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Merkel says won't change tack to counter anti-immigration party

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Tuesday her conservatives would not change strategy to counter the fast-rising Alternative for Germany (AfD) after a newspaper reported she wanted to shift course to lure back voters from the anti-immigration party.

“Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel For 80 Million Turks Coming Up

Submitted by Mike "Mish" Shedlock of MishTalk “Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel For 80 Million Turks Coming Up Of all the inane, self-serving, deals German Chancellor Angela Merkel made with Turkey, visa-free travel for 80 million...Show More Summary

Testing times for Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is paying a high political price for spearheading a European Union deal with Turkey aimed at stemming the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Germany and northern Europe. The deal, which is basedShow More Summary

Merkel Offered Shinzo Abe NATO Membership, Reports Japanese Press

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered Japan the opportunity to join NATO, Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun reported.

Merkel says Germany ready to reinforce NATO eastern flank

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Germany was considering sending troops to Lithuania as part of a NATO mission to reinforce the alliance’s eastern flank with Russia. However Merkel stressed that any deployment should aim to avoid inflaming tensions with Moscow. “We are currently reviewing how we can continue our engagement and perhaps even bolster

German Support for Israel Not Wavering, Official Says

A German government official denied on Sunday a magazine report which said Berlin might end its unconditional support for Israel due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's increasing frustration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies. Germany...Show More Summary

German official denies report on foreign policy shift on Israel

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German government official denied on Sunday a magazine report which said Berlin might end its unconditional support for Israel due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's increasing frustration with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies.

Anti-Immigrant German Party Met With Violent Protests

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German left-wing demonstrators clashed with police on Saturday as they tried to break up the first full conference of the anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany where Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies came under attack. Police...Show More Summary

Merkel Wants UK to Remain 'Economically Prosperous' Within EU

Germany needs "strong, economically prosperous Great Britain" in the EU, Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

Remarks by Barack Obama in Address to the People of Europe, by Barack Obama

Thank you so much. (Applause.) Thank you. Guten tag! It is wonderful to see all of you, and I want to begin by thanking Chancellor Merkel for being here. (Applause.) On behalf of the American people, I want to thank Angela for being a champion of our alliance. Show More Summary

Merkel’s Office Accused of Knowing of German Spy Agency Chaos

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office was alerted to the dysfunctionality of the country’s intelligence agency, BND, but took no action until the sacking of its chief Gerhard Schindler, according to one of the country’s most senior journalists.

Merkel's Open-Door Migration Policy 'Historical Mistake' - French Lawmaker

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's open-door migration policy was a "historical mistake" for which all EU members states will have to pay, Thierry Mariani, a member of the French parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said Thursday.

Damaged Reputation: Why Obama 'Has Become a Disappointment' for Germans

For the fifth and probably last time Barack Obama has visited Germany as the President of the United States. During his visit, he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and has become the first US president ever to visit the Hanover Fair.

Hypocrisy Your Name is Angela Merkel

Just over a year ago German Chancellor Angela Merkel together with other Western leaders demonstrated in Paris to show solidarity with its people in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Tough Grilling Behind German Intel Chief's Abrupt Sacking

The reasons behind the abrupt replacement - two years early - of the head of Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency, Gerhard Schindler, by Chancellor Angela Merkel are a combination of mistrust and tiredness.

Obama to send 250 more special forces personnel and other troops to Syria

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President Barack Obama said Monday the US would send up to 250 more special forces and other military personnel to Syria to help rebels fight the Islamic State group. Obama was in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, and both later met the British, French and Italian leaders to discuss...

At a Crossroads: Merkel Torn Between Erdogan and German Public

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gotten herself in an even more uncomfortable situation by visiting Turkey after her mistake in handling of the Jan Bohmermann affair, Slate Magazine reported.

Obama thinks he’s cool; world leaders think he’s arrogant and weak

(Paul Mirengoff) Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post reports that President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are “soul mates.” Why? Because Obama “disdains...needy, showboating allies and [Merkel] is neither.” That’s hilarious. Show More Summary

Merkel: No Discussion by US, Four EU Leaders on Boosting Military in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the increase of military presence in Syria was not discussed at the talks at German Hannover's Herrenhausen Palace between the US, UK, German, French and Italian leaders.

PHOTOS: Barack Obama geeked out with a virtual reality headset in Germany

World leaders love virtual reality just as much as the rest of us. On Monday morning, US President Barack Obama attended a trade fair in Hannover, Germany. While there, he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel got the opportunity to try out a virtual reality headset — to the pair's obvious amusement. We first saw these photos over on Gizmodo. Show More Summary

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