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Germany can't sell arms to Saudi Arabia amid unanswered questions about Khashoggi's death – Merkel

The sale of arms to Saudi Arabia by Germany cannot take place under the current circumstances, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced, referencing the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Merkel’s statement comes just hours after Germany, the UK, and France issued a joint statement in which they said there is an “urgent need for clarification of exactly what happened” to ...

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Merkel reportedly weighing German involvement in Syria, coalition partner says ‘Nein’

Amid reports that the German Defense Ministry is considering getting involved in the Syrian conflict, SPD leader Andrea Nahles, a coalition partner of Angela Merkel, has completely ruled out supporting any such intervention. With the Syrian government, backed by Russian airstrikes, set to crack down on Islamist rebels in the province of Idlib, Nahles said on Monday that she would ...

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‘I would’ve taken to streets if I wasn’t minister’: Merkel ally Seehofer on Chemnitz protests

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s key ally Horst Seehofer has said he would have taken to the streets to protest the killing of a German man in Chemnitz if he wasn’t a minister – and has branded immigration the “mother of all problems.” Leader of the CSU – the Bavarian sister party of Angela Merkel’s conservative CDU – Seehofer has spoken out ...

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What did Angela see? Russians ridicule Merkel for spying on ‘Putin’s base’ with large binoculars

The Russian internet was amused by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s stop for a glance at a Russian military base through a pair of large binoculars during her visit to Georgia. Some said she should quit being shy and come visit. Footage of Merkel, attentively gazing with binoculars, was captured on Friday during the chancellor’s visit to Georgia. In a small ...

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Iran deal, Syrian crisis & Nord Stream 2: Putin, Merkel find common ground on tough intl issues

The Iran nuclear deal, which was recently ditched by the US, humanitarian efforts in war-ravaged Syria, and the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project… Putin and Merkel hold three-hour talks and are mostly on the same page. The surprise visit announced earlier this week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin took place in Meseberg Palace, 65km north ...

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Putin & Merkel meet in Berlin to discuss Nord Stream 2 pipeline (WATCH LIVE)

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have met in Berlin to discuss the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, which Trump has called a “horrible mistake.” The meeting is likely to spark anger from the Trump administration, after the US president said it was a “tragedy” that Germany had agreed to the pipeline deal with Russia, accusing Berlin ...

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Putin & Merkel could stick it to Trump as they look to bring Nord Stream 2 over the line

Russia and Germany are both set to benefit from the proposed gas pipeline to be discussed at Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel’s meeting on Saturday. But the pair will be wary of a backlash from an erratic and irate Washington. The Kremlin and the Federal Government office have both confirmed that the €9.5 billion ($ 10.8 billion) project will be ...

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Putin to visit Germany for talks with Merkel on Saturday – German govt spokesman

Published time: 13 Aug, 2018 09:54 Edited time: 13 Aug, 2018 09:59 Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to visit Berlin this weekend to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a German government spokesman has confirmed. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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Is Merkel saving face? Controversial Germany-Spain deal on migrants comes into force

As a Berlin-Madrid deal to send back migrants coming though Spain comes into force, critics call it a “symbolic” gesture aimed to calm the political storm in Germany but that will not solve the migrant crisis. Germany reached a deal on Wednesday for Spain to take back previously registered migrants who show up at the German border. The move is ...

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Merkel slams Trump’s ‘Russian captive’ comment, defends Berlin’s ‘independent policies’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a curt rebuke of Donald Trump and his assertion that Germany is a “captive” of Russia, telling journalists in Brussels that Berlin is a sovereign nation that makes its own decisions. Read more Having just arrived in Brussels for the start of a two-day NATO summit, Merkel found herself swamped by media pressing her ...

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