Aug 17, 2016

Merkel deputy flips bird at German neo-Nazi protesters

A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. A video posted online late Tuesday shows Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis in the central ...

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Aug 12, 2016

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Heavily armed soldiers have been a common sight in Paris since France was hit by deadly attacks, but in neighboring Germany, talk about troops patrolling at home for the first time since World War II has sparked an emotional debate. For many, Defense Minister ...

Jun 13, 2016

Angela Merkel raises trade concerns in Beijing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met China’s Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Monday amid concerns over trade and the ability of German firms and foreign non-governmental organizations to operate in China. Merkel met Li following a formal welcoming ceremony and was scheduled to meet ...

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

Jun 13, 2016

Merkel pushes rule of law, NGO access in China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed the role of an independent judiciary and the need for a level playing field for foreign firms as she begun her ninth trip to China since taking office. Merkel arrived in China on Sunday amid growing pressure from industry ...