Tag: Angela Merkel

Trump Arrives In Germany Ahead Of Putin Meeting

President Donald Trump has arrived in Hamburg, Germany on the eve of his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. World leaders are gathering in the city for a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers. Trump spent the first half of the day in Poland, delivering a speech and holding a joint press…

German Lawmakers Vote To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

German lawmakers voted Friday to legalize same-sex marriage, in a landmark decision after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a free vote on the topic. The bill, which would give homosexual couples in Germany the same rights as heterosexual couples, is expected to pass through the country’s upper house next week. Merkel said Friday…

Merkel Hints at Confrontation With Trump at G-20 Summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday warned lawmakers of a potential confrontation with the U.S. at next week’s G-20 summit, cautioning against “isolationism and protectionism” in a jab at Donald Trump. Weeks after Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris agreement to cut carbon emissions, Merkel told lawmakers to expect “very difficult” talks…

Merkel: Europe Can No Longer ‘Completely Depend’ On U.S.

“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday in Munich. “I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” she added. “We Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands — of course in friendship with the United States of America,…

Ivanka Booed In Germany While Praising Her Dad [VIDEO]

Ivanka Trump was booed and hissed on stage Tuesday in Germany, according to reporters who were at the W20—a Group of 20 conference focused on international women’s issues. Ivanka Trump called her father, the 45th president of the United States, a “tremendous champion” of families, reportedly leading to the hostile audience reaction. President Trump tweeted…

Macron, Le Pen Advance To 2nd Round In French Election

Centrist independent Emmanuel Macron led the first round of France’s presidential election on Sunday, and will face far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a May 7 runoff. With nearly all of the ballots counted, Macron led the 11-candidate field with just under 24 percent of the vote, followed by Le Pen with 21.4 percent. The…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

Rex Tillerson Asks Russia To Rethink Alliance With Bashar Al-Assad

Speaking to reporters a week before his scheduled trip to Moscow, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday there is “no doubt in our mind” that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government is behind a chemical attack that killed dozens of Syrians on Tuesday, and “it’s time that the Russians really need to think carefully about…

Ivanka Trump to Move Into White House Office

Ivanka Trump will begin working from a White House office, despite previously stating that she would not take a formal role in her father’s administration, Politico reports. Trump’s new West Wing office will be located on the second floor, next to that of senior adviser Dina Powell. Trump’s new unofficial position will come with a…

Trump Refuses To Shake Merkel Hand Embarrasses America [VIDEO]

Donald Trump has apparently refused to shake Angela Merkel’s hand during a joint appearance at the White House. The pair held an awkward meeting that could help determine the future of the transatlantic alliance and shape the working relationship between two of the world’s most powerful leaders. While the President greeted the German leader with…

‘Never Trump’ GOPers Wants Committee To Investigate Russia And Trump

Democrats in Congress have long argued that the ongoing intelligence committee investigations into Russia’s interference in the presidential election and the Trump campaign’s ties to the Kremlin are unlikely to get to the bottom of the issue. Now a group of “Never Trump” Republicans are planning to pressure GOP leaders to establish a bipartisan select…

Spicer: Trump To Donate Salary At End Of Year

President Donald Trump will allegedly donate his presidential salary to an undetermined charity at the end of the year, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a Monday press briefing. In November, Trump promised to forgo the $400,000 salary, telling 60 Minutes that “I’m not going to the take the salary.” However, federal…

Ottoman-era Armenian Killings Recognized As ‘Genocide’ [VIDEO]

Germany’s Bundestag passed a resolution qualifying the Ottoman Era Armenian killings ‘genocide’. The lower house of parliament voted almost unanimously, with one vote against the motion and one abstention. House speaker Norbert Lammert spoke of a “remarkable majority.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the leader of the Socialdemocrats Sigmar Gabriel failed…

Obama To Send 250 More Troops To Syria [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is expected Monday to announce plans to send an additional 250 troops to Syria to support local forces in the battle against ISIS. The deployment will boost the number of U.S. forces in Syria to about 300, with most coming from special-operations forces, the AP reports. The group will also include medical…

Time Magazine Names Angela Merkel Person of the Year [VIDEO]

Gerrman Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year 2015 for her leadership on the Syrian refugee and Greek debt crises. The magazine’s editor explained that Merkel was selected “for asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as expedience and for providing…

VIDEO shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine

Watch the vIDEO that shows aftermath of plane shot down in Ukraine: Ukraine’s new president declared Sunday a day of mourning and vowed to punish those responsible after pro-Russia separatists shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, killing all 49 crew and troops aboard. Video from The Associated Press shows the scene of the crash…

Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in ski fall

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured a bone in her pelvis in a cross-country skiing accident in Switzerland, her spokesman says. She will have to remain lying down as much as possible in the next three weeks and several visits will be cancelled, Steffen Seibert said. She also suffered severe bruising in the accident, in…

US weighs ending spying on allied heads of state

The White House is considering ending its spying on friendly foreign leaders, according to a senior administration official. The move is still under review and a final decision has not been made yet. The news comes after it was revealed that the National Security Agency was monitoring the communications of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo:…

German Chancellor Merkel calls Obama after spying reports

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Barack Obama on Wednesday after finding out the US may have spied on her mobile phone. President Obama assured her during the call that the US is not monitoring her conversations. Photo: German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel arrives for a meeting in…