Tuesday, April 25, 2017

What Is It With Trump and Handshakes?

March 21, 2017 by  
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By Moustafa Bayoumi It sounds ridiculous, but it really is beginning to look like you can read Donald Trump’s foreign policy by the bizarre ways that he shakes the hands of foreign leaders. First there was the Abe Assault, 19 seconds of Trump trying to show the Japanese prime minister who’s the boss. (Cue Abe’s […]

‘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 […]

POLAND Polish leader Szydlo thanks Germany for backing NATO build-up

June 22, 2016 by  
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June 22, 2016 Merkel and Szydlo praised the ties between the two neighboring countries at the Wednesday press conference, referring also to the troubled history between Warsaw and Berlin. The talks were held in a “friendly atmosphere,” Merkel said, describing the summit as a good day for bilateral relations. Members of their two governments also […]

Opinion: No real hope of EU membership for Turkey anymore

June 16, 2016 by  
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June 16, 2016 Brexit proponents will stop at nothing: Even though they feel victory is within their grasp, they’re using any far-fetched argument they can think of to further stoke anti-EU sentiment among the British people. The latest argument: 70 million Turks are on the UK’s doorstep, just waiting to enter. On the one hand, […]

1 Million Electric Vehicles on German Roads by 2020

June 14, 2016 by  
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June 14, 2016 On April 27, 2016, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble announced that Germans who buy an electric car would receive a 4,000-euro subsidy and those who buy petrol-electric hybrids would receive a 2,000-euro subsidy. Fifty percent of the subsidy would be financed by the German government, while the car industry would finance the other […]

TTIP in the Spotlight as Chancellor Merkel and President Obama Open Hannover Messe

April 30, 2016 by  
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April 30, 2016 The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was in the spotlight as Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama officially opened the 2016 Hannover Messe this weekend. The US is the partner country of this year’s trade fair, a great honor and an even greater opportunity, as US businesses will have […]

Germany and Turkey pledge to unite in more ‘joint efforts’ in refugee crisis

February 8, 2016 by  
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for more talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe. Both condemned the Russian-backed airstrikes over Aleppo in northern Syria. Angela Merkel’s visit on Monday, February 8, 2016,  came just weeks after the EU settled a deal with Turkey, which would see […]

Surprise! Germany Is the Most Popular Country in the World

July 23, 2013 by  
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Who would’ve thought? Germany is the most beloved country in the world, according to a survey done by the BBC. More than 26,000 people in 25 countries were asked to rate 16 countries as well as the European Union on whether they had a positive or negative impact. Germany topped the list with 59 percent. […]

German Politicians Discover Social Media

June 27, 2013 by  
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German politicians are discovering the benefits and advantages of social media in the run-up to the federal election this fall, even though their campaigning is still taking place largely offline. These days, many politicians in Germany are tweeting, blogging and texting to get their message out to voters. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a big fan […]

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