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Germany's Merkel slaps down talk of working with leftists
by Geir Moulson - August 14, 2018 - 2:18am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on yesterday slapped down an ally's suggestion that her conservatives could work with the post-communist Left Party in the country's east, an idea that appalls many on the right.
Germany: Merkel seeks to heal divisions after migrant influx
by Geir Moulson - March 22, 2018 - 2:23am
Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged that the migrant influx of 2015 led to deep divisions in Germany and renewed a promise on yesterday that it won't be repeated as she embarked on her fourth term.
Man with knife attacks 8 people in Munich; suspect arrested
by Geir Moulson - October 21, 2017 - 11:08pm
A man with a knife attacked eight people in Munich on yesterday and then fled, police said. The suspected assailant, a local German already known to police for theft and other offenses, was arrested a few hours...
Hamburg stabbing suspect known as radical, mentally unstable
by Geir Moulson - July 29, 2017 - 7:46pm
A Palestinian man who allegedly stabbed one person to death and wounded six others in Hamburg was known to authorities as a suspected Islamic radical but also was psychologically unstable, German officials said...
Germany, France pledge new efforts to strengthen eurozone
by Geir Moulson - May 22, 2017 - 7:41pm
Germany and France pledged yesterday to seek ways to strengthen the 19-nation eurozone, with harmonizing corporate taxes among the possible measures they will mull over in the coming weeks.
Germany to elect new president; Steinmeier the favorite
by Geir Moulson - February 12, 2017 - 4:27am
A German parliamentary assembly will elect the country's new president on yesterday, with a respected former foreign minister who last year called Donald Trump one of the world's "hate preachers" the overwhelming...
Merkel pledges quick security action after Berlin attack
by Geir Moulson - January 10, 2017 - 4:00am
Chancellor Angela Merkel promised yesterday that Germany's government would tackle security issues raised by the Christmas market truck attack and renewed a pledge to make a "national effort" to ensure that failed...
Germany arrests Tunisian who dined with market attacker
by Geir Moulson - January 5, 2017 - 8:00am
An acquaintance of suspected Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri who dined with him the night before the rampage is under investigation for possible participation in planning the attack, German prosecutors...
Nationalists overtake Merkel's party in German state vote
by Geir Moulson - September 5, 2016 - 9:14am
A nationalist, anti-immigration party performed strongly in a state election Sunday in the region where German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her political base, overtaking her conservatives to take second place amid...
Germany mulling Turkish demand to prosecute comic
by Geir Moulson - April 11, 2016 - 3:04pm
Germany is considering a request from Turkey to prosecute a TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about the Turkish president, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said yesterday.
Migrant island documentary "Fire at Sea" wins at Berlin fest
by Geir Moulson - February 21, 2016 - 11:13am
"Fire at Sea," a documentary about the Italian island of Lampedusa — many migrants' first destination on risky journeys toward safety and a better life in Europe — won the Golden Bear for best film at...
Piolo-John Lloyd movie 'Hele' wins Alfred Bauer Prize at Berlin Film Festival
by Geir Moulson - February 20, 2016 - 9:42pm
Lav Diaz's eight-hour black-and-white historical drama won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Merkel: German 'national interest' for UK to remain in EU
by Geir Moulson - February 17, 2016 - 4:06pm
Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that it's in Germany's national interest for Britain to remain in the European Union, and she also pressed her fellow European leaders to work with Turkey to curb the migrant...
Germany: nearly 1.1 million migrants arrived last year
by Geir Moulson - January 6, 2016 - 2:42pm
Nearly 1.1 million people were registered as asylum-seekers in Germany last year, more than 400,000 of them from Syria, the government said yesterday.
Merkel critic sends conciliatory signals in migrant crisis
by Geir Moulson - December 15, 2015 - 12:14pm
Chancellor Angela Merkel's most prominent domestic critic in the migrant crisis sent conciliatory signals yesterday, welcoming her acknowledgement that an unabated influx would overburden Germany while making clear...
Merkel: 10 years in office and no signs of stopping
by Geir Moulson - November 21, 2015 - 2:20pm
Angela Merkel marks her 10th anniversary at the helm of Germany on Sunday, becoming only the third post-World War II chancellor to hit that milestone.
Merkel: No instant solution to Europe's refugee crisis
by Geir Moulson - October 27, 2015 - 3:21pm
Europe's refugee crisis can only be solved "step by step" with EU nations and Turkey working together, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday, dismissing the latest jab from a prominent domestic critic....
Migrants flood into Germany, enjoy positive welcome
by Geir Moulson - September 12, 2015 - 3:16pm
Climbing aboard fast, efficient trains and heading toward clean, safe beds, migrants by the thousands headed into Germany on yesterday, with the southern city of Munich expected to see 10,000 in one day alone. ...
Philae probe drills into comet, turns toward light
by Geir Moulson - November 15, 2014 - 1:44pm
The spacecraft that landed on a comet performed two tricky maneuvers Friday, by drilling into the rocky surface and rotating itself to catch more sunlight.
Ukraine making 1st gas payment to Russia
by Geir Moulson - May 31, 2014 - 3:21am
Ukraine said Friday that it ordered a $786 million payment to Russia in a first step toward paying off its gas debts, and another round of talks aimed at resolving the two countries' dispute over gas prices and preventing...
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