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  • 'Women are being attacked every day': violence at small town festival reignites migration debate

    07/20/2017 9:13:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de (Germany) ^ | 20 July 2017 13:38 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    Reports of sexual assaults and attacks on police during a small town festival have again sparked debate in Germany about integration, while also leading police to correct what they say are “misinterpretations” of what happened. The news that around 1,000 young people gathered on Saturday night during a festival in Schorndorf, Baden-Württemberg where some began throwing bottles at officers has grabbed national attention in Germany, particularly because police said many came from “immigrant backgrounds”. This coupled with the fact that cases of sexual assaults or harassment were reported by women on Friday and Saturday, with Iraqi and Afghanistani men being...
  • German judge warns of court system 'collapse' due to mass number of asylum complaints

    07/20/2017 4:43:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 20 July 2017 15:55 CEST+02:00 | DPA/The Local
    The massive number of court cases challenging asylum decisions have stretched authorities “to the limits”, a leading judge told German media on Thursday. The chair of the Association of German Administrative Law Judges told publishing group Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) that the number of people bringing legal challenges against their asylum request decisions has overwhelmed the administrative courts. “The situation is dramatic for administrative courts.” said the organization’s chair, Robert Seegmüller. “We are now completely stretched to our limits.” RND further calculated based on national and European data that there are currently around 250,000 asylum decisions waiting to be challenged in...
  • Radical left plot to assassinate opponents no longer unthinkable, Berlin warns

    07/19/2017 10:17:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 19 July 2017 14:00 CEST+02:00
    For years, far-left activists in Berlin followed the strategy of attacking property, not people. But that is changing, the Berlin interior ministry claimed on Tuesday. “2016 was marked out by a spiral in left-wing violence that not only led to a multitude of serious crimes, but also in part to a radicalized tone — which has seen calls for the murder of police officers and politicians,” the ministry warned in its security report for 2016, released on Tuesday. “The inhibition threshold regarding physical attacks is sinking, and we are now at the stage where targeted assassination of political opponents no...
  • German economy to grow by around 0.6 percent in second quarter: Finance Ministry

    07/19/2017 8:45:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 7 replies
    reuters.com ^ | JULY 20, 2017 | Reuters
    BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy is humming and set for solid growth despite external risks such as the unknown outcome of Brexit negotiations and U.S. President Donald Trump's future trade policies, the German Finance Ministry said on Thursday. "The current picture of economic indicators suggests that the economic upswing continued vigorously in the second quarter," the ministry said in its monthly report, pointing to rising industrial output and buoyant business morale. German gross domestic product (GDP) likely expanded in the second quarter by a similar rate as in the previous three months when the economy grew by 0.6 percent...
  • German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

    07/19/2017 7:21:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Der Tagesspiegel ^ | 7/19/2017 | Dagmar Dehmer | translated by Sam Morgan
    A Germany nuclear plant was damaged because its operators increased and decreased its output to respond to energy grid fluctuations. The incident supports the theory that nuclear and renewable energy generation are incompatible. EURACTIV’s partner Der Tagesspiegel reports. The Brokdorf nuclear power station, located in northern Germany, was taken offline in February after maintenance showed its reactor’s fuel rods had begun to unexpectedly oxidise. A regional nuclear supervisory body has now ruled that the plant can be booted back up but only in “safe mode”, according to Schleswig-Holstein’s energy transition minister. State Minister for Energy Robert Habeck (Greens) added that...
  • Six in fray for Navy’s €8.3-billion advanced submarine project

    07/19/2017 7:18:17 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 19, 2017 | AMRITA NAIR-GHASWALLA
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Thyssenkrupp among bidders MUMBAI, JULY 19: Six advanced submarines, to be built under Project 75(I) to scale up the Navy’s warfare capabilities, are set to get off the starters’ block, with the Navy issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to six foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the €8.3-billion submarine project. “The Indian Navy has issued an RFI asking competent companies that have independently designed and constructed a modern submarine, which is either currently in service or is undergoing sea trials,” confirmed officials who got the RFI, adding that “the L1 for P-75(I) will...
  • Trump to pick ex-diplomat, pundit for ambassador to Germany [Richard Grennel]

    07/19/2017 4:56:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 19, 2017 7:34 PM EDT
    A former diplomat and television commentator is expected to be nominated as the United States’ ambassador to Germany. Richard Grennel is President Donald Trump’s choice for the post, according to a person with knowledge of the expected nomination. That person requested anonymity to discuss a matter before it was announced. A White House spokeswoman said Wednesday that nothing official was finalized. […] He would be the first LGBT ambassador nominee for Trump. …
  • Hundreds of German choir boys abused over six decades - report

    07/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 58 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/18/17 | BBC
    At least 547 young members of the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir in Germany were subjected to physical and in some instances sexual abuse over a period of 60 years, a new report says. The report accuses 49 members of the Catholic Church of carrying out the abuse between 1945 and the early 1990s. The alleged perpetrators are unlikely to face criminal charges because of the amount of time that has elapsed. Victims said the experience was like "a prison, hell and a concentration camp". The alleged physical abuse relates to children attending both the Regensburger Domspatzen's pre-school and high school,...
  • Police 'shocked' by violence as youth riot at small town fair

    07/18/2017 3:57:05 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 110 replies
    The Local ^ | 17 July 2017
    Authorities in the town of Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg have expressed shock after police and bystanders were attacked by members of a group of around 1,000 youths. Police report that a group of around 1,000 teenagers and young men gathered on Saturday evening in the grounds of Schorndorf Castle, as the small town celebrated the second day of its week-long town fair. According to police, a large portion of the group had immigrant backgrounds. From within the group, beer bottles were thrown at the walls of the castle, at other festival-goers, and eventually at police officers. “The violence faced by police...
  • HORROR SHOW : “Refugees” Turn Weekend German Festival Into “Rape Fest”

    07/18/2017 10:57:21 AM PDT · by johnk · 64 replies
    http://truthfeed.com ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | BY EREN MORENO
    The disintegration of Europe continues… Islamic refugees in Germany flooded a festival and started raping young women and attacking police. This is all thanks to Angela Merkel, who’s opened her country to unvetted migrants, putting her own citizens in grave danger. What is it going to take for Europe to stop allowing this influx of Islamic refugees and start putting their citizens first? The so-called “asylum seekers” invaded the Volksfest in Baden-Wuerttemberg over the weekend, committing three sexual assaults on Friday alone and more throughout the festivities. One of the victims was a 17-year-old girl who was held down by...
  • Dogwalker Hospitalised After Attack By Somalian Migrant Who Said ‘Dogs are Unclean’

    07/18/2017 10:48:17 AM PDT · by johnk · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 18 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    A middle aged woman had to be hospitalised in Vienna following a brutal beating in broad daylight by a veiled Somali asylum seeker offended by her pet dogs. The victim, named only as Ingrid T., described how she was talking with neighbours at the gate of her garden, accompanied by dogs — her deaf, almost-blind, three-legged Collie mix “sitting peacefully” alongside while 10-month-old ‘Poco’ meandered along an alleyway towards her parents’ house — when she “saw a pretty, veiled woman approaching slowly.” “I knew some people from these countries do not like dogs, so I went to Poco and wanted...
  • Another riot in Germany, at least two incidents of sexual assault

    07/18/2017 8:22:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/17/2017 | John Sexton
    Guests and police were attacked with bottles thrown from a crowd of some 1,000 young people during the night to Sunday, police said. They said groups of 30 to 60 rioters then left the castle park where the festival was taking place and continued to make trouble in the center of the town. A police spokesman said on Monday that the violence against officers was “horrifying,” adding that the aggression had taken on a new quality. He said the excessive consumption of alcohol had played a large role in the violence…
  • Merkel: No, we’re not putting a limit on new refugees

    07/18/2017 8:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 59 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/18/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    It seems you can’t talk about Germany these days without dragging Turkey into the conversation and that’s particularly true of the ongoing refugee crisis. Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down for an interview this week and was asked about the refugee situation and whether or not she might consider a cap on incoming immigrants in light of all the problems they’ve been experiencing. Despite some of her previous statements during the current election campaign, Merkel flatly rejected the idea of limiting the number they would accept
  • ‘Migration Background’ Sexual Assaults Grip German Summer Festival

    07/18/2017 5:45:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    A German folk festival in Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg was rocked this weekend by riots and a number of sexual assaults by men police describe as coming from migration backgrounds. On Saturday night police arrested three 17-year-old asylum seekers from Afghanistan who are accused of sexually harassing several women at the festival. The night before several other sex attacks were reported both at the festival and in nearby fields with one Iraqi man identified as a suspect Die Welt reports. On the final night of the festival on Sunday police say that around a thousand young people gathered in the town...
  • German challenger Schulz accuses Merkel of lacking clear plan

    07/16/2017 11:28:48 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2016 | Holger Hansen and Michael Nienaber
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German SPD leader Martin Schulz set out plans to boost investment and enhance European unity, accusing Chancellor Angela Merkel of making empty promises. Schulz, the former European Parliament President, is hoping to beat Merkel in a Sept. 24 election but his center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have lost momentum in the polls after initial gains following his nomination in January. Presenting a 10-point plan for a modern Germany and a better Europe, Schulz told supporters in Berlin that he would compel the state to raise spending on infrastructure and education. "Germany can do more," Schulz said.
  • France and Germany Want to Build Their Own 5th Generation Fighter Jet

    07/13/2017 8:11:53 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    The Drive ^ | JULY 13, 2017 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    France and Germany have announced their intention to work together to develop a new advanced "European" fighter jet. Though the final plan is still in the works, the decision appears to be wrapped up in a number of political and economic considerations and could potentially see the end the German military’s interest in the controversial F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The deal emerged in a larger document the two countries published following a joint cabinet meeting on July 13, 2017. In addition to the new fighter jet, the white paper outlined Franco-German cooperation on an upgraded Tiger attack helicopter, air-to-ground missiles,...
  • Merkel and Macron put defense at heart of blooming ties

    07/13/2017 8:05:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 July 2017 17:54 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    France and Germany agreed Thursday to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations. Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday for a joint cabinet meeting between their governments. Among a host of measures agreed between their economy, culture and education ministers, the joint fighter jet proposal underscored their plans to create a new dynamic in the Franco-German motor at the heart of the European Union. […] Macron also won...
  • Half of Turks in Germany Do Not Work, Majority ‘Not Interested in a Job’

    07/13/2017 10:25:12 AM PDT · by johnk · 23 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 13 Jul 2017 | by VIRGINIA HALE
    Figures show that almost every second Turk of working age in Germany is “economically inactive”, meaning they are either not in work or officially registered as unemployed. The latest data from European statistics bureau Eurostat shows that 43 per cent of Turks living in Germany are economically inactive, a figure which rises to 48 per cent according to the country’s Federal Statistics Office. A report in Die Welt concerning the data explains there are a number of reasons why so many people with Turkish backgrounds aged between 15 and 64 are not in work. stating that around a third are...
  • Germany Expecting up to 300,000 More Syrian, Iraqi Migrants in 2017 Through Family [tr]

    07/13/2017 5:39:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2017 | Virginia Hale
    The German Federal Government has estimated that family reunion rules will see Germany receive hundreds of thousands more Syrian and Iraqi migrants this year. The Ministry of the Interior announced that it granted asylum to 90,389 people in the first six months of 2017, and expects that Germany will receive a total of 180,000 migrants this year – a fraction of the influx of almost a million who the country admitted in 2015.
  • De Blasio’s trip was approved for ‘city purpose’ of bashing Trump

    07/12/2017 9:07:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/10/17 | By Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
    The city Conflicts of Interest Board gave Mayor de Blasio the green light for a free trip to Germany because it achieved a “city purpose” — of opposing President Trump, a spokesman said Monday. An email from the conflicts board’s lawyer, sent at 10 p.m. Friday — more than a day after de Blasio flew to Germany — said the board approved his itinerary based on a rule that allows acceptance of travel-related gifts if “the trip is for a city purpose and therefore could properly be paid for with city funds.”