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Merkel and Obama

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German Chancellor ‘Humiliated’ at Frosty News Conference With Obama (Video)

Angela Merkel and President Obama put on a thin display of unity against an assertive Russia during the chancellor’s “awkward” visit to the White House on Friday, much delayed on account of revelations that Obama’s NSA had bugged her communications.

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Ukraine Operation to Retake East Unravels Ahead of Talks

An operation by Ukrainian forces to reassert control over its eastern regions floundered Wednesday in the face of pro-Russian resistance, a day ahead of international talks on the escalating crisis.

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Putin: Ukraine on Brink of Civil War

Russian leader Vladimir Putin warned that Ukraine is on the verge of civil war, the Kremlin said Wednesday, after the Kiev government sent in troops against pro-Moscow separatists in the east of the country.

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West, Russia Swap Sanctions Over Crimea Crisis

President Barack Obama announced a new round of punitive measures for Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on Thursday as Europe’s leaders also prepared to hit back at Russia with fresh sanctions.

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Spying

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Germany Prepares for Third Greek Financial Rescue

More austerity cuts are coming to Greece as Germany signals a plan to deliver a third rescue package for the debt-stricken country.

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Free Movement in the EU

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Injured in Skiing Accident

A week of news regarding German Formula One driver Michael Schumacher’s severe injuries in a ski accident has left the country (and much of the world) in suspense. Now, the German chancellor has harmed her pelvis while practicing the same sport, forcing her to step out of European politics for three whole weeks.

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Relay Policy

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Merkel Privacy

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The Most Powerful Person in the World Is…

Forbes has ranked a list of political, religious and business leaders in order of their, uh, power, and guess what? Barack Obama, commander in chief of the largest military force in the history of the world, is only in second place.

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Spy vs Allies

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Dick Cheney Can’t Talk About NSA Spying, but He Loves It

The former vice president and world champion chicken hawk tells CNN he cannot discuss classified programs, like the one that reportedly involves the U.S. spying on its closest allies, but “[w]ithout speaking about any particular target or group of targets,” he’s a huge fan.

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Greenwald: U.S. Spying on Allies Shows ‘Institutional Obsession’

As a delegation of French and German lawmakers press in Washington for answers to allegations of U.S. spying in their home countries, the journalist who spearheaded reporting on the leaked documents that led to those disclosures comments on the NSA’s goal to “eliminate privacy worldwide.”

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 READ MORE


I Spy

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Posted on Oct 27, 2013 READ MORE



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Obama Pressed to Discuss Spying on Merkel

The White House is under pressure to reveal how much President Obama knew about or even authorized U.S. spying on the leaders of allied countries after the disclosure that the NSA monitored the phone calls of at least 35 world leaders, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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All Ears

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Merkel’s Phone Tapped by U.S.

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Spying

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New EU-Phone

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Posted on Oct 24, 2013 READ MORE



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Merkel Reportedly Livid About Suspected NSA Surveillance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is pretty peeved at President Obama over allegations that the National Security Agency has been monitoring her cellphone. Although the White House denies these actions, German intelligence investigators believe Merkel has reason to be upset.

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 READ MORE


Four More Years

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Posted on Oct 9, 2013 READ MORE


Merkel

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Angela Merkel

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Merkel is Watching You

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Merkel & Obama

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Obama Visits Germany

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The European Floods

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Dancing

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More Union in the EU Doubtful

The “More Europe” remedy favored by German Chancellor Angela Merkel seems plausible enough as a slogan, but so did the single currency.

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The Birth of Venus

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Free-Trade Valentine

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EU Budget Cuts

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Leaving the European Union

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Britain and EU

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EU Budget Cut Row

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Eurozone Bank Supervision

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Hollande Urges Germany to Reconsider Crisis Response

On the eve of a eurozone summit that will consider a unified continental budget, French President Francois Hollande said that his half of the Paris-Berlin crisis team will insist on an easing of German leader Angela Merkel’s hard push for “austerity and the surrender of national powers to tighten fiscal discipline,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE


The Burden

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Posted on Oct 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Austerity Is a Way to Build a Europe for the Rich

Leftist Greek lawmaker Alexis Tsipras says austerity for his country and other hurting European nations is a form of blackmail intended to build a new Continental economy based on cheap labor, deregulation, reduced public spending and tax benefits for the wealthy.

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Merkel Wins Ruling on Injecting German Money Into Eurozone

Germany’s Constitutional Court permitted Chancellor Angela Merkel to use German funds to buoy the economies of eurozone countries that have struggled in the continent’s nagging debt crisis.

Posted on Sep 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Europe Still Trying to Squeeze Into America’s Jeans

Nearly every step in the federalist direction has produced unnecessary complication and strain in the EU. Portugal is not Iowa. Italy cannot become California.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Europe Bails Itself Out, for Now

The latest, and 20th, European “summit” meeting, held last week in Brussels, was symbolically a defeat for Germany’s Angela Merkel, who agreed that Europe’s permanent bailout fund could directly recapitalize certain troubled eurozone banks.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Stimulus Package Ahead for the Eurozone

The leaders of France, Germany, Spain and Italy made a bid to save the euro Friday, pledging to push for a $163 billion program to stimulate growth in the depressed European economies.

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 READ MORE



The Case of the Missing Cuban Internet Cable

The promised $70 million project to quicken Cuba’s Internet connection speed was never delivered; German voters are on Angela Merkel’s side when it comes to the European economy; meanwhile, a vial with Ronald Reagan’s blood is being auctioned, along with one of Scarlett Johansson’s used tissues. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on May 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Death to Austerity

Economic austerity is a dangerous, self-defeating intellectual fad. Perhaps I should say that’s what it was, given Sunday’s election results in Europe.

Posted on May 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Can Europe’s Left Rebound?

The question is whether 2012 will mark a comeback by a left invigorated by a growing unhappiness with rising economic inequalities and a backlash against austerity policies aimed at saving Europe’s common currency. (Pictured, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband.)

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 READ MORE


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