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‘Euro is Dead’, Germany AfD MEP Candidate Says Ahead of EU Vote

Nicolaus Fest, an AfD legislator from Germany’s Bundestag, has subjected the brochure “60 Good Reasons for the EU”, published by the European Union, to a “fact check”. In his analysis, Fest sees a stark contrast between how Brussels portrays itself and reality.

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Austria crisis: Will the right-wing and the socialists take down Sebastian Kurz?

A corruption scandal has Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz’s grip on power slipping by the day. With a no-confidence motion likely, can Austria’s right and left wings team up to boot the 32-year-old leader from office?

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‘We want nothing to do with you’: Salvini says Merkel and Macron ‘ruined’ Europe

Italian Deputy Prime Minister and anti-immigration leader Matteo Salvini has fired back after German Chancellor Angela Merkel claimed she wouldn’t let his party work with her in the European Parliament.

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‘As soon as possible’: Austria’s Kurz on snap elections following leaked video scandal

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed calling a snap election after the country’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Starche resigned after what he called “political assassination.”

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Austrian Vice-Chancellor Resigns as Video Scandal Shakes Ruling Coalition

On Friday evening, Spiegel published a video and materials dating back to July 2017, when the leader of the Austrian Freedom Party Heinz Christian Strache and his assistant Johann Gudenus met with an alleged Russian woman in Ibiza, who declared desire to invest a large amount of money in Austria.

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Germany’s Intelligence Agency Says Cooperation With Austria ‘Risky’ – Reports

A massive political scandal involving Austria’s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has erupted, promoting the senior official to resign.

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Austria Heading for Snap Election After Video Scandal – Reports

Austrian Vice-Chancellor and leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) Heinz-Christian Strache announced earlier his resignation after he was purportedly filmed discussing what was described by the media as contracts with a Russian woman months before the 2017 election.

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Calls for “Rejigging” EU’s Lisbon Treaty

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has told Austrian newspapers it’s time for the EU to negotiate a new treaty with stronger collective rules and tougher sanctions for erring member countries while reining in expansive projects, such as Macron’s proposed EU Army.

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Germany Plans to Cut Military Budget in Spite of US Calls to Reach NATO Target

Berlin’s failure to meet the alliance’s agreement to spend 2% of GDP on defence has been a source of tension between Germany and the US. Angela Merkel earlier pledged to boost military spending up to 1.5 percent of GDP by 2024. But the budget plan, introduced in Berlin, suggests that the expenditures will be decreasing […]

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US Envoy to Germany Threatens Nord Stream 2 Firms With Sanctions AGAIN

Washington has repeatedly threatened to impose sanctions on all parties related to or working on Nord Stream 2, with President Donald Trump accusing Germany of being a “captive” of Russia and urging Berlin to halt its cooperation on the $11-billion project.

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Mexico, Germany Oppose Interventionist Scenarios in Venezuela – FMs

MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) – Mexico and Germany oppose any scenario of military intervention in Venezuela, believing that it would lead to catastrophic consequences, the two countries’ foreign ministers said at the joint press conference on Thursday.

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Soft Occupation | Investigating America’s influence on German politics

IInvestigative journalist Jurij Kofner is a German citizen. To question the extent to which his country’s policy decisions are influenced by America’s agenda, he explores Germany’s post-war history to understand how relations with the US were formed. He also looks into the dynamics of the two countries’ cooperation under the umbrella of NATO.  Today, […]

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US Losing Global Leadership Role to Russia, China and Iran, German Media Claims

Earlier, speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, US Vice President Mike Pence boasted about “renewed American leadership on the world stage,” while talking up sanctions against Russia, tough tariffs against China, ‘confrontation’ with Iran, and US intentions to withdraw from the INF Treaty.

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German investments in Russia highest in decade despite Western sanctions

Investments by German businesses in the Russian economy exceeded €3 billion in 2018, marking the highest level since before the financial crisis more than a decade ago, according to the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.

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Berlin’s ambassador in Washington attempts to defend Russian energy majors from US sanctions

The German Ambassador to the United States has asked the US Congress to hold back new sanctions against two of Russia’s biggest gas corporations, as further penalties may put energy security of the European Union in jeopardy.

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