Angela Merkel TURNS her back on EU: German leader REJECTS Brussels top job

ANGELA Merkel yesterday denied that she is in the hunt for a top European Union job after her term as German chancellor ends. Ms Merkel fuelled speculation that she is vying to replace Jean-Claude Juncker or Donald Tusk after claiming … Read More

Victims of the Cologne sex attacks are still searching for justice

Cologne, one year after the attack The mass sexual assaults around Cologne’s main railway station on New Year’s Eve 2015 rocked Germany, not just because of their scale (police believe hundreds of men were involved) but because of the sense … Read More

German Media Says German-American Friendship is ‘in Shreds’

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly cancelled his visit to Germany this week, where he was scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. This has sparked speculations about US-German relations falling apart and prompted a Sueddeutsche Zeitung … Read More

Pompeo Snubs Germany’s Merkel To Make Surprise Iraq Visit, Cites Iran “Escalation”

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It seems the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign is now in overdrive following John Bolton’s announced carrier strike group and bomber deployment to the Persian Gulf region based on “troubling and escalatory” threats from Iran. On Tuesday Secretary of State … Read More

European Elections 2019: Candidates for the top EU job

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Manfred Weber, the conservative candidate for the EU Parliament elections in May, is considered the front-runner in the race to lead the European Commission. DW takes a closer look at him, and the other candidates. Manfred Weber (EPP) The center-right … Read More

Germans Growing More Hostile To Asylum-Seekers – Study

AFP 2019 / Christof Stache The telephone survey, commissioned by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, involved 1,890 respondents and was held between September and February. A recent study has revealed that while prejudices toward the homeless and gay people have declined, Germans … Read More

Lara Trump Says Admitting Humanitarian Refugees Was the “Downfall of Germany”

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Courtesy of Fox News In her latest Fox News appearance, the president’s daughter-in-law expressed some curious opinions about the relative seriousness of crises throughout German history. Lara Trump earned her place in Trumpworld via her marriage to the president’s son … Read More

German far right capitalises on high-profile migrant crimes

“Refugees are bringing crime into our town,” an election leaflet declares — an example of how Germany’s far-right feeds its narrative of a country threatened by more than a million new arrivals. Alternative for Germany (AfD) hopes the strategy that … Read More

Germany’s Merkel says Brexit extension could be longer than what May has asked for

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It’s a clear giveaway at this point We should give the UK a reasonable period of time But EU institutions must be able to function without disruption It’s pretty much certain European leaders will offer the UK a longer extension … Read More

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