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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

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

2 days agoReligion : 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.

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

ANOTHER WESTERN NATION ARMING THE KURDS

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

2 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

2 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

2 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.

Germany signals will continue EU austerity drive

Germany strongly signalled Monday it will continue to push for fiscal austerity in Europe alongside Spain, even as France was thrown into political turmoil over its economic policy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel praised Madrid's austerity...Show More Summary

François Hollande’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

  Chris Jackson/PA Wire (Press Association via AP Images) German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets President Francois Hollande of France during an International Ceremony with Heads of State at Sword Beach in Normandy to mark the 70th Anniversary...Show More Summary

Merkel backs Spain opposition to Catalan independence vote

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed Madrid's opposition to attempts by Spain's economically powerful Catalonia region to hold an independence referendum in November. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has pledged to go...Show More Summary

The Roundup

- Ali Abunimah: "Starve or surrender: Cut off all food and water to Gaza, says Israeli general" - German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the country would not send any support for the PKK group, a pro-Kurdish organization designated as a terrorist group by the EU. - Thomas Frank interviews Cornel West about President Barack Obama's legacy, Ferguson and the future

Merkel backs Spain's economy minister to lead Eurogroup

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her powerful backing Monday to Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, in his bid to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers. The German leader's support could be crucial in landing...Show More Summary

Merkel backs Spain economy minister to lead Eurogroup

3 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Madrid (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she is backing Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers.

Merkel walks part of pilgrimage route in Spain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked along the pilgrimage road to Santiago de Compostela on Sunday under bright sun in a highly symbolic show of unity with Spain and its arduous path to economic recovery. Merkel, 60, joined Spanish...Show More Summary

Germany: no Iraq combat troops or weapons to PKK

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out sending German combat troops to Iraq and is dismissing suggestions her country could send weapons to the separatist Kurdish PKK movement.

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