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NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia

NAMIBIA POLITICS: Germany, Namibia Continue Dialogue on the Gruesome ‘Forgotten Genocide’ in Namibia 0

Germany and Namibia are continuing their dialogue about the genocide German troops committed in the former colony in the early 1900s.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Helmut Kohl Passes Away

GERMANY POLITICS: Helmut Kohl Passes Away 0

“We mourn,” Kohl’s Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) tweeted with a picture of the former chancellor.

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USA POLITICS: US No Longer Reliable Partner: Angela Merkel Warns

USA POLITICS: US No Longer Reliable Partner: Angela Merkel Warns 0

Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter

GERMANY POLITICS: Germany Asks US for Classified Briefing on Lockheed’s F-35 Fighter 0

Germany will need to replace its current fleet of fourth-generation warplanes – Tornadoes in use since 1981 and Eurofighters – between 2025 and 2035.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap

EUROPE POLITICS: Forum in Yalta: Kremlin’s Ideological Trap 2

On April 20-22 a well-known Yalta resort in occupied Crimea will invite the so called 3rd Yalta International Economic Forum. Current Crimean “authorities” present this business forum as one of the high-profile events in international economic life.

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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD: Barley to UK: Hold 2nd Referendum as ‘Brits Didn’t Understand Brexit’

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD: Barley to UK: Hold 2nd Referendum as ‘Brits Didn’t Understand Brexit’ 0

“When the referendum was held, nobody knew what it would be about, not British people, not political class,” Barley leader of German Social Democrats (SPD).

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GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere

GERMANY POLITICS: Schaeuble to Muslims: Accept European Values or Go Elsewhere 0

“There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe,” Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance Minister has said.

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WORLD POLITICS: World War II: The History

WORLD POLITICS: World War II: The History 0

The instability created in Europe by the First World War (1914-18) set the stage for another World War II. Continue reading World War II: The History.

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GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll

GERMANY POLITICS: 59% Germans Reject US Strike On Syrian Airbase: Poll 0

Moscow pointed out Syria eliminated its stockpiles of chemical weapons, which was confirmed by Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

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GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Warns UK Against Dividing EU Bloc

GERMANY POLITICS: Angela Merkel Warns UK Against Dividing EU Bloc 0

“The more access to the internal market Britain wants, the more Britain must submit to EU law,” said Detlef Seif, the deputy EU spokesman for Merkel.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Resists Theresa May’s Bid to Link EU ‘Divorce’ With Trade Talks

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Resists Theresa May’s Bid to Link EU ‘Divorce’ With Trade Talks 0

Theresa May is facing resistance from German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Parliament to her goal of conducting negotiations on Britain’s future trade relations with Europe at the same time as talks on arrangements for Brexit.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Lays Out Vision for Chancellery

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Lays Out Vision for Chancellery 0

Schulz, who served as European Parliament president from 2012 and stepped down earlier this year, also vowed to curb executive pay.

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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary 0

“Today we renew reaffirm our commitment to undivided and indivisible Union,” Juncker said urging EU not to get bogged down in details that alienated voters.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense

GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense 0

“Defense spending goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into European missions and into our contribution to fight against IS terrorism,” von der Leyen said.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Ahead of Talks between Merkel and Trump Germany Wants Change to NATO Two-Percent Budget Goal

GERMANY POLITICS: Ahead of Talks between Merkel and Trump Germany Wants Change to NATO Two-Percent Budget Goal 0

Germany’s defence minister called for changes to the way NATO members’ commitments to budget targets are assessed, in the face of bigger demands from Trump.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values 0

It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Donald Trump, the new president of the United States.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Essen Terror: Police Close Shopping Mall Over Fears of Terrorist Attack

GERMANY POLITICS: Essen Terror: Police Close Shopping Mall Over Fears of Terrorist Attack 0

“Yesterday, we received very serious indications from security sources that a possible attack was planned here for today and would be carried out,” a spokesman for Essen police told Reuters Television.

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NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics

NETHERLANDS POLITICS: Jesse Klaver the Kingmaker in Dutch Politics 0

“The values Netherlands stands for many, many decades, centuries actually, its freedom, its tolerance, its empathy… they are destroying it,” Jesse Klaver.

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GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Biography

GERMANY POLITICS: Martin Schulz Biography 0

Martin Schulz was born on 20 December 1955 and grew up in Hehlrath Germany, close to the German-Dutch-Belgian borders. Read Martin Schulz Biography.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine

RUSSIA POLITICS: France, Germany Slam Putin’s Decision to Recognize Passports Issued By Separatist Rebels in Eastern Ukraine 0

Putin on Saturday issued an order for Russian authorities to recognize identity documents, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates and vehicle registration plates issued in the separatist-held regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in east Ukraine.

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