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US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have got off to a rocky start but his impending departure has sparked a wave of nostalgia and trepidation in Berlin.
Roman Herzog, who as German president was a powerful advocate of economic reforms in the 1990s after the fall of the Berlin Wall, has died. He was 82.
European Union must consider limiting Britain’s access to its market if London fails to accept the bloc’s ‘four freedoms’ in Brexit negotiations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
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“But I also know about the state of the EU. It is no longer unthinkable that it breaks apart,” German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said.
Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior administration posts.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a New Year’s address and vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin.
Nearly 55,000 migrants who were not eligible for or were likely to be denied asylum left Germany voluntarily in 2016, up by 20,000 from the number who left of their own volition in 2015.
In light of the rise of fake news on social media, the German Interior Ministry has proposed the creation of a “Center of Defense Against Disinformation.”
“This escapade in at least two or three countries is symptomatic of the total security catastrophe that is the Schengen agreement,” said Marine Le Pen.
Germany’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that ultra-conservative Muslim girls must take part in mixed swimming classes at school.
Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban in Germany and said the refugee crisis “must never be repeated” while making her pitch for a fourth term as Chancellor.
German Justice Minister Heiko Maas welcomed the decision. “It is never too late for justice,” Maas said in a statement.
55 percent of Germans want Merkel to serve a fourth term with 39 percent against, an Emnid poll published in the Bild am Sonntag newspaper showed on Sunday.
Here’s the last dinner for 2: Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama dine together for last time (photo).
“The fight against terrorism cannot be used as justification for silencing political opposition,” German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said.