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5/20 Right-wing protesters try to storm justice ministry over ‘hate speech law’

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Members of the right-wing Identitarian movement attempted to storm the German justice ministry in Berlin on Friday over a proposed law to fight hate speech on social media. About 50 people from the right-wing, anti-immigrant movement gathered before the justice ministry in the afternoon and then tried to force their way into the building, according […]

5/18 Berlin seeking dialogue with Warsaw on Steinmeier’s visit to Poland

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Two months after taking up his new post, President Frank Walter Steinmeier will travel on Friday to Warsaw, where Poland’s Jaroslaw Kaczynski-led, right-wing populist Law and Justice Party (PiS) holds the presidency and controls the federal government. The new German head of state is trying to improve relations between the two neighboring countries which have […]

5/17 Germany’s Gabriel warns Turkey against ‘blackmail’ over Incirlik base

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel sharply criticized Turkey’s decision to block a parliament delegation from visiting Bundeswehr soldiers stationed at Turkey’s Incirlik base in an interview on Wednesday. If “the German parliament is to be blackmailed, then the limit of tolerance has been reached,” Gabriel told German newspaper the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung.” On Monday, Turkish authorities blocked […]

What to expect at the Cannes Film Festival

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Das Kino

Impressive film posters and huge billboards usually draw attention to the latest Hollywood blockbusters at the Cannes Film Festival. But this year, it’s a different story. Major US film studios that tend to use Cannes as an advertising platform for their massively expensive productions are hard to find.

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