Angela Merkel

Angry Bavarian Politician Sends Bus Full of Refugees to Merkel

BERLIN, Jan 14 – An irate local politician in Germany’s southern state of Bavaria has dispatched a bus filled with dozens of refugees on a 7-hour journey to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office in Berlin as a protest against her open-door refugee policy. A spokesman for Peter Dreier from the southeastern town of Landshut confirmed to

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Refugee Crisis Could Shake Up Germany’s Political Landscape

By Noah Barkin BERLIN, Jan 3 – For the past decade, German politics has been a relatively dull affair, with Angela Merkel dominating at the national level and the major parties in agreement on all the big issues, from euro zone bailouts and refugees to the phase-out of nuclear energy. But that may change in

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Chancellor Merkel Wants to “Drastically Reduce” Refugee Arrivals in Germany

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Dec 13 (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she wanted to “drastically decrease” the number of refugees coming to Germany, signalling a compromise to critics of her open-door policy from within her conservatives on the eve of a party congress. Merkel has resisted pressure from allies within her Christian Democratic Union

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France’s PM Says Europe Can’t Take In More Refugees

BERLIN, Nov. 25  – European countries are stretched to their limits in the refugee crisis and cannot take in any more new arrivals, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls was quoted as saying in a German newspaper on Wednesday. Europe is grappling with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. Germany so far has taken

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Paris Attacks Turn Spotlight on Germany’s Refugee Policy

By Michael Nienaber and Kirsti Knolle BERLIN, Nov 14 – The deadly attacks in Paris have sparked a debate in Germany on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy and how to get a better overview of the people entering the country. Daesh on Saturday claimed responsibility for the coordinated assault by gunmen and bombers that killed

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