult fatherland, that this country has become an anchor of...
  • Germany says U.S. demand for more NATO burden-sharing is 'fair'

    02/11/2017 8:43:47 PM PST · by Mariner · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 11th, 2017 | By Sabine Siebold
    The U.S. call for NATO partners to step up funding for the transatlantic alliance is "a fair demand," German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday after what she called a positive first meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis. Germany and other European powers were unnerved when President Donald Trump during the election campaign accused NATO allies of failing to pay their way, and described the alliance shortly before he took office last month as "obsolete." Trump offered some reassurance this week when he told U.S. forces: "We strongly support NATO." Von der Leyen said Germany, which spends...
  • North African Migrants Allegedly Rape Milan Schoolgirl in Broad Daylight on Commuter Train

    02/11/2017 12:16:12 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A 15-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly groped and raped by two North African migrants on the commuter train from Milan to Mortara Thursday afternoon. On Saturday morning, the girl was hospitalized with multiple bruises, a concussion and a broken rib, and police have launched a search for the assailants accused of aggravated assault and sexual assault. According to police reports, after school—around 4:00pm—the girl went to the Milan station of Porta Genova to catch the local commuter train home, sitting with a friend in the last carriage. When the friend got off the train at an earlier stop, the girl was...
  • Germany says 91 mosques were attacked in 2016

    02/11/2017 7:44:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 10:43 AM EST
    The German government says 91 mosques were attacked in the country in 2016. The interior ministry said in a report sent to The Associated Press late Friday that most attacks — 21 of them — took place in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, which is the country’s most populous state with a high number of Muslim immigrants. …
  • Merkel Will Pay Migrants Millions To Leave Germany

    02/11/2017 7:47:14 AM PST · by davikkm · 52 replies
    breitbart ^ | JACK MONTGOMERY
    Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up the removal of rejected asylum seekers, after Tunisian migrant Anis Amri murdered a Polish lorry driver, hijacked his vehicle and drove it into a Christmas market in Berlin while awaiting deportation. U.S. president Donald Trump told The Times that Merkel made a “catastrophic mistake” when she opened the doors to an unlimited number of migrants in 2015. Her vice-chancellor, Sigmar...
  • German trade surplus hits record high

    02/10/2017 8:25:11 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | February 8, 2017 | BBC
    Germany's trade surplus hit an all time high last year as the country continued to export significantly more than it imported. According to the figures, German exports climbed 1.2% to 1.2 trillion euros in 2016, while imports rose 0.6% to 954.6bn euros. This left a surplus of 252.9bn euros, up from 244.3bn euros in 2015.
  • German Town Changes Tune After Nursery Rhyme Triggered Vegan

    02/10/2017 3:36:32 PM PST · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/10/17 | Mary Chastain
    Someone needs a safe space! The German town Limburg an der Lahn in Hesse has decided to change a song in its glockenspiel after the nursery rhyme triggered a local vegan. From Heat Street: Before, the town’s bell tunes included a song called “Fox, You Stole the Goose.” It describes how theft puts the fox in the crosshairs of a local hunter with a big, long shotgun.The Limburg glockenspiel played only the melody, not the lyrics. But the unnamed vegan woman was bothered by the song’s imagery about a hunter with a gun, so she complained to city officials, who...
  • FGM in Germany: A 30% Increase in Less Than Two Years

    02/09/2017 6:41:10 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/9/17 | Baron Bodissey
    As might be expected, the incidence of female genital mutilation (FGM) has increased dramatically in Germany since the current migration wave began two years ago.Many thanks to Egri Nök for translating this article from Pharmazeutische Zeitung Online: Genital Mutilation: Almost 50,000 victims in GermanyThere are approximately 47,300 victims of female genital mutilation living in Germany. This emerges from the first survey of the national prevalence of the phenomenon, introduced by the Federal Ministry for Families today. The 6th of February is an action day for the United Nations and several rescue organizations opposing the practice, which is widespread mainly in...
  • Germany completes return of 300 tons of reserve gold from US

    02/09/2017 7:10:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 7:27 AM EST | Geir Moulson
    Germany has completed an effort to bring home 300 metric tons (330.7 tons) of gold stashed in the United States, part of a plan to repatriate gold bars kept abroad during the Cold War. The German central bank said it brought 111 tons of gold back from the Federal Reserve in New York last year, concluding in September — the last of 300 tons slated for return. […] Once the transfers are completed, Frankfurt will hold half of Germany’s 3,378 tons of reserve gold, with the rest in New York and London. […] During the Cold War, West Germany kept...
  • 92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed (Berlin)

    02/09/2017 1:13:01 AM PST · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    UK Mail ^ | 8 February 2017 | DAVE BURKE
    Figures were compiled by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution Of those arrested for politically-motivated offences, 84 per cent were men The majority, 72 per cent, were aged between 18 and 29 Of offences against a person, four out of five cases were against police officers The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found. The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013. More than half of...
  • Police hunt thugs who threatened to KILL nursery kids ‘in the name of Allah’

    02/08/2017 4:51:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Express ^ | 2/8/17 | Jon Rogers
    POLICE are hunting for the culprits that daubed a nursery in graffito threatening to kill the children “in the name of Allah”. A vandal daubed a threatening message on the outside of a nursery school at night in the Bavarian city of Ingolstade, in two foot high letters. The police were called by staff when they arrived for work at the centre on Luitpold Street. Chief executive Sabine Pfeffer said: “If was important of us to calm parents and employees who partly were already worried.”
  • No Evidence of Kremlin Fake News

    02/08/2017 6:48:35 AM PST · by pepsionice · 2 replies
    The Sueddeutsche ^ | 6 Feb 2017 | Georg Mascolo
    Basic translation: The German BND (CIA) has concluded a year long review and determined that there was no Putin or Kremlin inspired/directed interference in German politics. As well, no disinformation campaign noted. The story featured last fall in Germany of a 13-year old Russian-German girl being raped by migrants? All made up by the young part of the story was factual, although widely reported in Russia, and may have had an effect on voting in Berlin-state election.
  • Swedish veteran cop rants about immigrant crimes on Facebook, ignites nationwide row

    02/07/2017 1:24:59 PM PST · by Mr Radical · 23 replies
    RT ^ | 7 Feb, 2017 | Anon
    A Swedish police investigator triggered a media tsunami with a Facebook post linking violent crimes with immigrants. Peter Springare received an outpouring of support from fellow officers and common Swedes, as well as some accusations of racism. Springare is a senior investigator at the serious crimes division at the Örebro Police Department with 47 years under his belt. In the Saturday post he said what he was going to say would not be politically correct and that saying such things could harm an officer’s position or pay grade, but he was about to retire and didn’t care.
  • 92% Of Left-Wing Activists Live With Their Parents And One In Three Is Unemployed, Study

    02/07/2017 11:24:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 02/07/17 | Dave Burke
    The vast majority of left-wing protesters arrested on suspicion of politically-fuelled offences in Berlin are young men who live with their parents, a new report found. The figures, which were published in daily newspaper Bild revealed that 873 suspects were investigated by authorities between 2003 and 2013. Of these 84 per cent were men, and 72 per cent were aged between 18 and 29. More than half of the arrests were made in the Berlin districts of Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte, mostly during demonstrations. A third of them were unemployed, and 92 per cent still live with their parents. The...
  • Merkel hopes for 'fair' EU-Mercosur trade deal

    02/05/2017 6:59:04 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies ^ | 5 February 2017 10:38 CET+01:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she would work toward securing a “fair” free-trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, the South American economic bloc. Her comments, posted in her weekly video message, came ahead of a visit by Uruguay’s President Tabaré Vázquez to Berlin on Wednesday. “We are fundamentally in favor of international trade agreements, which is why we are very happy with the effort in the Mercosur countries” to reach a deal with the European Union, Merkel said. “It’s a matter of reaching a fair deal, where Europe’s interests are taken into account just as are those...
  • Wall goes up around America at miniature world in Germany

    02/05/2017 10:31:28 AM PST · by bgill · 41 replies
    keyetv ^ | Feb. 5, 2017 | AP
    A wall has appeared around the United States — at a popular miniature world attraction in the German city of Hamburg. Operators of the Miniatur Wunderland erected the wall complete with barbed wire this week, separating the U.S. display from the rest of the world...Co-founder Gerrit Braun said Thursday the idea for the wall arose after staff discussed whether the U.S. display needed changing to reflect "current developments."
  • Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump — Same Thing! [According to ZDF]

    02/05/2017 9:10:33 AM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2/4/17 | Baron Bodissey
    This is one of those rare occasions when a translator makes the effort to translate a video, and Vlad does the subtitling, but I decide not to post it. In this case, the video in question is so abominable that I have declined to give it any air time here. However, since the clip is discussed in the translated material below, here is a link to the video in question.This wonderful video is a complete validation of Godwin’s Law. You don’t have to wait for it — the evocation of the Austrian Corporal kicks in from the very start. When...
  • France election: Le Pen to launch far-right presidential bid

    02/05/2017 7:06:47 AM PST · by Nextrush · 22 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/5/2017 | BBC
    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is set to launch her presidential election campaign in the city of Lyon. The National Front (FN) manifesto, which lists 144 commitments, promises to offer France a referendum on its membership of the EU. A growing number of presidential hopefuls are pledging their commitment to a new kind of politics. France goes to the polls April 23....... The FN is styling itself as the original anti-establishment party, with its leader hoping to cash in on the 'time for change' feeling generated by Donald Trump's election and the Brexit vote in Britain.... FN deputy leader...
  • Merkel says Europe's future could be two-speed

    02/04/2017 9:38:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies ^ | 4 February 2017 09:33 CET+01:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said European leaders may commit to a union of “different speeds” when they make a major declaration on its future at a summit in Rome next month. The European Union has long been riven by debate about whether all countries must commit to full integration including the single currency, or whether some can go at different paces. The 27 leaders minus Britain are due to make a declaration at the summit in Rome in March marking the 60th anniversary of the EU, in which they will set out a post-Brexit roadmap. …
  • Germans rush to buy illegal firearms and GRENADES to 'protect themselves from migrants'

    02/04/2017 11:40:41 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies ^ | 2/3/2017 | Gareth Davies
    Germans have been arming themselves with illegal guns and grenades to protect themselves from migrants. A website calling itself Migrant Fright was discreetly selling what it describes as first-class quality goods so that its customers can avoid 'annoying bureaucratic hurdles or annoying paperwork'. The website has since been closed down, but Germans who have already received the weapons in the post, are practicing firing the guns in their back gardens in preparation for potentially aiming it at a prospective terrorist.
  • Beware of Anti-Semitism in Germany

    02/04/2017 9:29:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2017 | Michael Curtis
    Paris did not burn during World War II. Whether it is fact or myth, General Dietrich von Cholitz, German military governor of Paris, is said to have disobeyed Adolf Hitler's orders in August 1944 to destroy the French capital and instead surrendered to Free French forces on August 25, 1944. Cholitz portrayed himself as the savior of Paris, but he was no model of righteousness or humanitarianism. He had taken part in the liquidation of Jews in Russia, had pulverized the city of Rotterdam in spring 1940, and had destroyed much of Leningrad in the siege of the city. Yet,...
  • Germans buying illegal guns to protect themselves from migrant attacks

    02/04/2017 1:44:19 AM PST · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Westmonster ^ | February 3, 2017 | by Westmonster
    Germany’s largest newspaper is reporting that hundreds of people have been caught buying illegal firearms in order to protect themselves from migrants. The largest of the websites selling guns has been shut down and its user data has been handed over to the police and journalists. According to claims elsewhere in the  German media, people who were buying the weapons come from all different political and socio-economic backgrounds. Many are unaware they are breaking the law and cite rising fears of being threatened by anti-social migrants as the primary reason for their purchase.
  • Germany: ‘Almost All Asylum Seekers Allowed to Stay Permanently’

    02/03/2017 8:17:00 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 2/3/17 | Virginia Hale
    Some 99 per cent of migrants granted asylum in Germany are being allowed to stay permanently, according to an investigation by Die Welt published Thursday.Though asylum is granted for a limited period of three years under the Geneva Convention, the newspaper found that 99 per cent of migrants who are granted protection are being allowed to stay in the country indefinitely.< German law entitles migrants who are reasonably well-integrated to permanent residency permits after just three years, a period which extends to just five years for migrants who fail the integration requirements — provided that they are not convicted of...
  • Germany Proposes Tracking Potential Terrorists: Dear Terrorists, Please Wear the Device We Gave You

    02/03/2017 4:58:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 01 February 2017 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    Idiotic government decisions are a dime a dozen. Here’s the latest inane proposal: Germany to Electronically Tag All People on Terror Watchlist. “The German government will electronically tag all people on the country’s terror watchlist even if they have committed no crime, reflecting a tougher approach in the wake of December’s terror attack in Berlin. The measure is one of several proposals agreed by the justice and interior ministries in the weeks after the attack, in which a 24-year-old Tunisian man, Anis Amri, drove a truck into crowds at a Christmas market, killing 12 people and wounding about 50.
  • Trump's top EU pick warns German media of 'seismic shift' in ties

    02/03/2017 4:33:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 3 February 2017 18:19 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Ted Malloch, President Donald Trump’s reported choice of US ambassador to the EU, predicts “seismic shifts” in transatlantic ties and the bloc’s disintegration, in comments to a German news weekly published Friday. After last year’s Brexit vote for Britain to leave the EU, he told Der Spiegel that “you can almost put any two letters in front of the word exit”, suggesting any of the other 27 member states could be next. […] He said Trump preferred to deal bilaterally with European countries rather than the bloc as whole, adding that “frankly, this also gives us the upper hand”. He...
  • Angela Merkel’s Free Fall Continues In Latest Poll

    02/03/2017 5:12:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/3/17 | Jacob Bojesson
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel trails Social Democrat Martin Schulz by 16 percentage points in a poll released Thursday. Schulz would receive 50 percent of the votes if Germans got to pick a new chancellor this weekend. Merkel — who is seeking a fourth term after opening the borders to more than one million refugees — received support from 34 percent. The good news for Merkel is that her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) remains the largest party with 34 percent support, down three from January. The Social Democrats gained eight points and is now within striking distance at 28 percent —...
  • Erdogan tells off Merkel for using phrase 'Islamist terrorism'

    02/02/2017 5:21:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 2 February 2017 17:40 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for using the expression “Islamist terrorism”, saying the phrase was not correct and saddened Muslims. Speaking after a critical bilateral meeting with Erdogan, Merkel spoke of the need for Turkey and Germany to cooperate even further to fight against terror, including “Islamist terrorism” and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants. “We spoke in detail about... the questions of the fight against Islamist terrorism, against every form of terrorism, also the terrorism of the PKK,” she said alongside Erdogan at his palace in Ankara. […] “This expression ‘Islamist terror’ seriously...
  • Program paying asylum applicants to leave Germany voluntarily begins

    02/02/2017 7:32:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.01.2017 | se/sms (dpa, AFP, epd)
    A program to pay asylum applicants in Germany to return to their home countries, often before a decision is made on their status, has begun. The government wants to increase the number of people who choose to leave. The program “StartHilfe Plus,” which loosely translates to “start help plus,” began on Wednesday. Administered by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the initiative aims to financially reward asylum applicants if they are willing to return to their homelands. About €40 million ($43 million) has been set aside for payments. “In...
  • Reports: Teen arrested in Vienna had made plans to plant bomb at Ramstein Air Base

    02/01/2017 5:15:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2/1/17 | Jennifer H. Svan and Marcus Kloeckner
    A 17-year-old Islamic State sympathizer planned to set off a pipe bomb near Ramstein Air Base but changed his mind because he didn’t want to “kill so many people,” according to media reports. The Austrian weekly newspaper Falter reported this week that the 17-year-old, identified only as Lorenz K, told police of the plan after he was arrested in Vienna on Jan. 20 when an acquaintance reported him to authorities. Falter said it had obtained a transcript of the youth’s questioning. German police and Austria’s Interior Ministry refused to comment on the report. “Report Mainz,” a German television show, had...