Hillary once understood the Russia threat. Lobbying against a European pipeline would show she still does.
The agreement with Ankara is a kind of political success for Angela Merkel. It gives her much-needed room to maneuver within Germany, particularly after the rise of the right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD). By Barbara Wesel
Joschka Fischer, who was foreign minister in the coalition government of Gerhard Schröder, didn’t mince words when attacked the Greek policy of the current government led by Angela Merkel.
Hamburg is Germany’s smallest state, but the AfD’s electoral success there in Sunday’s parliamentary elections has three potentially interesting implications. Photo: Bernd Lucke, AfD’s leader.
Angela Merkel spoke out Sunday against the spread of anti-Semitism in Germany. After a summer when protesters at rallies against Israel were heard chanting “Jews to the gas,” the Chancellor’s speech was a welcome affirmation of the country’s best liberal traditions.
Via a court ban, Germany, the nation whose language gave the company Uber its name, has tripped up the ride-sharing service. And the umlaut got lost along the way.
By SOHRAB AHMARI, Berlin
Outrage over NSA snooping and Berlin’s reluctance to confront Putin have added friction to the alliance.
A commentary by Christian Gödecke, Spiegel Online
Over the past eight years, Germany has worked hard to transform its football team. Sunday night’s dramatic extra-time World Cup win shows that, while you can never plan for good luck, hard work and doggedness will go a long way in fostering it.
“The real U.S. offense isn’t the spying so much as doing it so poorly,” writes the newspaper The Wall Street Journal in an editorial titled, “Our Friends the Germans.” Please read the full text inside.
On the 65th anniversary of the Grundgesetz, or “basic law,” two important celebrities in Germany – German President Joachim Gauck and German-Iranian writer Navid Kermani – are calling on Germans to rediscover their pride in the constitution.