Germany Alarmed by Spike in Migrants Reaching Greece From Turkey

(Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is watching with alarm the growing number of migrants reaching the Greek islands from Turkey. The swell of asylum seekers crossing the western Aegean Sea is a sign of trouble in the arrangements … Read More

US planning ‘tactical assault’ on Iran in response to ‘tanker attack’ — report

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U.S. Navy photo UN sources believe that the United States is planning to carry out a “tactical assault on Iran” in response to the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, which it blamed Tehran for without … Read More

Germany Calls for De-escalation of ‘Explosive’ Iran-US Tensions

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Confrontation between Washington and Tehran is now “explosive” and could lead to military escalation, Germany’s foreign minister said on Monday, becoming the most senior Western official to visit Iran since a war of words erupted last month. Iran accused the … Read More

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

Germans’ nightmare: the UK’s never-ending Brexit tangle

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The Uncertain Kingdom; a closer watch over extremism; electric alliance. Here’s our Daily Briefing for January 16, 2019. Golden age.    (Source: Bloomberg) After Theresa May’s record failure to push through her Brexit deal in Westminster, Germans are caught between sympathy and … Read More

US ‘disturbed and deeply disappointed’ by EU over Iran sanctions

US President Donald J. Trump is seen on a screen as he addresses the General Debate of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 25 September 2018. [EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE] Tensions … Read More

Germany wants Europe to form a ‘counterweight’ to US

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The German foreign minister has said it was high time that Europe reassessed its partnership with the US. He advocated an EU payment system independent of the US in order to save the nuclear deal with Iran. German Foreign Minister … Read More

Germany Calls For Global Payment System Independent Of The US

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In a stunning vote of “no confidence” in the US monopoly over global payment infrastructure, Germany’s foreign minister Heiko Maas called for the creation of a new payments system independent of the US that would allow Brussels to be independent in its … Read More

US-EU trade agreement wins cautious welcome in Germany

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BERLIN  Political and business leaders in Germany, Europe’s biggest economy, on Thursday welcomed a deal to defuse trade tensions between the U.S. and the European Union, but relief was tempered with caution that details must still be firmed up. At … Read More

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