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German FM Meets Netanyahu After Talks Canceled Last Year

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem after talks were canceled last year when the diplomat met with an Israeli whistleblower group critical of the military.

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German FM Slammed for Falsely Claiming Israel Is an ‘Apartheid’ Regime

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel reiterated his description of Israeli policies in the territories as embodying the former apartheid regime in South Africa, prompting fierce criticism on Friday from Jewish human-rights organizations and a leading German Jewish activist.

German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel leads the weekly cabinet meeting on August 2, 2017 at the Chancellery in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / AXEL SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read AXEL SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudis Summon Ambassador from Germany Over Lebanon Comments

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state news agency is reporting that the kingdom has summoned its ambassador to Germany for consultations following statements made by Germany’s foreign minister in support of Lebanon. The Saudi Press Agency also says the kingdom

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German Government Holds Out Hope For ‘Soft Brexit’

BERLIN (AP) – Germany’s foreign minister says there may now be a chance of a “soft” British exit from the European Union that keeps the U.K. in the bloc’s single market, but is warning that Britain couldn’t pick and choose

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Germany: Turkey ‘Further Away Than Ever’ From Joining EU

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says Turkey’s chances of joining the European Union are dwindling, but the country might one day hope for a privileged partnership with the bloc. Sigmar Gabriel told German weekly Der Spiegel in an interview

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Merkel Will Pay Migrants Millions To Leave Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel is setting aside €90m (£76m) in taxpayers’ money to create a fund which will pay migrants to withdraw their asylum applications and leave Germany voluntarily. The handouts will form part of a 16-point plan to speed up

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Trump’s First Win: Germany Hints at Compromises on Trade, Military

As President Trump finished his first 24 hours in office by attending an interfaith prayer service at the Washington National Cathedral, German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed to seek compromises with the new President on trade and military spending issues.

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Iran Rejects German Demand of Recognizing Israel

Iran has rejected outright the demand of Germany’s economy minister that it recognize Israel as a precondition for full normalization of ties between Berlin and Tehran.

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Merkel Government ‘Incapacitated’ Over Migrant Issue

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government dismissed charges on Monday that it has become “incapacitated” because of its failure to agree on a strategy on the refugee question that has sent Chancellor Angela Merkel’s approval ratings falling to five-year lows.

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Another German Economist Blames Merkel For AfD Rise

A leading German economist stated that the government’s economic policies are as much to blame for the rise of Alternative for Germany as its migration policies. Marcel Fratzscher, head of the German Institute for Economic Research, said that the economic policies of the

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Vice Chancellor Gabriel Forced To Deny Poor Health, Resignation

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has denied rumours that he will soon resign because the stress of the migrant crisis had impacted his health. The Socialist Party (SPD) in Germany is seeing historic lows in polls and a new rumour

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Merkel Deputy Lashes Out At Saudi Funding Of Militant Mosques

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (pictured) urged Saudi Arabia on Sunday to stop supporting religious radicals amid growing concern among some lawmakers in Berlin about the funding of militant mosques by the world’s biggest oil exporter. The unusual

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World View: China Announces ‘Market Stabilization Fund’ to Stem Stock Market Panic

Contents: Europe enters a dangerous period after Greece’s Tsipras wins overwhelming victory; China takes emergency measures to stem stock market panic; China’s ‘Market Stabilization Fund’ mimics America’s ‘Organized Support’ in 1929; In lavish ceremony, the new King of Tonga is crowned — by an Australian