Tensions Escalate Between China and Germany Over Huawei

Bloomberg is reporting that a spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that security concerns will be the deciding factor impacting what role Huawei will play in the country’s 5G rollout. China made headlines when it threatened Germany over…

Deutsche Telekom Continuing With Multi-Vendor Equipment Approach

According to Reuters, Deutsche Telekom is not wavering in its approach to purchasing telecom equipment, continuing to a favor a multi-vendor approach. This is in direct contradiction to a report in magazine Wirtschaftswoche, whereby the publication claimed that Deutsche Telekom…

Merkel Resists Calls to Ban Huawei, But Advocates For Higher 5G Security

Huawei dodged another bullet in its efforts to become the dominant 5G equipment provider, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel refusing to call for an outright ban on the company. Reuters reports that Merkel did call for a higher threshold of…

Kate McKinnon Hilarious, Portrays Angela Merkel Learning She’s “Time’s” 2015 Person of the Year

Kate McKinnon is beyond hilarious in her role as Angela Merkel when she learns she’s been selected Time magazine’s Person of the Year. It was during Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” segment this past weekend that Kate McKinnon portrayed the…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…