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German politician compares anti-Russian sanctions to atomic bomb

Cutting Russia off from the international banking payment system SWIFT would have a serious impact on Western economies, according to the incoming leader of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU), Friedrich Merz. The politician stressed that the suspension of the system for Moscow “would basically break the back of international payment traffic,” damaging not only European-Russian trade […]

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Germany may earn billions on cannabis – study

New research has found that legalizing the sale and use of recreational cannabis could bring a €5 billion ($5.67 billion) boost to the German economy via annual tax revenues and cost savings within the police. Should Germany proceed with legalization, the research estimates that it could bring in tax revenues of €3.4 billion ($3.86 billion) […]

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Germany suspends Nord Stream 2 certification process

The certification of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany will be paused until the company behind it reorganizes in accordance with German law, the country’s regulator announced on Tuesday. The news immediately led to a sharp rise in the price of gas in Europe, with futures in Europe increased by […]

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Mainstream media hails SPD success in German election, but will the CIA be the ultimate winner?

American intelligence has long played an influential role in German politics, as CIA whistleblower Philip Agee explained in his revealing book ‘Dirty Work’. But as the country enters a new era, what will come next? On September 26, Germans went to the polls to elect their new government. As the results emerged, it became increasingly […]

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German Pathologist: Fatal Consequences of Vaccinations Underestimated | Alternative | Before It’s News

Dr. Peter Schirmacher, who serves as Director at the Pathological Institute of the University of Heidelberg, is sounding the alarm on fatal vaccine injuries after performing over forty autopsies on people who had died within two weeks of receiving their COVID shot. The German daily, Augsburger Allgemeine, reported on his findings: “Schirmacher assumes that 30 to 40 percent of them […]

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‘How is it even possible?’ Russia questions OPCW after report claims team was sent to Germany the same day Navalny felt unwell

The latest OPCW report containing data on its response to the ‘poisoning’ of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has glaring inconsistencies, Moscow says, adding that the chemical weapons watchdog has failed to explain them. Russia will seek clarification from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on its latest report, the nation’s envoy […]

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Germany, France, Austria Back Idea of Russia-EU Summit, Say ‘Direct’ Dialogue is Needed

Diplomatic sources told the Financial Times this week that French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were willing to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to a summit of European leaders. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the European Union had to create a “format for dialogue” with Russia and its President […]

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Some 60% of German respondents would like to get Russian-made Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine – poll

About 60% of Germans would like to get vaccinated with the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine if they were presented with such an opportunity, a fresh poll has shown. The survey, conducted by the pollster Forsa, was commissioned by the German Eastern Business Association, a group focusing on economic cooperation between Germany and countries located in […]

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‘Blind destructive rage’: At least 93 police officers injured, more than 350 protesters arrested during chaotic May Day in Berlin

May Day celebrations in Germany’s capital devolved into rioting, with burning barricades and scuffles between protesters and police. Nearly 100 officers were injured in the skirmishes, local security officials said on Sunday. May 1 is a day of political diversity. And of course freedom of expression and assembly apply even in times of pandemic. However, […]

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Lavrov Says Berlin Should Provide Info on Navalny Before Asking Questions About Ukraine

MOSCOW – Germany should provide the required information about Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, who received medical treatment in the country following his alleged poisoning, before calling on Russia to explain its troop movement close to the Ukrainian border, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. German Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer recently said Russia […]

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‘I would be vaccinated with Sputnik V’: German pharma CEO praises Russia’s vaccine & ‘outstanding scientists’

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has “a lot of good scientific data” behind it, the head of Germany’s Bionorica SE pharmaceutical company, Michael Popp, told RT, as he shared his company’s experience working with Russian specialists. Russian researchers have a lot of experience and expertise in vaccine development,” said the CEO of the German-based international company, which […]

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Putting “World Peace in Danger”

Co-leader of Die Linke (the Left) in the German parliament Sahra Wagenknecht stated that the Western “shift towards confrontation” with Russia was putting “world peace in danger”, making the comments while delivering an address at the party conference in Hanover.

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Germany’s Maas Blames Trump for Inciting Capitol Chaos

BERLIN (Sputnik) – German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Thursday piled blame on US President Donald Trump for inciting his supporters to storm the seat of the American parliament, which left four people dead and a dozen injured. “Who, like Trump, spends years on incendiary rhetoric and constantly incites their supporters bears responsibility for this […]

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German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base, Die Linke MP tells RT

After years of denial, Berlin has acknowledged that the US Air Force is using Ramstein Air Base in Germany to carry out drone attacks in anti-terrorist operations, Die Linke (the Left) MP Andrej Hunko told RT. They crucial role played by the Ramstein base – the largest American military facility on foreign soil – in […]

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German Businesses Pen Letter to Democrat Lawmakers Urging US to Lift Sanctions on Nord Stream 2

Washington already imposed sanctions on the Russian-German energy project late last year, tacking them on to the US National Defence Authorization Act. Now, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from both the House and Senate is reportedly looking to introduce additional restrictions against it before the end of the year. An influential group of German businesses […]

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