NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
Merkel at Davos: Attacks ‘Walls’ and ‘Poison’ of Populism, Defends Globalism
Angela Merkel has attacked the “poison” of right-wing populists, slammed the building of “walls”, and defended free movement and globalism during her speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Four Months after Election Which Saw Populist Surge, Merkel Launches Another Round of Coalition Talks
German conservatives are warning the center-left Social Democrats that they’re not prepared to renegotiate preliminary agreements on issues such as migration after their prospective partners narrowly backed coalition talks.
‘Secure EU Borders’: Austria’s Kurz and Merkel Clash Over Migrant Quotas
Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz clashed over immigration in their first meeting Wednesday, with the seasoned German chancellor saying Vienna’s resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was “wrong”.
Burglars Break into Office of Austrian Populist Vice Chancellor After Surveillance ‘Bugs’ Found
Intruders broke into the office of populist Austrian vice-chancellor and leader of the Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache on Thursday evening.
Eintracht Frankfurt hope to start movement by banning AfD members from club
The Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt re-elected their president on Sunday after he pledged to ban anyone who supports the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) from the club.
ECONOMY, FINANCES AND OTHER NEWS
Turkey confirms use of German tanks in Afrin offensive
The Turkish government has confirmed deploying German Leopard tanks against the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria. Reports of their use in the offensive on the Kurdish-held Afrin region had provoked heated debate in Germany.
One in 10 German workers earn below minimum wage
Some 10 percent of German workers earn less than the minimum wage, a new study has found. Opposition politicians and trade unions said the government should be ashamed that the three-year-old law was so poorly enforced.
IT'S ANOTHER SHOAH! - VW condemned for testing diesel fumes on humans and monkeys
Experiments involved monkeys and humans breathing in exhaust fumes for hours at a time. Oy vey!