Germany's Merkel condemns far-right xenophobia, Nazi slogans

Germany's Merkel condemns far-right xenophobia, Nazi slogansGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned xenophobic attacks and the use of Nazi slogans in a robust speech to parliament on Wednesday after the most violent far-right demonstrations in decades exposed deep divisions in the country. In an unusually rowdy session in the Bundestag (lower house) later, far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) deputies stormed out of the chamber after a Social Democrat (SPD) accused them of being “unsavory” right-wing radicals. Protests by right-wing militants in the eastern city of Chemnitz two weeks ago after the fatal stabbing of a German blamed on two migrants have reignited a fierce debate about Merkel’s 2015 decision to let in more than a million refugees.


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First lady Melania Trump condemns anonymous NYT op-ed writer as 'cowardly'

  1. First lady Melania Trump condemns anonymous NYT op-ed writer as ‘cowardly’  USA TODAY
  2. Who wrote the Times op-ed? ‘Not me,’ top White House officials say  Yahoo News
  3. All the Trump officials who have publicly denied writing the anonymous New York Times op-ed  Business Insider
  4. Bob Woodward’s new book reveals a ‘nervous breakdown’ of Trump’s presidency  Washington Post
  5. Publishing that anonymous New York Times article wasn’t ‘gutless.’ But writing it probably was.  Washington Post
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Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abuse

Pope condemns 'atrocities' of US clerical child abusePope Francis condemned Monday the “atrocities” revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. “In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the experiences of at least a thousand survivors… the abuse of power and of conscience at the hands of priests,” the pope said in a letter made public by the Vatican. A devastating US grand jury report published last week decried a systematic cover-up by the Catholic Church.


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