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By Tammy Bruce
Team Obama's bizarre behavior helps Gitmo terrorists foil justice
Topic - Guido Westerwelle
Britain has struck out against pressure for the 27-nation European Union to centralize more decision-making as the continent tackles its debt crisis, with its foreign secretary insisting that Europe needs flexibility and not uniformity.
Turkey's prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end Syria's civil war, as NATO ally Germany backed the Turkish interception of a Damascus-bound passenger jet earlier in the week.
Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has been stormed by protesters and set partially on fire.
Germany has leveraged its economic strength to take the leading role in addressing Europe's debt crisis, but ironically it owes much of that success recently to the appeal of German products in emerging countries such as China and Russia — far outside its traditional markets in Europe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing by her foreign minister even as he faces mounting criticism for his reluctance to acknowledge the role played by NATO airstrikes in forcing the downfall of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.
A man wearing an Afghan army uniform opened fire on German troops working on a vehicle in northern Afghanistan Friday, killing two soldiers and wounding at least eight others, officials said.
"I would like to make this absolutely clear," he said, "we tell our Russian colleagues, 'Don't endanger the conference in Geneva.'
"We are concerned about the latest reports and news about delivery of weapons to the regime of Assad," German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said after meeting with Mr. Kerry in Washington on Friday.