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‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’

12 hours agoNews : Truthdig

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks. (CC BY 2.0) A New Yorker profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel depicts a shrewd politician cast firmly in the mold of our era: deeply reserved personally and entirely...Show More Summary

German-Russian relations said headed for long impasse over Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel put her political colleagues on notice Wednesday that relations with Russia may be in for long-term difficulties over Moscow's aggressions against Ukraine.

German Chancellor Says Russia’s Actions Are Unjustifiable

Angela Merkel appears to be taking a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin

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Bloomberg: Germany Vows to Keep Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Impasse. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said sanctions against Russia will stay as long as the government in Moscow does little to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. “We’re working on a diplomatic resolution to this crisis,” Merkel said today in Berlin. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel delivers the 2014 Lowy Lecture

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. After President Obama's performance in Brisbane over the weekend, whenever a foreign leader now talks about climate change on Australian soil — as German chancellor Angela Merkel did this morning in...Show More Summary

That Time Angela Merkel Destroyed Putin's Machismo

Over the past 14 years, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared an understanding. After all, Putin spent served as a KGB officer in Germany from 1985 to 1990. So they work together often — although not always smoothly. Show More Summary

MERKEL: The Amazing Political Journey Of The World's Most Powerful Woman

The New Yorker has an amazing extended profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in its December issue, and we've identified some of the gems. In office, Merkel has gone from being viewed as too pro-market for German voters to the ultimate pragmatist and deal-maker. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel: The Real Conservative

I’ve long been fascinated by Angela Merkel, and not entirely sure why. She’s been German Chancellor for nine years now, is the most powerful politician on the continent, and has approval ratings of over 70 percent. And yet she somehow eludes easy characterization and her studied affect of dullness deflects any serious scrutiny. And so […]

SNL Jokes: Merkel Wants to Have Sex With Obama

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" joked that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was sexually attracted to President Obama during their "Weekend Update" segment. After joking about the contentious relationships between participants at the G-20 Summit, Merkel was asked about President Obama to which she said "[my] poor [Barack,] talk about senioritis. Show More Summary

Chancellor Merkel Denounces Russian Creeping Expansionism

Vladimir Putin is losing [Time] even German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who pointed out [WSJ] during a speech in Sydney how Russian meddling is extending far beyond Ukraine: “This is not just about Ukraine. This is about Moldova, this is about Georgia, and if this continues then one will have to ask about Serbia and one […]

Germany abandons their climate target, as their Chancellor sings to the crowd

Eric Worrall writes: As the German President publicly berates the Aussie Prime Minister at the G20, with the statement “Climate change won’t stop at the Pacific Islands”, behind the scenes, Germany is preparing to formally abandoning her commitment to a 40% cut in GHG by 2020. According to the GWPF (referencing a Spiegel article); The…

These 14 walls continue to separate the world

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

On Sunday, more than 100,000 Germans gathered in Berlin for a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Speaking at a memorial center, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can change things for the better — that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall." Merkel did not cite any […]

These 14 walls continue to separate the world

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

On Sunday, more than 100,000 Germans gathered in Berlin for a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Speaking at a memorial center, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can change things for the better — that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall." Read full article >>

Thousands of balloons rise to sky to fete Berlin Wall fall

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago was a message to a conflict-torn world that "dreams can come true".

25 Years Ago Today, the Wall Came Down

As Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel honored the memory of the 138 people who died there and paid tribute to those who helped bring down the Wall, calling its collapse an example of the human yearning for freedom....

Merkel says Berlin Wall fall shows 'dreams can come true'

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago was a message to a conflict-torn world that "dreams can come true".

Merkel hails 25 years since Berlin Wall fell

German chancellor praises courageous citizens who peacefully brought down edifice in 1989 in speech to crowds in Berlin.

Vladimir Putin Wants to Frighten the World into Respecting Russia

MOSCOW -- At the recent Valdai Discussion Club forum, President Vladimir Putin conducted a three-hour tour of his own special world -- the same world that German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned us he lives in. I must say that Putin's...Show More Summary

Vladimir Putin Wants to Frighten the World into Respecting Russia

MOSCOW -- At the recent Valdai Discussion Club forum, President Vladimir Putin conducted a three-hour tour of his own special world -- the same world that German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned us he lives in. I must say that Putin's...Show More Summary

4 simple lessons the world could learn from German reunification

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

One day after the fall of the Berlin Wall, on Nov. 9, 1989, former West German chancellor Willy Brandt said: "Now what belongs together will grow together." With the opening of the border, communism in East Germany was doomed. But has Germany grown together, as Brandt predicted? Last week, WorldViews explained how eastern and western Germany are still divided in some […]

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