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Greek Coffee Shop

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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EU Tells Greeks 'Door Still Open' To Deal, Makes Offer Public

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2015 | World

By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS, June 28 (Reuters) - EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker launched a last-ditch drive on Sunday to pe...

Merkel Presses G7 Leaders To Agree To Tough Climate Goals

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

By Paul Carrel KRUEN, Germany, June 8 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Group of Seven (G7) leaders to commit to tough...

Merkel Says Germans Can Never Forget Horrors Inflicted At Nazi Death Camps

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2015 | World

By Ayhan Uyanik DACHAU, Germany, May 3 (Reuters) - Germans will never forget the "unfathomable horrors" that the Nazis inflicted at th...

Defiance, Greek Style

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Anastasia Rubis

Reading and watching news of Syriza party's attempts to renegotiate a bailout agreement with the EU and ease austerity in what they term a humanitarian crisis for the Greek people, I've traded doubt and discomfort for a new feeling: respect.

Nurse Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Appeal to Europe's Leaders: Give Greece a Chance

George Papandreou | Posted 04.19.2015 | World
George Papandreou

The fiscal adjustment we have accomplished was done much less through reform, i.e. reorganizing the management of our country, public sector and economy, and more through cuts and taxes. However this has placed an inordinate burden on the middle class, it has created an army of young unemployed and many households are under the poverty line.

Ukraine Needs Political Solution, but Can Diplomacy Succeed Without Weapons?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Perhaps as American and European leaders warn that an AL-Qaeda or ISIS seeks the destruction of "our way of life," we should come to see the Putin danger similarly, but unchallenged he actually has the capacity to deliver on the threat.

European Leaders Push New Peace Plan For Ukraine

AP | MATTHEW LEE and SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 04.07.2015 | World

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Carrying a peace plan that reportedly incorporates proposals from Russia, the leaders of Germany and France met Thursday with U...

The Greek Elections and European Absurdity

Kostas Vergopoulos | Posted 04.04.2015 | World
Kostas Vergopoulos

If there is one thing that has poisoned the European economy after the 2008 crisis, it is the German idea that a purge comes before a recovery.

Davos 2015 Takes Aim at the Future of the Internet (and Cyber-security)

Andrea Stroppa | Posted 03.22.2015 | Technology
Andrea Stroppa

Ongoing events and radical changes affecting today's society require a reassessment of power balances and technological advancements, while also reaffirming the urgency, already expressed in several public events, to draft and implement common policies at an International level.

U.S. Leaders Ditch 'Charlie Hebdo' Rally

Amanda Botfeld | Posted 03.14.2015 | World
Amanda Botfeld

Following a week of deadly shootings, nearly 4 million people took a stand and marched against terrorism on Sunday, the largest public gathering in France's history. Over 40 of the world's top leaders marched together in solidarity. We should've been there.

Congress to Obama: Need to Go Somewhere? Call Uber

John Blumenthal | Posted 02.03.2015 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

President Obama was in a quandary -- where oh where would he deliver his 2016 State of the Union Address?

Germany and the Rise of the Left

Markus Ziener | Posted 01.26.2015 | World
Markus Ziener

Sometimes local events can tell you quite a lot about national politics. That's why current events in the German state of Thuringia, located in the former East Germany, should get our attention.

Germany's Merkel Says Continued Russia Sanctions Are 'Unavoidable'

AP | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says continued sanctions against Russia are "unavoidable" and that it will take "patience and persever...

Fall Of The Berlin Wall 25 Years Ago Marked In Germany

Reuters | Posted 01.09.2015 | World

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, heralding the end to the Cold War between East ...

Germany's Merkel Calls For Sanctions On Russia To Be Put Into Effect

AP | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately be...

Merkel: ISIS Poses Major Risk To Europe

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2014 | World

By Noah Barkin BERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's taboo-breaking decision to send arms to Kurds f...

Merkel Slams Russia Over Ukraine Convoy

AP | Posted 10.22.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of risking a further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending an ai...

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...

Germany Investigates Alleged NSA Merkel Phone Tap

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

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

Wal-Mart 'Express' Crushes Small Texas Towns

Al Norman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business
Al Norman

Merkel, Texas, has a population just over 2,600 people. It's what some folks in Texas might describe as a wide spot in the road. But it was big enough to attract Wal-Mart.

Hard-hitting Political Films at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival: From the Crisis in Syria to Feminist Punk Singers

Karin Badt | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

These: just a few of the docs this year pointing to the off-kilter balance of our planet.

Merkel: EU May Hit Russia With Economic Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2014 | World

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, March 20 (Reuters) - European leaders will show they are ready to ramp up punitive measures against Russi...

Putin's Losing Chess Game and Other Thoughts on Ukraine

Edward Goldberg | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Edward Goldberg

Except for the first surprise entry into the Crimea, every move so far by the Kremlin has not only ignored the future, but runs counter to Russia's historic geopolitical interests.