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May 26 09:45

Saudis Halt Orders From German Companies; Crown Prince "Deeply Offended"

Well this is going to hurt: Der Spiegel reports that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has ordered that all government contracts cease being awarded to German companies in what's being interpreted as an aggressive punitive measure after a year of already deteriorating Saudi-German relations and as Germany has expressed its plan to stick by the Iran nuclear deal.

May 26 09:32

Sick & tired of US foreign policy, Germany is pushed into the open arms of China

Germany has had enough of American foreign policy. Angela Merkel’s visits to Russia and China are a testament to that.

On May 10, 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly said that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, hinting that the European continent would begin to “take destiny into its own hands.”

The comments were, of course, a direct reference to US President Donald Trump’s ludicrous but anticipated decision to completely nuke the Iranian nuclear accord, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

May 24 10:41

Why artists are boycotting Berlin’s Pop-Kultur festival

The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has launched a campaign to boycott Berlin’s Pop-Kultur Festival in mid-August in protest at the Israeli embassy’s sponsorship of the international event.

“Israel seeks associations with international festivals, such as Pop-Kultur Berlin, to art-wash its image abroad in the explicit attempt to distract attention from its crimes against Palestinians,” PACBI explained in its press release.

“For a supposedly progressive festival to accept sponsorship from a decades-old regime of oppression and apartheid like Israel’s is unethical and hypocritical, to say the least.”

May 24 09:56

Freedom Flotilla - “Al Awda” (The Return) Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard en route to Kiel

Just before noon local time, the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked for detailed information about ports of call along the way to Gaza, and inquired about the whereabouts of the Swedish sailing boats traveling with us in parallel. The Scandinavian crew on this ship are all veterans of earlier Freedom Flotillas and attested that they have previously been harassed by other Coast Guards from European countries. Of course, our vessel is international waters and are doing nothing illegal – and this is by no means standard procedure. The massive German Coast Guard ship had been tailing Al Awda all morning, and finally sent a rubber dinghy with a crew of four to check it out.

May 24 09:23

Germany Pushing to Cut UK Out of Joint Security System After Brexit – Reports

K negotiators have stood up against locking London out of the Galileo satellite program that British companies have helped to create. British media is blaming a German-backed lobby within the European Commission, who see the move as a “pedagogical exercise” for those who want to leave the bloc.

A group of senior officials within the European Commission, backed by Germany, is reported to be lobbying to deny the UK’s government and military access to the Galileo satellite project, which is developing an EU positioning system independent from the United States, Russia and China.

May 24 08:57

German Right-Wingers Demand Probe Into Gov't Asylum Policy Amid Bribe Scandal

During his third month in office, Horst Seehofer, from the sister party of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, is under fire for alleged mass abuses within Migration and Refugee Agency. Officials from one of its regional offices allegedly granted asylum for bribes; other branches are now being investigated.

Germany’s Interior Minister Horst Seehofer from the conservative Christian Social Union from Bavaria has announced that a branch of the Federal Migration and Refugee Agency (BAMF) in the state city of Bremen would no longer decide on asylum applications following revelations concerning numerous cases of misconduct there.

"Confidence in the quality of the asylum procedures and the integrity of the Bremen arrival center has been massively damaged," Seehofer’s statement reads.

May 24 08:49

Demonstrators to Blockade US' Ramstein Air Base in Germany to Protest Drone War

Anti-war activists plan to block access to the US’ Ramstein Air Force Base in southwestern Germany during their annual protest next month to urge the facility to end its support of US drone operations.

The protest, which is expected to take place from June 23 to July 1, will be organized by the Berlin-based organization "Stopp Ramstein — No Drone War." According to one of the event's organizers, Reiner Braun, the protest will include other activities like blocking access roads to Ramstein, Star and Stripes reported Wednesday.

May 24 07:00

Israel Says Europe Can ‘Go to a Thousand, Thousand Hells’ for Criticizing Violence Against Protesters

"Let them go to a thousand thousand hells," Steinitz told a local radio station, calling the EU hypocritical, according to Israeli newspaper Haaretz. "The EU is now sucking up to Iran and will help [Tehran] against U.S. sanctions."
Note: That attitude explains a multitude of actions and attitudes. Does Israel have a right to exist? (on Palestinian land)

May 23 11:40

Germany's 'Asylum-For-Cash' Scandal Exposed

Germany's Federal Office for Refugees and Migration (BAMF) will review more than 25,000 asylum decisions after allegations of corruption at its regional office in the northern city of Bremen.

Some of those granted asylum were considered by German authorities to be potential security risks, according to the news magazine Der Spiegel. They include Syrian intelligence operatives, human smugglers and other hard-core criminals - as well as potential Islamic State jihadists.

BAMF currently rejects almost all asylum requests from converts from Islam to Christianity, according to Thomas Schirrmacher, president of the International Society for Human Rights. He said that when undergoing "belief tests," BAMF often relies on Muslim translators who deliberately mistranslate at the expense of Christians or converts.

May 23 11:01

UK worried over Germany’s Russian gas reliance as hot war scenario discussed with MPs

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson told the Commons select committee of his fears of German over-reliance on Russian gas - should conflict arise between NATO and Moscow.

Williamson appeared during a Defence Committee on US, NATO and UK defense relations ahead of July’s upcoming NATO summit, where MPs scrutinized the MoD’s financial priorities as members of the alliance look to boost individual military spending to a minimum of 2% of their GDP.

May 22 12:12

82% of Germans believe US is unreliable partner – poll

The vast majority of Germans believe the US is not a reliable partner for Berlin when it comes to political cooperation, according to a new poll. It comes after Chancellor Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on Washington.

The survey, commissioned by public service TV provider ZDF, found that 82 percent of Germans believe the US is not a reliable partner, with only 14 percent believing it is. The remaining four percent were unsure.

It comes after German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated earlier this month that Europe "needs to take its fate into its own hands," noting that "it's no longer the case that the United States will simply just protect us."

May 22 11:47

AfD sues Merkel over migrant crisis: The chancellor can’t act like a dictator

On Friday the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party announced that they have taken out a lawsuit against chancellor Angela Merkel over her decision to open Germany’s borders to refugees in 2015.

Members of the AfD motivated the party’s action against Merkel in a press conference:

[2:21 minutes] “The Federal Government is bound by law and order. This is completely clear; this is the division of power. The Federal Government cannot say, now we find that one law is convenient, and the other less convenient.

May 21 10:57

Incest a 'fundamental right', German committee says

Laws banning incest between brothers and sisters in Germany could be scrapped after a government ethics committee said the they were an unacceptable intrusion into the right to sexual self-determination.

“Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the German Ethics Council said in a statement. “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination is to be weighed more heavily than the abstract idea of protection of the family.”

Their intervention follows a notorious case in which a brother and sister living as partners in Saxony had four children together. The couple had been raised separately and only met when the brother, identified only as Patrick S, was an adult, and his sister Susan K was 16.

Patrick S was sentenced to more than three years in prison for incest and the couple have since failed in their bid to have the guilty verdict overturned by the European Court of Human Rights.

May 20 09:49

Spend on schools or bow to US demands? German politicians debate NATO strategy

US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune?

Politicians on both sides of Germany’s political spectrum shared their views with RT.

On Thursday, Trump warned NATO members that they will be “dealt with” if they fail to fulfill their financial obligations to the US-led military alliance. Germany was singled out as one of those said to be delinquent on their obligations.

May 19 11:55

Lets stop with the Auschwitz lies

This is a factual list of facilities available to prisoners at the alleged Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

Most of these facilities can still be seen in the camp today, including the cinema, swimming pool, hospital, library and post office. (and brothel building right at the main gate)

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May 19 10:57

Putin, Merkel discuss defense against Trump’s sanctions drive

Sanctions imposed by the Trump administration that could hurt companies in Germany and Russia were among the issues discussed by President Vladimir Putin and Chancellor Angela Merkel during their latest meeting.

Merkel arrived in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi to meet Putin on Friday, around a year after her previous visit in 2017. Both leaders have had their mandates reconfirmed by their respective electorate since – Putin during the March election, which he won in a landslide, and Merkel after winning the September 2017 general election in Germany and, arguably more impressive, securing a coalition agreement after a daunting six months of negotiations.

May 18 09:51

Macron and Merkel round on Trump as Europe rages over steel tariffs

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel have rounded on Donald Trump over planned steel tariffs on EU producers, telling the US president to scrap his new policy if he wants to negotiate better trade terms with Europe.

At a summit in Bulgaria the European leaders reiterated their common position that they would be happy to address Mr Trump’s complaints about the “unfair” way US businesses are treated by the EU – but only if European steel producers are permanently exempt from the new tariffs.

In March, Mr Trump slapped 25 per cent tariffs on steel imports and 10 per cent tariffs on foreign aluminium, but gave the 28 EU countries a temporary exemption.

May 18 09:51

Donald Trump warns Nato members will be ‘dealt with’ if they refuse to pay more for military alliance

Donald Trump singled out Germany in renewing his criticism of Nato members he accuses of not contributing enough, saying laggards would be “dealt with”.

Speaking alongside Nato’s secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, at the White House, Mr Trump reiterated a longstanding charge that America bears a disproportionate share of supporting the military alliance’s activities.

Germany “has not contributed what it should be contributing and it’s a very big beneficiary”, said the president, who has long had a frosty relationship with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.

May 18 09:27

Trump Gives Merkel An Ultimatum: Drop Russian Gas Pipeline Or Trade War Begins

It became clear just how important it is to the US for Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project to fail two months ago when, as we described in "US Threatens Sanctions For European Firms Participating In Russian Gas Pipeline Project", the U.S. State Department warned European corporations that they will likely face penalties and sanctions if they participate in the construction of Russia's Nord Stream 2 on the grounds that "the project undermines energy security in Europe", when in reality Russia has for decades been a quasi-monopolist on European energy supplies and thus has unprecedented leverage over European politics, at least behind the scenes.

May 18 08:39

US threatens to punish Russia & Germany if they continue playing with gas

Washington has warned that proceeding with the Russian-led gas pipeline project, aimed at bringing natural gas to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast, could result in sanctions for those involved.

The US opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and may introduce penalties on the project due to its potential to increase Russia's “malign influence” in Europe, according to Sandra Oudkirk, US deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy.

May 18 08:38

'Longstanding Shortfall': Trump Slams Germany for Being Slow on Defense

Some NATO member-states, including Germany, are far from being on track to meet the alliance's 2 percent of GDP target.

US President Donald Trump on Thursday again criticized German defense spending, warning that NATO members that fail to meet their commitments to the alliance would be "dealt with."

“[Germany] has not contributed what it should be contributing and it's a very big beneficiary," Trump said when meeting with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in Washington.

May 18 08:08

EU Will Block US Sanctions Against Iran Starting Friday

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed that beginning Friday, a 1996 “blocking statute” aimed at preventing the enforcement of the US sanctions against Iran will be brought back into effect. The law was initially passed to prevent the US blocking EU companies from trading with Cuba.

May 18 05:56

US threatens to punish Russia & Germany if they continue playing with gas

Washington has warned that proceeding with the Russian-led gas pipeline project, aimed at bringing natural gas to Germany's northeastern Baltic coast, could result in sanctions for those involved.

The US opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and may introduce penalties on the project due to its potential to increase Russia's “malign influence” in Europe, according to Sandra Oudkirk, US deputy assistant secretary of state for energy diplomacy.

May 16 15:57

Germany: Green Party Leader Says German People Don't Exist, Therefore Can't Be 'Betrayed'

According to the new leader of Germany's Green Party, Germans as a people don't exist and therefore can't be betrayed (though somehow they can still discriminate against non-Germans).

May 16 12:05

Merkel says transatlantic ties ‘must endure’ dispute about Iran’s nuclear program

The relationship between Europe and the United States should endure differences such as the diplomatic dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. “Despite all the difficulties that we have these days, the transatlantic relationship is and remains paramount,” Merkel told MPs.

May 15 09:37

German court dismisses Erdogan’s appeal to ban mocking poem outright, upholds ban on passages

A court in Hamburg on Tuesday rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s appeal to ban outright a satirical poem recited two years ago by a comedian on German television. The case has soured already-strained ties between Berlin and Ankara. However, judges also upheld a ban by a lower court in 2017 on certain passages of the poem, read out by German comedian Jan Boehmermann, and which suggested Erdogan watched child pornography, Reuters said.

May 15 08:42

Is Putin’s Strategy Finally Beginning to Work?

Washington’s three main European vassal states, Britain, France, and Germany have objected to Trump’s unilateral action. Trump is of the opinion that the multi-nation agreement depends only on Washington. If Washington renounces the agreement, that is the end of the agreement. It doesn’t matter what the other parties to the agreement want. Consequently, Trump intends to reimpose the previous sanctions against doing business with Iran and to impose additional new sanctions. If Britain, France, and Germany continue with the business contracts that have been made with Iran, Washington will sanction its vassal states as well and prohibit activities of British, French, and German countries in the US. Clearly, Washington thinks that Europe’s profits in the US exceed what can be made in Iran and will fall in line with Washington’s decision, as the vassal states have done in the past.

And they might. But this time there is a backlash.

May 15 08:34

Angela Merkel FAILS to meet Nato spending target: Red-faced Germany asks to REDUCE budget

ANGELA Merkel has put Germany’s international credibility on the line after it was revealed Berlin will fail to meet the Nato defence spending target.

And in a bid to save face her defence minister Ursula von der Leyen hinted Germany could ask for the two percent target to be lowered at the next Nato summit.

Mrs Merkel had pledged to meet the Nato spending goal of two percent of GDP on defence a Bundeswehr, German armed forces, conference, after a dressing down from US President Donald Trump.

However Mrs von der Leyen admitted Germany would not make the 2024 deadline it agreed to at the Nato summit in Wales in 2014.

May 14 07:46

German Liberal Leader: ‘No Sane Person’ Wants to Fight With Russia

Christian Lindner, leader of the Germany Free Democratic Party (FDP) called for a policy of ‘double strategy’ toward Russia which would include both the preservation of dialogue and clearly-defined policy.

"Russia will have its place in the ‘Europa' house, if it abides to a set order," Lindner said at the federal rally in Berlin on Saturday.

Lindner suggested that Russia either be invited back into the G8 or be otherwise included in the association by creating a G7+1 format, and asked for the restoration of regular EU-Russia summits. He also remarked that anti-Russia sanctions should not be removed without conditions.

May 13 08:35

GERMAN BANK EXECUTIVES MAY BE INCLUDED ON TOP 10 LIST OF ANTISEMITISM CASES

International human rights organization the Simon Wiesenthal Center is considering the inclusion of three senior executives of the German Bank for Social Economy (BFS) on its list of the top ten worst cases of anti-Israel and antisemitic activity in 2018 because of the bank’s aggressive enabling of the BDS campaign targeting the Jewish state.

“We condemn the leaders of any bank that continues to allow BFS to do business with those who work to damage and ultimately do away with the Jewish state," Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the center, told The Jerusalem Post on Monday.

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May 13 08:30

Merkel to visit Russia on May 18 to discuss Iran nuclear deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi on May 18 to discuss a wide range of international issues, including the Iran nuclear deal, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, acting presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday.

May 13 08:19

Marine Le Pen Slams Macron for 'Illusions' He Could've Changed Trump's Mind

President Trump’s decision to walk out of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran has prompted condemnation by other P5+1 members, including the EU, Russia and China.

France’s National Front head Marine Le Pen believes that President Emmanuel Macron bears his share of responsibility” for the “illusions” he had about his ability to talk President Trump out of withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Tehran.

“I resolutely condemn the position of Donald Trump and also that of the French diplomacy which, in its attempts to be even more neo-Conservative than (US national security adviser] John Bolton, has found itself without US patronage and no alternative way to go,” Le Pen said in a statement released on Friday.

May 13 08:18

German FM Vows Tougher Policy Toward Washington Amid Iran 'Disappointment'

The unilateral US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal has poisoned the transatlantic relationship between Berlin and Washington, according to the top diplomat.

The US has demonstrated "very little willingness to take the arguments of its allies seriously," German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the German magazine Spiegel.

Donald Trump's decision to leave the Iran nuclear agreement has caused serious damage to relations between the United States and Germany in the long-run, the top diplomat stated.

"The transformation which the US is undergoing has already taken hold of transatlantic ties," Maas said, adding that Berlin was aware of the ongoing change "before Tuesday night's disappointment."

May 13 08:17

Merkel Receives Catholic Award for Helping Refugees, Criticizes Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received the "Lamp of Peace" — a Catholic award for pursuing the peaceful coexistence between nations.

During the award ceremony at St. Francis' Basilica in the Italian city of Assisi on Saturday, Angela Merkel has stated that the recent escalation of the Israeli-Iranian conflict was cause for deep concern, adding that President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Iranian nuclear deal makes the situation in the Middle East "even more tense" to solve.

May 12 09:50

Protest Erupts in Germany Calling for Release of 'Nazi Grandma'

An 89-year-old woman, dubbed the “Nazi Grandma,” was arrested on Monday and taken to prison to serve her two-year sentence for holocaust denying. Specifically, she suggested that the notorious Auschwitz concentration camp was a “work camp” and was not used for systematic extermination.

Hundreds of protesters, primarily from the Die Rechte party, rallied in the city of Bielefeld, west Germany, on Thursday, calling for the release of Ursula Haverbeck, according to Deutsche Welle.

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May 11 09:05

Millions of Germans in Poverty While Islamists are Paid Thousands of Euros – AfD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door migrant policy has proven to be a major source of criticism for her and her government, with Germany’s generous spending on migrant welfare, including on migrants who formerly had ties to Islamist groups, drawing condemnation.

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s leader in the Bundestag, Alice Weidel, said on Tuesday that more money should be allocated to take care of struggling German pensioners instead of paying thousands of euros per month to Islamists.

“I demand that the priorities be finally set so that the motto of German politics is no longer 'Germany last'! More money for our pensioners."

May 11 09:05

AfD Slams Proposal Set to Allow Ex-Daesh Terrorists to Bring Family to Germany

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has unsurprisingly been very critical of the German federal government’s proposals to assist refugees, including those who formerly had ties to hardline Islamist groups, with bringing their families to Germany, as part of the country’s family reunification program.

Alice Weidel, the leader of the AfD in the Bundestag, slammed proposals by the German government to allow the families of refugees, including those who formerly had ties to terrorist groups, such as the *Daesh terrorist organization, to be relocated to Germany.

May 11 08:56

EU DIVIDED: Germany says Macron’s vision for more European integration goes 'TOO FAR'

The French President has pushed an agenda of huge Eurozone changes since taking charge of Paris in May 2017 – including introducing a European minister for finance, a separate Eurozone budget and parliament.

Mr Macron is, however, struggling to convince Germany that his visions are right for the European Union, with Angela Merkel dragging her feet over the reforms.

The German Chancellor might agree that there is a need for a swift change to how the Eurozone operates but first has to contend with her coalition government, which is not so convince.

Paris and Berlin might be about to deliver a Eurozone reform plan at an EU summit in Brussels toward the end of June, but German are far from convinced by Mr Macron’s proposals.

May 11 08:52

EU IS DYING: Macron’s shocking admission European dream is nearing its demise

Mr Macron’s plans are seemingly at odds with EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker who admit there is no future in the “United States of Europe” vision being chased by the Frenchman.

Before accepting his prize, Mr Macron wrote on Twitter: “The European dream is now gnawed by doubt.

“It’s up to us to decide whether we want to live it or let it die.”

His comments will come as a blow to Ms Merkel, who heaped praise on her French counterpart during her own speech at the prize-giving ceremony in Aachen, Germany.

May 11 07:22

The West worried about Russia's efforts to reduce military spending

In 2013, 65 world countries recognised the USA the largest threat to the whole world. The United States has made Iraq become hell on Earth, and now the same is happening to Libya, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and more recently - Yemen... According to German experts, military spending in the world reached its peak in 2017 since the end of the Cold War. A report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) says that global defense spending in 2017 made up $1.7 trillion, which was 1.1 percent higher than in 2016. China was ranked first on SIPRI's list as Beijing increased its defense spending by 12% at a time to $228 billion. The United States decided to increase its spending on military needs to $700 billion in 2018. At the same time, for the first time in 20 years, the military budget of the Russian Federation has reduced by 20%, because Russia gave her third position on the list of countries with largest defence budgets to Saudi Arabia.

May 10 18:38

The Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Deal

E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars magazine, interviewed on Press TV on President Trump's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

May 10 08:19

Merkel: Europe Can No Longer Rely on US 'to Protect It'

As European countries failed to prevent Donald Trump from pulling Washington out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the tension between Iran and the US escalates.

"It is no longer such that the United States simply protects us, but Europe must take its destiny in its own hands, that's the task of the future," Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday after US President Donald Trump announced his withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal.

Merkel's point of view on the issue echoes the earlier statement of the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, who noted on Thursday that Washington "had lost vigor, and because of it, in the long term, influence," suggesting that Europe should take over the US' role as global leader.

May 10 07:12

Who Is 'Nazi Grandma'? Holocaust Denier Ursula Haverbeck Goes To Prison After Absconding

Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced in August 2017 for writing in a far-right German magazine that Auschwitz had been a work camp, instead of recognizing it as a facility where millions of Jews were killed under the orders of German dictator Adolf Hitler, New York Daily News reported. Haverbeck’s late husband Werner Georg Haverbeck was an enthusiastic Nazi party member before and during the Second World War.
Despite the fact that Holocaust denial is considered a criminal offense in Germany, punishable up to five years in prison, Ursula continued to preach her beliefs over the years. Last year was the first time she was convicted of the crime, Independent reported.
Note: Except she speaks the truth!

May 09 10:41

US tells German businesses to stop trade in Iran 'immediately'

German businesses should immediately halt their operations in Iran following President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, the US ambassador to Germany said on Tuesday.

"As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran's economy.

"German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately," tweeted newly-appointed Richard Grenell.

May 09 08:52

Heroine Ursula Haverbeck goes to prison, as Jews continue to force Deutschland to mistreat its own elderly folk

The laws under which the Federal Republic of Germany (which is a non-Constitutional construct) prosecutes and punishes people like Haverbeck were put in place by the Americans in the late 1940's as a temporary legal structure until the people were “re-educated” enough to form a new Constitution. Called the 'Basic Law', it installed the findings of the 'International Tribunal of Major War Criminals' and subsequent post-war tribunals carried out by the WWII victor nations as law that supercedes any of the “freedoms” guaranteed to Germans. Under this 'legal' system, non-Germans are given great liberties and protections while the indigenous German people are forced to comply with the multiculturalization and multiracialization, and also subservience to Israel, of their homeland. If they publicly express their disagreement, they are arrested, tried, and jailed.

May 09 08:10

Europeans Warn US Not to Block Them From Staying in Iran Deal

Britain, France, and Germany have issued statements following President Trump’s withdrawal from the P5+1 nuclear deal, warning the US that they must “avoid taking action which obstructs” the rest of the signatories from continuing with the deal.

Iran plans to stay in the deal, as do the other P4+1 nations. This involves substantial sanction relief for Iran and allowing Western businesses to trade with Iran. Though the US never really complied with this, European nations have tried to allow such deals, and don’t want the US to stop them.

May 09 07:40

‘Russia’s role in WWII has been distorted by Anglo-American media’

New RT documentary "Remembrance" examines the revisionist narratives about World War II that have muddied the Soviet Union’s role in defeating Nazi Germany, and obscured the sacrifices made by its people.

“I think World War II has been distorted incredibly by the Anglo-American media, and that’s because they wanted to diminish the role of Russia and Stalin who actually defeated Hitler, you know. It wasn’t the United States and Britain that defeated him, it was really Stalin,” says Dan Henderson, a US journalist.

May 09 07:27

'Wind down operations NOW!' US orders Merkel to stop German firms working in Iran

Richard Grenell, US Ambassador to Germany, told Berlin to “wind down operations immediately” in the hours after the US President pulled his nation out of the agreement.

His comments are set to ruffle the feathers of Germany, where its Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed “regret and concern” over Mr Trump’s decision.

Mr Grenell tweeted: “As @realDonaldTrump said, US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy.

“German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.”

May 09 07:06

Auf Wiedersehen Google! Berlin demands tech giant LEAVE Germany

Locals in Kreuzberg, Berlin, are waging a campaign to prevent Google from setting up shop in their home after the corporation announced plans in September 2017 to build their seventh worldwide campus there.

One message scrawled on a wall said: “F**k off Google.”

This comes as a French digital rights campaigner living in Berlin - and working under the pseudonym Larry Pageblank - has set up an English-language website called ‘F**k Off Google’ to ward the corporation off his adopted home.

The local anarchist bookshop, Kalabal!k, also holds ‘Anti-Google Cafe’ sessions twice a month and has begun distributing a newspaper called ‘Sh*tstorm: Against Google, Displacement and Tech Dominance.’

May 08 09:41

Germany reports a rise in 'imported anti-Semitic crimes' - attacks on Jews committed by migrants - as it releases annual crime stats

Germany has seen an increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the past year, annual crime stats released today reveal.

Despite seeing an overall drop in hate crimes and other criminal activity in 2017, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer noted the increase in attacks on Jews, in particular by non-German perpetrators..

May 08 09:09

Merkel on the brink? German ministers to REJECT plot to prop up Eurozone

Germany and France are at odds over the centralisation of Eurozone finances with Emmanuel Macron calling for greater integration with a Eurozone budget and Eurozone finance minister - paving the way for the potential pooling of Eurozone debt.

But critics in the EU's economic powerhouse Germany are planning to reject the removal of national parliamentary controls on the fiscal policy pursestrings of national spending.

The appeal of such a policy is untested on Eurozone voters who are largely sceptical of what Mr Macron describes as, greater “convergence in the Eurozone” delivered through a “road map to banking union”.

May 07 10:47

'Nazi grandma' on the run after failing to start 2-year prison term for Holocaust denial

An arrest warrant for an 89-year-old woman, who failed to show up to begin her two-year prison sentence for “inciting the German people to holocaust denial,” was issued by German authorities on Monday.

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She has been arrested, but I posted this so you could read the comments.

May 07 09:54

France, UK, Germany to Stick to Iran Deal Irrespective of US Decision

The foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom have issued a joint statement, assuring that the EU would maintain the Iran nuclear deal, calling it the best way to avoid nuclear proliferation.

"We are determined to save this deal because this accord safeguards against nuclear proliferation and is the right way to stop Iran getting a nuclear weapon," French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Berlin.

The corresponding position has been voiced by Foreign Minister Heiko Maas:

"We continue to believe that this agreement makes the world safer and without this agreement, the world would be less safe," Maas stated during a joint news conference with his French counterpart, adding that "a failure would result in an escalation."

May 07 09:52

Israeli flags denigrated on German streets

Against the backdrop of recent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Germany, the popular tabloid Bild decided a week ago to hang Israeli flags in different locations throughout the country to—with the aid of hidden cameras—examine how they will be treated.

"The results of the test were shocking," the paper wrote, noting most flags were either taken down, torn to shreds, stepped on, lit on fire or thrown in the trash.

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Once again the media tries to claim that criticism of the government of Israel represents hatred of all Jews.

May 07 09:00

Germany has a 'massive problem' that has reportedly knocked almost all of its Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets out of commission

The German air force is dealing with a "massive problem" that has left all but four of its 128 Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets unavailable for combat missions, according to a May 2 report by German news outlet Spiegel.

German engineers are worried about the jets' DASS defense system, which warns pilots of potential attack, because of cooling liquid seen leaking from the wingtip pod that contains sensors. The problem appeared about six months ago.

The problem centers on a specific component, called a "grease nipple," that is part of the system that cools the wingtip pods. Technicians were able to replace the malfunctioning pods, according to Spiegel, but supplies of the component are limited because the primary supplier needs to be recertified after a change in its ownership.

May 07 08:49

HOLOHOAX HEROINE ON THE RUN

German great-grandmother Ursula Haverbeck (89) achieved international respect and acclaim for her relentless investigations into holocaust related fraud. The German regime, which is heavily implicated in the swindle, sentenced the courageous sleuth to two years for questioning the Allied account of conditions in WWII internment camps.

May 06 08:16

Karl Marx Was Rothschilds' Third Cousin

Karl Heinrich Marx (5 May 1818 - 14 March 1883), was a 19th century Jewish political ideologue who presented himself to the world as a journalist and economist. He is best known for subverting the nascent Socialist movement, likely as an agent of his cousin Rothschild; and on instructions from his mentor Moses Hess, creating a supposedly "scientific" theory known as Marxism.

Marx came from a long line of Jewish rabbis. He lived in Dean Street, London in squalor. He used to visit the Red Lion Pub at Great Windmill Street, Soho where he and Friedrich Engels were asked to write what became the Communist Manifesto. His best known work is the book Das Kapital, which fails to mention that money is printed out of thin air and by his cousins, the Rothschilds.

May 05 10:38

IN DEPTH: Germany’s Anti-War Movement – Then And Now

On March 22, 1983 approximately 1.3 Million people were protesting across Germany in all major cities. People holding each others hands and thereby forming sometimes 100km-long chains between cities, were impressively making the point that the majority of the German people was rejecting the NATO policy of putting Germany at the forefront of their ‘Nuclear Game of Chicken’.

May 05 10:37

Donald Trump doesn't take Britain, France or Germany seriously

Barack Obama wasn't very interested in Europe. Something which was made clear in 2010, when he didn't even show up for an EU-US summit in Madrid. Instead, at least in the early part of his presidency, Obama focused on Asia. Leaving the old continent to dwell on its diminished importance in Washington.

Yet, despite this snub, Obama generally went through the motions and treated its leaders with respect. Indeed, he belatedly realized that the likes of Angela Merkel and David Cameron were liberal bedfellows useful for his issues-driven presidency. Nevertheless, there's a lingering feeling that the Democrat darling never really got Europe.

By contrast, his successor Trump, with his family roots in Germany and Scotland, arguably understands the place better than any US president since John F. Kennedy. He's married into both Czechia and Slovenia and spent decades crisscrossing the continent, pursing business deals from County Clare in Ireland to the Russian capital of Moscow.

May 04 08:52

More than 56 per cent of crimes in German town are committed by asylum seekers

Regional police statistics show that 56.9 per cent of crime in the German town Sigmaringen was committed by asylum seekers last year. The figures reflect ‘real crimes’ as offences of breaking migration laws were excluded, newspaper Schwäbische reports.

Crime, especially drug-related crimes (+69.6%) and shoplifting (+44.8%), has risen sharply due to migrant criminality. But other more serious crimes increased significantly, as well, such as street crimes (+33.5%), assault (+39.5%) and sexual offences (+14.7%).

May 03 08:53

Migrants 'issue ultimatum & forcefully prevent' German police from deporting failed asylum seeker

German police have been forced to release a failed asylum seeker they were due to deport after being confronted by an angry mob of migrants. The officers caved in to the crowd's demands and fled to avoid a "dangerous escalation."

The incident took place in the town of Ellwangen in southern Germany overnight into Monday when a group of police officers arrived at a local refugee reception center. They were due to find and deport a Togolese man, 23, the Aalen police department said in a statement on Wednesday.

The officers had already detained the man and put him into a police car, when a crowd of about 50 people, who were living in the reception center, demanded the Togolese national be released "in an aggressive and threatening manner."

May 02 11:40

German Toddler beheaded by Islamist 12.04.2018 in Hamburg

A 33-year-old suspect from Niger, Mourtala Madou (https://www.facebook.com/madou.mourtala), beheaded, his little daughter in front of many people and another child of the wife on Thursday morning April 12, 2018.

The one-year-old child died at the scene. Although the 34-year-old mother was reanimated, but died because of her injuries in the hospital a short time later. She is leaving four more children.

The murder suspect has a facebook account showing photos with guns and underaged druged girls.

May 02 08:07

Only 4 of Germany’s 128 Eurofighter Typhoon jets ‘ready for combat’ – report

Just four out of 128 Eurofighter jets operated by the German Air Force are ready to fly real combat missions due to dysfunctional self-defense systems and lack of air-to-air missiles, Spiegel magazine has revealed.

May 01 10:11

'Polite Refusal': Why the Trump-Merkel Talks Yielded No Breakthrough

Talks between US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel wrapped up late last week; a contributor to Sputnik takes a closer look into the negotiations, which he believes could hardly be described as a diplomatic feast, from Trump's perspective.

"Donald Trump's meeting with Angela Merkel came under the slogan 'Don't give Trump a thing', something that was confirmed by the disappointed tone of US media," Sputnik contributor Ivan Danilov wrote in his commentary.

According to him, from a pragmatic point of view, Trump needed to get a slew of concessions from Merkel, namely, her go-ahead for new anti-Iranian sanctions, an increase in Germany's financial contributions to the NATO budget and support for Washington's trade war with China.

Apr 29 09:49

Bundeswehr 'Confidence' in Government 'Dangerously Undermined' – Sen. Officer

The German army needs increased funding, otherwise the modernization program started by Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen could fail, Die Welt newspaper wrote, citing head of the German Bundeswehr Association Lieutenant Colonel André Wüstner.

Germany's defense budget should grow by 15 billion euros by 2021, or the country might face "unforeseen consequences in the field of state security," André Wüstner, a Bundeswehr representative, warned.

According to the official, without additional financial resources, the German army won't be able to update its infrastructure and weapons.

Apr 28 10:31

Trump and Merkel Meet in Washington With Kisses, Part With Several Disagreements

Despite smiles and handshakes, the meeting between Donald Trump and Angela Merkel as well as the following press conference exposed contention regarding some of the most pressing international issues such as the Iran nuclear deal and trade relations.

Apr 28 10:06

AIRBUS TO GERMANY: DON’T BUY THE F-35

The CEO of Airbus Defense urged Europe to keep its military independence and warned Germany not to procure F-35s from the US, arguing it would kill the Franco-German effort to build their own fifth-generation jet.
“As soon as Germany becomes an F-35 nation, cooperation on all combat aircraft issues with France is dead,” Dirk Hoke, the CEO of Airbus Defense and Space at Airbus Group, told Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

“Europe needs to define its sovereignty more clearly and state that we need to remain independent in defense and space,” Hoke said, referring to the joint Franco-German project to develop a fifth-generation fighter, according to the newspaper.

France and Germany unveiled plans to develop a next-generation European fighter jet in July of last year. While little is known about the new plane’s layout and features, it is understood the jet would replace the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon, rival fourth-generation jets that compete on international markets.

Apr 28 10:05

Germany's SPD Party Out of Touch With Defense Issues - AfD speaker

The politicians of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), which is part of the ruling coalition, have "lost professionalism" on defense issues, while Germany needs to respect its engagements within NATO, Jens Kestner, the defense spokesman for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, told Sputnik.

German media reported earlier this week that the country's government was planning to supply the German Armed Forces with new weapons. German parliament's military commissioner Hans-Peter Bartels said in February that the budget cuts led to German armed forces seriously lacking both in personnel and in equipment, with the latter often outdated or not even fully operational.

"Basically, we consider that the SPD politicians in the coalition are not sufficiently familiar with military matters. They touch the surface but have lost the professionalism in defense issues that existed in the days of late Chancellor Helmut Schmidt," Kestner said.

Apr 28 10:05

AfD Calls on German Government to Stop 'Making Workers Bleed' Via High Taxes

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has repeatedly criticized the German government’s stances on immigration, foreign affairs, defense spending, among other matters, calling for drastic policy shifts.

AfD politician and member of the Bundestag, Kay Gottschalk, lambasted Berlin’s economic policy, especially taxation, on Friday, in light of a report which ranked Germany as one of the highest leviers of income tax in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on single-earners.

Data in the report revealed that single-earners in Germany pay an income tax rate of 39.5 percent, 14 percent above the OECD average of 25.5 percent.

Apr 27 15:36

Existing Iran deal 'not sufficient' to curb nuclear program - Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the existing deal with Iran was not sufficient to curb its nuclear program, while Tehran’s influence must be contained.

“We are of the opinion that the JCPOA is the first step that has contributed to slowing down their activities in this particular respect, that also established a better verification and monitoring process. But we also think, from the German perspective, that this is not sufficient in order to see the Iranian ambitions curbed and contained,” Merkel said, adding that Tehran’s “geopolitical influence in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq” must be countered.

Apr 27 09:37

Outrage over college workshop teaching women how to masturbate at German university where students are required to bring along a towel, lubricant and a hand mirror

A row has broken out among students at a German university over a masturbation workshop for women.

The event is being held by a group of students at the University of Bielefeld and aims at introducing women to masturbation.

The course has a theoretical and a practical part in which various techniques will be tested with participants urged to bring along a hand mirror, towel and lubricant, Welt reported.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

College is certainly different than when I attended!!!

Apr 26 10:41

'I'm Very Optimistic': German Diplomat on Possible Moscow-Berlin Rapprochement

Germany's former ambassador to Poland and India, Frank Elbe, has recently sparked vivid debate after writing an article in which he spoke about the need for diplomatic rapprochement with Russia. In an interview with Sputnik, the diplomat expressed his opinion on ties between the West and Moscow and prospects for improvement in their relations.

A low point in relations between Moscow and European countries may have a positive effect and bring about new initiatives, Germany's ex-ambassador Frank Elbe argued.

"I'm very optimistic. […] I very much hope that during his visit to Russia, Macron will clearly identify his and Mrs. Merkel's common positions regarding the need to resume positive cooperation with Russia," the diplomat told Sputnik.

Apr 26 07:56

Germany: Migrant Crisis Delusions

"A report commissioned by the German government found that newly-arrived asylum seekers were behind more than 90% percent of the increase in violent crimes in the state of Lower Saxony."

Apr 25 09:01

Bavaria Orders Crosses on All Government Buildings, Asserts ‘Cultural Identity’

Bavaria’s conservative government is ordering Christian crosses to be placed at the entrance of all state administrative buildings.

The regional government says the crosses shouldn’t be seen as religious symbols, but are meant to reflect the southern German state’s “cultural identity and Christian-western influence.”

Apr 25 08:35

Tehran, Watch Out: German Analyst Warns of Potential US Attack on Iran

A potential military intervention by Washington would destabilize the region and lead to new refugee inflows that would again affect European countries the most, German political analyst Josef Braml said in an interview with Sputnik.

If National Security Advisor John Bolton manages to work his way forward with his harsh rhetoric, Washington is likely to take military action against Iran, political scientist and expert on transatlantic relations with the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) Josef Braml said in an interview with Sputnik.

"I have had in mind that the second supporter of Assad — not only Russia, but also Iran — would be punished more directly," Braml stated.

Apr 24 16:31

Hundreds of angry Amazon workers protest in Germany about their working conditions outside an event where founder Jeff Bezos is getting an award

'We have a worldwide problem, a boss who wants to impose American working conditions on the world,' said Frank Bsirske, head of the Verdi union representing Amazon workers.

'It's like going back to the 19th century.'

Andreas Nahles, head of the Social Democrats that are in coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Bezos 'didn't deserve any prize', pointing to working conditions at Amazon sites in Germany.

Apr 24 14:01

German Press Says US Kneecapped Itself With Its Sanctions On Russian Aluminum

The US sanctions against aluminum producer Rusal seem to be a shot in their own knees: After the US government found that the price of aluminum went up as a result of uncertainty about the future of Rusal, US companies, and the massively hit western allies, the government in Washington backpedaled on Monday. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement: “Rusal has felt the impact of US sanctions for its involvement with Oleg Deripaska, but the US government is not targeting the hard-working people who depend on Rusal and its affiliates. Rusal approached us to request removal from the list. Given the impact on our partners and allies, we have decided to postpone the resolution and dismantling phase while reviewing the request from Russia." Speculators who had anticipated the collapse of the US were also able to make a cut: Rusal’s shares rose 15 percent to 26.39 rubles, during trading on the Moscow exchange on Monday. according to a statement by the US Treasury...

Apr 24 13:45

Silk Road To Germany: New Molotov-Ribbentrop-Mao Pact (By Jim Jones)

To understand what is happening, one needs to step back in time and follow the leads that have been given by the various players. The players in this game of world one-upmanship chess are; Germany, Russia and China. It would be easy to say that three more unlikely bed mates would be harder to find; at first superficial glance this may well be so. Germany and Russia hardly have had the best of relationships over the last 200 years and China may well be perceived as a major threat to Russia in the Far East. But if we examine the strategic benefits of such an alliance, we see major benefits to the parties...

Apr 24 09:54

Germany Not to Move Embassy to Jerusalem, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a public statement assuring that the country will not relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Her comments were made during an interview with Israeli TV on Sunday, maintaining Germany’s official rejection of a unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

“We have to work for the two-state solution, and, according to that, the status of Jerusalem should be clarified.” Merkel said.

Apr 24 09:51

Germany's Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syria Chemical Attack "Most Likely Staged"

A senior correspondent for German state media broadcast ZDF heute stunned his European audience during a report from on the ground in Syria when he gave a straightforward and honest account of his findings while investigating what happened in Douma. The veteran reporter, Uli Gack, interviewed multiple eyewitnesses of the April 7 alleged chemical attack and concluded of the testimonials, "the Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced."

It appears that all local Syrians encountered by the German public broadcast reporter were immediately dismissive of the widespread allegation that the Syrian government gassed civilians, which the US, UK, France, and Israel used a pretext for launching missile strikes on Damascus.

Apr 24 09:31

GERMAN CEO: ISRAEL SHOULD NO LONGER RELY ON GERMANY FOR ITS EXISTENCE

In an eye-popping commentary in the Die Welt newspaper last week, Mathias Döpfner, the pro-Israel CEO of the Axel Springer media conglomerate in Berlin, wrote that the Jewish state should no longer depend on Germany if it is attacked and its existence is on the line.

Döpfner wrote that in the past, he would answer “Yes” to the inevitable question while visiting Israel about whether Germany would send weapons and soldiers if the Jewish state faced attacks that threatened its survival. However, over the last few years, he has started to hesitate. “Today, I would say: ‘Better to not rely on us,’” wrote Döpfner.

Apr 24 07:44

German Gov’t Wants to Support US More, But Germans Are Against War – MP

An independent German parliamentary report has established that the joint attack by the US, UK and France on Syria violated international law. Radio Sputnik discussed this with Dr. Alexander Neu, a member of the German Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party.

Apr 24 07:35

Germany attacks Macron for having NO IDEAS to boost eurozone - ‘this could get messy’

EMMANUEL Macron’s time as the European Union’s golden boy has well and truly passed with even Germany losing patience with the struggling French president.

Apr 23 17:57

Crisis-hit German army to spend millions on weapons & hardware - report

The German army is reportedly planning to spend millions on brand new rocket launchers, drones, helicopters and cargo aircraft to bridge gaps in its arsenal as the US pressures Berlin to do more for defense.

Germany’s Defense Ministry plans to purchase 18 items each costing more than €25 million (US$30 million), according to Handelsblatt and Bild. The list is, however, “preliminary” and may be altered, depending on the budget for 2018. It includes a number of MARS multiple launch rocket systems, seven rescue helicopters and six US-made C-130J Hercules cargo planes, Bild reported.

Apr 23 10:33

French, German leaders will bring Trump the same message: Save the Iran nuclear deal

President Trump faces a European double bill this week as a crucial deadline looms for a decision on whether to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.

"I don't have any Plan B for nuclear [protections] against Iran," Macron said Sunday on Fox News. "Let's preserve the framework because it is better than a sort of North Korea-type situation."

Iran's foreign minister made the point more dramatically, warning that if Trump quits the 2015 accord, Tehran may respond by relaunching and intensifying its now-blocked nuclear program.

Apr 23 09:44

German MPs want Moscow back in G8, say peace in Europe possible ‘only with Russia’

The West should resume meaningful dialog with Moscow on all major international issues, and Russia should be invited to return to the G7, German opposition lawmakers say.

“If the West seriously intends to engage in a constructive dialog with Russia, it would be the right moment to do it now,” the head of the parliamentary faction of the Left Party, Sahra Wagenknecht, told DPA news agency. She added that the G7 group should once again become the G8.

Apr 23 09:43

‘Whole story was staged’: Germany's ZDF reporter says Douma incident was false flag attack

The alleged chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma was staged by local militants, who tried to frame it as a Syrian Army strike, a German TV correspondent, who travelled to Damascus, has said publicly, citing local witnesses.

“People told us in a very convincing manner that this whole story was staged,” Uli Gack, a reporter with the German ZDF public broadcaster, said (referring to the alleged Douma chemical attack) while he spoke live on ZDF Heute (‘Today’) show on Satuday.

Gack had travelled to Syria and visited one of the refugee camps near Damascus, where “some 20,000 people from Eastern Ghouta and particularly from Douma” were living.

The scene of the attack, which allegedly took place on April 7, was in fact the “command post” of a local Islamist group, the reporter said, citing the witnesses he was able to speak to at the refugee camp.

Apr 23 08:25

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Speaking alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, she said: "We are also ready to create a joint deposit insurance system in perhaps not the immediate, but more distant future.

“We do want liability and risks to be kept together.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the attitude in Germany (as it is in the US) is "Fuck the people to save the banks!"

Apr 21 09:41

German Parliament Lawyers Brand US-Led Airstrike on Syria Illegal

According to lawyers of the Bundestag, the missile attack by the US-UK-France coalition, supported by the German Government, violates international law. The grounds that the strike was a retaliatory measure following an alleged chemical attack were dismissed as “not convincing.”

The law experts of the German Parliament denounced the legal grounds for the US-led missile attack on Syria in a report requested by the left-wing party Die Linke.

"The deployment of military force against a state to punish it for breaking an international convention is a violation of the international law prohibiting violence," reads the report, as cited by the German Press agency DPA.

Apr 21 09:23

Germany to accept 10,000 refugees from North Africa and Middle East in EU programme

GERMANY is set to welcome 10,000 refugees from North Africa and the Middle East after Berlin made a commitment to play a major role in the EU’s latest resettlement programme.

Apr 21 09:05

Trump not Putin is greater threat to world peace – German poll

More than 90 percent of Germans want better relations with Russia, while more than three-quarters think US President Donald Trump represents a greater threat to world peace than Vladimir Putin, a new poll says.

Painting Russia as a boogeyman and a threat to the West has been the narrative of both the mainstream media and a number of Western states for some time. Now, a poll conducted by the Forsa Institute on behalf of the Wiese Consult group has revealed a substantial difference between the main narrative in the media and general public opinion.

Apr 20 19:14

EU DEBT BOMBSHELL: Merkel tells German savers 'you're LIABLE' if Eurozone fails

CHANCELLOR Angela Merkel has sounded a chilling warning to German savers by telling them they will end up footing the bill if the Eurozone fails.

Mrs Merkel, who has abandoned her opposition to a common European deposit insurance aimed at offering protection across the bloc, told reporters at a press conference in Berlin that her countrymen will be liable in the event of it hitting the rocks.

Apr 20 10:09

About 1,500 Rallied in Berlin Against Syria Strikes – Die Linke Party

Approximately 1,500 Germans took to the streets of Berlin on Wednesday to protest against the US-led strikes on Syria and call for an end to war, Alexander Neu, a member of the Bundestag from the left-wing Die Linke party, which organized the protests, told Sputnik on Thursday.

Germany welcomed the joint actions taken by its US, UK and French allies against Syria on April 14 in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma. The German authorities stressed that this military strike was necessary to support the effectiveness of the international boycott of the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. However, Berlin chose to refrain from participating in the military operation itself.

Apr 20 08:42

Germans Want Government to Protect Them From Globalization - Poll

Many Germans are anxious about the long-term implications of global trade integration and want to better protect national firms from foreign competitors.

Some 57 percent of Germans want the country's leadership to be more actively involved in dealing with the hazardous impact of globalization on domestic companies, a survey by the Bertelsmann Foundation showed.

At the same time, 52 percent of Germans believe that the government's efforts in this area are insufficient, the poll revealed.

"Germans want to have globalization with a safety belt," the chairman of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Aart De Geus, said, cited by Deutsche Welle.

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