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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

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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.

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Germany's SPD climbs in polls after welfare rethink

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) has hit its highest level in almost six months, a poll showed on Sunday, a week after the center-left party outlined new welfare plans aimed at winning back working class voters.

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Merkel: Europe’s defense posture hinges on common arms-export policy

MUNICH – German Chancellor Angela Merkel connected the fortunes of Europe's defense ambitions to the push for a common policy on arms exports. Speaking at the Munich Security Summit here on Feb. 16, she argued a joint position on weapons sales is a prerequisite for the idea of a “European army” and

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Germany’s Merkel defends Iran deal as Pence accuses Europe of undermining the U.S.

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United

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Merkel says US withdrawal from Syria will boost Russia and Iran

Angela Merkel yesterday warned the planned withdrawal of US troops from Syria following the defeat of Isil and the collapse of its caliphate risks handing the upper hand to Iran and Russia.

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Munich brawl: Pence, Merkel and Mogherini clash over Iran deal and Russian pipeline

US Vice President Mike Pence went full throttle in Munich as he rolled out a list of Washington's demands to the EU, clashing with Germany's Angela Merkel and Brussels' Federica Mogherini on Iran and Russia.

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Merkel wants Russian gas but supports US sanctions, wants US to stay in Syria and Afghanistan to hold back Russia and Iran

Germany considers it a mistake to squeeze Russia out of the European Union's gas market for political reasons, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday.

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Merkel Warns US Pullout From Syria to Boost Russia, Iran Influence

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday that a hasty US pullout from Syria runs the risk of strengthening the roles of Russia and Iran in the Middle East. ISIS group fighters have been boxed into a scrap of land in the battle for their last remaining territory in northeastern Syria and their

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Merkel: Children protesting climate change influenced from "outside"

Chancellor said demonstrations couldn't have happened without 'outside influence.'. Angela Merkel's spokesman said she supported climate action protests by schoolchildren after the German chancellor said the demonstrations could not have taken place without outside influence.

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Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

MUNICH — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts.

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Merkel tells Taoiseach hard border must be option in no-deal Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that a physical border must be an option as a no-deal Brexit approaches. An agreement regarding the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic has remained the main stumbling block to the UK securing a proper deal for Brexit.

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The Latest: Merkel says US calling European cars a threat

MUNICH (AP) - The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says U.S. authorities appear to have concluded that European cars are a threat to national security.

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The Latest: Merkel defends US stance on Iran

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal, describing it as an “anchor” allowing the West to exert pressure.

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Cal Thomas: Back to Munich

“There are none so blind as those who will not see.” One might think that after denying the evidence of Adolf Hitler’s rise and objectives that resulted in World War II, Europeans might be more attuned to modern threats.

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Former Italian PM wants Merkel for top EU post

Italy's former prime minister Matteo Renzi wants Germany's chancellor Angela Merkel to vie for a top post in the European Union. "Merkel could certainly be a good person to lead foreign policy, but she could also be a good candidate to chair the Council, " he said in a new book, reported EuroNews.

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Munich Conference Exposes the Decline of the West

Who knew that the 2020 presidential campaign would really kickoff at the annual Munich Security Conference? Former Vice-President Joe Biden announced, “we will be back. We will be back. Don’t have any doubt about that.” He was referring to what he sees as America’s natural leading role in the intern

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Inside Patrick Shanahan’s clash with Congress in Munich over Syria

In a private meeting in Munich with more than a dozen lawmakers, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan got an earful about President Trump’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria by the end of April. Shanahan’s response left lawmakers in both parties even more worried about the United Stat

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Merkel defends split with U.S. over Iran

MUNICH — 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.

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Abandon Iran nuclear deal, Pence tells EU allies, Merkel disagrees

US Vice-President Mike Pence delivers a speech during the 55th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 16 February 2019. [EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK]. US Vice President Mike Pence called once again on Saturday (16 February) on European allies to follow Washington’s lead and withdraw from the

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