German Politics

Why I’m No Longer a Russiagate Skeptic

Facts are piling up, and it’s getting harder to deny what’s staring us in the face.<p>When I wrote, back in February, that I was skeptical that President Donald Trump would ever be proved to have secretly colluded with Russia to sway the 2016 election in his favor, I mistyped.<p>What I meant to write was …

Politics

Trump can shut down his Russia critics with one bold move

If President Trump wants to shut down the critics of his performance this week in Helsinki and strengthen U.S. national security, he can do so with one bold move: Announce he is moving out most U.S. forces currently stationed in Germany and sending them to Poland.<p>The Polish government recently …

Opinion

Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia's ambassador to the U.S. said Friday.<p>Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion …

Russia

David Frum: The United States faces a national-security emergency

David Frum, the conservative Republican senior editor at <i>The Atlantic</i>, says it has become clear that Trump has been bribed or blackmailed into …

United States

Is Trump The Toughest Ever On Russia?

President Trump is in the process of inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to come to Washington, D.C., this fall to continue the talks they started in Helsinki earlier this week.<p>It's another sign of Trump's efforts to build closer ties with Moscow, even though he insists his administration has …

Politics

Merkel Took Questions for 90 Minutes and Was Asked Nothing About Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked about everything from migration and trade conflicts to defending Montenegro at a lengthy news conference -- …

Angela Merkel

Are North African countries 'safe' for deportees from Germany?

The North African nations of Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria along with the former Soviet republic of Georgia should be safe countries of origin, the …

North Africa

Six Countries Deport 29 Nigerians

Six Countries Deport 29 NigeriansThe men were sent home from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Norway and Lithuania. They were alleged to have …

Africa

Moscow 'open' to Putin visiting Trump in Washington, Russian envoy says

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> The Russian ambassador to the United States said on Friday that Moscow was "open" to a follow-up summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump in Washington, four days after the leaders' private one-on-one meeting in Helsinki.<p>Asked at the Valdai …

World Politics

Angela Merkel defends Trump's plan to have Putin at the White House

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday defended President Trump’s decision to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House, and said …

Angela Merkel

Germany aiming for decision on diesel retrofits by end-Sept -Merkel

BERLIN, July 20 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday the German government did not yet have a common position on whether diesel cars needed to be retrofitted with catalysts but hoped to come to a decision by the autumn.<p>“I’ve set the end of September as the target date,” Merkel said, …

Angela Merkel

Germany welcomes developments on Horn of Africa

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is transforming Ethiopia at a breathtaking pace. Germany is already making plans to work closer with the country it regards …

Africa

Merkel says neo-Nazi murder case a dark spot in German history

BERLIN (Reuters) - Sentences handed down last week to members of a neo-Nazi gang were justified but the group's killing spree was a very dark spot in German history and the punishments alone will not heal the wounds, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.<p>(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by …

German History

Merkel says ThyssenKrupp structure is a commercial matter

BERLIN (Reuters) - The structure of German submarines-to-lifts conglomerate ThyssenKrupp <TKAG.DE> is a commercial matter, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.<p>The company's chairman and chief executive both resigned this month following pressure from activist shareholders demanding a …

Angela Merkel

Germany cancels cannabis tender, leaving short-listed Canadian companies in limbo

Cannabis companies eager to grow product in Germany are back to square one, after the German government officially cancelled a tender process last …

Germany

Italian populists try to sink EU naval mission

The EU should create a "crisis cell" for "coordinating the action of member states on finding landing ports and countries willing to take the rescued …

European News

Trump Tops Agenda At Merkel Press Conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a wide-ranging press conference today in Berlin with the German and foreign press. On the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki, she seemed to welcome that the two met.

World News

Merkel: Glad Montenegro is part of NATO's mutual defence umbrella

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO’s mutual defense doctrine applied to all member states and added that she was pleased Montenegro was part of that.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, …

Angela Merkel

Merkel pledges to stand firm as German leader after migrant row | Financial Times

Angela Merkel said she had never contemplated resigning during the row over asylum policy that nearly brought down her government last month, and …

Angela Merkel

The Sick Man of Europe Risks a Relapse

Germany’s economy looks good, but consider the low productivity growth.<p>Throughout the 1990s and much of the 2000s, Germany was known as the sick man of Europe. Weighed down by the costs of reunification, suffocated by high taxes and labor regulations, and battered by the competitive pressures of …

Economics

Juncker ‘not communicating via Twitter’ ahead of Trump meeting

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker plans to steer clear of the Twittersphere ahead of his upcoming visit to the White House.<p>“President …

Donald Trump

Merkel vows to work at 'under pressure' U.S. relationship

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could no longer be relied on to deliver world order.<p>At a wide-ranging news conference, …

News

Orkambi: Drugs maker says NHS 'undervalues' patient lives

NICE has ruled the price of the drug is too high, but the firm that makes it says the NHS is already asking for a huge discount.<p>The manufacturer of a …

Breast Cancer

Going forward, both parties should commit to a ‘Cyber Election Pledge’

Earlier this week, the president of the United States stood beside the man responsible for interfering with the 2016 elections and said he doesn’t …

The White House

Will Dennis Rodman and Kanye West's North Korean vacation make America great again?

You have to feel for Dennis Rodman. When his basketball career dried up at the turn of the century, he cast around for something new. He tried reality TV, appearing on Celebrity Big Brother and The Apprentice. He tried professional wrestling, joining the WCW and Hulk Hogan’s Celebrity Championship. …

North Korea

Flowers Gallery opens a group exhibition of work by five artists

Flowers Gallery is presenting a group exhibition of work by five artists, bound by their use of experimentation in devising rules to generate …

Art

Tunisians, Germans split over deportation of suspected bin Laden bodyguard

Last week Germany deported terrorist suspect Sami A. to Tunisia, but a court has ordered he be returned out of concern for his safety. The case has …

Osama Bin Laden

Trump And Putin Merged As One Person On Time Magazine Cover

After Trump’s highly-publicized Helsinki humiliation, Time magazine appears to be pouring salt in the wound<p>The cover of <i>Time</i> <i>Magazine’s</i> July issue is a …

Donald Trump

Why Russia Will Help the Democrats Next

Election meddling is cheap, effective and here to stay. And hurting the Republicans is the smart strategy for the midterms.<p>Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats warned last week that the nation is under sustained cyberattack from foreign adversaries like Russia. “I’m here to say, the warning …

Politics

Trump Wants Putin to Keep Meddling to Get Himself Reelected

Of course Trump says Putin stopped meddling. He wants us to stop paying attention so Putin can meddle him to victory in 2020.<p>"Inexplicable. …

Politics