Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

Merkel condemns attack on 2 Jewish men in Berlin

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply condemned a street assault in Berlin on two young men wearing Jewish skullcaps that has stoked the debate about anti-Semitism in the country. A video of the attack Tuesday showing one of the victims being whipped with a belt quickly went viral. ...

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Pakistan to deploy troops in Saudi Arabia

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In a major policy shift, Pakistan will deploy troops in Saudi Arabia under an existing bilateral security cooperation agreement with its close ally which is involved in a civil war in neighbouring Yemen. Pakistan Army announced the decision to send troops on a “training and advise mission” to Saudi Arabia ...

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Merkel says she plans to govern for full four-year term

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BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she plans to serve another full four-year term, despite growing criticism within her conservative ranks of the sweeping concessions she made to hold onto power. The veteran leader said that despite the sniping over a poor election result and the loss of key ministries ...

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Merkel Begins Make-or-Break Government Talks With Stability Plea

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needs a stable government to tackle “enormous” tasks ahead as she began make-or-break talks to renew her alliance with the Social Democrats and open the door to a fourth term. More than three months of post-election stalemate in Europe’s biggest economy are focusing minds ...

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Merkel fourth term doubtful as German coalition talks fail

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis. Merkel, whose conservatives were weakened after an election they won with a ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

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LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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Merkel wins German election, but anti-migrant party steals headlines

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has won a lacklustre victory in Germany’s national election while the anti-migrant Alternative for Germany party managed a triumphant entry into parliament, projections have shown. Ms Merkel’s main centre-Left rivals the Social Democrats were set for their worst result since the Second World War. ...

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Euro slips after German election result

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PARIS: The euro slipped in early trading today after Germany’s election showed surging support for a far-right party that left Chancellor Angela Merkel scrambling to form a governing coalition. The euro was trading down 0.4% at $1.1906 and looked set to test support around $1.1860 as liquidity picked up through ...

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Merkel offers German role in Iran-style nuclear talks with North Korea

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BERLIN: Angela Merkel has offered German participation in any future nuclear talks with North Korea and suggested that the 2015 agreement with Iran could serve as a model for negotiations. The chancellor’s intervention reflects growing alarm in Europe that Donald Trump is worsening one nuclear crisis by repeated threats to ...

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Turkey cautions citizens about travel to Germany

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BERLIN: Turkey cautioned its citizens on Saturday to take care when traveling to Germany, citing what it said was an upswing in anti-Turkish sentiment ahead of a German national election later this month. The advisory is likely to further exacerbate tensions between the two NATO allies, whose ties have soured ...

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