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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

“The SPD is back! We’re back!” Martin Schulz told around 600 delegates at a party meeting in Berlin shortly before he was chosen as SPD leader.

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UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Tax Policy Backfires

UK POLITICS: Philip Hammond Tax Policy Backfires

“I have decided not to proceed with the Class 4 NIC measures set out in the budget,” Chancellor Philip Hammond said in a letter to Conservative lawmakers.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

GERMANY POLITICS: Der Spiegel Sparks Furor With Image of Trump Beheading Statue of Liberty

It depicts Trump with bloodied knife in one hand and Statue of Liberty’s head, dripping with blood, in the other. It carries the caption: “America First”.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Urges ‘Fairer Germany’, Takes on Merkel

“We will make this election really exciting,” vowed Schulz after Social Democratic Party (SPD) leaders unanimously nominated him to run for the leadership of Europe’s top economy.

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AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Talks Make Slow Progress

AUSTRIA POLITICS: Coalition Talks Make Slow Progress

Talks between Austria’s two centrist coalition parties aimed at setting policy priorities and averting a government collapse are making progress but could drag into the weekend, Chancellor Christian Kern said on Friday.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Seek Compromises With President Trump On Trade, Military Spending

“He made his convictions clear in his inauguration speech,” Merkel said in remarks broadcast live, a day after Trump vowed to put ‘America first’.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Says NATO Obsolete But ‘Very Important to Me’

USA POLITICS: Trump Says NATO Obsolete But ‘Very Important to Me’

Donald Trump says. “It’s obsolete because it wasn’t taking care of terror. I took a lot of heat for two days. And then they started saying Trump is right.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says

GERMANY POLITICS: No ‘Europe A La Carte’ Deal For Britain: SPD Says

The SPD said the rules of the single market, which include fair competition, are guaranteed by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

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GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Roman Herzog Passes Away

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.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

GERMANY POLITICS: Left Parties Set Conditions For Tie-Up to Threaten Merkel

Signalling a readiness for change, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (SPD), told Der Spiegel magazine: “We don’t want a new edition of the grand coalition.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: EU Break-Up ‘No Longer Unthinkable’: Sigmar Gabriel

GERMANY POLITICS: EU Break-Up ‘No Longer Unthinkable’: Sigmar Gabriel

“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.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

GERMANY POLITICS: Can’t Figure Out Trump’s Foreign Policy Goals: German Officials

Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior administration posts.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Says Islamist Terrorism Biggest Test Facing Germany

GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Says Islamist Terrorism Biggest Test Facing Germany

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.

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