Thursday, March 30, 2017

‘That’s Not How It Works:’ Trump’s Grasp of Nato Questioned

March 21, 2017 by  
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On the heels of a visibly awkward visit from the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, Donald Trump said on Saturday that Germany owed “vast sums of money” to Nato and the US, even though the alliance does not stipulate payments to America. His remarks prompted a former US permanent representative to Nato to reply “that’s not […]

Merkel and the Trump Two-Step: Navigating the Chancellor’s White House Visit

March 13, 2017 by  
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As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares for her first in-person encounter with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House on March 14, she faces a strategic reality that contrasts sharply with her previous visits hosted by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Buffeted by challenges at home ranging from Brexit to the Euro […]

Merkel: Entire Country United in Deep Sorrow Over Attack in Berlin

December 26, 2016 by  
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Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to the press on Tuesday, December 20, about the attack on Breitscheidplatz: “This is a very difficult day. I, like millions of people in Germany, am horrified, shocked, and deeply saddened by what happened yesterday evening at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. Twelve people, who yesterday were still among us, who were looking […]

Chancellor Merkel’s Message to President-elect Trump

December 12, 2016 by  
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Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with US President-elect Donald Trump on November 10, 2016, and once again congratulated him on his election victory. She said she was looking forward to welcoming him in Germany, at the latest next year at the G20 summit, according to deputy government spokesperson Georg Streiter. The phone call followed […]

Chancellor Merkel is Down But Not Out

September 22, 2016 by  
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Angela Merkel managed to come across as self-critical but defiant at the same time. She took full responsibility for the record-breaking bad performance of her party at the state elections. But at the same she appeared decisive, determined and even calm – like a renewed CDU candidate for the federal elections in 2017. “If I […]

New Waldseemüller Map Discovered

July 3, 2012 by  
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Few Americans are aware of the fact that their continent is named after the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci. Even fewer probably know  that it was the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller (1470-1520)  and  Matthias Ringmann who  are credited with the first recorded  usage of the word America. In honor of Amerigo Vespucci  they noted the name […]

Chancellor Merkel on EU Summit on June 28 and 29

June 27, 2012 by  
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In a policy statement before the German Bundestag today on the upcoming European Council meeting, Chancellor Angela Merkel affirmed that she will strive at the meeting for the ad- option of an ambitious and credible timetable and working method to address the questions that have been raised by the sovereign debt crisis. “There is no […]

Chancellor Merkel in the US for Nuclear Summit

April 12, 2010 by  
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The Nuclear Security Summit in Washington will kick off German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s five-day trip to the United States.  US President Barack Obama has invited over 40 heads of state and government to consultations on guarding against unsecured nuclear material.  Merkel will travel on to California on Tuesday evening. During the Cold War, the United States and […]

Angela Merkel feature in Time

January 21, 2010 by  
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“In East Germany,” she says, “we always ran into boundaries before we were able to discover our own personal boundaries.” Angela Merkel’s Moment By CATHERINE MAYER / BERLIN Diminutive in the imposing vastness of her office, Angela Merkel appears surprisingly frail for someone who’s spent the past 20 years upending political norms. Now 55, Merkel, […]