German police to intensify random border checks

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Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has announced plans to increase random searches at all German borders. The goal is to discourage migrants from moving between EU member states. Germany’s federal police are set to increase the number of random border checks, … Read More

Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

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From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation. Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down on Wednesday as she welcomed Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Berlin to the tune of military … Read More

Trump’s Iran Escalation Poses a Threat for Germany (Rising Tensions)

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Iran has announced its intention to begin withdrawing from parts of a 2015 nuclear agreement in 60 days. The decision could reduce the time needed to develop a nuclear weapon — if Iran chose to do so. AILSA CHANG, HOST: … Read More

A Migration Nightmare-Why Germany’s Deportation System Is Failing Everyone

As Germany tries to crack down on rejected asylum-seekers and criminal refugees, its civil servants are constrained by the limits of a dysfunctional system. Whether refugee, police officer or office clerk, almost everyone involved has something to complain about. When German … Read More

Angela Merkel failed, and history won’t judge her kindly for it

Merkel had a last chance to leave behind a coherent union — she has failed. Sean Gallup/Getty Images Angela Merkel has had a profound influence on German politics and could get away with radical changes because she tightly controlled her own party However, Merkel’s inability … Read More

The Far Right Isn’t the Only Rising Force in Germany

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What an election in one German state could reveal about immigration politics across Europe. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, the chairman of the CSU party, addresses a news conference in Berlin on September 19, 2018.FABRIZIO BENSCH / REUTERS When Germany’s southern … Read More

Bundestag votes in favor of refugee family reunification limit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel casts her vote in the family reunification motion | Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images Vote marks progress on particularly contentious issue in ongoing German coalition talks. BERLIN — The German Bundestag voted Thursday in favor of … Read More

German leader Merkel says the current world order is under threat

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Merkel said the answer to the world’s problems was to see multilateral solutions instead of a “unilateral, protectionist course” of action. Merkel is just the latest leader at Davos to criticize a protectionist and isolationist stance towards the world’s problems. … 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

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