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Berlin: Obama, Merkel Stage Side-Event, As Trump Meets European Leaders

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/25/2017 at 5:30pm
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While President Donald Trump had a busy day getting all the 28 NATO partners on board the global anti-ISIS alliance, former President Barak Obama appeared at a youth rally in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The event in Berlin was organised to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

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Trump in Brussels: NATO Joins US-Led Coalition Against ISIS

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 8:30am 5/25/2017 at 8:30am
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President Donald Trump seems to have achieved a significant foreign policy aim ahead of his meeting with the leaders of 28 NATO member states. According to the reports in German media, France and Germany have formally agreed to join the US-led coalition against the Islamic State. “After sustained pressure from Washington,...

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European Union Opens Up to Ukraine

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 9:00am 5/23/2017 at 9:00am
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FINALLY! After 3.5 years of covering Ukraine I honestly never thought this day would come. The European Union has finally allowed visa free travel to Ukraine, giving the pro-West former Soviet Republic the freedom they’ve longed for. It’s one step closer to moving away from Russia. From The Kyiv Post:

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Merkel Threatens UK, Securing Borders “Will Have Its Price”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 1:00pm 5/18/2017 at 1:00pm
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In a rare move, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has threatened the British government with “consequences” if it were to restrict immigration from the EU member states after the country formally breaks away from the union. “If the British government says that free movement of people is no longer valid, that will have its price,”...

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EU Trying to Convince U.S. Officials to Drop Laptop Ban

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 12, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/12/2017 at 2:30pm
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Earlier this week, U.S. officials began discussions over banning electronics larger than a cell phone on flights to America from Europe as a way to deter terrorism. Our officials have already placed this ban on flights from ten airports in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Hungary, Slovakia take EU to court over forced migrant resettlement scheme

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 10:00am 5/11/2017 at 10:00am
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The governments of Hungary and Slovakia have filed a case against the EU’s refugee distribution plan. “Hungary and Slovakia have accused the EU of negligence and violations with regard to its decision to distribute up to 120,000 refugees across Europe,” German newspaper 

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Angela Merkel: The Big Winner of the French Election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00am 5/8/2017 at 10:00am
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Nowhere has the victory of the establishment candidate Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election been cheered more fervently than in Berlin and Brussels. Last night, President-elect Macron received a ‘warm call’ from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French news agency AFP reported.

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Marine Le Pen debate: “France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel!”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 10:05am 5/4/2017 at 10:05am
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“France will be led by a woman, either me or Angela Merkel,” Marine Le Pen said last night as she clashed with the pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron in the final debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential run-off. Le Pen’s statement points to the long shadow of the German Chancellor that looms large...

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“Centrist” Macron faces populist, anti-open borders Le Pen on May 7 Runoff

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 5:05pm 4/23/2017 at 5:05pm
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Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and Front National’s Marine Le Pen have qualified for the second round in the French presidential election securing 23.7 and 21.7 percent of votes respectively, French news agency AFP reports. Conservative François Fillon conceded defeat after getting 19.5 percent of the votes. Fillon endorsed Macron and called his...

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British Left Freaks Out Over Theresa May Calling Quick General Election

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00am 4/18/2017 at 10:00am
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British Prime Minister Theresa May stunned many British politicians on Tuesday morning when she called for a snap election on June 8 as a way to help her negotiate through the Brexit process with the European Union.

May had said before that she would not hold a general election, but opposition from...

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Truck Used in Terror Attack In Sweden, Several Killed

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 7, 2017 at 1:00pm 4/7/2017 at 1:00pm
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A man plowed a truck into a shopping center in Stockholm, Sweden, killing at least five people and injuring many more. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has called it a terror attack:

“Sweden has been attacked. Everything indicates an act of terror,” PM Stefan Löfven said at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

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Israeli 13-year-old firebomb terror victim Ayala Shapira tells her story to European Parliament

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 8:40pm 4/4/2017 at 8:40pm
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In August 2015, we ran a post by Anne in Petah Tikva about Ayla (Ayala) Shapira, an 11-year old Israeli girl horribly burned in a terror attack.

That attack received almost no media attention outside Israel.

Anne’s post was, This child #WasBurnedAlive in West Bank, but you probably never heard of her:

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Merkel, Hollande Push Back Against Theresa May & Brexit

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:30am 3/30/2017 at 11:30am
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Back in October, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that the United Kingdom might face a tough time leaving the European Union.

Those warnings have come to fruition a day after the UK delivered the official Brexit letter to the EU. Merkel and...

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Theresa May Signs Brexit Letter, Delivers it to the EU

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/29/2017 at 3:00pm
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The divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union has officially begun. Tuesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May signed the letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which allows a member to leave the union.

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‘No European…can walk safely on the streets,’ Turkey’s Islamist President Erdogan Warns Europe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 5:00pm 3/22/2017 at 5:00pm
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With the diplomatic row between Europe and Turkey escalating further, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan issued an unveiled threat to Europeans. “If Europe continues this way, no European in any part of the world can walk safely on the streets,” Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara, Turkey. Earlier, several cities in Germany and...

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Theresa May’s Brexit Plan Moves Forward

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 20, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/20/2017 at 2:30pm
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will activate Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process on March 29, which will start the two year negotiations for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. From The London Times:

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Dutch Election: Geert Wilders’ Party Places Second

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:30am 3/16/2017 at 8:30am
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According to final vote count tallies, Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s centre-right VVD has scored a commanding lead over his main rival Geert Wilders’ Freedom Party (PVV).

With 95 percent of votes counted, PM Rutte’s VVD won 33 seats in the 150-place legislature, down from 41 at the last vote in 2012. Wilders came second with 20...

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