Election Setback a “Wake-up Call” For Merkel, Media and Politicians Say

By Michelle Martin BERLIN, March 14  – Critics of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal refugee policies called on her to change course after voters in three regional elections punished her conservatives and flocked to a new anti-immigration party that wants German borders closed. Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) lost support in all three states—the industrial state of

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UK Deal Done, Merkel Resets Sights on EU Migrant Plan With Turkey

By Paul Carrel BRUSSELS, Feb 20 – With a deal secured to help keep Britain in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel swiftly refocused her sights on pressing ahead with a joint EU solution to the bloc’s refugee crisis in tandem with Turkey. Along with the deal for Britain, tackling Europe’s migrant crisis in collaboration with Turkey was a top priority

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Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Dies at 96

BERLIN (Nov. 10) Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt died on Tuesday aged 96 and leaders from Europe and the United States praised him as an architect of international cooperation and post-war European integration. Schmidt was then-West Germany’s second centre-left government leader from 1974 to 1982, taking office at the height of the Cold War

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