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Top German Catholic Bishop: We Need A Reduction In The Number Of Refugees

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

One of Germany's leading Catholic figures says that the country simply can't offer refuge to everyone fleeing war and persecution, despite the...

What's Love Got to Do With It?

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

As he stands there with a wide smile and open arms at the Toronto airport in December welcoming the first refugee families from Syria off the plane wh...

Politically Incorrect Reflections: Obama at the Mosque

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Arnold Steinberg

Tilting toward Mecca. REALITY TV "Thou doth protest too much." That's my reaction to President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque yesterday. There is ...

Germans Are Turning Sour On Angela Merkel

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.05.2016 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, once the adored "mutti," or mother, of her country, is seeing her popularity plummet. "I don't think there is...


Arnold Steinberg | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Tilting toward Mecca. "Thou doth protest too much." That's my reaction to President Barack Obama's visit to a mosque yesterday. There is no nationa...

Why Angela Merkel's Political Survival Is Crucial to Europe's Center-Left

Cas Mudde | Posted 02.01.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

After months of xenophobic campaigns in the media, politics, and streets, more and more leading members of her own party, as well as from her Social Democratic coalition partner, are attacking her proposed Willkommenskultur (welcome culture).

Why Jeremy Corbyn and Angela Merkel Are Wrong About Compassion

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.27.2016 | World
Christina Patterson

In the months since Merkel's welcome, barbed wire fences have gone up across Europe. More men, women and children have climbed into boats. It took a photo of a dead toddler to trigger a wave of what you could call compassion. The trouble is that compassion isn't the same as a policy. And there doesn't seem to be all that much doubt that the policy has failed.

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

Democrats Hold Last-Minute Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Caucuses, ...

The Woman Who Most Inspires Melinda Gates

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.21.2016 | Business

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Portraits Of Powerful Women Change The Mindsets Of Girls

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 01.20.2016 | Business

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Facebook Is Cracking Down On Racist Posts In Germany

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 01.15.2016 | Technology

Facebook has hired a Bertelsmann business services unit to monitor and delete racist posts in Germany following widespread public criticism of the co...

Angry Bavarian Politician Buses Refugees To Merkel's Office

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.15.2016 | World

BERLIN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - An irate local politician in Germany's southern state of Bavaria has dispatched a bus filled with dozens of refugees on a ...

How the German Mood Has Morphed From Conceit to Self-Doubt After Cologne

Alex Gorlach | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Alex Gorlach

BERLIN -- The events in Cologne on New Year's Eve have turned the rhetoric in Germany on its head. Conceit and complacency have given way to searching self-doubt, as if waking up with a nasty hangover on New Year's Day.

The Polish Boomerang: How Warsaw's Adoption of the 'Budapest Model' Could Threaten the Original in Hungary

Cas Mudde | Posted 01.12.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

The success of the PiS in Poland could turn out to be a poisoned chalice for Orbán. The new Polish government has already raised almost more domestic and foreign concern over the rise of illiberal democracy within the EU than the Hungarian governments have done in the past six years.

Merkel Calls For Tougher Laws For Asylum Seekers Amid Protests

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.10.2016 | World

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- Women's rights activists, far-right demonstrators and leftwing counter-protesters took to the streets of Cologne on Saturday...

Cologne's Police Chief Ousted As Stories Of NYE Chaos Emerge

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

They lost control. Newly released police reports paint a picture of utter chaos amid the New Year's Eve attacks in Cologne, Germany -- as well as aut...

Germans Shaken By Mass Attacks On Women In Cologne At New Year

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 01.06.2016 | World

BERLIN, Jan 5 (Reuters) - About 90 women have reported being robbed, threatened or sexually molested at New Year celebrations outside Cologne's cathe...

Anna Drubich's New Kaddish for Cello Will Open Babi-Yar Commemoration in Kiev, September 29, 2016: Obama and Merkel Will Attend

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.28.2015 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

On September 29th 2016 in Kiev, during an international Holocaust commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the infamous Babi-Yar massacres, Drubich's new Kaddish, an 11-minute long concerto.

If Angela Merkel Doesn't Have to Be Likable, Why Does Hillary Clinton?

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
Joanne Bamberger

When people describe German Chancellor Angela Merkel, plenty of phrases come to mind that have nothing to do with her personality. She's been a play...

Angela Merkel Calls Multiculturalism 'A Grand Delusion'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.14.2015 | World

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Under Pressure From Within, Merkel To Reduce Number Of Refugee Arrivals

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.13.2015 | World

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Europe and Migration: Five Challenges

David Harris | Posted 12.13.2015 | World
David Harris

With no advance planning, European countries have had to move quickly to address the immediate issues of shelter and other urgent needs, all the more so as winter arrives and options like tents for housing become unfeasible.

It Only Took Time 29 Years To Name Another Woman Person Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 12.09.2015 | Media

Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its Person of the Year, citing her handling of the Greece debt crisis and refugee i...

Dear Mrs. Merkel, Now Is the Time for a Common Vision

Sebastian Matthes | Posted 11.28.2015 | World
Sebastian Matthes

Dear Mrs. Merkel, Germans are noticing the shift that has just begun. They notice that after this eventful decade, Germany is about to change profoundly. And they need somebody to explain this transition to them.