Tag Archives: Germany

GERMANY: Berlin Soccer Team Shows Solidarity With Protesting NFL Players, All Take A Knee Before Match

The Associated Press reports: Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it before playing Schalke. “Hertha BSC stands for ...

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GERMANY: Same-Sex Marriage Begins [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin. Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday to allow couples to wed on ...

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Homocon Richard Grenell’s History Of Twitter Assholery Comes Up At Ambassadorship Confirmation Hearing

Homocon Richard Grenell history of assholery on Twitter came back to bite his Quisling ass today during his Senate confirmation hearing to be US ambassador to Germany. Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) took issue with Grenell’s remarks — saying he brought it up privately with the nominee and wished to bring it up publicly ...

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GERMANY: Infighting Roils Extremist AFD Party After Shocking Election, “Moderate” Leader Asked To Resign

The Washington Post reports: A senior figure in the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany says party co-leader Frauke Petry should quit, amid deepening infighting a day after its strong showing in national elections. Petry, who is co-chairwoman of AfD, announced Monday that she won’t join its new parliamentary caucus and walked out of a news conference. She’s been sidelined in the ...

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GERMANY: Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term, Extremist AFD Party Has Likely Taken 89 Seats In Parliament

The New York Times reports: Angela Merkel is headed toward a fourth term as German chancellor, according to normally reliable exit polls released just after the polls closed in Germany. But the polls also show that a far-right party, Alternative for Germany, has gotten some 13.5 percent of the vote, a significant showing of voter anger over immigration and inequality. ...

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White House Announces Nomination Of Homocon Trump Loyalist Richard Grenell As US Ambassador To Germany

Politico reports: President Donald Trump intends to nominate Richard Grenell, a former spokesman for the U.S. mission to the United Nations under President George W. Bush, to be the next ambassador to Germany, the White House announced Friday. Grenell, a prominent supporter of Trump, was previously said to be in the running for NATO ambassador, before former Sen. Kay Bailey ...

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German Cops Seize Trump-Shaped Ecstasy Pills

Germany’s The Local has a good take: Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live inside Donald Trump’s head? Well, German police have seized a party drug that lets you experience the feeling that everything you are doing is amazing, while others only see a barely coherent, twitching mess. Police in Osnabrück found €39,000 of the Trump-shaped ecstasy pills, ...

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GERMANY: Hundreds Of Nazis March In Berlin [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Neo-Nazis marched in the streets of Berlin on Saturday as counter-protesters assembled to meet them, a week after a white supremacist rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia. Helmeted police in riot gear stood guard as right-wing demonstrators converged on the German capital to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy. Convicted at ...

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Angela Merkel Hits Trump For Escalating War Rhetoric

Politico reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday implicitly criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s fiery comments on North Korea and called for the crisis over Pyongyang’s missile program to be resolved through diplomacy. When asked at a press conference in Berlin whether Germany would “stand by the U.S. in case of war,” Merkel did not respond directly but said: “I consider ...

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GERMANY: President Signs Marriage Bill, Weddings To Start October 1st Unless Bavaria State Challenges

Bloomberg reports: Germany’s president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, his office said Friday, paving the way for the bill to take effect this fall. Lawmakers approved the bill on June 30 in parliament’s last session before Germany’s September election. The move became possible after Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservative party had long been reluctant to budge on the issue, ...

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REPORT: Homocon Trump Loyalist Richard Grenell To Be Nominated As US Ambassador To Germany

From the far-right Trump ballwashing site Newsmax: Foreign affairs commentator Richard Grenell is set to be nominated by President Donald Trump as U.S. ambassador to Germany, a White House source confirmed to Newsmax. Grenell, who was the longest-serving U.S. spokesman at the United Nations during the George W. Bush administration, has been an international news analyst on Fox News and ...

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GERMANY: Marriage Bill Clears Upper Chamber Of Parliament, But Bavaria Vows Constitutional Challenge

Deutsche Welle reports: A vote was not necessary in the upper house of Germany’s parliament, the Bundesrat, on Friday, because no state challenged the draft legislation. The original proposal for the law – and a large part of the initial pressure on Angela Merkel’s government to act – had come from the Bundesrat, where “marriage for all” (“Ehe für alle”) ...

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Trump Sidelined By Protocol For Official G20 Portrait

You KNOW he hated this. The Hill explains: In the Group of 20 (G-20) “family photo,” the longest-serving leaders are positioned closer to the center with the host nation’s leader directly in the center — leaving President Trump on the edge next to French President Emmanuel Macron in the images taken in Hamburg, Germany. Protocol for the traditional family photo ...

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POLL: Americans Trust Merkel More Than Trump

The Hill reports: A majority of Americans say they have more confidence in German Chancellor Angela Merkel as a leader than they do in President Trump, according to a Pew Research survey published Wednesday. Fifty-six percent of Americans polled said they have more confidence in Merkel, while 46 percent said they have more confidence in Trump. Results are divided along ...

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GERMANY: Bundestag Vice President Calls On State Of Bavaria To Challenge Marriage Equality Vote

Germany’s The Local reports: Bundestag Vice President Johannes Singhammer of Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party the CSU told Die Welt on Monday that his state’s government should bring the matter of same-sex marriage to the Constitutional Court. “In order to achieve legal clarity, I suggest that the Constitutional Court should be called upon,” Singhammer said. He added that individual citizens ...

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GERMANY: Far-Right Party Publishes “Death Notice” For Families, Vows To Sue To Stop Marriage Equality

Politico Europe reports: Germany’s Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) is looking to stop gay marriage in court, the far-right party’s vice chair Alexander Gauland told the country’s largest circulation newspaper. “We are currently studying a challenge at the constitutional court,” Gauland said in an interview with Bild Zeitung, days after parliament legalized same-sex marriage. AfD’s internet site features on its front ...

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Anti-Gay Russian MP Denounces Germany’s Marriage Vote: Angela Merkel “Kissed Satan” To Win The Election

From the same Russian Orthodox television network as the previous post: Duma Committee on International Affairs member Vitaly Milonov promised to appeal to German bishops with a request to excommunicate Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel for legalizing same-sex marriages. The decision was made by the deputies of the Bundestag on Friday, June 30. “I will appeal to the bishops of Germany ...

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BREAKING: German Parliament Approves Same-Sex Marriage In 393-226 Vote, Angela Merkel Votes Against

Deutsche Welle reports: The German parliament, or Bundestag, on Friday passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriages in a snap vote that made it onto the agenda before the summer break after a surprise shift by Chancellor Angela Merkel. The bill passed by 393 to 226, with four abstentions. Merkel herself voted against the bill, although it was comments from her ...

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LIVE VIDEO: German Parliament Votes On Marriage

Germany’s Bundestag is about to vote on same-sex marriage. The first vote this morning will be to put the issue on the day’s agenda and the second vote is expected to follow within the hour. Watch below. Here’s how this came about so quickly: The way was paved for a vote on Monday night when Merkel said she wanted the ...

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GERMANY: Right Wing Pols Panic At Abrupt Marriage Vote, Claim Constitution Must First Be Amended

Germany’s The Local reports: “The interior and justice ministries have always been of the opinion that same-sex marriage can’t happen without a change to the constitution,” Günter Krings [photo] told the Rheinische Post on Wednesday. “There is a lot of evidence to suggest that the proposed change to the law will contravene the constitutional definition of marriage.” The Grundgesetz (German ...

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