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Merkel

‘Queen of Europe’? 2015 will be the defining year for Angela Merkel's Chancellorship
For decades, the rest of the world wondered who to call when they needed to speak to Europe. Since Angela Merkel became the continent’s dominant politician and Germany asserted itself as its superpower, that question no longer applies.

16.01.2015 13:31

Obama takes heat for not attending 'anti-terror' Paris rally
President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.

12.01.2015 15:09

Who’s calling the shots over Merkel’s ‘UN ambitions’?
Angela Merkel’s policy towards Russia can be explained by her potential desire to become the next UN chief, an ambition which can only be met by following a “policy of appeasement” towards Washington, foreign affairs columnist Nebojsa Malic says.

11.01.2015 08:36

German govt denies Merkel staffer’s laptop infected by US/UK malware
The German government has denied reports a laptop belonging to a top Merkel aide was infected with the highly-sophisticated Regin virus - malware believed to be a product of British and US spy agencies.

29.12.2014 10:43

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande affirm urgent need for dialogue, ceasefire in Ukraine
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agree that a meeting of a contact group is urgently needed to kick-start dialogue between Kiev and the country’s East and achieve a lasting ceasefire, the Kremlin announced after a four-side phone call.

17.12.2014 01:13

No NSA doc, no evidence? German prosecutor says can’t prove US tapped Merkel’s phone
Germany’s chief prosecutor said there is still no hard evidence linking the NSA to the tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, especially because the investigation failed to get a hold of the original NSA document authorizing the spying.

12.12.2014 02:38

Merkel challenges net neutrality by urging fast lanes for ‘special services’
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken in favor of distinguishing "between the free internet and the one for special services," saying she will take up the issue with Brussels. Net neutrality advocates have described the approach as “catastrophic.”

05.12.2014 05:57

Germany to drop investigation into US spying on Merkel - report
Germany might decide to drop the investigation against the US tapping of Angela Merkel’s communications according to a German magazine report released Saturday.

22.11.2014 16:50

Putin: ‘Supporting Russophobia in Ukraine will result in catastrophe’
The West should not wait for Russia to solve the Ukraine crisis, but should instead try to influence the extreme policies of its “clients” in Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Hubert Seipel of the German channel ARD ahead of the G20 summit.

16.11.2014 21:29

Party frau: Merkel spotted mingling with pub drinker on first G20 night
German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a break from world politics and visited a pub on her first G20 night in Brisbane, snapping selfies with tourists and shaking hands with locals.

15.11.2014 01:27

Gorbachev gets hero’s welcome, leaves handprints at Checkpoint Charlie as Berlin celebrates fall of Wall (VIDEO)
Citizens of Berlin lit up 8,000 balloons along the length of the old Berlin Wall to mark its demise, while former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was feted for allowing the reunification of Germany happen without violence.

07.11.2014 17:29

Aussie koalas trained for cuddles with Putin, Obama & Merkel at G20
The world’s cutest marsupials are being specially prepared for cuddling sessions with world leaders during the G20 summit in Brisbane next week.

06.11.2014 15:09