Tag: Der Spiegel

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Merkel: Britain Remaining In The EU Is ‘Desirable’

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Friday she hopes Britain will vote to remain in the European Union in a June 23 referendum that her finance minister labeled a “wake-up call.” Britain and Germany have traditionally been allies

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Der Spiegel: Plans For Euro-Zone Tax Take Shape

From Der Spiegel: After the Greek bailout disaster, Paris, Berlin and Brussels want to reform the euro zone by creating an economic government and a special tax for the currency area. German Finance Minister Schäuble is in favor, but Chancellor

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Iran’s Foreign Minister: The Trouble with Obama’s Nuke Deal Is ‘Basically Everything’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif gave a genial interview to Der Spiegel this week, with the German magazine describing him as “relaxed and cheerful” throughout. In his relaxed and cheerful way, Zarif continued Iran’s practice of making the Obama administration look foolish, rewriting the so-called “nuclear deal” on the fly and scoffing at the administration’s talking points.

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Greece Making Ends Meet by Becoming China’s Gateway to Europe

In what was received as a pleasant surprise by the European Union, Greece made its first 460 million euro payment to the IMF this week. The Mediterranean country continues to struggle with generating enough revenue to pay off their multi-billion-dollar debt, and one major international player looking to capitalize on their need for business is China.