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  • Pressure is building for Germany to show it's ready to rescue Deutsche Bank

    09/29/2016 3:56:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 37 replies
    CNBC ^ | 29 Sep 16 | Jef Cox
    German officials could be about to find themselves in an uncomfortable position: Being called on to show they're ready to rescue a bank in a part of the world where such operations are considered taboo. Deutsche Bank came under intensified market fire Thursday, the latest salvo being a Bloomberg report that a small number of hedge funds are trimming their sails at the German bank. In a broad perspective, the move would represent a minor dent in Deutsche's derivatives clearing business. Barry Bausano, chairman of Deutsche's hedge fund business, told CNBC on Thursday that while there have been some outflows,...
  • PANIC As Margin Calls Begin: Deutsche Bank Has Financial System On The Cusp Of Collapse

    09/29/2016 4:35:35 PM PDT · by The Bat Ladys Husband · 97 replies
    Silver doctors.com ^ | 09/29/2016 | The Bat Ladys Husband
    DB stock is now in a full panic sell-off as I write this. It just hit another new all-time NYSE low on by the heaviest volume ever in the stock since its 2001 NYSE listing. It’s currently down almost 10%. No doubt the Central Banks will try to bounce it.
  • Dow sheds 200 points as bank stocks fall sharply ( Markets unhappy with Machado porn queen story)

    09/29/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT · by GilGil · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/29/2016 | Fred Imbert
    Full title: Dow sheds 200 points as bank stocks fall sharply; Deutsche Bank tumbles 8% U.S. stocks traded sharply lower on Thursday after banking stocks fell sharply. The three major indexes hit session lows shortly after Bloomberg reported that approximately 10 hedge funds were reducing their exposure to embattled European bank Deutsche Bank. Deutsche shares fell 8 percent in afternoon trade.
  • Deutsche Bank can only be saved by the German government, strategist says

    09/29/2016 9:28:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2016/09/29 | Matt Clinch
    Deutsche Bank can only be saved by the German government, strategist says Matt Clinch | @mattclinch81 Only a substantial intervention by the German government can stop the collapse of the country's largest lender, Deutsche Bank, according to Stefan Müller, the CEO of Frankfurt-based boutique research company DGAW. "Deutsche Bank doesn't realize that something serious needs to happen," he told CNBC via telephone on Thursday morning. "(CEO John) Cryan clearly showed that he has no idea how to survive." The embattled German lender saw a respite on Wednesday from hefty selling seen in previous sessions amid contradictory reports on whether the...
  • World's first 4-seater fuel-cell plane takes off in Germany

    09/29/2016 6:46:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2016 9:33 AM EDT
    Aircraft engineers in Germany have successfully tested the world’s first four-seater plane that uses emission-free hybrid fuel cells to fly. The 10-minute test flight Thursday at Stuttgart Airport in southwestern Germany involved two pilots and two dummy passengers. The twin-cabin plane, known as HY4, was developed by aircraft maker Pipistrel, fuel cell specialist Hydrogenics, the University of Ulm and the German Aerospace Center DLR. …
  • Commerzbank set to cut 9,000 jobs, dividend in revamp [Germany]

    09/28/2016 9:29:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    RTE ^ | 27 September 2016
    Commerzbank aims to cut around 9,000 jobs in the next few years and will scrap its 2016 dividend as part of efforts to reduce costs in the face of negative interest rates. This is according to a source close to the bank's supervisory board. The job cuts will be spread over the next few years up to 2020, but the size of the cull, representing nearly a fifth of the workforce at Germany's second biggest bank, implies that compulsory layoffs cannot be ruled out, the person said. "This is much more radical than previous measures," the person said. The revamp...
  • Two bomb attacks take place in Dresden, Germany (Mosque and Conference Center)

    09/28/2016 12:26:34 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie and Milena Veselinovic
    Security has been stepped up in the German city of Dresden, following two bomb attacks on a mosque and a conference center Monday evening. No one was injured in the attacks, which included two homemade devices, according to police. The bombings come ahead of next weekend's German Unity Day celebrations, which German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to attend. The celebrations mark the 26th anniversary of the reunification of East and West Germany. The explosions -- first at the mosque and then at the International Congress Center -- happened within minutes of each other, leading police to believe they're related....
  • SAVING GRACE and the Evidence of it in our Lives for others[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/27/2016 10:10:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    My subject matter(DNA) is Life Everlasting but where in your life is this a "matter of "Evidence" for in your daily endeavors even in your prayer life I should be the main ingredient of your prayer for others and this is, their salvation first for without me no life truly exists it is just matter(dust). Now I AM the breath ~ ~ ~ of your beginning through salvation and the end of the means for you to OVERCOME as I did for you but now is your time of destiny for I AM The Fulcrum of Balance( Plumb Line )...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe

    03/09/2005 6:58:35 AM PST · by Traianus · 10 replies · 1,078+ views
    Middle East Forum ^ | 03.09.2005 | Lorenzo Vidino
    The Muslim Brotherhood's Conquest of Europe by Lorenzo Vidino Middle East Quarterly Winter 2005 Since its founding in 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood (Hizb al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun) has profoundly influenced the political life of the Middle East. Its motto is telling: "Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope."[1] While the Brotherhood's radical ideas have shaped the beliefs of generations of Islamists, over the past two decades, it has lost some of its power and appeal in the Middle East, crushed by...
  • When the Con Artist Acts Generous

    09/24/2016 6:34:59 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 24 Sept, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    When the Con Artist Acts Generous How many times tax relief has been promised, what came of it and how Frauke Petry invited attack In 2005, with little effort and a slight head-start, Merkel clambered onto the chancellor’s throne ahead of Schröder. She also got votes out of gratitude for her agreement to noticeably lower taxes. The VAT would rise a compensatory two points, so that the state would not have to accumulate more debt. The SPD rejected that completely. In the end, they came to an agreement — instead of the VAT rising not at all (SPD) or by...
  • Activists in Germany rally against Donald Trump

    09/23/2016 8:21:16 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 23, 2016
    An activist group built a wall in Berlin featuring the face of Donald Trump, then tore it down in a rally to encourage Americans overseas to vote against the Republican presidential candidate.
  • "Deutsche Bank May Ultimately Need A State Bailout" - Handelsblatt

    09/23/2016 10:20:22 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 September 2016 | Tyler Durden
    While the most recent set of troubles plaguing Deutsche Bank have been duly documented here, most recently yesterday when the stock price tumbled once again just shy of all time lows over fears the bank's multi-billion DOJ settlement could severely impact its liquidity and/or solvency, this may be the first time we have heard the "n"-word tossed around in an official German publication: as Germany's top financial newspaper, Handelsblatt said, "German financial officials reacted with shock and dismay to the leaking of a U.S. government demand for a $14 billion fine against Deutsche Bank, which may ultimately need a state...
  • Over 500,000 rejected asylum seekers still live in Germany

    09/22/2016 11:56:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 9/22/16
    A new report shows that more than half a million people who had their asylum applications rejected are still living in Germany, three-quarters of whom have been in the country for more than six years. In a parliamentary inquiry from Die Linke (the Left Party), the federal government revealed that as of the end of June, there were 549,209 people living in Germany who had had their asylum application rejected, Bild reported on Thursday. About three quarters of them had been living in Germany at least six years. The largest group came from Turkey (about 77,600), followed by Kosovo (68,549)...
  • New poll shows Alternative for Germany gaining support

    09/22/2016 10:25:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.23.2016 | Brandon Conradis
    The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) has garnered some of its best numbers yet in a nationwide poll. Meanwhile, the CDU and SPD have lost support. The AfD is pulling ahead of the Greens, the Left party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), putting it on track to become the third-largest party in the country, according to a new poll released by German public broadcaster ARD. The poll shows the AfD’s support at 16 percent, its best showing yet. Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) came in at 32 percent and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) at 22 percent. …
  • VIKING KITTIES

    09/22/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 30 replies
    FACEBOOK ^ | SEPT 21 | SAMME
    You’ve heard of ancient Egyptian cats. But Viking cats? Scientists studying cat DNA say that they found cat remains at a Viking site dating to between the eighth and eleventh century A.D. in northern Germany.
  • Germany: Nearly 40 Per Cent of Under Fives Now ‘Migrant Background’

    09/22/2016 12:05:47 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 21 Sep 2016 | VIRGINIA HALE
    Following the release of figures which reveal almost four in ten children under five have foreign roots, Michael Paulwitz says the demographic change will be the death of Germany’s welfare state. The journalist and historian predicts that “hard struggles” over resources will take place when ethnic Germans are a minority, and that native Germans “will inevitably lose out”. Mr Paulwitz’ article follows the release on Friday of official figures from the Federal Statistics Office. While they show 21 per cent of the total population currently have a migrant background he notes that such people are disproportionately represented in the younger...
  • More Americans heading to Germany for free college tuition

    09/19/2016 9:38:31 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 21 replies
    WFFA (abc) ^ | September 19, 2016 | Chris Sadeghi
    ARLINGTON -- During her sophomore year at Arlington High School, Lexi Vier was told she had to take a foreign language class to fulfill graduation requirements. She made a decision that now could have a significant impact on her higher education once she graduates. “I took German and fell in love with it so much,” she said. So much to the point she was elected president of the German Club. As graduation approaches, she is looking in a direction more and more Americans have considered in recent years. College in Germany. And perhaps more intriguing -- college for free. As...
  • Merkel wishes she could 'turn back time' over refugees as her party makes historic losses [trunc]

    09/19/2016 12:08:20 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 September 2016 | RORY TINGLE
    Angela Merkel's party has made historic losses in elections for the Berlin state parliament after a mayor warned of a resurgence of Nazis in Germany. Many voters turned to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD), which with 13 per cent of the vote will enter the German capital's assembly for the first time, according to initial projections. Before the election, mayor Michael Müller had warned that a double-digit total for the AfD would' be seen around the world as a sign of the return of the rightwing and the Nazis in Germany'.
  • Merkel Demands German Firms Hire Immigrants [semi-satire]

    09/19/2016 10:41:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Sep 2016 | John Semmens
    Impatient at the slow progress toward integrating Middle Eastern immigrants into the German economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that businesses "step up the pace of hiring. It's a disgrace that only 100 of the million refugees that have entered the country this year have jobs. The refusal of the private sector to offer enough jobs forces the government to bear the burdens of meeting the need to house and feed these people." Hans Volle, Director of Human Resources for Deutsche Tech, complained that "Chancellor Merkel's aspirations are unreasonable. Hardly any of these refugees understand our language, a majority of them...
  • Swiss stock exchange turns to Germany for EU access

    09/14/2016 11:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 4 replies
    ft.com ^ | September 12, 2016 | Laura Noonan
    Switzerland’s stock exchange has turned to Germany for a new bridge into the EU after concluding that its relationship with London would not suffice after Brexit.
  • Merkel suffers drubbing in Berlin vote due to migrant angst

    09/18/2016 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | September 18, 2016 | Reuters
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel 's conservatives suffered their second electoral blow in two weeks on Sunday, slumping to their lowest level since reunification in 1990 in a Berlin city vote in which citizens roundly rejected her open-door refugee policy.
  • Merkel faces new gains by anti-migrant AfD in Berlin

    09/17/2016 11:22:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 18 Sep 2016 06:46 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    Chancellor Angela Merkel faces new gains by the anti-migrant AfD party in Berlin state elections on Sunday, as a wave of protest voting against her welcome to refugees is expected to hit the hip, multicultural capital. […] Fresh gains in long-divided Berlin — where the AfD has polled 14 percent, a year ahead of national elections — would spell another setback for Merkel, whose open-door policy brought one million asylum-seekers to Germany last year. […] A strong showing for the AfD — which was founded, originally as a euroskeptic fringe party, just over three years ago — would hurt all...
  • Tensions Rising in Germany

    09/17/2016 9:05:21 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 12 replies
    weekly standard ^ | SEP 17, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
    Germany is blowing up again over migration. The Saxon town of Bautzen has, like dozens of similar places across Germany, a barracks for some of the million or two Middle Eastern migrants who have been streaming across the Mediterranean for the past year-and-a-half. People in Bautzen aren't used to foreigners, and now groups of young men have taken to congregating in city's central square, the Kornmarkt. The migrants say they come there for the free internet. This upsets the locals, 80 of whom waged a pitched battle against 20 teenage migrants on Wednesday evening. Alcohol was involved on both sides....
  • YOU'VE CAUSED CHAOS! EU chief blames Angela Merkel for migrant crisis and ISIS attacks

    09/17/2016 4:10:47 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    Express.co.UK ^ | September 17, 2016 | Alix Culbertson
    EUROPEAN Union (EU) bosses have blamed Angela Merkel and her open-door policy for the migrant crisis and Islamic State (ISIS) terror attacks on the continent. Donald Tusk did not hold back about Angela Merkel's migrant policy As the remaining 27 EU leaders attempted to put on a show of unity at a summit in Bratislava, Slovakia, Donald Tusk, president of the European Council hit out at the German Chancellor. He said she created chaos in the region by welcoming 1.1million Syrian migrants last year. Mr Tusk blamed “political correctness” for delays in closing Europe’s borders in 2015 which allowed more...
  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal (TTIP)

    09/17/2016 1:16:40 PM PDT · by GilGil · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada. The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years. The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across...
  • Angela Merkel Declares: We Will Bring In More Muslim Immigrants Into Germany

    09/17/2016 9:27:14 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 62 replies
    Shoebat ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ted Shoebat
    Angela Merkel has declared that Germany will be accepting in more Islamic refugees. Even after the recent attacks in Germany, she still wants to bring in more Muslim terrorists. As the Nazis created the Muslim divisions of the SS, so the Germans today are working on training an elite army consisting of the Islamic refugees that they brought over with the thanks of Turkey. The Bundeswehr (or, the German Army) will be training thousands of Muslim refugees in a hundred skills that will enable them to fight, kill and take over Syria, and then sending them back to Syria where...
  • Car of the AfD-Leader Frauke Petry Set Ablaze in Leipzig

    09/17/2016 8:54:56 AM PDT · by orchestra · 7 replies
    Morgenpost.de ^ | 9/17/2016
    Berlin. The car of the AfD-politician Frauke Petry is in the night of Saturday to a total loss. Unknown persons have the vehicle in Leipzig set on fire. According to the police, the car was completely burned down. "we go in a moment of arson." The traces of Backup was turned on. Not the first arson against AfD politicians a letter of confession or a reference to the possible perpetrators there is so far not yet. (Best I can do with the German)
  • EU in 'critical situation' after Brexit, warns Merkel

    09/16/2016 8:29:14 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Yahoo News | 16 Sep 2016 | Bryan McManus, Danny Kemp
    Bratislava (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Friday that the EU faces a "critical situation", as European leaders sought to plot the bloc's post-Brexit future at a summit without Britain. The 27 leaders -- minus British Prime Minister Theresa May -- gathered at Bratislava's towering castle overlooking the River Danube, determined to respond to the challenges of mass migration, security, globalisation and a stuttering economy. The aim was to thrash out a "roadmap" of reforms during talks in the Slovak capital's towering hilltop castle, and a boat trip down the Danube. Merkel said the bloc simply had to...
  • Right-wingers and asylum seekers clash in eastern Germany

    09/15/2016 9:20:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    rueters ^ | 09/15/2017
    About 80 young men and women, mainly Germans from the right-wing scene who had been drinking beer, gathered in central Bautzen, some 50 kilometers northeast of Dresden, on Wednesday evening and chanted the town belonged to Germans, police said. Opposite them stood a group of around 20 unaccompanied minors-- meaning they are younger than 18 -- who are seeking asylum in Germany. "Police were called at around 20.50 and told that two groups were going at each other ... attacking each other verbally and by throwing bottles, wooden slats and other such things," Uwe Kilz, head of Bautzen's police force,...
  • Merkel - German CEOs To Address 99.97% Unemployment Among "Highly Unqualified" Migrants

    09/15/2016 9:59:17 AM PDT · by blam · 25 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9-15-2016 | Tyler Durden
    It's been a bad couple of months for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose approval ratings have fallen sharply over her continued support of open-border immigration policies that have allowed over 1 million refugees to flow into the country since 2015. Increasingly more Germans have blamed Merkel for the surge in refugee terrorist attacks over the past couple of months and have shifted their support to more nationalist-leaning political parties. In fact, just a few weeks ago Merkel suffered a massive, embarrassing defeat in her home state to her nemesis, the anti-immigation AfD party (see "Merkel Stunned By Defeat To Anti-Immigrant...
  • Germans go to doctor WAY too much, says insurer

    09/14/2016 11:16:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 Sep 2016 15:34 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A health insurance company has said that Germans are going to the doctor twice as much as they actually need to. But doctors disagree. “We don’t have too few doctors, but actually too much contact with doctors,” KKH CEO Ingo Kailuweit told Bild on Tuesday. “Half of all doctor visits are unnecessary.” The OECD’s Health Statistics report for this year showed that Germans went to the doctor on average more than 18 times in 2008, while another OECD report showed that Germans visited the doctor about ten times each in 2013. This made Germans one of the top ten countries...
  • Refugees in Germany go on ‘vacation’ to war-torn homelands – report

    09/12/2016 10:59:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 12 Sep, 2016
    Asylum seekers from Syria, Iraq and other war-torn states who are registered as refugees and receive social benefits in Germany do not hesitate to opt for a “vacation” in their war-ravaged countries, a German media report has discovered. The information was unveiled by the outlet Die Welt am Sonntag, citing its own investigation. The inquiry included testimonies from registered asylum seekers in Germany who are entitled to so-called HARTZ-IV social benefits. Some of them confirmed to the newspaper that they “traveled for a short period of time back to countries like Syria, Afghanistan or Lebanon.” The paper reports that the...
  • Berlin mosque pushes to get out the Muslim vote

    09/12/2016 9:34:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.12.2016 | Chris Cottrell
    Islamophobia has been on the rise in Germany ever since a million refugees descended on the country last year. Now, with state elections looming in Berlin, a mosque in the city is trying to mobilize the Muslim vote. On a recent Friday evening, Mohamed Tahi Sabri ascended the tall wooden minbar in the Dar-as-Salam mosque in Berlin’s immigrant-heavy Neukölln district and implored 1,500 of his fellow believers to do something that may seem counterintuitive to many Muslims living here: vote in upcoming elections. […] “You’ve got these movements like Pegida and the AfD, a party that vilifies Islam in its...
  • Clinging to Power: Is The Merkel Era Coming To an End?

    09/11/2016 8:59:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | September 09, 2016 06:10 PM | (Spiegel Staff)
    Chancellor Merkel’s refugee policies have divided the country and the right-wing populist AfD party is rapidly gaining support. Conservatives are calling on Merkel to change course, but she is refusing to admit fallibility. Could this be the end? […] The late phases of a chancellor’s term tend to be tortuous. Konrad Adenauer didn’t want to go because he thought he was the only one capable of leading the country, only stepping aside for Ludwig Erhard after 14 long years in office. Helmut Kohl resisted retirement because he thought only he could push through the common currency in Europe. He was,...
  • Beneath This Medieval German Town Lie Over 25 Miles of Forgotten Tunnels

    09/11/2016 4:57:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | September 7, 2016 | Jennifer Nalewicki
    O n the surface, Oppenheim looks like your typical German town resting along the banks of the Rhine River. But there's more to Oppenheim than beer halls and a Gothic-style cathedral from the Middle Ages. Beneath its narrow cobblestone streets lies something deeper—an entire labyrinth of tunnels and cellars. “The town is practically honeycombed with cavities,” Wilfried Hilpke, a tour guide with Oppenheim’s tourism office, tells Smithsonian.com. Hilpke should know. For the past ten years, he’s spent much of his time leading hour-long hardhat tours of Oppenheim’s elaborate tunnel system, taking visitors through a journey that covers just a fraction...
  • Concern in Germany: 'Hundreds of terrorists in our midst'

    09/11/2016 4:04:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    INN ^ | 09/11/2016 09:03 | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    … Interior Minister of Germany Thomas de Maizière told the Bild newspaper in an interview that German security services know 520 potential terrorists and another 360 people who are designated as “known to the police” due to their ties with terrorists and similar dangerous extremist elements. …
  • Silence, tight quarters and no women: On board Israel's most advanced submarine

    09/11/2016 9:07:17 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sept 9, 2016 | Amos Harel
    The commander of Israel Navy Ship Eilat, a Sa’ar-5 class Israeli missile boat, was extremely displeased. For some time, INS Rahav, the navy’s latest Dolphin-2 class submarine, had been cruising in the waters beneath him, at fairly close quarters. The sub occasionally lunged up and trained its periscope on the missile boat. Observers on the boat, whose task is to spot such potential threats, hadn’t noticed the periscope’s tip, which is the size of a fist, on the surface. The sub was practicing intelligence gathering, using the missile boat and its surroundings as targets; it wasn’t spotted even when sailors...
  • France and Germany to beef up EU defense

    09/10/2016 8:59:34 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 10 Sep 2016 08:42 GMT+02:00
    France and Germany are preparing joint proposals for a “more active and more useful” European defense policy, the French defense ministry told AFP on Friday. […] The Franco-German document proposes the establishment of a European defense headquarters, a common satellite surveillance system and the sharing of logistics and military medical resources, according to the Saturday edition of the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. There would be a tighter circle of EU members for some defense projects where it proves impossible to gain agreement from all, the paper added, citing the document. …
  • German Federal police recommend: Women should wear sneakers so they can run away better

    09/10/2016 1:03:09 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 48 replies
    Gates of Vienna Translated ^ | 10 Sep, 2016 | Freie Zeiten
    Title Shortened GERMANY. In last year alone more than two million immigrants from the Third World came to Germany, almost all of them males. Since then the number of sexual assaults has exploded. Now the federal police distribute tips to German women on how they can protect themselves from being raped. “When women feel anxiety when they walk towards a group of men, or when they perceive a situation that emanates possible danger, they should trust their intuition in any case, and they should avoid getting into those kinds of situations any deeper,” says Markus Koths, the press spokesman for...
  • A Political Hurricane is About to Sweep Across Europe

    09/10/2016 10:54:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    Liberty Blitzkrieg ^ | 08 September 2016 | Michael Krieger
    As the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week in a very important article: BERLIN—Growing populist forces shook Europe’s pillar of stability this weekend, as an unprecedented defeat for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in Germany signaled more political tumult across the continent. For the first time in postwar history, Ms. Merkel’s Christian Democrats finished behind a populist challenger to their political right in a state election. Riding a wave of discontent with her migration policy, the Alternative for Germany—a three-year-old anti-immigrant party—beat the chancellor’s party in her home state, spurring her allies to debate Monday whether she should change course....
  • Hundreds of refugees under 14 arrive in Germany married

    09/09/2016 5:47:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 09 Sep 2016 16:03 GMT+02:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    There are now 361 children under the age of 14 living in Germany, interior ministry figures show. Most of these children are from countries in the Middle East and eastern Europe. The influx of refugees in 2015 has led to an increase in the number of child marriages, according to the figures. The data collected up to the date of July 31st 2016 shows that 1,475 minors were registered in the government migration office as married, Der Westen (WAZ) reports. […] The largest number of married minors come from Syria, at 664, with 157 coming from Afghanistan, 100 coming from...
  • Migrant Crisis: Germany Plans to Flood Greece With Unwanted Refugees

    09/04/2016 11:44:17 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 28 replies
    For the first time in five years, Germany has begun contemplating the idea of sending migrants back to Greece as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national popularity plummets from public outcry against her open door policy – a political shift that may have lasting reverberations throughout the European Union.
  • Germany descending into martial law over fear of Islamic State attack

    09/08/2016 12:33:28 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 35 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 09/08/2016 | Christine Williams
    Germany’s failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults. There was also a lone wolf knife attack by an Afghan immigrant on a train, for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility; a search of the jihadi’s room turned up an IS flag. Add to that a suicide bombing outside a popular music festival by a Syrian refugee, and the mall massacre in Munich, during which a Muslim eyewitness heard the killer shouting “Allahu akbar.” Now martial law is descending on Germany amid...
  • German growth expected to halve in 2017 as Brexit bites

    09/08/2016 4:09:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/08/2016 | Michael Nienaber
    German economic growth will nearly halve in 2017 as Brexit and other risks hit exporters, the DIW institute said on Thursday, although it predicted a pick up to 1.9 percent this year due to strong domestic demand. The subdued outlook followed a string of economic data which painted a bleak picture for German manufacturing, with industrial orders barely rising in July and output posting its steepest drop in nearly two years. "The German economic engine is likely to start stuttering for a while," DIW said in a statement, adding that Britain's decision to leave the European Union would limit Germany's...
  • Migrant Gangs Sexually Assault German Women...Again!

    09/07/2016 8:46:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 7, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Here we go again, and it’s no surprise that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is nowhere to be found. In what many news outlets are calling a “copycat” sexual assault attack on German women, police are investigating many reports of sexual assaults by migrants. The most recent attacks bear an eerie resemblance to the sexual assaults carried out by multiple migrants during last year's New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany. The most recent incidents of rape and sexual assault at the hands of migrants came during last weekend’s “Essen Original” festival in the town of Essen. The typically family-friendly festival has...
  • German Islamist preacher on trial over Syria terror links

    09/06/2016 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 06 Sep 2016 16:20 GMT+02:00 | AFP
    One of Germany’s best-known Islamist preachers went on trial in the western city of Düsseldorf on Tuesday on charges of backing “a terrorist group” fighting in Syria. Sven Lau, 35, stands accused of supporting and recruiting fighters for the Syria-based Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar (JMA), or Army of Emigrants and Supporters, which Germany lists as a terrorist organization. A convert to the ultra-conservative Salafist branch of Islam, Lau gained notoriety in 2014 when he organized a vigilante “Sharia Police” group that patrolled German streets seeking to enforce Islamic law. …
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • 'I'm very unhappy' Angela Merkel admits open-door policy DID cause defeat by far-right

    09/05/2016 5:37:58 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 51 replies
    Express (UK) ^ | Sept. 5, 2016
    But she basically went on to insist the German people did not know what was good for them and she just had to be more persuasive. Mrs Merkel’s CDU party was beaten into third place by the right wing Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party in her home state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. CDU could muster only a pitiful 19.2 per cent of the vote compared to the victorious AfD's 21 per cent, leading to growing scepticism about Merkel's ability to cling onto power in Germany after her party also lost three elections to the AfD in March. Today at the G20 Summit...
  • Survey: Right Wing People More Likely to Be Sexually Satisfied

    09/05/2016 5:13:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    Tech (Breitbart) ^ | September 4, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Those who consider themselves as “very right wing” are more likely to have a satisfactory sex life, according to a new European survey by YouGov that interviewed over 19,000 people. Just 66% of “left wing” Brits claimed to have a satisfactory sex life. This was significantly less than the 73% of Brits who considered themselves both “very right wing” and sexually satisfied, and the 70% who considered themselves “right wing” and satisfied. In Germany, 77% of those who considered themselves very right wing also claimed to be satisfied in bed, while 71% of very left wing people claimed to have...
  • Eurozone economy 'losing momentum' as Germany falters

    09/05/2016 6:03:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 5, 2016 5:29 AM EDT | Pan Pylas
    The 19-country eurozone lost some economic momentum in August, largely because of a slowdown in Germany, a closely watched survey showed Monday, days ahead of another possible stimulus package from the European Central Bank. Financial information company IHS Markit said its purchasing managers’ index — a broad gauge of economic activity — for the eurozone fell to a 19-month low of 52.9 points in August from 53.2 the previous month. The fall was unexpected as the initial estimate for August was 53.3. In spite of the fall, the eurozone is still growing, albeit sluggishly as anything above 50 indicates expansion....