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Merkel replaced Germany’s slaughtered Jews with their 'worst enemies' – Karl Lagerfeld

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 16:10 German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has accused Angela Merkel of replacing the millions of Jews killed in the Holocaust with their “worst enemies,” apparently referring to the German leader’s policy of accepting refugees from mostly Muslim countries. “One cannot – even if there are decades between them – kill millions of Jews so you ...

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‘Stop Brexit’: Merkel advisers call for UK to remain in EU

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 08:39 The UK should halt its withdrawal from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s economic advisers have said. The remarks sparked fury among Tory MPs, who claim Germany is more interested in safeguarding its own economic interests than those of the UK. The UK should halt its withdrawal from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ...

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Merkel ‘furious’ about Brexit negotiations leak, fears UK govt will collapse – report

Published time: 24 Oct, 2017 12:11 Angela Merkel is frightened that damaging leaks from delicate Brexit negotiations could lead to the collapse of talks. The German chancellor reportedly thinks the fallout could cause British Prime Minister Theresa May’s fragile government to implode. According to the Times, Merkel was “furious” about leaks that appeared in the German press, which suggested May ...

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Merkel expects Brexit breakthrough in December, but other leaders seek clarity on ‘divorce bill’

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 15:52 The deadlock in negotiations between the EU and UK could see a breakthrough by the end of the year and Brexit trade talks could commence earlier than expected, Angela Merkel told a European Council meeting in Brussels on Thursday. Although not enough progress has been made to carry the Brexit process into to its ...

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Merkel is ‘harming EU credibility’: German chancellor savaged for ‘unfortunate statement'

Omer Celik, Turkey’s EU minister, criticised the German leader for saying there would be no expansion of the customs union between Turkey and the bloc – as well as “no kind of deepening at all” in ties between the two powers. Mr Celik said: “This is an unfortunate statement. We should emphasise that no EU member should give orders to ...

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Merkel is ‘harming EU credibility’: German chancellor savaged for ‘unfortunate statement'

Omer Celik, Turkey’s EU minister, criticised the German leader for saying there would be no expansion of the customs union between Turkey and the bloc – as well as “no kind of deepening at all” in ties between the two powers. Mr Celik said: “This is an unfortunate statement. We should emphasise that no EU member should give orders to ...

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MERKEL UNDER FIRE: Rivals attack chancellor over Germany's defence spending plans

The country’s defence budget has become a major election issue as the German Chancellor tries to win a record fourth term. Mr Schulz’s campaign is linking Ms Merkel to Donald Trump‘s calls for higher defence spending by Germany and other Nato allies. His Social Democratic Party (SPD) hopes the message will win over German voters who are critical to the outspoken US ...

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BREAKING: Brexit talks pushed back to DECEMBER as Merkel holds up negotiations

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is vying to secure another term as the country goes to the polls at the end of September in a national election. She will go up against former Eurocrat Martin Schulz – although polls suggest Ms Merkel’s CDU party is likely to win the vote. The latest Emnid opinion poll, for Sunday’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper, ...

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‘Merkel must go’ Angry protesters boo German Chancellor as she tries to win votes

The Europhile politician – widely perceived to be the most influential in the European Union – spoke for 30 minutes, to a chorus of shouts and mocking. Around 100 Alternative for Germany (AfD) supporters, some of them wearing stickers with the party’s logo and carrying posters with slogans such as “Immigration needs clear rules”, heckled Mrs Merkel in a market ...

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We’re ready for time AFTER Merkel: German ministers already preparing for post-Angela era

The Chancellor’s Christian Democrats (CDU) is looking to strength the party’s leadership structure, despite Angela Merkel currently vying to win a fourth term in power. Daniel Günther, Prime Minister of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, revealed “younger” and “hard-working” politicians were making a bid to oust the embattled German leader. He said: ”We see that, historically untypical, a new clique of ...

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