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Germany rejects sanctions call against former chancellor over Russia ties
The German government on Monday rejected a call to impose European Union (EU) sanctions on former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder (SPD) due to his professional connections to Russia Angela Merkel The German government on Monday rejected a call to impose European Union (EU) sanctions on former chancello
Taoiseach to meet Angela Merkel after UK agrees Brexit border 'backstop' deal
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar travels to Berlin to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. Discussions will focus on the agenda for this week's meeting of the European Council, including Brexit. They will be discussing their approach to the future of the European Union following yesterday's Brexit
AfD is Only German Party Trying to Improve Relations With Russia - Lawmaker
Markus-Cornel Frohnmaier, a member of the Bundestag and an international expert from Germany, who was observing the Russian presidential election, has shared his impressions with Sputnik. Sputnik: Please, tell us about your experience as an observer at the Russian presidential elections. What is you
Goldman Sachs appointment to German Finance Ministry sparks outcry
Stormy Daniels saga could turn into a big deal for Mueller probe: experts "Making the arsonists the firefighters" is how one opposition politician described the appointment. A member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has also raised an eyebrow at the decision. A top Goldman Sachs investmen
GERMAN INTERIOR MINISTER infuriates Angela Merkel by saying that "Islam is NOT a part of Germany"
Chancellor Angela Merkel's new hardline new Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, declared that Islam is "NOT part of Germany" in an interview, setting off a political storm two days into her fourth term. Asked by the top-selling Bild daily whether the influx of Muslim migrants and asylum seekers to Eu
Taoiseach travels to Berlin to discuss Brexit with German Chancellor
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar travels to Berlin today for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Discussions will focus on the agenda for this week's meeting of the European Council - including Brexit, trade, and digital taxation. This is the first time this Taoiseach has visited Berlin to me
Turkey's Erdogan: Leader-for-Life?
The country's leader since 2003 has been adept at evading term limits or restarting the clock on them. 1. In the bitterly contested 2017 constitutional referendum, Turkey narrowly approved a change to the executive structure of government. 2. This change made the presidency the dominant executive
German, Polish leaders discuss EU unity on sanctions, ex-spy
WARSAW, Poland - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would be pleased if Poland's talks with the European Union yielded a solution to the standoff over the country's rule of law record. During a brief visit to Warsaw, Merkel said she was following the negotiations to avert unprecedente
Poland, Germany call for firm EU response to Russian spy poisoning
Provided by AFP German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on a visit to Warsaw after securing her fourth term in power Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Warsaw Monday and called for a firm EU response to
Ukraine urges EU sanctions against former German Chancellor Schrder over links to Putin
UKRAINIAN foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin has urged the EU to level sanctions against former German Gerhard Schrder over his links to the Kremlin as he dubbed the 73-year-old "Putin's most important lobbyist". GETTY Mr Klimkin's call for action follows an editorial he wrote for the Wall Street Journ
German Foreign Minister hints at splits in Berlin by saying the Salisbury attack is a 'bilateral' issue between the UK and Russia despite Angela Merkel giving her full backing to Britain
The German foreign minister today said Britain should clarify the details on the Salisbury poison attack with Russia directly. Heiko Maas said 'all the evidence' points to Moscow being behind the attack, which left former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia fighting for their lives. Bu
Merkel in Poland for talks on EU future, security
WARSAW, Poland - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Poland for top-level talks that will focus on the European Union's future and security, and on bilateral issues between the neighboring countries. Merkel was greeted Monday by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki before going into talks on
Merkel urges dialogue with Russia in congratulation message to Putin
March 19, 2018 / 5:58 PM / Updated 20 minutes ago BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday wished President Vladimir Putin success in his new term in office and urged dialogue between Germany and Russia to find sustainable solutions to global challenges. German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Dutch PM Rutte on Eurozone Reforms: 'We Won't Simply Rubberstamp Everything'
DER SPIEGEL: Mr. Prime Minister, the Netherlands and seven other European Union member states recently published a joint paper on the proposed reforms of the economic and monetary union in which they made it clear that they have no intention of diverging from the goal of stability. Did you ask in Be
Angela Merkel to visit Poland in bid to thaw chilly relations
Austin likely facing 'serial bomber,' police chief says Germany's Angela Merkel is carrying a message of EU unity on her trip to Warsaw. But with tensions simmering over refugee quotas and Poland's controversial judicial reforms, the chancellor will have to walk a fine line. German Chancellor Angela
SHOCKER: Germany turns on the EU over the issue of Muslim migrants
ANGELA Merkel's Germany could be turning on the European Union in an extraordinary U-turn after the Chancellor's new interior minister blasted the Brussels bloc for its "patronising" stance in talks with eastern European member states over the distribution of refugees. By REBECCA PERRING Horst Seeho
German health minister sparks row saying pro-abortion lobby cares 'more for animal rights than human life'
One of the chief rivals to become Angela Merkel's eventual successor has provoked a row in her coalition government with an outspoken attack on abortion rights campaigners. Jens Spahn, newly promoted to the cabinet as health minister, spoke out against calls to lift a German ban on advertising by ab
Angela Merkel rejects sanctions on predecessor Schrder for Russia support
'You Will Not Destroy America': A Trump Battle Is No Longer One-Sided Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schrder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany. Spokesman Steffen Seibert didn't waste
'Congratulations, Mr President!' Praise for Putin's election victory pours in from (some) world leaders
Russian President Vladimir Putin secured a fourth term following a landslide victory Sunday in a presidential election that everyone expected him to win. The messages of praise and congratulations being sent to Russia's strongman leader, who won 76.6 percent of the vote, reveal much about the countr
RAW: Muslim Migrant Screaming 'Allahu Akbar' Rushes At Angela Merkel...
He probably just wanted to thank her for making Germany so welcoming to Muslims. After all, it's a religion of peace. And our moral superiors tell us screams of Allahu Akbar are nothing to be concerned about. So why did Merkel's security team hustle her away instead of bringing her over to shake thi