The US will provide missiles to Ukraine and Russia is not happy

US President Donald Trump's long-delayed decision to provide Ukraine with defensive lethal weapons signalled a new willingness to oppose Russian intervention in its neighbour, but has made European allies nervous that a recent hike in fighting could escalate. The State Department said Friday that the administration would supply the government in Kiev with Javelin anti-tank missiles to destroy armoured vehicles used by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine, and to raise the cost of Russia's intervention in the conflict.

Ben Shapiro: Ill-Assimilated Muslims Are Contributing to the Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe

As Ben Shapiro filled in for "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday, he raised a critical issue facing Jews in Europe that surprisingly made headlines in the left-leaning, mainstream media. The article Ben referenced on the program, " Anti-semitism is still alive in Germany as Jews face 'disturbing' discrimination ," delved into the evidence that, due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's decision to allow nearly 1 million Muslim refugees into Germany, anti-Semitism from ill-assimilated Muslims is now contributing to disturbingly high rates of discrimination against Jews in Europe.

FOREX-Dollar steady after U.S. tax bill moves closer to ratification

The dollar held modest gains against its peers on Monday, having received a lift after U.S. tax reform efforts moved another step closer to ratification over the weekend. The U.S. currency had edged higher after Republicans on the House-Senate negotiating committee on Friday put the finishing touches on a sweeping tax overhaul that involves large corporate tax cuts.

German military kicks off heavy lift helicopter competition: source

BERLIN: Germany's military has approved plans to buy 45 to 60 new heavy-lift helicopters, kicking off a competition between the two largest US weapons makers for the contract worth nearly 4 billion euros , a military source said on Friday. Lockheed Martin Corp will bid with its massive CH-53K helicopter, while Boeing Co will seek to sell its smaller twin-rotor CH-47.

And the 2017 Hypocrisy of the Year Award Goes To . . .

It was a close call, but China finally edged out Congress for the Hypocrite of the Year Award. Congress grabbed the lead when Republicans, who bemoaned the wreckage President Obama did to the nation's credit by adding some $7 trillion to $9 trillion to our national debt, decided that adding to our debt is really a good way of stimulating growth.

No support to Trump’s decision on Jerusalem: Merkel

Berlin, Dec 7 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Germany does not support US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel. The Federal Government does not support this attitude because the status of Jerusalem is to be negotiated within the framework of a two-state solution, Xinhua news agency quoted spokesperson Steffen Seibert as saying on behalf of Merkel.

Ivanka isn’t a champion for women, and she can prove it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is right to be irked that it is not him but first daughter Ivanka Trump who will lead the US delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India. The annual event is put on by the State Department and in the past has been attended by Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama.

Trump tweets he a took a passa at being named TIMEa s person of the year

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he turned down a potential offer to be TIME Magazine's coveted "Person of the Year" after, Trump says, the magazine told him he would "probably" be given the honors. "Time Magazine called to say that I was PROBABLY going to be named "Man of the Year" like last year, but I would have to agree to an interview and a major photo shoot," Trump tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, where is spending his Thanksgiving holiday.

Austria Set for Rightward Political Turn After Sunday Vote

Ahead of Austrian national elections Sunday, the question is less whether the country will swing rightward under the next government and more about how sharp that turn will be, with voters set to reward two major parties that have exploited fears of immigration and Islam. Chancellor Christian Kern is vowing to take his center-left Social Democrats into the opposition if defeated and a handful of small parties are struggling to clear the 4 percent hurdle needed to get seats in parliament.

Merkel wins fourth term, AfD makes gains: Exit poll

Berlin, Sep 25 The Christian Democratic Union led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its dominant role in the Germany's federal elections with 32.5 per cent of the vote, according to the preliminary exit poll. The figure fell short of expectations and was nine percentage points lower than in the 2013 parliamentary election, Xinhua reported.

5 things to know about Germany’s Angela Merkel

In this April 25, 2016 file photo U.S. President Barack Obama looks on as German Chancellor Angela Merkel tests VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe, the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany. Merkel is favored to win a fourth term in Germany's Sept.

Germany and Egypt agree deal to stem migrant flow

Germany said on Monday it had reached a deal with Egypt to stem the flow of migrants from the Arab country, part of a broader push by Berlin to head off waves of migrants that have stoked domestic political tensions. German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for a TV interview by ZDF public broadcaster in Berlin, Germany, August 27, 2017.

Migrant family in Germany names daughter after Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday Aug. 20, 2017 stood by her deci... A family hike in a western New York gorge turns tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured. A family hike in a western New York gorge turns tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured.

Trump Had Second Conversation With Putin In Germany

President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

President Donald Trump had another, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit in Germany this month. White House spokesman Sean Spicer and National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton confirmed that Trump and Putin spoke at a dinner for world leaders and their spouses at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

Trump had a second, undisclosed conversation with Putin at G20 summit


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7, 2017. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, on July 7, 2017.

1 day, 2 presidents: Merkel meets with Obama, then Trump

There's no secret about which of the two American presidents German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Thursday that she likes the most. On a day of odd political coincidences, Merkel sat down with one President she calls a friend and with whom she shares a political wavelength -- Barack Obama, and another, with whom she has had a frosty start -- Donald Trump.

1 day, 2 presidents: Merkel meets with Obama, then Trump

There's no secret about which of the two American presidents German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Thursday that she likes the most. On a day of odd political coincidences, Merkel sat down with one President she calls a friend and with whom she shares a political wavelength -- Barack Obama, and another, with whom she has had a frosty start -- Donald Trump.

CNN: Germany’s Merkel Picked Hamburg For G20 Summit So It Could Be…

President Trump decided to land in Warsaw, Poland a day before heading to the international meeting of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany : The president will give what National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster billed last week as a "major speech" to the Polish people Thursday in Krasinski Square. He is expected to commemorate the Polish people's bravery during World War II, while calling for allies to confront today's challenges with the same courage.

CNN: Germany’s Merkel Picked Hamburg For G20 Summit So It Could Be…

President Trump decided to land in Warsaw, Poland a day before heading to the international meeting of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany : The president will give what National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster billed last week as a "major speech" to the Polish people Thursday in Krasinski Square. He is expected to commemorate the Polish people's bravery during World War II, while calling for allies to confront today's challenges with the same courage.

Take Two for Trump in talks with unnerved European allies

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during a family phto at the Greek Theatre during a G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX37RGG U.S. President Donald Trump will get a chance to patch up trans-Atlantic ties this week when he meets with NATO allies still rattled by his failure on an earlier trip to embrace the principle that an attack against one member is an attack against all.

For NATO, Time to Clarify Goals

During President Trump's recent visit to Europe, much was made of the fact that in a speech before NATO leaders, he did not explicitly affirm America's commitment to NATO's Article V. This put much of European opinion on edge and was one of the things that prompted German Chancellor Merkel to brazenly hint that Europe might have to 'go it alone.' Everyone knows about Article V, right? It is repeated ad infinitum in press releases and news stories about NATO.

Trump’s Paris Exit Leaves Him Isolated

The response to President Donald Trump's announcement he was exiting the Paris climate accord and wanted to renegotiate on his terms was immediate: The leaders of France, Germany and Italy Even the mayor of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- a city Trump highlighted as a beneficiary of his decision to turn his back on the global pact -- Trump's decision leaves him more alienated than ever, isolated on the world stage and increasingly embattled at home.  Coming against the backdrop of sprawling probes into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign, the backlash threatens to sap the president's power when he needs it most to advance domestic priorities such as tax reform and a health care overhaul while confronting an increasingly bellicose North Korea.

Theresa May tells Trump of – disappointment’ at US climate pact exit

Prime Minister Theresa May has told Donald Trump of her "disappointment" at his decision to pull America out of the Paris Accord on climate change. In a phone call with the US president shortly after his White House announcement, Mrs May stressed that the UK remained committed to the 2015 agreement, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures caused by the use of carbon-based fuels.

Obama given rock star welcome in Berlin

Barack Obama received a rock star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favourite partners" during his presidency. Barack Obama received a rock star welcome in Berlin as he appeared at a public debate with Chancellor Angela Merkel, whom he praised as one of his "favourite partners" during his presidency.

America’s past and future collide on a single day in Europe

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter . Call it a tale of two presidents.

Germany’s Merkel just got a strong sign that she’ll stay in power


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A stunning election win for Angela Merkel's conservatives in Germany's most populous state is the strongest sign yet that voters have forgiven the chancellor for her open-door migrant policy and are set to hand her four more years in power. Sunday's triumph in North Rhine-Westphalia marked the third regional election win this year for Merkel's Christian Democrats , providing them with powerful momentum as they head into a federal election on Sept.

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day an hour ago

Trump's Washington woes wear on, there's risk-off in China, and it's another big weekend for Angela Merkel. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today. President Donald Trump did little to quell the controversy over the sacking of FBI director James Comey when he said in an interview with NBC News that he would have fired him no matter the recommendation  of the Justice Department. Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, in testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that Comey "enjoyed broad support in the FBI and still does to this day," contradicting White House claims that the sacked director had lost the confidence of the organization.

Germany’s SPD goes back to drawing board after state poll drubbing

Schleswig-Holstein State Premier and top election candidate Torsten Albig receives flowers from Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz in Berlin, Germany, May 8, 2017. German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference after the Schleswig-Holstein regional state elections, in Berlin, Germany, May 8, 2017.

Trump, Putin move toward cooperation in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks to the media after his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Putin's residence in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, May 2, 2017. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin signaled improving prospects for cooperation in Syria on Tuesday in what the White House called a “very good” phone discussion that included a focus on setting up safe zones in the war-torn nation.

The Latest: Putin denies interfering in US, Europe elections

Speaking during a joint news conference Tuesday with Germany's leader, Putin said such accusations are "simply rumors" that are being used as part of the domestic political struggle in the United States. U.S. intelligence agencies say they have evidence that Russia was behind the hacking of Democratic email accounts, which were intended to benefit Donald Trump and harm his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton.

Atkins: Liz lamenting Ivanka conflicts a fool’s errand, experts say


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Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, arrives with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, at the Woman 20 Dialogue summit for the empowerment of women in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 'NOT PARTICULARLY HELPFUL': Political watchers say U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's battle with Ivanka Trump, right, is likely a waste of time because the first daughter 'isn't going anywhere.'

Atkins: Liz lamenting Ivanka conflicts a fool’s errand, experts say


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Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, arrives with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, at the Woman 20 Dialogue summit for the empowerment of women in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. 'NOT PARTICULARLY HELPFUL': Political watchers say U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren's battle with Ivanka Trump, right, is likely a waste of time because the first daughter 'isn't going anywhere.'

Rude Germans Boo and Hiss Ivanka Trump at Women’s Summit

Invited by Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel to attend a international women's summit on entrepreneurship in Berlin on Tuesday, first daughter and Trump administration staff member Ivanka Trump received poor treatment from the crowd. Other high-brow invitees to the W20 Summit included Queen Maxima from the Netherlands and the International Monetary Fund's Christine Legard.

Obama Is Returning to Public Life, But He Wona t Be Talking TrumpAfter …

Just over three months after handing President Trump the keys to the Oval Office, Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency at the University of Chicago, where he'll meet with local college students and "hold a conversation on civic engagement and discuss community organizing," the Chicago Tribune reports . It's the first of several planned events over the next few months for Obama, who quietly dipped a toe back into global politics this week with a phone call to centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron .

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, meets for the first time next week America's flamboyant President Donald Trump whose arrival in the White House has sent shockwaves across the Atlantic. A senior administration official skirted a question on Trump's criticism of Merkel over her stance on refugees, saying "those are German government decisions".

Pence pledges U.S. will stand firm with Europe, NATO

German Chancellor Angela Merkel walks with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to participants in the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, February 18, 2017.

Trudeau on NATO: spending isn’t everything

Canada is demonstrating its commitment to NATO in ways that go beyond simple military spending, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says. During a news conference Friday in Berlin, Trudeau acknowledged the spending target agreed to in 2014 by the members of the global military alliance - two per cent of GDP annually - but described Canada and Germany as principal NATO actors who do much of the "heavy lifting."

Munich conference brings hope for clarity on US priorities

Top world leaders, diplomats and defense officials are getting their first opportunity to meet with members of the Trump administration amid concerns over the new president's commitment to NATO and posture toward Russia. Vice President Mike Pence, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are leading the U.S. delegation to the Munich Security Conference opening Friday.

Meet Trump’s Loudest Foreign Surrogate


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The leader of Italy's populist right-wing Northern League is a big fan of The Donald-and he's hoping Trump's rise will help usher in a new era in European politics. Salvini, 43, is the leader of Italy's Northern League -a populist, right-wing faction in Italian politics that calls for deporting all illegal immigrants, exerting more control over the country's borders, and taking Italy out of the eurozone common currency.

German minister heads to Washington amid growing U.S. critiques

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday announced plans to visit Washington and shore up ties with Germany's closest ally outside Europe, days after a key aide to U.S. President Donald Trump launched fresh attacks on Berlin's policies. Gabriel said he looked forward to a "good, open and friendly" dialogue with Rex Tillerson, confirmed as Trump's secretary of State on Wednesday by the U.S. Senate, and said Germany was seeking answers about the new U.S. administration's foreign policies, its relationship to the NATO alliance and other key issues.

‘Christians in the Middle-East have been executed’: Trump …

US President Donald Trump speaks to staff at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017, where he vowed to restore "control" of US frontiers by building a wall on the Mexican border U.S. President Donald Trump fought back on Sunday amid growing international criticism, outrage from civil rights activists and legal challenges over his abrupt order for a halt on arrivals of refugees and people from seven Muslim-majority countries. In his most sweeping action since taking office on Jan. 20, Trump, a Republican, put a 120-day hold on Friday on allowing refugees into the country, an indefinite ban on refugees from Syria and a 90-day bar on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

US now a wildcard in global affairs

Crucial elections loom this year in France and Germany, where the same anti-establishment backlash that produced Donald Trump and Brexit could offer an opening to nationalist leaders who oppose Muslim immigration and further erode the European unity that has been a signature of the post-World War II era. The Middle East is spiraling deeper into the mire of fraying borders and sectarian disorder while violence in places such Syria is unleashing a tide of desperate refugees that is destabilizing Europe.

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Fox NewsA s Juan Williams apparently had a very bad Thursday morning on Twitter , but out of respect for Kellyanne ConwayA s wishes seen in the video which follows the jump, I have resisted inspecting the carnage. Williams reacted to the news that President-Elect Trump has appointed Conway as Counselor to the President by, in Fox Business host Maria BartiromoA s words, "questioning, well, Kellyanne has four kids, how is she going to do it?" ConwayA s three-pronged response to Bartiromo, with two prongs quite sharpened, neither towards Williams, will be seen in that video.

Merkel’s Deputy Says Brexit Taking Far Too Long in Nudge to May

German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Brexit is taking "far too long" and maintaining the U.K.'s ties to the European Union won't be easy. Gabriel signaled concern that extended uncertainty implied by U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May's timeline for starting Britain's exit from the EU by the end of March might cause economic damage, though "we're not experiencing a strong impact" for now.

Donald Trump is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Donald Trump is Time's 'Person of the Year' President-elect complained about being passed over last year Check out this story on pal-item.com: http://usat.ly/2gT3eW8 The magazine named the president-elect the year's most significant person a year after passing him over for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, drawing complains from the then-candidate. Accepting what he called the "great honor" for this year on NBC's Today show, Trump said he will wait a few more days to make his own announcement: His choice for secretary of State.

Merkel’s U-Turn Angela Merkel calls for Germany Burka Ban saying …

MERKEL'S U-TURN Angela Merkel calls for Germany BURKA BAN saying 'the full veil is not appropriate here' in astonishing U-turn - The German Chancellor made the announcement at a party conference having recently declared she will stand for re-election - ANGELA Merkel today completed The day's must-read political news and opinion pieces are scattered across hundreds of news outlets and blogs, too many for any one person to read. Fortunately, memeorandum arranges all of these links in a single, easy-to-scan page.

Merkel’s party doubles down on “values” after Trump and Brexit

Dec 6 After a U.S. presidential election and Brexit campaign that were tarnished by lies, vicious political attacks and deceptive online news stories, Germany is promising to double down on facts, values and seriousness. At a congress of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Tuesday, speaker after speaker talked about the importance of respect and moderation in politics, with some criticising social media platforms Facebook and Twitter for facilitating the spread of false news.

10 things you need to know before European markets open


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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with U.S. president Barack Obama at Schloss Elmau hotel near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, southern Germany, Monday June 8, 2015 during the G-7 summit. Nicolas Sarkozy has dropped out of the race to be next French president.

Report: German Chancellor Merkel’s to Seek Fourth Term

German chancellor Angela Merkel, third left, attends a meeting with US president Barack Obama, left, French president, Francois Hollande, third right, Spain's Prime Minister , Mariano Rajoy, right, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, second right, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, second left, at the chancellary in Berlin, Friday Nov.18, 2016. Obama is joining the leaders of key European countries to discuss an array of security and economic challenges facing the trans-Atlantic partners as the U.S. prepares for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January.

Speculation grows over Merkel’s re-election plans in Germany


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German chancellor Angela Merkel, third left, attends a meeting with US president Barack Obama, left, French president, Francois Hollande, third right, Spain's Prime Minister , Mariano Rajoy, right, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, second right, and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, second left, at the chancellary in Berlin, Friday Nov.18, 2016. Obama is joining the leaders of key European countries to discuss an array of security and economic challenges facing the trans-Atlantic partners as the U.S. prepares for President-elect Donald Trump to take office in January.

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Germany is the last European stop ... . German Chancellor Angela Merkel, left, shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after a news conference at the chancellery in Berlin, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016.

Obama urges European leaders to work with US President-elect Trump

Outgoing US President Barack Obama and European leaders including Theresa May have stressed the continued importance of Nato amid concerns about Donald Trump's commitment to the alliance. The Prime Minister was in Berlin for talks with Mr Obama hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which also covered the fight against Islamic State and Russia's actions in the Ukraine and Syria.

Editorial: Obama’s last trip

President Barack Obama has embarked on what presumably will be his last foreign trip, to Greece, Germany and Peru. The Peru part is partly because he wants to visit Machu Picchu as a tourist, but it will also give him a chance to review the bidding in America's relations with Latin American countries post-Cuba opening and with Venezuela disintegrating.

Theresa May will meet with Barack Obama during his farewell trip to Europe

Theresa May is to hold talks with Barack Obama and European leaders on a range of pressing global issues, including the threat posed by Islamic State fighters being pushed out of their Middle East strongholds. Outgoing US president Mr Obama has been on a farewell trip to Europe, visiting Greece before arriving in Berlin for a meeting with the leaders of the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.

Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia


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U.S. President Barack Obama is greeted in Berlin by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, with whom he has forged a close transatlantic alliance during eight years in office. US President Barack Obama has offered pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, Donald Trump.

Obama praises Merkel, warns of consequences of globalization

German news magazine Der Spiegel says U.S. President Barack Obama has praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel as someone "who is willing to fight for her values." Obama told Spiegel and German public Television ARD in a joint interview Thursday that he's glad Merkel is around and that "the Germans should appreciate her."

Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

President Barack Obama is stressing a message of solidarity on his final visit to Germany - a top trade partner, key NATO ally and home to thousands of American troops, as well as a nation critical to solving Europe's migrant crisis and debt woes. Obama arrived Wednesday night in Berlin from Greece, making his sixth and final visit as president to Germany, where he has been popular since even before he was elected.

Obama to pass torch to Merkel on farewell visit

US President Barack Obama pays a farewell visit Thursday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, widely seen as the new standard bearer of liberal democracy since the election of Donald Trump. On the last leg of his final European tour as president, Barack Obama will underline shared values and try to ease fears about the future of the transatlantic partnership On the last leg of his final European tour as president, Obama will underline shared values, try to ease fears about the future of the transatlantic partnership and thank Merkel for her friendship during his two terms, White House officials said.

Obama in Europe to reassure allies

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras escorts US President Barack Obama prior to their meeting at the Maximos Mansion on November 15, 2016 in Athens. Photo: AFP The Nato alliance is "absolutely vital" to US interests, President Barack Obama said yesterday, as he flew in to Europe to reassure jittery allies concerned by Donald Trump's shock presidential election win.

Obama defends NATO, EU amid rise of Trump

President Barack Obama delivered a staunch defense of the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, amid lingering doubts about the commitment of his successor Donald Trump to maintaining the ties between the U.S. and its closest allies. "The EU and NATO are extraordinary forces for peace and stability," Obama said in an interview with Greece's Kathimerini newspaper before visits this week to Athens and Berlin.

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US President Barack Obama will travel to Greece, Germany, and Peru November 14-21, 2016 to highlight the President's commitment to trans-Atlantic solidarity, a strong and integrated Europe, and to cooperation with our Asia Pacific partners, a statement by the Press Secretary on the President's travels says. "The President's schedule will underscore the linkages between our security interests and our economic agenda, our efforts to promote balanced, sustainable, and strong global economic growth, and our support for trade liberalization and economic reforms that reduce inequality and deliver opportunities for the middle class around the world as well as regional economic institutions that foster private sector growth," it points out.

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There is a new video going viral on social media by Mike Cernovich and Danger and Play on the destruction of West under Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel. Sick Hillary Clinton said she admires Angela Merkel more than any other world leader.

Berlin pursues discreet talks with U.S. officials on Deutsche Bank

Until now, German officials have played down their role in the standoff, saying it is up to Deutsche to work out a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice , which is demanding up to $14 billion to settle claims the lender mis-sold mortgage-backed securities before the financial crisis. But government officials in Berlin, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters they hoped to facilitate a quick deal that would buy Deutsche Bank time to regain its footing.

RPT-Conservative lawmakers slam German economy minister over Deutsche remarks

Oct 4 Conservative lawmakers lashed out at Germany's economy minister on Tuesday for attacking Deutsche Bank's chief executive, saying the minister's job was to support the country's biggest bank, not talk it down. Sigmar Gabriel, the economy minister and leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats, criticised Deutsche Bank CEO John Cryan for blaming speculators when the bank's share price plunged last week.

Press Digest – Wall Street Journal – Sept 6


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The Latest: US, France, Germany discuss Ukraine at G-20

The leaders of the U.S., France and Germany are taking a time away for economic talks in China to discuss the situation in Ukraine. The White House says President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit to review the status of the conflict.

Economic summit opens amid sluggish growth, trade disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping called Sunday for leaders of the United States, Germany and other major economies to resist pressure to raise trade barriers as they opened a summit amid sluggish global growth and disputes over China's steel exports and Apple's Irish tax bill. China made trade a theme of the Group of 20 meeting even as Beijing faces complaints it is flooding world markets with low-cost steel, fueling demands for trade curbs.

When to talk and when to walk

In the spring of 2014, after Russia annexed the Crimea, the German chancellor Angela Merkel took to the air. She jetted some 20,000 km around the globe, visiting nine cities in seven days - from Washington to Moscow, from Paris to Kiev - holding one meeting after another with key world leaders in the hope of brokering a peace-deal.

Headaches accumulate for Angela Merkel

Resentment of open-door immigration is growing across the Western nations, and Hillary Clinton will get no tips, hints or reassurance from Angela Merkel . The German chancellor has unique immigration headaches, and they arrived through an open door much like the one that Barack Obama wants to leave as his legacy and that Hillary promises to keep if she returns to the White House, this time as the president.

Headaches accumulate for Angela Merkel

Resentment of open-door immigration is growing across the Western nations, and Hillary Clinton will get no tips, hints or reassurance from Angela Merkel . The German chancellor has unique immigration headaches, and they arrived through an open door much like the one that Barack Obama wants to leave as his legacy and that Hillary promises to keep if she returns to the White House, this time as the president.

Angela Merkel: Migrants Did Not Bring Radical Terrorism to Germany


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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a campaign event on Wednesday evening, that there is no relationship between the influx of some one million migrants and refugees into Germany in the past year and the incidents of radical Muslim violence in the country. She pointed out that Muslim radicalism as a phenomenon pre-existed the rise of Daesh and that even Daesh was there before the refugee crisis.

Pictures From Paul Nehlen/ Ann Coulter Rally-“Dump Paul Ryan” Is The Cry

On Friday, Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton finally gave a press conference-her first this year-to which, apparently, only black and Hispanic journalists were invited. And she promised Amnesty for all 12 million illegal aliens--plus an end to deportation of any more illegals who might decide to cross the border, a blatant call for more illegal immigration.

German attacks: Cui Bono?

Cui Bono, meaning 'to whose profit,' is a key forensic question in legal and police investigations: finding out who has a motive for a crime by carefully examining who will benefit the most. Tazeen Hasan examines who is the actual beneficiary from the terror attacks in Germany and elsewhere in Europe.

Independence Day – Across the Pond’

President Obama's domestic policies have done little to move this country forward and his foreign policy is a disaster. Sometimes when he speaks off-the-cuff without a teleprompter, he sounds downright awkward.

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel remembered at private service

Elie Wiesel was memorialized Sunday at a private service in Manhattan, as family and friends gathered and praised the endurance and eloquence of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and mourned him as one of the last firsthand witnesses to the Nazis' atrocities. Mr. Wiesel became an eloquent witness for the six million Jews slaughtered in World War II, driving home the enormity of what happened through several dozen books.

Breitbart News Daily Callers Celebrate Brexit, Credit Breitbart – for Bringing Us the Truth’

On the morning after the United Kingdom's historic Brexit vote declaring independence from the European Union, Breitbart News Daily's American listeners called into the SiriusXM show to express their solidarity with the people of Great Britain and their hopes for what this portends for America's populist movement in the November election. Callers offered jubilant congratulations to the United Kingdom on their "Independence Day" from the bureaucratic elites of the European Union.

Abe claims success as G-7 leaders back action on economies

From Left to right; Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Secretary-General Jose Angel Gurria, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, Laos' President Bounnhang Vorachit, European Union Council President Donald Tusk, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena, Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chad's President Idriss Deby, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, France's President Francois Hollande, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and Asian ... (more)

Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, stands with other leaders of Group of Seven industrial nations, from left, European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker as they pose for the family photo during the first day of the G-7 summit meetings in Shima, Japan, Thursday, May 26, 2016.