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 ...