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Trump visits crime scenes and counters criticism of his rhetoric

Trump visits crime scenes and counters criticism of his rhetoric

After the massacre in el paso, donald trump’s aggressive rhetoric stung many critics – but the US president let the accusations bounce off him.

Before a visit to the border city, trump rejected the narrative that his rhetoric contributes to division and violence. He doesn’t think his words did that, trump said in response to questions from journalists. "I think my rhetoric brings people together," trump said. America is doing incredibly well.

Trump first traveled to dayton, where a gunman killed nine people sunday night, before visiting el paso. In the ohio city, the president and first lady melania met with patients at a hospital, according to spokeswoman stephanie grisham. The two also thanked the medical staff for their actions. Demonstrators had gathered in the city, as seen on television footage. On signs, for example, they demanded tighter gun laws. They also had an inflatable baby trump with them.

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Community of wiesenbronn supports network

community of wiesenbronn supports network

"We must preserve the jewish history, because it is also our history". The statement by margret lother, chairwoman of the forderverein ehemalige synagoge kitzingen, met with the unanimous approval of the council body at the wiesenbronn council meeting on tuesday evening. The committee voted unanimously to support the concept planning for the network of jewish cemeteries in rodelsee with up to 5,000 euros. Not least because many former jewish citizens of wiesenbronn are buried in the jewish cemetery in rodelsee, as mayor doris paul recalled.

Lother informed that the cemetery in rodelsee belongs to the jewish community in bavaria and the care runs over the landratsamt "we have that well under control". The speaker also briefly discussed the 200-year-old jewish cemetery in huttenheim, which was established on the basis of former national borders. The age at which he was born in the middle of the 15th century is considerably older. The cemetery in rodelsee, which was attested in the middle of the 19th century: "it is the only soil monument that has not been worked on since the middle ages".

When comparing the cemetery with christian cemeteries, the chairwoman pointed out that in a jewish cemetery no graves were abandoned "they can stay forever". The idea for the network was left behind by michael schneeberger, and in the meantime a concept has been drawn up through a wide range of activities, including workshops, in which the aim is also to develop ideas for the future. The realization emerged that a two-pronged approach should be taken with the focus on the cemetery and documentation in the localities.

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Belarus: opposition leader calls for international aid

Belarus: opposition leader calls for international aid

After the protests in belarus against ruler alexander lukashenko in recent weeks, opposition leader svetlana tikhanovskaya has called for help from germany.

"I very much hope that leading figures in germany will be able to influence this situation and help to bring about the start of negotiations," the 38-year-old said at the start of a visit to berlin on monday evening.

Tikhanovskaya also appealed for support from the international community. "We are now forced to ask our neighboring countries to act as mediators in the dialogue between the people of belarus and the state". We propose to take the OSCE," said the politician, who lives in exile in lithuania.

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Rough opponent threatens: vfl wolfsburg misses out on group victory

Rough opponent threatens: vfl wolfsburg misses out on group victory

The vfl wolfsburg is in the running for the first K.O.-heavy opponents of the caliber of inter milan, manchester united or ajax amsterdam in the second round of the europe league.

Although the bundesliga soccer team won its last match in the preliminary round against the french record champions AS saint-etienne 1-0 (0-0) on thursday evening, this was not enough to secure first place in group I, as top-ranked KAA gent from belgium also won its match against the ukrainian club leader PFK olexandrija. The winning goal for wolfsburg was scored by brazilian paulo otavio in the 52nd minute. Minute in his first mandatory game for the vfl.

"It’s a great feeling. I have been dreaming about this moment for four months," said the long-injured goalkeeper. The 25-year-old already looked ahead to monday’s draw in nyon. "We do not have a favorite opponent," he said. "We want to keep playing just as we are today. No matter against whom."

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Cabinet approves scholz’s soli plan

cabinet approves scholz's soli plan

According to the taxpayers’ association, many normal wage earners will still have to pay the tax even after the planned extensive abolition of the soli.

"Minister scholz is concealing the fact that with his draft, savers will continue to pay the solidarity surcharge," the president of the taxpayers’ association, reiner holznagel, told the deutsche presse agency.

For most people in germany, the solidarity surcharge is to be abolished as of 2021. For 90 percent of today’s payers, the tax is to be cancelled, as the federal cabinet decided. A further 6.5 percent are to pay it only partially from 2021 onwards – the higher the income, the more. "The few costs remaining after the solidarity pact expires at the end of the year will be shouldered in the future by those who have more than others," finance minister olaf scholz (SPD) said in a statement.

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Fdp wants to focus more on social issues in the future

Fdp wants to focus more on social issues in the future

Party vice-chairman christian lindner, who is running for the office of chairman in december, will present the 43-year-old as his candidate for the important post on friday in berlin, the "ruhr nachrichten" and the news agency dpa learned from party sources.

After its departure from the bundestag, the FDP wants to broaden its content and focus more on social issues. "We always see ourselves as an advocate of equal opportunities," lindner said after a meeting of the chairmen of the nine FDP state parliamentary groups in stuttgart. The 34-year-old has long advocated a "compassionate liberalism".

In a "stuttgart declaration," the heads of the parliamentary groups discussed the party’s fall to 4.8 percent in the federal election. In the past four years, the FDP has not been able to convince voters "in substance and appearance" as a governing party. Leaving parliament is a "profound zasur".

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On a visit home

On a visit home

Bernhard panzer in the current herzogenaurach town writer of the local history society, in which the events of the years 2016 to 2018 are summarized, there is a story about "one who went out". Meant was a herzogenaurach native who left home more than four decades ago to settle in tennessee in the u.S.A.

Bernard westner did it for love, but not without some influence from herzogenaurach. His wife caroline is the daughter of another well-known herzogenaurach family: dickas. In september 2017, the FT also reported in detail on the native of herzogenaurach, who has found his private happiness and professional success in the states.

Snuff for the junior

From "one who went out now "one who returned." Because bernie (that’s just what the americans call him) and caroline are currently on a home visit in herzogenaurach. No question that the two, accompanied by son chris and his girlfriend erin, dropped by the domicile of the home association in steinweg. They were joined by a small group from france, led by bernie’s niece, the daughter of his brother.