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The Global Tsunami Against 'Good': Antinomianism and Hope (Part 3)

Not even a superpower like the United States can solve the world's problems anymore, according to a quote attributed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel widely circulated over recent weeks.

Multiculturalism Is a Failure

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about

The New Anti-Semitism In Germany

Leonid Bershidsky reflects on Angela Merkel’s latest response to it: At Sunday’s rally, people held up signs that said “Jew-hate — Never Again,” but today’s anti-Semitism in Germany has little to do with its previous incarnation: Demonstrators...Show More Summary

No-debt mania continues to dictate German policies

Angela Merkel’s rhetoric on higher investment is shifting, but actual policy changes will remain symbolic. Perpetuating a balanced budget continues to be her government’s priority. That is misguided and harmful, but German voters seem to like that fundamentalist approach.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Vows to Fight Growing Anti-Semitism

"It pains me when I hear that young Jewish parents ask whether they should raise their children in Germany"

Angela Merkel Leads Berlin Rally Against Anti-Semitism

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday, telling several thousand people that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity and she wants to ensure that Jews feel safe here. Germany'sShow More Summary

Merkel: Germans must take stand against anti-Semitism

People hold signs that read “we love our Jewish citizens” today at a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin. Credit: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images German Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the Berlin streets Sunday to promote peace and...Show More Summary

At landmark Berlin rally, German Chancellor Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

The genius of Jean-Claude Juncker

For all of the protestations about Jean Claude Juncker’s unsuitability for what is, ultimately, the EU’s top job (sorry, Angela Merkel), the unveiling of his new Commission yesterday has confirmed his reputation… Continue reading The post The genius of Jean-Claude Juncker appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

Obama, Cameron: We will ‘not be cowed’ by Islamic State militants

(From L-R) French President Francois Hollande, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, U.S. President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hold a meeting...Show More Summary

Do Barack Obama and Angela Merkel Even Know What They Want From Russia?

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Ivo Mijnssen and Philipp Casula In the same press conference, President Obama declared economic sanctions against Russia a huge success, and, he said, Russia had invaded Ukraine.

Open Thread - Back To School With Ronan Farrow!

Or from another perspective: For the love of all that is holy! Ronan Farrow lost the entire continent of Europe! Angela Merkel and everything! h/t Politicalprof. Open thread below...


Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it’s in Germany’s interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. The government decided Sunday to send 16,000 assault rifles, hundreds of tank-busting weapons and several armored vehicles to forces fighting the Islamic State group, breaking with Germany’s previous reluctance to send weapons […]

Merkel's conservatives set to hold Saxony, euroskeptics make breakthrough

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Stephen Brown and Annika Breidthardt BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were poised to cling to power in Sunday's election in the east German state of Saxony but new right-leaning rival Alternative for Germany (AfD) made a breakthrough by winning its first seats in a state assembly. Show More Summary

Merkel Unhappy With Draghi's Apparent New Fiscal Focus: Spiegel

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German news magazine reported on Sunday that Chancellor Angela Merkel is unhappy with European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi for apparently proposing a greater emphasis on fiscal stimulus over austerity in order to boost growth in Europe. Show More Summary

Merkel says EU to discuss further Russia sanctions

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that European leaders at a weekend summit will discuss the worsening Ukraine crisis and possible further sanctions against Russia. "We have received reports of an increased presence of Russian soldiers and new unrest and advances by separatists in previously very quiet areas" of Ukraine, Merkel said. Show More Summary

Why Russia Wants the Federalization of Ukraine

Just a few days after German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited Ukraine's capital, Kyiv, and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Minsk to discuss a political solution to the crisis in the Donbas, Russian regular forces launched a full-scale invasion of eastern Ukraine. Show More Summary

EU struggles with dearth of women in top jobs

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

BRUSSELS (AP) — Don't be fooled by Angela Merkel. The German chancellor may be the most powerful leader in the European Union, but she hardly paints a true picture of the place of women in EU politics.

Frank Deford: "You think Angela Merkel poses in a golf cart?"

Opinions vary on President Barack Obama's love of golf and when it's appropriate for him to play,

Neo-Liberal Austerity Keeps Europe Down

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Given the current dismal state of the European Union economy, which is now firmly under German control, one must ask why Angela Merkel and her government continue to champion austerity, seemingly against all reason.

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