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  • Easy German 143 - What Germans say about Donald Trump

    12/02/2016 10:45:53 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 21 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 · 71 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...
  • 'We are a Muslim business' Woolworths store cancels Christmas over Islamic customers

    11/23/2016 4:51:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    The Express ^ | 11/23/16 | Simon Osborne
    WOOLWORTHS has cancelled Christmas in one of its German stores after claiming its only remaining customers are Muslim. The former high street favourite went bust seven years ago in the UK but still operates 300 stores across Germany. And a row has broken out after staff at a branch in Dortmund decided not to bother with Christmas decorations, gifts or music this year because it is now essentially a Muslim store. Shocked locals found out after the Christmas section, which featured decorations, gifts and and festive treats such as chocolate Father Christmases, was removed after just a few days on...
  • German police 'are completely failed by justice system'

    11/23/2016 3:54:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 23 Nov 2016 15:12 GMT+01:00
    The head of Germany’s second largest police union has harshly attacked the country’s justice system, after a court in Wuppertal ruled that so-called “sharia police” are legal. Rainer Wendt, head of the German Police Union (DpolG), told the Passauer Neue Presse (PNP) on Wednesday that the German judiciary are far too weak in dealing with known criminals. “These days the full force of the law often means we collect personal details from offenders and the judges let them go free,” said Wendt. …
  • Defending liberalism, Merkel sets out as West's standard bearer

    11/23/2016 9:29:53 AM PST · by keat · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Nov 23, 2016 | 8:10am EST | Paul Carrel
    Chancellor Angela Merkel defended democratic values and multilateral cooperation on Wednesday, but insisted Germany "can't solve all problems" in the world. Merkel evoked the experience of Germany's post-war division to stress that democracy and freedom cannot be taken for granted, saying Europe should work with the United States and other allies to defend those values. With the imminent departure of U.S. President Barack Obama, Merkel, 62 years old and already in power for 11 years, is left as the senior leader anchoring a Western alliance shaken by Donald Trump's U.S. election victory. "I am deeply convinced that openness will bring...
  • Historian finds German decree banishing Trump's grandfather

    11/22/2016 5:40:36 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 146 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11/21/16 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    A historian has discovered a royal decree issued to Donald Trump’s grandfather ordering him to leave Germany and never come back. Friedrich Trump, a German, was issued with the document in February 1905, and ordered to leave the kingdom of Bavaria within eight weeks as punishment for having failed to do mandatory military service and failing to give authorities notice of his departure to the US when he first emigrated in 1885. Kallstadt, Germany: on the trail of 'the Donald' in the Trump ancestral home Read more Roland Paul, a historian from Rhineland-Palatinate who found the document in local archives,...
  • 'Sharia police' are not illegal, rules German court

    11/22/2016 8:59:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 22 Nov 2016 08:48 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming “sharia police” street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music. The ultra-conservative Muslim group around German Salafist convert Sven Lau sparked public outrage with their vigilante patrols in the western city of Wuppertal in 2014, but prosecutors have struggled to build a case against them. The city’s district court ruled that the seven accused members of the group did not breach a ban on political uniforms when they approached people while wearing orange vests bearing the words...
  • Europe: Let's End Free Speech [Thoughtcrime]

    11/22/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 11 replies
    Europe Israel News ^ | 11/18/2016 | Zvi Lando
    Are European Countries Now Police States? According to New Europe, in Leeuwarden, "about twenty opponents of the plans [to establish asylum centers] in the region received police visits at home." In other words, the Netherlands are engaging in state censorship, thereby raising the question: Is the Netherlands now a police state? In the town of Sliedrecht, police came to Mark Jongeneel's office and told him that he tweeted "too much" and that he should "watch his tone": his tweets "may seem seditious". His offense? One tweet said: "The College of #Sliedrecht comes up with a proposal to take 250 refugees...
  • Angela Merkel's 'days are numbered', warns France's Marine Le Pen

    11/22/2016 7:51:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/22/2016 | Gemma Acton, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "days are numbered," according to the leader of France's right-wing National Front party, Marine Le Pen. Merkel confirmed on Sunday she would run for a fourth term in 2017, however, Le Pen says the German leader does not fit the mood of the times. Speaking to CNBC on Monday, the National Front's presidential candidate claims Merkel is isolated given she represents the status quo while the pace of change in Europe is accelerating. "Angela Merkel is a force of inertia. She's the one who wants nothing to change, and for European countries to continue to submit...
  • Russia responds to NATO advance with missiles in its Europe enclave

    11/21/2016 5:33:16 PM PST · by Mariner · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 21st, 2016 | By Tucker Reals
    Russia will deploy two advanced missile systems to its far-west territory of Kaliningrad in a direct response to NATO expansion in eastern Europe, a pro-Kremlin Russian lawmaker said Friday. Kaliningrad is a parcel of land disconnected from the Russian mainland that sits on the coast of the Baltic sea, sandwiched between Poland and Lithuania. A Russian deployment of S-400 surface-to-air missiles and nuclear-capable Iskander balistic missiles to Kaliningrad, with its proximity to NATO member states, will undoubtedly heighten concerns among leaders of the transatlantic security alliance, who were already nervous over incoming American leader Donald Trump’s commitment to their collective...
  • Marine Le Pen looms over a Trumpian world

    11/21/2016 4:58:27 PM PST · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Financial Times ^ | November 21st, 2016 | Gideon Rachman
    This time last year, I wrote that “I have a nightmare vision for 2017: President Trump, President Le Pen, President Putin.” So, after Donald Trump’s victory, the next question is whether Marine Le Pen can indeed capture the French presidency? Following this weekend’s centre-right primary, it seems likely that Ms Le Pen will face a run-off in May against either François Fillon or Alain Juppé. Both are Hillary Clinton-style establishment figures, who would be ideal opponents for the leader of the far-right. The consequences of a victory for the far-right in France would be drastic for both European and world...
  • EU Army set to be agreed TONIGHT – and BRITAIN will foot the £420m-a-year bill

    11/21/2016 4:35:17 PM PST · by Mariner · 20 replies
    UK Express ^ | November 21st, 2016 | By Siobhan McFadyen
    Brussels politicians will convene in the French city of Strasbourg to thrash out the plans that will cost taxpayers' £420m-a-year. They will vote on the issue to establish an "EU-wide system for the coordination of rapid movement of defence forces personnel" across Europe. If agreed Britain will not only be forced to foot the bill because it is timetabled for before the triggering of Article 50, but it will also be legally drawn into it.
  • Merkel Says She Will Run as ‘Anti-Populist’, Pro-Establishment Candidate

    11/21/2016 10:35:54 AM PST · by detective · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed her decision to run for a fourth term, vowing explicitly to take on the forces of anti-establishment populism currently sweeping the West. “We are facing struggles in Europe and internationally for our values and our interests and, simply put, for our way of life,” Merkel told reporters at the headquarters of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Sunday night, Euractiv has reported.
  • Donald Trump and the Return of European Anti-Americanism

    11/21/2016 7:16:19 AM PST · by DJ Taylor · 52 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | November 21, 2016 | Soeren Kern
    European criticism of Trump goes far beyond a simple displeasure with the man who will be the next president. The condemnation reveals a deep-seated contempt for the United States, and for American voters who democratically elected a candidate committed to restoring American economic and military strength.
  • Merkel seeks new term ‘to defend democratic values’

    11/21/2016 6:27:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 Nov 2016 09:53 GMT+01:00 | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles, but that she expected her toughest campaign to date. Merkel told reporters at a meeting of her Christian Democratic Union party that she would run again to “fight for our values and our way of life”, but added that she expected strong challenges from both the right and the left of the political spectrum. […] Citing the uncertainties created by the British vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US president, she said she...
  • ‘Tolls are coming’ to Germany’s autobahns

    11/20/2016 11:52:20 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    Politico.eu ^ | November 4, 2016 | Janosch Delcker
    BERLIN — German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt’s political future is tied to the success of imposing a toll on foreign drivers using the country’s autobahns, and despite being slapped down by the European Commission he isn’t giving up on the idea.“The tolls are coming,” Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper on Friday, following news that the EU and Germany are about to settle their dispute over introducing the payments. “I am confident that we will be able to close negotiations with the EU Commission on a positive note in November.”Dobrindt told reporters he expected tolls to come into effect after national...
  • Merkel tells party ready to seek fourth term as chancellor

    11/20/2016 11:37:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | November 20, 2016 | Deborah Cole
    Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party Sunday she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump. After months of feverish speculation, Merkel announced at a meeting with other leaders of her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) that she would run for a fourth term, a decision they met with thunderous applause, party sources told AFP. Merkel, 62, has governed Europe's top economic power, which does not have term limits, since 2005. She is due to hold a news...
  • Angela Merkel Expected to Announce Run for 4th Term as German Chancellor

    11/19/2016 9:06:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBC ^ | Nov 19, 2016
    Next year's election could add to Merkel's 11 years in officeAngela Merkel is set to announce on Sunday she will seek a fourth term as German chancellor in next year's election, ending months of speculation over whether one of the world's most powerful women wants to run again after 11 years in office. The 62-year-old conservative is widely seen as a stabilizing force in Europe at a time of uncertainty after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president. On Sunday afternoon, she meets other leaders of her Christian...
  • Obama Merkel – Internet Censorship Will Control Middle Class Rebellion

    11/19/2016 5:33:33 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 18, 2016 | ETF News
    Obama’s trip to Germany may have been designed to boost his globalist partner Angela Merkel in her failing and fading political fortunes as she seeks to turn Europe into a Muslim continent. His vote of confidence is a two-edged sword with the sharper side being the reality of who and what he’s all about. His endorsement is just as likely to come back to bite Ms Merkel on her now fully exposed and rather unappealing backside. Obama hinted at his support for her run for another term as Chancellor, telling a German audience, “If I were here and I were...
  • We Are Not Letting EU Go German Finance Minister Warns That Britain Could Still Be Paying

    11/18/2016 2:31:27 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | JAMES TAPSFIELD
    Britain could be forced to write cheques to Brussels until 2030 despite leaving the EU, the German finance minister has warned. Wolfgang Schauble delivered his blustering warning as Theresa May flew into Berlin for talks with Angela Merkel and other world leaders. Mr Schauble said post-Brexit Britain would be bound by tax rules restricting it from granting incentives to keep investors in the country. He also insisted there will be no special deal to curb freedom of movement if the UK wants to remain part of the common market. Signalling that the bloc is determined to take a tough line...
  • European Union Orders British Press NOT to Report when Terrorists are Muslims

    11/18/2016 2:40:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 18/11/16 | Yves Mamou
    According the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) -- part of the Council of Europe -- the British press is to blame for increasing hate speech and racist violence. On October 4, 2016, the ECRI released a report dedicated only to Britain. The report said: some traditional media, particularly tabloids... are responsible for most of the offensive, discriminatory and provocative terminology. The Sun, for instance, published an article in April 2015 entitled "Rescue boats? I'd use gunships to stop migrants", in which the columnist likened migrants to "cockroaches"... The Sun newspaper has also published inflammatory anti-Muslim headlines, such as...
  • EU leaders meet in Berlin to seek answers on Trump

    11/18/2016 3:43:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    AFP via TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Nov 2016 08:48 GMT+01:00 | Hui Min Neo and Jerome Cartillier
    European leaders head to Berlin Friday to seek assurances from US President Barack Obama on the course that Donald Trump might take, given the populist mogul’s pledges to shake up the world order. […] Ahead of the talks, Obama sounded a note of cautious optimism that Trump could change his position once he takes on the role as president. “There’s something about the solemn responsibilities of that office … that forces you to focus, that demands seriousness,” Obama said at a press conference following a meeting with his host Chancellor Angela Merkel. “And if you’re not serious about the job,...
  • Obama Swoons Over Angela Merkel, All But Endorsing Her Re-election

    11/17/2016 11:04:25 PM PST · by Cronos · 28 replies
    Huffingtonpost ^ | 17 Nov 2016 | Daniel Marans
    President Barack Obama’s press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was a love fest, with Obama joking that Merkel would have his backing if he were a German voter. Asked whether he would like to see Merkel run for re-election in 2017, Obama all but explicitly endorsed her candidacy. “I try to make it a rule not to meddle in other people’s politics. All I can say is that Chancellor Merkel has been an outstanding partner,” Obama said at their joint appearance in Berlin. “Chancellor Merkel is perhaps the only leader left among our closest allies that was...
  • Refugee camp translator: German migrants despise Christians and want to Islamise the country

    11/17/2016 3:52:37 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 24 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 17th November 2016 | TOM MICHAEL
    A translator at refugee camps in Germany has claimed Muslim migrants hate Christians and want to Islamise the country. The woman, 39, from Eritrea, came to Germany as a refugee herself in 1991, before volunteering at asylum centres to “give something back”. But the Arabic speaker said what she discovered when working with migrants over the last five years shocked her. During her time at a number of centres across the country, she said she discovered Muslim refugees preaching “pure hatred” of Christians. Muslim children were told by their parents not to play with Christian kids. And she herself was...