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Germany

2019

07

Oct

Germany approves controversial military exports to UAE

The German government has given its approval for new military exports to the United Arab Emirates, despite an agreement by the ruling coalition to no longer supply military hardware to countries “directly” involved in the war in Yemen. The Federal Security Council, headed by Chancellor Angela Merkel, approved the sale of generators for an air […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Trt Haber , DW

23

Sep

Five EU interior ministers want quotas for shipwrecked refugees

At a meeting in Malta, the three largest countries in the EU want to find a solution to the issue of distributing migrants. Will other countries follow their lead? Bernd Riegert reports. Malta, the smallest country in the EU, lies on the migration route stretching from Libya to Europe. Nine private rescue ships, among them […]

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Country: Germany
Source: DW

17

Sep

AfD politician threatens journalist after Hitler comparison

An Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) politician has walked out of an interview and threatened a journalist after he was confronted with parallels between his rhetoric and that of Adolf Hitler. An interview with Björn Höcke by the state broadcaster ZDF, recorded last week but screened on Sunday, shows the AfD politician threatening “massive consequences” to […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Hürriyet , The Guardian

03

Sep

AfD gains big in Saxony and Brandenburg elections

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party tripled its share of the vote in Saxony and doubled in Brandenburg on Sunday. In Dresden, Saxony, AfD reaped a 27% of the vote, with the CDU shedding 7%. In Brandenburg, the AfD reaped 23,5%. Although the SPD retained its 26,2% lead, it was clear that the region […]

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Country: Germany
Source: AA , NE

03

Sep

German minister finally calls colonial-era killings in Namibia ‘genocide’

A German minister has described the slaughter of Herero and Nama tribespeople in Namibia more than a century ago as genocide, one of the most senior government members to use the term while compensation claims are under discussion. German soldiers slaughtered some 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama members in a 1904-1908 campaign after a revolt […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Euro News , Reuters

02

Sep

Far-right AfD second strongest force in Brandenburg and Saxony, exit polls show

Germany’s far-right AfD party surged to new strengths in elections for two eastern states on Sunday, exit polls said, reflecting anger over Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migrant policy and a wealth gap 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell. The Alternative for Germany became the second-strongest party in regional parliaments in both Saxony and Brandenburg, the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: The Local , Bloomberght

26

Aug

AfD might win two German state elections

The anti-immigration, anti-euro AfD party took the lead in Brandenburg in three of the last five polls in Brandenburg and is within striking distance in Saxony. CDU pulled ahead in the tow most recent polls but with so many parties in play, the results are within the margin of error of an AfD win. All […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , Money Moven

09

Aug

German conservatives renew calls for a burqa ban

As the neighboring Netherlands begins policing the wearing of burqas, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) are calling for a burqa ban of Germany’s own. Julia Klöckner, who leads the provincial Rhineland-Palatinate branch of the party and is the No. 2 Christian Democrat nationally, said Germany should enshrine a dress code for Muslim women in order […]

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Country: Germany
Source: Amerikanın Sesi , DW

07

Aug

Children who don’t speak German ‘shouldn’t be allowed to start school’

Carsten Linnemann, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Union and its sister party the Christian Social Union parliamentary group, spoke out in favour of postponing the enrolment of children at primary school who do not speak German well enough. He told the Rheinische Post: “To put it in a nutshell: a child who barely speaks […]

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Country: Germany
Source: NTV , The Local

30

Jul

Homelessness on the rise in Germany

Around 650,000 people in Germany are without a permanent home, according to figures released by the Federal Association for Assistance to Homeless People (BAGW). The figures are based on estimates from 2017 and revealed that: Most homeless people live in emergency shelters, but around 48,000 people live on the streets. Migrants from EU nations in […]

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Country: Germany
Source: TRT Haber , DW