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Germany’s Arms Exports Turn Into Gamesmanship

It’s been a long time since a German vice-chancellor has defied his chancellor – especially over Germany’s booming weapons exports. In Angela Merkel’s previous government, the vice chancellor and economy minister was Philipp Rösler of her “preferred” coalition partner, the […]

Putin Warns Merkel: Ukraine 'On Verge of Civil War'

(AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukraine was now on the verge of civil war after the Kiev government sent in the army against separatists in the east of the country, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Putin Tells Merkel "Ukraine On The Verge Of A Civil War"

A day after Putin called Obama to warn him that only the US president can prevent bloodshed in Ukraine - something which Obama failed at based on this morning's reports out of east Ukraine - German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a follow...Show More Summary

US to Angela Merkel: no, you can't see your NSA file but we promise we aren't spying on you anymore

4 days agoOdd : Boing Boing

The US is refusing to allow German chancellor Angela Merkel to see her NSA file, or obtain any answers to questions from Germany about US surveillance activities involving the European leader's communications.

German Renewable Electricity Consumption Hits Record High 25.4 Percent in 2013

There's been no shortage of challenges to German Premier Angela Merkel's "Energiewende" -- an all-out transition to a greener, sustainable economy centered on renewable energy and resource efficiency -- but Germany's renewable energy markets and industry are proving resilient, with renewable electricity consumption reaching a record high in 2013. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart Visits George W. Bush's World Leader Portrait Gallery: VIDEO

last weekLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

As you may know, George W. Bush recently revealed a collection of portraits of world leaders he has been painting since he left office, including Bladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Tony Blair, and the Dalai Lama. Jon Stewart takes a look,...

U.S. ‘Monitoring’ Development Of European Communication Network Proposals

In February, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she’s going to talk to the President of France, Francois Hollande, about building a separate communications network for Europe so as to stop data from passing through the U.S. The U.S. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel Stops By 'SNL' Weekend Update To Talk Obama, Putin And Boob Touches

Angela Merkel is sick of cleaning up everyone else's messes. After confirming that Vladimir Putin had begun a partial withdrawal of troops from the Ukrainian border, Merkel (Kate McKinnon) stopped by "Saturday Night Live" for a quick...Show More Summary

Germany Opens Hearings On NSA Spying, Want To Offer Safe Passage For Snowden To Come To Berlin

last weekIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last fall, one of the big stories concerning NSA surveillance efforts was around the fact that it had spied on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone calls. While this didn't sound particularly surprising (spying on foreign leaders is kind of what you expect intelligence agencies to do), from a diplomacy standpoint, it certainly was awkward. Show More Summary

NATO Commander Says Russia Poised To Invade Ukraine

NATO’s top commander says Russia has 40,000 troops on the Ukraine boarder, could invade any time, and accomplish its objectives in 3-5 days. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia told Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany on Monday that the Kremlin was beginning to withdraw troops from the border area near Ukraine. But the NATO commander, […]

Putin the Great: Struggling to Hold on to a Crumbling Empire

What is driving Putin's aggressive actions in Ukraine? Putin's behavior has prompted Madeline Albright to characterize the Russian leader as "delusional" and Germany's Angela Merkel to state that Putin is "living in another world." Our...Show More Summary

German Chancellor Angel Merkel Embraces "Useful" Crimean Precedent

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Russian President Vladimir Putin that she accepts and embraces the precedent of Russia's action in Crimea. Merkel broadcast to all Germany giving an impassioned speech filled with several powerful statements:"I believe that the Europeans, first and foremost, the Russians, will also understand the necessity. Show More Summary

Russia Pulls Back Some Troops Amid Moves to Ease Crisis

``President Vladimir Putin told Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call he'd ordered a partial withdrawal, the German leader's office said in a statement in Berlin. A Russian motorized battalion was returning to its base in the Samara region on the Volga river after exercises near the Ukrainian border, the Interfax news service cited the country's Defense Ministry as saying.''

Putin Tells Merkel He Will Pull Back Some Troops from Ukraine's Border

According to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he will move some troops away from Ukraine’s border. The West has been pressuring Putin to do this for almost a month. There is no consensus as to how many troops are on the border. Show More Summary

Russia May Withdraw Some Troops From Near Border With Ukraine

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reports being told by Russian President Vladimir Putin of his plan to pull back some forces. That might reduce some tensions in the region.

UK and U.S. 'Spying on Germany'

British and American intelligence have been monitoring traffic over satellite links owned by German companies, and have been targeting Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden. The documents, seen byShow More Summary

Who's on NSA's list of 122 heads of state to track?

We only know 11 of the 122. But No. 9 is the NSA's old favorite, German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

According to documents provided to Der Spiegel and The Intercept by Edward Snowden, the NSA kept a s

According to documents provided to Der Spiegel and The Intercept by Edward Snowden, the NSA kept a surveillance database on 122 world leaders—including Angela Merkel, on whom the agency obtained a secret court order to spy. The NSA's British equivalent, meanwhile, busied itself infiltrating three German Internet companies. Read more...

U.S. and British spies tapped high-speed German wireless providers (report)

More details have emerged about the U.S. and British spy agencies’ efforts to surveil targets in Germany — including chancellor Angela Merkel. According to documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the British spy agency GCHQ conducted …

NSA Kept Hundreds of Reports on German Chancellor Merkel: Report

The NSA stored more than 300 secret reports on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, one of the White House's most important allies, in a database that also contained information about scores of other foreign heads of state, according toShow More Summary

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