Posts Tagged ‘Berlin’

Western outlets claim that Berlin park killer of Chechen exile had ‘links to Russia’s FSB’

   When a Chechen exile was shot dead in a Berlin park last summer it strained relations between Germany and Russia. A new report suggests his alleged killer may have been trained by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB). The joint investigation from Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine, the US-government funded Bellingcat website and Russian outlet The […]

World powers meet in Berlin to broker Libya peace deal (Video) — The Duran

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Thousands Of Turkish Proxy Fighters Flood Into Libya Amid Berlin Peace Talks

After officially sending its” military advisers “and officers to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Turkey set up air defense systems near Mitiga Airport. The airport hosts warplanes of the GNA Air Force, and Turkish-supplied Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. According to photos and videos available online, the deployed Turkish systems included the […]

Putin & Erdogan set stage for Libya peace talks at Berlin meeting (VIDEO)

As the two presidents met ahead of the Sunday conference, Erdogan was direct in showing his animosity towards Libya’s Khalifa Haftar, whose forces have been closing in on the UN-backed government in Tripoli. “Haftar has proven himself to be in favor of a military solution [to the conflict]. Here in Berlin, the ceasefire must be […]

Berlin peace talks: In war-torn Libya, can intl community help finish what Russia & Turkey started?

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Putin to take part in Libya peace conference in Berlin – Kremlin

The Berlin summit will become the continuation of the peace effort that started in Moscow earlier this month when the warring parties set behind the table for the first time. The Sunday’s conference will bring together the Government of National Accord (GNA) of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and the Libyan National Army (LNA), headed by […]

Erdogan sending Turkish troops to Libya ahead of Berlin peace talks

Ankara has already deployed forces to train troops loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA), as part of a security cooperation agreement between the two countries. Erdogan also said that, as part of a maritime agreement, it would no longer be possible for other states to conduct oil exploration and drilling off the coast […]

Shots fired at Checkpoint Charlie, popular Berlin tourist spot, police say incident related to cafe robbery

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Berlin warns US against interfering in EU affairs, rejects sanctions pressure

“European energy policy is decided in Europe, not in the US,” the German official said in a tweet responding to a Spiegel report on Washington’s eleventh hour attempts to stop Nord Stream 2. The pipeline will deliver Russian natural gas directly to Germany. Berlin sees it as essential to national energy security, but Washington has […]

Terrorist murdered in Berlin was among organizers of Moscow subway blast – Putin

   Russian President Vladimir Putin has said the ethnic Chechen Georgian national killed in Berlin this summer was behind a Moscow subway blast. Speaking at a news conference in Paris on December 9 following peace talks with the leaders of Ukraine, France, and Germany, Putin described Zelimkhan Khangoshvili as “a hardened and murderous fighter” wanted […]

Germany expels two Russian diplomats over Berlin murder probe – "unjustified" says Moscow

   Germany said it is expelling two Russian diplomats for not sufficiently cooperating with a probe into the high-profile assassination of a Chechen expat, with Georgian citizenship, in Berlin. On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry declared two Russian diplomats personae non gratae for not sufficiently participating in the investigation, despite “repeated requests,” into the murder of […]

Germany expels two Russian diplomats over Berlin murder probe

On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry declared two Russian diplomats personae non gratae for not sufficiently participating in the investigation, despite “repeated requests,” into the murder of a man, named in the statement as Tornike K., who was gunned down in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park in August. The ministry stressed that immediate cooperation from Russia “remains crucial” […]

Berlin’s Schoenefeld airport shuts down after WW2 BOMB discovered

An airport spokesman said that authorities were on the scene to determine how best to dispose of the decades-old munition. Departures and arrivals from Schoenefeld have reportedly been halted, with flights scheduled to land being diverted to other airports. The official Twitter account of Berlin’s Airport Service announced that Schoenefeld’s flight operations had been “interrupted” […]

Thousands of tractors plow through Berlin streets in protest at new green regulations (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

German authorities estimate somewhere in the region of 5,000 tractors and 10,000 farmers entered Berlin in a slow-moving convoy, bringing the capital to a relative standstill at certain points. The protesters eventually gathered at Berlin’s iconic landmark Brandenburg Gate. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government made the proposals back in September to curb the use of pesticides […]

A Miracle In Berlin

Authored by Eric Margolis, Where did all the time go? Thirty years ago this week the Berlin Wall fell. Then Soviet chairman Mikhail Gorbachev freed the Baltic states and allowed divided Germany to reunite. It was a geopolitical earthquake of historic proportions – and a major miracle of our times. The once mighty Soviet Union […]

On Berlin Wall anniversary, Merkel urges Europe to defend ‘democracy, freedom’

BERLIN — Europe “must stand up for democracy and freedom, for human rights and tolerance,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday as Germany commemorated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Such values “must always be lived out and defended anew,” Merkel told political leaders and European guests at a ceremony, warning that these freedoms […]

380,000 Soviet troops in East Germany were told not to interfere with bringing down the Berlin Wall – Gorbachev

Socialist East Germany, officially known as the German Democratic Republic (GDR), remained riddled with Soviet bases after the end of WWII. “There were 380,000 Soviet soldiers stationed in the GDR at the time. They obeyed orders to refrain from intervening,” Gorbachev told Der Spiegel on Friday. “My main responsibility was to rule out the possibility […]

Germany marks fall of Berlin Wall but forgets DDR lessons – US ‘socialist defector’ Victor Grossman

Following the fall of the wall, which was seen as the most vivid manifestation of Europe’s division during the Cold War era, the Germans – and arguably the rest of the world with them – happily and unquestionably embraced the ideas of western capitalism in hopes it would offer a bright future for them. Yet, […]

Gorbachev’s key role must not be lost in ‘deluge of sentimentalizing’ on 30th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

As the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall approaches, it is inevitable that there will be a deluge of sentimentalizing about that great event. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has given us a taste of things to come in an editorial published in 26 EU countries, where he thanked “the hundreds of […]

Cars smashed & police pelted with stones as squatters riot in Berlin (VIDEO)

Ruptly footage shows police surrounding a building in Friedrichshain currently occupied by squatters. The illegal residents, clad in black masks, are seen waving red flares from the balcony.Protesters also draped flags and banners on the side of the building. “Smash the patriarchy!” one placard read. A demonstration in support of the squatters clogged traffic in […]

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