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Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor
Nov20

Merkel says she will seek 4th term as German chancellor

Angela Merkel announced on Sunday she wants to run for a fourth term as German chancellor in next year’s election, a sign of stability after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president.Despite a voter backlash over her open-door migrant policy, the 62-year old conservative...

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet
Nov20

Obama, Putin about Syria and Ukraine in quick summit meet

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin spoke for around four minutes on Sunday at the APEC summit about Syria and Ukraine, in what is likely to be their last in-person meeting before Obama leaves office.The two men met at the start of the summit meeting in Lima, Peru’s capital. They exchanged pleasantries and...

German Chancellor Merkel to Seek Fourth Term
Nov20

German Chancellor Merkel to Seek Fourth Term

BERLIN — Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor in general elections next year, the German news agency dpa reported Sunday. Dpa, citing sources at the Berlin headquarters of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party, reported that the 62-year-old chancellor also will run to be re-elected as the party’s chairwoman...

Report: German Chancellor Merkel’s to seek fourth term
Nov20

Report: German Chancellor Merkel’s to seek fourth term

Angela Merkel will seek a fourth term as Germany’s chancellor in general elections next year, the German news agency dpa reported Sunday. Dpa, citing sources at the Berlin headquarters of Merkel’s Christian Democrat party, reported that the 62-year-old chancellor also will run to be re-elected as the party’s chairwoman when it...

Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump
Nov18

Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump

President Barack Obama used a meeting with key European leaders Friday to urge them to work with the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump and to discuss steps necessary to resolve the conflicts in Syria and eastern Ukraine. This was revealed by the White House. Obama’s meeting with the leaders of Germany, Britain, France,...

Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia
Nov18

Obama, EU leaders agree to stick together, stay tough on Russia

U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders on Friday underscored the importance of working together in NATO and chided Russia for its bombing of Syria and failure to implement a Ukrainian peace accord.The White House statement followed a meeting at which Obama sought to reassure his counterparts from Germany, Britain, Spain, Italy and...

Obama to Trump: Stand up to Putin and Russia
Nov17

Obama to Trump: Stand up to Putin and Russia

Offering pointed foreign policy advice to his successor, President Barack Obama expressed hope Thursday that President-elect Donald Trump will stand up to Russia when it deviates from U.S. “values and international norms.” Obama said Trump should not simply “cut some deals” with Vladimir Putin when convenient. Obama, in a...

Putin Withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
Nov16

Putin Withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the Kremlin’s...

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court
Nov16

Putin withdraws Russia from International Criminal Court

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which rules on such grave charges as genocide and crimes against humanity. Russia in 2000 signed the Rome treaty that established the Hague-based court but never ratified it. Putin’s decree, published on the...

EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security
Nov14

EU Ministers Reaffirm Iran Deal, Seek More Regional Security

Top EU diplomats are calling for more robust European defense and a greater European voice in world affairs as Donald Trump — whose isolationist, protectionist promises have worried many in Europe — prepares to assume the U.S. presidency. With many question marks around Trump’s foreign policy plans, EU foreign ministers agreed Monday at...

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