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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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High Tension In Eastern Ukraine As Kremlin, Kyiv Trade Blame

Tension is high in eastern Ukraine, where fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatists has flared over the past three days. Via: rferl.org The sides traded blame on January 31 for a surge in hostilities around the government-controlled town of Avdiyivka that has led to the highest casualty toll since mid-December. The European Union called for “the fighting to stop immediately,” ...

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Shocking maps reveal how immigration to Europe has changed over the last 5 years

THESE four maps showing where European immigrants come from and what their ratios are will shock Britons as they turn widely held beliefs on their head. Via: express.co.uk Based on a United Nations report from 2015, one of the four maps reveals the percentage of foreign-born people in countries across the European Union (EU) – and the results may surprise you. ...

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Germany’s New “hate speech” Bureau

A married couple, Peter and Melanie M., were prosecuted and convicted in July 2016 of creating a Facebook group that criticized the government’s migration policy. Also, in July 2016, 60 people suspected of writing “hate speech” online had their homes raided by German police. Via : gatestoneinstitute.org None of the above seems to be enough, however, for the president of the ...

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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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Angela Merkel: “Everywhere Truck Drivers Are Being Sought”

Horrible Irony …Merkel Recently Said Germany Needed Immigrants: “Everywhere Truck Drivers Are Being Sought”  Germany is in shock after yesterday’s terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market, which is a stark symbol of German culture. The latest figures show 12 dead and 48 injured – some seriously. Also the Polish driver of the hijacked truck allegedly was killed. Already accusations ...

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Germany’s top court rules Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons

Germany’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes. The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents that she should be excused the classes because a ...

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America’s Friendship With Europe Has Been Horribly Damaged

“In battle, nothing is ever as good or bad as the first reports of excited men would have it.” —Field Marshall Viscount Slim Let’s hope that same caution applies to presidential transition geopolitics too, because the first reports from the Trump transition are very bad indeed.Among America’s oldest and truest allies, the reaction to the election of Donald Trump has ...

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German “Alarmed” Over Threat To Election From Fake News And Russians

An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News that they fear 2017’s federal elections could see a repeat of the misinformation and hacking that disrupted the US presidential race. German intelligence agencies have warned that a combination of fake news and Russian interference through hacking and misinformation could disrupt next year’s federal elections in a way that mirrors what happened during the ...

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German authorities raid mosques and flats, ban Islamist group

Police launched dawn raids on about 190 mosques, flats and offices linked to an Islamist group in Germany on Tuesday as the government banned the organization, accusing it of radicalising youngsters, the interior ministry said. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the DWR ‘True Religion’ organization had contacted young people as it distributed Korans and other religious material, and had ...

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