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Ambassador Grenell: Chain Migration a Key Issue for Germany

While the flow of migrants has slowed since the peak of the migrant crisis in 2015, U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell has warned that a key issue for Germany has become chain migration and politicians need to support the country’s intelligence services and better understand the issue.


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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Deutsche Bank May Be on Verge of Lehman Brothers Moment

Following the U.S. Justice Department’s demand for $14 billion to settle a mortgage-backed securities probe, several big hedge funds moved their derivative holdings from Deutsche Bank to other firms to avoid the risk of another Lehman Brothers-style liquidity squeeze.

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Austrian Defence Minister: Merkel Is Irresponsible

The Defence Minister of Austria has attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling her attitude and policy during the migrant crisis “irresponsible” and holding her accountable for Austria’s migrant problems. Austrian Defence Minister and Socialist Party MP Hans Peter Doskozil did not


German Mag Mocks Erdogan With Fake Penis Cover

A satirical German magazine has published a front cover mocking Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by depicting him with a fake penis – after Chancellor Angela Merkel approved the prosecution of German comedians who insult the Islamist leader.


Germany Hosts Iranian FM Despite Vow Not to Normalize Ties

Germany’s foreign minister on Wednesday welcomed his Iranian counterpart for a bilateral meeting in Berlin, seemingly defying Chancellor Angela Merkel’s earlier commitment to not normalize relations with Tehran as long as the regime refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif meets with China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) on September 15, 2015 in Beijing, China. Invited by Foreign Minister Wang Yi, The foreign minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohamed Javad Zarif, will begin a formal visit to China on September 15, 2015 …

Merkel Ready To Give In To ‘Blackmail’ Over Turkish Visas

According to a British diplomat, Chancellor Angela Merkel is ready to give visa-free travel in the Schengen zone to 75 million Turkish citizens despite the failure to meet key European Union conditions. In starkly undiplomatic language, British Ambassador to Germany Sir Sebastian


Merkel’s Coalition Partner Praises About-Turn On Refugees

(Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner accused her of doing an about-turn on her refugee policy since she opened Germany’s borders to thousands of migrants in September. German Vice Chancellor and Social Democrats (SPD) leader Sigmar Gabriel


Chancellor Merkel Admits ‘Error’ In Erdogan Satire Row

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday admitted she had made an “error” in the bitter freedom of speech row sparked by a comedian’s poem about Turkey’s president. But she defended her decision to authorise criminal proceedings against popular comedian Jan

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Merkel Voices Concern At Reporter’s Detention In Turkey

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that her government is concerned about the detention of a German television reporter at Istanbul airport, adding that diplomats are trying to resolve the situation. Volker Schwenck, a correspondent for German public


Devastating Poll Predicts Heavy Losses for Chancellor Merkel

(AFP) – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party braced for a backlash at key state polls Sunday over the German leader’s liberal refugee policy, while the right-wing populist AfD prepared to scoop up the protest vote from angry voters. More than 12

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Denmark Slams Germany’s Merkel: ‘Underestimated Migrant Crisis’

(AFP) – Danish foreign minister Kristian Jensen complained Wednesday that Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel had underestimated how many refugees would flood into her country under a former open door policy. Denmark and Sweden have temporarily reintroduced border checks in an

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Merkel Under Increasing Pressure To Reduce Migrant Numbers

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel is under increasing pressure to reduce the numbers of migrants reaching Germany and voters are increasingly doubtful that the state can tackle the refugee crisis, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday. The

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