Germany must look again at deporting foreigners convicted of crimes following the Cologne sex attacks, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
Correspondents say the identification of the attackers as North African or Arab in appearance has caused alarm in Germany because of the influx of more than a million migrants and refugees in the past year.
Europe in Crisis: Mayor of Cologne's "Code of Conduct" to "prevent" sexual assault angers many Germans ~ link ~
Others flagged up what they saw as the sheer impracticality of Reker's ideas. Christopher Lauer, a politician, wrote: "I wanted to mug this woman and molest her, but... she's an arm's length away!" Others offered an even darker twist, referring back to an incident in October when Mayor Reker was stabbed and seriously wounded whilst campaigning to become mayor: "Maybe it could have been avoided if she'd kept him at an arm's length?"
Europe in Crisis: Muslim male "refugees" are gang raping women in Europe ~ link ~ Also check out these articles ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Now, Germany is facing the same type of rape epidemic as progressive politicians continue to allow thousands of refugees, many of whom are military aged males, into the country.
During New Years Eve celebrations in the western city of Cologne, dozens of Muslim men allegedly participated in rape mobs. They surrounded young women, touched them, raped them and stole their wallets and cell phones. Tensions surrounding how the situation is being handled are rising by the day.
With all eyes on Chinese FX and equity markets, following the worst start to a year for US (and Chinese) stocks in history, PBOC decided (after 7 straight days of devaluation and 7% devaluation since August) to halt the run and increase Yuan fix by a paltry 0.01% to 6.5636 (notably below yesterday's 6.5939 CNY close). Offshore Yuan is strengthening and US equity markets are jumping. Chinese equity markets (now theoretically unhampered by their circuit-breaker panic switch) are far less impressed.
Stocks in the United States and Europe have fallen sharply as worries intensify about China’s economy and dropping oil prices.
In what could be its worst start to a new year in a century, the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday sunk by 392 points, or 2.3 percent, putting US stocks down by 5 percent. At one time, the Dow Jones slumped by 442.88 points. The NASDAQ Composite Index closed down at 4,689.43, losing more than 3 percent, on Thursday.
Bitcoin: Top Performing Currency of 2015 ~ link ~
Despite this strength, the best performing currency in 2015 was not the dollar. In fact, the top currency of 2015 is likely to be considered the furthest thing from the greenback.
Bitcoin, a digital and decentralized cryptocurrency, staged a late comeback in 2015 to overtake the dollar by a whopping 35% by the end of the year.
Medical Professionals and Law Enforcement officials: There is something Seriously Wrong with Hillary Clinton's health ~ link ~
Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s disappearance from the debate stage last month left people speculating that the former First Lady took a long bathroom break, but now a law-enforcement source with inside connections is alleging that Clinton was missing from the stage due to health issues stemming from a previous brain injury.These long-lasting symptoms stemming from a concussion and blood clot, according to a neurologist, suggest Clinton is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which can severely impact her cognitive abilities.
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Massive bushfire destroys Western Australia town ~ link ~
World's oldest land animal gets new lease on life ~ link