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Germany asserts independence after US warning on Huawei

03 March, 2019 10:46 pm 10:46 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, after Washington said it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. Merkel’s conservatives chafed at what some saw as a threat by Washington, although Germany’s transatlantic coordinator … Read More

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Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

02 February, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MUNICH (Reuters) – US Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. In speeches and in private talks at the Munich Security Conference, Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel laid … Read More

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Merkel says still time for Brexit solution

02 February, 2019 8:08 pm 8:08 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – There is still time to find a solution to the impasse on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Japan on Tuesday. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by parliament last month and she is trying to persuade the EU to accept changes to … Read More

Britain must talk further about how to leave EU – Merkel

11 November, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union has done almost all it can to reach a satisfactory agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union, and it is Britain where further discussions are most needed on the matter, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Addressing a congress of the German employers’ association BDA in Berlin, Merkel said … Read More

Merkel looks to Africa to cement a legacy shaped by migration

10 October, 2018 11:32 am 11:32 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders a day after her announcement that she would retire from politics by … Read More

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitution...

10 October, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year. The leaders of the four countries gathered for a summit in Istanbul to discuss Syria, where violence this … Read More

Merkel targets debt reduction, investment as tax take ‘very good̵...

09 September, 2018 8:27 am 8:27 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would reduce government debt and invest in employment and infrastructure to extend the economy’s upswing and prepare for any downturn. In her regular weekly podcast, Merkel said the government would use its 2019 budget – due to be debated in parliament next week – to invest in … Read More

Tough talks, no agreements at Merkel, Putin meeting near Berlin

08 August, 2018 8:53 am 8:53 am

MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline project that has drawn US ire during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clearcut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, … Read More

First a wedding, then hard work: Putin to visit Germany’s Merkel

08 August, 2018 8:13 am 8:13 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for talks about the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project that has drawn US ire. Putin arrives in Germany after a stop at an Austrian vineyard to attend Foreign Minister Karin … Read More