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Merkel Draws the Line Against Trump

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has turned the corner on relations with the United States. Her speech at the Munich Security Conference should be considered Germany’s divorce filing from the U.S.-led post-WWII institutional order.

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Merkel Defends Deal For Putin's Gas; Fumes Over Taunts By Trump Admin

Donald Trump is really starting to ruffle Angela Merkel's feathers, as the German chancellor continues to fend off attacks by the Trump administration over the $10.8 billion (9.5 billion-euro) 758-mile (1,220 km) 'Nord Stream 2' undersea gas pipeline between Germany and Russia, according to Bloomber

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Merkel, and the rest of Europe, are through with Trump

The very name conjures vastly different images and emotions depending on your age and where you live. For the Greatest Generation, Munich immediately evokes memories of a spineless Western “appeasement” that sold out Czechoslovakia and fed Hitler’s insatiable appetite for power leading to World War

MIAMI HERALD

Warring democracies: Mike Pence and Angela Merkel display open hostility at Munich Security Conference | Trudy Rubin

MUNICH, Germany — Over the past few days I viewed, up close, the growing schism between the United States and Europe — which makes it easy for Russia and China to undermine the West.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Pence met with silence; Merkel hammers Trump

While speaking at the 55th Munich Security Conference, VP Mike Pence was met with silence after mentioning President Trump. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the Trump administration's foreign policies.

MSNBC

Angela Merkel and U.S. Auto Makers Voice Concerns as Trump Receives Key Car Tariff Report

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has made his recommendations to President Donald Trump about whether foreign car imports constitute a “national security risk” to the U.S. It’s not yet clear what’s in the recommendations—submitted Sunday, hours before a 270-day deadline expired—as they have not been m

FORTUNE

Macron, Merkel to meet to discuss Brexit, US relations

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet next week to discuss an array of issues facing Europe. The talks will focus on Brexit, U.S. relations and a defense partnership between Paris and Berlin, according to Reuters.

THE HILL

Macron to receive Merkel on February 27 for talks on Brexit, U.S., defence

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron will host Germany’s Angela Merkel in France on Feb. 27 for a working meeting to discuss Brexit, U.S. relations as well as the two countries defence partnership, Macron’s office said on Friday.

REUTERS

Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrat party, returned to her home state of Saarland over the weekend to reprise her annual role as Putzfrau Gretel (Gretel the cleaning lady) during carnival celebrations.

THE GUARDIAN

Americans should listen to Angela Merkel about the U.S. heading down a dark path

To the editor: Columnist Doyle McManus’ observation about the Munich security conference, where German Chancellor Angela Merkel sharply criticized President Trump’s “America first” policy, leaves little hope for this country’s current predicament.

LA TIMES

Trump Is Starting to Get Under Merkel’s Skin

(Bloomberg) -- Want to receive this post in your inbox every day? Sign up for the Balance of Power newsletter, and follow Bloomberg Politics on Twitter and Facebook for more. Angela Merkel is sick of Donald Trump’s constant bashing of Germany.

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Angela Merkel Mocks Trump Administration But Ivanka Is Not Having It

German Chancellor Angela Merkel zinged the Trump administration over threatened tariffs during a speech at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday and the audience erupted in applause — except for Ivanka Trump, who remained stone-faced as she listened to the translation via headphones.

HUFFINGTONPOST

Merkel Receives Standing Ovation After Denouncing Trump At Munich Conference

The only person who was not clapping was Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter. Here is the video of the standing ovation. Here is the video of Ivanka's reaction. In Munich, Germany, world leaders have gathered for the annual security conference. According to The Washington Post, German Chancellor

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Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Munich, Germany (CNN)Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

CNN

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.

REUTERS

The secrets of the Saarland

AT THE END of the annual Munich Security Conference on February 17th, most of the foreign- and security-policy elites in attendance jetted back to their countries. But Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the pluri-syllabic new leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), motored instead to St Ingbert, a

THE ECONOMIST

Pence presses Merkel over Nordstream, Iran deal

MUNICH (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday he told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Europe and the United States need to stand together against Iran and he reiterated Washington’s opposition to the Nordstream 2 gas pipeline.

REUTERS

Britons who helped the Nazis during World War II and served in Hitler's SS are STILL receiving pensions from the German Goverment, Belgian MPs say

British citizens who helped the Nazis are receiving pension payments from the German government for helping Hitler's forces during World War II, according to a group of Belgian MPs.

DAILY MAIL

Merkel calls Russia a partner, urges global cooperation

MUNICH (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered a robust defence on Saturday of Germany’s foreign trade relations and ties with Russia, urging global leaders meeting in Munich to work together to tackle the world’s problems.

REUTERS UK

Letter: Merkel story a reminder of unwanted walls

I was pleased to see your front-page coverage of the awarding of the William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the attendance at the ceremony in Berlin by former foreign language teacher Mary Stanton of Richfield.

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