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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 ...

Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

World / Politics Oct 29, 2018

Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition. Taking a decisive step toward the end of her ...

Germany's governing parties punished in state election

World / Politics Oct 29, 2018

Germany's governing parties punished in state election

Germany's governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government and prompted calls for her coalition to get its act together quickly. Merkel's conservatives emerged with an extremely lackluster win from ...

Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

World / Politics Sep 18, 2018

Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. With an aging population and a ...

Germany's top spy under spotlight amid rise of far-right

World Sep 13, 2018

Germany's top spy under spotlight amid rise of far-right

Secret services typically work away from the limelight, but Germany's top domestic spy, Hans-Georg Maassen, has repeatedly crashed into the public eye, with his latest outing pitting him directly against Chancellor Angela Merkel. After anti-migrant protests rocked the eastern city of Chemnitz, Merkel firmly condemned ...