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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Hamburg suspect wanted to kill Christian Germans, federal prosecutors say

German prosecutors say they have indicted on murder charges a Palestinian man who fatally stabbed one person and wounded six others at a Hamburg supermarket in July.

The suspect wanted to kill as many Germans of Christian faith as possible to avenge what he considered to be injustices against Muslims worldwide, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

He considered his actions a "contribution to a worldwide jihad," they added.

The 26-year-old suspect, a rejected asylum-seeker identified only as Ahmad A due to German privacy rules, was charged with one count of murder, six counts of attempted murder and six counts of serious bodily harm.

Prosecutors said investigators had found no credible evidence that Mr A, who was born in the United Arab Emirates and arrived in Germany in 2015, was involved with or had the support of any extremist group, such as the so-called Islamic State group.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-10/h ... ns/9140322



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Post by Addie » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:34 am

Bloomberg
Merkel’s Attempt to Form a New German Government Collapses

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bid to form a new government failed, raising the prospect of fresh elections in Europe’s largest economy and casting doubt on the future of its longest-serving leader.

A month of coalition talks collapsed in dramatic fashion just before midnight Sunday as disputes among a grab-bag of disparate parties over migration and other polices led the Free Democrats to walk out.

Merkel, whose 12 years in office have made her an anchor for the European Union in times of crisis, said she’ll stay on as acting chancellor and consult with Germany’s president later Monday on what comes next. Relying on a minority administration with shifting alliances to pass legislation over the next four years would run counter to her promise to provide a stable government. ...

Merkel can now ask President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to order what would be the second national election since September, most likely in the spring, or form a minority government headed by her Christian Democratic-led bloc. Both scenarios would push a country that’s had just eight leaders since World War II into uncharted territory.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 am

Merkel gets a deal.


Guardian news

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Germany's CDU and SPD reach coalition deal
http://
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8:14 AM - Feb 7, 2018


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Post by RTH10260 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:27 am

Volkonski wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:21 am
Merkel gets a deal.

https:// twitter.com/guardiannews/status/961241867093446656
Guardian news

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Germany's CDU and SPD reach coalition deal
http://
ebx.sh/2Bfv5tM

8:14 AM - Feb 7, 2018
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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Police continue investigation while tributes pour in for Muenster victims
By Lucas Radicella
last updated: 08/04/2018

Tributes poured in on Sunday for the victims of the car attack that killed two people in the German city of Muenster on Saturday as police continue to investigate the incident.

The suspect killed two people at the Grosser Kiepenkerl restaurant in the old town of the city in the northwestern region of North Rhine-Westphalia. He then took his own life with a gun.

No clear motive has officially been given by the authorities for the attack, though the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported in its online edition that the suspect was Jens R., 48, who resided some 2 km (1.2 miles) from the crime scene. Broadcaster ZDF said police were searching his apartment and that he had contact with far-right extremists, but there was no evidence thus far that he was a far-right extremist himself.


http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/08/poli ... er-victims



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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:50 pm

in other news, the post-WW2 bomb scare
Delays in deactivating an old WWII bomb in a garden in Germany
By Louise Miner
last updated: 08/04/2018

After the discovery of a British aerial bomb in Paderborn in Western Germany, the start of the bomb deactivation has been delayed.

According to the police, there were still people in the cordoned off area.

It is the largest evacuation operation in the post-war history in that region of Germany.

More than 26,000 people had been ordered to leave their homes and two hospitals had to be evacuated.

The huge bomb was discovered a week and a half ago during construction work in a garden, less than a meter below ground.

It's filled with 1.5 tons of explosives and has enormous destructive potential.


http://www.euronews.com/2018/04/08/dela ... in-germany



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Post by Addie » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:21 pm

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6 detained amid ‘vague indications’ of attack at Berlin race

BERLIN (AP) — Six people were detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an attack on Berlin’s half-marathon Sunday, German authorities said. A police spokesman later said that no athletes or spectators had been in danger.

“There were isolated indications that those arrested, aged between 18 and 21 years, were participating in the preparation of a crime in connection with this event,” prosecutors and police wrote in a joint statement.

Berlin police tweeted that six people were detained in cooperation with the city’s prosecutor’s office.

The German daily Die Welt first reported that police foiled a plot to attack race spectators and participants with knives.

The main suspect allegedly knew Anis Amri, a Tunisian who killed 12 people and injured dozens more when he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin in December 2016, Die Welt reported.

Police spokesman Thomas Neuendorf told local broadcaster RBB that the evidence of a viable and imminent attack was not yet confirmed.


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Post by Addie » Sat May 19, 2018 1:28 pm

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Rapprochement With Russia Is Now a Core Policy Objective for Germany

As Donald Trump shakes up the global order, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is being pushed closer toward a more predictable partner in Moscow.

When President Vladimir Putin hosted Merkel in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Friday, both leaders did their best to keep tensions in the background compared with a year ago, when they clashed over Ukraine and Russian election meddling. Now, they’re aligned in trying to shield businesses from U.S. sanctions, defend the Iran nuclear accord ditched by Trump and rebuffing American objections to a Russian gas pipeline to Germany.

Even so, neither leader unveiled any immediate policy breakthrough.

“If you want to solve problems, you have to talk to each other,” Merkel said alongside Putin at a news conference midway through the talks. “There also are points where we agree, which is good, considering all the issues on which we don’t agree.” ...

Rapprochement with Russia is now a core policy objective in Berlin, according to a senior German official with knowledge of the chancellery’s strategy. The shift in sentiment, underscoring why Russia would have meddled in the 2016 election campaign to favor the Republican wild card, is a consequence of the actions of a U.S. president who has strained the long-standing alliance with Europe.


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Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Sat May 19, 2018 3:03 pm

Merkel surely is not in love with Putin. She is better aware than any one here (and a 100 times better than DT ) how Putin thinks and acts. She needs no interpreter to talk to him.

That said, "Realpolitik " is a German word.


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Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Sat May 19, 2018 3:14 pm

Trump Forbids Russian Pipeline. Europe Pushes Back
U.S. may not be able to scuttle the planned Nord Stream 2 project to bring gas to Germany

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles ... ith-europe

Another interesting read from Bloomberg.


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