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Obama Dispatches Advisers To Germany Amid Spying Flap

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Working to stem the fraying of ties with a key European ally, President Barack Obama dispatched his chief of staff to Berlin, a di...

Germany's Merkel Seeks 'Sensible' U.S. Spy Talks

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 07.18.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Germany wants "sensible talks" with the United States on the two countries' spat over alleged American spying, Chancellor Angela Merke...

The Vicious Art of Swapping Words for Deeds, or Who Will Hold Mr. Putin Accountable?

Olga Bielkova | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
Olga Bielkova

While some celebrate the cooling of Kremlin's incriminating rhetoric towards Ukraine, the bloodshed in Donbas continues. Pundits are fooled, willingly or not, by the smoke and mirrors as they forget to focus on the hard evidence.

America's Tragic Turn in Germany and Japan

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Bruce Ackerman

It's taken a long time for Germany and Japan to recover from the Second World War. After enduring the indignity of military occupation, they regained sovereignty only by guaranteeing against future threats to peace. Germany's new constitution only authorized military force in self-defense or in collaboration with collective security agreements. Japan's Article Nine went further, "forever renounc[ing] ... the threat or use of force as a means of settling international disputes." But this post-war settlement is unraveling before our eyes. The Obama administration must learn to distinguish the urgent from the truly fundamental. Unless it rethinks our traditional post-war partnerships, it risks an authoritarian Japan and a profoundly alienated Germany -- destroying one of the greatest legacies of the twentieth century.

Lousy Scenarios, Limited Options: It Mostly Just Gets Worse for Obama

William Bradley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Remember those halcyon days of yore, also known as last year, when President Barack Obama's frequently challenged job approval rating was always buttressed by his ratings on foreign policy and geopolitics?

Germany Is Not a Classic Western Ally

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 07.15.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Germany, though in the Western camp today, has historically been positioned between West and East, and many Germans today still regard themselves in this manner.

Kerry Stresses U.S.-Germany Relationship Amid Spying Allegations

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

(Adds Steinmeier) VIENNA, July 13 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Germany's foreign minister, on Su...

Obama Kept In The Dark About Blown Spying Operation In Germany: Report

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

President Obama was kept in the dark about a blown U.S. spying operation in Germany, according to the New York Times. A 31-year-old German man was ...

Germans Probe 2nd Spy Case Reportedly Involving US

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 07.10.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German int...

CIA Was Involved In U.S. Spying On Germany: Report

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, July 7 (Reuters) - The Central Intelligence Agency was involved in a spying operation against Germany th...

Merkel Speaks Out Against U.S. Spying Allegations

AP | GILLIAN WONG | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that if reports that a German intelligence employee spied for the United States are prove...

Clinton Praises Merkel As Europe's 'Greatest Leader'

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

BERLIN, July 6 (Reuters) - Former U.S. secretary of state Hillary Clinton called Chancellor Angela Merkel "the greatest leader in Europe" during a v...

German Intel Worker Suspected Of U.S. Spying: Report

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, h...

Germany Adopts the World's Best Minimum Wage

Larry Cohen | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

If Merkel and her Christian Democratic party can help lead this effort in Germany, and with real results, what accounts for the 19th century U.S. framework of free markets, free trade, elimination of collective bargaining, and the destruction of economic opportunity for all but a few Americans?

Women in Business: Q&A with Sarah Merrion Isaacs, CEO of Conventus

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Sarah Merrion Isaacs is CEO of Conventus, a national information security consulting firm that protects companies from security attacks and data breac...

Clinton: The U.S. Needs A Woman In Charge

Reuters | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

(Corrects year to 2016 in paragraph 5) BERLIN, June 16 (Reuters) - Hillary Clinton has told a German magazine the United States should...

Like Don Quixote Tilting at Windmills, Foreign Governments Fight the Wrong Enemy Post-Snowden

Stacy Baird | Posted 06.13.2014 | World
Stacy Baird

As a result of Snowden's disclosures, U.S. companies have been wrongly suffering commercial reprisals by some governments. Conflating the acts of the NSA with other agencies has also potentially harmed legitimate government activities.

Horse-trading Is Not the Way to Select Europe's Next Leader

András Simonyi | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
András Simonyi

A Union of 450 million can certainly do better than the process it is currently entangled in, which is shameful and harmful. The sooner it is over, the better.

Obama's D-Day Misfire Mirrors Other Problems

William Bradley | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

What we got from Obama was a tunnel visioned view of history, even with regard to the historical event itself. And he completely missed the reality that events do not occur in isolation from one another.

Politician Calls Merkel On Millionaire Quiz Show, Gets Voicemail

AP | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A German politician hoping for help from Angela Merkel during a television quiz show was left disappointed when the chancellor failed ...

Germany Investigates Alleged NSA Merkel Phone Tap

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have opened an investigation into the alleged monitoring of Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone by the U.S. Nation...

Russia-China Gas Deal

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

This deal will cause panic in Europe, but China will not offer the same high prices and volumes that the European market offers. Europe is still the main market for Russia. The deal should push Europe to identify alternative gas sources.

The European Parliamentary Elections Provide Stability and Warnings

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Georges Ugeux

Having such a powerful 50-million-people political and economic partner should be a source of admiration rather than denigration by the American people.

Crisis Has Been Overcome, Even if Europe Is Still Not Out of the Woods

Volker Kauder | Posted 07.23.2014 | World
Volker Kauder

Today -- shortly before the European elections -- we all can be a little relieved, take an interim balance and say: Yes, for now the efforts on both sides have been worth it. Europe, its states and the Euro did not prostrate.

The Road to Euro-Fascism

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The European economic crisis with its high unemployment only stimulates more migration, which puts pressure on local labor markets and pushes the local working class further into the arms of the nationalist far-right.