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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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USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

USA POLITICS: Trump, Merkel Hold First Face-to-Face Meeting at White House

Merkel, who officials say has prepared carefully for the encounter, is likely to press Trump for assurances of support for a strong European Union.

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GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

GERMANY POLITICS: AfD Votes to Expel Lawmaker Who Criticized Holocaust Memorial

Two-thirds of regional AfD leaders voted during a conference call to start a legal process within the party to oust Hoecke, who said in a statement he regrets the party’s decision.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel to Putin: End Violence in Eastern Ukraine

German leader Angela Merkel urged Russia’s Vladimir Putin in a telephone call on Tuesday to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, and the two agreed on the need for new ceasefire efforts, a German government spokesman said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

GERMANY POLITICS: Poll Gap Between CDU, SPD Shrinks

Support for Merkel’s CDU and its Bavarian sister party, the CSU, fell 4 points to 33 percent – cutting the gap between the two blocs to its narrowest in records compiled by poll tracker wahlrecht.de going back to Sept 2013.

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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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EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

EUROPE POLITICS: ‘Trump Poses Challenge For Europe’: Merkel, Hollande Admit

“Europe faces big internal and external challenges which we … can only master by working together,” Merkel told a news conference on Friday with Hollande.

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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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GERMANY POLITICS: Berlin Sheds Tear For Post-War Order As Trump Era Looms

GERMANY POLITICS: Berlin Sheds Tear For Post-War Order As Trump Era Looms

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.

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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: 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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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Namibians Sue Germany in US Over Genocide

Descendants of Herero, Nama from what is now Namibia are suing Germany in United States over genocide carried out by German colonial troops in early 1900s.

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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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USA POLITICS: Gruesome! Trump Slams ISIS Attack In Berlin

USA POLITICS: Gruesome! Trump Slams ISIS Attack In Berlin

“ISIS and other Islamist terrorists continually slaughter Christians in their communities and places of worship as part of their global jihad,” Trump said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Steinmeier Slams Turkey’s Arrests Of Kurdish Leaders

GERMANY POLITICS: Steinmeier Slams Turkey’s Arrests Of Kurdish Leaders

“The fight against terrorism cannot be used as justification for silencing political opposition,” German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said.

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CANADA: German Court Rejects Bid To Block Canada-EU Trade Dal, Trudeau Impatient

CANADA: German Court Rejects Bid To Block Canada-EU Trade Dal, Trudeau Impatient

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau made clear he was losing patience with the EU over the pact, which both sides say could boost bilateral trade by 20 percent.

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IRAN: Ali Larijani Snubs German Minister Sigmar Gabriel On Visit

IRAN: Ali Larijani Snubs German Minister Sigmar Gabriel On Visit

Ali Larijani was the highest-ranking figure German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel was due to meet on his two-day visit aimed at boosting business ties.

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UK: Nigel Farage German Citizenship Application Takes Center Stage

UK: Nigel Farage German Citizenship Application Takes Center Stage

The ex-Ukip leader Nigel Farage, who has a German wife, was spotted in a queue at the embassy in London.

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GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

GERMANY: ‘Erdogan Backs Militants’ – German Left Party Leak

German security officials also said Erdogan had an “ideological affinity” with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, ARD reported.

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