German Chancellor injured in skiing accident

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has injured her pelvis on a cross-country skiing trip during her Christmas vacation, her spokesman Steffen Seibert said. She will be mostly bedbound for three weeks and will not visit Warsaw on Wednesday as planned.

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German MP says Snowden ready to testify in Merkel tapping case

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has met with a German MP in Moscow. He passed a letter addressed to the German government and federal public prosecutor where he allegedly said he is ready to testify over Washington’s probable wiretapping of Merkel’s phone.… Read the rest

‘World’s most powerful woman’ on track for third German term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an unflappable pastor’s daughter, is closing in on a third term in Sunday’s general election, cementing her title as the world’s most powerful woman.

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Fighting on the streets in Germany over refugees

German police kept angry rival protesters apart Wednesday during a third day of demonstrations in suburban Berlin over a new shelter for asylum seekers.

The conflict on the streets over a recent upsurge in refugee arrivals has spilled into violence … Read the rest

EU warns Egypt it ‘will review ties’

eulawmakersEuropean Union leaders Herman Van Rompuy and Jose Manuel Barroso warned Egypt’s army and interim government Sunday the bloc would review its ties with the country unless the violence ended.

Further escalation could have “unpredictable consequences” for Egypt and its … Read the rest

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Is it not astounding that so many people are criticising the outcome of the Zimbabwean elections, when that country went through an official poll in which Zanu … Read the rest

Croatia celebrates historic entry into European Union

Tens of thousands of Croatians cheered the country’s entry into the European Union at midnight Sunday as fireworks lit up the skies above Zagreb.

It was a historic moment for the former Yugoslav republic, coming nearly two decades after it … Read the rest

Merkel to host EU talks on sky-high youth unemployment

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hosts EU talks on felling sky-high youth unemployment less than three months before German elections after coming under fire for championing austere spending cuts and helping to create a “lost generation”.

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Merkel fuming about joking Irish bankers

irishmerkelChancellor Angela Merkel forcefully condemned on Friday the conduct of Irish bankers who were caught on tape joking about a bailout deal and mocking Germany, saying their actions were an insult to working people and damaged democracy.

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Obama defends US surveillance programs in Berlin

Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.

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