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

German Media Says German-American Friendship is ‘in Shreds’

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Reuters/Jonathan Ernst US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly cancelled his visit to Germany this week, where he was scheduled to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel. This has sparked speculations about US-German relations falling apart and prompted a Sueddeutsche Zeitung … Read More

Frustration in US over Germany’s defense spending shortfall

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The news that Germany won’t meet defense spending targets set by NATO plays badly in the US, even among friends of the country. It is just the latest in a string of issues fueling tension between Berlin and Washington. There … Read More

Germany rejects Trump’s call to recognize Golan Heights as Israeli

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The Golan Heights is Syrian territory occupied by Israel, a German government spokeswoman said on Friday when asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the strategic territory. “If national borders should be … Read More

Merkel says Germany will set own security standards after US warning on Huawei

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Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday. Washington earlier warned that it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate.“We are defining our … Read More

Huawei 5G battle opens rift between U.S. and Germany

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The Huawei logo, taken from the firm’s Istanbul office. Photo: Serhat Cagdas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images The U.S. has made its first threat to curtail sharing intelligence with an ally if that government ignores U.S. warnings about Huawei 5G equipment, … Read More

Germany vows retaliation for US trade war on EU

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German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier addresses the audience during a conference organized by the Federation of German Industries (BDI) on September 25, 2018 in Berlin. (Photo by AFP) Germany has warned the United States that it will take retaliatory measures … Read More

Americans, Germans hold opposite views of nations’ relations

BERLIN (AP) — Americans and Germans differ widely on their assessments of the state of relations between their countries, but hold very similar views on international issues, including their support for NATO, according to survey results reported Monday. A Pew Research … Read More

Rift Between Trump and Europe Is Now Open and Angry

Vice President Mike Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany in Munich on Saturday. She pushed back against his call for European allies to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.CreditCreditMatthias Schrader/Associated Press   MUNICH — European leaders have long … Read More

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