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‘Bomb Romania!’ Russia declassifies secret files from first days of Nazi Germany’s attack on USSR

Russia has published secret WWII documents to mark the 77th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the USSR. The files include an order from the Soviet command on June 22, 1941, which called for the bombing of Axis member Romania. The project is devoted to one of the most terrible pages of Soviet history – the start of the Great ...

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Germany’s migration chief is sacked amid an asylum agency fraud scandal – but is the problem solved?

The ousted head of Germany’s refugee agency was central to an unfolding asylum application fraud scandal, but firing her won’t fix core “structural problems” in the country’s migration system, a geopolitical analyst has told RT. After serving just 18 months as head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), Jutta Cordt was fired this week by Interior Minister ...

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Washington uses sanctions to push its gas to Europe – Germany’s largest energy company

The US is interested in force-feeding its liquefied natural gas on the European gas market so it seeks to stop Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Thilo Wieland, a board member of German energy company Wintershall, said at SPIEF. “The United States is openly using the sanctions mechanism to promote its interests on the European gas market,” Wieland told Sputnik news ...

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Only 4 of Germany’s 128 Eurofighter Typhoon jets ‘ready for combat’ – report

Just four out of 128 Eurofighter jets operated by the German Air Force are ready to fly real combat missions due to dysfunctional self-defense systems and lack of air-to-air missiles, Spiegel magazine has revealed. Spiegel’s Wednesday report said the problem with a critical device installed in the tips of the jet’s canard delta wings makes most of German Eurofighters unfit ...

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Germany’s loss is China’s gain on Russian market thanks to new US sanctions

Washington’s latest round of sanctions targeting Russian business will cost the German economy billions of euros, according to estimates revealed by the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber (AHK). “The recent sanctions of the US against Russia may cost the German economy billions of euros in years to come,” the report said. “The German economy is facing losses of more than €100 million ...

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Germany’s Tornado warplanes ‘unsuitable for NATO missions’ – report

A classified German Defense Ministry report says the country’s fleet of Tornado fighter jets may be unsuitable for conducting NATO missions, several media outlets said. The report, first cited by the German magazine Spiegel, says the Panavia Tornado, which first entered service in the 1970s, has several equipment flaws that make it vulnerable and no longer suitable for duty. The ...

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Circular firing squad: Germany’s long-awaited government might yet prove to have critical weaknesses

No sooner has Germany finally got its new government than its head engages in a bitter dispute with a key minister and a crucial ally. Such conflicts may prove fatal to the futures both of the ruling coalition and its members. Just days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fourth cabinet was sworn in, the perceived tranquillity in Europe’s powerhouse following ...

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‘It was a good laugh’: Germany’s Bild duped by bogus Russian meddling ‘bombshell’

Red-faced German Bild has been forced to retract a ‘bombshell’ report about Russian interference in German politics, which was invented by a satirical magazine just to have a “laugh” and to expose Bild’s lax editorial standards. Editors of Titanic, a German monthly satirical magazine with a circulation of approximately 100,000 copies, found it odd and amusing that the German media, ...

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Hundestag? Germany’s SPD red-faced after dog joins party

Members of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) began casting their votes on Tuesday to decide whether they would enter into government with Angela Merkel’s conservatives. One of them was a new member – a dog called Lima. The three-year-old mutt was signed-up for membership by Germany’s daily tabloid Bild. The paper claims that the stunt was designed to test the ...

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Bundeswehr breakdown: What’s gone wrong for Germany’s army?

The Bundeswehr, one of NATO’s largest militaries, is now a steady source of news about planes that can’t fly, tanks that break down and troops that admire the Nazis. So what exactly has gone wrong in Germany’s army? It emerged last week that the German military can’t find enough money to fund a long-awaited modernization of its newest Puma infantry ...

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