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  • JFK called Hitler 'the stuff of legends': Secret diary reveals future president's fascination with…

    03/22/2017 6:27:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:55 EDT, 22 March 2017 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    John F. Kennedy referred to Adolf Hitler as having “the stuff of which legends are made” in a diary entry written shortly after visiting Germany in 1945. Kennedy, then a fresh-faced 28-year-old, traveled to Hitler’s bomb-ravaged Bavarian Berghof residence and Eagle’s Nest mountain retreat during a tour of Germany while serving as a war correspondent for Hearst newspapers. And now excerpts from the diary, which were revealed by People Magazine, have shed light on just how the man who would become president thought about the genocidal German leader. “You can easily understand how that within a few years Hitler will...
  • Germany rejects arms exports to Turkey

    03/21/2017 8:03:51 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 9 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 March 2017 | none stated
    German national parliament Berlin, Germany (Photo: Jorge Royan). Germany has rejected more requests for arms exports to Turkey during the past 5 months than in five years between 2010 and 2015, German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Tuesday.The sharp increase in rejections, mainly handguns, ammunition and parts needed in weapons production, is due to “the risk of a deployment in the context of internal repression or the Kurdish conflict,” according to a written response by State Secretary Matthias Machnig to a question posed by lawmaker Jan van Aken.“Respect for human rights is a matter of particular importance for arms export...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinal Marx’ Seminary Received Only One New Seminarian in 2016

    03/21/2017 5:32:30 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | March 21, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    On 18 March, Cardinal Reinhard Marx — Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising and President of the German Bishops’ Conference — spoke at a diocesan meeting and revealed a stunning fact. In the year of 2016, only one new seminarian entered the diocesan seminary of Munich. According to the Austrian Catholic website Kath.net, moreover, Cardinal Marx rejected the idea of forming larger parish communities in order to meet the varied needs of the dispersed faithful. The Austrian report continues, by summing up Marx’s own words: It is about a “visibility in place.” However, this has to be organized according to...
  • German Newspaper Investigates Mysterious Trust Connected to Order of Malta [Catholic Caucus]

    03/20/2017 11:17:35 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Germany’s mass-selling Bild newspaper has reported that the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, Baron Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, accepted a 30 million Swiss franc donation ($31 million) on behalf of the Order from what Bild calls “a dubious trust” in Geneva. Boeselager denies any wrongdoing. The Grand Chancellor told the newspaper that over a seven-year period, the Order would be drawing 30 million Swiss francs from the fund, which Bild calls by its acronym CPVG. So far, the Order has received 3 million francs from the trust, whose existence the Register first brought to public attention in January....
  • The Biggest Tank Battle in History Wasn’t at Kursk: The Battle of Brody in 1941 was bigger [tr]

    03/20/2017 6:14:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 20, 2017 | Robert Beckhusen
    A thousand coffee table books and countless hours of popular history programs have described the Battle of Prokhorovka, part of the Third Reich’s 1943 Operation Citadel, as the largest tank battle in history. Near the city of Kursk on the Eastern Front, hundreds of Soviet tanks slammed into the 2nd SS Panzer Corps in an enormous conflagration of flesh and metal.
  • Germany: Five Muslim migrants gang-rape seven-year-old girl at refugee center

    03/19/2017 9:14:31 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    The Qur’an teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its allowance for a man to take “captives of the right hand,” 4:3, 4:24, 23:1-6, 33:50, 70:30). The Qur’an says: “O Prophet, tell your wives and your daughters and the women of the believers to bring down over themselves of their outer garments. That is more suitable that they will be known and not be abused. And ever is Allah Forgiving and Merciful.” (33:59) The implication there is that if women do not cover themselves adequately with their outer garments, they may be abused, and that...
  • Teen raped 90-year-old after dragging her into alleyway as she walked from church (Germany- Tr.)

    03/19/2017 8:35:55 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 40 replies
    Sun ^ | 3-17-2017 | Jon Lockett
    A court was told the elderly pensioner was walking through the famous Altstadt district when was confronted by the young man screaming “money, money!” He is also said to have shouted “Keep silent, or death,” according to German media reports. When he discovered she had no cash, the young man dragged her into a alleyway between two buildings where he raped her while choking her. The defendant – known only as Souhayl M – then rifled through her handbag, stole her house key and wrote down her address. The 19-year-old now faces up to 15 years in prison when he...
  • Deutsche Bahn: Saturday Groping Special

    03/18/2017 8:29:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 16 Mar, 2017 | Baron Bodissey
    Last night we posted a propaganda video put out by Deutsche Bahn, the German state railway service. It featured a young Muslima who turned out to be a brilliant medical student, thereby shaming the native German sitting opposite her by exposing his “Islamophobic” prejudice. An improbable situation, to say the least. In response, Egri Nök collected and translated four news stories — all published in the month of February — showing a more representative sample of what one might expect from culture-enrichers on a German train. In particular, what German women might expect from migrant men on a train. First,...
  • Berlin police seize cannon made for launching coconuts

    03/18/2017 11:33:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 46 replies
    upi ^ | March 16, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    Berlin police announced they seized an artist's homemade cannon after a coconut launched by the device narrowly missed hitting a dog walker. Police said in a Facebook post that a man taking a dog for a walk March 1 in an industrial area of the German capital heard a loud bang followed by the sight of a large projectile whizzing past him at a high speed. Investigators determined the projectile was a coconut that had been launched from a cannon created by a 23-year-old artist. Police shared photos of the device in the Facebook post. The artist, Julian Charriere, said...
  • EU authorities demand changes from Facebook, Google, Twitter

    03/18/2017 8:22:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 17, 2017 | 10:09am EDT | Julia Fioretti
    Social media companies Facebook Inc., Alphabet Inc. and Twitter Inc. will have to amend their terms of service for European users within a month or face the risk of fines, a European Commission official said on Friday. U.S. technology companies have faced tight scrutiny in Europe for the way they do business, from privacy to how quickly they remove illegal or threatening content. The Commission and European consumer protection authorities will “take action to make sure social media companies comply with EU consumer rules,” the official said. The comments confirmed a Reuters report from Thursday. Germany, the most populous EU...
  • Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses.....

    03/18/2017 7:43:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 18, 2017 | Joe Sheppard For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Construction of German mosque is halted after right-wing activists hammer ten giant crosses into building site Right-wing extremists in Germany have hampered the construction of a mosque by erecting ten large crosses at the site. The group, planted the wooden structures in the small village of Marbach, near Erfurt, in the central eastern state of Thuringia, in early March. The owner of the site has said he plans to take legal action against the activists, named as 'Citizens for Erfurt'.
  • Media No Longer Considers the President Leader of the Free World

    03/18/2017 6:51:13 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 48 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 17, 2017 | Andrew Kugle
    Since the early days of the Cold War, the president of the United States has been known as the "Leader of the Free World." According to several media outlets, this is no longer true. The title originated in the late 1940s after World War II but did not become popular until the early 1950s. The "free world" first consisted of the Allied powers that stood up against the Axis powers during the Second World War. As the Cold War took shape, the free world became non-communist countries, led by the United States, that resisted the Soviet Union and pursued capitalism...
  • Captains of German industry to accompany Merkel on Trump trip

    03/13/2017 7:38:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 13, 2017 | Georgina Prodhan
    Bosses of German companies including engineering group Siemens (SIEGn.DE) and carmaker BMW (BMWG.DE) will travel with Chancellor Angela Merkel to meet U.S. President Donald Trump this week, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Faced with Trump's "America First" policy and threats to impose tariffs on imported goods, the captains of industry will stress how many U.S. jobs are tied to "Deutschland AG". Trains-to-turbines group Siemens employs more than 50,000 people in the United States, its single biggest market, where it makes 21 percent of its total revenue, while BMW's South Carolina plant is its largest factory anywhere in the...
  • The night that Changed Germany's view towards refugees and Islam

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm5SYxRXHsI WAKE UP EUROPE! WAKE UP NORTH AMERICA!
  • German police shut shopping mall over fears of attack

    03/11/2017 6:51:53 AM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Mar 2017
    German police sealed off and closed a shopping mall in the heart of the western city of Essen on Saturday after the security services warned of a possible terrorist attack. Germany is on high alert following deadly militant Islamist attacks in France and Belgium and after a failed asylum seeker from Tunisia drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December, killing 12 people. "Yesterday, we received very serious indications from security sources that a possible attack was planned here for today and would be carried out," a spokesman for Essen police told Reuters Television. "That is why we...
  • Plot to hit German shopping centre with multiple suicide bombers is foiled after [tr]

    03/11/2017 4:20:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 11, 2017 | Harvey Day
    Police in the German city of Essen have ordered a shopping centre to remain closed on Saturday after a tip by security services of 'concrete indications about a possible attack'. It was reported by German newspaper Bild that multiple suicide bombers were plotting to attack the Limbecker Platz centre with explosives. 'The current state of our investigations points to the threat being exclusively at the shopping centre,' said the police in a statement.Facebook
  • Several injured in ax attack at German train station

    03/09/2017 2:47:34 PM PST · by Rennes Templar · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | Mar. 9, 2017
    BERLIN -- A man was arrested after injuring five people with an ax at Duesseldorf’s main train station late Thursday, police said, correcting earlier police reports of two arrests. German police said there was a single perpetrator, who is severely injured in a hospital. The perpetrator has not been identified. Of the five people who were injured in the attack, one of them is in life-threatening condition, police said. The motivation for the attack is unclear, CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips reported from London. No fatalities were reported. Earlier, a spokesman for federal police, who are usually in charge of...
  • MY VOICE IS YOUR TOOL[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/09/2017 9:16:58 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-9-17 | Holy Spirit
    Your submission to strict obedience has released angels of favor never heard of or known before, Truly your obedience has lowered a ladder and opened a door , much in the way I did for Jacob I NOW do for you , Remember My Virtue "abides in you ", For truly your walk of Holiness changes others DNA, As the woman with the issue of blood was healed that day, So pay no attention to those that say with them you must go, For Truly My Voice is all you need to KNOW , I" AM your TRUE SHEPHERD "...
  • Operation ‘Platinfuchs’ Was an Early Nazi Defeat on the Eastern Front

    03/09/2017 7:46:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 9, 2017 | Sebastien Roblin
    The Soviet navy during World War II is perhaps best remembered for its vigorous role in the doomed defense of the ports of Odessa and Sevastopol in the Crimean Sea. However, in the Arctic north, the Soviet warships would have a major impact in the opening months of the war with Nazi Germany. A ragtag fleet of destroyers and patrol boats, backed up by two stout-hearted rifle divisions, brought Hitler’s elite mountain troops skidding to a halt, preserving a vital supply line to Britain and the United States.
  • Germany’s Chief Prosecutor Announces Investigation of US Hacking at Frankfurt Consulate

    03/08/2017 10:31:46 AM PST · by bobsunshine · 2 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Wikileaks released a trove of CIA related documents Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The documents reveal the CIA used Frankfurt as a remote hacking base for clandestine activities. The top secret CIA unit used the German city of Frankfurt am Main as the starting point for numerous hacking attacks on Europe, China and the Middle East. In response Germany’s chief prosecutor announced an investigation of the Wikileaks documents.
  • Germany No Longer World’s ‘Best Country’ After Rising Jihadist Activity

    03/08/2017 9:51:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 8, 2017 | 11:13 PM EST | James Carsensten
    Germany has fallen from its former top position from among 80 countries surveyed by U.S. News & World Report, achieving fourth place this year in a drop at least partly attributed to security concerns. “The nation was rocked by a range of events — from growing public anxiety over an influx of refugees to a string of deadly terror attacks,” the “Best Countries” report said. The news comes shortly after release of a report from the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) saying a growing number of individuals have left Germany to fight in Iraq and Syria...
  • 'I will make the world rise up!' Turkish president's astonising threat after Germany snub

    03/06/2017 11:15:29 PM PST · by blueplum · 24 replies
    The Express ^ | 07 March 2017 6:55pm | Joe Barnes
    TURKISH leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has insisted he will lead the world to “rise up” against Germany as tensions between the two nations continue to escalate. President Erdogan has launched a series of attacks on Berlin after officials cancelled rallies aimed at courting an estimated 1.5 million ethnic Turkish voters in Germany before an upcoming referendum. The Turkish leader accused Germany of Nazi-type behaviour after the pro-Erdogan rallies were banned, in a widening European Union backlash that also includes Austria and the Netherlands. President Erdogan told a rally in Istanbul: “We will talk about Germany’s actions in the international arena...
  • Now is the time for your walk of Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/06/2017 1:33:37 PM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    bible, Holy Spirit, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 3-6-17 | bible, The Joshua Chronicles
    I wait upon the waters for you in the midst of your storm. Now is the time for your walk of Faith . . . Step out of doubt and find your trust knowing I am The finisher of your faith and come to me even now for I have laid a table before you to eat from, for my showbread "declares" life everlasting "IS" yours right now ! "Come" for I AM The Peace for your heart. I have met you with a Yes and Amen now walk in your answer for you have received your request. Matthew 14:22-33...
  • ‘Despot of the Bosphorus’: German officials react to Erdogan’s ‘Nazi’ jibe

    03/06/2017 8:58:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    KOM News ^ | 6 March 2017 | none stated
    German Justice Minister Heiko Maas. German officials have reacted angrily to Turkish President Erdogan’s recent comments, which compared the cancellation of rallies by two Turkish ministers to “Nazi practises”.Speaking on Sunday to a large crowd in Istanbul Erdogan had said, “Germany, you have no relation whatsoever to democracy and you should know that your current actions are no different to those of the Nazi period.”Berlin on Monday rejected Erdogan’s comparison as “absurd.” Steffen Seibert, the government spokesman urged both sides to stay “calm and level-headed” and not lose sight of the close ties that bind the two NATO allies, Reuters reported.“We...
  • Trump to host Germany's Merkel at the White House

    03/03/2017 10:01:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 3, 2017 10:26 AM EST | Julie Pace
    President Donald Trump will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House later this month. A White House official says the meeting will take place on March 14. […] The White House official was not authorized to publicly confirm a visit that has not been formally announced and spoke on condition of anonymity. …
  • Turkey accuses Germany of providing succor to its enemies

    03/03/2017 7:04:34 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 3, 2017 | Tulay Karadeniz
    Turkey accused Germany on Friday of scandalous behavior in cancelling rallies of Turkish citizens in two German towns due to be addressed by Turkish ministers and said Berlin provided a "shelter" for people committing crimes against his country. The comments by Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag, who had been scheduled to address a meeting in the southwestern town of Gaggenau until it was canceled on Thursday, reflected a broader souring of relations between the two NATO allies. "Let them look back at their history," Bozdag said in a speech suggesting a deeper rooted chauvinism in Berlin. "We see the old illnesses...
  • UN experts: In Germany there are 'no-go' areas for black people

    02/28/2017 8:07:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 28 February 2017 12:36 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    When “no-go” areas are mentioned in Germany, it is usually in connection with foreign mafia families. But a UN fact-finding team have warned there are areas black men fear to enter. “When I have to go to Brandenburg for work, I go — but I wouldn’t bring my daughter with me,” said Yonas Endrias, an adoptive Berliner. Endrias, originally from Eritrea, has been involved for years in associations that fight discrimination against black people in Germany, and is one of dozens of people of African heritage consulted by a three-person team sent by the UN to look into racism. “Racism...
  • Muslim Terrorists Behead Kidnapped Sailor After Ransom Is Denied

    02/27/2017 2:03:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 27, 2017
    BAbu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend. President Rodrigo Duterte’s adviser dealing with Muslim rebel groups, Jesus Dureza, condemned the killing of Jurgen Gustav Kantner as barbaric, saying the Philippine military and other groups “exhausted all efforts to save his life” up to the final moment. “We grieve as we strongly condemn the barbaric beheading of yet another kidnap victim,” Dureza said in a statement. “We all tried...
  • French President Fires Back At Trump Over Paris Comments

    02/25/2017 10:26:29 AM PST · by amorphous · 70 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 Feb 2017 | Tyler
    One day after president Trump remarked in a speech at a conference that a friend thought "Paris is no longer Paris" after attacks by Islamist militants, French President Francois Hollande fired back at Donald Trump on Saturday. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, Trump repeated his criticism of Europe's handling of attacks by Islamist militants saying a friend "Jim" no longer wanted to take his family to Paris. Hollande said Trump should show support for U.S. allies. "There is terrorism and we must fight it together. I think that it is never good to show...
  • NOPD: 12 critical after car plows into Endymion parade crowd (Mardi Gras)

    02/25/2017 5:42:22 PM PST · by abb · 59 replies
    WVUE-TV8 ^ | February 25, 2017 | Staff
    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A driver plowed into a crowd of Endymion revelers Saturday, injuring several people. The crash happened at about 6:45 p.m. at the corner of Orleans and N. Carrollton avenues. Police said initial reports show so far about a dozen people are in critical condition. That number could rise, police said. One person was arrested,according to FOX 8 reporter Rob Krieger. Fox8live.com will update this story as details become available.
  • Nine Asylum Seekers Charged With Gang-Raping German School Teacher

    02/25/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Feb 23 Daily Mail article copied and pasted onto Constitution.com ^ | February 23, 2017 Daily Mail February 25, 2017 | Daily Mail copied and pasted by Michael Ware
    It seems evident that there is a problem, until last couple years it was unknown or at least unreported. There is an apparent disdain within Islam for women. This disdain is not only seen in the way they treat women as property to be bought and sold, or even the sex slave passages in the Quran.The biggest indication of this comes from the fact that Islamic men are prone to rap. This is seen in almost every place that the Islamic asylum seeker goes. Further, it should be pointed out that this holds true for every point of origin.Whether he...
  • Germany: Man drives vehicle into pedestrians, shot by police

    02/25/2017 10:20:59 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | February 25, 2017 | Nadine Schmidt and Kelly McCleary
    <p>A man armed with a knife was shot and injured by police Saturday after he drove a car into a group of pedestrians in Heidelberg, Germany, local police said.</p> <p>Three people were injured, one seriously, Mannheim police said. After driving his car into the group, the suspect tried to flee the scene and was then shot by officers. The suspect was seriously injured and taken to the hospital.</p>
  • Three injured in Heidelberg car attack

    02/25/2017 9:33:03 AM PST · by SSS Two · 30 replies
    BBC ^ | February 25, 2017
    Three people have been injured in the German city of Heidelberg after a man drove a car into a pedestrian area. The attacker, who was also armed with a knife, was shot and injured by police in a brief standoff after fleeing the scene. It is not clear what the man's motives were. In December an attacker drove a lorry into a Christmas market in Berlin, killing 12 people and injuring more than 50.
  • China overtakes US as Germany’s main trade partner

    02/24/2017 9:13:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 February 2017 11:38 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    Last year, China became Germany’s most important trading partner, knocking the US off the top spot. Goods with a value of €170 billion were traded between Germany and China in 2016, according to data from the Federal Statistics Office (destatis) released on Friday. France was the second most important trade partner. Total trade with the Gallic nation was valued at €167 billion, while the US was relegated to third place, with total transatlantic trade accounting for €165 billion. Nevertheless, the US remained the most important export destination for German goods, with €107 billion “Made in Germany” products making the journey....
  • German intel agency notes dramatic increase in Islamic extremism [100 in 2013, 1600 in 2016]

    02/23/2017 7:11:16 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The domestic intelligence service has announced an uptick of hundreds in a matter of months. At least one cause of the worrying trend is the ease with which young people can become radicalized online, authorities said. Germany's domestic security and intelligance agency (the BfV) said on Wednesday that the radical Islamist scene in the country had grown considerably, from only about 100 people in 2013 to some 1,600 today. Indeed, according to BfV chief Hans-Georg Maassen, the number had jumped by several hundred in a matter of months."We receive between two and four credible tips on planned terrorist activity in Germany...
  • Bavaria to Ban Burka in Public Places

    02/23/2017 6:38:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 22, 2017 | Nick Hallett
    The German state of Bavaria is to ban the full face veil in schools, universities, polling stations and government workplaces, the regional government has announced.
  • Europe at a Crossroads: 'The Pacifist Streak in German Politics Is a Problem'

    02/21/2017 6:25:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 17, 2017 10:27 AM | Markus Becker
    The future of NATO and trans-Atlantic relations will be at the top of the agenda at the Munich Security Conference, which begins on Friday. British political scientist Anthony Glees says that Germany must become a “muscular democracy” and take the lead in Europe. […] “The largest weight is now on Germany’s shoulders. Chancellor Merkel must continue to convince people of the EU’s importance; she must spearhead the effort to redefine the EU. In order to do this, Germany must become a muscular democracy. It needs to shoulder far more responsibility for the physical security of Europe, especially Eastern Europe and...
  • German real estate market overheated, says central bank

    02/20/2017 9:51:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.20.2017 | aw/msh (Reuters, dpa, AFP)
    German residential real estate is overvalued by up to 30 percent, the central bank warned as part of its monthly report for February, released on Monday. The Bundesbank said the German economy should retain a strong footing in the coming months thanks to high industrial and construction activity, but warned this could not fully account for a recent surge in residential property prices. […] Home prices in German cities rose by 8 percent in 2016 after rising by an annual average of 6.75 percent in the previous six years, according to Bundesbank calculations based on data from consultancy firm Bulwiengesa....
  • Germany Election Frontrunner Schulz Accused in EU Fake Job Scandal

    02/19/2017 5:23:27 PM PST · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz could be facing a possible scandal as details have emerged regarding unusual contracts he made for friends when European Union President. The allegations of potential misconduct by the former European Union president revolve mostly around a man named Markus Engels, a long-time confidant of Schulz and his current campaign manager for the German federal elections later this year. According to reports, Schulz gave Engels a lavish contract in 2012 to represent Schulz interests in Berlin, though he was registered in Brussels — allowing him to avoid large amounts of tax, Der Spiegel reports.
  • Merkel says Europe must take MORE refugees and Islam 'isn't source of terror'

    02/18/2017 10:25:16 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 56 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 2/18/2017 | Jeremy Culley
    The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take more displaced people from Syria and Iraq. She also said Islam "is not the cause of terrorism" and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries. In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin's Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East. Mrs Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany. After the Berlin lorry attack at a...
  • Pence brings Trump's military demands to wary Europe

    02/18/2017 8:11:56 AM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 18, 2017 | John Vandiver
    Merkel said Germany is committed to spending more, but will do so at its own pace. Berlin is set to increase expenditures by 8 percent this year and aims to reach the NATO benchmark of 2 percent of gross domestic product in about eight years. “We will do everything we can in order to fulfill this commitment,” Merkel said, adding that a strong Europe is also in America’s interest.
  • Climate Change in Germany Merkel Might Lose After All

    02/18/2017 7:48:22 AM PST · by jonno · 16 replies
    SPIEGEL Online ^ | February 14, 2017 | SPIEGEL Staff
    With just six months until Germans go to the polls, Angela Merkel's re-election is looking less certain by the week. Martin Schulz is a dangerous adversary and his Social Democrats are full of the kind of enthusiasm that the chancellor's party lacks. In November 1998, Angela Merkel gave an interview to the photographer and writer Herlinde Koelbl. It was a moment of uncertainty in Merkel's career, coming as it did just after Chancellor Helmut Kohl, on whose cabinet Merkel had served for seven years, lost that year's general election. Kohl had failed to recognize that Germans had grown weary of...
  • Germany says settlement construction could lead to war [for Israel]

    02/17/2017 5:22:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | February 16, 2017, 11:22 pm | Alexander Fulbright
    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Thursday that continued Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank endangers the possibility of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians and could lead to war in the Middle East, Reuters reported. “We are concerned that unlimited construction of settlements will … make a two-state solution impossible and could increase the risks of conflicts in the Middle East, including possible war,” Sigmar Gabriel said during a news conference at a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn, Germany. Despite being one of Israel’s strongest allies, Germany has taken a more critical stance against...
  • Merkel seeks speedier deportations to Tunisia

    02/17/2017 6:00:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    DW (Deutsche Welle) ^ | 14 February 2017
    In a meeting with her Tunisian counterpart Tuesday in the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, German Chancellor Angel Merkel pushed for ways to encourage rejected Tunisian asylum seekers living in Germany to depart the country and return home. Germany plans to offer stronger support for measures facilitating voluntary return, such as educational incentives and financial support for entrepreneurs. In addition, Merkel emphasized that the German government would seek to deport individuals who refuse to return to Tunisia of their own violition. "We must make it clear: whoever does not choose to return of their own free will then have to be...
  • ‘The eurozone isn’t working’ - Alan Greenspan

    02/17/2017 6:00:13 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 14 replies
    He suggests the inequality is largely down to a north/south geographical divide which means the division between the northern and southern EU countries is too big. The bloc's more prosperous nations such as Germany consistently fund the deficits of those in the south, and that simply can't go on, said Greenspan.
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • German Bishops’ Spokesman Declines Requests for Clarified Guidelines [Catholic Caucus]

    02/16/2017 5:20:52 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | February 16, 2017 | Maike Hickson
    On 14 February, Steve Skojec reported on his own attempts to receive, in justice, some clarifications – specific and unambiguous ones – concerning steps now to be taken by the Archdiocese of Newark with regard to the outspoken and conservative Catholic priest, Father Peter West. (My family has known Father West personally and has cherished him for his gentleness and radiant kindness). As it now turns out, however, the speaker for the Archdiocese evaded and then declined to give any further details as to the standing “protocols” and the canonical grounds upon which Father West will now be dealt with....
  • Germany: Merkel’s Refugee Czar Wants Voting Rights for Migrants

    02/16/2017 12:22:13 PM PST · by Java4Jay · 26 replies
    Merkels's commission wants the voting rights for migrants and refugees at par with German citizens in any future referendum.
  • Germany emphasizes importance of two-state solution

    02/15/2017 1:25:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.15.2017 | mz/sms (AFP, dpa, AP)
    Following comments from the White House that — contrary to America’s long-standing policy — a two-state solution may not be necessary for peace in the Middle East, Germany has insisted that the approach cannot be abandoned. German government spokesperson Steffen Seibert said a two-state solution was the foundation of Germany’s Middle East policy. The head of a German parliamentary committee on foreign affairs, Norbert Röttgen, was quoted by “Die Welt” newspaper as saying “the two-state solution is the only way Israel can remain a democratic and a Jewish state at the same time.” Niels Annen, foreign policy spokesperson for the...
  • Vanity: Cheap WW II Eastern Front Kindle Books

    02/15/2017 9:29:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Amazon ^ | February 15, 2017 | Me
    If you are interested in the Eastern Front of WW II, the most brutal war in human history, it appears Amazon has several title in the Kindle format at rock bottom prices. The David Glantz two volume history of the Battle of Smolensk is available in Kindle for $2.99 each. Mr. Glantz has taken advantage of the opening of the Red Army archives after the collapse of the Soviet Union. These are documentary style works filled with orders from the Soviet High Command, Stavka, and below to construct the history of this forgotten battle. He goes into detail about the...