Germany goes it alone without respect for its partners

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The international community was dismayed when German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier earlier this year sent a congratulatory letter to the government of Iran on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution, an event that spread terror around the globe. This is … Read More

Germany’s Merkel presses for quick move toward new coalition

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BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed Monday for quick movement toward a new governing alliance with the main center-left party, saying that only such a coalition will bring the “stable government” needed at a challenging time for Europe. Merkel stressed … Read More

German coalition talks collapse after deadlock on migration and energy

Chancellor Angela Merkel left facing prospect of forming minority government – or fresh elections – after FDP quits negotiations  Angela Merkel and the CDU Bundestag leader Volker Kauder at the coalition talks on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Exploratory talks … Read More