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Merkel Rejects U.S. Demands That Europe Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

MUNICH — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany delivered a strong rejoinder on Saturday to American demands that European allies pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and gave a spirited defense of multilateral institutions in a world increasingly marked by great-power rivalry.


Angela Merkel’s Legacy Is One Of Chaos

“Germany has plunged into unprecedented political chaos,” a headline dramatically proclaimed in the prestigious international Foreign Policy magazine in the wake of the German elections in fall 2017. As different parties negotiated for months to find a majority to govern, the writer of the piece, Pa


Merkel, Macron Push to Change EU Merger Rules After Rail Reverse

(Bloomberg) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron stepped up their campaign to overhaul European Union antitrust rules so that companies in the region can better compete with global giants in the U.S. and China.


Hard border must be on the table – Merkel to Varadkar

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Taoiseach a hard border has to be on the table in a no-deal Brexit scenario, it has emerged. Europe’s longest-serving leader questioned Leo Varadkar’s hard-line stance on the Border amid fears it was undercutting the EU’s negotiating position.


Disarmament efforts must include China as well as US, Russia - Merkel

Merkel said a looming new shot expected in a trade war - Washington readying to declare European vehicle imports a "national security threat" - was "frightening", speaking at the Munich Security Conference.


Angela Merkel Ruffled at Prospect of More Trump Hardball Tactics, Sources Say

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump is starting to get under Angela Merkel’s skin. The German chancellor emerged from a bruising week of diplomacy with her most vigorous defense yet of the multilateral order threatened by Trump on Saturday. Merkel’s push back was shaped by her alarm at the U.S.’s increasing


Merkel defends Russia ties, ridicules Trump

Russia could be a Cold War-type "partner" for Europe, German leader Angela Merkel has said. But US policy on Iran was "depressing" and its claim that German cars were a "security threat" was "scary", she added in a speech at the Munich Security Conference, an international congress in Germany on Sat


Edina resident helps honor Angela Merkel in Germany

For a brief moment last month, Mary Stanton shared the stage with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and the Edina resident wasn’t the only one in awe of the occasion. “This is a moving moment for me,” Merkel said through an interpreter as she accepted the William J. Fulbright Prize for International


Pence and Merkel See Things Very Differently

(Newser) – Angela Merkel got a standing ovation; Mike Pence, polite applause. Now the media is hashing out the starkly different policy prescriptions they presented Saturday at a Munich security conference. Facing an audience peppered with influential figures—like a senior Chinese official, Russia's


Merkel: I support Poroshenko, but Nord Stream 2 is also important

At the Munich Security Conference, Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel stated that Ukraine should remain a gas transit country even though Germany will not rule out the potential for a direct gas link to Russia, Interfax-Ukraine reports.


Merkel nudges China to help save the INF Treaty

MUNICH – German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants China to join negotiations about saving the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. She made the appeal at the Munich Security Conference on Feb. 16, directing her words at the highest-ranking Chinese government official in the audience, Yang Jiechi,


The Latest: Merkel defends pipeline plans for Russian gas

MUNICH – The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):. Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending the development of the joint German-Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline, dismissing American concerns it will weaken Europe's strategic position and assuring Ukrai


Germany and France to overhaul EU competition law

EU competition rules should be overhauled so that Europe could create "global players", German chancellor Angela Merkel said in Berlin Tuesday. She spoke as France and Germany the same day launched joint proposals for a "European industrial policy fit for the 21st Century". She also spoke after EU l


Leader of Free World Angela Merkel Rips Bark off Trump for humiliating German Auto Industry

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Pence calls for European allies to dump Iran deal after Merkel defends accord

Vice President Pence on Saturday called on European allies to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear pact with Iran after German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out in defense of the accord.


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In Munich, it's Pence versus Merkel

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave speeches at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday criticizing each other's countries on trade and national security. It's the latest in a widening rift between the United States and its European allies. Rough cut (no report


Angela Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism -- but Mike Pence resists

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.


Poland Rejects Merkel’s EU Army: “We Need America to Protect Europe”

Poland’s Foreign Minister has rejected Angela Merkel’s idea of creating an EU army, saying Europe needs an “American presence” to protect the continent. Combining the military forces of the EU’s 28 member states has long been a dream for some of the EU’s globalist leaders – most notably French Presi


Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.