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German Minister Calls for Refugee Limit as Open Doors Policy Falls Apart

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere - and cabinet colleague of Chancellor Angela Merkel - has said Europe should set a limit on the number of refugees it takes in a year, completely reversing a policy that Merkel has been pursuing.

Pressure Builds on Merkel's Refugee Policy as Commissioner Calls for Limits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing increasing internal pressure over the country's open door approach to the refugee crisis, with German EU Commissioner Gunther Oettinger saying Berlin should change its asylum law, which is acting like a "magnet for refugees."

Germany Supports France in Anti-Terrorism Fight - Chancellor Merkel

Germany supports France in the fight against terrorism, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday.

Hollande meets with world leaders to escalate fight against ISIS

He will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday afternoon, and then Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi Thursday

Merkel's Refugee Open Door Policy Comes Back to Bite Her

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to have dinner Wednesday with French President Francois Hollande amid calls in France for the closure of Europe's doors to new arrivals in a further sign of Merkel's isolation.

Merkel says Schengen agreement needs further development

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the passport-free Schengen accord should be further developed and that plans to distribute refugees across the European Union based on quotas will determine whether the agreement will survive.

Merkel Cancels Cabinet Meeting Amid Coalition Bust-Up

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled a cabinet meeting after being publicly lambasted for 13 minutes by the leader of her coalition party partner and Bavarian Minister-President Horst Seehofer over her handling of the refugee crisis.

Making Room for Turkey: Merkel Courts Ankara, Shames Germany Over Refugees

The migrant crisis and Syrian conflict have forced German chancellor Angela Merkel to face a host of tough decisions in order to avert the "end of Europe," warns a German newspaper.

A Political Fairy Tale Gone Bad: Merkel's Stately Aura Fades

The appeal of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is fading and she will face tough times ahead, according to the German news network Deutsche Welle.

German coalition clash escalates as Merkel marks decade in power

BERLIN (Reuters) - The parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government exchanged insults at the weekend in an escalating clash over refugee policy that has left the German leader looking more vulnerable than at any time during her decade in power.

After Paris Attacks, France Will Challenge German Dominance in Europe

The political course by German Chancellor Angela Merkel has long been a pain for the French public and political establishment. The recent terrorist attacks in Paris have reminded of how strong German control over the French budget has grown.

Nick Palmer: Why Angela Merkel is going to remain as German Chancellor

She’s got staying power A regular feature of PB in recent weeks has been predictions that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s position is becoming increasingly untenable and either she will need to resign or the CDU poll rating will collapse. At one level, this seems borne out by the polls – Merkel’s popularity is down to 49%, […]

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Bloomberg: Paris Terror Unites East Europe Against Merkel's Refugee Plan. (video) Eastern European nations are toughening their opposition to German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s plan to force them to take in refugees, arguing that the European Union’s immigration policies may have aided last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Show More Summary

Germany's right-wing eurosceptic AfD just hit a new record in polls as Merkel struggles with the refugee crisis

Angela Merkel is in trouble. The "Iron Chancellor" may be facing the biggest challenge of her political career – German public opinion has shifted on the country's welcoming to the hundreds of thousands of refugees moving up from south-eastern...Show More Summary

One Terrorist's Fingerprints Match Refugee Who Entered Greece in October

German chancellor Angela Merkel and EU president Jean-Claude Juncker are two holdouts in the EU's open door policy. Merkel said she did not want to jump to conclusions in the wake of the Paris attacks.Tonight we can confirm there's no need to jump to conclusions. Show More Summary

Turnbull the diplomat emerging during five nations tour

A free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union, closer business links between Germany and Australia, the global refugee crisis and, of course, Syria; last week's meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Australian...Show More Summary

Putin Says to Discuss Bilateral Issues With Merkel on G20 Summit Sidelines

Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss bilateral issues on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Turkey’s Antalya.

Merkel: ‘Tolerance…Now More Than Ever’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under fire with reports that one of the Paris attackers entered the European Union posing as a refugee. Her response is that it is important “now more than ever” to stand up for the right values. For Merkel, the terror struck just as she struggles to rally the German public [...]

'Paris changes everything': Bavarian allies pressure Merkel on refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bavarian allies cranked up pressure on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday to reverse her "open-door" refugee policy, saying the deadly attacks in Paris underlined the need for tougher measures to control the influx of migrants.

Quote of the Day

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, continuing her efforts to destroy Germany by admitting vast numbers of “refugees”: “We believe in the right of everyone to seek his fortune and live, to the respect for the other and tolerance.”

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