"The hideous murder of district president Dr Walter Lübcke and... the terrorist act in Halle last year have shown us, brutally, that right-wing extremism and anti-Semitism are a significant danger to our free society," the minister said. … [Read more...] about Germany bans Combat 18 as police raid neo-Nazi group
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From apprentice aircraft engineer to controversial right-wing figure, who is Tommy Robinson? Tommy Robinson describes himself as a 'journalist, activist and public figure fighting for the forgotten people of the UK'. He was an apprentice aircraft engineer at Luton Airport until he mistakenly got into a drunken fight with a man who turned out to be an off-duty police officer and was jailed for a year. … [Read more...] about Palace of Westminster security guard is caught on camera telling English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson that he follows him on YouTube as he adds: ‘Keep up the good work’
Germany, she went on, has argued the pipeline is very much a market-driven project and has given little attention to the geopolitical argument. "Of course, Germany has a lot to gain from the pipeline, not the least becoming a major natural gas hub for Europe," she added. "That being said I do not see Germany changing its tune," Mikulska went on. "We have seen a significant decoupling of US and German foreign policy in recent years and I don't think it will change at this point. In addition, we could see even stronger disagreements emerging within the EU, between opponents and proponents of the pipeline, not something that is helpful in the post-Brexit Europe," Mikulska added. … [Read more...] about Baltic gas pipeline: Will Nord Stream 2 be or not be?
Frank Taylor, the only journalist to survive the crash, later wrote a book, Munich, The Day A Team Died, which was widely praised. But it contained what I call poetic licence. In it Frank wrote about how efficient the German authorities were, and about how a fleet of ambulances and fire crews followed our plane down the runway on that disastrous third take-off. If that was true, why the hell did we travel to hospital in the back of a Volkswagen coal van? … [Read more...] about Triumph and despair
"Germany may argue that the European Commission has brokered the Ukraine gas transit deal and now there is no basis to say that the pipeline is politically motivated. We have to remember that the pipeline is not about sending an additional gas to Europe, but is about diverting volumes, which have been supplied through Ukraine. Therefore, and taking into account the high costs of both onshore and offshore sections for Gazprom, it is questionable whether it was really only a financially motivated decision to build the pipeline or it was rather meant mostly to halt Ukraine gas transit," Kubiak said. … [Read more...] about The unclear future of Nord Stream 2, Russia’s controversial gas pipeline