Tag Archives: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Hamburg supermarket attacker ‘was known Islamist’

The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a “known Islamist”, police say. “He was known as an Islamist but not a jihadist,” police spokesman Andy Grote said, noting that the suspect also suffered from “psychological” issues.BBC

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Trump’s actions have ‘weakened’ the West, German foreign minister says

In simple terms, Merkel is pissed because Trump showed her, she wasn’t boss. Germany’s foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday, claiming the US President’s actions have “weakened” the West and accusing the US government of standing “against the interests of the European Union.” Continue reading →

Britain’s Theresa May Plans to Visit Donald Trump in Spring

Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to meet with President-elect Donald Trump in spring 2017 although no firm timing has been arranged, her office confirmed Thursday evening.

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Turkey threatens EU with new surge

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that he will let hundreds of thousands of migrants travel on to Europe if pushed by the EU. He was reacting to a non-binding vote by the European Parliament to freeze talks on EU membership for Turkey.

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urkey widens crackdown on military, judiciary after failed coup

Sunday Turkey widened a crackdown on suspected supporters of a failed military coup taking the number of people rounded up in the armed forces and judiciary to 6,000, and the government said it was in full control of the country and economy.

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In Germany, Obama urges Europe to stay united for good of the world

Monday Obama said the United States needed a strong, united Europe to maintain international order, and he urged European allies to increase defense spending to address Islamic State and other security threats. Wrapping up a trip to Germany that has focused on boosting trade ties, Obama pleaded with Europeans to look past the multiple crises facing their nations and maintain the unity that had brought peace to their continent.

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Donald Trump: Vladimir Putin Can Be Dealt With

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump discussed who he admires most in foreign policy, military and business. “When you look at business, a guy like Jack Welch. I’ve always been a fan of Jack… I actually did deals with Jack when he was at General Electric. And you know somebody like Jack Welch was certainly a great example. And there are so many of them. I’ve met so many corporate leaders, over the years, over the last four or five years in particular and so many that are so good.

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Greece’s bailout expires, country defaults on IMF payment

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years expired at midnight Tuesday and the country failed to repay a loan due to the International Monetary Fund, deepening fears over whether it will be able to remain in the eurozone.

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