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May 23 09:42

Merkel cosies up to Macron as she vows Germany will help him succeed as French president

GERMANY must help new French president Emmanuel Macron to succeed, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

May 23 09:38

Teenage Syrian Refugee Convicted of Fire Attack on Homeless Man in Berlin

Anti-immigrant sentiment in Germany has been aggravated as a teenage Syrian refugee was convicted of setting fire to a homeless man in Berlin. There are cases involving six other suspects as well.

May 23 09:25

AfD call foul over vote count in North Rhine-Westphalia: report

Winning a total of 7.4 percent of the vote, the AfD gained its first seats in the NRW state parliament after the vote last Sunday.

But now the party is reportedly systematically investigating vote tallies because they have doubts that the counting was done correctly in certain areas, Stern magazine reported on Friday. According to the magazine, they’re suspicion is not without reason.

May 23 09:23

Foodora and Deliveroo couriers protest working conditions in Berlin

About 40 to 50 bike couriers met in the hip Kreuzberg district of Berlin on Thursday afternoon to protest for better pay and conditions.

“I’m here for solidarity with my colleagues,” explains Deliveroo courier Javier Mardones, 32, originally from Chile.

“Slowly the conditions are getting worse. They pay you one euro less every month, or they make you wear a uniform when they didn’t before. They just don’t seem to consider out situations.”

The union FAU has been slowly organizing food couriers to collectively fight for demands such as earning one euro more per delivery or hour (depending on employment structure), and having an additional paid hour per week to plan their shifts. The group also want more transparency about working hours, and a guarantee that each biker receives enough hours to make a living.

May 22 11:26

German Woman Among Two Killed, Finnish Woman Kidnapped In Kabul

Two people were reportedly killed in Afghanistan and another abducted from a Kabul guesthouse late Saturday, the BBC reported citing a spokesman for the interior ministry.

May 22 09:27

Integration Commissioner Says German Culture Does Not Exist, ‘Diversity Is Nation’s Strength’

German culture does not exist and the nation’s history has been shaped by “immigration and diversity”, according to Federal Integration Commissioner Aydan Özo?uz, who has argued migrants should not be expected to assimilate.

May 21 09:29

Far-Right Bundeswehr Network Exposed as Group Storms German Justice Ministry

A local newspaper reported a network of extremists involved with the controversial extremist Identitarian Movement has been multiplying for years at the Bundeswehr University in Munich, an institution that aims to equip service members for future careers outside the military.

The Movement, which boasts an estimated 500 members and calls for a return to "traditional national values" is being monitored by domestic intelligence agency BfV for possibly breaching the country's constitutional rules on xenophobia.

May 21 09:17

It's Time to Get Rid of Donald Trump

Donald Trump has transformed the United States into a laughing stock and he is a danger to the world. He must be removed from the White House before things get even worse.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is the US Government, warmongering and corrupt beyond redemption, that has turned the United States into a laughing stock and a danger to the world.

May 19 09:04

Vast majority of Germans never want to give up cash, poll shows

A recent survey concludes that Germany is far from getting on board with the dream of a cashless society - not because it lacks the infrastructure, but because the people just won't let go of their beloved Bargeld.

The frustration of cash-only shops in a country of far too few cash machines is one all too often documented by our reporters here at The Local.

But even though the rest of the world seems to be moving closer to completely digital or card-based systems, it doesn’t seem likely that Germany will catch up anytime soon, especially when looking at a troubling new survey.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Almost every day we see a story about how thus-and-such bans' ATM machines are shut down, and with the new NSA-enabled malware locking up entire companies, it is reckless and foolish to suggest a cash-free society, as it means people cannot spend the money they own unless all the computers are working.

May 19 09:02

German parliament passes tougher rules for asylum, deportations

The German parliament on Thursday night passed a controversial package of stricter rules for asylum seekers, including allowing immigration officials to analyze refugees’ cell phone data.

May 18 12:07

High rate of error found in asylum applications in Germany

The German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has reviewed over 1,000 granted asylum applications and found up to 15 percent to be faulty, German media reported Thursday based on an undisclosed source referred to in a Bild newspaper report.

May 18 09:51

Terror cover up scandal: Berlin police 'could have PREVENTED' Christmas market attack

Officials are currently investigating the explosive new claims, which suggest police could have prevent the deadly terror attack.

Twelve people were killed and dozens injured when Anis Amri ploughed into the packed market last December after stealing a heavy good lorry.

Now it has been claimed police had the evidence they needed to arrest Amri for drug dealing more than six week prior to the attack.

But the authorities failed to act - and instead covered up the shocking revelations.

May 18 09:14

Deutsche Bank Sued For Running An "International Criminal Organization" In Italian Court

Having been accused, and found guilty, of rigging and manipulating virtually every possible asset class, perhaps it was inevitable that Deutsche Bank, currently on trial in Milan for helping Banca Monte dei Paschi conceal losses (as first reported last October in "Deutsche Bank Charged By Italy For Market Manipulation, Creating False Accounts") is now facing accusations that it was actually running an international criminal organization at the time.

In the closely watched lawsuit, prosecutors used internal Deutsche Bank documents and emails to persuade a three-judge panel to rule that there were additional, aggravating circumstances to the charges the German lender already faces related to various derivatives transactions. As Bloomberg reported overnight, the material included a London trader’s "well done!" message to a banker who is now on trial.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

With their cover ups, lies, and deceptions, bankers are generally considered a part of the criminal class; they just wear better clothing than most of the rest of us!!

May 18 07:25

German Official: Trump May Pose ‘Security Risk for the Entire Western World’

Reports on Monday about US President Donald Trump revealing classified information to Russian officials regarding the fight against Daesh has led one senior German official to wonder whether the polarizing US head of state is a “security risk.”

May 17 14:24

Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants: “A Massive Attack On Property Rights”

Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage.

May 17 11:34

Video: Germany Will Look For Alternatives To Turkey’s Incirlik Airbase – Merkel

Germany will consider relocation of its troops from Turkey’s airbase Incirlik following a recent refusal by Ankara to allow German MPs to visit soldiers.

May 17 07:34

'You'll pay the price' Angela Merkel issues shock threat to Britain over free movement

ANGELA Merkel has said Britain will face the consequences if the Government puts an end to free movement after Brexit.

Theresa May has repeatedly vowed to impose stricter immigration measures after the UK officially leaves the EU in 2019.

But German chancellor Mrs Merkel warned her against the move, saying Britain would "pay the price".

And she inisisted the EU would consider the views of Remain voters when Brexit negotations get underway.

May 16 09:55

How the Migrant Invasion Made Me Become a Trad Wife

Nicole Jorgenson is a mother, classically trained singer, and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Nicole joins us for a lively talk about her life, ideological journey, and the overall state of the world. To begin, she tells us about her background. Nicole was raised in rural South Dakota, and later moved to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. She describes the initial culture shock, and how she was sucked into the liberal hivemind. We then learn about her experiences living and working in Germany. Nicole witnessed firsthand Germany’s ongoing demographic transition – a transition that led to her feeling unsafe in this formerly idyllic European nation. Our show covers many more topics, including Nicole’s work on Indian reservations and refugees being relocated to North Dakota.

May 16 09:22

IMF says Germany must act now to reduce trade surplus

Germany must act to reduce the massive trade surplus that has stoked friction with European neighbours and the United States, the International Monetary Fund warned on Monday.

"In 2016 Germany's current account surplus was the world's largest in dollar terms," IMF economists noted in a report.

"Policies that boost public and private investment and reduce the need for private saving ... would accelerate the necessary external rebalancing process."

May 16 09:22

'Merkel is insane': meet the woman leading the AfD into the elections

The Local sat down with Dr Alice Weidel, the new leader of the Alternative for Germany. She may have the CV of an establishment liberal, but a half hour in her company exposed a firebrand who doesn't hide her disdain for Chancellor Angela Merkel.
At a popular cafe in central Berlin, Weidel is explaining how the teachings of Confucius influence everything in modern Chinese society from the failure of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989, to the recent execution of a police chief on graft charges.

She has already cleared up the differences between the Beijing and Shanghai dialects, and detailed the astonishing lengths the government went to to give Beijing a face-lift before the 2008 Olympics.

If you don’t know who Weidel is, you might be surprised to learn she was picked in April to stand alongside party-deputy Alexander Gauland as Spitzenkandidatin (lead candidate) for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in September’s national election.

May 15 16:33

German Officer Probed For Planning Terrorist Attack, Bomb Manual Found

Investigators probing the case of a German officer who is suspected of plotting a hate crime have discovered a handbook on making IEDs.

May 15 09:42

Germany’s Multicultural Disaster

Hagen joins us for a lively discussion on the current state of affairs in Germany. To begin, Hagen explains how he came to be involved in nationalist politics and alternative media. Next, we switch gears to discuss Germany. Grell tells about the absurdity of German hate speech laws, and how most major political parties agree on all of the core issues. We then consider Alternative for Germany, a center-right political party that is, contrary to the claims made by the establishment, actually quite moderate. The first hour also covers immigration, demographics, and ethnic loyalty.

May 15 09:09

Germany Confiscating Homes To Use For Migrants

In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities confiscated six residential units in the Hamm district near the city center. A trustee appointed by the city is now renovating the properties and will rent them — against the will of the owner — to tenants chosen by the city. District spokeswoman Sorina Weiland said that all renovation costs will be billed to the owner of the properties.
Similar expropriation measures have been proposed in Berlin, the German capital, but abandoned because they were deemed unconstitutional.
Some Germans are asking what is next: Will authorities now limit the maximum amount of living space per person, and force those with large apartments to share them with strangers?

Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If the German people haven't revolted by now, this move may well have them at the throats of the bureaucrats who ordered this done.

May 15 08:47

BREAKING: Merkel 'to withdraw all German soldiers from Turkey' in MAJOR diplomatic row

ANGELA Merkel is considering withdrawing all German soldiers from Turkey in a major diplomatic snub.

It comes after Turkey refused to allow German politicians to visit soldiers at Incirlik air base.

May 15 08:40

GERMAN "MARSHALL PLAN" FOR AFRICA

In January 2017, the Minister of Economic Cooperation of Germany Gerd Muller offered to launch a new “Marshall Plan” for Africa. The minister’s rhetoric appealed to help African countries to develop their own economics with the support of the EU, and both sides would benefit from it. However, historical connotations with the original Marshall Plan have same frightening points. What if Africa would be lead into a new economical bondage, this time depending not on IMF and the World Bank (the debts to this structures will continue to grow), but in addition on the European Union? What if the bondage would be deeper, just like it happened with Germany and France in post-war years? These countries had to sign package agreements, buying imposed goods and services, including cultural.

May 15 08:37

Merkel rejects tax cuts, despite 'record' €54 billion surplus

On Thursday the Finance Ministry announced that an extra €54.1 billion would roll into the German state coffers over the next five years. But that hasn't moved the Chancellor to push for tax relief.

May 11 07:37

German army calls for searches of all barracks after Nazi memorabilia found

The head of Germany's armed forces has called for an inspection of all army barracks after investigators discovered Nazi-era military memorabilia in a garrison, broadening a scandal about right-wing extremism among soldiers ... Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said the military must root out right-wing extremism ... Displaying Nazi items such as swastikas is punishable under German law, although possession of regular Wehrmacht [World War II armed forces] items is not. Von der Leyen said last week, however, she would not tolerate the veneration of the Wehrmacht in today's army, the Bundeswehr.

May 10 13:47

Germany: 7 Refugees On Trial For Setting Homeless Man On Fire On Christmas

Seven "refugees" from Syria and Libya who set a homeless man on fire on Christmas day and "watched and laughed" as he burned have been put on trial in Germany.

May 10 08:28

German Soldier Busted Posing as Refugee to Stage False Flag Terror - #NewWorldNextWeek

May 09 09:02

Germany Takes First Step Towards Legalizing Rape Committed By Muslim Men

Recently, a German judge has acquitted a Turkish drug dealer, fully understanding that he forcibly and undeniably violated a woman for four hours to the point of incapacitation. The reason for lack of conviction was that the perpetrator was presumed to not culturally understand what rape was. As described, due to the “mentality of the Turkish cultural circle” (note Turkey is more than 95% Muslim), the Turk was simply participating, in his opinion, “wild sex”. In the justice’s words, “A conviction is not possible, because no intention is demonstrable.”

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May 08 16:44

Negative interest-rates and QE have created a house price boom in Germany

A feature of these times is that is called easy monetary policy and this is particularly true in the Euro area.

May 07 11:18

Polls Open in Germany Local Elections as Social Democrats Attempt to Challenge Merkel Power

The Social Democrats are trying to hold onto power in Schleswig-Holstein, where they have governed since 2012. A good showing Sunday in the region with a population of 2.8 million would reinforce their prospects for challenging Merkel in the nationwide election in September.

Social Democratic governor Torsten Albig is defending a slim majority for his governing coalition with the Greens and the left-leaning SSW party, which represents the region’s Danish minority. Polls point to a tight race with Merkel’s Christian Democrats.

The Social Democrats surged in national polls after Martin Schulz, a former European Parliament president, was nominated as Merkel’s challenger, but the party’s ratings have since sagged.

May 07 11:04

Hannover evacuates 50,000 over World War Two bombs

About 50,000 people in Hannover have been evacuated from their homes while experts defuse three British bombs dating from World War Two.

The operation is the second largest of its kind carried out in Germany, and has affected around a tenth of the city's population.

May 07 10:47

A FREE PALESTINES’ RIGHT TO EXIST

Once again Netanyahu has terrifically succeeded in distracting from Zionist crimes when he kept the public in suspense by announcing his refusal to meet German foreign minister Gabriel. Nobody speaks about the crimes human rights groups have exposed in the “Jewish State”. And foreign minister Gabriel was absolutely right when he decided to meet them.

May 06 17:50

Desperate Germany wants UK to pay for single market access because Berlin faces £4BN bill

The 35-page report on the potential costs of Brexit to Germany said Britain's departure from the EU risked "serious economic and stability relevant consequences; effects in particular on the real economy."

The ministry officials calculated Berlin would have to pay an additional 4.5 billion euros (£3.8billion) a year into EU coffers as a result of Britain's departure from the bloc.

To mitigate the cost, they floated the idea of charging Britain for access to the single market.

May 04 08:16

GREECE DEBT DEAL IS OFF! Germany halts bail out demanding MORE austerity and pension cuts

GERMANY says it will not support a bail out deal for Greece until it pushes through laws to cut pensions and inflict more austerity on its citizens.

May 01 20:13

Why Germany Still Uses the Deutsche Mark

So the Brits aren't the only ones who lacked confidence in the EU Project from the start?

According to the 2012 source article, the Deutsche Mark is still in circulation in Germany to the tune of 13.2 billion DM, or roughly 6.6 billion in today's Euro assuming no more DM has been printed or destroyed. Born2Invest.com says that as of 2015, there are 12.9 billion DM in circulation [Coinmill.com will show you the exchange rate as of 5/2/2017].

Britain must have seen some problem with entering the Eurozone, so they kept the lb. as their currency. Did Germany see the same thing and keep the DM alive as a lifeboat?

Maintaining the DM as an exchangeable currency allows the Germans to circumvent a lot of legal ballyhoo if they leave the Eurozone. This is my theory for why the DM was never made defunct.

May 01 17:33

Flashback 2009: GERMAN CHANCELLOR, MINISTERS GET SPECIAL VACCINE WITHOUT SOFT KILL INGREDIENTS

Spiegel Online is reporting that German Chancellor Angela Merkel and government ministers will receive a special, additive-free H1N1 vaccine. “The Vakzin [vaccine] does not contain disputed additives — contrary to the vaccine for the remainder of the population,” reports the newspaper.

Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, is shown here hobnobbing with fellow minions of the elite, Gordon Brown and Nicolas Sarkozy.

“Critics argue that Adjuvantien [adjuvants in the vaccine] could lead to increased inoculation reactions such as headache or fever.” The German government elite and the armed forces will receive Celvapan, an adjuvant-free vaccine manufactured by Baxter. The German public will receive a vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline with adjuvants.

Apr 28 09:14

Merkel Visits Sochi to Save Minsk Agreements As Kiev's Violations Continue

In order to save the Minsk Agreements which she was so instrumental in bringing about, the German Chancellor needs to change her position and put pressure on Kiev to fulfil its obligations, Alexander Rahr, director of the German-Russian Forum, told Sputnik Deutschland.

Apr 26 09:22

NETANYAHU SETS POLICY: WE WON’T MEET DIPLOMATS WHO MEET WITH BREAKING THE SILENCE

Israeli-German relations took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, the day after Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled a meeting with visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel because he insisted on meeting with far-Left NGO Breaking the Silence.

“Our relations with Germany are strong and they are important and they will continue,” Netanyahu said, explaining his decision to cancel the meeting with a senior representative of one of Israel’s most important friends in Europe.

My policy is clear: not to meet with diplomats who visit Israel and meet with organizations that defame IDF soldiers and try to prosecute our soldiers as war criminals, which diplomats would never consider doing in the United States, Britain or anywhere else,” he said. “Our soldiers are the basis of our existence. They are guarding us, and we will protect them.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu is acting scared, because he understands that Breaking the Silence is a powerful witness to the brutal excesses of the IDF, including cold-blooded murder, against the Palestinians. Here's their website:

Breaking the Silence. Org

And German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a word, please; whatever foreign aid your country is providing to Israel, I would suggest that it stops and immediately. People who tell the truth about their experience in the IDF should not be marginalised.

Apr 26 08:28

Pro-EU Tories Abandon Open Britain Over Plot To Crush Brexit MPs

Three senior pro-EU Tories have quit the cross-party Remain group ‘Open Britain’ after a plan to oust pro-Brexit Conservative MPs in the general election led them to choose party unity over their attachments to Europe.

Apr 26 07:07

German Weapons Giant Plans to Arm Ankara With New Turkish Panzer Factory

The German arms supplier Rheinmetall plans to build a factory in Turkey to produce tanks for the Turkish army despite concerns from opposition parties that the production will contravene German laws on arms exports.

Apr 26 07:06

Latest German Crime Figures Show Surge in Violent Crime by Migrants

On Monday, the German Interior Ministry released police crime statistics for 2016. They show that 6.33 million offenses were committed last year; this 0.7 percent decrease in comparison with the previous year reflected a decline in robbery, theft and fraud. However, there was a marked increase in violent crime.

There was a 14.3 percent increase in murder and manslaughter, a 12.7 percent increase in rape and sexual assault and a 9.9 percent increase in serious assault.

There were almost 250,000 cases of migrants entering the country illegally, a 61.4 percent increase in comparison with the previous year. There was a 14.8 percent increase in weapons offenses and a 7.1 percent increase in drug offenses.

According to the statistics, illegal immigrants, refugees and asylum applicants were suspected to be responsible for 174,438 crimes, an increase of 52.7 percent in comparison with the previous year.

Apr 25 15:20

The Heat Round | Combat Tech

German engineers introduce an effective weapon against the armor of enemy tanks.

Apr 24 08:12

Germany Acknowledges Israel ‘Profiting From Tensions’

In a rare moment of factual reporting from the mainstream media, today Reuters claims that Norbert Roettgen, head of Germany’s parliamentary foreign affairs committee acknowledged:

Israel was profiting from tensions elsewhere in the region, which had shifted the focus away from the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and in-fighting among Palestinians.

Apr 24 06:49

No wonder they wanted us to stay! UK leaving EU without deal 'would cost Germany BILLIONS'

BRITAIN leaving the EU without a deal would end up costing the remaining eurozone countries more, especially Germany, a Bundestag committee has been warned.

A hearing of the Bundestag’s European Committee was told by experts that Germany would incur extra costs because it is the largest net contributor to the EU’s kitty.

If Britain were to leave the bloc without a deal, then it would no longer be obliged to transfer any money to Brussels from April 2019 onwards and would not need to contribute to the future pension costs of EU officials, which stands at a sizeable £54.1billion (€63.8bn)

Dr Peter Becker, 58, at Germany’s Institute for International Policy and Security, told the committee: "The EU would then have no legal means to demand outstanding payments from London.”

Apr 23 09:26

FAKE NEWS IN DEFENSE OF ZIONISM

Now, almost every day inflationary targeted pro-Israel articles are published in different German media. They voluntarily hide the word “occupation” and Zionist crimes. Apparently, the more than 45 million US-Dollar spent by the Israeli ministries for the Hasbara propaganda are worth it. It is understandable that a right-wing regime like the Netanyahu regime makes use of these methods as there is nothing Zionists fear more than the truth.

Apr 21 10:04

Holocaust-denying German lawyer Horst Mahler on the run

One of Germany's most notorious Holocaust deniers, once loyal to leftist terrorist group RAF, has left the country despite having another jail term to serve. Horst Mahler says he wants to become an asylum seeker.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Truth needs no law to support it. Truth is self-evident to all. Truth withstands re-examination. Truth survives questions. Throughout history, from Galileo to Zundel to Mahler, only lies and liars have resorted to the courts to enforce adherence to dogma.

Apr 21 07:44

Horst Mahler has fled Germany, now seeking political asylum

Apr 21 07:00

Calling Germany a ‘rogue' economy is ‘bulls**t’ – finance minister

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has responded fiercely to accusations Germany is an "economic rogue state," undermining the stability of the European Union.

The minister was asked on CNBC about stories in the British media, where Germany is accused of caring only about its own profit and ignores its neighbors.

“There are some writers even in the UK which write bullsh**t, with all due respect,” responded Schaeuble.

“Did you say bulls**t?” asked the anchor.

“Yes. I don't like it,” said Schaeuble.

Apr 21 06:54

German chancellery investigated in probe into WikiLeaks sources

Berlin's chief public prosecutor has extended an investigation into the release of a trove of documents by WikiLeaks to include the chancellery as well as the Bundestag lower house of parliament, broadcaster NDR said on Thursday.

Last December, WikiLeaks released the confidential documents, which German security agencies had submitted to a parliamentary committee investigating the extent to which German spies helped the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to spy in Europe.

Apr 19 08:21

Merkel's Dossier on Putin Unlikely to Offer UK Intelligence Any Juicy Info

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under fire for taking briefings from UK intelligence rather than her own security services. Merkel also shared the results of German intelligence investigations with the UK, without telling her German colleagues.

Apr 19 06:51

Parents In Germany Face $26,500 Fine If They Don’t Destroy Controversial ‘My Friend Cayla’ Dolls

After researchers found that My Friend Cayla dolls were recording users’ and sending this information out to a third party specializing in voice-recognition for police and military forces, officials in Germany told parents to get rid of the toys. In case families didn’t take that request seriously, the country’s telecommunications regulator has since clarified that parents who don’t destroy their Cayla dolls could face more than $25,000 in fines.

Apr 16 09:46

Germany Building Free Housing for Refugees worth 3 million

In Germany, Martin Schultz wants to give refugees the right to vote. So if he cannot win with Germans, he wants to give the right to vote to refugees to win by bribing them.

Apr 16 06:31

UK & Germans Did Intercept Trump’s Phone Calls with Russia

After denying that British and other European intelligence agencies have intercepted communications between Donald Trump’s staff and Russian citizens and other Russian citizens during the campaign, the truth has come out that they did exactly that.

Apr 15 09:13

'Does she not trust her people?' Fury as Angela Merkel asks BRITAIN to stop German terror

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel has infuriated the heads of her intelligence services by turning to the UK for advice on how to combat her country's escalating Islamic terror threat.

Apr 14 09:42

Reasons Behind Merkel's Upcoming Visit to Moscow

German ?hancellor Angela Merkel is going to visit Moscow on May 2, according to the German Der Spiegel magazine. In an interview with Radio Sputnik, political scientist Vladimir Olenchenko said that one of the reasons behind Merkel's trip to Moscow is her unwillingness to stay on the sidelines in global politics.

Apr 13 12:29

German Politician Wants UK To Hold 2nd Referendum As ‘Brits Didn’t Understand Brexit’

Katarina Barley, leader of the German Social Democrats (SPD), called for a second Brexit referendum this week, arguing British voters were misinformed about the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Apr 13 09:18

Police Report: Migrant Crime Drastically Increased in 2016

The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has released a new report which claims that crimes committed by migrants rapidly increased in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Apr 12 07:09

Obama and Merkel plan ‘democracy’ debate on the SAME DAY Trump meets NATO leaders

BARACK Obama will join an intimate panel discussion on democracy with Angela Merkel in Germany this summer, which surprisingly coincides with Donald Trump’s visit to meet Nato leaders in Brussels.

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Obama acts like he still has his old job!

Apr 11 15:51

‘If Networks Attacked, We’ll Fight Back’: German Army Launches New Cyber Command

Germany’s Defence Minister has unveiled a new cyber army that will eventually number thousands of staff.

Apr 11 10:15

Video: ‘Well Beyond Boundaries’: 4 German Policemen Assault Man For Not Putting Out Cigarette

Four German police officers have been accused of brutally attacking a man at the scene of a car accident in Stuttgart.

Apr 10 10:22

"Bombs don't make peace!" Germany's Die Linke Party NOT lining up with MerkHollande

"The international law-breaking US rocket attack puts Syria farther away from a peaceful solution and has ISIS rejoicing. The situation right now is a tinderbox and threatens to get completely out of control at any moment. A peaceful solution for Syria can only happen with the US and Russia under the close integration of the UN Security Council."

As Fort Russ readers know, Merkel and Hollande (now and forever after to be known as Merkhollande) issued a joint statement that Assad was to blame for the US rocket attack. Yesterday we posted some French dissenting voices, today, this one for a strong German voice of dissent.

Apr 08 12:29

War on Cash Puts ECB, EU on Collision Course with Germany

Bundesbank: It’s a war on personal freedom and choice.

Apr 08 10:10

Majority of Germans claim they ‘cannot take more refugees’ after Merkel’s open door policy

THE majority of Germans feel the country can not support any more refugees, according to a recent survey.

Apr 07 14:09

Merkel says political methods should be used to remove Assad

"I would like to emphasize like never before that it is right and important to focus on political talks within the United Nations Security Council and in Geneva, in order to pave the way for political transition and the use of democratic procedures to remove Assad’s regime that has caused the Syrian people so much suffering," she said. At the same time, the German chancellor said that the US attack was appropriate "in light of large-scale war crimes, the suffering of innocent people and the blockade in the UN Security Council." However, Merkel said that "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was the only one responsible for these developments."

Apr 07 12:41

Germany Approves Bill Banning Alternative Media For Good

Germany has approved a new bill giving them the power to erase alternative media websites from the internet by forcing social media sites to ban them.

Apr 07 10:09

Merkel says political methods should be used to remove Assad

"I would like to emphasize like never before that it is right and important to focus on political talks within the United Nations Security Council and in Geneva, in order to pave the way for political transition and the use of democratic procedures to remove Assad’s regime that has caused the Syrian people so much suffering," she said.
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At the same time, the German chancellor said that the US attack was appropriate "in light of large-scale war crimes, the suffering of innocent people and the blockade in the UN Security Council." However, Merkel said that "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was the only one responsible for these developments."

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Apr 06 15:07

Flashback: German FM doubts SOHR credibility after report on deadly coalition airstrike in Syria

"The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is not [acting] on the ground but is situated in London. Even though it indeed has a good network [of informants] on the ground, not everything that it reports about eventually reflects the truth,” foreign ministry spokesman Sebastian Fischer said Friday at a daily press briefing.

According to Fischer, it is also crucial to “take into account that those, who give specific information over to them [the SOHR], have their own interests consisting of this information being presented to the public in a particular way.”

Steffen Seibert, head of the German governmental press and information agency, also called the information provided by the monitoring group “unsubstantial.” He said the government has “no precise data about any specific casualties in this case,” adding that this information is still being verified.

Apr 06 13:50

Germany Approves Bill Curbing Online Hate Crime, Fake News

Germany’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new bill that punishes social networking sites if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news.

Apr 05 09:30

Robots Take Over – The Apparel Production

First big scale shoe robot factory unveiled: Adidas will use machines to make shoes in Germany instead of humans in Asia

Apr 05 09:21

Germany: Somali Asylum Seeker Kills Woman, Rapes Disabled Elderly Man

A Somali asylum seeker has been charged with raping two disabled men and murdering the wife of one of the victims in Germany last year.

The unnamed 18-year-old is accused of breaking into a care home in the town of Neuenhaus in October and raping a paralysed 59-year-old man.

Apr 04 14:22

Over 250 Turks with Official Passports Request Asylum in Germany

Turkish media said Germany has received a total of 262 asylum requests from Turkish citizens who have worked as diplomats or soldiers. Germany's interior ministry said that 151 of the applications came from diplomatic passport holders, while the remainder came from people holding passports issued to government employees and their dependents, Hurriyet Daily News reported. German newspaper Der Spiegel said the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) had not yet made a decision regarding the applications. The news comes amidst a bitter political row between Germany and Turkey. Meanwhile, Turkey has enforced an unprecedented crackdown on public servants, dissidents, journalists, and academics in the wake of an attempted coup last July.

Apr 04 12:06

Penny-Pinching Germans Won't Cough up 70 Billion Euros For US Crusade Against Imaginary Threat

Speaking to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Brussels, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said that Washington is deluded if it thinks that Germany would fork out more money to defend against a threat that doesn't really exist. Germany might cry wet crocodile tears about the dangers of Expansionist Russia, but rearmament is not happening: Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said it was neither "reachable nor desirable" for Germany to spend the agreed NATO target of two percent of member states' economic output on defense. NATO allies have until 2024 to do that. "Two percent would mean military expenses of some 70 billion euros. I don't know any German politician who would claim that is reachable nor desirable," Gabriel told the first meeting of NATO foreign ministers attended by Tillerson.

Apr 04 08:11

Germany firmly supports Lebanon: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday expressed her country's staunch support to Lebanon during a joint news conference with visiting Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Berlin

Apr 03 08:20

'European Dictator': Media Study Discovers Merkel's Critics Out in Force

Criticism of Angela Merkel's record as Chancellor is growing ahead of federal elections in September, in which she faces a strong challenge from the center-left Social Democratic Party, Stefan Haderer writes.

Apr 03 08:16

Somalian asylum seeker 'rapes two elderly disabled men in a care home before murdering one of the victims' wives' in Germany

An 18-year-old broke into the sheltered accommodation in Neuenhaus, Germany
Police say he sneaked into the room of a 59-year-old paralysed man to rape him
After 'raping the first man, he moved to an adjoining room to rape a second man'
He was caught by the victim's wife who he then killed, according to the police

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Apr 02 20:01

Germany Launches Nuclear War ‘Drills’ Against Russia

Germany are organising large-scale ‘military drills’ with Russian-speaking citizens to prepare for a nuclear conflict with Russia.

Apr 01 10:04

Germany on collision course with US ahead of Nato summit

Germany Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel isn’t mincing his words. The pugnacious politician has called a Nato defence spending target being pushed by the US “completely unrealistic” for Germany.

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"We spent all our money on those @#%ing refugees!"

Mar 31 09:16

Crimea May Be Recognized as Part of Russia by Eastern Germany’s Local Parliament

One of the regional parliaments of Eastern Germany will recognize Crimea as part of Russia in near future, chairman of the Left Party (Die Linke) parliamentary faction in the town of Quakenbruck in Lower Saxony Andreas Maurer stated on Thursday.

Mar 31 09:12

NATO seeking to hire Russian-speaking actors for alliance’s MILITARY DRILLS in Bavaria

The casting call was posted by German recruitment agency Optronic HR GmbH, which specialises in enlisting extras for military exercises conducted by NATO and the US military.

It wants actors to represent Russian-speaking ‘Civilians on the Battlefield’, such as farmers or shopkeepers, in unspecified conflict regions.

The actors are needed for the upcoming exercises starting on April 28 at a US training base in Bavaria, southern Germany.

Mar 31 07:57

'Refugee' Accused Of Murdering German Teen To Be Tried As A Juvenile, Experts Say He's 22

An Afghan migrant charged with the rape and murder of 19-year-old medical student will be tried as a juvenile in Germany, even though he lied about his age and experts believe he's at least 22-years-old.

Mar 30 09:02

‘Security Risk’: Cologne Cover Up Politician Blocked Deportation of Berlin Attacker

The German state interior minister who turned down the opportunity to deport Berlin attacker Anis Amri nine months before he stole a lorry and crashed it into a Christmas market and killed 12 has been called a “security risk” by parliamentarians, amid calls for his resignation.

Mar 30 08:36

German government explores 8 alternatives to its Turkish airbase – report

German authorities have examined eight potential locations for the relocation of its air base currently situated in Turkey’s Incirlik military facility, Germany’s government said in response to a parliamentary inquiry, as reported by Die Welt daily.

“The review of alternative sites to the Turkish aircraft base Incirlik found that, from a military perspective, locations in Jordan, Kuwait and Cyprus were available,” the government said in its official response to the MP’s, which was seen by Die Welt.

Mar 29 06:23

Merkel forever, Germany

The Christian Democratic Union showed a brilliant result in the elections in the German federal state of Saar, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. The elections in Saar have marked the start of the political campaign of 2017, the culminating point of which will be September elections to the Bundestag. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union gained 40.7% of the vote, whereas the Social Democratic Party led by candidate for chancellor's post Martin Schultz showed the result of only 29.6 percent. No one would have paid any attention to the elections in Germany's smallest federal state, if it was not for the striking difference in the percentage of votes that Germany's two major parties gained. According to experts, the CDU could not achieve such a result even in 2012, which was a positive year for Angela Merkel. As a result, one can see only one player in the political arena of Germany.

Mar 27 13:03

Trump Urged Germany To Pay $375bn NATO Debt: Report

US President Donald Trump has reportedly called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pay hundreds of billions of dollars Berlin owes to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), a German minister says, calling the request “outrageous.”

Mar 26 09:06

GERMAN ELECTIONS: Angela Merkel's party facing crushing defeat in state vote today

GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic (CDU) party is facing defeat in the state of Saarland - tipped as a key indicator in the national elections.

Mar 26 09:04

US Will Keep Ground Troops in Libya

In a press briefing at the Pentagon today, African Command leader Gen. Thomas Waldhauser announced that the US intends to keep ground troops in Libya for the foreseeable future to support “friendly forces,” and to “degrade” the ISIS forces that remain in the country.

Waldhauser did not specify how many US troops are in Libya now, or how many will stay, but did estimate that there were less than 200 ISIS fighters left in Libya. The US had announced the end of the anti-ISIS campaign in Libya back in December, but never fully withdrew from the country.

The US forces were in Libya trying to help the “unity” government defeat ISIS in the city of Sirte. US officials repeatedly claimed the city was totally surrounded, and that no ISIS fighters would get away, though when the fighting finally ended, a substantial number of ISIS fighters did in fact get away.

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Translation: this is "military-speak" for the reality that the US government is never leaving Libya because of the oil and the oil pipelines.

Mar 24 12:41

German satire: Russia's 25% cut in military budget is threat to NATO's existence

NATO is now gravely concerned whether Russia can still maintain the "Russian threat" to Finland, Sweden, and the whole of the Baltic States at all. Not to mention Montenegro! The same applies to Syria and also to the leading role in the Eastern Ukraine. Because here, too, the insurrection against Kiev could collapse in the absence of a commitment by the Russians. The reactive thinking is even going so far as to offer Russia military aid, just so it does not fulfill these announcements. It must continue to invest a large portion of its gross social product in armaments, according to the good and profitable tradition. Russia is threatening NATO with the drastic cutbacks on armaments spending. It can only be a matter for the NATO members to massively reduce the bad-role drama about the Russians in other countries. Where would one go from here? This could be a bad example. We all know the need for armament spending and its social function to secure the profits of our elites...

Mar 24 12:34

Steinmeier's presidency of Germany: any changes coming?

Of course in Germany the Chancellor is the country’s chief executive officer, and the president, as head of state, is expected to be above politics. But Steinmeier's way is to speak bluntly... will we see any changes in German policy? Yes. The biggest indicator is this: there is now a German president who dared split with NATO. He criticized last summer’s NATO exercises in Eastern Europe, making him that rare German politician - Sahra Wagenknecht being another - who could see the faux pas, the realpolitik error of putting German troops on the Russian border! "Anyone who thinks symbolic Panzer Parades on the eastern border of the Alliance will bring more security, is wrong. We are well advised not to provide a pretext for the renewal of old confrontation free of charge,” adding "it would be fatal now to narrow one's outlook to just the military, and to seek safety only thorough a policy of deterrence.

Mar 24 09:07

German social order at risk due to gulf between rich and poor: report

A growing gap between rich and poor in Germany could sap social cohesion in Europe's largest economy and most populous country, a government report warned on Thursday.

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Severe wealth inequality eventually destroys every society.

Mar 24 08:58

German protestors chant ‘HEIL MERKEL’ as they march against chancellor’s visit to Halle

PROTESTORS sparked outrage after shouting ‘Heil Merkel!’ as the German chancellor arrived in the eastern city of Halle to visit the National Academy of Science.

Mar 24 07:42

'This is the WRONG direction’ Furious German row after minister calls for MORE EU funding

A WAR of words has erupted in Germany after the nation’s foreign affairs minister said his country should pay more into the Brussels bank to help ailing Greece.

Mar 23 14:52

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Threatens Turkey

German-Turkish relations have reached a new low point after the Berlin government threatened to impose a ban on public appearances by Turkish politicians in Germany.

At the opening of the CEBIT industry fair in Hannover, German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded “that the Nazi comparisons from the Turkish side must stop … without any ifs or buts.” Germany would “not tolerate that the end justifies the means and all taboos are ignored.”

Mar 23 12:05

The Return Of The US-German Conflict

The first meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump in Washington last weekend exposed the rapid deterioration of transatlantic relations.

Trump’s refusal to shake Merkel’s hand during their photo-op in the Oval Office attracted international attention. After the heads of government from the two close post-World War II allies appeared before the press following a 15-minute one-on-one discussion and were asked by the photographers present to shake hands for a picture, Trump did not respond. Merkel turned to him and repeated the photographers’ request. But the US president ignored her and stared angrily in the other direction.

Mar 23 09:49

BLOW FOR MERKEL: Poll says 59 per cent want 'change in leadership'

ANGELA MERKEL’S future as Chancellor of Germany has been thrown into doubt after a shock poll showed a majority of voters wanted a change in leadership.

Mar 23 09:49

How Germany's foreign intelligence agency recruits young hackers

Amid concerns of high-profile cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns ahead of key parliamentary elections in September, Germany's Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) has made a concerted effort to recruit young hackers.

The BND's mission includes obtaining intelligence as mandated by the federal government on key areas pertaining to foreign information, and it effectively aims to protect Germany and its interests. One of the tasks is to recognize and assess potentially-damaging espionage activities and prevent or minimize the fallout.

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Or to rig the election for Merkel, whose poll numbers are falling.

Mar 21 14:17

UK, Germany Prepare To Sign Post-Brexit Defense Pact

Britain and Germany are preparing to sign a new defense agreement which would see UK helicopters based on German ships and training shared in the post-Brexit era.

The deal is part of a drive by Prime Minister Theresa May to shore up Britain’s military alliances ahead of leaving the EU.

Mar 21 13:09

GERMAN car manufacturer OPEL running commercials to show that Muslims are a lot smarter than Germans

If OPEL sells cars in your country, you should tell them that because of these insulting commercials, you’ll make sure no one you know will ever buy their cars.

I had an Opel once, and I will never buy another!

Mar 21 12:50

Poverty In Germany Reaches New Record High

The welfare organisation Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband presented its latest report on poverty in Germany at the beginning of March. According to this study, poverty in Germany reached a new record high in 2015, at 15.7 percent, with 12.9 million people live in poverty.

Mar 20 08:13

Turkish Defense Minister Hints at Berlin's Role in 2016 Turkish Failed Coup

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik has claimed that the statement from Germany's chief of intelligence who said that Ankara failed to convince Berlin in Gulen's role in the failed 2016 coup, raises question about the German authorities' own role in the mutiny.

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Thin to the point of transparency!

Mar 20 07:09

Ivanka Trump vs. Angela Merkel?

On Friday, President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a meeting in which vocational training matters were the subject of discussion. The two leaders conversed with American and German officials about various methods that companies can implement to train their workers more effectively. Also present at this meeting was First Daughter, Ivanka Trump.

Mar 20 07:04

Merkel Offers 'Olive Branch' To Russia As "Solution To Many International Conflicts"

"we want to have possibilities for scaling back sanctions when the Minsk accord is implemented, because we want to include Russia as an international actor in the solution of many conflicts."

Mar 20 07:03

Deutsche Bank Plunges Into Red For 2017 After Dilution, Revenue Warning

After raising capital at a 35% discount over the weekend, Deutsche Bank shares are tumbling once again - back into the red for 2017 - after CEO John Cryan warned that revenue would be "broadly flat" in 2017.

Mar 19 19:55

Turkey accuses Germany of supporting 'Muslim cleric behind failed military coup'

TURKEY has accused Germany of supporting a network of US-based Muslim cleric it blames for last year’s failed coup, in comments likely to raise tensions between the two countries.

Mar 19 13:44

Germany Threaten Facebook With ‘Huge Fines’ If They Don’t Remove Alternative News

Germany will impose fines of up to 50 million euros if Facebook don’t remove alternative news content from their platform.

Mar 19 10:59

Turkey brands Germany ‘HYPOCRITES’ for allowing huge anti-Erdogan PROTEST in Frankfurt

THE Turkish government has accused Germany of hypocrisy after it allowed tens of thousands of Turkish Kurds to hold a protest in Frankfurt against Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s presidency.

Mar 19 08:08

Germany vows legal action if Trump taxes imports

Germany could take the United States to court if Washington goes ahead with plans to tax imports, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said Friday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel's first meeting with Donald Trump.

"I'm betting partly on reason and partly on the courts" to prevent a damaging trade war, Zypries told Deutschlandfunk public radio.

Mar 19 08:07

Trump says Germany owes NATO 'vast sums'

US President Donald Trump on Saturday accused Germany of owing "vast sums of money" to NATO, and said Berlin should pay Washington more for defense, a day after meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The two leaders showed little common ground Friday over a host of thorny issues, including NATO and defense spending.

On Saturday, Trump tweeted: "Germany owes vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!"

Mar 18 08:01

MSM are having a cow over Trump not shaking German Chancellor Merkel’s hand

HORRORS!

That Muslim-loving sow, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, is in D.C. today, and the MSM are beside themselves because President Trump appeared to refuse to shake her hand.

Mar 17 16:01

Shock new German poll: 8 in 10 want European Union to change

EIGHT out of every ten Germans polled in a survey believe the EU needs reforming.

Mar 17 07:30

Muslim Brotherhood expands presence in Germany, seeks to establish Sharia law – security official

Islamic radicals from the Muslim Brotherhood are actively trying to gain a "monopoly" over mosques in the eastern German state of Saxony to attract more followers and increase their influence, the local security service chief has warned.

Mar 17 07:14

Germany Approves 13 Turkish Electoral Districts

The German government approved 13 Turkish electoral districts so that Turkish citizens living in Germany will be able to cast their vote in the forthcoming Turkish constitutional referendum.

Mar 15 08:01

RT Plans to Launch French, German-Language Channels - Editor-in-Chief

RT and Sputnik Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan announced on Wednesday that the RT broadcaster is planning to launch TV channels in French and German version.

Mar 15 07:54

Migrant Crime and Violence Soars in German States

Authorities in two German states have expressed concern over official figures showing a huge rise in migrant crime, with the number of violent attacks having almost doubled in 2016.

Mar 15 07:47

German TV show SAVAGES 'horror clown' Trump ahead of Merkel's US visit

A POPULAR German satirical has laid into Donald Trump by poking fun at his travel ban and labelling the Republican leader “pure comedy gold” and a “horror clown.”

Mar 15 07:38

Merkel DESTROYED for failing to deport 500K migrants - with some in Germany for 20 YEARS

PUBLIC confidence in Angela Merkel’s administration is being eroded over her failure to deport more than half a million asylum seekers, the Chancellor has been told.

Mar 14 16:20

Merkel’s nightmare: Now GERMANS question Chancellor’s dreams of European Union superstate

THE most Europhile country in the entire European Union is feeling its first rumblings of anti-establishment anger as Germans begin to question the intentions of the Brussels elite, a new report has found.

Mar 14 09:18

GERMAN OFFICIAL WANTS $50M FINES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA 'HATE' POSTS...

The Central Council of Jews in Germany welcomed the new law.

Mar 14 08:04

German Foreign Minister Throws Merkel Under the Volkswagen

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says Berlin does not endorse media reports about Russian "interference" in Germany's elections — repudiating months of Russia hysteria peddled by Angela Merkel

Mar 14 07:11

Merkel postpones trip to meet Trump due to winter storm

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was already on her way to the airport on Monday to fly to Washington for her first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump when he rang her to postpone the trip due to the approach of a winter storm.

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Mar 13 08:15

Linux in Munich: 'No compelling technical reason to return to Windows,' says city's IT chief

The man who runs Munich's central IT says there is no practical reason for the city to write off millions of euros and years of work to ditch its Linux-based OS for Windows.

The city authority is widely expected to swap Linux for Windows, due to support among Munich's ruling SPD-CSU coalition for phasing out the use of open-source software.

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Yes, let us trade our open source software for a commercial product from a company with a long association with US spy agencies!!!!!!!!!!

Someone got bought!

Mar 13 07:56

German MPs call for troop withdrawal from Turkish airbase amid rally row

Amid a row with Turkey over its presidential powers referendum, some German MPs are calling for the withdrawal of troops deployed at Incirlik airbase. Germany is flying reconnaissance sorties from the Turkish base as part of the US-led anti-Islamic State coalition.

Concerns over the presence of German airmen at the base, which is located in southern Turkey close to Syria, came from lawmakers of both the ruling coalition and the opposition. Florian Hahn, spokesman for security and foreign policy of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said the Germans soldiers and officers may become pawns in Turkish power games.

Mar 13 07:50

Merkel meets Trump in clash of style and substance

On Tuesday, they meet for the first time - a high-stakes encounter that will be watched by governments around the world for clues about the future of the transatlantic alliance, a partnership that has helped shape the global order since World War Two but which Trump is threatening to upend.

Mar 12 08:27

Opinion: Merkel's EU speech couldn't help but highlight the power of nationalism

As her speech to lawmakers showed, Merkel is among the leading advocates for the European Union. But DW's Jefferson Chase says even the German chancellor is subject to the pull of nationalism that could undo the EU.

Mar 12 08:06

Merkel's lead COLLAPSES as latest poll puts Schulz LEVEL with beleaguered German leader

ANGELA Merkel’s lead has collapsed as the Martin Schulz led Social Democrats (SPD) are now level, the latest Emnid poll has revealed.

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