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Was the ‘Desert Fox’ a Nazi? German defense ministry official sparks debate with Rommel tweet

A German defense ministry official became the target of an angry Twitter mob after paying tribute to Erwin Rommel, igniting furious debate about whether the German general was a hero or a Nazi war criminal. Peter Tauber, a senior defense ministry official who previously served as the Secretary General of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), took to Twitter on ...

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Austrian Interior Ministry memo urges police to disclose citizenship of sex crime suspects

The public has a right to know whether suspects in sex crime cases are citizens or asylum seekers, an email written by Austria’s Interior Ministry spokesman said. However, the suggestion apparently clashes with current policy. Interior Ministry spokesman Christoph Polzl recommended in a leaked internal email reported by Deutsche Welle that police “proactively” furnish more details about sex crimes, particularly ...

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Germany’s troubled spymaster gets specially created post in Interior Ministry

The German domestic security chief, who got in hot water for expressing skepticism over media reports of violence against migrants, is to get a newly established post, a remedy for disagreements within the ruling coalition. Hans-Georg Maassen, the former head of the German domestic security agency, the BfV, will be transferred to the position of special adviser to the interior ...

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US aims to ‘artificially prolong’ bloodshed in Syria by saving terrorists – Russian Foreign Ministry

Washington is seeking to obstruct moves towards peace to “artificially prolong” the conflict in Syria by saving Al-Qaeda-linked terrorists from imminent defeat, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova has said. The US is obviously struggling to justify its military presence on Syrian territory as it uses officials and biased media to prepare the world for a new round of aggression ...

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Russian Culture Ministry seeks limit on proportion of foreign films in theaters

In an apparent bid to support Russian filmmakers, the country’s Culture Ministry has proposed legally obliging movie theaters to ensure that only around one-third of the films they show are foreign-made. Experts from the Culture Ministry included the proposal in a draft law titled “On State Support of the Film Industry in the Russian Federation,” which was published on the ...

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US jets strike Syrian town with banned white phosphorus bombs – Russian Defense Ministry

Two US jets have bombed a town in the Syrian Deir Ez-Zor province with white phosphorus munitions, causing massive fires, Russian military has said. Two F-15 jets on Saturday bombed the town of Hajin with white phosphorus incendiary munitions, banned under the Geneva Convention, according to the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria. Read more “Following the strikes, large fires ...

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Justice Ministry seeks tougher control over foreign-sponsored anti-AIDS campaigns in Russia

The Russian Justice Ministry has prepared a bill that introduces state licensing of programs aimed at fighting AIDS and the spreading of the HIV infection, performed by domestic NGOs but sponsored from abroad. The draft law, described by the Interfax news agency on Tuesday, orders all Russian non-government organizations that plan to hold anti-AIDS campaigns, with full or partial foreign ...

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US & allies can have missiles ready to strike Syria within 24 hours – Russian Foreign Ministry

Published time: 30 Aug, 2018 08:20 Edited time: 30 Aug, 2018 08:37 It will take the US and its allies just 24 hours to ready its missile-strike group for an attack against Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The statement comes amid warnings of a possible false-flag chemical attack. READ MORE: Planned chemical weapon provocation in Idlib aimed to prevent removal ...

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US will not change Russia’s political course with restrictions – Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that US sanctions will not make Moscow change its policies and warned that the ‘invented excuse’ used by Washington was ‘diluting’ the international system of chemical weapons control. “All charges voiced by the US side are ephemeral but the restrictions introduced today are very real, even though they are largely a copy of the ...

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