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Deutsche settles another of its myriad lawsuits

Germany’s biggest lender, Deutsche Bank, has agreed to pay a fine of close to a hundred million dollars to settle a fraud case in connection with the bank’s use of a US shell company to avoid paying taxes.Preet Bharara, the US attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced Wednesday that Deutsche Bank had admitted to its actions designed to avoid taxes and agreed to pay $95 million (89.8 million euros) to the United States to account for this conduct.

Deutsche Welle

Please stay calm, right-wing politicians are happy now, and thank you, Merkel

On Monday in the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, while families enjoyed the last Sunday before Christmas and the scent of cinnamon, sugar, and cardamom filled the air, a stolen lorry pierced the tranquil environment killing nine people and injuring dozens more. At the time of writing this everything was still uncertain, however social media …

Hala Kindelberger

Closing borders is inhumane and contradicts German values: SPD member

The head of Germany’s social democratic party (SPD) headquarters in Berlin, Dennis Buchner, ruled out that opening the German border for refugees could be a long-term electoral manoeuvre by chancellor Angela Merkel and the ruling party. He refuted reports that alleged Germany was receiving an increasingly larger amount of refugees, but stressed Germany should not …

Emad El-Sayed

Trials and tribulations of the Right of Asylum

Everything about the life of an asylum seeker has two sides. The dreams that refugees may have of a Promised Land can shape their destiny, making them indignant or satisfied. If they are looking for safety and the right to a better life, then they would be grateful towards Germany, its renowned bureaucracy and the …

Emad El-Sayed