All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘angela merkel’

Angela Merkel Calls U.S. Spying Allegation ‘Serious’

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel said in a news conference in Beijing Monday that if allegations that a German man had been working as a double agent for the U.S. are true, “it would be a serious case.” According to intelligence sources, a 31-year-old employee of Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency admitted to slipping classified documents to a U.S. contact. …

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Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU

On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is second largest democratically-elected electorate in the world behind India’s Parliament. As such, these elections are one of the most important …

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Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions

Thousands of Ukrainian troops are preparing to withdraw from Crimea, as Western leaders begin sanctions against Russia for attempting to annex the region. “We are working out a plan of action so that we can transfer not just servicemen, but first of all, members of their family who are in Crimea, quickly and effectively to mainland Ukraine,” Secretary of Ukraine’s …

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Angela Merkel Discusses EU Reform with David Cameron

German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a much-anticipated visit to London on Thursday. The visit included a meeting with British Prime Minister and Conservative Party Leader David Cameron at his official residence in Downing Street, a rare address to both houses of Parliament, and tea with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Merkel’s visit comes as the British Prime Minister finds …

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Angela Merkel Suffers Skiing Injury In Swiss Alps

On Monday it was announced that German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident. According to spokesman Steffen Seibert, the accident happened over the holidays and will cause Merkel to cancel most of her business trips including her upcoming trip to Poland. Consequently, she will need extra rest for the next three weeks in order to recover. “It makes …

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NSA Washington March Calls for Reducing Spying

Reuters and CNN reported today on an anti-NSA march that took place in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of protesters turned out for the march, many carrying signs that bore slogans like “Thank You, Edward Snowden,” “Stop Mass Spying” and “Unplug Big Brother.” Although the Capitol Police were asked, they declined to give an estimate on attendance; …

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Germany Elections: Can Angela Merkel Save Aging, Dying Europe?

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s political party won Germany’s national elections on Sunday and was poised to register close to a majority in German parliament. Merkel, therefore, is slated to be only the third German leader since World-War II to win a third straight term. The other two leaders to win three terms in a row were Konrad Adenauer and Helmut Kohl, …

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Angela Merkel Pushes for Structural Reform

Angela Merkel, German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union, has urged struggling European nations to embrace structural reform in order to rescue their faltering economies. According to AFP, Merkel stated in a recent speech that she was against taking on more debt as a means to an end. She also touched on the Spanish bailout, which she said …

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