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  • German companies pull ads from Breitbart

    12/08/2016 8:03:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.07.2016 | Darko Janjevic
    Telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom and several other German firms have stopped advertising on the US media outlet Breitbart. A similar snub by Kellogg’s had sparked a furious response from the right-wing site. The carmaker BMW, the restaurant chain Vapiano, the supermarket chain Rewe, and Deutsche Telekom have all pulled their ads from the pro-Trump news site due to concerns about its content, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. “The positions held by Breitbart.com contrast with Vapiano’s values, such as openness and tolerance,” said the restaurant chain offering Italian food across Europe and the US. Deutsche Telekom is also present on...
  • Opposition parties condemn German defense plan with Saudi Arabia

    12/08/2016 7:00:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 8 December 2016 17:24 CET+01:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    The German Defense Minister was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday aiming to conclude a training deal for Saudi military officers, eliciting sharp criticism from German left-leaning parties. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen held talks with her Saudi counterpart, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, on boosting the “excellent bilateral relations” between the two countries, the German embassy said. “In addition to that, the visit aims to finalize the talks on enhanced cooperation in the training sector. Beginning from next year, the German Defense College will host several young officers and staff from the Saudi military,” the embassy said in...
  • Horrifying moment [Muslim] German thug kicks a woman in the back sending her flying eight [ed tr]

    12/08/2016 6:26:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2016 | Rory Tingle
    This is the horrifying moment a thug kicks a woman in the back, sending her flying eight steps down a flight of stairs and landing on her face at the bottom. CCTV shows the young woman walking through the metro station in Berlin when the man comes up behind her, holding a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The yob, dressed in jeans and a leather jacket, aims a targeted kick at her back, toppling her down the stairs, and then walks away.
  • Liberal environmentalist compares Trump to Hitler, complains about “toxic rhetoric”

    12/07/2016 5:59:23 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 42 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If you haven’t already discovered Tucker Carlson’s new Fox News show, weekdays at 7pm, do yourself a favor and check it out. This Insurrectionist says it’s the most entertaining conservative hour on TV. Carlson opens most shows with a left-wing guest whom he politely, but fearlessly, takes on. Tonight’s lib, environmentalist Erin Schrode, had, in response to Time naming Donald Trump its Person of the Year, compared Trump to Hitler. When toward the end of the segment, Schrode decried Trump’s “name-calling and hate speech and toxic rhetoric,” Carlson pounced. “You just compared this guy to Hitler and then with a...
  • Family of girl who was raped and killed by Afghan migrant ask for donations to refugee charity

    12/07/2016 12:46:57 PM PST · by heartwood · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Allan Hall
    The family of an EU official's teenage daughter who was allegedly raped and murdered by an Afghan migrant in Germany has asked for well-wishers to donate money to a refugee charity. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who had also taken time out to help asylum seekers as a volunteer, was found dead in a river in the south-western German university city of Freiburg in October. The first picture has since emerged of Hussein K., the 17-year-old Afghan asylum seeker who was arrested on suspicion of the rape and murder after a hair matching the alleged perpetrator was found at the crime...
  • Five Afghan teenagers arrested after a boy is gang-raped at knifepoint in Sweden

    12/07/2016 12:12:37 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 44 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 6 December 2016 | Julian Robinson
    Five Afghan teenagers have been arrested after a boy was gang-raped at knifepoint in a forest in Sweden, it has emerged. The victim, who is under 15, was filmed during the attack, which happened in woodland in Uppsala, south east Sweden. He was beaten and dragged out to the forest at knifepoint before being subjected to an ordeal lasting more than an hour, prosecutors say. One of the attackers filmed parts of the assault, overnight on October 24 and 25, and posted the footage on social media, it is claimed. The child, also from Afghanistan, went to police before five...
  • German State Media Defends Not Reporting Girl Raped and Murdered by ‘Refugee’

    12/07/2016 6:42:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 6, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Germany’s leading news programme has been slammed for failing to report the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of an EU official by an Afghan ‘refugee’. The Tagesschau show, produced by ARD, the world’s largest public broadcaster, claimed that the story was “too regional”. Others, however, blame political correctness and an establishment desire to silence criticism of mass migration.
  • Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

    12/06/2016 4:45:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 December 2016 16:30 CET+01:00
    Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected as leader of the CDU at the party conference on Tuesday, meaning she will be their Chancellor candidate at next year’s election. Merkel received 89.5 percent of the votes from the roughly 1,000 delegates who were present at the conference in Essen, western Germany, according to German media. The vote secures her a further two years as leader of the party. […] While the vote share may sound impressive, it was the second worst score she has achieved and a significant drop from 2014 when 96.7 percent of delegates voted for her, and a further...
  • Daughter of Top EU Official Raped-Murdered in Germany By Afghan Migrant

    12/06/2016 3:49:28 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | December 4, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Afghan migrant raped Maria Ladenburger and then drowned her in the river. Express.co reported: “ An Afghan migrant has admitted the rape and murder of a medical student, who also worked voluntarily at a refugee center. Maria Ladenburger, the daughter of a high-ranking EU official, was returning from a party in the university city of Freiburg in Germany when she was assaulted on a cycle path. She was raped and then drowned before her body was found in the River Dreisam. The shocking incident happened on October 16 but details have only been released after an arrest on Friday....
  • Germany's Merkel re-elected as conservative party leader

    12/06/2016 1:26:41 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, December 6, 2016 | Associated Press
    The vote came after a speech in which she struck a decidedly conservative note, telling members that she wants to stem the influx of migrants and ban face-covering veils where possible. Caption - German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting at the lower house of parliament Bundestag on 2017 budget in Berlin, Germany, November 23, 2016. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch/File Photo Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new two-year term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party, gaining solid backing after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx. Merkel, who ran unopposed, won...
  • Populist Wave Makes Merkel Go All-Out Conservative: Calls for Burqa Ban in Germany

    12/06/2016 12:37:56 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-06-2016 | Michael van der Galien
    Angela Merkel is suddenly becoming more hawkish than Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen. To everyone's surprise, the German chancellor is suddenly speaking out against the burqa. Not only does she think it's "unGerman" to wear one, but she even believes the burqa should be banned completely. That's rather surprising coming from a politician who has never hidden her support for the Grand Multicultural Idea. Angela Merkel has called for a burqa ban wherever “legally possible” and says the full Islamic veil is “not appropriate” in Germany. The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference...
  • MERKEL'S U-TURN Angela Merkel calls for Germany BURKA BAN

    12/06/2016 8:25:45 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 15 replies
    The Sun ^ | 12/06/16 | Corey Charlton
    ANGELA Merkel today completed an astonishing U-turn as she formally endorsed a full burka ban following a backlash over her open-door migration policies. The German chancellor made the comments at a Christian Democratic Union (CDU) conference having recently declared she will seek re-election. The German chancellor also said she would avoid a repeat of the huge migrant influx that occurred under her watch last year She told the annual congress that it was legitimate to expect integration from newcomers, underlining her party’s bid to ban the full face veil. “The full veil must be banned wherever it is legally possible,”...
  • Angela Merkel calls for burka ban in Germany

    12/06/2016 7:15:18 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 18 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 12/5/2016
    Angela Merkel has called for a ban on the burka "wherever possible" in Germany and said there can be no repeat of last year's migrant crisis in a speech launching her bid for another two-year term as Chancellor. "German law takes precedence over sharia," Mrs Merkel said during a speech at her party's annual two-day congress in the western city of Essen. "The full face veil should be banned, wherever legally possible," she added, to prolonged applause. That is expected to mean a ban on burkas in public life including for civil servants, schools, universities and while driving - described...
  • Angela Merkel calls for a BURKA BAN: German leader says 'the full veil is not appropriate here'[tr]

    12/06/2016 6:19:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2016 | Allan Hall and Julian Robinson
    Angela Merkel has called for a burka ban after saying the 'full veil is not appropriate' in Germany, it has emerged. In an astonishing U-turn, the German chancellor told her conservative CDU party conference that wearing the burka should be outlawed 'wherever that is legally possible'. It comes after the 62-year-old stressed her determination to ensure there is no repeat of last year's huge migrant influx as she seeks a fourth term as chancellor.
  • Freiburg murder: Germans urged not to scapegoat migrants

    12/05/2016 3:20:48 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/04/2016
    Germans have been urged not to scapegoat migrants, after an Afghan youth was arrested over the rape and murder of a German student. A 17-year-old Afghan boy is under suspicion because a DNA test appears to link him to the spot in Freiburg where the woman was attacked in October. Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel warned Germans not to exploit the crime "for incitement and conspiracy propaganda". Last year's massive influx of migrants fuelled tensions over immigration. The 19-year-old medical student disappeared in mid-October on her way home from a party in Freiburg, south-western Germany. Her body was found in the...
  • Greece must reform or leave eurozone, says German minister

    12/05/2016 1:30:38 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 4 December 2016 | Helena Smith
    Greece must implement economic reforms if it is to keep its place in the eurozone, Germany’s finance minister has insisted, ruling out debt relief for the country ahead of a crucial euro group meeting on Monday. As the finance ministers of member states using the single currency prepared to discuss fiscal plans for the coming year, Wolfgang Schäuble in effect presented Greece with an ultimatum: either it must enforce unpopular structural reforms or exit the bloc.
  • Germany arrests Marxist militant 'leader'

    12/04/2016 2:52:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Dec 2016 12:45 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    A radical Marxist suspected of belonging to a left-wing extremist group accused of terrorism by Turkey has been arrested in Germany, judicial sources said on Saturday. The 55-year-old citizen of the Netherlands, whose name was given as Musa A., was arrested in Hamburg, Germany’s federal prosecutor said. The man is thought to be a “leader” of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party/Front (DHKP-C) — a radical Marxist group outlawed by Ankara after allegedly staging several attacks and assassinations against police, the security services and US interests in Turkey. …
  • Afghan immigrant arrested over murder of daughter of senior EU official

    12/04/2016 11:39:50 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | December 4, 2016 | James Rothwell
    Full title: Afghan asylum seeker arrested over murder of German medical student who was daughter of senior EU official teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested after he reportedly confessed to murdering the daughter of a senior EU official. Maria Ladenburger, a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and killed shortly after leaving a student party in Freiburg, southern Germany, on October 19. According to German media reports, the 17-year-old suspect will stand trial early next year. Ms Ladenburger was the daughter of Dr Clemens Ladenburger, who since 2008 has been an assistant to the director of the European Commission's legal...
  • Migrants Sexually Attack Girls at City Hall Youth Party

    12/04/2016 11:45:50 AM PST · by traumer · 68 replies
    Several migrants sexually molested 18-year-old girls at an annual celebration for young people in Munich after the city’s mayor had reached out and invited the migrants to attend. Socialist mayor of Munich Dieter Reiter invited 1,300 young people to attend a traditional celebration, inviting several migrants, as well. According to reports, the migrants harassed and sexually assaulted numerous teen girls, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reports. “There is no tolerance for such behaviour at all,” Mayor Reiter stated after the allegations came out in the German press. The event, which happens on an annual basis, sees all 18-year-olds in the city invited to...
  • Teenage Afghan immigrant is arrested in Germany after 19-year-old who worked at refugee centre [tr]

    12/04/2016 6:18:06 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 4, 2016 | Allan Hall
    A teenage Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in Germany for the rape and murder of the 19-year-old daughter of a senior EU official. Medical student Maria Ladenburger, who volunteered at a refugee home in her spare time, was found dead in the university city of Freiburg, near the border with Switzerland in mid October. Her father is Dr. Clemens Ladenburger, a lawyer who works as the right hand man to the legal director of the European Commission. 
  • Ugly Austrian 'election of hate' draws to a close

    12/03/2016 7:40:03 PM PST · by Mariner · 38 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | December 3, 2016 | Simon Sturdee AFP
    Vienna (AFP) - Austria's long and ugly presidential campaign drew to a close Saturday, with the far-right aiming to emulate Donald Trump and Brexit campaigners by dealing a hammer-blow to Vienna's centrist establishment. A victory on Sunday for Norbert Hofer from the anti-immigration and EU-critical Freedom Party (FPOe) would make him Europe's first far-right elected president since World War II. The presidency is largely ceremonial but it would be another triumph for populist politics a month after Donald Trump's US election victory and barely five months since the British chose to leave the European Union. The election comes on the...
  • [From October 20, 2016]'It’s become terrible around here': MIGRANTS call for Merkel to deport MIGRAN

    12/03/2016 6:07:13 PM PST · by aquila48 · 23 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | October 20, 2016 | SIOBHAN MCFADYEN
    GERMAN migrants are hitting out at Angela Merkel's open door immigration policy and the influx of NEW migrants saying it has wrecked their standard of living. And the shocking comments show the scale of resentment brewing in the country as its tries to cope with an influx of millions of people. Last year Germany welcomed 1.1 million people alone but millions more have flooded into the country over the past five years. Now foreign nationals who have lived in the country have expressed their concerns about the impact it is having on their standard of living. One woman who identified...
  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 23 replies
    LOL, they have some Californian in Berlin commenting about Donald Trump in May 2016, and of course 95% of the comments are negative. With a German commentator to boot.
  • Obama blocks proposed takeover of Germany's Aixtron

    12/02/2016 5:52:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:06 PM EST
    Citing a national security risk, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese investor’s proposed takeover of Aixtron SE, a German maker of semiconductor manufacturing equipment, a rare move that drew objections from Beijing and complaints that the U.S. was injecting politics into the deal. Obama ordered Fujan Grand Chip to “fully and permanently abandon” its proposed acquisition of Aixtron SE’s California-based subsidiary, Aixtron, Inc. The decision upheld a recommendation from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies. The decision threatens to jeopardize the larger deal, which is under scrutiny [by] Berlin...
  • 'We Can't Stay HERE' Furious Migrants Bemoan Their Shelter Conditions in Merkel's Germany

    12/01/2016 10:41:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Dec 1, 201 | Rebecca Perring & Monika Pallenberg
    ANGRY migrants waiting to claim asylum in the promised land of Europe have bemoaned the lack of comforts at shelters in Angela Merkel’s Germany.With the showers and washing machines broken for weeks on end, desperate asylum seekers say they cannot continue to live in the “unworthy conditions”. Around 92 refugees live in a gymnasium in Wackenbergstrasse, in Pankow, Berlin, as they wait to claim asylum. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– But the unhappy migrants have complained an emergency light that is kept on all night keeps them awake. Some have even turned to drink and drugs to block out their living conditions,...
  • Energy Efficiency Award 2016 Goes to Austria and German Companies

    12/01/2016 9:42:09 AM PST · by ndbest
    Oil and Gas Republic ^ | 12/01/2016 | ndubest
    The Energy Efficiency Award 2016 is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) as the result of a decision by the German Federal Parliament. It is presented with the support of dena’s premium partners Danfoss GmbH and DZ BANK AG. The winners of the 10th Energy Efficiency Award have now been confirmed. The Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena) – the German Energy Agency – has awarded the international Energy Efficiency Award to three German companies and one Austrian firm at its annual Congress in Berlin. The first prize went to snowboard manufacturer CAPiTA MFG for the networked heating...
  • Busted Spy in German Intelligence Was Gay Porn Actor, Closet Islamist

    12/01/2016 9:07:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/01/2016 | Michael Walsh
    Goya said the sleep of reason produces monsters. The sleep of Christian morality in the post-religious West produces monsters, too: Two weeks ago, German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike. Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart...
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    11/30/2016 10:04:31 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    How about someone with experience as a diplomat, including within the State Department and as a former U.N. ambassador? John Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular commentator on cable news, does not engage in wishful thinking, or project American morals on those who don't share them in the vain hope they might be contagious. Here is Bolton on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: "When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence."...
  • German MP proposes 'free basic income' for parents

    11/30/2016 9:22:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.28.2016 | Ben Knight
    It wouldn’t be the first progressive idea to be taken on by conservatives. A group of Bundestag members in the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have proposed offering parents a basic state income — independent of their own financial situation. The fixed monthly payment, the exact amount of which was not mentioned, would be tied to child care costs and would be subject to social insurance contributions. The payment, part of what the CDU calls its “family pact,” would also be paid out from birth until the child starts school, regardless of whether the parents send their children to kindergartens or...
  • Syrian teen kicked off Berlin tram 'for wearing headscarf'

    11/30/2016 5:09:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 30 Nov 2016 16:39 GMT+01:00
    A 14-year-old from Syria has reported a Berlin tram driver to police, claiming he told her to get off the vehicle because she was wearing a headscarf. The incident took place in the southeastern neighborhood of Friedrichshagen on Tuesday, according to the police report. The teen got onto the tram shortly after 2 pm, intending to ride to the nearest S-Bahn stop. But the driver announced over the loudspeaker that she should get out of the vehicle, saying he would not drive anyone who wears a headscarf, the girl told police. According to her account, she did not receive support...
  • Arrested German spy was a onetime gay porn actor — and a secret Islamist

    11/30/2016 9:19:46 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    German intelligence agents noticed an unusual user in a chat room known as a digital hideout for Islamic militants. The man claimed to be one of them — and said he was a German spy. He was offering to help Islamists infiltrate his agency’s defenses to stage a strike. Agents lured him into a private chat, and he gave away so many details about the spy agency — and his own directives within it to thwart Islamists — that they quickly identified him, arresting the 51-year-old the next day. The German citizen of Spanish descent confessed to secretly converting to...
  • German Left Planning Weapons Crackdown on ‘Extremists’

    11/29/2016 7:19:43 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Nov. 29, 2016 | Virginia Hale
    Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media. Heiko Maas told state broadcaster ARD that the potential for violence among so-called “imperial citizens” has “risen markedly” and said Germans should have to sign a paper confirming commitment to the constitution in order to receive a weapons permit. It is claimed “Imperial citizens” are Germans from the “conspiracy theory scene” who believe the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany has not been “legitimised by the people” and have been described as similar in political beliefs to “Brexiteers” and people who...
  • Merkel: Germans must learn to live with Russian cyberwar

    11/29/2016 5:27:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 29 Nov 2016 14:12 GMT+01:00
    Cyber attacks from Russia are now so common that Germany must learn to cope with them as part of daily life, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, after Europe’s top economy suffered its largest ever online assault. Almost one million Deutsche Telekom clients were knocked offline from Sunday, with Germany’s online security chief describing it as “a hacking attack”. Merkel said she did not know who was behind the strike, but added that “such cyber attacks, or hybrid conflicts as they are known in Russian doctrine, are now part of daily life and we must learn to cope with them”. “We...
  • German Intelligence Officer "Arrested In Islamist Plot" To Blow Up Spy Headquarters

    11/29/2016 5:20:13 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 11 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In the latest scandal set to rock Germany, Spiegel reports that a German intelligence officer has been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne, raising fears that the spy agency itself has been infiltrated. The 51-year-old official had made a "partial confession" to the plot, Spiegel reports. *snip* Online chats were apparently found between the suspect and other Islamists in which he attempted to recruit them to the intelligence agency to mount an attack on "non-believers". The man's family reportedly knew nothing of his conversion to Islam and subsequent radicalization.
  • Merkel to Greatly Expand Intelligence Services, Domestic Spy Network

    11/29/2016 3:54:01 PM PST · by detective · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Chris Tomlinson
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed plans to rapidly expand the scope and size of Germany’s intelligence services including its domestic spy agency. Citing cyber attacks and the ongoing situations in Syria and Ukraine, the German Chancellor made the case that the intelligence agencies must cooperate with each other and with their international counterparts to counter what she believes are new threats to Germany, reports Die Presse.
  • German intelligence officer 'arrested over Islamist plot' (trunc)

    11/29/2016 2:27:31 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 14 replies
    A German intelligence officer has reportedly been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne.
  • Germany: 'Mr. Flirt' Teaches Migrants How To Sleep With German Women

    11/29/2016 4:40:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 54 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 11/29/2016 | Chris Menahan
    "[German] women have sex all the time -- on the first, second or third date, that's normal," Mr. Flirt says. Germany is reaching levels of cuckoldry never thought possible. While taxpayer money is being spent throughout the country to teach migrants how to pick up German women and use them for sex, Horst "Mr. Flirt" Wenzel is helping cuck his fellow Germans just for kicks. DORTMUND, Germany -- The subject was pickup lines, and Germany's "Mr. Flirt" offered a few examples to his class of Syrian and Iraqi refugees. "I really love the scent of your perfume," he suggested. "You...
  • Deutsche Telekom confirmed that >900,000 routers began to have serious connectivity problems [TR]

    11/28/2016 4:55:17 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 20 replies
    Security Affairs ^ | November 28, 2016 | Pierluigi Paganini
    More than 900,000 routers belonging to Deutsche Telekom users in Germany were not able to connect to the Internet due to an alleged cyber-attack. The affected routers were used by the Deutsche Telekom customers also for fixed telephony and TV services. The problems lasted at least two days, the outage began on Sunday, November 27, at around 17:00, local time.
  • Germany wants 'any French president who's not Le Pen'

    11/28/2016 11:10:00 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 28 Nov 2016 12:26 GMT+01:00
    François Fillon, frontrunner to become France’s next president, has sparked unease in Germany with his friendly attitude toward Russia, but signs that he would beat Marine Le Pen are being welcomed. Fillon secured the nomination of the French conservative Republicans on Sunday with a resounding victory over his more moderate challenger Alain Juppe. Opinion polls currently predict that he would handily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in the knock-out finals of next May’s presidential elections. That in itself is cause for relief in Germany, France’s traditional core EU partner, which has been rattled by the US election...
  • 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
    TheLocal.de ^ | 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...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: October 2016

    11/27/2016 3:13:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 27/11/16 | Soeren Kern
    Child Marriage, No-go Zones, Gang Rapes ..... October 1. Two migrants raped a 23-year-old woman in Lüneburg as she was walking in a park with her young child. The men, who remain at large, forced the child to watch while they took turns assaulting the woman. October 2. A 19-year-old migrant raped a 90-year-old woman as she was leaving a church in downtown Düsseldorf. Police initially described the suspect as "a Southern European with North African roots." It later emerged that the man is a Moroccan with a Spanish passport. October 2. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for the development...
  • Merkel does an about face: Orders 100,000 migrants deported

    11/27/2016 5:46:32 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/27/2026 | Rick Moran
    In what has to be considered an historic about face, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that 100,000 migrants who recently arrived in Germany would be deported. For more than a year following the massive tide of humanity that flooded into Germany from Africa and the Middle East, Merkel stoutly defended her open border policy as being consistent with western values. A million migrants later, and a huge voter backlash due to overburdened local governments and a sky rocketing crime rate, Merkel has changed her tune. Sunday Express: The beleaguered Chancellor said authorities would significantly step up the rate of forced...
  • Berlin to probe Nazi influence on post-war government

    11/26/2016 9:47:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 26 Nov 2016 16:37 GMT+01:00
    The German government said on Saturday that it would launch an investigation into Nazi influence on the country’s post-war central government. The probe at a cost of €4 million ($4.2 million) will run until 2020, and will complement some 20 such inquiries already made at numerous ministries and institutions to determine the reach of alleged Nazi networks following World War II. €1 million will be specially devoted to uncovering Nazi influence at the heart of German power — the Chancellery. Investigators will seek to clarify what continuity there was in the staff of the Chancellery, the office that serves Germany’s...
  • Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

    11/25/2016 11:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.25.2016 | Ben Knight
    Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected. A draft law released by the German union for data protection (DVD) this week revealed that the interior ministry was proposing to drastically limit the powers of Germany’s data protection authorities, banning them from investigating suspected breaches of people’s medical and legal records. As well as expanding video surveillance with facial recognition software, the bill would limit the government’s own data protection commissioners to checking...
  • Tsunami of Rapes Engulfs German Migrant Centers

    11/25/2016 6:20:43 PM PST · by markomalley · 24 replies
    The Geller Report ^ | 11/25/16 | Pamela Geller
    180 attacks in the city of Stuttgart alone.These Muslim men are sending out a clear message about the future of Europe. 180 rapes, assaults and robberies against women and children in just ONE German city Increasing numbers of female refugees – including youngsters fleeing forced marriages – are abandoning their accommodation centres in Germany to seek sanctuary in battered women centres. By Allan Hall in Berlin, The Express, Nov 25, 2016
  • Two Dead as Gunman Storms Catholic Monk Retirement Home in France

    11/24/2016 3:25:50 PM PST · by LSUfan · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Nov 16 | Breitbart London
  • Brexit can be stopped, insists Tony Blair as he rules out return to frontline politics

    11/24/2016 11:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-24-2016 | Laura Hughes
    Britain's exit from the EU could be blocked, Tony Blair has said, as he ruled out a return to frontline politics because there is “too much hostility” towards him. The former Labour prime minister said he had been accused of “treason” for suggesting that Britain keep its “options open” over Brexit. But he insisted that voters had a right to decide they want to stay in the EU after “scrutinising” Theresa May’s final deal with European leaders.
  • VIDEO: Merkel Says ‘Trolls’ and ‘Fake News’ Could Influence German Election

    11/24/2016 12:03:11 PM PST · by GonzoII · 72 replies
    AFP/Breitbart ^ | Nov.24, 2016 | Liam Deacon
    Angela Merkel has said public opinion is being “manipulated” on the internet, claiming “fake news” websites and “trolls” could influence the approaching German elections. In her first major address since announcing her intention to seek a fourth term, the German chancellor was also heckled and labelled a “disgrace” as she claimed to be “fighting illegal immigration” in Germany. “Something has changed. As globalization has marched on, debate is taking place in a completely new media environment. Opinions aren’t formed the way they were 25 years ago,” she said, according to AFP. “Today we have fake sites, bots, trolls – things that...
  • German Santa Sacked After Sharing Anti-Child Marriage Post Online

    11/24/2016 9:55:23 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Nov 2016 | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A Christmas market Santa Claus was sacked in Germany after sharing a post from the hipster-right Identitarian movement which called for action against the increasing number of child marriages in the country. The Bavarian town of Mühldorf has fired the man who has dressed up as Father Christmas for over 30 years because of the social media post he shared on his Facebook page. Peter Mück has been a staple of the annual Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, in the town for over a generation, handing out sweets to local children, The Telegraph reports. Mr. Mück was fired because he supported...
  • Mail service stops some deliveries to 'risky' Berlin area

    11/24/2016 9:50:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Nov 2016 13:55 GMT+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    German mail service DHL said that it had not made certain personal deliveries through its express service to the Berlin district of Wedding due to fraud and attacks on their carriers, but tamped down reports of “no-go” areas. A DHL spokesman told news agency DPA on Wednesday that the company has asked certain people who live in the Wedding neighborhood to pick up their packages at a DHL Express station in Wilmersdorf instead, noting that this policy has only been applied in a few isolated cases. The spokesman further explained that DHL will ask recipients in the future to also...