Tag Archives: Germany

German Extremists Go On Trial Over QAnon Coup Plot

NBC News reports: Nine defendants will face judges at a special temporary courthouse built to accommodate the large number of defendants, lawyers and media dealing with the case. About 260 witnesses are expected at a trial that the Frankfurt state court expects to extend well into 2025, one of three related trials that in total involve more than two dozen …

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Far-Right German Leader Charged For Nazi Slogan

ABC News reports: Prosecutors said Wednesday that they have charged one of the most prominent figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party with a second count of uttering a slogan used by the Nazis’ SA stormtroopers at a political event. Björn Höcke was already scheduled to go on trial in Halle on April 18. Prosecutors in the eastern city …

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Germans Celebrate Legal Weed With Smoke-In [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Marijuana campaigners in Germany lit celebratory joints on Monday as the country liberalized rules on cannabis to allow possession of small amounts. The German Cannabis Association, which campaigned for the new law, staged a “smoke-in” at Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate when the law took effect at midnight. Other public consumption events were scheduled throughout the country. …

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German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Recreational Weed

Courthouse News reports: A divided Bundestag on Friday voted to make Germany the first major European Union country to legalize the possession and purchase of small amounts of cannabis for recreational purposes. Starting April 1, people 18 and older will be able to grow up to three marijuana plants and possess up to 25 grams (about 1 ounce) of cannabis …

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Homocon German Leader Calls For Vote On Leaving EU

The Guardian reports: The leader of Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland has said her party will campaign for a Brexit-style vote on EU membership if it comes to power, calling the UK’s departure from the bloc a model for its largest member. Alice Weidel told the Financial Times in an exclusive interview that the UK decision would be “dead right” …

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Protests Sweep Germany After Homocon-Led Party Is Exposed For Its Nazi Plot To Deport “Non-Assimiliated”

Courthouse News reports: Calls to ban Germany’s strengthening far-right party, the Alternative für Deutschland, on grounds it’s a threat to democracy are growing after some of its members took part in an event where plans were discussed about deporting masses of “foreigners,” including citizens deemed not to have adequately “assimilated” into German culture. The event was headlined by Martin Sellner, …

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Germany Detains Schwarzenegger Over Luxury Watch

The Washington Post reports: Germany has launched criminal tax proceedings against Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is accused of failing to declare a luxury watch upon landing in Munich. The Hollywood star and former governor of California, 76, was held for three hours after disembarking a flight from Los Angeles, Schwarzenegger’s spokesman Daniel Ketchell, who was on the flight, told The Washington …

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Berlin Neighborhood On Lockdown Over Escaped Lion

Deutsche Welle reports: A “loose, dangerous animal,” suspected to be an escaped big cat, was reportedly sighted in a Potsdam region on the fringes of the German capital on Thursday, police said. Authorities are using helicopters to track what they believe is a female lion and have called on residents to stay indoors, the RBB public broadcaster reported. Residents have …

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Germany’s Far-Right Homocon-Led Party To Advance

Reuters reports: The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) is riding high in the polls to the alarm of mainstream parties and is on track to win three state votes in the east of the country with calls to stop migration and curb what it sees as a costly green agenda. AfD is polling 17-19% nationwide, around a record high for …

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German Chancellor Backs Biden Over “Divisive” Trump

Bloomberg News reports: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he wants US President Joe Biden to be re-elected because the Democrat is better for America, adding that former President Donald Trump stands for a “great division” in his country which would also be bad for Germany. In unusually blunt words about an election in an allied nation, Scholz on Monday made …

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Cardinals Demand Trial For Pro-Gay German Bishops

Fox News reports: Leaders of the Catholic Church in Germany must be punished for breaking from the Vatican and approving blessings for same-sex marriages, two cardinals say. Cardinal Raymond Burke of the United States and Cardinal Gerhard Müller of Germany spoke about the de facto schism underway in Germany during an interview with EWTN. “Whether it’s a departure, heretical teaching …

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Germany Commemorates LGBTQ Holocaust Victims

CNN International reports: The German parliament for the first time on Friday focused its annual Holocaust memorial commemorations on people persecuted and killed over their sexual or gender identity during World War II. Campaigners in Germany have worked for decades to establish an official ceremony to commemorate the LGBTQ victims persecuted under the Nazi regime. “Today’s hour of remembrances focuses …

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Germany And US Agree To Deliver Tanks To Ukraine

Reuters reports: Germany announced plans on Wednesday to deliver heavy tanks to Ukraine, and the United States was poised to do so too, a breakthrough hailed as a decisive military boost by Kyiv and condemned by Moscow as a reckless provocation. Kyiv has been calling for months for Western main battle tanks that would give its forces greater firepower, protection …

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Germany Arrests 25 QAnon Followers In Overthrow Plot

Reuters reports: Germany on Wednesday detained 25 members and supporters of a far-right group that prosecutors said were preparing a violent overthrow of the state, with some members suspected of plotting an armed attack on the parliament. Prosecutors said the group was inspired by the deep state conspiracy theories of QAnon and the Reichsbuerger, who do not recognise the legitimacy …

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German Team Defies FIFA In Pro-LGBTQ Protest

The Guardian reports: Germany’s players placed hands over their mouths and wore rainbow stripes on their warm-up tops and boots in a powerful statement of defiance against FIFA before their Group E match against Japan. Their message was reinforced by the German interior minister, Nancy Faeser, who also wore a OneLove armband, which promotes tolerance, diversity and LGBTQ+ rights, as …

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Anti-Vax “Sovereign Citizen” Pastor Arrested In Plot To Kidnap German Health Minister And Attack Power Grid

Politico Europe reports: German police in Rhineland-Palatinate on Thursday arrested a 75-year-old woman for plotting to kidnap Health Minister Karl Lauterbach [photo] and bring down the country’s power grid. According to reports, the woman is called Elisabeth R., a professor of theology from the University of Mainz who has worked as a protestant pastor. She was active in the militant …

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Poland Seeks $1.3T In War Reparations From Germany

The Associated Press reports: Poland’s top politician said Thursday that the government will seek equivalent of some $1.3 trillion in reparations from Germany for the Nazis’ World War II invasion and occupation of his country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski [photo], leader of the Law and Justice party, announced the huge claim at the release of a long-awaited report on the cost to …

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Scholz Pushes To Add Up To Nine New EU Members

Politico Europe reports: The EU should significantly expand but must first undergo fundamental reforms to ensure an enlarged bloc can still function, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Monday. During an hour-long speech at Charles University in Prague, Scholz outlined his vision for an EU of the future — one that has absorbed up to nine new members on its eastern …

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Drought Exposes Sunken Nazi Warships In Danube

The Associated Press reports: Europe’s worst drought in years has pushed the mighty river Danube to one of its lowest levels in almost a century, exposing the hulks of dozens of explosives-laden German warships sunk during World War Two near Serbia’s river port town of Prahovo. Months of drought and record-high temperatures have snarled river traffic on vital arteries in …

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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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