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Topic - Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to re-create a Russian sphere of influence in Ukraine, while President Obama is occupied with politics at home and in Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been intimidated like Mr. Obama, and took the wrong side against eastern neighbors by proposing European Union-Russian talks about long-independent states. Congress and Mr. Obama should help Ukraine retain free markets, and the freedom and democracy of their people ("Protests continue in tense Kiev as Ukraine tilts away from West toward Moscow," Web, Nov. 25).
Germans across the country are commemorating the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht — the night of broken glass — during which the Nazis staged a wave of attacks on Jews in Germany and Austria.
Edward Snowden's stolen secrets and the dismal failure of the rollout of Obamacare is giving electronic technology a bad name. But blaming high-tech tools is more of blaming the messenger. We have to work harder to master the secrets of the Internet, but the human element remains our biggest weakness.
Everybody does it, but nobody does it like Barack Obama
Edward Snowden, who fled the United States and obtained asylum in Russia after leaking sensitive National Security Agency information, said that he's more than willing to help Germany's investigation into America's snooping, a German lawmaker reported Friday.
A new report from Italy has accused the United States of wiretapping the future Pope Francis and eavesdropping on cardinals and other Catholic Church officials in the Vatican.
American farmers stormed Washington on Wednesday, telling a Senate committee they hope any free-trade deal with Europe would open the food markets they've been kept out of by that continent's politicians.
Why is the President turning America into an all-seeing surveillance state?
With European outrage over American surveillance reaching the boiling point, the White House on Monday recast the U.S. as the defender of not only its own security interests but also those of other nations across the globe.
A newspaper in Spain has issued a scathing report on the latest in the U.S. National Security Agency's surveillance actions, accusing the spy group of tapping into more than 60 million telephone calls in the country — in a single month's time.
What the Europeans are at last learning is something that it took Americans five years to learn; that Barack Obama is the master salesman of shiny but shoddy goods.
As outrage in Europe grows, lawmakers are defending U.S. surveillance practices — including phone tapping — and saying other nations likely engage in similar spying, even if their leaders don't know it.
Thanks to Edward Snowden, President Obama not only missed a big dinner date this week, but he's become the brunt of anger of world leaders gathering in Brussels.
An angry Germany demanded that the U.S. ambassador appear in Berlin on Thursday to address allegations that America's government had tapped into the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
President Obama on Wednesday spoke on the phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to assure her the U.S. is not listening to her phone calls, the White House said.
FILE - In a Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers a speech \at the German parliament Bundestag in Berlinin which she said the relationship between Germany and the United States as well as the future of a transatlantic free trade agreement have been "put to the test" by allegations of massive spying by the U.S. National Security Agency.
She told an audience of political and business leaders in Berlin on Thursday that she saw forming a new government as a "responsibility" that would require concessions.