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Monthly Archives: November 2019

China cables: Merkel concerned, opposition outraged, Beijing in denial

The German government has expressed its concern over the reports on detention camps in China and demanded access to the alleged "education centres". China, however, called the presented documents forgeries. After secret government documents about the systematic oppression and...

Increase in domestic violence in 2018, report says

According to a report from the Federal Criminal Police, the number of reported acts of violence against women by their partner or ex-partner has increased slightly in 2018. Family Minister Giffey called the figures "alarming". Last year 122 women...

Heist in Dresden: largest European treasure collection stolen from “Green Vault” museum

Unknown perperpetrators have broken into the museum "Grünes Gewölbe" this Monday morning, and broke open a display case with the most valuable jewellery from the collection in the jewel room. Three high-calibre jewellery ensembles lay in the showcase. How much of it...

CDU party conference: AKK confirmed, Söder celebrated

The CDU party conference has renewed its support for party leader Kramp-Karrenbauer. The so-called K-question, however, has not been answered. The CDU has often been to Leipzig for the party conference: in 2003 it was all about the new...

Lebanese gang leader Ibrahim Miri deported – again

Lebanese clan leader Ibrahim Miri, who entered Germany illegally, has been deported to his home country. On Friday, a court had rejected his urgent appeal against the measure. Lebanese clan leader Ibrahim Miri has again been deported to Lebanon....

SPD’s Kevin Kühnert will continue to lead youth organisation

Kühnert was re-elected as chairman and also plans to join the SPD's federal executive committee in the near future. The federal congress of the 'Jusos' ("Young Socialists") has elected Kevin Kühnert as chairman for another two years. The 30-year-old...

Crisis-ridden Thyssenkrupp maps out restructuring plans, foresees job cuts

2019 is a crisis year for Thyssenkrupp. The new CEO Martina Merz is expected to bring about a turnaround: The company is in a state of upheaval and hopes for a cash blessing through the sale of the elevator division. Meanwhile the...

Carmakers face major fines for cartel agreement

For years, Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW have colluded on steel prices, and now the federal antitrust agency has imposed a fine of around 100 million euros. According to the authorities, the manufacturers admitted the agreement. The Bundeskartellamt has imposed...

SPD wants to reform child allowance

The SPD wants to reform the child allowance system: at least 250 euros per child, an income-based payout and a "participation account" for the children. However, CDU/CSU are unlikely to be onboard with these changes. The SPD wants to...

Nitrate pollution: Umwelthilfe sues states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony

In North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony, nitrate pollution in groundwater sometimes exceeds the permissible level by threefold. Deutsche Umwelthilfe, an environmental association, has now filed a complaint against the governments of both states. According to Sascha Müller-Kraenner, the Managing...