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  • Speaker Johnson Unveils Scheme to Bring Ukraine Vote to House Floor

    04/15/2024 7:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Apr 2024 | BRADLEY JAYE
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) unveiled a gambit to burst a legislative logjam and unleash a four-vote flood including a standalone vote on tens of billions in American taxpayer aid to Ukraine. The plan appears to exploit the sense of urgency in Congress for sending aid to Israel in the wake of Iranian missile attacks in a scheme to bypass Republican animosity towards continuing to fund Ukraine’s war against Russia. Johnson unveiled his plan to his colleagues during a Monday night House Republican Conference meeting. His plan is to hold a single vote on a rule — the product specifying which...
  • Germany: No Driving on Weekends?

    04/15/2024 6:54:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/15/2024 | David Strom
    Nut Zero strikes again. The German Transport Minister is bowing to the inevitable: Net Zero laws in Germany must be changed. Unless they are, driving on weekends will have to be banned. Germans were warned weekend driving may be banned to meet 'net zero ' targets.A corresponding reduction in traffic performance would only be possible through restrictive measures that are difficult to communicate to the population, such as nationwide and indefinite driving bans on…— Steve Milloy (@JunkScience) April 15, 2024Volker Wissing, a member of the minority Free Democratic Party--a center/center-right party in Germany that often holds the balance of...
  • Germany Parliament Speaker Repeated Tehran ‘Propaganda’ by Blaming Israel for Iran Missile Attack, Critics, Faces Calls to Resign

    04/15/2024 7:17:17 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/15/2024 | OLIVER JJ LANE
    The Vice-President of Germany’s parliament has faced calls to step down after she said Israel “provoked” Iran’s enormous missile attack on Sunday. Aydan Özoğuz, a Turkish-heritage left-wing politician of Germany’s SPD (Social Democrat) party, who now serves as the nation’s Bundestag Vice-President (parliament deputy speaker) faced a barrage of criticism from politicians and Jewish groups after she wrote Israel had provoked the Iranian missile and drone strike. Critics have called for political “consequences” for the comments and its subsequent retraction and non-apology, for her to resign, with some even sardonically noting Özoğuz’s previously publicised familial links to Islamic extremism.
  • Migrants Committed the Majority of Serious Crimes in This German City

    04/11/2024 7:26:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/11/24 | Catherine Salgado
    Crime statistics out of one German city illustrate just how destructive illegal immigration is to Western society. It is very difficult to find honest data on illegal alien crimes in America, though Texas data shows hundreds of thousands of migrant-committed crimes. Recent data from the German city of Frankfurt, however, illustrates just how terribly illegal migration can transform a Western society. Not only did “foreigners” commit a majority of crimes in Frankfurt, they committed 100% of serious sexual crimes, according to an English-language Magyar Nemzet piece on German Bild newspaper’s report.More than half of Frankfurt’s suspects in serious crimes are...
  • Married ISIS couple who 'raped two Yazidi slave girls aged 12 and FIVE and would punish them with a broomstick or scalding hot water' are arrested in Germany

    04/11/2024 6:09:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    DAILY MAIL ^ | 10 April 2024 | | DAVID AVERRE
    The Iraqi suspects are accused of a litany of crimes including genocide and rape.. Two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) group have been arrested in Germany accused of enslaving and sexually abusing a pair of Yazidi girls in Syria and Iraq, prosecutors said today. The Iraqi suspects, identified only as Twana H. S. and Asia R. A., are accused of genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes and membership of a foreign terrorist organization... Twana H. S. repeatedly raped both children, with the help of Asia R. A., who prepared a room and put make-up on one of the...
  • Germany Faces Genocide Case Over Israel Weapon Sales

    04/08/2024 12:01:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/9 | Matt Murphy
    Nicaragua has asked the UN's highest court to halt German weapons sales to Israel at the start of a landmark case. Germany is accused of breaching the UN genocide convention by sending military hardware to Israel and ceasing funding of the UN's aid agency. Berlin rejects the claims and will present a defence to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Tuesday. In 2023 some 30% of Israel's military equipment purchases came from Germany, totalling €300m ($326m; £257m). The allegations build on a separate case taken by South Africa in January, where judges in the Hague ordered Israel to take...
  • Bulgarian police uncover hidden Hamas weapons cache linked to arrests in Germany

    04/05/2024 6:17:20 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 1 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 4/4/24 | Ze'ev Avrahami, Berlin, Itamar Eichner
    German police arrested several Hamas terrorists in the country following Israeli intelligence tip; the interrogations led investigators to a warehouse in southern Bulgaria housing stocks of weapons and ammo. The Bulgarian police uncovered a hidden weapons cache Thursday that, according to suspicions, is linked to four terrorists who were arrested in Germany and the Netherlands before Christmas. The four Hamas members, all Lebanese nationals, are suspected of planning to carry out attacks against Israeli individuals and institutions in Europe under instructions from a terror group in Lebanon. Police believe one of the terrorists came to Europe in order to locate...
  • Inflamed by the War in Gaza, Germany’s Art Scene Is Tearing Itself Apart

    04/05/2024 1:52:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    ARTnews ^ | April 4, 2024 | Eliza Levinson
    Since October, the German cultural sector has been in turmoil. The ongoing crises in Israel and Palestine have inflamed some of Germany’s most sensitive, and urgent, political debates, sparking cancelations, defundings, boycotts, and resignations. As if overnight, cultural institutions have leapt—or been forced into—the fray of answering to the nation’s most existential questions: antisemitism and Jewish life in Germany, racism, immigration, xenophobia, and the legacy of the Holocaust. Some of the more widely publicized cancelations of the last several months have gotten attention beyond Germany, like the fracas over Masha Gessen’s receipt of the Hannah Arendt prize, the resignation of...
  • Johnson says Ukraine aid will come up ‘right after’ recess and will include some ‘innovations’

    04/01/2024 3:22:56 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 175 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/31/24 | Sarah Fortinsky
    Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said Sunday that he expects to move a package including aid for Ukraine with “some important innovations” when the House returns from recess. In an interview on “Sunday Night in America With Trey Gowdy,” Johnson stressed the difficult position he’s in, with a historically narrow House majority, but said he was working throughout the current work period to come up with a package and plans to put it on the floor when the House gavels back into session.
  • Pakistani family blamed the far right for torching their house. A few candlelit vigils later, the truth has come out

    03/26/2024 7:05:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 25, 2024 | Joseph Mackinnon
    A home belonging to a family of Pakistani migrants was set ablaze in the German town of Wächtersbach on Christmas Day 2023. Phantasmal right-wingers were immediately blamed for the arson. The family members, meanwhile, were depicted as victims of so-called Islamophobia and xenophobia. This narrative, agreeable to European leftists and the liberal media, recently went up in smoke. A convenient spark The fire began around 1 a.m. on Christmas morning and did roughly $379,000 in damage. The fire brigade found anti-migrant slogans scrawled inside the smoldering ruins. Der Spiegel reported that the words "foreigners out" had been spray-painted on some...
  • ANALYSIS: Cashless Transition Steamrolls Ahead After Major Bank Closes All Branches. ( Australia )

    03/24/2024 5:44:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 3/12/2024 | Rex Widerstrom
    Australians made $746 million in digital payments in 2018—that number soared to $93 billion in 2022.. A new all-in-one mobile app will offer what its developers claim is Australia’s first end-to-end digital banking platform for the country’s 2.4 million businesses with fewer than 10 employees. The announcement comes a day after Bankwest announced that it is closing 45 of its branches and transitioning the remaining 15 to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) branches, going digital-only by October 2024. Bankwest is a subsidiary of the Commonwealth Bank, which trades on the Australian Stock Exchange. ... The new app, called Business+, was...
  • “Like a criminal”: An Interview with Loretta, Student Cautioned by German Police over Support for AfD

    03/18/2024 12:31:04 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 6 replies
    The European Conservative ^ | 3/18/24 | Moritz Schwarz / Junge Freiheit
    German police took a 16-year-old schoolgirl out of her class after she was denounced by her headteacher for expressing political sympathies with right-wing party AfD in a harmless Smurf video. The incident has caused a national scandal in Germany. Now Loretta and her mother, Annett B., speak out publicly for the first time in a interview with conservative weekly Junge Freiheit. The girl feels humiliated; her mother fears for political freedom and civil rights in Germany.
  • Germany's Central Bank Confronts Nazi Past and Vows 'Never Again'

    03/15/2024 1:11:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 15, 2024
    Germany's Bundesbank confronted its predecessor's Nazi past in new research published on Friday and vowed it would never allow antisemitism or discrimination. The bank has put out an abridged version of an upcoming series of volumes, at a time when the far right is on the rise in Germany, triggering nationwide protests in a country still scarred by its 20th century history. It detailed how the Reichsbank financed Adolf Hitler's war efforts, helped the exploitation of occupied territories and was involved in the confiscation, expropriation and sale of Jewish assets.
  • Israel should be invited to join NATO

    03/11/2024 11:03:28 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/3/24 | Dr. Hans-Georg Maassen
    Well over 20 of these terrorist operatives who came to Germany to carry out attacks were identified and arrested. Another major challenge were Islamist lone perpetrators who radicalized themselves via the Internet and planned their own attacks. Identifying these lone wolf attackers, who were often completely under the radar, was a huge challenge. I worked very closely with my colleagues from Mossad and Shabak on this. I have visited Israel many times and look forward to going again soon to meet new friends. As the new German conservative party, the Values Union is fully committed to supporting Israel and its...
  • Demand For Russian Rail Cargo Surges After Houthi Read Sea Attacks - Reports

    03/11/2024 3:38:49 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3/11/24
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Demand for transporting goods from Asia to Europe by rail via Russia has increased by an average of 30% since the start of the Red Sea crisis, the Financial Times newspaper reported, citing logistics companies and rail operators. German shipping company DHL said that requests to transport goods on Russian railways have increased by 40% since container ships began traveling along alternative routes following the Houthi attacks in the Red Sea, the report said on Sunday. At the same time, Netherlands-based Rail Bridge Cargo said that rail freight traffic via Russia was 31% higher this year compared...
  • Portugal votes as far right seeks kingmaker role

    03/10/2024 5:14:51 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 7 replies
    BBC/Microsoft Start ^ | 3/10/24 | NA
    Portugal has gone to the polls, in a vote that will either keep the centre-left in power or shift the country to the right.
  • Frankfurt Becomes First German City to Hang Ramadan Lights

    03/09/2024 11:47:36 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    Modernity ^ | 6th March 2024
    Frankfurt has become the first German city to hang Ramadan lights at a cost of over €50,000 euros to honor the fact that 15 per cent of its population is now Muslim. On Monday morning, trucks began arriving on behalf of the city government to unload the stars and crescents, connecting them to the city’s power grid to honor the festival, which runs from March 10th to April 9th. The lights are similar to those that were displayed in London’s Piccadilly Circus last year. ... The lights are a result of lobbying from the Greens, the SPD and the ‘Green...
  • EU aims to shift European arms industry to ‘war economy mode’

    03/09/2024 10:45:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5, 2024 1:00 PM UTC | Andrew Gray
    The European Commission will propose on Tuesday ways for the European Union to boost its arms industry so it can shift to “war economy mode” in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Thierry Breton, the European industry commissioner, will lay out proposals to encourage EU countries to buy more weapons together from European companies, and to help such firms increase production capacity, according to EU officials. “We need to change the paradigm and move into war economy mode. This also means that the European defense industry must take more risks, with our support,” said Breton, previewing the package. Breton, a...
  • A French frigate 'destroys' a German sub in Norway's waters in NATO's biggest drills since Cold War

    03/09/2024 7:56:11 AM PST · by McGruff · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 9, 2024 | JOHN LEICESTER
    Large NATO drills in the frigid fjords of northern Norway may be just war games meant to hone the fighting skills of the newly expanded 32-nation military alliance. But for troops taking part, they are very real. This week, crew members aboard the French frigate Normandie, one of France’s most modern warships, were roused from sleep and scrambled to hunt down and kill a submarine that snuck into cold Norwegian waters. The submarine belongs to Germany, also a NATO member. But for the purpose of the war games dubbed Nordic Response 2024, it was acting as an enemy vessel. The...
  • German police conduct raids against people suspected of posting misogynistic hate speech online

    03/07/2024 1:43:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 03 07 2024 | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER
    German law enforcement authorities on Thursday carried out raids across Germany against people suspected of posting misogynistic hate speech on the internet as part of of a coordinated push to shine the spotlight on online violence against women. Police raided homes and interrogated 45 suspects in 11 states early Thursday. None of the suspects were detained, Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office said in a statement. Another 37 suspects were already searched and interrogated in previous weeks and months.The raids were part of a “combating misogyny on the internet” day of action, which comes one day before International’s Women’s Day. “We...