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  • Cologne attacks 'not organized': police chief

    02/12/2016 5:17:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:13 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Cologne's new police chief Juergen Mathies said on Thursday that there is no evidence the sexual assaults in the city on the Rhine were organized -- but admits it will be tough to bring the perpetrators to justice. "There is no evidence that we are dealing with structures of organized crime here," Mathies said. "We believe this was transmitted through social networks. A few people did in fact say, 'hey, we're going to Cologne, there's going to be a big party.'" Mathies did acknowledge that many of the alleged perpetrators were from countries where they might be familiar with "this...
  • Are Germans right to fear limit on cash payments?

    02/12/2016 3:48:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 09:43 GMT+01:00 | Jörg Luyken
    When it was announced late last week that the German government planned to set a 5,000 limit on payments with cash, it barely raised an eyebrow in our newsroom. Limits on cash transactions are standard in other large European countries, including Italy, France and the UK, and this seemed to be a case of conservative Germany slowly falling in line with its neighbors. We should have known better. The outcry came from all quarters, with the populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) just as vocal as the right-on left-wing Green Party and the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP). Economic weekly...
  • Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria

    02/12/2016 3:21:53 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 10 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 | DPA/The Local (news@thelocal.de)
    Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) inspecting Ukrainian troops in Kiev in 2004. File photo: DPA Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria Published: 12 Feb 2016 12:46 GMT+01:00 Russian bombing in Syria against opponents of the brutal regime of President Bashar al-Assad has "enabled the peace process" to get started, a former top-ranked German general said on Friday. "With its military intervention, Russia has enabled the peace process," Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) told the Passauer Neue Presse. Kujat argues that the Syrian civil war was in...
  • Germany ‘must act now to defuse debt time bomb’

    02/12/2016 2:25:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 12 Feb 2016 15:36 GMT+01:00
    An internal government report seen by Die Welt am Sonntag predicts that Germany will have to take on uncontrollable debt if it doesn't start making huge budget cuts now. It's the same old problem: not only Germans are living longer than ever before, they're not producing enough offspring to replace them in the workforce. The result will be levels of debt reaching 220 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 2060 - well above the 60 percent limit for EU member states set out by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 - experts from inside Wolfgang Schaeuble's finance ministry have calculated....
  • Hoax Map counters absurd rumours about refugees in Germany

    02/12/2016 11:51:30 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    CBC News ^ | Feb 11, 2016 | Arman Aghbali
    A German website called Hoax Map is debunking false rumours about refugees throughout Germany and Austria, many of which range from the absurd to the disturbing. ...One of these accusations attracted notoriety online after a 13-year-old girl in Cologne claimed she was raped by a refugee. The girl later admitted to fabricating the story, according to the Guardian. Regardless, the lie provoked protests in both Germany and Russia.
  • WATCH – ‘Mein Jihad’: German Govt’s Propaganda Unit Funds Pro-Jihad Infomercial

    02/12/2016 6:53:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 12, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    The Federal political education agency which inherited Nazi-era Joseph Goebbels’s state propaganda machine has released a new video encouraging young Muslim women in Germany to pursue jihad. Entitled ‘Mein Jihad’, the video opens by translating jihad into German, calling it ‘Anstrengung’, or ‘Kampf’ — literally Mein Kampf, or ‘my struggle‘ — and works to put a positive spin on the global phenomenon of jihad.
  • Obama to reluctantly sign trade bill that lumps together Israel and settlements

    02/11/2016 5:54:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 2/11/16 | Eric Cortellessa
    WASHINGTON — The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama will sign a trade bill despite it containing a provision that lumps together Israel and “Israeli-controlled territories.” Such language, meaning that the bill is applicable to Israel and the settlements, “contravenes longstanding U.S. policy towards Israel and the occupied territories, including with regard to Israeli settlement activity,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement, hours after the measure was approved in the Senate by a vote of 75-20. Nonetheless, while the president objects to that particular facet of the legislation, Earnest suggested his accepting it, and...
  • Report on Syria conflict finds 11.5% of population killed or injured

    02/10/2016 4:51:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 10 February 2016 | Ian Black
    Syria’s national wealth, infrastructure and institutions have been “almost obliterated” by the “catastrophic impact” of nearly five years of conflict, a new report has found. Fatalities caused by war, directly and indirectly, amount to 470,000, according to the Syrian Centre for Policy Research (SCPR) – a far higher total than the figure of 250,000 used by the United Nations until it stopped collecting statistics 18 months ago. In all, 11.5% of the country’s population have been killed or injured since the crisis erupted in March 2011, the report estimates. The number of wounded is put at 1.9 million. Life expectancy...
  • Calais: “We Are Finished, We Are Dead”

    02/10/2016 7:23:54 PM PST · by VR-21 · 85 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2-10-2016
    The following speech was given at an event organized by Riposte Laïque in the wake of recent events in Calais. After being introduced by Pierre Cassen, a lifelong resident of Calais named Simone gives an eloquent and impassioned description of the catastrophic situation in Calais, and the daily horrors that she and other townspeople have to endure at the hands of the “refugees”.
  • Algerian shouted "Inshallah" - if Allah wills it - as he raped a 25-year-old German student

    02/10/2016 4:53:50 PM PST · by ghosthost · 54 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 02-10-2016 | Corey Charlton
    He had banged her head on the ground repeatedly until she was almost unconscious, and she thought she was going to die. She said: 'He put his hand over my mouth and closed my nose, and I thought I was going to suffocate. I then indicated to him that I had given in, and would do what he wanted if he let me breathe.' He then raped her and she said that throughout he was talking to himself, shouting 'Inshallah' - which is Arabic for 'if Allah wills it'. She said: 'Afterwards he asked me if it was good, and...
  • NATO agrees on stronger eastern flank against Russia

    02/10/2016 4:15:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02/10/2016 | [mz/jil (AP, dpa)]
    Defense ministers from NATO countries agreed on Wednesday to a plan that would see the military alliance strengthened in Eastern European countries feeling at risk of aggression from Russia. The "enhanced forward presence in the eastern part of our Alliance," as NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg put it, is designed to "make clear that an attack against one ally is an attack against all allies, and that the alliance as a whole will respond." ...
  • Athens Given Deadline as EU Looks to Send More Refugees Back to Greece

    02/10/2016 2:35:53 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/10 | Jennifer Rankin
    EU authorities want to reintroduce Greece to ‘Dublin system’, which lets governments send asylum seekers back to the first country they arrived inEuropean Union authorities have given Athens one month to improve conditions for asylum seekers in the hope of eventually sending more refugees back to Greece. The plan to overhaul Greece’s migration and asylum system is part of the EU’s effort to get to grips with the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war, amid apocalyptic warnings that the union is falling apart. The European commission issued Athens with a list of instructions on Wednesday to bring Greece...
  • How Vladimir Putin lost Ukraine

    02/10/2016 11:49:46 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 15 replies
    NEW STATESMAN ^ | 10 Feb 16 | Elizabeth Pond
    Putin’s war cost Russia its centuries-long shared identity with its neighbour. Now, Kyiv risks betraying the spirit of the Maidan revolution. When the Russian inquest finally comes, the answer will be clear. It was President Vladimir Putin who lost Ukraine – after a millennium of shared east Slav identity. When the Ukrainian inquest into who lost the ­Euromaidan’s “Revolution of Dignity” finally comes, the answer, on the present evidence, will also be clear. It was an elite core of politicians and oligarchs who first worked a miracle in fighting Russia’s military Goliath to a stalemate – only to revert to...
  • Cause of deadly German train crash still a mystery

    02/10/2016 1:40:26 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    cbs ^ | 02/10/2016
    Authorities are trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed, allowing two trains to travel on the same single-line track and smash into each other in Bad Aibling in Bavaria on Tuesday morning. They are considering both possible technical errors and human failure. At the scene, 40 miles southeast of Munich, a huge crane was brought in Wednesday to start moving away the wreckage from the tracks - a job the German news agency dpa reported would take two days. About 100 emergency workers are helping with the removal. On the investigation front, the German transport ministry said both the...
  • German Govt Begins Migrant Propaganda Campaign, Urges Citizens To Overcome Their ‘Dark Side’

    02/10/2016 10:50:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 10, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    A German government ministry has begun an aggressive advertising campaign urging citizens to overcome their “dark side” and embrace open door mass migration and multiculturalism. “Germany, stay strong! With humanity towards your dark side” and “Against Hate & baiting – no ifs or buts” read the propaganda billboards.
  • Three million more migrants to come: Warning over new influx as 76,000 cross Med in past six weeks

    02/10/2016 6:29:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 9, 2016 | Ian Drury and Jack Doyle
    Up to three million asylum seekers will arrive in Europe in the next two years, a report reveals. Research by the think tank MigrationWatch says the EU's asylum system is 'unable to cope' after 1.27million people, many fleeing humanitarian disasters in Africa and the Middle East, sought refuge last year – an increase of 95 per cent. It adds: 'The EU border agency, Frontex, recorded 1.8 million illegal border crossings in 2015. Meanwhile, the EU Commission estimate that around three million irregular migrants will enter the EU between now and 2017.'
  • 6 founding EU nations commit to the original unity goals

    02/09/2016 7:07:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 9, 2016 5:53 PM EST | Raf Casert
    The six founding nations of the European Union on Tuesday stressed their commitment to seek an "ever closer union" ahead of next week's summit where Britain is expected to seek a new agreement to help convince a skeptical public to remain part of the EU. The foreign ministers of host Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg said in a joint statement Tuesday they reconfirm their "strong commitment to Europe and the European project and invite all other member states to join." ...
  • Police raid in German village after 'ISIS commander' living there gives a TV interview

    02/09/2016 1:26:46 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 16 replies
    DailyMail ^ | February 9, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    Police carried out anti-terror raids in a German village after a TV station interviewed a refugee suspected of being an ISIS commander. Officers searched the homes of two men living in migrant housing in Sankt Johann, near the western city of Mainz, after they were accused of being part of an extremist organisation. It came after Spiegel TV reported that it had tracked down one of the men, a 32-year-old Syrian which it claimed was an former ISIS commander. The suspect, named only as Bassam, allegedly fought with ISIS in the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor before leaving via...
  • ‘Islamic State Commander’ Found Living As Refugee In Rural German Village

    02/09/2016 1:14:56 PM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Feb 2016 | Sarkis Zeronian
    In the latest of a series of raids, German police have searched two homes in a rural village after a television channel interviewed a suspected Islamic State commander living there as a refugee. Sankt Johann is a small village in the south west German state, Rhineland-Palatinate. Something of a rural idyll, its 800 residents live between vineyards in the shadow of a 14th century Gothic church. And yet, as SPIEGEL TV reports, this weekend it was the scene of police raids on two Islamic State-linked suspects living in refugee housing.
  • Germans rush for weapons licenses amid public anxiety (non-lethal)

    02/09/2016 8:36:57 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Feb 2016 12:22 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    The number of Germans holding licenses for non-lethal weapons rose sharply over the last three months, as the refugee influx appears to have unleashed a wave of public insecurity. Between November and January the number of non-lethal weapons licenses rose by 21,000, bringing the total to 301,000 nationwide. The numbers come from a request made to the interior ministry by Green Party MP Irene Mihalic. [...] These licenses allow holders to carry blank-firing guns, pepper spray and other sprayed deterrents. ...
  • Trains Collide in Bad Aibling, Germany, Killing Nine and Injuring Scores

    02/09/2016 7:58:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/09/2016 | by CAROLIN FIEHM and ANDY ECKARDT
    At least nine people were killed and scores injured after two commuter trains collided at high speed in southern Germany early Tuesday, officials said. A massive rescue operation — involving more than 500 personnel and some 14 helicopters — was launched following the crash near the town of Bad Aibling in Bavaria at around 7 a.m. local time (1 a.m. ET). German officials told a press conference two passengers were still missing more than six hours after the incident. While police initially said 150 people were injured in the crash, that number was later revised down to 81 — including...
  • Elderly Hamburg lady describes life in Hamburg now amidst Migrants/refugees w/english subtitles

    02/08/2016 7:37:35 PM PST · by Katya · 10 replies
    Hamburg TV01 ^ | 02/06/2016
    On the street interview from Hamburg TV01 reposted with subtitles. The woman describes what life is now, what she has to contend with on a daily basis. She admits like so many other Germans having had a naive compassion towards the plight of the migrants/refugees. Towards the end of interview, some "foreign" young men try to interrupt and argue. All in all, the reporter allows her the time to speak her mind.Shocking they also allowed her to state she was going to vote for the AFD "Alternative for Germany" party in the upcoming election.
  • DoJ, DHS hacked; employee data exposed by “Free Palestine” hacktivists

    02/08/2016 12:44:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI’s jurisdiction and its digital presence have intersected in an embarrassing and highly damaging manner. Hackers penetrated networks at the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, gaining access to employee records at the FBI and other agencies. Hundreds of gigabytes worth of data have been stolen, the hackers claim, and they are using the hack as a protest for the #FreePalestine movement.Motherboard first reported on the hack, and corroborated at least some of the claims: A hacker, who wishes to remain anonymous, plans to dump the apparent names, job titles, email addresses and phone numbers...
  • German, French central bankers call for euro zone finance ministry

    02/08/2016 1:34:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07 February 2016
    The euro zone needs to press ahead with structural reforms and closer integration, including an euro zone finance ministry, to deliver sustainable growth, the heads of the French and German central banks wrote in a German newspaper on Monday. In a guest article for the Sueddeutsche Zeitung entitled "Europe at a crossroads", they said the European Central Bank (ECB) was not in a position to create sustainable long-term growth for the 19-country single currency bloc. The ECB has undershot its 2-percent inflation target for three straight years and is unlikely to return to it to for years to come given...
  • In Tehran, Tsipras says he hopes Greece will be Iran-EU bridge

    02/08/2016 10:18:17 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 8, 2016, 3:49 pm | (Times of Israel Staff and Agencies)
    Greece aims to play the role of an economic force to strengthen ties between the European Union and Iran, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday after he arrived in Tehran for an official visit. "Greece will become an energy, economic and trade bridge between Iran and European Union," Tsipras said, according to a translation by the Mega television channel. He further called Iran "a key player for stability and peace in the Middle East, and a significant economic partner." Tsipras's comments come after Iran's nuclear deal with world powers came into force, allowing the United States and the European...
  • Arab MKs suspended for visit with terrorists' families

    02/08/2016 11:11:38 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 2/816 | Cynthia Blank
    The Knesset Ethics Committee ruled on Monday night to suspend three Arab Knesset members following a public uproar over their meeting with the families of terrorists who committed murderous attacks against Israelis. MKs Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas were suspended for a period of four months, while MK Jamal Zahalka was suspended for two months. All three are members of the Joint List's Balad faction. The three Knesset members will be barred from attending the Knesset plenum until the end of the winter session, but will still be able to vote there and in committee meetings. In the meeting last...
  • Riot police separate hundreds of Kurds and Islamist supporters in Germany

    02/08/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 28 replies
    DailyMail ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Sarah Malm
    Ethnic Kurds clashed overnight with alleged members of a hardline Islamist movement in Hamburg last night, as ISIS clashes spread far from Syria. Police in the northern German city say 14 people were injured overnight in the violence involving hundreds of demonstrators before riot police were able to quell the disturbance. Police spokesman Karina Sadowsky said this morning that fighting began after hundreds of Kurds held a protest against the Islamic State group. SNIP Fighting broke out at about 11pm, prompting police to block all roads and try to drive vehicles between the two groups. After midnight police moved in...
  • Village faces investigation over anti-refugee Tiger tank (Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen, Bavaria)

    02/08/2016 10:51:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Feb 2016 08:24 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Authorities in upper Bavaria are investigating the appearance of a mock Nazi Tiger tank in a carnival parade that was marked with the words "asylum defense". Shocked carnival-goers at the Fasching celebration watched as the tank -- in reality a car with a cardboard structure built on top of it -- rolled through the town of Steinkirchen bei Pfaffenhofen. As well as the anti-refugee slogans, the fake tank also bore the Balkenkreuz symbol seen on Nazi armored vehicles. ...
  • EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel

    02/08/2016 10:28:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 08 Feb 2016 15:30 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    Syrian refugees will still be able to travel to the European Union from Turkey following a deal for Ankara to shut its borders in exchange for EU cash, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday. The difference after the deal would be that arrivals in Europe would be "controlled, legal and organized by us," Merkel told a press conference after meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The EU has agreed to pay Turkey 3 billion in exchange for tightening up security at its sea and land borders with Europe, where refugees cross into Greece or Bulgaria. Merkel added that any...
  • Facebook turns Tel Aviv into 'Al Mas'Udiya'

    02/07/2016 11:22:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 60 replies
    inn ^ | 2/7/16 | Ari Yashar
    Israelis who posted Facebook statuses in Tel Aviv during the weekend were surprised to find that according to Facebook, they were not in Tel Aviv - but rather in "Al Mas'Udiya." The name refers to a town abandoned by Arab residents during the 1948 War of Independence, when the surrounding Arab nations tried and failed to destroy the nascent modern Jewish state. The location of the village, which has not existed for around 68 years, currently would be between the streets of Ibn Gabirol and Arlozorov in Tel Aviv, right near Hameah Tower. Facebook took things even further by listing...
  • Gaza: Hamas-ISIS ties tighten

    02/07/2016 11:41:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 2/7/2016, 4:36 PM | Hillel Fendel
    Israel's intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 - so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL). According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services. For instance, ISIS frequently works with Bedouin smugglers to facilitate shipments of missiles and weapons to the Hamas-ruled Gaza via Egypt's Sinai Desert. ISIS then takes 10-20% of the weapons ordered by Hamas. However, when the Egyptian offensive against the smuggling tunnel network hampers their joint efforts, ISIS sends raw materials, enabling Hamas...
  • Palestinian Scholar: The Jews Have a Criminal, Satanic Nature and Are the Enemies of Mankind

    02/07/2016 9:59:27 AM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 76 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 1/22/16 | Al-Majd TV (Saudi Arabia)
    In a January 22 Al-Majd TV interview, Palestinian scholar Samir Said talked about what he called the "criminal and Satanic nature" of the Jews and said that they were "the enemies of Mankind," who had "killed 70 prophets in a single day." Said is a member of the Jerusalem Committee of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS). Following are excerpts: Interviewer: Let's talk about the well-known history of Jewish crimes, since the days of the Israelites, and their crimes against the most noble people of those times – the prophets and messengers, against whom they committed grave crimes, including...
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe

    02/07/2016 11:16:43 AM PST · by PROCON · 23 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | Feb. 6, 2016
    A march by Germany's anti-Islamic organisation Pegida drew thousands to the eastern city of Dresden on Saturday on a day that saw rallies across Europe in support of the movement.Pegida supporters took to the streets of a number of other European cities, including Prague and the northern French port of Calais, home to the infamous "Jungle" refugee camp for migrants seeking passage across the Channel to Britain. Pegida and fellow anti-Muslim groups called the rallies following last month's signing of an agreement to create a "Fortress Europe" coalition against a backdrop of Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War...
  • Exclusive: Iran wants euro payment for new and outstanding oil sales - source

    02/07/2016 9:36:26 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    rueters ^ | 02/05/2016 | Nidhi Verma
    Iran wants to recover tens of billions of dollars it is owed by India and other buyers of its oil in euros and is billing new crude sales in euros, too, looking to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar following last month's sanctions relief. A source at state-owned National Iranian Oil Co (NIOC) told Reuters that Iran will charge in euros for its recently signed oil contracts with firms including French oil and gas major Total, Spanish refiner Cepsa and Litasco, the trading arm of Russia's Lukoil. "In our invoices we mention a clause that buyers of our oil...
  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran

    02/06/2016 9:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 6, 2016 9:58 AM EST
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers. Mogherini said Saturday there was no set date had been set, but that preparations with Tehran were well underway. She insisted all 28 EU nations were backing the opening with Iran. ...
  • Thousands Take Part in Anti-Islam Protests across Europe

    02/06/2016 5:13:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 02/06/2016
    DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities. Police in Dresden say they expect about 15,000 protesters at a rally organized by the group Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West. Known by its German acronym PEGIDA, the group emerged in Dresden two years ago and has become a magnet for far-right and anti-immigrant sentiment. About 10,000 people are expected to take part in a counter-demonstration Saturday on the other side of the river Elbe, which divides the city.
  • Merkel Says EU Must Take in Refugees Directly From Turkey

    02/06/2016 4:06:08 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Bloomberg | February 6, 2016 — 5:28 AM EST | Patrick Donahue
    Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-06/merkel-says-eu-must-take-in-refugees-directly-from-turkey
  • EU demands Israel stop demolishing illegal Arab settlements

    02/06/2016 3:08:22 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 35 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/2/16
    The European Union on Saturday called on Israel to halt the demolition of illegal Palestinian buildings, some of which are EU-funded, and reiterated its opposition to building Jewish homes in Judea and Samaria. "In the past weeks there have been a number of developments in Area C of the West Bank, which risk undermining the viability of a future Palestinian state and driving the parties yet further apart," the EU diplomatic service said in a statement. It referred to Israel's decision on January 25 to declare 154 hectares (380 acres) of land near Jericho in Judea as state land, with...
  • 'Germany must take fewer refugees' - Catholic church

    02/06/2016 1:57:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Feb 2016 16:18 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published on Saturday. Germany has been struggling to cope with 1.1 million asylum seekers that arrived in 2015 and Berlin has not yet given an official estimate for how many it expects this year. "As a church, we say that we need a reduction in the number of refugees," Cardinal Reinhard Marx, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, told the Passauer Neue Presse daily. ...
  • HUNDREDS of Protesters Carry “TRUMP IS RIGHT” Signs at First PEGIDA Rally in England

    02/06/2016 11:38:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 6,2016 | Jim Hoft
    HUNDREDS of Supporters took part in the first PEGIDA rally in Birmingham, England on Saturday. https://mobile.twitter.com/BreitbartLondon/status/696032870872326144/photo/1
  • Palestinians stepping up statehood bid, Israel’s UN envoy warns

    02/05/2016 8:52:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 4, 2016, 5:47 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Jerusalem is bracing for a series of Palestinian statehood initiatives in various international forums, including resolutions at the United Nations Security Council, Israel's ambassador to the UN Danny Danon said Thursday. "The Palestinians are increasing their involvement and activity in the international arena in a bid to internationalize the conflict," he told The Times of Israel. There are several initiatives calling for the creation of a Palestinian state circulating among UN diplomats, and while they recently received less exposure due to the world's focus on fighting the Islamic State terror group, these resolutions are anything but forgotten, he indicated. ...
  • German women have found the best protection against Muslim rape gangs...PIGS! [1 Timothy 6]

    02/06/2016 9:58:00 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 51 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Shoebat Foundation
    By BI: Video has emerged from a subway train in Cologne showing a huge pig grunting at potential attackers. Dressed in its own bright pink cape, the portly pig is seen having a good sniff around the subway car…looking for potential threats. As you know, Muslims hate pigs, in any form...
  • Germany's Catholic Church calls for 'reduction' in refugees

    02/06/2016 9:55:05 AM PST · by vladimir998 · 5 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/6/15 | AFP
    The German Catholic Church called for a reduction in the influx of refugees arriving in Germany, saying the country cannot take in "all the world's needy," according to an interview published Saturday.
  • Yale Professor on Nazi Environmentalism: So Close, yet So Far

    02/06/2016 7:06:59 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 2/6/2016 | Mark Musser
    .....nature today is their primary guide rather than thought, most greens cannot tell the difference between science and Malthusian math. Herein lies the real problem facing the Western world today, as it has conjured up an imaginary crisis of its own making with regard to the global warming/climate change myth. Malthusian math construes environmental data that invariably leads to millenarian and/or apocalyptic concerns and dangerous anti-human political policies that are holistic and totalitarian by design, and thus fascist to the core.
  • US admiral: Russia's Submarine Activity In The North Atlantic Is At Cold War Levels, Why?

    02/05/2016 2:31:52 PM PST · by blam · 33 replies
    BI ^ | 2-5-2016 | Armin Rosen
    Armin Rosen Febuary 5, 2016Russia's submarine fleet is more active than it's been in decades in a strategically vital body of water — and US military planners can't seem to figure out why. US Navy Vice Admiral Clive Johnstone, also head of NATO's maritime command, told IHS Jane's that the US has seen "more activity from Russian submarines than we've seen since the days of the Cold War" in the North Atlantic. While Johnstone didn't specify which parts of the North Atlantic have seen this uptick, nearly the entirety of the area between North America, the Western European coastline, and...
  • German cruise giant cancels Turkey routes over ‘security concerns’

    02/05/2016 2:19:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Hurriyet Daily News ^ | 01 February 2016 | Ali Varlı
    Germany’s AIDA Cruises has adjusted its 2016 deployment in Europe, opting to pull the AIDAstella from the Eastern Mediterranean due to “ongoing security concerns” in Turkey. The 2013-built AIDAstella will now be re-deployed to the Western Mediterranean, taking over the routes of the AIDAaura and sailing from Palma de Mallorca in Spain, according to a written statement issued by the company on Jan. 29. It said the move came as a result of the large number of inquiries from guests concerned following the Jan. 12 bomb attack in Istanbul that killed 11 German tourists. The AIDAstella was originally scheduled on...
  • The Deadly Left Wing Media

    02/05/2016 10:56:15 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    Trumpet ^ | March/April 2004 | GERALD FLURRY
    The most trusted and powerful broadcasting organization in this world is the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). In the 1930s, it had a shameful history with Winston Churchill. Mr. Churchill was doing everything possible to warn and SAVE his country and the world from Adolf Hitler. Britain almost lost World War II. The world came dangerously close to being slaughtered and enslaved by Nazi Germany. A Churchill biographer, Henry Pelling, wrote that the BBC had kept him off the air on controversial questions in the 1930s. Those controversial questions included his strongest warnings about the dangers of Nazi Germany! The BBC...
  • 81% of Germans say refugee crisis 'out of control' under Merkel govt – poll

    02/05/2016 1:10:37 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    RT ^ | 04 February 2016
    More than four in five Germans believe Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government isn’t controlling the refugee crisis, and welcome tougher measures to deal with it, a poll by ARD Deutschlandtrend has suggested. The vast majority of the country's citizens disagree with Merkel’s refugee policy, according to the poll conducted last weekend. Asked whether “the federal government has the refugee situation under control,” 81 percent of Germans answered “No,” with just 18 percent saying “Yes.”
  • German journalist-government tells media what it can/cannot report - Cologne sex attacks

    02/05/2016 1:07:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 03 February 2015 | Corey Charlton
    A former news boss in Germany has claimed the country's media is told what to report on by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government. His admission comes as the country grapples with accusations media ignored hundreds of sex attacks committed by migrants during Cologne's New Year celebrations. Dr Wolfgang Herles, the former head of a public broadcaster Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), said journalists are instructed to write news reports that are to 'Ms Merkel's liking'. Dr Herles labelled the situation a 'scandal' during a radio panel discussion on media and freedom of the press, Breitbart reported. Asked if the media landscape had...
  • German intel gets over 100 tip-offs on ISIS militants among refugees

    02/05/2016 1:02:41 PM PST · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    RT ^ | 05 February 2016
    German security service BfV reportedly received more than 100 tip-offs that ISIS militants had infiltrated the country among refugees, according to a recent report. The news comes as massive nationwide anti-terror raids took place this week. The head of the German domestic intelligence service (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, told a gathering of politicians that the agency had received more than 100 warnings indicating there were Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants staying in Germany as refugees, newspaper Berliner Zeitung reported Friday, without citing its sources. However , some cases of “baseless defamation” were among those tip-offs, Maassen added, according to the...