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Islamic State Commander Found Living In Rural German Village

BERND THISSEN/AFP/Getty Images In the latest of a series of raids, German police have searched two homes in a rural village after a television channel interviewed a suspected Islamic State commander living there as a refugee. Sankt Johann is a small village in the south west German state, Rhineland-Palatinate. Something of a rural idyll, its 800 residents live between vineyards in the shadow of a 14th ...

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NSA Cracked Open Encrypted Networks of Russian Airlines, Al Jazeera, and Other “High Potential” Targets

THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY successfully broke the encryption on a number of “high potential” virtual private networks, including those of media organization Al Jazeera, the Iraqi military and internet service organizations, and a number of airline reservation systems, according to a March 2006 NSA document. By – Micah Lee A virtual private network, or VPN, uses an encrypted connection to enable users to ...

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Angela Merkel’s Real Legacy is lawless no-go areas

On Saturday morning in the biting cold, a middle-aged man in a stout winter coat handed out free tulips in a west German suburb to mark International Women’s Day. By – Sue Reid He cut an unusual figure in the market square of Marxloh, a rundown multi-cultural district where the German tongue is a rarity, on the edge of the once-thriving ...

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Germany Let In Hundreds Of “Former” Taliban Fighters

An explosive report from the German publication Der Spiegel says a new investigation was launched recently by Merkel’s security authorities into whether or not Hundreds of Afghan refugees are former Taliban fighters. Via: Joshua Caplan In the course of the refugee crisis, several thousand Taliban fighters from Afghanistan may have come to Germany since the year 2015 . According to SPIEGEL information, the Federal Office ...

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Turkey ‘spied’ on pro-Gulen opponents in Germany

German officials acknowledged on Tuesday that they had rebuffed a request by the Turkish government to spy on its opponents in Germany, the latest strain to relations as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey pursues a referendum next month to expand his powers. Via: nytimes.com  Tensions between Turkey and a range of European countries have mounted in recent weeks as the ...

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German secret service spied on the BBC, The New York Times and Reuters

The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) listed at least 50 phone and fax numbers and emails for journalists and newsrooms ‘selector’ keywords for surveillance since 1999. These included several dozen numbers of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Via: dailymail.co.uk  Germany’s foreign intelligence service BND long spied on journalists of the BBC, The New York Times, Reuters and other media, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday. Media rights ...

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German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel calls for ban on Islamist mosques

Social Democrats leader and German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has called for tougher measures against Islamist trends in Germany. His demands come just weeks after the “Islamic State”-claimed terror attack in Berlin. Via: dw.com In an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel, German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said that “Salafist mosques must be banned, communities dissolved, and the preachers should be expelled ...

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Germany’s Right rises

Five days after Donald Trump became the next president of the United States, the south Munich chapter of Germany’s far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), held its first meeting since the U.S. election. In a traditional Bavarian tavern on a quiet residential street, 50-some party members and supporters drank beer and celebrated the victory that they felt was, in many ...

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On the Trail of Muslim African Migrant Smugglers

Since 2013, over 10,000 migrants have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. Behind the deaths lies a multi-million dollar smuggling trade with financial connections to Frankfurt, Italy and Libya. He is the most wanted migrant smuggler in the world but there are no photos of him, only an artist’s rendering that investigators produced. It depicts a heavyset ...

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German nuclear power plant found to be infected with computer viruses

The computers of a nuclear power plant in southern Germany have been found to be infected with computer viruses that are designed to steal files and provide attackers with remote control of the system. The power plant, known as Gundremmingen, is located in Germany’s southern district of Günzburg, about 75 miles northwest of the city of Munich. The facility is ...

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