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Merkel Slams Russia Over Ukraine Convoy

AP | Posted 08.22.2014 | 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.

Merkel: Russia Risks Huge Consequences In Ukraine

AP | DAVID RISING | Posted 03.13.2014 | World

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Russia risks "massive" political and economic consequences if Moscow does not enter...

Germany's Merkel Reportedly Compares NSA To The Stasi (VIDEO)

HuffPostLive | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

In an angry exchange with Barack Obama, Angela Merkel has compared the snooping practices of the US with those of the Stasi, the ubiquitous and all-po...

Merkel To Accept Demands For National Minimum Wage

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Business

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is prepared to accept demands for a national minimum wage in order to forge a coalition that ...

Putin Adopts Snowden

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.04.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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German Minister Demands 'Complete' U.S. Answers On Spying

AP | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

BERLIN -- BERLIN (AP) — Germany's interior minister is pressing for "complete information" from Washington on the alleged U.S. surveillance of Chanc...

Merkel: Spying Between Friends Just 'Not Done'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the target of US snooping on her mobile phone, said Thursday that such conduct between friends was unacceptable."Spyi...

Merkel Scolds Obama

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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What Merkel's Victory Means for Hillary 2016

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 11.23.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Merkel is on top of her game, and the Republicans would have a hard time criticizing her for helping Hillary. So, this will most surely help Hillary.

Merkel On Way To Winning Third Term As German Chancellor

Reuters | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

* Merkel's conservatives eye strongest result since 1990 * Chancellor has outside chance of absolute majority * FDP alli...

Global Markets Are Not Prepared for the German Election

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 11.20.2013 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Investors are expecting an eventual reduction of support by the Fed, and Merkel winning the election this weekend. However, what stock markets have not priced in is the resurgence of Eurozone troubles into the headlines. So what are the options, why is this important and how will this effect markets?

LOOK: Camera Drone Amuses Angela Merkel

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

BERLIN -- A camera drone had a rough landing in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel at an election campaign event in Germany after police told its opera...

Germany's Arms Sales and the Middle East

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

It is no secret that the German military equipment being purchased by Saudi Arabia will most likely be used to crack down on anti-government demonstrations inside Bahrain, and/or the Shia-majority region of eastern Saudi Arabia.

Can Merkel Survive Snowden, and Other Jokes

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Will the NSA scandal hurt Angela Merkel in the upcoming elections? If Merkel is seen as a tool of the NSA, that might make her collateral damage.

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...

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...

Merkel's Visit to Turkey Marks a Positive Change of Mind

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Does this mean that the German chancellor comes closer to CDU heavyweights who have been vocally pro-Turkish membership, such as Ruprecht Polenz, Chariman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, and gets ready to be challenged by others within?

A Tale of Two Central Bankers

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

You can be confident that markets will slump again and Spanish and Italian borrowing costs will rise again as soon as investors realize that Draghi, despite his best intentions, can't quite deliver. His bank's board is due to meet Thursday, and the Germans remain adamantly opposed to allowing Draghi to get serious about bond purchases. Draghi, like Bernanke, keeps warning that central bankers can't fix the economic mess by themselves. Europe needs to reverse its austerity policies, to take shared responsibility for dealing with the legacy debt of its weaker members, and to turn the ECB into a true central bank. None of this is likely to happen.

Let's Hear It for the European Union and the Euro

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

For obvious reasons, the financial problems of the eurozone have grabbed all the headlines. But it is important to recall what the European Union really means to Europeans. And why it is that the EU's members have been slowly but steadily ceding sovereignty to Brussels for over 50 years.