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  • German economy booms as protectionist threat goes pop

    04/28/2017 12:44:20 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    reuters.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Michael Nienaber
    When port manager Axel Mattern looks out onto the Elbe River from his office in Hamburg's historic warehouse district, he can literally count the rising number of container ships leaving Germany's biggest harbour. There is an export boom underway, the ships tell him. China, in particular, is "buzzing", Mattern says. The sharp increase in demand for "Made in Germany" goods from around the world is pushing Europe's largest economy into overdrive -- and, not coincidently, helping dispel worries about rising protectionism under U.S. President Donald Trump. Some German companies are even considering expanding into the United States, while others reckon...
  • There was no booing of Ivanka [Fake News?]

    04/28/2017 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.bild.de ^ | 26.04.2017 - 15:01 Uhr | Staff
    Many people were surprised by Ivanka Trump’s performance in Berlin. Contrary to the stereotype, the daughter of the US President made a sophisticated and level-headed impression at the panel discussion with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, and head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde. The glamorous White House ambassador also cleverly handled a controversial issue. US media, however, are focusing on something else: they claim that Ivanka was booed and sneered at. BILD clarifies: At the “Women20 Summit”, there was in fact a moment during the panel discussion when the audience began murmuring. Panel moderator Miriam Meckel asked...
  • A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: March 2017 [Collapse of the Heart of Europe]

    04/28/2017 6:27:52 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 5 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | April 28, 2017 | Soeren Kern
    March 1. More than 4,000 millionaires emigrated from Germany in 2016, compared to 1,000 millionaires who left the country in 2015, according to the 2017 Global Wealth Migration Review. Before the migration crisis erupted in 2015, millionaires were leaving Germany at the rate of only a few hundred per year. Most of Germany's millionaires, citing deteriorating security, left for Australia, Canada, the United States, Dubai and Israel. The mass exodus of wealth is hollowing out Germany's tax base at a time when the German government is spending tens of billions of euros for the upkeep of millions of refugees and...
  • Germany moves to ban face veils for civil servants

    04/28/2017 1:43:08 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 22 replies
    politico.eu ^ | April 28, 2017 | Saim Saeed
    The German lower house of parliament approved on Thursday a draft law that would prohibit civil servants, soldiers and judges from wearing a full face veil at work, Reuters reported. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had expressed support in December for a ban on burqas “wherever legally possible.” The law must now be approved by the upper house, the Bundesrat. “We should make clear and impart our values and where the boundaries of our tolerance towards other cultures lie,” German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said about the move. “The draft law we have agreed on makes an important contribution to...
  • Merkel warns against British 'illusions' as Brexit negotiations begin

    04/27/2017 6:13:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.27.2017 | Jefferson Chase
    Ahead of a meeting of the 27 remaining European Union nations in Brussels on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel briefed the German parliament, the Bundestag, about Germany’s strategy vis-ŕ-vis Brexit. But at least in part, her message was aimed across the English Channel. The chancellor warned London not to expect a deal that would privilege the UK. “A third-party state cannot enjoy the same advantages or be better positioned than an EU member state,” Merkel said. “I have the feeling that some people in Britain maintain illusions in this regard. They’re wasting their time.” That line drew applause from members of...
  • Germany took in 160 times more Syrian refugees in 2016 than UK

    04/27/2017 4:07:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 April 2017 17:47 CEST+02:00 | Jörg Luyken
    Of the 406,000 Syrian refugees given protection in Europe in 2016, almost 300,000 were offered sanctuary in Germany, new figures show. The figures released by Eurostat on Wednesday display in clear terms how a few countries have shared the majority of the burden in taking in refugees from war-torn Syria. While Germany took in 295,000 of the 406,000 Syrians who were granted asylum in the EU during 2016, major economies such as France and and Great Britain failed to offer protection to more than a few thousand. The UK offered protection to 1,850 Syrians, 160 times less than Germany. Sweden...
  • 7.5 Billion People and NBC Can’t Find One to Say Something Good about Trump

    04/27/2017 6:07:47 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It’s unanimous! 7.5 billion to zero! No one in the entire world likes Donald Trump! That would be the conclusion you’d have to draw if you watched the segment NBC’s Richard Engel prepared for today’s Morning Joe on international reaction to Trump’s first 100 days. From the UK to South Korea, the West Bank to Germany, there was amazing consensus against Trump. Among people Engel aired, the best anyone had to say about Trump was British news anchor Alistair Stewart’s observation that at least we’ve literally survived his first 100 days. Said Stewart: there isn’t “all-out nuclear conflict—although it is...
  • Ivanka Trump's Booing in Berlin Leaves Angela Merkel Red-Faced

    04/26/2017 12:13:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 25, 2017 | Simon Shuster in Berlin
    Ivanka Trump had been speaking for less than five minutes on Tuesday before the jeers started coming from the audience. Given the topic and venue, they seemed almost inevitable. At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the First Daughter of the United States had come to Berlin for a roundtable discussion on the empowerment of women, a subject that was sure to clash with the sexist and vulgar remarks her father has made about women in the past. Sure enough, when she referred to President Donald Trump as a “tremendous champion” of women’s rights, particularly the right to take...
  • Netanyahu cancels talks with Germany over minister's meeting with rights groups

    04/25/2017 3:23:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 25 April 2017 09:44 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    Update: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel talks set for Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the visiting diplomat’s plan to also meet rights groups critical of Israel’s government. Gabriel confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Netanyahu had canceled the talks, scheduled for the same day, at the last minute. An Israeli official speaking on condition of anonymity told AFP that the cancellation was made after Gabriel declined to call off meetings with Israeli rights groups Breaking The Silence and B’Tselem. Breaking The Silence seeks to document alleged Israeli military abuses in the Palestinian territories, while...
  • Ivanka visits Germany to talk economic empowerment

    04/25/2017 5:32:17 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Associated Press
    BERLIN — Ivanka Trump is joining Chancellor Angela Merkel and others in Berlin on Tuesday for talks on encouraging women’s economic empowerment on her first international outing as a White House adviser.
  • Wyoming Becomes 45th U.S. State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2017 5:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 21, 2017
    In a letter dated April 21 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. “The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable,” reads Governor Mead’s letter, “but it is important for all to remember—history must not repeat itself.” ... “I congratulate the Governor for his courageous stance on this moral issue amid lavish anti-Armenian lobbying in Wyoming, which has included all-inclusive junkets to the dictatorship of Azerbaijan by legislators across our nation, who should know...
  • Ivanka Trump makes debut foreign trip

    04/24/2017 6:35:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    WCTI-V ^ | April 24, 2017 | ABC News
    Ivanka Trump is set to make her debut on the world stage Tuesday with her first official foreign trip to attend the W20 Summit in Germany, where she will be received not only as first daughter –- but as one of the closest, most trusted advisers to the president of the United States. While President Trump's nationalist campaign rhetoric may have rattled Europe, his globalist and polished 35-year-old daughter may be able to smooth her father's image before his trip to Europe next month to attend the NATO and G-7 summits. "There is really no greater emissary than a family...
  • Chancellery investigated in hunt for WikiLeaks sources: reports [Germany]

    04/23/2017 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 21 April 2017 11:04 CEST+02:00
    German media reported on Thursday that Angela Merkel’s Chancellery has been included in an ongoing investigation into a recent WikiLeaks release of confidential documents. Broadcaster NDR reported on Thursday that according to unnamed sources, public prosecutors in Berlin are investigating employees of the Chancellery in their search to find who sent confidential documents to WikiLeaks, but the sources stressed that the investigation does not necessarily mean that there is a concrete suspicion against any individual employee. Government sources also told Reuters that the Chancellery had agreed weeks ago to the investigation against “unknown” persons, but added that there are no...
  • The Moslem Conquest (of India)

    02/14/2004 6:33:32 PM PST · by ml/nj · 83 replies · 8,838+ views
    Our Oriental Heritage | 1936 | Will Durant
    The Mohammedan Conquest of India is probably the bloodiest story in history. It is a discouraging tale, for its evident moral is that civilization is a precarious thing, whose delicate complex of order and liberty, culture and peace may at any time be overthrown by barbarians invading from without or multiplying within. The Hindus ... had failed to organize their forces for the protection of their frontiers and their capitals, their wealth and their freedom, from the hordes of Scythians, Huns, Afghans, and Turks hovering about India's boundaries and waiting for national weakness to let them in. For four hundred...
  • Borussia Dortmund bombs: 'Speculator' charged with bus attack

    04/21/2017 1:46:22 AM PDT · by MoraBlack · 6 replies
    Police in Germany have charged a man suspected of being behind an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus. Rather than having links to radical Islamism, he was a market trader hoping to make money if the price of shares in the team fell, prosecutors say. The 28-year-old, identified only as Sergej W, was staying in the team's hotel in a room overlooking the street where the explosion took place.
  • French election: Candidates in last TV pitch ahead of vote

    04/20/2017 11:06:34 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/20/2017 | BBC
    All 11 French presidential candidates have made their final pitches in the last set-piece TV encounter ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Both far-right leader Marine Le Pen and radical leftist Jean-Luc Melenchon voiced sharp criticism of the EU in the early part of the program. The TV encounter was then overshadowed by a deadly shooting in central Paris. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and center-right Francois Fillon both paid tribute to the police targeted by a gunman..... Mr. Fillon said he was cancelling all his campaign events on Friday, the final day of the campaign. Ms Le Pen said she...
  • AfD's Petry doesn't want to lead party into German election

    04/19/2017 6:26:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    reuters.com ^ | April 19, 2017 | reuters
    Frauke Petry, leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD), said on Wednesday she would not lead the anti-immigration party's campaign ahead of a Sept. 24 federal election. "In order to put an end to all speculation in this regard, I am using the opportunity of this video message to clearly state that I am neither available for a lone lead candidacy nor for participation in a top team," she said on Facebook.
  • French election: Le Pen pledges to suspend immigration

    04/18/2017 5:25:57 AM PDT · by Spiridon · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4/18/2017 | BBC
    One of the frontrunners in the French presidential election, far-right leader Marine Le Pen, says she would suspend all legal immigration to France. The National Front(FN) leader told a rally that she wanted to stop "a mad, uncontrolled situation". Polls suggest she is neck and neck with centrist Emmanuel Macron, ahead of Sunday's first round of voting. Mr. Macron warned voters that choosing far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon would be like Cuba without the sun........ At a rally in Paris, Ms. Le Pen said "I would decide on a moratorium on all legal immigration to stop this frenzy, this uncontrolled situation...
  • Obama to give speech in Berlin to mark Reformation anniversary

    04/16/2017 7:19:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.11.2017 | es/rt (AFP, dpa)
    GermanyŹ’s protestant church has secured a coup: Barack Obama will address the annual assembly to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. It could be ObamaŹ’s first major appearance since leaving the presidency. […] The former president can likely look forward to a warm welcome in Germany, where he still enjoys a favorable reputation despite revelations that the NSA once tapped Chancellor MerkelŹ’s cell phone under his watch. …
  • Marine LePen: Fundamentalist Islam is a mortal danger

    04/15/2017 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Spiridon · 20 replies
    FRANCE'S LE PEN ACCUSES MACRON OF BEING SOFT ON ISLAMISTS French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Saturday accused her main rival for president, centrist Emmsnuel Macron, of being soft on Islamists, in a blistering attack eight days before the vote. Le Pen pounced on remarks by Macron defending one of his top campaigners in the gritty suburbs north of Paris whom the far-right has labelled a "radical." Mohamed Sarou was asked to step back form Macron's campaign after a website published several of his old Facebook messages, one of which criticized the Charlie Hebdo newspaper targeted by jihadists in...