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Opposition Wins German State Election

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s center-left opposition has won a razor-thin victory in a regional election that is seen as a test for Chancellor Angela Merkel eight months before nationwide legislative elections. The opposition Social Democrats and Greens won a one-seat majority over Ms. Merkel’s center-right coalition in Sunday’s election in Lower Saxony state. Ms. Merkel described the defeat […]

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Opposition Wins German State Election

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Germany’s center-left opposition has won a razor-thin victory in a regional election that is seen as a test for Chancellor Angela Merkel, eight months before nationwide legislative elections. With most of the votes counted in the northern state of Lower Saxony Sunday, German media reported the opposition Social Democrats and Greens had a one seat […]

Germans Vote in Regional Election

Posted January 20th, 2013 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Germans are voting in a regional election that is seen as a test for Chancellor Angela Merkel, eight months before nationwide legislative elections. Polls opened Sunday in the northern state of Lower Saxony, which is governed by state premier David McAllister of Ms. Merkel’s center-right alliance. Analysts say the race has narrowed to a virtual […]

Germany, Russia Clash on Human Rights

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clashed Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the two-year jail sentences imposed on two members of the female punk band Pussy Riot for performing an anti-Putin song in a Moscow cathedral. Visiting the Kremlin for a Russian-German business forum, Chancellor Merkel expressed Germany’s concern about the passage of laws in […]

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Germany Gets Tough On Putin’s Russia

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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German lawmakers are set to debate a motion urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to push for more democracy in Russia when she meets with President Vladimir Putin next week in Moscow. Germany’s Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, will present a resolution Friday focusing on Mr. Putin’s confrontational course toward government critics. Ms. Merkel’s center-right coalition […]

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Germany Gets Tough On Putin’s Russia

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 9:05 pm (UTC-5)
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German lawmakers are urging Chancellor Angela Merkel to push for more democracy in Russia when she meets with President Vladimir Putin next week in Moscow. On Friday, Germany’s Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, is set to debate a motion focusing on Mr. Putin’s confrontational course toward government critics. Ms. Merkel’s center-right coalition will present […]

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Germany Opens Memorial to Roma Holocaust Victims

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is inaugurating a memorial to thousands of victims of the Holocaust who were ethnic Roma. Ms. Merkel opens the memorial Wednesday in Berlin, the German capital. The circular pool is located across the street from the German parliament building. The Nazis deemed the Roma, like the Jews, to be genetically inferior. […]

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German Court Convicts 10 Somalis of Piracy

Posted October 19th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A German court has convicted 10 Somalis, in the country’s first piracy trial in centuries. The court in Hamburg sentenced the men to prison terms of between two and seven years each. The Somalis were arrested by the Dutch navy in 2010 after they hijacked a German container ship off the Horn of Africa. Defense […]

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IMF, Germany Disagree on Greek Debt

Posted October 12th, 2012 at 2:45 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rebuffed a call by the International Monetary Fund to give Greece more time to meet its budget-cutting goals. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble conveyed the chancellor’s comment Friday at the IMF annual meeting in Tokyo, in response to a suggestion by IMF chief Christine Lagarde that Greece may need two […]

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Germany Charges Suspected Russian Spies with Espionage

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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German prosecutors say they have indicted two people suspected of spying for Russia on Germany, the European Union, and NATO. Federal prosecutors announced this week that the pair, known only as Andreas and Heidrun A., have been charged with espionage. The couple is alleged to have spent more than 20 years in Germany, communicating with […]

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