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Germany supports economic sanctions on Russia: Markel

Munich [Germany] Feb 16 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday supported the economic sanctions against Russia and said that restrictive measures against Moscow should be coordinated with Ukraine.


German Politics: The SPD’s Turn to Make Noise

A slew of policy proposals by the SPD highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election in 2021. A slew of policy proposals by the SPD, Angela Merkel’s centre-left coalition partner, highlight the risk of an end of Germany’s grand coalition before the next election i


Munich Security Conference 2019 – Day #2

German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech during the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, Germany, 18 February 2017. [EPA/PHILIPP GUELLAND]. EURACTIV gives you a glimpse into the hot topics of this year’s Munich Security Conference and what is driving the conversation on foreign,


AP News in Brief 02-17-19

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.


Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline cannot be cancelled - Merkel's successor

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), said on Thursday that Nord Stream 2 cannot be cancelled as fundamental decisions regarding it have already been taken.


Germany Continues Payments to Churches a Century After Deciding to Stop

It’s been 100 years since Germany’s first democratic government decided to stop making generous payments to its Protestant and Roman Catholic churches — and did nothing about it.


Political Cartoon: What Is It About Women Presidential Candidates?

There always seems to be SOMETHING about a woman running for President of the United States that makes her,. well, unlikeable or untrustworthy or just unPresidential. How is it that other countries have been able to choose women.


The reinvention of Germany’s social democrats?

Social democracy was born in Germany and it was a social democrat, Friedrich Ebert, who was the country’s first democratically elected head of state. Since the establishment of the Federal Republic in 1949 the Social Democrat Party (SPD) has always been one of the two biggest parties in the Bundesta


How a street painter from Benin got an art exhibition in Finland

Louis Houenoude lives in the small village of Heve, just outside Grand-Popo, in the small West African country of Benin. He used to paint barber shop signs for a living. But now he is a bona fide artist.


Word for Word: President Trump Declares National Emergency (C-SPAN)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhT6qG66MHk President Trump announces his declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border. He responds to several questions. During this he says, “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster


Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal

CNN'S KEVIN LIPTAK, NICOLE GAOUETTE AND VERONICA STRACQUALURSI CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT. 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


Merkel sets out condition for Huawei's participation in 5G network

TOKYO (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday Germany needs guarantees that China’s Huawei Technologies will not hand over data to the Chinese state before the telecoms equipment supplier can participate in building its 5G network.


CDU discussion workshop on migration and asylum: ‘What have we learnt?’

CDU chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, “what have we actually learnt and changed since then?” [Hayoung Jeon/ epa]. For new CDU party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, reforming migration policy represents an opportunity to distance herself from Chancellor Angela Merkel. EURACTIV Germany reports.


Germany's ruling parties address labor, migration divisions

BERLIN – Germany's governing parties are trying to put behind them long-running internal divisions ahead of this year's European Parliament election, but the results could deepen tensions in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.


May meets Northern Ireland's parties in scramble to find a way to break the deadlock amid Brexiteer fury she WON'T try to remove the border backstop as Merkel pushes for a deal

Theresa May will meet all five of the major Northern Ireland political parties today as she scrambles to find a way through the Brexit deadlock. Unlike her DUP allies in Westminster, some other politicians in Ulster support the backstop - particularly the republican Sinn Fein.


Nancy Pelosi named in big US delegation to Munich forum, but shutdown looms

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is set to send its largest congressional delegation yet to the 2019 Munich Security Conference, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, but it could all fall apart if talks to avert a government shutdown fail.


Angela Merkel jibes that Britain is working MORE closely with the EU since the Brexit process was launched as she insists there is 'still time' to strike a deal

Angela Merkel took a swipe at the UK's attitude to the EU today - saying the two were working more closely since the Brexit process was launched. The German Chancellor delivered the dig as she insisted there is 'still time' to thrash out a Brexit deal despite the deep political standoff.


Brexit: Angela Merkel says 'there is still time' to get deal in olive branch to UK

There is "still time" to solve the Brexit deadlock, Angela Merkel insisted today in an olive branch to the UK. The German Chancellor spoke positively of her hopes for a deal for the second time in two days in what appears to be a show of support to Theresa May .


Theresa May reportedly scrapes the mold off jam. Is this the perfect metaphor for Brexit?

LONDON — As Brexit metaphors go, it’s up there. British Prime Minister Theresa May reportedly said she scrapes the mold off jam, which was quickly dubbed a perfect metaphor to describe Britain’s European Union departure plans.


Merkel: Germany won't become dependent on Russia for gas due to Nord Stream

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Germany will not become dependent on Russia for gas due to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, stressing that it was crucial to ensure Ukraine remained a transit country for gas.