Tag Archives: Germany

GERMANY: Synagogue Shooter Denied Holocaust In Video, Made White Supremacist, Anti-Feminist Claims

Vice News reports: The gunman who killed two people near a synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Wednesday appears to have filmed his attack, and the footage was uploaded to Twitch, a platform popular with video game users. The video shows the alleged suspect, a young white male, driving to his chosen location, alone. He speaks to a camera, positioned on …

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Germany Asks Poland For WWII Forgiveness [VIDEO]

Politico Europe reports: German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier asked for Poland’s forgiveness as he marked the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II on Sunday. Speaking at a ceremony in the Polish town of Wieluń, where the first German bombs fell, Steinmeier said “far too few” Germans knew the town’s history today. Alternating between German and Polish, he continued: …

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Rammstein Members Defy Law With Moscow Kiss

The Independent reports: Two members of Rammstein kissed onstage in Moscow as a sign of defiance at the country’s notoriously anti-LGBT+ stance. Guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe were seen moving towards one another before kissing during a performance of “Aüslander”. The German heavy metal band posted a photo of the moment on their Instagram page with the caption: “Russia, …

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Germany’s Merkel Backs “The Squad” Over Trump: I Stand In Solidarity With The Women He Has Attacked

CNN reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump’s racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen “undermine America’s strength” and that she stands in “solidarity” with the women. Speaking at her annual news conference in Berlin, Merkel said: “I distance myself from this decidedly and stand in solidarity with the women who were attacked.” She added that …

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German Burger King Ad Celebrates Same-Sex Marriage With Diamonds Made Of Whoppers And An F-Bomb

Ad Age reports: Fresh off its impressive showing at the Cannes Lions festival, Burger King has debuted its latest out-of-the-box move: diamonds made out of Whoppers. To celebrate Pride month, the brand has debuted the “Whopper Diamond,” jewels crafted from the ashes of its signature offering. The diamonds adorn a pair of bespoke wedding rings for a homosexual couple, Dima …

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GERMANY: Protesting Locals Buy Up All The Beer In Town So Nazi Music Festival Can’t Have Any [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Residents of Ostritz, Germany, bought up hundreds of crates of beer to keep it out of the hands of neo-Nazis descending on the town for a music festival, according to the BBC. A Dresden court imposed a ban on the sale and possession of alcohol at the “Shield and Sword” festival, prompting police in the state of Saxony …

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Merkel Blames Dehydration After Shaking Fit [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President …

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German Nurse Gets Life Sentence For Killing 85 Patients

Deutsche Welle reports: Serial killer and former nurse Niels Högel was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the murder of 85 patients. “Your guilt is unimaginable,” Judge Sebastian Bührmann told the convicted man. “The human mind struggles to take in the sheer scale of these crimes.” While working at a clinic in Oldenburg and a hospital in Delmenhorst, Högel …

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GERMANY: Owners Of Global Conglomerate To Donate Millions After Revelations Of Nazi Slave Labor Past

Slate reports: One of Germany’s richest families is coming to terms with a disturbing past. The family that owns a controlling stake in Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Panera Bread, among others, will donate $11 million to charity after learning that their ancestors were staunch supporters of Adolf Hitler and extensively used forced labor. The family announced its planned charitable donation …

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US Ambassador Richard Grenell Again Angers Germans

Deutsche Welle reports: Wolfgang Kubicki, the deputy chairman of the opposition Free Democrats (FDP), said Richard Grenell’s repeated interference in German sovereignty should prompt Foreign Minister Heiko Maas to immediately declare Grenell persona non grata. “Any US diplomat who acts like a high commissioner of an occupying power must learn that our tolerance also knows its limits,” said Kubicki, who …

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GERMANY: Compensation Payments Approved For Gay Men Persecuted Under Nazi Law After End Of WWII

The Associated Press reports: German authorities on Wednesday extended compensation payments to more gay men who were investigated under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enthusiastically enforced in West Germany after World War II. German lawmakers in 2017 approved the annulment of thousands of convictions under the Paragraph 175 law, which remained in force in its Nazi-era form until homosexuality …

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German Company Unveils Solar-Assisted Electric Car

Inside EVs reports: Sono Motors revealed series design of the Sion, electric car that probably will be the first series-produced EV with full-surface solar integration. The solar cells can generate enough electricity per day to cover an additional 34 km (21 miles), but that’s a best-case scenario in the summer months in Munich. The average result will be over 20 …

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Fashion Icon Karl Lagerfeld Dies At Age 85 [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: The German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, sources close to Chanel have said. Lagerfeld, the fashion house’s artistic director, missed its haute couture show in Paris in January, fuelling speculation about his health. He began his career as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955 and joined Chanel in 1983, spending …

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Pence Met With Stony Silence At International Meeting After Delivering “Greetings From President Trump”

Talking Points Memo reports: Vice President Mike Pence received absolute silence from an audience at the Munich Security Conference when he said that President Donald Trump had passed along his greetings. “I bring greetings from the 45th President of the United States of America, President Donald Trump,” Pence said. He paused for several seconds to allow for applause but the …

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Germany Takes Step Towards Banning Far-Right Party

Buzzfeed reports: Germany’s domestic intelligence agency announced Tuesday that it is stepping up its scrutiny of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), examining whether the party has crossed the line into extremism forbidden by the country’s post-World War II constitution. The agency, known as the Constitutional Protection Office, announced that it will conduct a preliminary evaluation into the whole …

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German Magazine Blasts Homocon US Ambassador Richard Grenell: Vain, Narcissistic, Insecure, Ignorant

Der Spiegel reports: Because the ambassador was unwilling to grant an interview, DER SPIEGEL focused its reporting on conversations with more than 30 sources who have come into contact with Grenell. These include numerous American and German diplomats, cabinet members, lawmakers, high-ranking officials, lobbyists and think tank experts. They were all willing to speak openly but did not want to …

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Top German Politicians Hit With Mass Hacking Attack

Deutsche Welle reports: Germany’s digital defense body is “intensively” investigating the apparent data leak that saw data of hundreds of politicians from across the political spectrum being published online, a spokesman for the Federal Office for IT Safety (BSI) said on Friday. The hack targeted all of Germany’s political parties currently represented in the federal parliament, except for the far-right …

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Volkswagen Moves Toward Ending Gas-Powered Cars

Reuters reports: Volkswagen will develop its final generation of vehicles using combustion engine technology in 2026, the company’s strategy chief said today. VW made a strategy shift toward battery-driven vehicles in the wake of a damaging diesel-emissions cheating scandal in 2015, which forced the carmaker to pay billions of dollars in fines for hiding excessive pollution. “In the year 2026 …

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GERMANY: Police Raid Deutsche Bank Headquarters

The BBC reports: The Frankfurt headquarters of Deutsche Bank have been raided by prosecutors in a money laundering investigation. Germany’s public prosecutor alleged that two staff members have helped clients launder money from criminal activities. Police cars were seen outside the tower blocks that house the headquarters of Germany’s biggest bank. Other Deutsche offices in the city were searched in …

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Germany Thwarts Far-Right Terror Plot [VIDEO]

Deutsche Welle reports: Germany’s state prosecutor has ordered the arrest of six men charged with forming a far-right terror group known as “Revolution Chemnitz.” The men are accused of planning attacks on migrants in eastern Germany. Some 100 police officers raided several properties in the German states of Saxony and Bavaria early on Monday morning as part of an investigation …

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