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Dec 12 07:24

Anger brewing among Social Democrats against Merkel power pact

To many German Social Democrats it sounds like a monster that will destroy their party if not democracy itself: the GroKo.
The term GroKo is shorthand for "grand coalition", the mega-alliance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their own SPD labour party that has ruled Europe's top economy for the past four years.

Never. Again. GroKo," read a pin-on button handed out by the party's youth wing at a fractious party congress in Berlin last week that was dominated by painful soul-searching over its worst election result in post-war history.

The blunt message was illustrated with a picture of two hands forming a diamond shape, Merkel's standard gesture in front of cameras, which has come to symbolise the veteran chancellor dubbed "Mutti".

"We don't want a grand coalition," said one member, Michelle Rauschholb, 25, who fears the SDP will be forced to "betray its ideals" if it has another stint as Merkel's junior partner.

Dec 12 06:54

'First Big Step'? CDU/CSU, SPD Projections On The Upcoming Coalition Talks

While Germany is looking forward to the start of the long-awaited talks on the formation of a grand coalition between the country's two major parties - Social Democratic Party (SPD) and Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative CDU/CSU - the two blocs have to do a great deal of work to reach a compromise and be able to form a new government.

Dec 11 08:24

Thousands of Protesters Rally in Berlin Over Trump Jerusalem Move (VIDEO)

A demonstration took place in the Neukolln district of Berlin on Sunday, the Bild newspaper reported, adding that protesters burnt Israeli flags during the rally.

Local media estimated that some 2,500 people staged a demonstration in Berlin protesting US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Dec 11 08:24

How broke Berlin is creaking under the strain of surge in population

The heavily indebted German capital has been on an austerity drive for the last 15 years, leaving some public services in a shamble.

While its lush parks and relatively low cost of living make the city an attractive place to call home, encounters with city authorities are often a different story.

As the last revellers stagger out of the clubs at 5.00 am and road sweepers begin doing their rounds, Alichan Terbulatov has already been queueing for hours outside the civil service office of central Berlin's Mitte district.

"It's a total farce. I got here at one in the morning" to get a birth certificate, the father of three told AFP.

Dec 11 08:22

Blow for Merkel’s EU dream: Bloc not ready for superstate 'THREAT', chancellor's ally says

EUROPE is not ready for a ‘united state’ according to Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats as the German chancellor desperately tries to cling to power.

Dec 09 13:22

Jerusalem’s fate – Grant F Smith

Donald Trump’s decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem signals Washington now deems this to be Israel’s capital.

How this is in America’s interest is difficult to fathom.

The law of unintended consequences is surely in play.

Dec 07 08:06

Brexit 'SAPPING demand for German cars with number of exports PLUMMETING'

Matthias Wissmann of the German Federation of the Automobile Industry, said: "Brexit and the related lower demand in Britain caused by exchange rates has contributed to a 2.0-per cent fall in car exports, to 4.3 million vehicles.”

The UK is is the biggest export market by unit sales and the second-biggest in cash value.

German carmakers have around 20 per cent of global car market share this year with 16.4 million vehicles sold and produced around half of all new cars registered in Europe.

German carmakers have around 20 percent of global car market share this year with 16.4 million vehicles sold and produced around half of all new cars registered in Europe.

Dec 06 06:33

EU needs to project its power in Trump era in order to survive, says German Foreign Minister

Germany's foreign minister on Tuesday urged Europe to define and defend its own interests, warning that Washington's retreat from the world stage may continue even after Donald Trump's presidency.

"The current withdrawal of the US under Donald Trump from its role as the reliable guarantor of western multilateralism is accelerating a change in the world order and has direct consequences on the perception of German and European interests," Sigmar Gabriel said.

He said that the current US administration had taken an "extraordinary distance" from its traditionally close relationship with Europe, which it now increasingly viewed as a "competitor or economic rival" rather than an ally.

Dec 06 05:17

Rare Conversation with Jared Kushner, Saban Forum – 2017

A lot of countries in the Middle East want the same thing – economic progress, peace for their people.

Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser on Middle East peace, said Sunday that Israel needs to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians before it can form an alliance with the greater Arab world.

Dec 05 09:59

American dominance 'becoming history,' Berlin can no longer simply react to US policy – German FM

Germany’s foreign minister says the world order is changing and the role of the US as a dominant world leader is fading under the Trump administration. He said Berlin needs to defend its interests more actively, even if it means standing up to Washington.

Dec 05 07:33

Pilots REFUSE to fly rejected asylum seekers back to Afghanistan - 200 flights grounded

GERMAN pilots grounded over 200 flights after refusing to be involved in the deportations of failed asylum-seekers, it’s been reported. Twitter users have been very vocal on the subject with one stating the world had "gone mad".

Dec 05 07:07

Germany: Reading out news about migrants is now seen as a crime by the left

AfD politician, Rainer Rahn, of the Frankfurt city council, was sued for racial incitement by the left-wing faction leader of “Die Linke” Martin Kliehm. Why? He had the audacity to read 30 newspaper headlines out loud.

In an interview with Frankfurt broadcasting, Martin Kliehm said the AfD member was trying to incite the people against refugees, Muslims and migrants. Hence, he sued him.

The reason for Rahn’s action was his criticism of SPD party migration officer Aydan Özoguz. Mr. Özoguz said that there is no German culture because it has always been influenced by outside influences and migration.

Dec 05 07:01

End of Merkel: Days of Chancellor AND popular German politics are NUMBERED, analysts warn

ANGELA Merkel will not regain her lost political might as the Chancellor continues to struggle to form a working coalition government, a German political analyst has said.

Dec 04 10:00

German pilots refuse to carry out deportations

Pilots across Germany are stopping planned deportations of rejected asylum seekers. At the same time, refugees are appealing their deportation orders in record numbers - and winning.

Dec 04 07:31

Germany’s CSU picks right-winger Soeder as candidate for Bavaria premier

Lawmakers of Germany’s Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, have nominated right-winger Markus Soeder as their candidate for state premier in a regional election. The future of current premier Horst Seehofer - a Merkel ally - had been in question since a general election in September. Lawmakers unilaterally agreed to nominate Soeder, a fierce critic of Merkel’s refugee policy, as a candidate to run for state premier in next year’s Bavarian state election, Reuters reports. The nomination could complicate Merkel’s efforts to form a stable national government with the center-left Social Democrats (SPD). Soeder welcomed a decision by Seehofer to stay on as CSU party leader, as this would help to find a way out of the political impasse in Berlin.

Dec 04 06:57

AfD elects leader duo amid pro-refugee protests

The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) elected a new leadership duo from its nationalist wing on Saturday after the party's triumphant turnout in September's general election, as thousands staged street protests against the anti immigrant, anti-Islam political force.

The AfD captured nearly 13 percent of the vote and almost 100 seats in parliament -- a watershed moment in German post-war politics that left Chancellor Angela Merkel the winner but required her to seek out a still-elusive coalition. However a row between radical nationalists and more moderate forces has festered in the AfD's top ranks, with co-leader Frauke Petry abruptly quitting just days after the election to form her own breakaway party.

Around 600 delegates gathered at the two-day congress in the northern city of Hanover to elect her replacement, setting up a dramatic showdown between the warring factions.

Dec 04 06:56

Israel cancels Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit as Germany won’t guarantee their return

Israel has cancelled a Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Frankfurt after the German government refused to guarantee it would block Palestinian and Jordanian authorities from claiming ownership of the ancient manuscripts.

The Frankfurt Bible Museum announced the September 2019 exhibit was cancelled this week. Israel wanted the German government to guarantee the scrolls would be returned to Israel in a legally binding agreement before going ahead with the exhibition.

Germany’s foreign ministry and commissioner for cultural affairs were unable to do so, as the ownership of the scrolls is not clear, Hessenschau reports. Such an agreement would have blocked Palestinians and Jordanians from claiming the scrolls as their own, according to the Jewish News Agency.

Dec 03 08:07

The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition

With Angela Merkel's first effort at assembling a governing coalition having failed, a run-back of her current alliance with the Social Democrats appears likely. That, though, is hardly something to look forward to. And may not happen at all.

Dec 03 08:06

VIDEO: Antifa, Leftists Attempt to Shut Down Populist Conference, Water Cannon Used

German police have used a water cannon to disperse hundreds of leftist protesters attempting to stop the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party convention, with projectiles thrown at police, injuring one.
Clashes between police and demonstrators on Saturday morning briefly delayed the opening of the gathering of the right wing, populist party in Hannover.

Dec 01 07:28

‘It’s not YOUR Europe!’ Angela Merkel slapped down for ‘overbearing influence’ in Eurozone

She came under fire from Axel Schäfer, a member of parliament for Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) since 2003, who criticised the Chancellor for trying to control the whole bloc from Germany.

In an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk he warned Mrs Merkel’s wanted to take decisions on behalf of the entire continent.

Nov 29 12:15

ROGER WATERS IS PUTTING HIS MONEY WHERE HIS MOUTH IS … WILL SERENADE IN PALESTINE FOR CHRISTMAS

German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by ex-Pink Floyd musician Roger Waters, citing what they call “accusations of antisemitism against him”.

Waters, part of one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful rock bands from 1965 to 1985 before going solo, is a member of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) that targets Israel over its occupation of territories where Palestinians seek statehood.

Five state television and radio affiliates of the national ARD network have pulled out of broadcasting concerts by the 74-year-old Waters in Berlin and Cologne scheduled next summer “in reaction to anti-Semitism accusations against him”, Berlin and Brandenburg public radio (RBB) said.

Nov 28 08:22

43% of unaccompanied ‘underage’ migrants in Germany turn out to be adults – report

Some 43 percent of migrants in Germany who claim to be underage are actually adults, local media reports, citing official data. The figures for one of Germany’s major cities, Hamburg, are even higher.

Out of a total of 55,890 asylum seekers claiming to be under the age of 18 and being treated as such by German authorities, 24,116 were officially of adult age, Die Welt newspaper reported, citing the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs. The media outlet claimed the data was valid as of November 8.

In some German cities, the proportion of false “underage” migrants appears to be even higher. In 2016 in Hamburg, for example, 47 percent of 1,813 migrants claiming to be minors turned out to be legally of adult age, according to official statistics. The same pattern persisted this year, as 49 percent of newly arrived 485 “unaccompanied minors” were actually adults.

Nov 28 08:20

€35 Fine for Elderly German's Brief Bus Stop Rest Waived After Public Outcry

A viral image of a letter from German authorities to an 85-year-old pensioner with dementia, who was slapped with a fine for sitting on a bench at a bus stop in Duesseldorf, has caused outrage among German internet users.

An eight-minute sit-down turned out to be rather expensive for an 85-year-old German pensioner who was fined €35 ($42) for stopping for a rest at a bus stop in the center of Duesseldorf.

His plight has caught the attention of users of social networks, who are sharing an image of a letter he was sent by city authorities.

Nov 28 08:17

France’s Macron vows to ban glyphosate weed killer, as Germany swings EU vote in its favor

The EU has managed to prolong the license for Monsanto's controversial glyphosate weed killer for five years with Germany's unexpected support, but the French president vowed to ban it in France within three years.

“I have asked the government to take the necessary measures for the use of glyphosate to be banned in France as soon as alternatives are found, and at the latest in three years,” Macron said on Twitter, supplementing the statement with the hashtag #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain.

Nov 28 08:05

Mayor of German city stabbed in neck after taking in more refugees than quota

The mayor of the western German town of Altena suffered a slash to the neck in what security authorities believe was an attack with a “political motive.” Under the current mayor, the town has accommodated more refugees than required by national quota.

Nov 27 07:46

Andrew Neil SAVAGES Germany as ‘worse than 1940s’ - and Remainers are furious

ANDREW Neil has sparked a Twitter storm with furious Remainers claiming Germany’s current political crisis was the worst the country has faced since the 1940s.

Nov 27 07:33

'She cannot recover' Merkel faces 'imminent demise' as her party scrambles for new leader

THE German Chancellor faces the end of her tenure in power, after 12 years at the helm of Europe's largest economy, according to a key news correspondent.

Nov 26 08:09

'End of Europe' France fears Merkel's failure could spark COLLAPSE of bloc

FRANCE is growing increasingly impatient over Angela Merkel's failure to form a government - as politicians in Paris raise the possibility of finally resolving its "over-reliance" on Germany.

Nov 25 09:01

Germany CRISIS: Martin Schulz under pressure to RESIGN amid humiliating party rebellion

THE leader of Germany’s socialist party and former President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz is under increasing pressure to resign over his refusal to engage in coalition talks as political chaos engulfs Berlin.

Nov 25 09:00

Merkel told to RESIGN as poll shows push for new elections

DEMANDS for Angela Merkel’s resignation have spread to her own party as a recent poll shows growing support for fresh elections in Germany.

Nov 25 08:59

GERMAN CRISIS: Berlin facing ‘dangerous’ economic future as political chaos engulfs Merkel

The risk of a massive economic decline has prompted calls for change in direction by the European Central Bank (ECB).

Professor Clemens Fuest, head of the IFO Institute, has said: “It is very clear that monetary policy is too expansionary for Germany by any rule you care to use, but it is also too expansionary even for the rest of eurozone.

“We are seeing a strong acceleration everywhere. We think the ECB should be cutting asset purchases to zero by April.”

Nov 25 08:31

Merkel's Migrant Regime Change Ploy Backfires, German Gov't at Risk of Collapse

Merkel’s “EuroLiberal” gamble in politicizing the migrant crisis as a tool of pressure against the “EuroRealist” Polish government has completely backfired as the “Frau” now struggles to remain in power amid the coalition-forming crisis, while one of her chief ideological adversaries, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, is still in control of his country.

Nov 24 08:31

German activists build Holocaust memorial outside AfD politician’s house

A German activist art collective has erected a replica of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial outside the house of a right-wing politician who’d controversially called on Germany to stop atoning for its past.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Most modern Germans were not even alive when the Nazis were in power, and they should not accept an guilt or blame for events they personally had nothing to do with.

Nov 24 07:45

AfD: European Sanctions Against Russia Cost Germany Thousands of Jobs

Markus Frohnmaier, who leads the EU-skeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) youth wing, said sanctions on Russia had considerably affected Germany’s economic prosperity and hurt its people.

Nov 23 12:03

Merkel TANKS in the polls: Chancellor ratings slump as German anger grows

The survey, carried out in the coalition talks breakdown, makes worrying reading for Angela Merkel.

While Mrs Merkel said yesterday she wanted to stand again in any new snap election the German people appear to be turned off by the prospect.

Of those polled, 54 per cent said she should not run for office, according to the polling institute Civey for t-online.de.

Only 38.5 percent of Germans would welcome a renewed candidacy of the chancellor.

Nov 23 04:48

Germany to help Iran to renovate oil distillation towers

Iran's Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with German Raschig company for mutual cooperation.

The deal was signed in Tehran Nov. 20, by Mansour Bazmi, the institute’s deputy head for technology and international affairs, and Michael Schultes, the German company’s representative, the Iranian institute said.

Under the deal, the two sides will cooperate in technology transfer and training in particular in the field of designing distillation towers.

Nov 22 13:55

Ernst & Ingrid Zundel website

Now that Ernst and Ingrid Rimland Zundel have both died, here is you chance view and / or save the extensive 'Zundelsite' before it disappears, as it's future is uncertain.

Nov 22 06:52

The Migrant Crisis and the Fall of a Giant: Five Times Breitbart London Exposed Decline of Angela Merkel YEARS Before Establishment Media

Crucial talks to sustain the political career of acting German Chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed Sunday, throwing into sharp relief the waning power of the politician who was once considered the most powerful woman in the world.

German newspaper Die Welt wrote shortly after the formal announcement of the failure of the German coalition talks that “The fate of these discussions was already sealed on 5th September 2015. Merkel’s decision to keep the German border open for refugees for a variety of reasons led to the closing of the door [on this] Sunday for the first German multi-party coalition.”

The 5th of September date cited by the German newspaper refers to the day Angela Merkel announced through a government spokesman that Germany would not turn refugees away, shifting up a gear one of the greatest movements of people to Europe in the continent’s history.

Nov 22 06:50

MERKEL MUSS WEG!??

Now, just to review, you'll recall that Mad Madam Merkel went to the polls a little over a month ago, and the results were... well, less than good for her coalition government. For one thing, the SDP (Social Democrat Party) wasn't going to be participating in any future coalitions. The former Foreign Minister, Herr Steinmeir, had exited the federal cabinet and been "promoted," and perhaps more importantly, the former Finance Minister, Herr Schauble (sorry folks, no umlauts!) also left the cabinet. Of the two, I think the Schauble exit from Mad Madam Merkel's cabinet is the more significant. Between the two, this was quite a loss of brainpower. Schauble, you'll also recall, was the finance minister who showed up in China for a G8 "gathering" a couple of years ago, and told it like it is: the debt growth model is over, there's no way forward that's not a reform.

Nov 22 06:48

Six Members of ISIS Cell Planning Possible Christmas Market Attack Arrested in Terror Raids

Police launched raids on addresses across Germany overnight on Tuesday, arresting six Syrian men suspected of plotting a mass casualty terror attack with “weapons or explosives” in the country.
Around 500 police officers took part in the raids on eight addresses in four states, taking six Syrian men aged between 20 and 28 years old into custody, as well as seizing mobile phones, computers, and paperwork.

According to the Frankfurt attorney general, the arrested men are supporters of Islamic State and are suspected of having planned a”serious state-damaging act of violence” with “weapons or explosives on a public target”, reports German broadsheet Die Welt.

The men are thought to have travelled to Europe under false identities, posing as refugees — but were actually terror fighters.

Nov 21 09:31

What the collapse of coalition talks could mean for Germany and Europe

In Germany’s biggest political upset in years, FDP liberals walked out on coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Greens. So what is Merkel’s next move? We take a look at the possible scenarios.
Is there any hope for the "Jamaica coalition"?
Merkel could suggest a cooling-off period for the four parties - her CDU and their Bavarian allies the CSU, the Greens and the FDP - that have been struggling to form a coalition for more than a month, before inviting them back for a new round of talks.

Yet their differences over immigration, climate and Europe seem irreconcilable. The greatest rift was between the FDP and the Greens, according to the CDU’s Jens Spahn, who told ZDF TV that negotiations between the CDU-CSU and FDP “would have been finished in two weeks”.

Nov 20 16:45

German Government Coalition Talks Stall

After four weeks of talks, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Christian Social Union (CSU), Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens failed to reach agreement on a so-called Jamaica coalition by Thursday evening. German Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel had set the November 16 date as the deadline for the conclusion of exploratory talks. Two months after the federal election, Germany remains without a new government, and it is entirely unclear when one will be established.

Nov 20 12:49

Britain’s Ruling Establishment In Crisis

Barely five months after a general election in the United Kingdom, the government of Prime Minister Theresa May looks doomed. It could fall any day, next week or next month. Within her Conservative Party and elsewhere in the United Kingdom, in other European countries and beyond, speculation is rife that Theresa May’s days in office may be numbered.

Nov 20 09:09

Report Notes Dramatic Increase In Homelessness In Germany

“Whoever has no house now will not build one anymore.” As beautiful as the Rilke poem about the approaching end of the year may sound—for the homeless, the onset of winter is the worst punishment. The Federal Working Group for Homelessness (BAG W) reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany, approximately 860,000.

Nov 20 08:11

Germany: 200 churches damaged and Christian symbols destroyed in Bavaria region

Nov 20 07:54

AfD Leader Urges Chancellor Merkel to Resign as Coalition Talks Collapse

According to the head of Alternative for Germany (AfD) Alexander Gauland, the "time has come" for Angela Merkel to leave the post of the German chancellor, as she "failed" to form a new German coalition government.

This comes as earlier on Monday the German Free Democratic Party (FDP) announced its withdrawal from the coalition talks with the union of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) and Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), led by Merkel, and the Greens (prospective 'Jamaica coalition'). The latest set of talks broke up at 4 am local time on Friday, November 17, but the preliminary negotiations on forming a coalition started on October 18. However, disagreements over such issues as migration and climate change have prevented parties from reaching a deal.

Nov 20 07:53

‘Better not to rule than rule badly’: German coalition talks fail, Merkel’s chancellorship at risk

The pro-business Free Democratic Party abruptly announced its exit from three-way talks to form the German government on Sunday, citing a lack of common ground. The setback may see Germany hold new elections, challenging Merkel’s all but secured chancellorship.

The chances for a so-called “Jamaica coalition” of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Greens have worsened after the FDP slammed the door on exploratory talks late Sunday, with its chairman, Christian Lindner, saying that the party would rather not be in the government than agree with the terms of the proposed coalition accord.

Nov 20 07:52

Euro crashes with Angela Merkel’s fourth term as chancellor in doubt

The European currency plunged to a two-month low against the yen on news that in Germany the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) have pulled out of four-week negotiations with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the ecologist Greens.

With the failure to form a new coalition, Merkel’s fourth term as Germany's chancellor is now in doubt. Her party has tried for four weeks to enlist the two smaller parties for her coalition.

Nov 20 07:27

Germany: Spike In Stabbings

"Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public - including for self-defense..."

Nov 19 17:19

BREAKING: End of Angela Merkel? FDP walk out of talks throwing Germany into turmoil

GERMANY is in turmoil after coalition talks to form the next Government collapsed following the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walking out of negotiations.

Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU), the pro-business FDP and the Green party have been holding coalition talks.

The country has been without a Government for almost two months after the general election on September 24 produced a hung parliament.

The FDP leader, Christian Lindner, said: “The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust.

“It is better not to govern than to govern badly.”

Nov 18 17:28

Germany bans children's smartwatches

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.

It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons.

Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them.

Nov 18 08:59

Over Half of Bundeswehr's Leopard 2 Tanks Not Operational

At the moment, the Bundeswehr has 244 tanks of this type in service, but only 95 of them are in full combat readiness, the Focus magazine has reported. Meanwhile, 53 tanks are reportedly being upgraded, seven are at test sites, and multiple others cannot be repaired due to lack of spare parts.

Nov 18 08:58

Germany: Spike in Stabbings

Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policies have set in motion a self-reinforcing cycle of violence in which more and more people are carrying knives in public — including for self-defense.

A 40-year-old man stabbed to death his 31-year-old wife and mother of their three children. Police said the man was angry that his wife was using social media.

A "dark-skinned" man (dunklem Teint) drew a knife on a 54-year-old female train conductor when she asked him for his ticket.

Nov 18 08:52

Here's how Germany could end up having a snap election next year

A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.

The inconclusive September 24th general election left Merkel seeking new partners as she attempts to embark on a fourth term.

However a failure of her conservatives to find enough common ground with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the ecologist Greens to embark on formal coalition talks would leave the country in political limbo.

Nov 18 08:23

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador from Germany following Hariri comments

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Germany.

This move was made in response to comments by German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel suggesting that Saudi Arabia has detained Saad Hariri.

The German foreign ministry quoted Gabriel on its website as telling his Lebanese counterpart Gebran Bassil “Germany stands firmly by Lebanon’s side”. He reportedly added: “Another trouble spot is the last thing that people in the Middle East need now.”

Nov 17 11:40

Germany's homeless population explodes as refugee policy backfires

The latest report published by Germany’s Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless shows the number of people living on the streets has surged by 33 percent in the two years through 2016.
“In 2016 an estimated 52,000 people were living on German streets, an increase of a third on the 39,000 people who were living rough in 2014,” the report says.

Nov 17 11:34

Report Notes Dramatic Increase In Homelessness In Germany

“Whoever has no house now will not build one anymore.” As beautiful as the Rilke poem about the approaching end of the year may sound—for the homeless, the onset of winter is the worst punishment. The Federal Working Group for Homelessness (BAG W) reported this week that the homeless now number almost 1 million in Germany, approximately 860,000.

Nov 17 09:12

Angela Merkel’s future in DOUBT: New election looms as Chancellor fails to form coalition

ANGELA Merkel could lose her grip on power as she missed her own deadline to form a coalition – two months after Germany’s election.

Nov 16 14:41

EU planning to sue Germany over dirty air

Nov 16 14:03

German Secret Service Interferes In Negotiations Over New Government

Germany’s intelligence agency and representatives of the German army have interfered in the negotiations over the formation of the next federal government. They insist on increased military expenditure, a confrontational course towards Russia and ruthless measures against refugees.

Nov 16 07:16

Merkel LIED to Germany! Yanis Varoufakis blasts chancellor with claims over broken banks

ANGELA Merkel lied to Germany about the Greek financial bail-out in a bid to save billions of euros for her country's banks, according to a former Athens finance minister.

Nov 15 09:03

Number of people living on German streets has jumped by a third: report

According to an estimate published by the Federal Association for Assistance for the Homeless on Wednesday, the number of people living on Germany’s streets has risen by 13,000 in two years.

Nov 15 09:01

Gulf minister warns Germany to keep better control over its mosques

Sheikh Nahjan Mubarak al Nahjan, the minister for tolerance in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has said that inadequate surveillance of mosques has led to Islamist terrorism in Germany.

Nov 15 08:53

German Intelligence Chief Urges West to Prepare for Russia's 'Potential Threat'

German Federal Intelligence Agency (BND) chief Bruno Kahl warned Western countries on Tuesday that they should be ready to deter the alleged "Russian threat".

Nov 14 09:14

"Judea Declares War on Germany" (Complete)


Video about the 1933 New York Times (and other newspapers) headline "Judea Declares War on Germany" and accounts of some of the historical events leading up to the start of World War Two

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Nov 14 08:43

Karl Lagerfeld condemns Merkel's open-door migrant policy by saying Germany 'cannot kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place'

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country's borders to migrants.

The 84-year-old German said his country 'cannot - even if there are decades between them - kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place'.

Nov 13 07:30

GERMAN MILITARY DRILLS… AND EU CRACKUP?

What's the story? Well, the German army is wargaming a break up of the European Union in its recent drills

Nov 12 08:08

Syrian Man Arrested for Raping Pony in German Kid's Zoo

Police have arrested a 23-year-old Syrian for allegedly raping a pony at a children's zoo in Berlin; the man's crime was witnessed by shocked visitors who took a photo of the incident and handed it over to the authorities.

Nov 11 08:36

Migrants in Greece Demand ‘Mama Merkel, Open the Doors!’ At German Embassy

Around 150 people, including asylum seekers and pro-migrant activists, called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to “open the doors” and allow more migrants from Greece to come to Germany.

Nov 10 10:27

MERKEL'S BREXIT SHOCK: Germany face £3.8BN BILL to plug hole in EU budget left by UK exit

GERMAN taxpayers will have to plug a £3.8 BILLION hole in the EU budget after Brexit.

Nov 07 08:57

‘A snap election would be a catastrophe', Merkel ally warns

Daniel Günther, Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein, said in an interview with Bild on Monday that a snap election would be a "catastrophe" for the country.

After a national election on September 24th gave Angela Merkel's Christian Union (CDU/CSU) a victory with a weakened vote share, the Chancellor has been exploring a three-way coalition with the Green party and the Free Democrats (FDP). This coalition formation, nicknamed the Jamaica Coalition, has never before been tried at the national level.

Preliminary talks between the parties have made slow progress, raising the possibility that no deal will be reached and the country will once again be called to the polls.

Coalition negotiations continued into a second round of preliminary talks on Monday, with Angela Merkel meeting other party leaders to try to break the deadlock.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Merkel pretended to soften her stance in the migrant issue during the campaign to win votes but once the election was over went right back to her hard line open borders agenda. A new election will be worse for Merkel as a result.

Nov 07 08:28

Merkel's nightmare: Germany on BRINK of 2nd election amid coalition deadlock on migrants

ANGELA Merkel’s efforts to form a new government could be dashed as potential coalition partners clash over the country's migrant issue.

Nov 07 08:27

Berlin Politicians Call Special Meeting Over Fears Organized Arab Criminals Have Infiltrated Police Force

The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) have called for a special meeting of the Berlin government over allegations that organised Arab criminal gangs have infiltrated the police force.

Members of the conservative CDU, which is headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the libertarian FDP have expressed serious concerns after hearing leaked audio from the Berlin police academy earlier this week.

The audio, which recorded an instructor at the Berlin police academy, contains information that has led many to believe relatives of organized criminals may have become police officers, Die Welt reports.

Nov 06 18:57

War Games: German Army 'prepares for end of EU'

THE German Army has played out a military scenario involving the break up the of European Union (EU) as part of a review of possible security issues facing the country in the future.

In a leaked secret report, seen by the German weekly newspaper Der Spiegel, the Bundeswher played out six potential scenarios by mapping how social trends and international conflicts could affect German security in an “increasingly disorderly” world.

Nov 03 09:53

BREXIT BOMBSHELL: Germany's EU bill to soar as Merkel counts cost of life without UK

A bombshell report has revealed Angela Merkel’s nation will have to increase funding to around a third - from €15 billion in 2015 to around €20 billion once the UK leaves.

Nov 02 07:37

Why Medieval Cats Approved of the Plague

From the 12th century onward there were two distinct attitudes to cats. For many people the cat population operated as important rodent-controllers, and every so often a cat would go beyond being a mere working animal and become a welcome pet inside the house. Working cats and house cats were always popular, but now a negative attitude began to run alongside the friendly one. For some people, the cat was now seen as an evil animal, in league with the Devil. For them, the cat needed to be persecuted if Satan and his followers were to be defeated.

In the following century Pope Gregory IX added his voice to the campaign against the evil cat. He was intent on stamping out a sect of Devil-worshippers in Germany who involved black cats in their rituals.
Webmaster addition: This is what allowed the rats whose fleas carryied the Black Plague to run rampant across Europe.

Oct 29 08:01

German SPD Leader Demands New General Election If Merkel Fails to Form Gov't

As Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) suffered its worst defeat in September's parliamentary elections since the World War II, the party's leader Martin Schulz made a decision to go into opposition and focus on internal-party reforms.

Oct 28 11:05

Germany’s left in crisis as voters leave in their DROVES for populist parties

GERMANY’S left-wing parties are facing a major crisis as increasing numbers of voters are turning towards more populist groups after growing tired of liberal immigration policies and a lack of proper leadership.

Oct 25 10:08

German Mainstream Media Calls Migrant Crime Area ‘No-Go Zone’

A new report claims that migrant youth gangs in the Ebertplatz area of Cologne are becoming increasingly violent, leading some to describe the area as turning into a no-go zone.

Oct 24 17:27

Laura Ingraham Reacts to George W. Bush Speech

The Globalist Cabal Uniting Yesterday to slam the Trump Administration to encourage everyone to be more globally fine tuned as a country...

Oct 24 14:58

Germany: Full Censorship Now Official

A new German law introducing state censorship on social media platforms came into effect on October 1, 2017. The new law requires social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, to censor their users on behalf of the German state. Social media companies are obliged to delete or block any online “criminal offenses” such as libel, slander, defamation or incitement, within 24 hours of receipt of a user complaint — regardless of whether or the content is accurate or not. Social media companies receive seven days for more complicated cases. If they fail to do so, the German government can fine them up to 50 million euros for failing to comply with the law.

Oct 24 10:01

Merkel in TURMOIL: Leading member of German Chancellor’s OWN party demands she quits

Alexander Mitsch said he wished the CDU had a leader like new Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, as he accused Mrs Merkel of dragging the party to the left.

Mr Mitsch, the leader of a right-wing group within Mrs Merkel’s party, criticised her open-door immigration policy and said “new party leadership” was needed.

He told reporters: “Now after this election debacle, in which the CDU had the worst result since 1949… the party leadership is obviously not ready to correct anything.

Oct 23 08:57

Beached: Germany's Entire Submarine Fleet Out of Action

The entire complement of Germany’s high-tech submarine fleet is out of service, and, to hear the Berlin’s defense minister tell it, it’s not a good thing.

Currently, four of the country's active-duty U-boats — short for 'unterseeboot' or undersea boat, but not to be confused with the thousands of deadly Nazi subs that terrorized the oceans during World War II — are in the process of being serviced in drydock with equipment and communications upgrades, while the two remaining ships of Germany's six U-boat fleet wait their turn.

Berlin's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen — through spokesperson Jens Flosdorff — has observed that the current state of non-readiness in the German submarine flotilla is less than optimal.

Oct 23 08:05

Germany resumes its mission of training Peshmerga militants in Iraq

Berlin has announced that its forces are resuming the advisory mission in northern Iraq.

According to the general command of the German Armed Forces, its units will resume with training of Peshmerga, the military force of the ruling regime in the autonomous Iraqi province of Kurdistan.

On October 16th, the German mission was temporarily suspended, following violent confrontations between the forces loyal to the federal government in Baghdad and Peshmerga in Kirkuk province.

The German mission in northern Iraq began in 2014 with the purpose of training the Peshmerga militants to fight ISIS.

Oct 21 09:49

8 people, including a minor injured in Munich stabbing attack

Several people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured as a knife-wielding man attacked people in the German city of Munich.
The perpetrator began assaulting pedestrians indiscriminately early on Saturday near the Rosenheimer station in east of downtown Munich.

Eight pedestrians, including a 12-year-old boy, were stabbed in five nearby locations, Hubertus Andrae, Munich police chief, said at a press-conference. Their injuries suffered were “superficial” and “non-life-threatening,” he added.

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Oct 21 09:41

EU anti-trust investigators raid BMW headquarters in Munich

EU anti-trust regulators have raided the offices of automaker BMW in Munich, the company said, in a fresh blow to the German car industry already hit by the Dieselgate scandal.

The European Commission, which refused to confirm the company targeted, said it "can confirm that as of October 16, 2017 its officials carried out an unannounced inspection at the premises of a car manufacturer in Germany."

The inspection was related to "concerns that several German car manufacturers may have violated EU antitrust rules that prohibit cartels and restrictive business practices," a statement said.

The commission added that Daimler was cooperating with the commission and could accordingly offer the firm leniency in the case.

"The inspection is linked to complaints against five auto companies that were reported in the media last July," BMW said in a statement that confirmed the raids.

Oct 20 21:06

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith? Pat Buchanan

James Burnham called it (Liberalism) in his 1964 “Suicide of the West” — the ideology of Western suicide.

Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since 1776, by becoming more equal, more diverse and more democratic — and the model for mankind’s future.

Oct 20 21:03

“The Lobby” British Style – Philip Giraldi

An undercover reporter secretly records how the Israeli Embassy directs local groups

There is undeniably a complicated web of relationships and networks that define Israel’s friends.

Now that the British account of “The Lobby” has cleared a regulatory hurdle the American version will reportedly soon be released.

Oct 20 05:50

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

On that day, at least 17,000 Jewish prisoners from the Majdanek camp and others who were being used as forced laborers in and around Lublin were shot in ditches just outside the camp. Music was blared from the Majdanek loudspeakers to mask the sound of the executions.
Note: holocau$t lies abound. How do they get away with it.

Oct 19 08:59

Merkel in TURMOIL: Chancellor insists her tactics work as leader QUITS over election

Mrs Merkel’s CDU party had its worst parliamentary election result since 1949 in the September poll, as well as experiencing devastating losses in regional votes.

However the German Chancellor has doubled down, claiming: “I do not see what we should do differently.”

The general secretary of the CDU’s Bavarian sister party, the CSU, has made equally oblivious comments, claiming the Austrian election results show “that elections can be won right from the middle” - despite huge gains for the right in both Austria and Germany.

Meanwhile the CDU regional president of Saxony has stepped down after especially disastrous local election results.

Oct 18 21:31

Tarred and feathered, lynched in the street and locked up in internment camps: The tragic plight of Germans in AMERICA during the First World War

A fascinating collection of photos have resurfaced showing the hardships faced by German-Americans at the brutal height of the First World War.

As Europe was ravaged by fighting, German immigrants in the US suffered harassment, internment, lynchings - and even the humiliation of being tarred and feathered.

Although a little-remembered part of history today, America was wracked by the fear and paranoia that swept from coast to coast during the Great War.

Oct 18 08:42

Merkel must go! Calls for German Chancellor to be ousted just weeks after election

ANGELA Merkel is facing calls to step down just weeks after she was re-elected German Chancellor over her plans to introduce a Muslim public holiday.

Oct 18 08:18

German news on migrant crime

Oct 18 08:02

Wounded and weakened, Merkel starts coalition talks with awkward partners

Chancellor Angela Merkel, damaged by poor election results, will from Wednesday seek to forge an unlikely governing coalition from a motley crew of parties that span the political spectrum.

Merkel's conservatives, who won a September 24th vote without a clear majority, will hold exploratory talks with the liberal and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) from 12pm and then the left-leaning and environmentalist Greens from 4.30pm.

To avoid a breakdown that would force new elections, all sides will in coming weeks have to hammer out tough compromises on thorny topics from immigration to EU reform and climate policy.

Oct 18 08:02

Submarine affair's secrets are coming to the surface

Secret meetings in effort to prevent the suspension of the submarine deal, the changes Israel requested that could indicate capability to launch nuclear missiles from the submarines, and Ya'alon's claims Netanyahu pressed him on the patrol boats deal. Yedioth and DIE ZEIT uncover more details of the affair that complicated Israeli-German ties.

Oct 17 05:42

German neo-Nazi convicted of Holocaust denial _ again

A well-known German neo-Nazi has been convicted again of Holocaust denial and sentenced to six months in prison. Ursula Haverbeck was sentenced at a Berlin district court Monday for saying at a January 2016 event in the German capital that the Holocaust didn't take place and that there were no gas chambers at the infamous Auschwitz death camp.
Note: Fact check. There were no homicidal gas chambers but there was a swimming pool, soccer field, orchestras, brothel, theaters.

Oct 16 08:48

GERMAN MEDIA REACHES A NEW LOW IN REPORTING

German media have a “particular” responsibility to finally free themselves of Israeli lobby pressure and talk about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine, as would be expected of “genuine” journalism.

Oct 13 12:28

Catalonia: What’s Next? – Justin Raimondo

Spain’s repression has failed.

While the elites are pushing an agenda of centralization, and concentrated power, the worldwide trend is actually going in the opposite direction, toward decentralization and self-determination.

At a time when supra-national bureaucracies and globalist initiatives are being foisted on ordinary people, the Catalan people are rising up and taking their destiny into their own hands.

Oct 13 06:59

Frankfurt's iconic Goethe Tower burns to ground in early morning blaze

It is still unclear whether the cause of the fire was arson but Brückner ruled out an electronic defect as the cause. It is also unknown where on the tower the blaze began, but investigations cannot begin until the fire is completely out.

Oct 13 06:58

German state bans migrants from moving to city after Merkel U-turns on policy

MIGRANTS in Germany will not be allowed to settle in the city of Salzgitter, Lower Saxony, following a decree made by officials.

Oct 10 10:07

British MP Joins Calls for Germany to Pay Billions in Second World War Reparations to Poland

The campaign to force the German government to pay billions – if not trillions – of euros to Poland in damages for the destruction caused during the Second World War has gained a new voice in the form of a British Conservative Member of Parliament.

Oct 09 10:48

The hopelessly corrupt structure of the Eurozone & the Eurogroup

Follow the money. The Eurogroup rules the Eurozone and its 19 member states. The first rule of Eurogroup is: ‘You don’t talk about Eurogroup!’

Part of the problem of criticizing the “pan-European project” is that you have multiple bodies which overlap. And you also have some nations which are part of one, but not another. Or which pay into one body, but abstain from another.

A clear analysis is needed of the most important part of the pan-European project: the Eurozone. The Eurozone is the most important because it controls the money in the world’s largest macro-economy.

Oct 09 09:35

Is Germany as well: Bavaria - to leave or remain the question now?

Do you really think that the Catalans and the Basques in Spain, or the Corsicans in France, will always suffer that they are ruled from Brussels by "tailoring" and taking money? Or imagine, for example, that a German government is at the head of some of the Brussels government? Well, that would smash Europe!
Germany has its equivalents to Catalonia - in the extreme, at least in economic terms. But how likely is the Catalan scenario?

Champions League in Independence: Bayern holds the fist of Barsi

"Should I stay or should I go?" (Whether to leave or to stay) - this verse from the hit of the punk band "Klech" embodies the issue raised in a referendum last week in Catalonia:

"Stay or go?"

Ninety percent of Catalans voted for secession from Spain. The Spanish Government does not recognize the results of the vote. Can a similar referendum be held in Germany?

Oct 09 08:58

Merkel finally agrees to 'refugee cap' after tricky summit with Bavarian ally

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed on Sunday to limit Germany's refugee intake in a bid to unite her conservative camp ahead of tough coalition talks to form a new government.

Oct 09 08:56

Railfan captures pictures of US tanks crossing Germany by the trainload: officials are saying nothing

Reichenbach: A train laden with tanks rolled through the Vogtland in the direction of Dresden or Leipzig on Thursday between 9 and 10 o'clock.

Though news of conspicuous train movements usually get around among the railfans and hobby photographers along the route, it was different this time.

The homeland researcher and author Gero Fehlhauer was out for a stroll and accidentally witnessed the train's entrance to Reichenbach and photographed it with his cellphone.
Fehlhauer wondered that he wasn't running into the usual railfans. "Perhaps the tank train was unpublished this time," he says.

Oct 09 08:40

Hamburg: Pensioners being driven out of their homes by islamic asylum seekers

Oct 09 08:14

‘World will change’: Trump likely to pull out of Iran nuclear deal next week – German FM

Germany’s foreign minister has expressed concern that US President Donald Trump is “likely to quit” the Iranian nuclear deal next week. Germany along with other EU states has been a staunch supporter of the agreement brokered by Barack Obama’s administration.

Breaking the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a great concern to Germany as it brings new risks to international security and effectively would change the world, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday.

Oct 07 07:32

German 'Catalonia'? Prospects of Independence Referendum Scenario in Bavaria

If Catalonia secedes from Spain, it could be a precedent for similar developments in Germany, chairman of the Bavarian Party, Florian Weber, said, commenting on experts' recent assumptions that the Catalan scenario may result in the spread of pro-independence aspirations among other EU member states.

Oct 07 07:31

Merkel's Bavarian allies insist on conservative unity before coalition talks

The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has said her conservative bloc must agree policies on immigration, pensions and healthcare before opening coalition negotiations with two other parties.

Oct 05 06:14

'We Don't Like Islamic Invasion': The Leader of Germany's Rising Right Speaks Out

Fresh off his election success, Alexander Gauland discusses refugees, German identity, and the legacy of the Nazis.

Oct 04 08:58

German President Says Country Divided by 'Walls' of Misunderstanding

The president explained that he was talking about the walls between "city and country, online and offline, poor and rich, old and young, walls, behind which one hardly knows anything about the other."

Oct 04 08:18

Angela Merkel facing hostile takeover as right-wing supporters plot to take control of CDU

ANGELA Merkel is facing a hostile takeover as right-wing politicians plot to take control of her party after disappointing election results.

Oct 03 07:58

Failed asylum seeker on trial for rape calls victim ‘prostitute’ in German court

A failed asylum seeker accused of raping a girl in front of her own boyfriend at a German nature reserve has lashed out in court, calling the alleged victim a "prostitute."

The defendant, identified as 31-year-old 'Eric X' from Ghana, is charged with aggravated rape and predatory blackmail.

Oct 03 07:53

'Emperor' Macron exploiting Merkel's election shock to become next EU leader

FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has abused Angela Merkel’s underwhelming election result by pushing for France to lead a European Empire, a Paris-based journalist has claimed.

Sep 30 08:19

Why US, EU Falsify Memory of Russia's Role in Defeating Nazi Germany

The genuine history of World War II has fallen prey to numerous falsifications aimed at downplaying and erasing the predominate role of the Red Army in destroying Nazi Germany from people's memories, Michael Jabara Carley, a professor of history at the Université de Montréal and the author of "Silent Conflict: A Hidden History of Early Soviet-Western Relations," told Sputnik.

Sep 29 09:44

Police start manhunt for man suspected of poisoning baby food in supermarkets

An unknown person poisoned food in supermarkets in the south German town of Friedrichshafen after trying to blackmail supermarkets, police said on Thursday. The tainted products included baby foods.

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