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Merkel Says Germany Won’t Stop Accepting Muslims Refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacted to her party’s latest electoral loss by sticking to her migration policy on Monday but acknowledging, more explicitly than before, that she had made mistakes along the way. Ms. Merkel described her center-right Christian Democratic Union’s second-place performance in Sunday’s election in the city-state of Berlin as a “very unsatisfactory, disappointing” result. She acknowledged widespread ...

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German anti-immigrant party poised for big gains in Merkel’s home state

Voting began on Sunday in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where polls project the anti-immigrant Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party will make huge gains amid growing discontent with Chancellor Angela Merkel and her open-door refugee policy. The election, taking place exactly a year after Merkel’s decision to open Germany’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees, will be followed by ...

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Germany’s Muslim Rape Crisis Spirals out of Control

Germany’s migrant rape crisis has now spread to cities and towns in all 16 of Germany’s federal states. Germany now finds itself in a vicious circle: most of the perpetrators are never found, and the few who are frequently receive lenient sentences. Only one in 10 rapes in Germany is reported and just 8% of rape trials result in convictions, ...

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Erdogan on Merkel: Germany only has itself to blame as it BACKS terrorism

Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched the stinging criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel amid an ongoing spat over Turkey’s migrant programme, which is at risk of collapsing. His comments followed a spate of terror attacks in Germany in the last month that have piled pressure on Mrs Merkel to tighten security and reform her open-door immigration policy. President Erdogan said: “Let them ...

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Two-thirds of Germans want Merkel out at next election

A poll published on Tuesday shows that just under two-thirds of Germans do not want Chancellor Angela Merkel to run for office again in elections next year. The poll conducted by INSA for Cicero magazine asked people if they thought Merkel should run for a fourth term and 64 percent responded that she should not. Other polling figures show that ...

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‘There is NO place for Islam in our politics’ poll highlights Germany’s discontent

The results hint at a dramatic changing attitude of the nation’s population towards the religion over the past year, which has seen the arrival of more than one million migrants. In January, 37 per cent of people said Islam did have a place in Germany, but this has dropped to just 22 per cent, according to figures released by tabloid ...

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Germany’s right-wing AfD party adopts anti-Islam manifesto

Germany’s right-wing populist AfD Sunday adopted an anti-Islam policy in a manifesto that also demands curbs to immigration, as a poll showed it is now the country’s third strongest party. Formed only three years ago on a eurosceptic platform, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) has gained strength as the loudest protest voice against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcome to refugees that ...

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Migrant crisis: Merkel and EU officials visit Turkey camp

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials have joined Turkey’s PM to visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal. The team met children and inspected living conditions at the Nizip camp, home to some 5,000 migrants. Human rights groups criticised the visit as “sanitised”. But European Council President Donald ...

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Merkel allows inquiry into comic’s Erdogan insult

Germany will allow the potential prosecution of a top comedian after the Turkish president filed a complaint. Jan Boehmermann had recited a satirical poem on television which made sexual references to Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Under German law, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government had to approve a criminal inquiry. Mrs Merkel stressed that the courts would have the final word, and it ...

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New law to punish migrants who fail to integrate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s ruling coalition agreed Thursday on tough measures to spur the integration of migrants and refugees, including sanctions for failing to take part in programmes such as language classes. The deal, hammered out in six hours of late-night talks between Merkel‘s conservative Christian Union bloc and the Social Democrats (SPD), also included plans for new anti-terror legislation. “Now ...

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