Thursday, 18 October 2018

Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN

UN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader – a close ally of Trump’s bugbear Barack Obama ...

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Migration truce shatters in Germany after violence

BERLIN: A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative camp imploded Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as “the mother of all political problems”. The latest shots across Merkel’s bow came just two months after the minister, Horst Seehofer, threatened ...

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German far-right takes out anti-Merkel protest

CHEMNITZ: German far-right demonstrators gathered in the eastern city of Chemnitz to protest Chancellor Angela Merkel’s immigration policy, but there was no new outburst of the violence that followed a weekend knife killing. A crowd estimated at around 1,000 people by news agency DPA waved German flags and listened to ...

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Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against expectations that her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday will produce any breakthrough on the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than ...

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Angela Merkel dodges political bullet with controversial migrant deal

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel survived a bruising challenge to her authority with a compromise deal on immigration but faced charges Tuesday that it spelt a final farewell to her welcoming stance toward refugees. In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, Merkel had put to rest for now a dangerous row with ...

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Merkel condemns attack on 2 Jewish men in Berlin

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

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

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

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

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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