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Merkel declines to confirm report she has decided top spy must go

ALGIERS/BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided Germany's domestic intelligence agency chief must go as she thinks he has meddled in day-to-day politics, a newspaper reported on Monday, but she said she had nothing to add to comments she made last week. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor


Germany's Merkel sees a lot of work to do on Brexit by October

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - Substantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November. German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference a

REUTERS - 2018-09-20 14:10:15

Tensions in Merkel’s Coalition Rise Over Intelligence Chief Row

Berlin (CNSNews.com) – Divisions in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition widened this week following a much-criticized decision to move her embattled domestic intelligence chief to the interior ministry – technically a promotion – instead of heeding calls to remove him outright.Merkel announ

CNS NEWS - 2018-09-20 05:50:47

Putin, Merkel discuss peace deal on Syria's Idlib

German Chancellor AngelaMerkel(R) and visiting Russian President VladimirPutinattend a joint press conference at the Schloss Meseberg, north of Berlin, Germany, on Aug. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-09-20 03:35:38

Brexit: May says Chequers 'only plan' on table after EU calls it unacceptable - Politics live

Thu 20 Sep 2018 10.34 EDT First published on Thu 20 Sep 2018 03.46 EDT What Salzburg means for May - Verdict from the Twitter commentariat Here is some reaction to Theresa May's press conference and the end of the summit from British political journalists and commentators. From the Spectator's Jame

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-09-20 14:34:49

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a joint press conference

ALGIERS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a joint press conference with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia (not in the picture) in Algiers, Algeria, on Sept. 17, 2018. German Chancellor Angela Merkel started her short visit to Algeria on Monday by talks with Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia,

NEW KERALA - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

Ransomware Developers Embrace Politics, Targeting Obama, Trump & Merkel - Security Now

Politics has taken center stage in many countries around the world as rapid social and economic changes roil almost the entire Western hemisphere, including in the US and Europe. It now seems that the authors of recent ransomware campaigns are also dipping their toes in the political waters, at leas

SECURITYNOW.COM - 2018-09-20 00:00:00

German spy chief removal causes turbulence in Merkel gov't

FILE - In this May 16, 2018 file photo Chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Andrea Nahles, right, speaks at the plenary session of the German Bundestag in the Reichstags building in front of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, Finance Minister Olaf Scholz and German

DAILY OKLAHOMAN - 2018-09-20 11:09:00

Putin, Merkel Discussed Overcoming Negative Trends on World Financial Markets

"The sides discussed some issues related to Syrian settlement. The Russian president informed [Merkel] about the Russia-Turkey arrangements to stabilize the situation in Idlib de-escalation zone, reached at the talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on September 18 in Sochi," the statemen

SPUTNIKNEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 17:31:00

Merkel replaces top spy after Chemnitz violence

Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has replaced the head of the country's domestic spy agency as she struggles to contain the fallout from the fatal stabbing of a man in the city of Chemnitz last month. The killing fueled multiple violent anti-immigration protests in the city.

REUTERS UK - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Merkel Wins a Round but Emerges Weaker in Bout Over Spy Chief

Hans-Georg Maassen, the ex-spy chief, became a favorite of the far right when he questioned the authenticity of a video showing a dark-skinned man being chased.

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Merkel removes spy chief to defuse row over far-right - Times of India

The face-saving compromise lets Merkel's fourth-term government live another day, after her Social Democratic coalition partners had insisted on Maassen's departure, against the wishes of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer from her Bavarian CSU sister party.

INDIATIMES - 2018-09-19 11:09:30

Merkel Risks More Political Gridlock as German Coalition Creaks

As Merkel seeks to focus on global issues from trade conflict with the U.S. to the war in Syria, she’s fighting a slow erosion of authority at home after almost 13 years in office. With the next federal election due in 2021, the risk is domestic stagnation during a fourth term that may well be her l

MSN.COM - 2018-09-19 03:00:14

Migration: Angela Merkel meets Algeria’s invisible president, PM

Initially set for February 2017, the meeting between the two leaders was postponed to this year because Bouteflika was stricken with the flu, according to the presidency.

MEDAFRICATIMES.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Merkel and Macron Don’t Sound Optimistic About Brexit

Germany and France, the European Union’s two most powerful countries, struck a downbeat tone about the prospect of a Brexit deal, as the two sides failed to come up with proposals to break the deadlock.

MSN.COM - 2018-09-20 09:28:09

Angela Merkel ousts her domestic spy chief over suspected right-wing sympathies

Hans-Georg Maassen, who was in charge of Germany's domestic intelligence agency, has been reassigned to another government department. The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD), junior coalition partners of Angela Merkel's government, wanted him gone.Ralf Hirschberger


Merkel removes spy chief to defuse fight over far right and immigration

The face-saving compromise lets Merkel’s fourth-term government live to see another day, after her Social Democratic coalition partners had insisted on Maassen’s departure as head of the BfV intelligence service, against the wishes of Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who is from her Bavarian CSU si

SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - 2018-09-18 18:24:04

German spy chief dismissed amid row with Merkel over ‘fake’ video that wasn’t fake

© Axel Schmidt/ReutersHans-Georg Maassen, president of Germany’s domestic security agency on Jan. 30, 2018. (Reuters/Axel Schmidt)

MSN.COM - 2018-09-18 17:45:56

Top German spy loses job after clashing with Merkel

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the country. Ms Merkel's office released a short statement saying the head of Germany's BfV spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, will be moved to a new position

TOPIX - 2018-09-18 17:40:04

Angela Merkel dismisses the intelligence chief to save his coalition

After days of controversy within his coalition government, Angela Merkel decided on Tuesday to dismiss the head of the German intelligence, accused of collusion with the far right.