Angela Merkel

Germans Pull the Plug on Rambling Trump Adviser Mid-Speech

“That was the U.S. secretary of commerce, who had promised us a 10-minute statement.”<p>During his big trip abroad last month, <b>Donald Trump</b> capped off a trainwreck NATO meeting by calling Germans “bad, very bad,” because of all the cars they sell in the U.S., perhaps failing to recall that auto giants …

Donald Trump

Merkel's conservatives at highest support since September 2015: poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives expanded their support to 40 percent - the highest level since September 2015 - in a poll conducted by the Forsa institute for Germany's Stern magazine and broadcaster RTL.<p>The rival Social Democrats (SPD) were unchanged at 23 …

World News

Angela Merkel: I search Trump on Twitter for latest US news – video

Angela Merkel speaks at an event in Berlin on Tuesday. Asked about her use of Twitter the German chancellor says she doesn’t tweet but searches for what interests her. The interviewer then asks how Merkel keeps on top of US politics, to which she responds she just types Donald Trump

Germany

Merkel sounds conciliatory tone on trade before G20 summit

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that global trade was not a zero-sum game and that she would seek to establish a rules-based commerce system that benefits all, striking a compromising tone before a G20 summit next week.<p>Merkel, who will host leaders of the G20 …

Germany

Globalists, Nationalists and Patriots

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p><b>By Reva Goujon</b><p>In times of global angst, we tend to organize ourselves into rival camps and casually hurl political epithets at each other as a matter of practice and principle. A couple of similarly angst-ridden generations ago, identifying …

Global Perspectives

Germany Just Got A Lot Closer To Marriage Equality

Local LGBTI advocates have welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s suggestion she would grant her conservative MPs a conscience vote on marriage …

Equality

Marriage for all in Germany: ‘Yes. finally!’

Germany’s papers all focused on the prospect of a vote on legalizing same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel softened her stance on the …

European News

Merkel, Ross Call for New Talks on Trade Deal Despite Divisions - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross called for the resumption of talks on a trans-Atlantic trade agreement …

United States

Future of the EU-27 is priority in Brexit negotiations, Merkel says

Germany and its European Union peers will conduct divorce talks with Britain in a friendly fashion, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, but their priority would nonetheless be to keep the remaining 27 members of the bloc together.<p>"We will of course negotiate in a friendly atmosphere …

Brexit

Pew poll: More people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump is the fairly elected leader of the most prominent democracy in the world. Vladimir Putin is an authoritarian with a long record of punishing political allies and suppressing views divergent from his own.<p>And yet, according to a new Pew survey of citizens in 37 …

Vladimir Putin

German gay marriage vote given green light by Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel has opened the way for gay marriage to be legalised in Germany after she called for a free vote in parliament on the issue.<p>The surprise announcement represents a major U-turn for the German chancellor, who has previously opposed gay marriage, citing concerns for children.<p>A vote could …

Germany

Merkel’s Challenger Attacks Her Stance on Gay Marriage - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing an election-year showdown over gay marriage, with her coalition partner and main challenger forcing her …

Martin Schulz

Opinion: Angela Merkel's calculated change of heart on gay marriage

The German chancellor has halfheartedly abandoned her opposition to same-sex marriage. The move was solely a political calculation, says DW's Gero …

Equality

Merkel ally becomes governor of most populous German state

BERLIN (AP) — A senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has been elected governor of Germany's most populous state following an election last month that produced an unexpected center-right majority.<p>Armin Laschet, a liberal-minded deputy leader of Merkel's Christian Democrats, …

World News

UK Treasury chief: keep British economy 'anchored' in Europe

BERLIN – Britain's Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy "anchored" in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union.<p>Philip Hammond said Tuesday at a conference organized by a group linked to Chancellor Angela Merkel's party that the British …

Brexit

Angela Merkel welcomes US offer to resume TTIP talks

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has told a Berlin audience that the US remains open to a free trade pact with the EU. German Chancellor Angela …

Germany

Three-quarters of world has little or no confidence in Trump, Pew study finds

Support for US president now below that of George Bush following Iraq invasion Israel and Russia have faith in Trump – not so European allies<p>More than three-quarters of the world has little or no confidence in Donald Trump’s global leadership and his signature policies, with support for the …

Canadian News

'Conceivable crises': Gray swan scenarios challenge EU crisis response

From "IS" hijacking a cruise ship in the Mediterranean to a massive right-wing terrorist attack in western Europe, an EU agency has published a …

Refugees

Germany set for vote on gay marriage after Merkel shift

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are pushing for a vote this week to legalize gay marriage, capitalizing on a surprise shift from conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel three months before an election.<p>The issue became a hot election topic after Merkel's three potential coalition …

Same-sex Marriage

Merkel’s pivot boosts hopes for gay marriage in Germany

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has walked back her opposition to gay marriage, clearing the way for the issue to win approval in the German Parliament without her center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) quashing it as a bloc.<p>The chancellor, who is vying for her fourth term in a …

Equality

Global view of US worsens under Trump, Pew says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world has little confidence in US President Donald Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, according to a new report by Pew Research.<p>Surveys of residents in 37 nations across the world released on Tuesday found that since Trump took office in January, the US's image overseas has …

Donald Trump

Merkel Doesn't Tweet, But She Keeps an Eye on Trump's Twitter - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her view of globalization “differs very sharply” from Donald Trump’s and called on Europe to assert its …

Donald Trump

Hammond warns "petty politics" threaten good Brexit deal

| BERLIN<p>Petty politics pose the biggest threat to a good divorce deal between Britain and the European Union, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Tuesday, warning that a bad Brexit pact could harm the economic interests of both sides.<p>"I am confident that with the political will to …

Brexit

Rihanna tweets world leaders and Justin Trudeau is the latest to respond

<b>She's a global pop icon, they are G20 leaders. So what happened when Rihanna tweeted some of the world's most powerful men to talk about their commitment to education in the developing world?</b><p>Well, some of them responded and their exchanges are there for us all to see on social media.<p>It started …

Justin Trudeau

Narendra Modi-Donald Trump meet: PM did better than Angela Merkel, but he played it safe like Theresa May

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on Monday evening (early hours of Tuesday in India), he was the fifth major leader of …

Donald Trump

Angela Merkel Embraces German Nationalism with a Twist - ASHARQ AL

There are certain points in history when it makes sense for a leader to define what it means to belong to a country and a culture. In 2017, quite a …

Germany

Angela Merkel: ‘I laugh at least once every day’

The most important qualities in politics are curiosity and happiness, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday.<p>In a wide-ranging interview with …

European News

Coming up Trumps at the G20

This year's G20 summit could be the most politically charged in the history of the global leaders meeting.<p>And it all comes down to one person - …

G20

Is Angela Merkel about to shift her party’s position on gay marriage?

Angela Merkel has said she wants same-sex marriage to become a "decision of conscience," not a party-political issue in Germany. The feature-length …

World News

Angela Merkel and Donald Trump head for clash at G20 summit

German chancellor plans to make climate change, free trade and mass migration key themes in Hamburg, putting her on collision course with US<p>A clash between Angela Merkel and Donald Trump appears unavoidable after Germany signalled that it will make climate change, free trade and the management of …

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