Thursday, 27 January 2022

Tag Archives: Angela Merkel

Putin denies involvement in hacking, hails Trump

ST. PETERSBURG: President Vladimir Putin insisted on Thursday that the Russian state has never engaged in hacking and said Moscow will wait out the current political storm in the US to forge constructive relations with President Donald Trump, whom he praised as a straightforward person with a “fresh set of ...

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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

BERLIN: Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” ...

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Germany bans civil servants, judges, soldiers from wearing Burqa

BERLIN: Germany’s Bundestag lower house of parliament agreed to a draft law on Thursday that will prevent civil servants, judges, and soldiers in Germany from wearing full-face veils at work as part of security measures what they call a “precaution” to prevent extremist attacks. The move comes after Chancellor Angela ...

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Dutch to pay price for barring ministers: Erdogan

ISTANBUL:  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands it would pay a price for preventing top ministers from holding rallies ahead of a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey’s key EU partners. Erdogan renewed hugely controversial accusations that the Netherlands – occupied by the ...

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Erdogan’s Nazi claim ‘unacceptable’: Angela Merkel

BERLIN: Germany’s chancellery on Monday hit out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for likening a German ban on rallies by his ministers to “Nazi practices”, calling the comparison “absolutely unacceptable”. “The government will make this very clear” to Turkey, Peter Altmaier, chief of staff at the chancellery, told public ...

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Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

WURZBURG: A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory fake news. Anas Modamani, 19, argues the US social media giant has failed to take down doctored images that have ...

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EU law ‘will continue to apply in UK during transition deal’

LONDON: EU law will apply in Britain after Brexit as an essential part of any transition deal, Malta’s prime minister has said. Joseph Muscat, whose country has just taken over the EU’s rotating presidency, also said it was “quite obvious” the City of London could be in line for a ...

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BERLIN: ‘Muslim schoolgirls must join swimming lessons’

BERLIN: Germany’s highest court ruled that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school, finding against an 11-year-old pupil who had argued that even wearing a burkini, or full-body swimsuit, breached Islamic dress codes. The Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe rejected an appeal by the girl’s parents ...

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Theresa arrives for talks with Obama and EU leaders

BERLIN: Theresa May has arrived for talks with European leaders and outgoing US president Barack Obama in Berlin. The prime minister was greeted by Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, who is hosting the talks. European leaders are meeting to discuss a range of global issues, in particular the threat posed ...

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