Tag: Germany

EU warns Russia over Ukraine agreement

Russia will face fresh sanctions from the EU if a deal to end the Ukraine war is not fully implemented, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned.   She said EU leaders had asked officials to prepare further sanctions in case an agreed ceasefire was not respected.   The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France […]

Germany Proposes ‘Jihadi Identity Card’

Despite confiscating passports, Germany has found Jihadists have still been able to leave the country to fight and get training abroad by using their Federal identity cards, so the state has proposed to replace them, with specially designed  ‘Jihadi’ cards.   Having an identity document has been compulsory for many Germans since 1938 when the […]

Merkel says Islam ‘belongs to Germany’ ahead of Dresden rally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday Islam “belongs to Germany”, in a clear repudiation of anti-immigration protesters gathering in Dresden and other cities. A day after walking arm-in-arm with French President Francois Hollande at the front of a massive march in Paris to honor the victims of killings by Islamic militants, Merkel received the […]

25,000 attend German anti-Islam march, but counter-protests bigger

A record 25,000 people joined an anti-Islamic march in Germany on Monday, claiming their stance was vindicated by last week’s Paris jihadist attacks.   However, the impressive turnout was dwarfed by 100,000 counter-demonstrators calling for tolerance nationwide.   Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier stressed that “Islam belongs to Germany” and announced she would on Tuesday join […]

Germans take to the streets to protest against ‘Islamisation’

A new type of anti-immigration protest is sweeping across Germany, as thousands take to the streets against what they say is the growing “Islamisation” of the country. The new protests, which began in the city of Dresden in the former East Germany, feature no neo-Nazi slogans and have nothing to do with the traditional far […]

ECB’s negative interest rates under fire

In Germany, where saving is considered a virtue, the announcement by one of the country’s biggest lenders, Commerzbank, that it will start charging clients with high deposits on their accounts has angered many.   Commerzbank insists that mom-and-pop retail customers will not be affected and the so-called “deposit fees” will be levied only on major corporate clients holding more […]

Austria Passes New Law on Islam

Austria on Thursday called for standardized German-language translations of the Koran and moved to prohibit foreign funding of Muslim organizations on its soil in a draft law aimed in part at tackling Islamic extremism, Reuters reports.   The bill will overhaul a 1912 law governing the status of Austrian Muslims, prompting concern from a major […]

Talks with Powers Will be Extended

Iran’s foreign minister suggested on Tuesday that six world powers are leaning towards extending nuclear talks with Tehran beyond a July 20 deadline, Reuters reported. Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “serious differences” remained in nuclear talks with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. He added, however, that the text of a […]

Germany’s plan to take on NSA

Politicians in Germany have devised an ingenious solution to combat the threat of eavesdropping by American spies: playing classical music during their meetings.MPs who sit on the spying committee had become so concerned that US agents might listen in to their discussions that they had ordered classical music to be played, to drown out the […]

Who Really Owns Your Child?

“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” — Adolph Hitler Who Really Owns Your Child? By Dave Robbins   Do you really own your children? With the ever-encroaching fingers of government into our personal lives, it is a question that must be asked. Most parents would answer with a resounding “Yes!” But is […]