Tuesday, April 25, 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 […]

Gerard Butler’s “Nuts Bet” on German TV

June 13, 2013 by  
Filed under CULTURE

Only on German public broadcast: After loosing his bet involving cracking nuts, the “Olympus has Fallen”-Star tries to crack the nuts himself to see how hard it is: He wagered reading a classic German poem in German with a little extra challenge going all the way: The famous Goethe poem: Wer reitet so spät durch […]

Merkel visits Obama

June 7, 2011 by  
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President Obama welcomes Chancellor Merkel to the White House. Great speaker that he is, he managed to crack a joke and mentioned that neither of them looks like the leader that preceded them – Merkel is the first female chancellor and Obama the first not completely white president. During talks this morning a variety of […]