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Dec 03 09:49

German City Launches Christmas Drinking Ban in Hope of Fighting Coronavirus

Leipzig has completely banned the sale of hot alcohol in the city, including mulled wine, as part of new coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

Despite a relatively low number of coronavirus cases, the German city has banned the sale of mulled wine and other hot alcoholic drinks to stop “pop-up Christmas markets” from forming where people could potentially gather.

Leipzig will also ban all sales of alcohol from 10 pm to 6 am at supermarkets, restaurants, petrol stations, and other shops, broadcaster MDR reports.

Dec 03 08:53

German vaccine pledge appears to discriminate against Palestinians

The UK government has become the first in the world to approve general use of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and the German company BioNTech.

Other countries can be expected to follow quickly, marking a new phase in the fight against the deadly pandemic.

Israel may be among the first in line to receive the vaccine. According to Israeli media, Germany is planning to give Israel special access to vaccine stocks.

“A report by the Ynet website claimed Germany used its influence in the EU to bend the rule that a European-produced vaccination would be given first to European countries,” the JTA news agency reported in October. “Germany justified the decision in part through its historical commitment to supporting Israel.”

Dec 03 08:37

Judicial Watch: Records Show Obama DHS Scanned Georgia Election Site in 2016

Judicial Watch announced today that it received 243 pages of records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that show the Obama administration’s scanning the election systems of Georgia, Alaska, Oregon, Kentucky and West Virginia in 2016. This activity prompted a letter from then-Georgia Secretary of State (now Governor) Brian Kemp to then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson accusing DHS of, “an unsuccessful attempt to penetrate the Georgia Secretary of State’s firewall.”

The records were produced in response to Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, which asked for all records related to reported cyberattacks against the Georgia secretary of state’s information network involving DHS, including investigative reports, memoranda, correspondence and communications between October 1, 2016, and February 14, 2017.

Dec 03 08:35

Germany’s China Problem

Nov 30 07:37

German Defense Minister Says Necessary to Talk to Russia ‘From a Position of Strength’ as ‘Has Always Been a Good Tradition of German Policy’

Germany’s new Defense Minister tells the Bundestag:

“If we want to approach the negotiations – including on disarmament – from a position of strength, we must strengthen our positions.”

“This, too, has always been a good tradition of German foreign policy and should remain so in the future.”

Nov 30 07:05

‘Important to preserve scope for talks with Iran’: Germany warns against escalation after killing of top Iranian scientist

Berlin has urged “all parties” to avoid escalating tensions following the assassination of a senior Iranian scientist in what Tehran suspects to be an Israeli operation. Iran’s leader has pledged to go after those responsible.

“A few weeks before the new US administration takes office, it is important to preserve the scope for talks with Iran so that the dispute over Iran’s nuclear programme can be resolved through negotiations,” a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry told Reuters in an email.

We therefore urge all parties to refrain from any steps that could lead to a further escalation of the situation.

Nov 28 07:50

Towards A Police State in Germany? Live Video of Police Raid into Home of Dr. Andreas Noak

This is what is happening in Germany. It is a matter of concern to people Worldwide. Freedom of Expression is being brutally suppressed.

Police break into the home of Dr. Andreas Noack, a renowned Chemist and arrest him while he is engaged in a live stream internet (Webinar) conference.

Nov 27 06:52

Watch: Moment German Commandos Intercept & Raid Turkish Ship Bound For Libya

The Turkish media published a video this week showing the interception and search of a Turkish cargo vessel by German forces which happened Sunday as part of the European Union's "Irini" operation in the Mediterranean.

According to reports, the Turkish merchant ship was bound for the Libyan coast before it was stopped by the German naval forces in the eastern Mediterranean.

In the video shared by RT, the German forces can be seen approaching the vessel with its warship and helicopters, as they later entered the ship to search its contents.

On Monday, the Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned Germany’s attempted inspection, calling it a violation of international law.

Nov 26 07:52

Germany strikes back at American bullies 25 Nov

Nov 24 11:40

Extreme U.S. Election Fraud: Dominion Caught in Germany

The Dominion strategy expert told Antifa he had the election fixed; now his ties to foreign entities might unravel the entire 2020 election; Actual German pirates are involved

If someone set out to do permanent damage to America and its institutions they could do it by sending a bunch of mail bombs all over, like Ted Kaczinski did from his shack all those years ago. OR, they could be much more effective by doing what Eric Coomer, of Dominion Voting Systems did. He might not have intended it when he bragged about “fixing the fucking election for Biden” to a purported Antifa leader, but due to President Trumps recent Executive Order expanding powers to go after just this kind of situation (See Shockya: It’s CyberWar!).

Nov 22 09:03

Merkel’s Germany Tells Trump Not to Bring Troops Home from Afghanistan

The German government has come out in opposition to President Donald Trump’s plan to bring American troops home from Afghanistan, arguing that putting an end to America’s longest war would be too “hasty”.

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government said that President Trump’s planned reduction of the American military presence in Afghanistan from 4,500 troops to 2,500 troops by January 15th would endanger peace negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said: “It shouldn’t be taken for granted that these two sides, after decades of conflict, are sitting at the negotiating table to begin talking to one another in a constructive way.”

“That’s why we shouldn’t add even more hurdles, which a rash exit from Afghanistan would lead to,” he said.

Nov 21 07:02

German Doctor Raided by Armed Police During Live YouTube Stream

Shocking footage out of Germany shows Doctor Andreas Noack being raided by armed police in the middle of a YouTube stream for apparently violating coronavirus laws.

The clip shows Noack in conversation with someone during the live stream before he is distracted by noises outside his door.

Banging is then heard along with screams of “Polizei!” before armed cops are seen entering and ordering Noack to get on the floor, as he is treated like some kind of violent terrorist.

Nov 20 07:39

German Doctor Raided By Armed Police During Live YouTube Stream

Shocking footage out of Germany shows Doctor Andreas Noack being raided by armed police in the middle of a YouTube stream for apparently violating coronavirus laws.

The clip shows Noack in conversation with someone during the live stream before he is distracted by noises outside his door.

Banging is then heard along with screams of “Polizei!” before armed cops are seen entering and ordering Noack to get on the floor, as he is treated like some kind of violent terrorist.

As Noack is handcuffed, a police officer in a mask then appears to try to shut down the live stream but only succeeds in diverting the camera.

Nov 20 07:22

HUGE! Attorney Sidney Powell CONFIRMS Alleged Dominion Servers in Germany Were Confiscated — VIDEO

Last week Rep. Louie Gohmert told Chris Salcedo on Newsmax that people on the ground in Germany report that Scytl, which hosted elections data improperly through Spain, was raided by a large US ARMY force and their servers were seized in Frankfurt.

The video went viral.

Here is what Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had to say about this alleged raid earlier today.

Nov 19 07:33

Servers in Germany - Newsmax

Nov 19 06:52

Leipzig protests: Police attacked with projectiles and fireworks

Demonstrations in the eastern German city took place just days after the government announced new shutdown measures to curb surging infections. Protest leaders have sought to distance themselves from the far-right.

Flames can be seen in front of police officers on a street in Leipzig
Protesters clashed with police in the eastern German city of Leipzig on Saturday after officers tried to break up a march against restrictions to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

"There were numerous attacks against security forces," police tweeted soon after they called the gathering unlawful.

Nov 19 06:10

‘Merkel must go, democracy must stay!’ Anti-lockdown protesters detained, doused with water cannon at central Berlin rally (VIDEO)

Protesters have taken to the streets in downtown Berlin to denounce a bill that would enshrine lockdown measures into German law. The police detained several people and deployed water cannons when the crowd refused to leave.

Thousands have gathered at the iconic Brandenburg Gate, which is located in the heart of Berlin, near the country’s parliament building, the Bundestag. Protesters held signs reading “Wake Up,”“Free Speech,” and “For Enlightenment. Peace and Freedom.”

One person carried a banner with the words “Merkel must go, democracy must stay!” referring to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Barricades were set up to prevent protesters from getting too close to the Bundestag. The police were filmed detaining several people.

Nov 18 08:46

German riot police fire water cannons at unmasked protesters as thousands gather in Berlin for demonstration against Angela Merkel's lockdown measures

German police have fired water cannons to disperse thousands of unmasked protesters who had gathered in central Berlin to demonstrate against government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

After repeated warnings for the crowd to put on their nose-and-mouth coverings went unheeded, police said they would take action to clear the protest and 'detain violators'.

As water was sprayed on the crowd, protesters chanted 'shame, shame' and refused to leave the site.

Police in riot gear moved through the crowd carrying away some participants. Some demonstrators threw fireworks and flares in response as police helicopters hovered overhead.

Nov 18 06:46

Doctors could soon be forced to perform abortions in one German state

As the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg finds itself short of abortionists, the government is considering forcing doctors to carry out the procedures – and those who aren’t willing to kill unborn babies might find themselves pulled out of the job candidate pool.

Many of the abortionists in the state are older than 60, and a member of the state’s government, Barbl Mielich, has said that the generational change is becoming more noticeable and that there are few younger doctors willing to follow them. She said: “The main problem is that we have to get the young doctors to perform abortions. We are counting on them being made aware through further training that this is part of their work.”

Nov 17 10:23

Three detained in raids over spectacular €1bn German jewel heist

Large-scale raids link last year’s Green Vault robbery to giant gold coin theft in 2017

The break-ins were old-fashioned in their execution, the loot extravagant in value.

Now investigators have concluded that the perpetrators behind two of the most spectacular heists in recent German history probably hail from the same organised crime syndicate.

Arrests made in large-scale raids in Berlin’s Neukölln district on Tuesday morning link last year’s historic jewel heist at a Dresden museum to the same “Lebanese mafia” family whose members were sentenced earlier this year over the theft of one of the world’s largest gold coins from a Berlin museum.

Nov 15 17:26

German Turkish Couple Who Helped Develop Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine Doesn't Even Own a Car

Scientists Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci, who have dedicated their lives to finding cures for infectious diseases and cancer, helped develop the Covid-19 vaccine that is being developed by Pfizer.

Nov 15 08:01

Prince Charles calls on Britain and Germany to 'reaffirm' their bond to 'defend the future we owe our children and our grandchildren' after jetting in on £1million makeover ministerial RAF jet

Prince Charles will call on Britain and Germany to 'reaffirm' their bond and make striving for a 'better tomorrow' their 'common cause' during a ceremony marking Germany's National Day of Mourning on Sunday.

Charles and Camilla jetted into Schönefeld - just south of Berlin - in the ministerial plane RAF Voyager this evening ahead tomorrow's event - and were greeted on the tarmac at Brandenburg Airport by Britain's ambassador to Germany Jill Gallard.

The royal couple are the first dignitaries to fly in RAF Voyager since aircraft's £1 million paint job which saw it transformed from grey to white - with a Union flag on the tailfin and United Kingdom written in gold on the fuselage.

Nov 15 07:56

WATCH German police use water cannon at anti-lockdown march blocked by counter-protesters

Things got heated when Covid-19 skeptic march in the German city of Frankfurt was met with a counter-protest. The police had to interfere, using a water cannon to separate the sides and making arrests.

The rally in the largest city in Germany’s central state of Hesse was staged by a group called “Lateral Thinking.” The group insists that the coronavirus is nothing but a hoax, and decries the government’s lockdown measures, introduced to stem the spread of the virus.

Around 2,000 people registered for the Saturday march, which was permitted by the local authorities, but at the start of the event the attendance was at around 500, according to the media.

Nov 12 06:11

11-Year-Old Muslim Schoolboy in Berlin Reportedly Threatens Teacher With Beheading

According to a media report, a pupil in a German school was heard to say that anyone daring to insult the Prophet Muhammad may be killed after French history teacher Samuel Paty was brutally murdered on religious grounds.

An 11-year-old Muslim pupil at the Christian Morgenstern primary school in Spandau, Berlin, threatened to behead a teacher, Der Tagesspiegel reported on Tuesday, quoting the school's head, Karina Jehniche.

According to her, the incident occurred when the teacher told her class about the importance of the parenting talks, adding that those parents who do not co-operate will have to face the consequences.

"If that happens because my parents don't come, I'll do the same with you as the boy did with the teacher in Paris," the schoolboy reportedly said in front of the whole class.

Nov 10 07:36

Client-State Germany to Protect “Rules-Based World Order” From China in the Pacific Ocean

Following the US, other Western countries are looking to increase their presence in the Pacific to counter Beijing. On Thursday, Germany’s Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said Berlin is looking to join Australia in the region for naval drills.

The defense minister said Germany will send a Navy ship to the region next year to join Australia for joint exercises. Echoing the rhetoric coming out of Washington, Kramp-Karrenbauer said China is undermining a “rules-based world order” and said Germany wants to increase its footprint in the Indo-Pacific by teaming up with “like-minded” allies.

“China has its own ideas about individual freedoms, human rights, our Western idea of democracy,” she said. Kramp-Karrenbauer also called China’s global infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative, a “challenge we have to react to.”

Nov 09 13:41

German Doctors Write Letter To Chancellor Merkel: Put An End To The COVID ‘Fear Machine’

Dear Chancellor Dr. Merkel,

We, the signatories, are doctors from all areas of healthcare, who have been serving people in practices and clinics for decades. During this time, we have witnessed more than one seasonal infection in Germany, most of them with far more severe conditions and significantly more deaths than since January 2020 from COVID infectious diseases. Together we serve approx. 70.000 people.

Nov 08 05:49

Germany erupts in protests: Thousands hit streets to demand Merkel QUITS over new lockdown

PROTESTS have erupted in Germany over coronavirus restrictions after the country entered a new lockdown this week.

Huge crowds took to the streets in Leipzig for the protest against coronavirus curbs. Demonstrators threw firecrackers as they clashed with police in chaotic scenes.

Nov 03 07:42

Never again dictatorship - What is Germany's Basic Law?

The German constitution, known as the Grundgesetz or Basic Law, protects the freedom of individuals, guarantees their dignity and ensures that all people are treated equally before the law - no matter what their race, origin, language or religion. It also subjects state power to strict controls through the separation of powers - to prevent a dictator from ever seizing power in Germany again.

With the Basic Law, Germany learned its lessons from the catastrophe of the Third Reich, the Nazi dictatorship under Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945. Tens of millions of people died in World War II, in which Germany was an aggressor. Six million Jews were murdered in the Holocaust.

After 1945, democracy returned to Germany, at least in the west of the country. There, the Basic Law was adopted in 1949. It was intended to serve as a transitional constitution, until Germany could be reunited.

Nov 03 07:41

Coronavirus: Can German courts overturn all lockdown measures?

German courts are dealing with a major rise in legal complaints against government lockdown measures — and, unlike at the start of the pandemic, they are now getting more involved.

Berlin-based Lawyer Niko Härting has been taking on some of these legal challenges — and his case-load has piled up in the last week. He says hundreds of restaurants, hotels, gyms, yoga schools, tattoo studios, and other businesses have called his office asking for advice.

"We tell everyone that it'll be a hard fight," he told DW. "Because up till now in the pandemic the courts have been very cautious about lifting the measures."

Nov 03 06:53

Merkel tells Germans they won't be able to have New Year's Eve parties and social contact will be restricted for ALL of the winter to tackle coronavirus

Angela Merkel has told Germans they can't have New Year's Eve parties and social contact will be restricted for all of the winter to tackle coronavirus.

The chancellor warned 'the light at the end of the tunnel is a long way off' on the first day of a four-week lockdown which shutters bars, theatres, gyms and cinemas.

Merkel said the success of the November lockdown would be crucial in dictating Germany's next steps and that she hoped for a 'turnaround.'

Nov 03 06:50

Police Probe Syrian YouTuber Who Dragged 'Macron on Leash' Through Berlin Streets - Video

The unusual performance took place amid a wave of protests in Islamic countries and among Muslim communities worldwide against remarks made by the French president, who defended the right of people in his country to draw and show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad – which is what purportedly prompted two knife attacks in France in October.

Berlin police have launched an investigation into the actions of German YouTuber of Syrian origin Fayez Kanfash, who in a recent performance for a video "dragged" another man wearing a wig and a mask with the face of French President Emmanuel Macron through the streets of the German capital. The pseudo-Macron had his hands tied with a rope that was also used by Kanfash as a leash to drag him along while "insulting him and pretending to beat him", as police described the act.

Nov 02 06:22

Muslims Yelling ‘Allahu Akbar’ Protest President Macron in Berlin

A group of around 150 or so Muslims took to the streets of the German capital of Berlin this week to protest against French president Emmanuel Macron.

The group gathered at the Hermannplatz area in the Neukölln district of the city and are said to have chanted various anti-Macron slogans while constantly yelling “Allahu Akbar” and held up signs condemning the Mohammed cartoons published by satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

According to a report from the tabloid BZ, no-one was arrested as a result of the protest, which the newspaper deemed a “hate demo.”

The protest, which took place hours after three Christians had been killed by a Tunisian radical Islamic terrorist in the French city of Nice, came around the same time as a group of 150 people laid wreaths for the victims of the attack in front of the French embassy.

Nov 01 08:53

Anti-lockdown protesters are becoming ‘TERRORISTS,’ claims head of German state of Thuringia

The ongoing protests against Covid-19 restrictions threaten “internal security,” Thuringia PM Bodo Ramelow told German media, suggesting terrorism and pogroms were taking shape at the hands of a right-wing/‘anti-vaxxer’ alliance.

The massive demonstrations against Berlin’s tightening pandemic control measures are starting to resemble “terrorism,” Ramelow told Tagesspiegel on Thursday, insisting the protests – and the fringe interests they brought together – were “a threat to internal security in our country.”

Nov 01 07:43

Globalist Angela Merkel: We MUST Limit Your Free Speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered an emotional speech to parliament this week, urging MPs to help her severely restrict free speech in Germany.

The globalist leader argued that the government must strip away the free speech rights of citizens in order to make Germany “more free.”

“For those who claim they can no longer express their opinion, I say this to them: If you express and pronounced opinion, you must live with the fact that you will be contradicted. Expressing an opinion does not come at zero cost. But freedom of expression has its limits. Those limits begin where hatred is spread. They begin where the dignity of other people is violated. This house will and must oppose extreme speech. Otherwise our society will no longer be the free society that it was.”

That’s not quite how free speech works, Ms Merkel.

Nov 01 07:22

Macron played a gamble on three fronts and it paid off. Now, France has dethroned Germany

French President Emmanuel Macron might have pulled a fast one on Berlin. For years, Germany remained the the most powerful European Union power- the de facto leader of the Brussels-based intergovernmental bloc. Yet, in the changing global realities, Macron has been able to outmanoeuvre a confused German Chancellor Angela Merkel and propel France into becoming the unelected leader of the European Union.

Macron has silently staged an upset within the EU. And he has outdone Germany with three daring gambles- rapprochement with Russia, intent to fight Erdo?an’s Turkey and early recognition of the Chinese threat. On the other hand, the German Chancellor kept pushing for status quo in a fast-changing world to the extent of pushing her own country into irrelevance.

Oct 31 07:18

WATCH: Muslims in Berlin hold protests against Macron’s anti-Islamist crackdown, chant ‘Allahu akbar’

Some 150 people gathered in Berlin for a rally denouncing France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s anti-Islamist crackdown, carrying banners and chanting “Allahu akbar.” It took place in the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Nice.

The crowd held a roughly 30-minute demonstration in the city’s Hermannplatz, to protest against the showing of cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed across France, as well as Macron’s ongoing crackdown on Islamism.

Oct 31 06:53

Anti-lockdown protesters are becoming ‘TERRORISTS,’ claims head of German state of Thuringia

The ongoing protests against Covid-19 restrictions threaten “internal security,” Thuringia PM Bodo Ramelow told German media, suggesting terrorism and pogroms were taking shape at the hands of a right-wing/‘anti-vaxxer’ alliance.
The massive demonstrations against Berlin’s tightening pandemic control measures are starting to resemble “terrorism,” Ramelow told Tagesspiegel on Thursday, insisting the protests – and the fringe interests they brought together – were “a threat to internal security in our country.”

Oct 31 06:38

Germany is sure of a Trump victory as Merkel calls for US and EU to unite against China

Oct 28 09:46

Will Germany Repatriate its Gold From New York If Trump Wins the Election?

During the Trump administration political ties between the U.S. and Germany have critically deteriorated. Recently, the U.S. imposed sanctions on companies working on Nord Stream 2, and announced to withdraw 12,000 troops from Germany. In 2013, when Germany repatriated gold from the U.S., the Germans communicated: we will not be threatened.

Gold is a political metal. “Whoever has the gold makes the rules,” as the saying goes. Because gold serves as the backstop of the international financial system, the global distribution of gold influences the balance of power. This is true for gold ownership, but it also applies to storage locations. The more of its gold reserves Germany stores at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the more leverage the U.S. has over Germany. It wouldn’t be the first time the U.S. freezes gold assets in New York to pressure foreign nations.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good luck actually getting the gold!

Oct 28 09:03

Major lawsuits coming for political tyrants who used coronavirus to steal freedom, destroy lives

With regards to the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19), President Trump has repeatedly warned against a “cure” that is worse than the “disease.” And now that “cure” is the subject of new litigation that seeks justice against the political tyrants who told us all that we had to hole up at home in a mask in order to “flatten the curve.”

The Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss (ACU), also known as the “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee,” is a German group leading the charge to sue the pants off of every politician and government official out there who decided it would be a good idea to force everyone to stay home for months on end, which destroyed many small businesses while decimating the economy and ruining people’s lives.

Oct 27 08:20

German foundation cancels anti-Palestinian seminar

The German Konrad Adenauer foundation has cancelled the seminar, “Palestine” - History and Problems of a Concept, just a day after it was announced.

The cancellation comes after protests were raised over an invitation that suggested that the seminar would discuss the “anti-Semitic associations” of the term “Palestine.”

Among those who called for the cancellation of the event were the foundation’s own Ramallah branch as well as its sometime local partner organization, the Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy (PIPD).

PIPD’s director Salem Barahmeh said his organization was “outraged and disturbed at an upcoming event conflating our existence and identity with anti-Semitism. This is dangerous, racist and erasure.”

Oct 27 06:02

Video: Police Violence in Berlin Protests. Brutal Arrest of Human Rights Lawyer Markus Haintz

This evening, Mr. Markus Haintz, a prominent and courageous human rights lawyer in Germany was brutally arrested by Berlin police. His assistant, Frederike, was also brutally arrested. The arrest was filmed.

It is important to report this arrest worldwide and denounce such terror tactics by the German police.

Please inform your friends how the German authorities are directing the police to escalate violence.

Oct 26 08:03

GERMANY IS ON THE BRINK OF MODIFYING IT’S CONSTITUTION, TO ALLOW ALL 19 SECRET SERVICES TO HACK ANYONE AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASONS, SECRETLY

The federal government has just decided to allow all 19 secret services to use state Trojans. The cabinet has adopted the draft law to adapt the constitutional protection law, which brings it to the Bundestag.

Oct 26 05:35

World War 3 fears SOAR as German spy chief warns China is close to ‘world domination’

CHINA has been tipped as close to "world domination" by the former head of Germany's foreign intelligence agency, who also warned Europe they need to tackle Beijing's influence.

Gerhard Schindler, former head of the Federal Intelligence Service between 2011 and 2016, urged Germany to curb its “strategic dependence” on Beijing. He also urged the country to ban Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei from its 5G network, in the same vein as the UK and other Beijing-skeptic nations. It comes world leaders have ramped up sanctions and surveillance against China over human rights violations and military actions in the South China Sea.

Oct 26 05:32

Germany's top Covid-19 research body firebombed overnight in possible politically motivated arson attack – police

Unidentified perpetrators have thrown bottles and "incendiary devices" at the Robert Koch Institute in Berlin. The incident was relatively minor, but the target is a top institution leading the national effort to combat Covid-19.

The attack happened at around 2:40am on Sunday morning, the German police said. The projectiles were thrown at the facade of the building, breaking a window pane and producing some flames. A security guard put out the fire, which caused no injuries.

Whoever was behind the attack escaped the scene. The police said they are treating the investigation very seriously because it may have been a "politically motivated attempted arson."

Oct 24 09:19

Monkeys Or Children? Russia Chooses Neither, Dooming Germany

Russia is done with the European Union. At last week’s Valdai Discussion Forum Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made this quite clear with this statement.

Those people in the West who are responsible for foreign policy and do not understand the necessity of mutually respectable conversation–well, we must simply stop for a while communicate with them. Especially since Ursula von der Leyen states that geopolitical partnership with current Russia’s leadership is impossible. If this is the way they want it, so be it. (H/T Andrei Martyanov)

Lavrov’s statements echo a number of statements made in recent months by Russian leadership that there is no opportunity for diplomacy possible with the United States.

We can now add the European Union to that list. Pepe Escobar’s latest piece goes over Lavrov’s comments about the European Union and they are devastating, as devastating as when he and Putin described the U.S. as “Not Agreement Capable” a few years ago.

Oct 23 06:37

Germany and China are future SUPERPOWERS and Britain’s role has ‘changed’ claims Putin

GERMANY and China are future superpowers according to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

The autocratic leader made the claim whilst addressing the Valdair Discussion Club, a Russian think tank, via video link. He commented: “In terms of its economic weight and political influence, China is actively moving towards the status of a superpower.

Oct 23 05:53

At Least 70 Artifacts Reportedly Vandalised Across Three Galleries on Berlin’s Museum Island

The vandalism was said to have targeted the Pergamon Museum, the New Museum and the Alte Nationalgalerie (Old National Gallery) on 3 October, but news about the incident was only made available to the public more than two weeks after the attack.

At least 70 exhibit items were damaged in an attack on three museums containing ancient and modern art located on Berlin’s Museum Island in early October, according to German media.

Initially reported on Tuesday by Die Zeit weekly and the Deutschlandfunk broadcaster, the 3 October attack, kept from the public, targeted the Pergamon Museum, the New Museum, and the Alte Nationalgalerie.

Multiple artifacts in the three museums, including ancient Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures, and paintings of the 19th century, were damaged, according to the two outlets.

Oct 22 10:33

Germany Pullout: More US Troops May Be Redeployed Near Russia

When Secretary of Defense Mark Esper announced the Trump administration’s plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, he said about half of the soldiers will go home, and the other half will be redeployed across Europe. Comments from the Pentagon chief on Tuesday suggest he is considering bringing fewer troops home than originally planned.

In July, Esper said 4,500 soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment stationed in Germany would return home to the US as part of the withdrawal. On Tuesday, Esper said there is a possibility of keeping this unit deployed in Eastern Europe on an “enduring basis.”

“Indeed, since … the signing of the defense cooperation agreement with Poland, my recent meetings with defense ministers from Romania and Bulgaria, and correspondence received from Baltic states, there is now the real opportunity of keeping the 2nd Cavalry Regiment forward in some of these countries on an enduring basis,” Esper said at a speech at the Atlantic Council.

Oct 17 09:01

German Air Force Reportedly Take Part in Secret NATO Drills Simulating Use of Nuclear Weapons

Numerous reports strongly suggest that Germany hosts certain amount of the American nuclear weapons as a member of the NATO alliance, but these reports remain unconfirmed on the official level.

The German Luftwaffe took part in secretive drills codenamed "Steadfast Noon", which involved the use of aircraft designed to carry nuclear weapons at times of war, Deutschen-Presse Agentur has reported. According to the news agency, the drills took place at Nörvenich Air Base in North Rhine-Westphalia land of Germany, which is believed to be a possible site hosting the US missiles, allegedly deployed in the country.

The DPA said the Luftwaffe was not using the actual nukes in the military exercise, but were rather practising the transportation of these armaments from the underground warehouses where they are purportedly stored, and training in attaching them to nuclear-capable aircraft.

Oct 16 11:38

Merkel Crushes the Right to Protest & US to Withdraw All Troops from Germany

In France, Macron announced a 9 PM curfew for Paris and an 8 PM curfew in other cities. In Germany, Merkel is digging in her feet because she knows she will not run again. In my mind, this raises serious questions that she has been bribed. There is way too much evidence that people in her own government have told her this is not even a pandemic. Nevertheless, she is turning Germany into where she grew up — East Germany, behind the wall.

Merkel has taken Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, and has begun to squash protests by imposing limits on people gathering at events as well as mandatory mask-wearing at crowded places. To crush all dissent and protests, Merkel has lowered the criteria from 50 positive tests per 100,00 people to 35 per 100,000 in seven days. This is her new yardstick to be used to crush political freedoms.

Oct 16 05:02

Germany tries to disguise its course for destruction of relations with Russia — diplomat

The statement made by German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, in which he said that the situation around Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny does not form part of Russian-Germany bilateral agenda is a ploy to hide Berlin’s course to destroy relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during Thursday’s briefing.

"We consider such statements as some tactical ploy that serves to hide Germany’s course for destruction of bilateral ties. I would like to remind you that it was Berlin that used this situation to put forward unfounded accusations, ultimatums and threats against our country, openly disregarding its own international legal obligations on providing practical aid to Russia in the investigation of the incident with the Russian citizen. Once again, it is acting as the locomotive of new anti-Russian sanctions within the EU and other multilateral structures," Zakharova pointed out.

Oct 16 05:01

Moscow calls on German top diplomat to refrain from meddling in Belarus’ affairs

Moscow calls on German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to refrain from interfering in Belarus’ domestic affairs, either in word or in deed, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

"We call on the German foreign minister to refrain from interfering in domestic affairs of our union nation, either in word or in deed. We are convinced that the Belarusians need no instructions either from Berlin or any other capital city to reach accord on socially important matters they are concerned about," she said. "Aggressive interventions of the collective West in the internal political processes in third countries only entail the emergence of more crisis foci on the global map."

Oct 11 06:23

People Protest in Berlin Against Coronavirus Measures - Video

Germany saw a rise in the number of COVID-19 cases earlier this week, which prompted the authorities to announce new restrictions on Tuesday.

Watch a live broadcast from Berlin’s Alexanderplatz, where people have been rallying against the COVID-19 measures recently re-introduced by the government.

Originally, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a series of measures in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus infection, which she said were necessary in order "to win time in the fight against the virus." The measures have been gradually eased nation-wide.

Oct 10 07:04

Merkel's Party Might Postpone Vote on New Leader Again Over COVID-19, Reports Say

The congress of Germany's ruling Christian Democratic Union (CDU), during which its new leader is supposed to be chosen to succeed Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is at risk of being postponed again due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases, German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday, citing party sources.

The party congress was initially supposed to take place on 25 April in Berlin but then postponed indefinitely in mid-March and eventually rescheduled for 4 December in Stuttgart. It was decided to rescind the congress from the normal three days to just one. The participants will be given special gadgets that start to vibrate when approaching too close to one another — for the sake of social distancing.

In February, Kramp-Karrenbauer — Chancellor Angela Merkel's hand-picked successor — stepped down after scandalous elections in the central German state of Thuringia, in which the CDU unexpectedly decided to vote with the right-wing Alternative for Germany party.

Oct 09 04:52

Former German chancellor Schroeder to sue tabloid Bild over Navalny accusation that he receives ‘shadow money’ from Putin

Germany’s former chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, says he will sue the country's most popular newspaper, after it published an interview with Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny in which he was smeared as “Putin’s errand boy.”

Posting on his LinkedIn page, Schroeder explained that he would be taking Bild to court after Navalny claimed that he takes “shadow payments” from Russian President Vladimir Putin, without presenting any evidence. The anti-corruption activist admitted that he has no concrete proof, but said he has “no doubt.” By circulating unproven hearsay, the former chancellor believes that Bild violated his rights, and therefore feels “compelled to take legal action against the publisher.”

Oct 09 04:50

Angela Merkel meets Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, Belarus opposition leader visits Berlin wall

The pair discussed the plight of the Belarusian people following August's disputed election that left Alexander Lukashenko still in power. Tsikhanouskaya also visited the Berlin Wall, calling it a "symbol of freedom."

Belarus' exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday, appealing for help for her country, which has seen weeks of protests following the disputed August 9 election.

"I am very grateful to Germany and all the German parties who are so supportive of the Belarusian people in their fight for freedom, in their fight for new honest and transparent elections," Tsikhanouskaya said after the meeting, which lasted 45 minutes.

Oct 07 07:03

Human rights defenders sue German parliament over anti-BDS resolution

Three human rights defenders are mounting a court challenge to the German parliament’s resolution condemning BDS – the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for Palestinian rights.

The BDS supporters are suing the German parliament for violation of their rights to freedom of expression and assembly.

Based on the widely criticized IHRA definition that is promoted by Israel and its lobby, the resolution passed by the Bundestag in May 2019 smears BDS activism as anti-Semitic.

The IHRA definition deliberately conflates criticism of Israel’s anti-Palestinian policies and Zionist state ideology, on the one hand, with anti-Jewish bigotry, on the other.

Oct 06 11:16

'Highly infectious' African swine fever outbreak found in wild boars in Germany

Bacon-lovers face massive price hikes as an outbreak of incurable "pig plague" in Germany has sent Chinese pork prices soaring with three more cases confirmed in Brandenburg today

Oct 05 06:50

Thousands Protest Against German COVID-19 Restrictions

Thousands of demonstrators in southern Germany protested the federal government's new social distancing restrictions over the weekend, reported Reuters.

Demonstrators were seen in Konstanz, a city on Lake Constance, in southern Germany, on Saturday and Sunday, were displeased by Chancellor Angela Merkel's new restrictions to limit the size of gatherings.

Oct 05 05:37

COVID-19 Rallies in Southern Germany Enter 2nd Consecutive Day

Rallies in support of and against the coronavirus restrictions have been taking place in the southern German city of Konstanz for the second consecutive day, the SWR broadcaster reported on Sunday.

On Saturday, thousands of people took to the streets for peaceful protests, organised by the Querdenken 711 (German for thinking outside the box) initiative group, which criticizes the government’s response to the pandemic.

At the same time, those in favour of the measures accused Querdenken supporters of backing right-wing extremist ideas.

On Sunday, the protests continued under the slogan "Thinking outside the box? No thanks!"

Oct 01 06:08

Why Germany’s Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee Is Necessary? Dr. Heiko Schöning

Welcome to the ACU, the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee. If Parliament does not do it, we, the citizens, are called upon to do it ourselves.

As the Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee, we will investigate why these restrictive measures were imposed upon us in our country as part of CoVid-19, why people are suffering now and whether there is proportionality of the measures to this disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We have serious doubts that these measures are proportionate. This needs to be examined, and since the parliaments – neither the opposition parties nor the ruling parties – have not convened a committee and it is not even planned, it is high time that we took this into our own hands. We will invite and hear experts here in the Corona speaker group. These are experts from all areas of life: medicine, social affairs, law, economics and many more.

Oct 01 06:06

Turkish drone war not possible without German help

Turkey is now at war in many countries. Azerbaijan, Southern Kurdistan, Northern Syria, Northern Kurdistan, Yemen and Libya are only some of the regions where Turkey is actively waging war. Armed drones have become the core element of Turkish aggression. Again and again so-called combat and reconnaissance drones massacre civilians in their lands, whether in Syria or Libya or in Northern Kurdistan. Guided missiles launched by drones are responsible for many Turkish war crimes - especially in Western Kurdistan/Northern Syria and Southern Kurdistan/Northern Iraq. In late June, three activists Zehra Berkel, Hebûn Mele Xelîl and Amina Waysî were the victims of an extrajudicial execution by a Turkish armed drone in Kobanê. In Kuna Masi near Sulaymaniyah, two people died a little later, and another eight people were injured, some of them seriously. One of the dead was a member of the East Kurdistan party PJAK.

Sep 26 07:06

German Minister Admits Lockdown Will Kill More Than COVID-19 Does

Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Muller, has warned that lockdown measures throughout the globe will end up killing more people than the Coronavirus itself.

Sep 25 05:47

Europe’s LOCKDOWN will kill more people worldwide than Covid-19 virus, German minister warns

Anti-coronavirus measures will have significantly more severe consequences than the disease itself, especially in developing countries, Germany’s Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development Gerd Muller warned.

The grim prognosis was made by the German official in an interview with the Handelsblatt daily. The pandemic has already triggered “one of the biggest” hunger and poverty crises across the world, Muller said – and further damage will be done thanks to the measures taken to battle it.

We expect an additional 400,000 deaths from malaria and HIV this year on the African continent alone, while half a million more will die from tuberculosis.

Sep 24 05:57

Germany Adds 11 Regions To "Coronavirus Watch List", France Closes Bars, Restaurants In Marseilles: Live Updates

Germany on Wednsday evening announced it would add 11 regions across Europe to its list of "coronavirus risk zones", according to a statement from Germany's Robert Koch Institute, the agency in charge of Germany's COVID-19 response.

The list includes several popular tourist destinations across Europe, according to Reuters.

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Sep 18 05:30

Berlin struggles to answer RT's question on fate of mysterious Navalny aide who left Russia for Germany without being questioned

When asked by RT, on Monday, German government representatives failed to explain the mystery surrounding an Alexey Navalny's associate who was with him at the time of his alleged poisoning and went to Germany shortly afterwards.

During a press conference, officials failed to provide any actual answer about the woman identified by Russian authorities as 'Marina Pevchikh.'

“I can’t tell you anything about this. We must not forget that an attempt was made on the life of Mr Navalny with the use of a poisonous substance. But I can’t tell you anything about the location of an individual,” Government spokesman Steffen Seibert stated.

The associate of the Kremlin critic was reportedly together with Navalny in Tomsk before his alleged poisoning. Unlike all other individuals who interacted with him on that day, she did not cooperate with Russian investigators and quickly left the country for Germany.

Sep 14 06:44

Germany’s nationwide test of emergency warning system flops

People around Germany waited for sirens to sound at 11 a.m. Thursday, when the country was supposed to conduct its first nationwide test since 1990 of the emergency warning system.

But in many towns and cities, including Kaiserslautern, which is home to one of the largest overseas American military communities, they were met with silence — or at least no howling emergency sirens.

“Anyone else not get any sirens or warnings? K-town obviously didn’t play today,” Elaine Ebert wrote in a Facebook group for military spouses in the Kaiserslautern area.

No sirens sounded in Spangdahlem or Baumholder, either, other members of the group said.

Sep 14 06:28

US embassy to challenge Germany over attempts to tax American troops

Germany is violating an international treaty when it asks U.S. military personnel to pay taxes in the country, the U.S. Embassy in Berlin said as it jumped into a long-running fiscal dispute that has affected hundreds of U.S. troops and civilians.

The U.S. Embassy and military commands “are aware of this long-standing issue and working closely in concert to address what we believe to be a misinterpretation of the NATO Status of Forces Agreement,” embassy spokesman Joseph Giordono-Scholz said in a statement this week.

“The Department of Defense and Department of State are engaged to try and reach a resolution,” Giordono-Scholz said, giving the first indication that the issue is being tackled at a higher level than military commands in Germany, which have been unable to resolve it after years of trying.

Sep 12 11:10

Germany Stops Harvest, "Temporarily Bans Agriculture" as African Swine Fever Reaches Europe

Germany institutes "Agriculture Ban" on all crops within 30km of first confirmed African Swine Fever (ASF), which will not only provide FOOD & SHELTER to the wild hogs spreading the virus, but deprive Germany of that food left in the ground. If this irrational response sets precedent as the virus spreads across west Europe, we will witness the deliberate shutdown of food production, contributing to major global food shortages.

Sep 09 05:19

As Official Germany Talks Of Stopping Russian Gas Via Nord Stream II, US Importing Record Amounts Of It

Update: Sahra Wagenknecht has followed up her NOZ interview, covered below, with a tweet: “Why, when the US is importing record amounts of Russian oil, should the EU not be allowed to purchase gas from Russia? BuReg must not fall in withTrump’s hypocrisy. Fracking gas from the USA is an expensive and environmentally harmful alternative!”

Sahra Wagenknecht, Die Linke, sees double standards at work in the Navalny case.

In the debate about measures to punish Russia because of the Navalny case, Wagenknecht warns against “hypocrisy” and referred to thousands of deaths from US drone murders [without any consequent sanctions].

Sep 07 06:38

German State's Premier Urges to Finalise Nord Stream 2 Amid Calls to Abandon Pipeline

The head of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer, referred to fellow CDU member Friedrich Merz's calls to freeze the promising joint Russian-German Nord Stream 2 venture for at least two years as an erroneous move.

Premier of the eastern German state of Saxony Michael Kretschmer has stressed the necessity of completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. His Christian Democratic Union colleague and chairman candiate, Friedrich Merz, earlier called to halt the venture, something Kretschmer dubbed "a mistake".

"Nord Stream 2 must be completed. We depend on each other, we need this cooperation", the politician was quoted by DPA as saying.

Sep 03 06:19

Angela Merkel is trapped by a murderous dictator: German Chancellor's carefully nurtured relationship with Vladimir Putin is spiralling out of control in the wake of the Alexei Navalny poisoning

For a politician who stands accused of pulling her punches when it comes to the various heinous acts of Vladimir Putin at home and abroad, Angela Merkel had a shock for her critics yesterday.

By confirming that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned with Novichok – a lethal Soviet-era nerve agent – the German Chancellor was in effect accusing the Kremlin of attempted murder.

There were ‘very serious questions that only the Russian government can answer and must answer’ about the move to silence the anti-corruption campaigner, Merkel said.

The German Chancellor has long sold herself to her Nato partners as the one person who can talk to the Russian president – after all, she grew up in Soviet-controlled East Germany and speaks fluent Russian.

Sep 02 11:35

500 GERMAN DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS QUESTION OFFICIAL COVID-19 STORY – ‘IT IS HIGH TIME THAT WE TOOK THIS INTO OUR OWN HANDS’

More than 500 German doctors and scientists have officially formed an organization to investigate the global response to Covid-19 called the “Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee”, or Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss (ACU) in Germany, and came to the conclusion that the freedom-limiting measures we are seeing taken across the globe are wildly excessive when compared with the infection rate of the pandemic.

Sep 02 06:28

Merkel condemns protesters' storming German parliament over COVID-19 restrictions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the attempt by some people to storm the country's parliament in protest against COVID-19 restrictions, terming it "shameful" and said they had abused the right to demonstrate peacefully.

Several hundred people tried to get into the Reichstag building during a rally against coronavirus rules in Berlin on Saturday.

"This right to demonstrate peacefully is of course a very valuable asset even during a pandemic," Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a government press conference in Berlin.

However, he said their actions were "a clear abuse".

Aug 31 07:00

Germany To Test Universal Basic Income

Aug 27 10:02

Germany to end mandatory tests for travelers, bans protests

Germany will end mandatory coronavirus tests for travelers returning from high-risk areas abroad and again focus its testing strategy on people with symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 patients, the country’s health minister said Wednesday.

Health Minister Jens Spahn said that over the summer vacation period the number of virus tests performed in Germany nearly doubled, to 900,000 per week, in part to identify people who caught the virus during trips abroad.

People coming home from coronavirus risk areas were offered free tests at airports, train stations and highway stops, allowing them to cut short the required two-week quarantine if their result came back negative.

Aug 26 20:12

1000 GERMAN DOCTORS SAY COVID-19 IS 100% A SCAM

Aug 26 18:42

German capital BANS anti-lockdown protest, condemning ‘corona deniers & right-wing extremists’

Berlin authorities have banned the upcoming protest against Covid-19 lockdown measures, saying the marches were being misused as a stage for right-wing extremists and “deniers” of the pandemic.

Organizers of the August 29 “Assembly for Freedom” in central Berlin had registered 17,000 demonstrators. The local government says police will be out in force to prevent the gathering, because participants in the previous march “deliberately broke the rules” for wearing masks and social distancing.

“We are still in the middle of a pandemic with rising infection figures,” Berlin’s interior minister Andreas Geisel told reporters on Wednesday.

“This is not a decision against freedom of assembly, but a decision in favour of infection protection,” the minister said, adding that Berlin should not be "misused as a stage for corona deniers… and right-wing extremists.”

Aug 20 11:17

2nd lockdown in germany fixed

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