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Did the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) accuse China of pressuring the WHO to suppress news about the Wuhan outbreak?

As reported on Arirang TV and in (more clear detail) on Taiwan News Chinese leader Xi Jinping (習近平) asked World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to suppress ...
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Did the US confiscate 200,000 masks from a delivery to Berlin?

According to several news reports (SPIEGEL, RBB24, BBC) the Berlin police bought face masks of which 200,000 were confiscated in Bangkok. BBC, 4 April, 2020: The US has been accused of redirecting ...
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Were 830,000 protective masks destined for Italy first blocked in Germany and then “disappeared”?

The website of a manufacturer of (among other things) surgical masks contains a blogpost dated March 13, 2020 (written in Italian). In it, it is claimed that a shipment of 830,000 surgical masks ...
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Are the songs on “Rote Lieder (Die Besten politischen Lieder aus der DDR)” from the German Democratic Republic?

Today, a friend sent me a link to the cheery song "Lied vom Volkspolizist" by Blascore on the compilation "Rote Lieder (Die Besten politischen Lieder aus der DDR)", but listening to the song lyrics ("...
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Did Germany and France offer help to Italy in the Covid-19 crisis?

An opinion piece published yesterday by DW says: The first thing that fell by the wayside, as always in times of crisis, was solidarity. It was Italy, the first country hit by the Corona crisis — ...
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Is COVID-19 more dangerous than typical annual coronavirus variants?

I have heard many people claim in private that COVID-19 is not worse than flu and that the reaction is overblown. As a poster-child example of this, I want to analyze the claims made by the German ...
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Are deaths due to covid-19 in Germany accurate? [closed]

According to worldometers.info Germany has 1/10th of the deaths of countries with comparable number of infections. Looking at just France and Germany, both have around the same number of cases, but ...
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Did (former) German Minister Manfred Lahnstein admit that Germany wanted the EMS in order to get a competitive edge over other European countries?

A 2017 article about the European Monetary System (EMS) in Foreign Policy relates this story: But there was always a suspicion that Germany was trying to get long-term trade advantages from linking ...
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Was Greta Thunberg unable to find a seat on an overcrowded train?

Greta Thunberg tweeted an photo of her sitting on the floor of a train, surrounded by baggage, with the text: Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home! ...
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Was the Berlin Wall Breached Based upon an Erroneous Declaration?

In "Beyond the Ideological Lie: The Revolution of 1989 Thirty Years Later", Daniel J. Mahoney goes to great lengths to put this event in question in context to not down play the significance of world ...
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Did Hitler say this quote about education?

On How Hitler Stopped Homeschooling they say Hitler said this: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth ...
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Is the March of the Immortal Regiment a cult of the German Third Reich?

The March of the Immortal Regiment is a recent tradition which is part of the annual Moscow Victory Day Parade Russian journalist and politician, Alexander Nevzorov has criticised it: (Inaccurate ...
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Was Mohammed the most popular first name for boys born in Berlin in 2018?

German right-wing party AfD has recently posted this claim on its Facebook page: ++ Neugeborene: Mohammed auf Platz 1 der Vornamen in Berlin ++ Man höre und staune: Der häufigste Erstname für ...
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Does Germany produce more waste than the US?

According to the German Environment Agency, Germany produced 411 million tons of waste in 2016. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US produced about 260 million US tons (236 ...
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Is Alnatura preventing unionizing of its workers?

Alnatura is a German producer of organic food. The German newspaper taz has repeatedly claimed that Alnatura is trying to prevent the forming of a Betriebsrat (Works council). In October of 2015, ...
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Did US corporations pay demonstrators in the German demonstrations against article 13?

One of the governing parties of Germany - the CDU/CSU - claimed on Twitter that American corporations "bought" demonstrators at the recent demonstrations against article 13: Wenn amerikanische ...
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2 % of 'the rich' pay 50 % of taxes in Germany

A statement made by a user under a news article claims that 50 % of all taxes are paid by 'rich people' being defined as making more than 70.000 €/a. (...) 2% der "Reichen" zahlen 50% der Steuern ...
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If a man gets raped, does he have to pay childsupport in practice? [closed]

In this video a Lawyer asserts that a man who got raped, by law, still has to pay child support to the child conceived from the rape. He also mentions that the man could demand the money back from the ...
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Is Germany paying for vacations for refugees to the refugees' home countries?

This article The German Government Is Paying For Refugees To Return Home For 3-Week Vacation on noted blog Zerohedge.com, lifted in its entirety from another source, claims: I am in Germany on ...
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Drop in IQ due to immigration?

An alt-right web site, "Red Ice" (apparently belonging to Henrik Palmgren), proposes that there's a nearly worldwide decrease in IQ due to immigration. The Red Ice piece apparently originated from unz....
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Did Germany deny asylum because victim of blood feud could settle feud by giving two daughters to his enemies for marriage?

As far as I can tell Volker Gerloff is a real lawyer (website, facebook looks good at first glance, website links to facebook page). He writes on facebook: Das BAMF schafft es immer wieder, zu ...
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Are crime rates up by 10% in Germany?

On June 18th and 19th, 2018, the President of the United States, Donald Trump tweeted that the crime rate in Germany has increased: (1) Tweet from June 18th, 2018 (2) Tweet from June 19th, 2018 ...
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Does Germany have a peace treaty and a constitution?

Reichsbürger have recently made the news in Germany. These are people who are convinced that the Federal Republic of Germany is not a sovereign state and therefore has no authority over them. This ...
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Is Netherlands no longer able to start war without permission from Germany?

I stumbled upon this article, dated April 14 2016, titled "Germany Is Taking Over the Dutch Army". The article says that Huge portions of the Dutch military are being merged with the German Army,...
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Do about 100 Germans die every year due to risky masturbation?

EveningStandard claims in Masturbation 'kills up to 100 Germans a year', new study shows that up to 100 Germans a year die to masturbation for using risky methods like auto-erotic asphyxiation or ...
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Are Germans buying anti-rape “safety shorts”?

From The Express: Safe shorts to STOP women joggers suffering SEX ATTACKS in Germany are sold out, January 1 2017: AN ENTREPRENEUR from Germany has created trousers with the aim of protecting women ...
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Did the city of Berlin set up safe zones for women for New Year’s Eve 2017/2018?

The BBC has reported that the city of Berlin was setting up “safe zones” for women for New Year’s Eve. It was very heavily reported on by RT, Sputnik and other media. New Year's Eve party in Berlin to ...
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Did the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU) post this advert in Turkish?

On 14 September 2017, Hamed Abdel-Samad and Erika Steinbach posted on Facebook, referencing the following image, which is purportedly a CDU advert: The three main points roughly translate (according ...
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Did opposition fundraising stop neonazis marching?

From Facebook: "In the small town in Germany where the Nazi leader Rudolf Hess was born, every year right wing activist[s] have been showing up to commemorate his birthday. Counter marches didn't ...
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Did Rote Antifa post an image of a “Will trade racists for rapists” sign?

According to Red Alert Politics, this image was posted on the Rote Antifa Facebook page: They say the caption translated as "Prefer sexually active fugitive as German racists" (sic). They ...
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Did all of Germany's Muslim MPs vote in favor of same-sex marriage?

I saw the following claim on The Independent's web-site: All six of Germany's Muslim members of parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage as Angela Merkel faced criticism for opposing the ...
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Are brothels to have sex with animals increasing fast in Germany?

I've found some sources that explain this is a phenomenon that this is likely happening in Germany right now, although the sources for that are a bit old. Dailymail claims on 1 July 2013: ...
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Did a German judge acquit a man of rape because he is Turkish?

Tyler O'Neil, assistant editor at PJ Media, titles in an article from 2017-04-21: German Judge Says Turkish Man's Forced Violent Sex Is 'Culturally' Not Rape The article goes into lot of details, ...
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Does Germany contribute 1/3 of the EU budget?

This morning I heard an interview with a german politician in the DLF (Deutschlandfunk) and he said something like Germany is already contributing 1/3 of the whole EU budget. when asked, why he ...
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Did Trump hand Angela Merkel an invoice for $300bn, representing costs owed to NATO?

Various news outlets described a stunt by US President Donald Trump, handing a physical bill to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for $300 billion. This Fox News article refers to original reporting ...
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Were only 17 of 500 sexual assaults on Cologne's Silvesternacht reported in crime statistics?

Quoting the article on Express.de: There were more than 500 sexual assaults in Cologne's Silvesternacht. [...] In police criminal statistics for Cologne, however, the sex mob did not lead to a ...
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Does Germany use the Euro to exploit the US and the EU? [closed]

Trump's advisor Peter Navarro claims that Germany exploits the US and the EU by maintaining the Euro at an all time low. The Guardian for example says: Germany “continues to exploit other ...
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Can you lose child access in Germany because you made “xenophobic” comments?

AnonymousNews has a claim in German that making xenophobic comments online or being involved in protests may cause you to lose access to your children. Wer „fremdenfeindliche“ Aussagen auf Facebook ...
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Did Turkish people commit 70–80% of the rapes in Cologne around the year 1996?

In an interview by the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger from 2016-12-29, the journalist/feminist Alice Schwarzer said (in German): Dass vor 20 Jahren 70 bis 80 Prozent aller Vergewaltigungen in Köln von ...
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Did Angela Merkel push to allow refugees to be employed as truck drivers?

This Express article claims that Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, pushed to allow refugees to be more easily employed as truck (lorry) drivers. But as the country mourns the tragedy ahead of ...
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Did Petra Klamm-Rothberger, from German Green Party, say that Maria Ladenburger had to be killed as raped women are killed in Afghanistan?

I'm giving the url for the google translation of two sites that offer the claim, to check for additional details in addition, if necessary, for checking if the claim is true or not. This is one ...
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Are “young people aged 14 and 15 are allowed to have sex with each other” in Germany?

Children younger than 14 In Germany, it is forbidden for adults or young people to have sex with children younger than 14. If adults and young people do this anyway, they become liable to ...
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Does South Korea have more institutions teaching German literature than Germany?

In the Financial Times article on educational achievement, the Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore is noted as claiming in a May 2015 speech that South Korea has more institutions teaching ...
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Did Germans receive corn instead of wheat and rye after WW2 due to a translation error?

After World War II, the U.S. army sent food supplies to Germany. There is a widespread legend that they delivered maize instead of wheat and rye because the Germans demanded "Korn" which means grain ...
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Did Nazi Germany use the German census in its targeting of minorities

From 2016 is census year! But you can stick your census in your ear, you won't get any data here Did you know Hitler used the German census to target minorities Doing a brief search came ...
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Did plane crasher Andreas Lubitz look for gay porn?

Breitbart reported in 2015: The picture of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’ troubled state of mind grows more complex with the revelation, reported by International Business Times, that ...
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Did a German party ask a Holocaust denier to assess the antisemitism of a party member?

The Bild reported this: Die AfD hat den Holocaust-Leugner Gerard Menuhin (67) gebeten, ein Gutachten über die Bücher des baden-württembergischen AfD-Landtagsabgeordneten Wolfgang Gedeon zu ...
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Did Germany produce so much renewable electricity on May 8th 2016 that their power prices went negative?

This picture has been floating around the internet On May 8th, 2016, Germany's solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants generated so much energy, power prices actually went negative. Is this true? I ...
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Does preservative and pesticides in food prevent corpses from rotting?

In this 2003 article it is said that in Germany, the time before a coffins collapse and crumble into the soil is expanding Previously that process would take from eight to 10 years - but now in ...
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Was the Jewish flag one of only two flags allowed in Nazi Germany?

Former London Mayor, Ken Livingstone was quoted in this tweet as saying: in 1935 Hitler passed a law that said that only two flags could be flown in Germany: the swastika and the Zionist banner. ...