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Germany Heading Towards Recession, Says Government Report

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/24/2019 at 12:00pm
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Germany is heading into a recession, a report released by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office said. The economists working at the Chancellor’s office see Germany technically in a recession given the country’s negative growth in two successive quarters, the German weekly Der Spiegel reported. Europe’s largest economy is expected to contract between...

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Germany: Hundreds Probed Over Anti-Migrant Comments on Facebook

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/11/2019 at 12:00pm
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German authorities have investigated hundreds of internet users over comments they made on a Facebook video posted by the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The massive probe, spanning over 250 investigations, was launched in response to the live streaming of a migrant protest by the Bavarian-wing of the AfD party...

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Germany Mulls ‘Meat Tax’ to Combat Climate Change

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 1:00pm 8/8/2019 at 1:00pm
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic party (CDU) has supported plans to raise meat prices to fight climate change.

The meat tax, initially proposed by the Social Democrats (SPD) and the Green Party, will sharply increase the prices of meat products by raising the tax rate from the current rate of...

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Germany Wants ‘Tougher’ Checks on Swiss Border After Migrant Pushed Eight-Year-Old Boy Under Train

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 12:00pm 8/4/2019 at 12:00pm
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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has proposed “enhanced controls” along the border with Switzerland after a migrant pushed a boy to his death at Frankfurt’s railway station. The Eritrean refugee, who had received asylum in Switzerland, had shoved an eight-year-old boy and his mother in front of a high-speed train on...

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Merkel Slams Trump, Sides With ‘Attacked’ Congresswomen

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 12:00pm 7/20/2019 at 12:00pm
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Germany Calls For EU-Wide ‘Migrant Redistribution Coalition’

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 14, 2019 at 2:00pm 7/14/2019 at 2:00pm
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Germany has called for a European Union-wide ‘redistribution coalition’ to settle migrants who are presently entering into Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. “We need a coalition of willing for a mandatory distribution mechanism,” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. Germany will be taking a “leadership role” in accepting migrants coming from the...

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Health Concerns Grow After German Chancellor Merkel Seen Shaking In Public For Third Time

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1:00pm 7/12/2019 at 1:00pm
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Serious concerns over German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s health have grown after she was seen shaking uncontrollably in public for the third time in the last few weeks. Chancellor Merkel, whose term ends in 2021, downplayed the trembling episodes claiming she was doing “very well” and “no one should be worried.”

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Iran Worked to Acquire Technology for its Nuclear Program in 2018: German Intel Report

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/30/2019 at 2:00pm
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Iran tried to procure weapons technology to build up its nuclear program in 2018, Germany’s federal intelligence service BfV disclosed in its annual report published on Thursday. The intelligence agency found “clear rise in evidence” that Tehran has been working to acquire technical capabilities to enhance its nuclear weapons...

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German Intel Service: Number of Islamists in Germany at Record High

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 28, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/28/2019 at 12:00pm
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The number of individuals classified as Islamists by Germany’s domestic intelligence service has crossed 26,000, German newspapers reported. The threat from Islamic terrorism in Germany “remains at a high level,” the spy service disclosed.

The Islamic State is “restructuring itself into an underground terrorist group” following its military defeat in the Middle...

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U.S. Lawmakers to Germany: Russia’s Nord Stream Pipeline a “Bad Deal”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 7:00am 6/26/2019 at 7:00am
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In a rare showing of bipartisan consensus, several U.S. lawmakers have called upon Germany to reconsider the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported. “For once, Democrats and Republicans in the US agree on something: The project is a really bad idea,” the public broadcaster added.

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Iran Poses a Growing Cyber Security Threat to Germany: Country’s Intel Agency

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 21, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/21/2019 at 1:00pm
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While Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is committed to saving Iran’s faltering economy in the wake of the U.S. sanction, Tehran is emerging as a major cyber security threat to Germany and the West, the German intelligence service warned.

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German State Broadcaster Blocked Me For Objecting To Their Citing An Antisemitic Politician

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/20/2019 at 1:00pm
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As an Indian journalist living in Germany, I often analyze German media coverage for the Legal Insurrection and other publications. Germany’s state-run international broadcaster Deutsche Welle and its English language service DW News have been a go-to source for news related to state policy, official comments and statistics.

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Germany: ‘Strong Evidence’ Iran Carried Out Tanker Attacks

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/19/2019 at 1:00pm
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In a major shift, Germany has acknowledged Iran’s involvement in the last week’s attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that their was “strong evidence” that Tehran was responsible for the attacks on the tankers.

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German Student Associations Unite to Fight Antisemitic BDS Movement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/16/2019 at 12:00pm
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Germany’s leading national student associations have joined forces to fight the anti-Israel boycott movement—Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)—on college campuses. Perhaps the first academic initiative of its kind in Europe, the alliance comprises student groups from across the political spectrum.

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U.S. Sanctions Iran’s Terror-Linked Oil Giant

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 9, 2019 at 12:00pm 6/9/2019 at 12:00pm
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The United States has sanctioned Iran’s biggest oil company because of its links to the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), a designated terrorist group. Tehran’s Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) and its 39 subsidiaries have been providing “financial lifelines to the IRGC,” the U.S. Treasury Department said.

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German Foreign Minister Will Visit Iran to Save Nuclear Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2019 at 1:00pm 6/7/2019 at 1:00pm
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will travel to Iran next week in a desperate bid to save the nuclear deal. Berlin is coordinating this latest diplomatic move in consultation with the UK and France, the German state media confirmed.

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Germany: Government Official Warns Jews Against Wearing Kippah

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:00pm 5/25/2019 at 2:00pm
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The German government’s commissioner for Antisemitism has warned Jews living in Germany against wearing Kippah, or the Jewish skullcap, in public. “I can’t advise Jews to wear Kippah at all times and everywhere in Germany. I have to say this with regret,” Felix Klein, who heads the German government’s Antisemitism office,...

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