Battle to succeed Angela Merkel kicks off in Germany's CDU

World / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Battle to succeed Angela Merkel kicks off in Germany's CDU

The search to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor has started to get rolling as the first two contenders register their interest amid growing pressure to accelerate the process to choose a candidate for the next election. Friedrich Merz will run to be leader of Merkel's ...

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returns home after tour

World / Politics Feb 12, 2020

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido returns home after tour

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned home Tuesday, arriving on a commercial flight to the nation's main airport near Caracas without any major incidents after a risky international tour that included a White House meeting with President Donald Trump. Inside the terminal, a woman threw ...

Germany's new SPD leadership casts doubt over Merkel coalition

World / Politics Dec 1, 2019

Germany's new SPD leadership casts doubt over Merkel coalition

Sharp critics of the coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives won a vote for the leadership of Germany's Social Democratic Party on Saturday, raising big questions over the future of the government. The SPD said leftists Norbert Walter-Borjans and Saskia Esken, who ran on a ...

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

World Nov 10, 2019

Divisions rife as Germany marks 30 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany on Saturday marked 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that ushered in the end of communism and national reunification, as the Western alliance that helped secure those achievements is riddled with divisions. Two days before the date that brought epochal change, ...

World Oct 13, 2019

German chancellor urges Erdogan to immediately end Syria offensive

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt Turkey's offensive in northern Syria immediately, warning it could spark further destabilization of the region and a resurgence of the Islamic State jihadi group. In a phone conversation with Erdogan, Merkel "spoke ...

Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal

World / Politics Oct 13, 2019

Johnson pushes for last-ditch Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was to brief his ministers Sunday on progress in Britain's last-ditch efforts to strike a new Brexit agreement with the EU. Negotiators went behind closed doors for intensive talks in Brussels after Johnson outlined a new set of divorce terms to ...