Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Belgium, Germany and Kuwait: draft resolution on Syria

The Security Council, Recalling its resolutions 2042 (2012), 2043 (2012), 2118 (2013), 2139 (2014), 2165 (2014), 2175 (2014), 2191 (2014), 2209 (2015), 2235 (2015), 2249 (2015), 2254 (2015), 2258 (2015), 2268 (2016), 2286 (2016), 2332 (2016), 2336 (2016), 2393 (2017), 2401 (2018) and 2449 (2018), and its Presidential Statements of 3 August 2011 (S/PRST/2011/16), 21 […]

Hiding out in Germany, judoka who defied Iran says he’s now ‘a free man’

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he’s training for next year’s Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the defending world champion, and Israel’s Sagi […]

Germany demands Greece steps up deportations to Turkey amid growing migrant flow

The call came after intense growth in the number of migrants arriving on Greek islands from Turkey. “We urgently need to make progress in small repatriations to Turkey, to improve the deteriorating conditions at certain hot spots on the islands,” said Stephan Meyer, an official in the German Interior Ministry. He also described the situation […]

When Losing Is Winning In Germany For AfD

Authored by Tom Luongo, Germany held the first two of three important state elections over the weekend. And the results were striking. Leading up to the elections polls had the current opposition party in the Bundestag, Alternative for Germany (AfD), neck and neck with the ruling parties in both Saxony and Brandenburg. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s […]

Trump Warns France & Germany He’ll Release Their ISIS Fighters Back Into Their Countries

On Wednesday, President Trump sent an uncompromising message to European leaders including Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron — if these European countries don’t take back their captured ISIS fighters, he will release them back into their countries.  Explaining that the US cannot be expected to pay the cost of keeping these prisoners in Guantanamo Bay […]

US Ambassador Grenell’s Threat to Germany Has Backfired, Driving Germany Closer to Russia

LOST: US Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, pictured with President Donald Trump. Last week, German lawmakers sent a stark message to Washington. The argument escalated following a series of flippant comments made by US ambassador Richard Grenell who had demanded Germany increase its defense spending, claiming it was “really insulting to expect the US taxpayer […]

Stocks, Bund Yields Spike On Another Spiegel Report Germany Ready To Run Budget Deficit

One week after the Spiegel floated a media trial balloon, attempting to spark a change in Germany’s approach toward deficit spending, reporting that the government was proposing a €500 MM debt deal to fund climate protection, news which was promptly denied by the government, Spiegel has done it again, reporting moments ago that Angela Merkel […]

Germany once again rejects possibility of joining US-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

Germany has once again rejected a US proposal to join an American naval mission tasked with protecting vessels that pass through the Strait of Hormuz from an alleged Iranian threat. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Monday said his country would not join the US-led mission and that Berlin favored a European mission but […]

More Signs the Next Big Financial Crisis May Begin in Germany

By Lubomir Tassev Germany, the locomotive of Europe’s huge economy, is entering a difficult period, various indicators suggest. And when the Federal Republic sneezes, the Old Continent usually catches a cold. This time, Germany may infect the rest of the world as well. Regulators in the country are busy drafting prohibitions, and now also seem […]

4.5 TONS of cocaine valued at €1bn seized in record-breaking drug bust in Germany

The container was traveling to the Netherlands from Uruguay and was supposed to be full of soybeans. But German customs agents in the port city of Hamburg instead discovered copious amounts of coke inside. The drug was compressed into 4,200 packages concealed in more than 200 black duffel bags. Germany’s customs service said the estimated […]

Germany to ramp up security at Swiss border after migrant pushed 8yo boy under train

“I will do everything in order to put intelligent controls in place on the border,” Horst Seehofer told Spiegel magazine in a follow-up to the harrowing incident at Frankfurt station, in which a 40-year-old Eritrean man assaulted an eight-year-old boy and his mother. The immigrant, believed to have lived in Switzerland since 2006, pushed the […]

US wants Germany for Gulf mission, but it’s choice between ‘war room’ & ‘negotiating table’

The US has formally asked Germany to join a mission aimed at “protecting” maritime traffic through the Strait of Hormuz, along with Britain and France, the US Embassy in Berlin said on Tuesday. Building up a ‘coalition of the willing’, Washington and London aim to combat so-called “Iranian aggression” as they slam Tehran’s seizure of […]

Germany extradites suspect wanted over Paris terror attacks to Belgium

BERLIN — German authorities said they have extradited a Bosnian man to Belgium, where he was sought in connection with the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. News agency dpa reported that prosecutors in the eastern town of Naumburg said the 39-year-old man was handed over to Belgian authorities on Monday. He was arrested in […]

Russia, France, Germany urge de-escalation after Iran seizure of UK tanker

Tasnim – Russia, France, and Germany called on Tehran and London to de-escalate tensions after Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) captured a British oil tanker for breaching international maritime law while crossing the Strait of Hormuz. The Russian Federation Council’s International Affairs Committee Chairman Konstantin Kosachev said, “We hope for a level-headed approach from […]

Germany Rejects Trump’s Demand for Ground Troops in Syria

Just days after the US representatives had asked Germany to help replace American troops with their illegal occupation of northeastern Syria, a coalition of political leaders in Berlin have roundly rejected the idea – leaving the Trump Administration stuck in finding a suitable ‘western’ replacement to help save face going into the 2020 Election cycle. […]

Germany rebuffs US call to send ground troops to Syria

US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey confirmed on Sunday that he had asked the German government to provide troops to replace a portion of US forces currently stationed in Syria. He said the request was part of Washington’s preparations for an eventual US military withdrawal in the country. Berlin didn’t wait long before […]

Far-right group had list of ‘pro refugee’ targets all across Germany to be killed on ‘Day X’ – media

‘Nordkreuz’ (Northern Cross, in English), the far-right group busted in a series of raids by German police, seems to be more sophisticated than had previously been thought, Die Welt reports. Their “kill list,” found on storage devices seized during police searches in 2017 and 2018, features the names and addresses of people living all across […]

Trump Tells Germany To Buy American Automobiles, Germany To Trump: ‘Build Better Cars’

Trump threatened to impose the tariff on US-bound BMW automobiles produced at plant in Mexico, scheduled to open in 2019. “They can build cars for the US, but they’ll pay 35 percent taxes on every car that comes to the US,” said Trump in an interview with German newspaper Bild. Trump suggested BMW should build […]

German military helicopter crashes in northern Germany – local media

The crash occurred near the neighborhood of Hameln in Lower Saxony, according to German media, citing a spokesperson for the fire service. The aircraft, whose type is not yet known, hit a corn field at the edge of a forest. The crash sparked a fire on the ground, the local fire brigade said on Twitter. […]

Iran nuclear deal must be upheld, not jeopardized: France, Germany tell US

France and Germany have asserted to the United States that a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, which Washington has quit, must be upheld and not jeopardized. French Defense Minister Florence Parly and his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen made the remarks to acting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper in Brussels on Thursday, Reuters […]

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