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PICS: Karl Lagerfeld Disses Angela Merkel's Pants

Posted 08.12.2013 | Style

Karl Lagerfeld has something to say about everybody... including major world leaders. Yes, the Chanel head honcho famous for his digs at Adele, Michel...

LISTEN: The Mixtape David Cameron Gave Vladimir Putin

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.31.2013 | World

David Cameron gave a mixtape to his fellow G8 leaders at their summit in June, and High Fidelity it is not. The themes of the meeting in Northern I...

Istanbul's Tahrir Square: Sycamore Trees vs. Shopping Malls

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 09.17.2013 | Women
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The arc of the Arab spring was supposed to be different in Turkey based on Prime Minister Erdogan's economic accomplishments, Turkey's new found respe...

Bank Chief: ECB Cannot Solve Euro Zone Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

* Calls for governments to press ahead with reforms * Wants abolition of implicit guarantees for banks and sovereigns *...

Jason Linkins

The German Dictionary Has A New Fun Word | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics

In some of the best possible news for Germany, that nation's daily newspaper, Die Welt, reports, "Das Wort 'Shitstorm' hat nun einen Platz im Duden." ...

Obama, Merkel Agree To Talks On Surveillance Controversy

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

(Adds detail on German delegation, German reaction) By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, July 4 (Reuters) - President Barack O...

Obama, Merkel To Discuss NSA Controversy

Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics

Days after an explosive Der Spiegel report alleged that the United States' spying efforts extended into Europe, high-level talks with Germany will hap...

Snowden NSA Saga: Righteous German Indignation Smacks of Hypocrisy

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.01.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In the aftermath of the Edward Snowden controversy, which has revealed massive National Security Administration (NSA) spying in Germany, top officials in Berlin have expressed indignation that Washington would turn on a friendly ally.

European Council Meeting: Are Young People as Important as the Banks?

Martin Schulz | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Martin Schulz

The EU's continuing credibility currently hinges on the answer to the following question: Will the European Council be able to come up with practical responses to the pressing, but long-overlooked, problem of youth unemployment in Europe at its meeting on 27 June?

'The Fate Of Those Who Mess Around With Turkey Is Not All That Good'

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

BERLIN — A diplomatic dispute over Turkey's EU membership bid and a crackdown on demonstrations in the country intensified Friday as Germany sum...

PHOTOS: Angela Merkel's Wide-Legged Pants Give Us Pause

Posted 06.19.2013 | Style

We're huge fans of wide-legged pants, mainly of the Victoria Beckham variety (think long inseams, flared-out bottoms, tailored at the top). Angela Mer...

LOOK: Merkel Photobombs Obama

Posted 06.19.2013 | World

On Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama delivered a speech that called for the worldwide reduction of nuclear arsenals. Obama's call to action at th...

'Our Work Is Not Yet Done'

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over. Obama is speaking ...

Obama Gives Speech At Historic Landmark

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

By JULIE PACE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN -- President Barack Obama will renew his call Wednesday to reduce the world's nuclear stockpiles, includ...

Obama Kicks Off Big Trip To Germany

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 08.18.2013 | Politics

BERLIN — President Barack Obama is opening a 24-hour visit to Germany, the culmination of which will be a speech Wednesday at Berlin's iconic Br...

China: The West Needs to Promote Both Trade and Human Rights

Chen Guangcheng | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Chen Guangcheng

The growing preoccupation with trade threatens to sideline the wider issue of how best to promote human rights and democratic reform in China, a country whose political future is set to determine the course of the 21st century.

Obama To Give Major Speech Amid Backlash From Spying Scandal

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

* Obama to speak at Brandenburg Gate, meet Merkel * German leader to press president on cyber-snooping * After pivot to ...

Francois Hollande's Moment

Charles Kolb | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Charles Kolb

Today's economic doldrums do not have to last forever, and President Hollande has an opportunity to reverse this situation. But he has to move quickly and in a way that puts pragmatic, growth-oriented reforms first -- and Socialist ideology second.

Beware of Germanophobia

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

I invite each of you to take a second look before returning to paths that, even and especially if they are unknown to us, can only reawaken old demons. In France, you can't play with the fire of Germanophobia without suffering the consequences.

Governments Finally Get Serious About Youth Unemployment Crisis

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2013 | Business

* French, Germany, Italy want plan for youth jobs crisis * Plans to be fleshed out at June, July EU meetings * Hollande ...

Europe's Ghosts Are Here to Stay

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

As the lack of trust and discontent continue growing, the citizens are turning their back on the traditional pro-European political parties and supporting others who are against the EU.

Germany Says Obama Will Visit Berlin In June

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama will visit Berlin next month for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on his first visit to the German capital since t...

Reality 1, Austerity 0

Robert Kuttner | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It's been a very bad week for the merchants of austerity. In Europe, the just-released statistics on first quarter performance show EU nations sliding deeper into recession. In Spain and Greece, unemployment rates are approaching a staggering 30 percent. In Britain, the Tory government took as good news the fact that the UK managed to eke out 0.3 percent growth. Even Germany, the prime sponsor of these policies, is on the edge of recession. You don't promote growth by slashing demand. Supposedly, fiscal tightening improves business confidence. But if some entrepreneur somewhere decided to break ground for a new factory because the president and Congress at last cut the budget, nobody could find such a person. Even the Washington Post editorial page, which has long been promoting a budget bargain built on more cuts, warned in its lead Sunday editorial, that austerity is pinching too hard -- in Europe, that is. How about at home?

Thatcher's Militant Democracy

David Miles | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
David Miles

Unlike Chancellor Merkel of Germany, who has a reputation for only sticking her neck out when confident of victory, Margaret Thatcher sometimes had little choice in the timing of the battles she had to fight.

Women Leading the Way

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 06.11.2013 | Women
Robin Amos Kahn

Women are leading the way in so many areas, both on a world-wide stage and as community leaders. Here is a short list of list of women who are accomplishing great things.