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Achtung baby: Trump wants German cars out of America
German carmakers may be pushed out of the United States as President Donald Trump wants to stop them from cruising through New York, according to German magazine Wirtschaftswoche. It cited several unnamed European and US diplomats claiming that Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in April he would stick to his trad [...]
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Sick & tired of US foreign policy, Germany is pushed into the open arms of China
Germany has had enough of American foreign policy. Angela Merkel’s visits to Russia and China are a testament to that. On May 10, 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel openly said that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, hinting that the European continent would begin to “take destiny into its own [...]
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German Billionaire Vows to Help ‘Any European Company Do Business in Crimea’
On May 15, President Vladimir Putin attended the inauguration of a strategic 19-kilometer bridge along the Kerch Strait, linking Crimea to the Russian mainland. This key infrastructure project is a major step forward in bolstering the Crimean Peninsula’s economy, and encouraging trade and access to other parts of the Russian F [...]
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“Not a Problem”: Austrian Energy Giant Defends “Dependence on Russia”
US President Donald Trump has reportedly asked German Chancellor Angela Merkel to withdraw its support for the Nord Stream 2 project and allegedly promised to negotiate a new US-EU trade deal. CEO of the Austrian energy giant OMV Rainer Seele doesn't see a problem with dependence on the Russian gas, as, according to him, such de [...]
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EU States, Russia, China to Discuss New Iran Deal, Leaving US Sidelined – Report
According to Reuters' sources, the meeting will solely focus on the implementation issues and details of the Iran nuclear deal. Diplomats from Germany, France, Britain, led by senior EU diplomat Helga Schmid, and also from Russia and China, will be meeting in Vienna next week to discuss a new agreement with Iran similar to [...]
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Spend on schools or bow to US demands? German politicians debate NATO strategy
US President Donald Trump has accused Germany of not contributing enough to the NATO budget – but will German Chancellor Angela Merkel dance to Washington’s tune? Politicians on both sides of Germany’s political spectrum shared their views with RT. [...]
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Germany Starts Preparatory Construction Works for Nord Stream 2
The preparations have been launched just over a month after Berlin gave its go-ahead to the project. Engineers have started to prepare the construction site for the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline by the shore of Germany's coastal resort of Lubmin, a representative of Nord Stream 2 AG told Sputnik. [...]
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German Parliament Lawyers Brand US-Led Airstrike on Syria Illegal
According to lawyers of the Bundestag, the missile attack by the US-UK-France coalition, supported by the German Government, violates international law. The grounds that the strike was a retaliatory measure following an alleged chemical attack were dismissed as “not convincing.” [...]
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Trump not Putin is greater threat to world peace – German poll
More than 90 percent of Germans want better relations with Russia, while more than three-quarters think US President Donald Trump represents a greater threat to world peace than Vladimir Putin, a new poll says. Painting Russia as a boogeyman and a threat to the West has been the narrative of both the mainstream media and a numbe [...]
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Situation in Syria like ‘terrible sci-fi film’ starring Trump
The situation in Syria is like a "terrible sci-fi film" which is guaranteed to have a bad ending "if the main character is Donald Trump," the chairperson of Germany's Die Linke party said during a discussion in the Bundestag. The Wednesday comments by Sahra Wagenknecht of Die Linke (Left Party) came on the same day that the part [...]
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Germany’s loss is China’s gain on Russian market thanks to new US sanctions
Washington's latest round of sanctions targeting Russian business will cost the German economy billions of euros, according to estimates revealed by the Russian-German Foreign Trade Chamber (AHK). “The recent sanctions of the US against Russia may cost the German economy billions of euros in years to come,” the report said [...]
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Massive Nationwide Strikes Plunge German Cities Into Chaos
While protesters advocating a pay raise for public sector workers in Germany took to the streets for the second day in a row, the move has severely impacted public transport, hospitals and kindergartens. Public transport in several German cities was brought to a halt due to public sector workers' strikes which have gripped t [...]
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Germany Views Russia as a ‘Partner’ Despite Diplomats’ Expulsion
Although German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas positively assessed the decision of European countries to expel Russian diplomats, he still expressed hope that Moscow and Berlin will remain partners. The expulsion of Russian diplomats from Germany should be taken merely as a sign of solidarity with the UK and other EU member st [...]
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Russian gas pipeline gets green light from Germany as US tries to kill project
Germany has issued a permit for the construction and operation of an offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Germany in the Baltic Sea. “The BSH [Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany] issued the permit for this approximately 30-kilometres-long route section in accor [...]
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Germany’s AfD Slams Merkel’s Move to Expel Russian Diplomats over Skripal Case
The opposition Alternative for Germany (AfD) party criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to expel Russian diplomats without obtaining firm proof of Russian involvement in the Skripal poisoning first. The opposition party rebuked Merkel's government for its decision to expel Russian diplomats over Russia's alleged invo [...]
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