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Merkel's Party Suffers Heavy Losses In Berlin As Voters Boost AfD

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.18.2016 | World

BERLIN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives suffered their second electoral blow in two weeks on Sunday, slumping to...

Merkel's Party Beaten By Anti-Immigrant AfD In German State Election

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.05.2016 | World

BERLIN, Sept 4 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats fell to third place in a state election on Sunday behi...

#TalkToMe spoken in the language of Texan

Clara G. Herrera | Posted 04.20.2016 | Parents
Clara G. Herrera

Purty, pretty much did it. I was eight years old in Tye, Texas when I began trying to sequester my hellacious West Texas accent that I didn't even k...

Germany And Refugees: The Perils Of Failed Integration

Markus Ziener | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics
Markus Ziener

Europe is struggling with a refugee crisis of epic proportions. Whether the various efforts to stem the tide will bring about a significant drop in the number of immigrants is yet unknown. But what already is clear: Germany, which has taken the brunt of the immigrants in Europe, has a Herculean task.

Judgment Day Has Arrived For Merkel, And The Rise Of The Extreme Right Is Terrifying

Gianni Del Vecchio | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Gianni Del Vecchio

Sunday night, in Germany and by extension in the rest of Europe, we will face a new political scenario. Will Merkel manage to face it like a strong leader, just as she has done so far, instead of being slowly but surely destroyed by it?

Germany: The Trouble With Being Good

Markus Ziener | Posted 01.22.2017 | Politics
Markus Ziener

In Cologne on New Year's Eve there was no terrorist attack and no one got killed. But the massive assaults on women by a huge crowd with many asylum s...

Photoshop Timetravel: 15th Century Powerball and Other Mashterpieces

John Seed | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts
John Seed

I have been having way too much fun lately mashing up works of art with images inspired by current events and world leaders.

Cologne Mass Attacks Put Pressure On Merkel

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.11.2016 | World

Attacks on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year's Eve have prompted more than 600 criminal complaints, with police suspicion resting o...

The Polish Enigma

Markus Ziener | Posted 01.08.2017 | Politics
Markus Ziener

There is reason to be cautious when judging current events in Poland. And observers are well advised not to automatically use heavy artillery when cri...

International Law: The Case of Turkey

Constantine Tzanos | Posted 12.14.2016 | World
Constantine Tzanos

In the aftermath of the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, on 27 November 2015, Greek prime minister Tsipras tweeted to Turkish prime minister, Ah...

Merkel's Popularity Dips As Refugee Crisis Worsens

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.19.2015 | World

A fall in support and a government row over the refugee crisis raised the heat on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday, forcing allies to defe...

The Nobel Peace Prize Would Seriously Harm Merkel: This Is Why

Benjamin Prüfer | Posted 10.08.2016 | World
Benjamin Prüfer

It would be wiser for Merkel to refuse the prize. If she is actually offered the prize, these are the words we would like to hear: "Sorry! I have more important things to do right now!"

Give Merkel the Nobel Peace Prize -- She's Earned It

Sebastian Christ | Posted 10.07.2016 | World
Sebastian Christ

Angela Merkel is willing to enforce important and unpopular decisions despite resistance in her own party. She's risking her political legacy for a goal that's close to her heart.

Der Merkel Wagen

Jeff Danziger | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Der Merkel Wagen

FINALLY: EU Puts Together Comprehensive Plan To Deal With Refugee Crisis

AP | Kelly Chen | Posted 01.17.2017 | World

After months of delay and debate, European Union leaders agreed early Thursday to mount a broader, more comprehensive response to Europe's migration c...

Refugees And Responsibility In Europe And The U.S.

Pierre Guerlain | Posted 09.15.2016 | World
Pierre Guerlain

The genie cannot be put back in the bottle and wars cannot "unhappen". Yet besides the humanitarian help which decency dictates should be offered to refugees, the resort to diplomacy instead of war would also help millions of people now fleeing their countries and trying to make a new life elsewhere.

In Hurling Epithets at Obama, Republican Wannabees Are Also Viciously Attacking U.S. Allies Cameron, Hollande, and Merkel

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.29.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If our president is an appeaser, however, then so are all our allies who participated in crafting and agreeing to this deal with Iran.

Senator: Germany Has 'Damaged' Europe To Help Big Banks At Greece's Expense

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says the German government has refused to take responsibility for its biggest banks, whose reckless lending ...

History's Lesson: The EU Is a Survivor

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Ronald Tiersky

Remembering history is crucial to understanding the present. Its lessons can be ignored or badly played, but a knowledge of history helps steer us away from exaggerated, immediate conclusions anchored in the flow of the quotidian.

Economists Troll Germany, Telling It To Leave The Euro First

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 07.20.2015 | Business

The possibility of a “Grexit” -- or Greek exit from the eurozone -- has dominated headlines in recent months, as round-the-clock negotiations betw...

A Glimpse of the German Vision for Greece and Europe

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.13.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

A joke circulating has a Greek passport officer asking a German woman at the border, "Name?" She replies "Merkel, Angela." The passport officer conti...

Zach Carter

Why Obama Is Leaving Greece To Fend For Itself Against Germany | Zach Carter | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is effectively sitting out the contentious talks over the festering economic crisis in Greece, despite increasi...

When to Hold and When to Fold: Today's Gamble for Greece

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

What do they really want? That's the question everyone is asking about both the Germans and the Greeks. Aspirations explicit and veiled circulate. But recent events -- negotiations, stalemate, trash talk, referendum, shutdowns -- have moved many options off the table. A thunderous "no" vote in Greece drowned out the more pointed "no" from Germany. Both these negatives were expressions not of will but of weakness. Yes, that's correct, German weakness, too. Is this something Alexis Tsipras can exploit? On such a field of increasing obstacle and impediment is where the next battle will play out. Politics is like this.

Nick Robins-Early

Greece's Debt Crisis Enters A Precarious New Stage After Referendum | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

Thousands of jubilant Greeks poured into Athens' Syntagma Square on Sunday night and into Monday morning, after a decisive victory for the "no" vote i...

German Line Hardens After Greeks Vote 'No' In Referendum

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel BERLIN, July 6 (Reuters) - The German government signaled a tough line towards Greece on Monday, saying it saw no basis for new bail...