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John Kerry: It Was 'Inappropriate' For Donald Trump To Knock Germany's Leader On Refugee Policy

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that President-elect Donald Trump had made a mistake by attacking German Chancellor Angela Me...

Europe must open up to new ideas about the secular state

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.16.2017 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute and Gurpreet Mahajan, Jawaharlal Nehru University Religion is one of the...

Trump Says Merkel Made A 'Catastrophic Mistake' With Refugee Policy

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.15.2017 | World

LONDON/BERLIN, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Me...

As Liberal Europe Withers, Whither the European Union?

Doug Bandow | Posted 01.06.2017 | World
Doug Bandow

It wasn't long ago that Germany's Angela Merkel was anointed as the last defender of liberal Western values. She was even expected to hold America's D...

Cologne Police Screen Hundreds Of Mostly North African Men On New Year's Eve

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.01.2017 | World

COLOGNE, Germany, Jan 1 (Reuters) - German police said on Sunday they had prevented a repeat of the assaults and robberies suffered by hundreds of wom...

Happy New Year?

Kathy Perutz | Posted 12.30.2016 | Fifty
Kathy Perutz

The new year is nearly upon us, sure as the towering wave at Jones Beach that caught me in its undertow when I was a child and kept me there for what ...

Weekend Roundup: The Berlin Attack Has Sealed The Political Fate Of Europe

Nathan Gardels | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Nathan Gardels

Europe was already reeling from major terror attacks in Brussels, Paris and Nice as well as Brexit and the defeat of the political establishment in th...

Blaming Terrorist Attacks On Refugees Isn't Going To Make Europe Safer

Alexander Görlach | Posted 12.23.2016 | World
Alexander Görlach

It didn’t take long for Germany’s far-right party Alternative for Germany to exploit the Berlin terrorist attack for political gain. “These are ...

Far-Right Politicians Rush To Take Advantage Of The Berlin Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 12.22.2016 | World

In the space of a few hours on Monday, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey was assassinated in Ankara and a dozen people were killed when someone drove a ...

World Leaders Mourn In Solidarity With Berlin After Deadly Truck Attack

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.20.2016 | World

Germany has entered a period of national mourning to honor those killed during a suspected terrorist attack in Berlin on Monday afternoon. Twelve peop...

Germany Frees Suspect In Berlin Christmas Market Attack

Reuters/HuffPost | Paul Vale | Posted 12.20.2016 | World

The Chief Federal Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement it had been unable to prove that the suspect had been in the cabin of the truck at the tim...

The Russia I Remember Heads Back To The Future

Irv Chapman | Posted 12.20.2016 | Media
Irv Chapman

Germany, heading for crucial elections next year, is openly fearful of Russian moves to influence the result.

‘SNL’ Version Of Angela Merkel Is Not Happy Donald Trump Is Time’s ‘Person Of The Year’

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.11.2016 | Comedy

“Saturday Night Live” imagined how German Chancellor Angela Merkel is coping with President-elect Donald Trump succeeding her as Time’s “Perso...

Trump Could Turn Western Values Into a Facade

Alexander Görlach | Posted 12.08.2016 | World
Alexander Görlach

Joseph Nye is one of America’s top political scientists. He is the former dean of the Harvard Kennedy School and has been chair of the National Inte...

Angela Merkel Supports Partial Burka And Niqab Ban In Germany

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.06.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw support behind a partial ban on burkas and niqabs in Germany on Tuesday, drawing applause from the audience. “...

Angela Merkel Wins Re-Election As Chair Of Her CDU Party

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 12.06.2016 | World

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday with 89.5 percent...

Angela Merkel Will Seek Fourth Term As German Chancellor

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2016 | World

BERLIN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign...

Obama Ends Final State Visit To Europe By Doing Damage Control For Trump

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.05.2017 | Politics

President Barack Obama spent Friday doing a first round of bidding for his successor, pleading with European leaders to work with president-elect Dona...

Obama Swoons Over Angela Merkel, All But Endorsing Her Re-election

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 11.17.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama’s press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday was a love fest, with Obama joking that Merkel would have...

Photos Show President Obama and Angela Merkel Will Probably Miss Each Other A Lot

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics

On Wednesday, President Barack Obama will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the last time in his presidency. The two appeared to hit it o...

Angela Merkel And Donald Trump Have Spoken, Discussed Continuing U.S.-German Ties

Reuters | Willa Frej | Posted 11.11.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by telephone on Thursday about continuing longstanding ties between German...

Imagining Donald Trump's Presidential Tweets

Doug Bandow | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

January 20, 2017 dawned bright. Temperatures approached the lows of the second Ronald Reagan inaugural, but that cold was nothing compared to the frig...

We Need a Narrative of Peace and Inclusiveness to Save Our Democracies

Alexander Görlach | Posted 10.11.2016 | World
Alexander Görlach

BERLIN ― We need a new message. The European Union and its established parties need new stories. But narratives are not simply invented. They must g...

Welcome To 'Who's Your Favorite World Leader' Week!

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.30.2016 | Politics

With so many worries in the world today ― among them the possibility that our own election might result in the light of enlightenment thought being ...

Germany's About To Bail Out Its Biggest Bank. Just Don't Call It That.

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

What is the European Union’s wealthiest and most powerful nation to do when it risks running afoul of the rules it has spent years enforcing on othe...