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Unserious Nation

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Der Blogger

How stands John Winthrop’s “city upon a hill” this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be “a light unto the nations”? To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues that have lately convulsed the public discourse of the American republic.

11/17 Middle East expert Karin Kneissl may become Austria’s next foreign minister

Edited by walterp on . Posted in News In Brief

Energy and Middle East expert Karin Kneissl may become Austria’s next foreign minister, according to press reports. Kneissl told the daily Die Presse newspaper on Friday that the head of Austria’s right-wing freedom party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, had asked her whether she was interested in the post presently held by Sebastian Kurz of the conservative […]

Coalition partners fail to produce breakthrough

Edited by walterp on . Posted in Kitsch

[caption id="attachment_49379" align="alignleft" width="250"] German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to the media at Christian Democratic Union (CDU) headquarters in Berlin, Germany, November 17, 2017. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt[/caption]

Germany’s would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night talks failed to produce a breakthrough. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives say they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.

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