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Germany joins China and Russia’s flight to gold

Gold bars

From Filip Karinja, for Birch Gold Group Germans are now rushing into gold. In search of a safe haven from a possible Greek debt default and the ultra-loose monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) that makes even Ben Bernanke look fiscally conservative, Germans have significantly picked up their purchasing since …

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Merkel loses to anti-immigrant AfD party in her home state

Angela Merkel AdF poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major blow Sunday when nationalist party Alternative fur Deutschland (AfD) beat her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The election has been pumped up to be a test for Merkel’s open-door refugee policy and her chances of securing a fourth …

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Deutsche Bank is headed for collapse in Germany

Deutsche Bank

Is something about to happen in Germany that will shake the entire world? According to disturbing new intel that I have received, a major financial event in Germany could be imminent. Now when I say imminent, I do not mean to suggest that it will happen tomorrow. But I do …

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NSA spying on Germany ‘helped CIA to kidnap and torture’

German Foreign Minister Steinmeier speaks to media in Vienna

A leaked NSA intercept shows that German FM Steinmeier was relieved to have “not received any definitive response” from the US on its rendition program at the time of the scandal, which exempted him from the need to act on the matter, WikiLeaks claims. The WikiLeaks publication centered on a …

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Germany repatriated 120 tonnes of gold in 2014

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The Bundesbank successfully continued and further stepped up its transfers of gold last year. In 2014, 120 tonnes of gold were transferred to Frankfurt am Main from storage locations abroad: 35 tonnes from Paris and 85 tonnes from New York. “Implementation of our new gold storage plan is proceeding smoothly. …

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German bank hits savers with ‘negative interest rates’

Mario Draghi ECB

Deutsche Skatbank, a division of VR-Bank Altenburger Land, which was founded in 1859, is not the biggest bank in Germany, but it’s the first bank to confirm what German savers have been dreading for a while: the wrath of Draghi. Retail and business customers with over €500,000 on deposit as …

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Germany looking to join the BRICS

Merkel and Putin

Financial analyst Jim Willie sensationally claims that Germany is preparing to ditch the unipolar system backed by NATO and the U.S. in favour of joining the BRICS nations, and that this is why the NSA was caught spying on Angela Merkel and other German leaders. In an interview with USA Watchdog’s …

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Germany discovers second US spy

Merkel Obama

German authorities have carried out a raid on the residence of a defense ministry official suspected of passing secrets to the US, just one week after the arrest of a German intelligence officer who worked as a double agent. Officials from the Federal Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday that residential and …

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Germany gives up on getting their gold back

German gold

Germany’s plan to bring back the nation’s gold reserves to Frankfurt by 2020 has fizzled, and instead has for now decided to leave $635 billion of gold in US vaults. Home to the world’s second largest gold reserves, worth $141 billion, Germany only keeps about one third of its gold …

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Germany accelerates gold repatriation as confidence in euro plunges

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Berlin is bringing home its gold reserves stored in New York, London and Paris faster than scheduled, Germany’s central bank said Thursday. The move is linked to surging euroskepticism, as new governments in France and Italy may ditch the single currency. The German Bundesbank has already moved 583 tons of …

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U.S. moving nuclear warheads into Germany to target Russia

B61-12 nuclear bomb

With plans to go to war with Russia, the U.S. will station new atomic weapons and 20 new nuclear bombs in Germany, according to Tuesday reports from Germany’s ZDF public television network. Each of the 20 new American nuclear bombs are four times the destructive power of the one that was used on Hiroshima …

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Anti-Euro party may block Germany’s Merkel from victory

Alternative for Deutschland

The biggest threat to German chancellor Angela Merkel’s winning next Sunday’s elections may be a new anti-Euro party called Alternative For Deutschland. The latest INSA poll for the Bild newspaper chain shows the new party hitting the 5 percent percent threshold it needs to enter Germany’s parliament. Merkel’s coalition partner, …

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European nations look to bring their gold reserves home

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The financial crisis in Europe is prompting some nations to repatriate their gold reserves to national vaults. The Netherlands has moved $5 billion worth of gold from New York, and some are calling for similar action from France, Switzerland, and Germany. An unmatched pace of money printing by major central …

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German Pirate Party flies drone during Merkel speech

Merkel drone Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd,L) and Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere (2nd,R) watch a quadcopter (drone) crashing onto the stage during an election campaign event of her German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party in Dresden, eastern Germany on September 15, 2013 A petite drone that crash-landed right in front of …

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Obama ‘knew and approved’ NSA spying on German Chancellor Merkel

US President Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama President Obama was aware of NSA spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel since 2010, German media have revealed. An NSA spokeswoman later denied the allegations. According to German Bild am Sonntag newspaper, which cited US intelligence sources, National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander briefed Obama on …

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Germany to repatriate gold from US and France

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Germany’s Bundesbank plans to store half the national gold reserves in its own vaults by 2020. It will mean the return of 700 tons of the precious metal from the US and France This year the Bundesbank got back about 37 tons of gold from the US and France. The …

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7,000 police deployed in Greece for Merkel’s visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Greek police are preparing to close down large sections of the Athens to contain protests against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is visiting the city on Tuesday for talks with the country’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras. Authorities issued permits for only two of the planned protests. At least 7,000 police …

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Do you want to join the German FBI?

Germany’s equivalent of the FBI has put out a notice inquiring about highly-trained computer professionals who know how to exploit windows, speak different languages, and fight the bad guys. In short, Germany is developing its own spyware. Although the Bundeskriminalamt’s (BKA) job offer is not overt, it is neither by …

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Going nuclear-free: Germany smashes solar power world record

Germany’s solar power plants produced a record 22 gigawatts of energy on Friday, equivalent to the output of 20 nuclear plants. The country is already a world-leader in solar power and hopes to be free of nuclear energy by 2022. The director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry …

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