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Yes, Berlin has its own spying scandals, but don’t expect Germany to forgive the NSA

yesterdayNews : BlogPost

For politicians in Washington, the German uproar over allegations that the NSA had spied on Merkel and collected the data of millions of Germans was remarkable. The usually calm Chancellor Angela Merkel angrily rejected American explanations and forced the CIA station chief in Berlin to leave the country after further allegations were made public. Show More Summary

Merkel Assures Baltic States NATO Will Protect Against Russian Aggression

On August 18, German Chancellor Angela Merkel assured Baltic states that NATO would protect them against Russian aggression. Merkel said, "Article 5 of the NATO contract--the duty to provide mutual support--is not something which just...Show More Summary

Merkel Ukraine role mirrors rising German ambition

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's emergence as a leader in efforts to resolve Ukraine's crisis — showcased by a visit to Kiev this weekend — underlines Germany's increasing ambition to transform itself from economic power to diplomatic heavyweight.

Germany's Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.

Why Isn’t Germany Dealing with Its Anti-Semitism Problem?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs to deal with this soon. Photo via Flickr user World Economic Forum Here we go again. Seventy-six years after the state-sanctioned terror of Kristallnacht, when synagogues and Jewish businesses were ransacked across the country, Jews in Germany fear for their safety. Show More Summary

Germany Spied on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Since documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the NSA had spied on the German government, including targeting the phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, politicians in Berlin have made dramatic shows of denouncing the United States. Show More Summary

Merkel urges Putin to stop sending arms, advisors to Ukraine

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine," in a telephone call on Friday. During the conversation,...Show More Summary

Electric cars fail to rev up car-mad Germans

Germans are mad about cars and Germany is ranked the most fuel-efficient country on the planet, but when it comes to electric vehicles, Europe's top economy is in the slow lane. In 2009, Chancellor Angela Merkel set an ambitious target...Show More Summary

Ghosts of 1914: The West Risks Creating a "Central Powers 2.0"

Matthew Dal Santo History, Eurasia One hundred years ago last Wednesday, an aide informed German chancellor Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg that Russia's Tsar Nicholas II had mobilized 1.3 million soldiers against Germany. This was not...Show More Summary

German Lawmakers Push to Stop French Warship Delivery to Russia

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party are pressuring the government to prevent France from delivering two warships to Russia. The post German Lawmakers Push to Stop French Warship Delivery to Russia appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Illegal Army of Nazi Veterans Remained Hidden, Influential for Decades

A buried 321-page file has emerged from German intelligence detailing the existence of a secret army in Germany, marshaled by former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS. West Germany's Chancellor turned a blind eye when he learned of the group—according to the file—as did the good shepherds of our very own CIA. Read more...

Russia Supplied Missile That Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Plane, US Official Says

While a U.S. official said Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down by a missile supplied by Russia to separatists in eastern Ukraine, Russian media reported that President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need for an objective investigation.

Is the German Chancellor an Agent of Russia?

In the wake of the shoot-down of the Malaysian Airlines plane over Ukraine, various pundits continue to say it is unlikely that Europe will do much about it. But why? It is just a lack of will? Or something else? The evidence is being ignored by most of the media, but it continues to indicate […]

Maybe Merkel Should Buy It

Buy it, rename it “Graf Zeppelin.”  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday suggested France should halt the export of Mistral warships to Russia, even if the current sanctions regime still allows it. “In Germany, we are putting on hold the construction of a shooting centre in Russia, given the situation,” she said during a press […]

White House Take On Obama’s Call To Merkel Is Hilariously Understated

Not since President George W. Bush hit German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an impromptu double-Vulcan-neck-pinch has there been such an awkward moment in U.S. relations with Germany. Things were already strained after Edward Snowden’s revelation that the U.S. monitored Merkel’s cellphone communications, but they went from bad to worse last week when two more cases [...]

A life in 60 portraits

last monthArts : Prospero

IN MAY Forbes magazine put Angela Merkel at the top of its ranking of the world's most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year. No surprise there: this is someone who has been German Chancellor since 2005, is hugely popular with the electorate, and is the dominant force in the European Union. Show More Summary

President Obama, Angela Merkel talking again

At least they're talking again. President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke Tuesday for the first time since she tossed out the CIA's man in Berlin.

Will German World Cup win boost 'Mutti' Merkel's ratings?

Credits: Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images Alt Text: Angela Merkel with the German football team Football-loving Chancellor seems more popular than ever after Germany's World Cup success First Reaction Monday, July 14,Show More Summary

German fans celebrate World Cup win against Argentina

In a thrilling championship game in Rio de Janeiro, Mario Götze booted the lone goal in the second extra-time period, giving a unified Germany its first World Cup win, setting off cheers led by the nation’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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