Tag: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

TOPSHOT - View of the truck that crashed the evening before into a christmas market at Gedächtniskirche church on early December 20, 2016 in Berlin. German police said December 20, 2016 they were treating as 'a probable terrorist attack' the killing of 12 people when a lorry ploughed through a …

Germany: Asylum Seekers Should Be Trained as Truck Drivers

A pilot project in Germany is working to make it easier for asylum seekers to become truck drivers – an initiative that comes amid widespread unemployment for migrants who arrived during the migrant crisis.

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Merkel Attacks Trump’s Pullout from Iran Deal, Gets Peace Prize

ASSISI, Italy (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear accord was making the situation in the Middle East “even more difficult” and warned Europeans to be skeptical of “easy” solutions promised by populists.

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Merkel: Europe Will Push Back if Hit With Trump’s Trade Tariffs

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The leaders of Germany, France and Britain are ready to push back if the Trump administration does not permanently exempt the European Union from new import taxes on aluminum and steel imports, German Chancellor said Sunday.

A video of a 21-year-old Arab-Israeli dressed up as a Jew being beaten up by a belt-wielding a Palestinian refugee from Syria in Berlin went viral last week, sparking outrage across Germany about the rising levels of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. 

WATCH: Teen Whipped in Berlin for Wearing Kippa Reveals He Is Israeli-Arab

TEL AVIV – A video of a 21-year-old Arab-Israeli dressed up as a Jew being beaten up by a belt-wielding a Palestinian refugee from Syria in Berlin went viral last week, sparking outrage across Germany about the rising levels of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. 

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Merkel Welcomes German Govt Deal Handing Her 4th Term

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday welcomed the Social Democrats’ vote in favor of a new ruling coalition and said “it’s important that as government we start quickly with our work.”

Visitors to the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews look at exhibits from the Warsaw Ghetto of the World War II, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Poland and Israel are locked in a bitter dispute over Poland's new legislation that is to regulate Holocaust speech. (AP …

Polish Official Accuses Jews of ‘Passivity’ in Holocaust

An adviser to Poland’s president says he thinks Israel’s negative reaction to a law criminalizing some statements about Poland’s actions during World War II stemmed from a “feeling of shame at the passivity of the Jews during the Holocaust.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a meeting of the federal executive board of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin, on October 23, 2017 on the eve of further exploratory talks between potential coalition partners. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Merkel Agrees Coalition Government but Hurdle Remains

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock. The

Angela Merkel faces one of her toughest domestic challengers yet in the shape of Martin Schulz

Germany’s Social Democrats Back Grand Coalition Talks With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats sought his party’s support Thursday to open talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on extending their governing coalition, or at least backing a minority government.

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Bavarian Governor to Step Down in German Power Struggle With Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — An often-awkward conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to step down as Bavarian governor in favor of a younger rival, attempting to end a power struggle that has been an unwelcome distraction as Merkel tries to form a new government.