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May 24, 2017, 12:49 AM EDT
Former President Obama will appear together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday, but there’s no indication yet that he will directly endorse her in this year’s election as he recently did in the case of Emmanuel Macron, who went on to win the French presidency.
May 16, 2017, 3:42 AM EDT
Sunday’s state election results have pushed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a step closer to a fourth term of leadership, leaving her once-resurgent opponent Martin Schulz looking considerably weakened.
May 11, 2017, 11:48 PM EDT
Hungary and Slovakia have filed a joint legal case against the European Union’s refugee distribution scheme, charging that a quota framework is ineffective and lacks the tools to protect host countries from terrorist attacks.
May 5, 2017, 3:14 AM EDT
As Germany continues to grapple with questions of migrant integration and national identity, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere stoked a row this week when he presented a ten-point concept of what he argues constitute German cultural values.
April 26, 2017, 8:47 PM EDT
Crimes in Germany linked to asylum-seekers and refugees jumped by 52.7 percent in 2016, according to newly-released statistics that also showed a “significant rise” in politically motivated crimes, and a 7.5 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents.
April 18, 2017, 1:53 AM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she respects the decision of Turkish citizens to support constitutional changes that will hand sweeping executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but warned of the need to respect democratic values and dialogue.
April 13, 2017, 9:23 PM EDT
Germany and its allies in the G7 have been forced to walk a difficult path in their relationship with Russia – condemning it for its support for the Assad regime, but also acknowledging they need it to broker a “political solution” in Syria.
April 6, 2017, 11:56 PM EDT
German leaders are divided in the wake of pressure from both the United States and NATO over its falling short of its NATO-agreed target for defense expenditure.
March 30, 2017, 4:56 PM EDT
A strong victory for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Social Union (CDU) in the recent Saarland state election could signal that the populist trend in Germany is declining.
March 22, 2017, 10:29 PM EDT
The ongoing row between Germany and Turkey has placed German Chancellor Merkel in a delicate position in the lead up to the federal election next fall, as she weighs up hitting back against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s incendiary accusations, and avoiding further aggravating an important economic and political partner.
March 13, 2017, 10:54 PM EDT
The autocratic president of Belarus, the former Soviet republic nicknamed “Europe’s last dictatorship,” has triggered angry protests by refusing to abolish a controversial tax on the underemployed.
March 8, 2017, 11:13 PM EST
Germany has fallen from its former top position from among 80 countries surveyed by U.S. News & World Report, achieving fourth place this year in a drop at least partly attributed to security concerns.
February 28, 2017, 10:34 PM EST
In what is being criticized as a massive violation of press freedoms, Germany’s foreign intelligence agency allegedly spied on large numbers of foreign journalists overseas, including employees of the New York Times, Reuters and the BBC.
February 26, 2017, 10:40 PM EST
Germany’s intelligence officials have announced an uptick of hundreds of people in the “Islamic radical scene” in a matter of months, saying young people were largely becoming radicalized online.
February 16, 2017, 11:41 PM EST
Once enjoying a surge in popularity, Germany’s controversial Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) party is increasingly struggling with its image while also facing a new challenge from the Social Democrats’ new chancellorship candidate, Martin Shulz, who is said to have “re-energized” his party ahead of crucial elections later this year.
January 25, 2017, 8:22 PM EST
After a collective deportation of 26 Afghan men this week, the head of Germany’s federal police says the country should issue temporary identity documents to speed up deportations of potentially dangerous foreigners.
January 18, 2017, 2:40 AM EST
German automakers seem unfazed by President-elect Donald Trump’s threat to impose a 35 percent tariff on cars built outside the United States, while the country’s economics minister said if the proposal becomes reality it will be the U.S. that will lose out.
January 11, 2017, 4:43 PM EST
Senior German politicians are proposing that countries refusing to take back their nationals whose applications for asylum in Germany are turned down, should be denied development aid funding.
January 3, 2017, 9:31 PM EST
The Czech Republic has resisted calls by the European Union’s executive Commission to tighten gun controls in response to terror attacks, forcing the E.C. to alter its proposals, allowing for the private ownership of semi-automatic weapons. function readyHandler_3557842() {} window.viroolParams = { width: 640, height: 400, key: "9f476eb98f81", ap: 1};
December 27, 2016, 6:04 PM EST
The German government has shifted away from its historical sensitivity over personal privacy to mull the introduction of broader monitoring and surveillance, as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for the election campaign ahead and refrains from changing course on her liberal refugee policy.