Angela Merkel is beleaguered but she is far from finished

posted in: Germany, News

As she begins her fourth and final term as Germany’s chancellor, her party remains Germany’s strongest, and she is more popular than the party. Germany’s economy will continue to expand. Unfortunately, Europe and the world need more leadership than a … Read More

Hostage-taker in southern France fatally shot by security forces after killing three

© Pascal Pavani, AFP French security and police gather outside the Super U supermarket in the town of Trèbes, where a man took hostages before he was killed by security forces on March 23. A 26-year-old Moroccan national was fatally … Read More

Berlin, Paris falter in push for EU integration

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT French President Emmanuel Macron won the election last May mainly because he vowed to “defend France, defend Europe, and strengthen links between Europe and its people.” Since he took power, he has expounded on how to reshape Europe and … Read More

EU’S BREXIT WARNING: Merkel and Macron could push Europe into financial disaster

posted in: European Union, News

REUTERS Brexit warning: Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel could harm Europe Over the next few months as the second phase of Brexit negotiations begin, the European Union will fight tooth and nail over how the UK should leave the Brussels bloc. Although many in … Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards claim protests over

(CNN)The head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said Wednesday that a string of anti-government protests were over after six days of unrest. In comments to the semiofficial Fars news agency, Mohammad Ali Jafari said that only 15,000 people had turned out … Read More

Germany’s Angela Merkel declares Europe top priority for new govt

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Agence France-Presse Chancellor Angela Merkel will tell Germans that European cooperation is “the decisive question of the coming years” in a New Year’s Eve broadcast Sunday, as her conservatives eye tricky coalition talks. Merkel will say that “27 states in … Read More

Brussels is in big trouble: Brexit is the least of Europe’s problems

posted in: European Union, News

When their spaceship first landed on Planet Earth, the Alien Leader chose Brussels. The Alien Guidebook claimed that Europe was a very rich continent where developed countries tried to stop wars by ending aggressive nationalism. Europeans had come together in … Read More

Germany MUST get behind EU reform of sprawling bloc or it will fail says German minister

posted in: Germany, News

ANGELA Merkel’s Germany must lead the movement to reform the European Union or watch it fail, a leading German politician said today. Merkel: We hope to be ready to initiate phase two by December Former foreign minister Joschka Fischer said … Read More

Can Africa thwart the next great migration crisis? European leaders hope so

Under a new system, African leaders have agreed to register ‘vulnerable’ would-be migrants before they can seek asylum in Europe. More than 1.5 million migrants have surged into Europe since 2015. Now European leaders and their African counterparts are working … Read More

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