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

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for ‘immediate’ ceasefire

posted in: News, Russia

A man walks next to damaged buildings following air strikes today in the rebel-held town of Douma, Eastern Ghouta The German and French leaders have urged Russia to exert “maximum pressure” on Syria for an “immediate” implementation of a UN ceasefire … 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

Iran rejects Trump’s call to renegotiate terms of nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday that the 2015 nuclear deal with the United States and other key world powers “cannot be renegotiated in any way,” rejecting President Trump’s threat to pull out of the agreement if the other parties do not fix its “disastrous flaws.” Trump, … 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

France and Germany are blocking EU deal, suggests David Davis as he lists countries that want Brexit deal

posted in: European Union, News

France and Germany are blocking a Brexit deal, David Davis has suggested, as he listed five European Union countries that want to “move on”. The Exiting the EU secretary told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that Britain would not compromise … Read More

France ‘may be the next GREAT WORLD POWER’ if it stands up to Germany in the EU

posted in: European Union, News

Michael Ivanovich of economic research firm MSI Global made the call over German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the EU’s apparent reluctance to back French President Emmanuel Macron’ proposed reforms. The French President wants to set up a eurozone budget to … Read More

Italy and France are playing a dangerous game in Libya

AFTER the United Nations lifted sanctions imposed on Libya in 2003, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi set off to improve relations with Europe. He knew that the two most important cards he held were oil money and migration. He knew that … Read More

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