Growth in Germany contracted 0.2 percent in the second quarter, the first fall in over a year, stoking worries Europe’s biggest economy is slowing down, as the Ukraine crisis and weaker trade drag down what was once a glowing model for the rest of Europe.
Germany is facing an “increased abstract threat” stemming from hundreds of people who joined extremists in Syria and Iraq and may eventually return to hit Germany, domestic intelligence warns, as Berlin approves arming Kurdish forces deterring IS in Iraq.
Companies put RFID tags into clothing so they can potentially be tracking a person wearing, for example, a tagged shirt every time he or she walks in front of a device that can read them, consumer privacy expert Liz McIntyre told RT.
The German Air Force is in a slump with terrible funding shortages and a lack of parts, as a pessimistic report by Der Spiegel blasts it ahead of a major NATO deployment in Eastern Europe. Defense officials, however, blasted the assessment as inaccurate.
Under the pretext of an 'overt' Russian threat, NATO is pushing for a ‘readiness action plan’ that will bring the Cold War military bloc closer to Russian borders than ever - despite objections from some NATO members.
It is necessary to find constructive ways and means to have talks with the Kiev government and also to have a successful meeting between Putin and Poroshenko, Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary to the Minister of Defense in Germany, told RT.