Erika Steinbach, who’s been with Chancellor Merkel’s CDU for 43 years, has strongly criticized the leader’s handling of the migrant crisis. She claims conservatives have been sidelined in Germany’s main ruling party. Sourece Deutsche Welle
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A judge in Frankfurt has sentenced the masterminds of a Ponzi scheme that cheated ordinary Germans out of dozens of millions of euros to eight and a half years in prison. The case is sure to compound Germans’ reluctance to put their money in equity. Source: Handelsblatt
NATO is offering jobs to Russian-speaking actors ready to play civilians in the alliance’s military drills, according to a job advertisement. The group says it’s seeking actors to represent Russian-speaking “Civilians on the Battlefield,” such as farmers or shopkeepers, in unspecified conflict regions. Source: RT
French politicians have cautioned construction-materials giant LafargeHolcim about the consequences of supplying cement for the 3000km wall that US President Donald Trump intends to build along the border with Mexico. Source Global Cement