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German Minister Says Trump Ignored Facts With Dig At Merkel's Refugee Policy

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.16.2016 | World

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump ignored the facts with his assertion that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’...

"UNSG: Breaking The Last Glass Ceiling"

Ernesta Redi Neudert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Ernesta Redi Neudert

This year has seen the impressive rise of strong, inspiring women at the forefront of global politics. Hillary Clinton stands an excellent chance to be elected as the first female President of the United States. Britain has just elected its second female Prime Minster in Theresa May, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel's principled humanitarian position on the refugee crisis has given Europe much needed leadership. It is obvious why some people say this is the 'Year of the Woman'.

A New World Order to Bring Order to a New World - No More Rulers

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

As I write this, I am neither anti-male nor pro-female and do not take an "either or" position with regard to the world or to life. "Either or" has caused every war the world has known.

Merkel, Refugees And The Need For Arab Cultural Diplomacy

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 08.02.2016 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

To bring back the topic to cultural diplomacy, I think Syrian refugees would be doing themselves a great favor if they show more keenness to integrate and respect the culture of their new home countries.

German Anti-Immigrant Party Sees Gains After Terrorist Attacks

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.31.2016 | World

BERLIN (Reuters) - The anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany (Afd) gained support as Germany was hit by a spate of attacks this month, includin...

A Better Way Forward In Afghanistan

Nake M. Kamrany | Posted 07.29.2016 | World
Nake M. Kamrany

At the NATO summit in Warsaw, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her support for a continued NATO presence in Afghanistan, citing a need to stem the persistently high levels of Afghan immigration to Germany and Europe.

Germany's Munich Moment

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.27.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

I find it interesting when German friends lambaste me as a fear monger for having the audacity to point out that their wonderful nation - an exemplar of excellence in areas ranging from philosophy to music to manufacturing - has a radical Islamic terror problem on its hands.

Munich Gunman Was German-Iranian Teenager With 'No Islamic Militant Ties'

HuffPost/Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 07.24.2016 | World

MUNICH (HuffPost/Reuters) - A German-Iranian teenager who killed nine people and then himself in Munich had undergone psychiatric treatment and was in...

It’s Time For 'Erdogan’s Coup': Threatened Journalist Expects Widespread Backlash In Turkey

HuffPost Germany | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 07.20.2016 | World

In the wake of Turkey’s failed military coup last week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has carried out an ever-widening purge that has already engul...

Leavers' Remorse: Why Brexit May Never Happen

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

The Brexit referendum need not become a suicide pact. As a legal matter, the Brexit vote is not binding on Parliament, which will need to authorize and set the terms for the negotiation of Britain's exit from the EU under Article 50 process.

From 1 To 16: How Brexit Was A Clear Win For The Good Guys

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

For Britain the virtues of remaining appeared to this American to pale compared to the likely costs of continued subservience to Brussels. In a variety of admittedly imperfect ways Brexit promoted liberty, community, democracy, and the rule of law. In short, the good guys won.

Women At The Helm Of Politics

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Trisha de Borchgrave

A constitutional crisis is one thing but an existential one is longer-lasting. Bewilderment characterizes the aftermath of "Brexit," a.k.a., Britain's...

On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 9: Waltzing With The Enemy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 07.04.2016 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Steve Mass, the Mudd Club, Wagner and Me by Lawrence D. Mass Steve Mass, Comrades in Arms For those who've wondered about the origins of Steve Ma...

Come January, Women Could Be Running The Western World

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics

If Hillary Clinton becomes U.S. president in November, women could be running the Western World by January. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who fend...

The Real Meaning of Brexit

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some Eurocrats imagine that dissatisfaction with the EU is a uniquely English phenomenon. For instance, Politico's Tim King contended: "This referendum is primarily a domestic political fight." It actually is much more.

Merkel: No Chance Of British U-Turn On Brexit

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 06.29.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she saw no chance that Britain might go back on its decision to leave the European Union. Speaking at ...

Obama and Weak EU Shouldn't Punish UK

Daniel Williams | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Rome--There has been much checkbook rattling in Europe in response to Great Britain's decision to abandon the European Union with cries that the UK mu...

Britain Sends A Message To You, Hillary

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 06.26.2016 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Early morning, June 24th, Great Britain did what few polls, and politicians, predicted it was capable of doing: stand up for itself. "

From Brexit To Breakup: A Scottish View On The EU Referendum

David Miles | Posted 06.22.2016 | Politics
David Miles

Something we in Scotland learned the hard way in 2014 is that referendum questions are dangerous because they make both choices on the ballot paper seem equally plausible. By giving the people a choice we somehow assume that either option is a safe one.

Trumps Of The World

The Huffington Post | Howard Fineman | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump was not the first. Nor is he alone. Nor will his message fade, even if he loses big in November. In the U.K., he’s pro-Br...

A Conversation Between Donald and Melania Trump?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

What the hell do I do now, Melania? I'm the frickin' Republican nominee! That wasn't supposed to happen! This was supposed to be fun for a few months.

A Radical New Concept for Saving the World

Wahab Raofi | Posted 05.17.2016 | World
Wahab Raofi

The U.S. and other nations pour billions of dollars in aid into countries like Pakistan and Egypt. Why not leverage that financial support to nudge the creation of transparent, efficient, honest and fair governance? The world is changing, and so should its political systems.

It's a Wide, Wide World

Tom Allon | Posted 05.11.2016 | New York
Tom Allon

Growing up in New York, I had a view of the world similar to the old Steinberg poster: after Broadway and Columbus and Central Park came 5th Avenue and then came California and then China and Australia in the distant horizon.

Pope Francis: This Is How the Church Can Help a Fraying Europe Rediscover Its Unity

Sébastien Maillard | Posted 05.18.2016 | World
Sébastien Maillard

ROME -- As Pope Francis told a gathering of top EU leaders, "The identity of Europe is and always has been a dynamic and multicultural identity." Not referring to the Christian roots of the continent does not mean Francis asks his Church to shy away. On the contrary, he wants it to be at the forefront of a fresh new energy.

Women in Business Q&A: Colleen Curtis, VP of Community in Europe, Yelp

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Laura Dunn

Colleen has spent 8 years strengthening the Yelp brand into a clear market leader in the U.S. As an early adopter of the Yelp site and then as one of ...