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Germany To Support EU Ban On Russian Oil Imports

Reuters reports: Germany said on Monday it was prepared to back an immediate European Union embargo on Russian oil, a major shift from Moscow’s biggest energy customer that could let Europe impose such a ban within days. Russia’s energy exports – by far its biggest source of income – have so far largely been exempt from international sanctions over the …

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German Police Foil Anti-Vax Civil War Plot [VIDEO]

Deutsche Welle reports: Investigators in the western German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Thursday they had arrested four members of a right-wing extremist chat group that was seeking to bring down Germany’s democracy. Those arrested were German nationals linked to the COVID-denier protest scene and the “Reichsbürger” movement, the investigators said. State prosecutors in Koblenz and the State Criminal Police …

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Hundreds Of Pro-Russia Protesters Rally In Germany

Agence France-Presse reports: Pro-Russia protesters rallied in Germany on Sunday, the country’s significant Russian-speaking population demanding an end to the discrimination it says it has suffered since war began in Ukraine. Germany is home to 1.2 million people of Russian origin and 325,000 from Ukraine. Authorities fear the conflict could be imported into Germany and the protests used to promote …

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German Man Got At Least 87 Vax Shots To Sell Proofs

Deutsche Welle reports: A German man is under investigation after authorities discovered he’d received the coronavirus vaccine at least 87 times. The man is believed to have gotten the jab up to three times a day at different jab sites — logging 87 coronavirus vaccinations in the state of Saxony alone. A staff member at a center in the city …

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Berlin Sees Massive Protest Against Russia [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Tens of thousands men, women and children joined an anti-war demonstration in central Berlin on Sunday, with many waving Ukrainian flags or holding banners with slogans opposing the Russian invasion. Gathering near the Brandenburg Gate, symbol of a divided Germany during the Cold War, protesters – including people in wheelchairs and toddlers in pushchairs – walked through the …

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German Chancellor: We’ll Keep Buying Russian Oil

Politico Europe reports: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Monday pushed back hard against calls from the U.S. and Ukraine for a ban on imports of Russian gas and oil as part of international sanctions on Moscow. One of the darkest ironies of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine is that Europe is helping fund the Kremlin’s war machine through …

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German Cardinal Accused In Abuse Coverup Offers To Resign After His “Spiritual Timeout” Granted By Pope

The Associated Press reports: A prominent Roman Catholic archbishop who faced strong criticism for his handling of the church’s sexual abuse scandal in Germany said Wednesday that he has offered his resignation to Pope Francis following a “spiritual timeout” granted by the pontiff. Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki, the archbishop of Cologne, marked his return to work with a lengthy letter …

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Germany Authorizes Weapons Shipments To Ukraine

The Wall Street Journal reports: Germany has allowed the Netherlands to deliver German-made weapons to Ukraine, breaking with its strict refusal to authorize the delivery of lethal weapons to Ukraine, German government officials said. The official said 400 handheld antitank missiles and 14 armored vehicles would be delivered directly from Germany via Poland. Germany will also donate 10 metric tons …

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Reuters: Biden To Deploy 7000 Troops To Germany

Reuters reports: The United States is sending 7,000 troops to Germany to help reassure NATO allies who are part of a larger contingent that had already been put on alert earlier this year, a senior U.S. defense official said. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the troops would be made up of an armored brigade combat team …

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Germany Moves To Halt Gas Pipeline From Russia

The Associated Press reports: Germany has taken steps to halt the process of certifying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Tuesday, as the West started taking punitive measures against Moscow over the Ukraine crisis. Scholz told reporters in Berlin that his government was taking the measure in response to Moscow’s actions in Ukraine. The …

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Russia Vows Revenge After Germany Bans State Outlet

The Moscow Times reports: Russia’s foreign ministry on Wednesday said it will take “retaliatory measures” against German media in Russia after RT’s German-language channel was banned by a local regulator. “This step leaves us no choice other than to start implementing retaliatory measures against German media accredited in Russia,” the ministry said in a statement. Germany’s broadcasting regulator on Wednesday …

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German Health Minister: Fourth Vax Dose Necessary

Reuters reports: As Germany pushes out third shots amid a fourth wave of coronavirus infections, its health minister is looking toward a fourth shot against a fifth wave. Karl Lauterbach told reporters Wednesday that Germany has enough supply to meet its year-end goal of 30 million vaccinations. The government wants another 30 million by the end of January. “Personally, as …

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Far-Right Anti-Vax German Leader Dies Of Something

The National reports: Bernd Grimmer, from the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), played down the threat of the virus and refused to get vaccinated. Moderators on Mr Grimmer’s official Facebook page confirmed he had died from the virus, which has killed more than 100,000 people in Germany. They condemned what they said were insensitive remarks about his death. In …

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German Police Thwart Anti-Vax Assassination Plot

Deutsche Welle reports: Police in the German state of Saxony raided several locations in Dresden on Wednesday after online threats were made against state premier Michael Kretschmer and other members of the state government. In Dresden, police searched five properties, and another place was being searched in the nearby town of Heidenau. Police have reason to believe the suspects were …

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New German Chancellor Vows To “React Decisively” Against Violent Demonstrations By Anti-Vax Activists

The Local Germany reports: In a press conference held after the signing of the new government’s coalition agreement in Berlin, incoming Chancellor Olaf Scholz slammed ‘threatening’ protests against Covid restrictions and vaccinations. “We must react decisively against violent demonstrations,” Scholz said. Referring to a recent protest staged outside the private house of Saxony’s Health Minister, Scholz said these kinds of …

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Leaves Office After 16 Years

The Associated Press reports: Angela Merkel was assured of a place in the history books as soon as she became Germany’s first female chancellor on Nov. 22, 2005. Over the next 16 years, she was credited with raising Germany’s profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union together, managing a string of crises and being a role model …

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Merkel Makes Farewell Plea For Germans To Get Vaxxed

Reuters reports: Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans on Saturday to get vaccinated against COVID-19 to help turn the tide on a fourth wave of cases that she said had become “dramatic” in parts of the country. “We are in a very serious situation. In some parts of the country you can only describe it as dramatic: overfilled intensive care …

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Germany Imposes National Lockdown On Unvaxxed

Politico Europe reports: The German government and the leaders of the country’s 16 states on Thursday imposed a lockdown on people who are not vaccinated against coronavirus. “Today we talked about an act of national solidarity,” said outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, adding that restrictions are required due to Germany’s bad epidemiological situation. Referring to recently stabilizing infection rates, Merkel said …

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German Cops Raid Event Dispensing “Homemade” Vax

Deutsche Welle reports: German police had to close down an unauthorized event billing itself as a vaccination center on Saturday after a doctor began administering COVID-19 vaccine shots he had invented himself, German media reported. The jab, which was developed without any official recognition, was being administered as a vaccination drive at Lübeck airport in the north of Germany. Police …

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Italy And Germany Confirm Cases Of Omicron Variant

The Associated Press reports: News reports in Italy and Germany say that both countries have confirmed cases of the omicron COVID-19 variant. The Italian news agency LaPresse says an Italian who traveled to Mozambique has tested positive for the omicron variant. The business traveler landed in Rome on Nov. 11 and returned to his home near Naples. Five family members, …

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