US Nuclear Weapons Should Be Out of Germany Along With Its Troops, German Lawmaker Says

AP Photo/Mindaugas Kubis US Ambassador Richard Grenell’s renewed criticism of Berlin’s failure to spend more on defense and praising an idea to withdraw American troops from Germany has prompted a backlash in one of Washington’s key allies in Europe. The … Read More

German MP warns US has to take away nuclear weapons if it relocates troops to Poland

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The US is estimated to have around 20 nuclear warheads in Germany. A German lawmaker says the United States has to remove its nuclear weapons — presently kept in Germany— and take them to its own soil, in the event of relocating … Read More

Germany once again rejects possibility of joining US-led mission in Strait of Hormuz

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas looks on prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on July 31, 2019. (Photo by AFP) Germany has once again rejected a US proposal to join an American naval mission tasked … Read More

Germany rejects US request to deploy ground troops in Syria

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Peshmerga soldiers disassemble a Milan anti-tank missile system after a day of training with German soldiers at Bnaslawa, Iraq, Jan. 26, 2017. Image: Sgt. Josephine Carlson/US Army Germany said Monday it had no plans to send ground troops to Syria, … 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

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

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