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Refugee crisis exposes Germany’s political crisis

The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers. 



In Berlin 250,000 march against unfair trade

It was a day to remember, a date for the record books: It marked a surprising development in German politics!


Germany: predictions after 25 years

After 25 years of unification, annexation, or occupation, the only safe predictions in Germany still seem to be the ones about lunar eclipses.


A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?


A view of the Greek crisis from Germany

The debt crisis in Greece is only a vehicle to exploit the resources of the Greek nation.


Greek government “waterboarded” into submitting to German demands

Greek banks are on the point of running out of money and all aspects of the economy are in dire straits; Greece will not even be able to import food.


Schäuble prescribes medicine for Greece he first tested on East Germany

The end of the GDR eased the way for racists and open Nazis. A defeat of Syriza and the hopes it raised could open the door to a strengthened neo-Nazi Golden Dawn movement.


Ingeborg Rapoport: A doctor's degree at 102

Few of the media reports told the full story, not only about the anti-Semitism of the Nazis at its beginning but about the anti-Communism which later followed.


Changing captains in Germany’s Left Party

The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.


Today in history: Good sex with Dr. Ruth

Today is the birthday of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, born (as Karola Ruth Siegel) in 1928 in Wiesenfeld, Germany.

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