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Merkel might visit Japan in February

National / Politics Jan 12, 2019

Merkel might visit Japan in February

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering visiting Japan from Feb. 4 to 5 to hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, informed sources said. The two leaders will likely agree to strengthen bilateral cooperation to promote free trade ahead of the summit of the Group ...

German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by 'annoyance'

World Jan 9, 2019

German, 20, confesses to massive data hack spurred by 'annoyance'

German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, because he was "annoyed" by some of their public statements. The young German, who is still studying and lives with his ...

German cyberdefense agency defends handling of data breach

World Jan 6, 2019

German cyberdefense agency defends handling of data breach

Germany's BSI cyberdefense agency on Saturday defended its role in responding to a far-reaching data breach, saying it could not have connected individual cases it was aware of last year until the entire data release became public. The government said Friday that personal data and ...

Steady as she goes: 'Merkel 2.0' takes center stage in Germany

World / Politics Dec 8, 2018

Steady as she goes: 'Merkel 2.0' takes center stage in Germany

Germany's Christian Democrats have played it safe. By opting for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as party leader, they have voted for a centrist who is long on party unity and short on major policy initiatives. Merkel's decision to step down as leader ...

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for NATO naval action in Russia standoff

World Nov 30, 2018

Europe rebuffs Ukrainian calls for NATO naval action in Russia standoff

European leaders rebuffed calls from Ukraine for greater support against Russia on Thursday, after Kiev urged NATO to send ships into waters disputed with Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Kiev to be "sensible" following the request from President Petro Poroshenko, just hours after the ...

Macron joins growing list of U.S. allies to be insulted by Trump

World / Politics Nov 14, 2018

Macron joins growing list of U.S. allies to be insulted by Trump

President Donald Trump's Twitter-lashing of his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, is only the latest insult by the U.S. leader against longstanding allies. Here are some memorable barbs from Trump, who has brazenly defied traditional diplomatic convention not to speak ill of allies in public: FRANCE Trump had ...