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Trump’s Peace Initiative with North Korea Triggers Mainstream European Media

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 15, 2018 at 9:00am 6/15/2018 at 9:00am
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The recently concluded summit in Singapore between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un provoked sharp responses from the mainstream media in Germany and France. The official European Union’s response to the historic meeting was muted, with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, an avid Twitter user,...

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Italy Declares Victory in Standoff with German Migrant ‘Rescue’ Boat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00am 6/12/2018 at 11:00am
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Italy’s new government has declared victory in a standoff over a German-owned rescue boat that brought hundreds of migrants to its shores. Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused MS Aquarius, which carried 629 migrants on board, to dock over the weekend. Spain’s newly elected Socialist government accepted the boat, which ended the impasse.

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EU Wants US to Exempt European Firms from Sanctions on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 3:00pm 6/7/2018 at 3:00pm
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The European Union has called on the U.S. not to punish European firms that trade with Iran, German daily Die Welt reported Thursday. In a letter to the U.S. officials, the EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini “appealed to the...

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German Intel Report Reveals Extent Of Islamist Infiltration In Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 4, 2018 at 9:00am 6/4/2018 at 9:00am
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Islamist groups have adopted new strategies to gain influence in Germany, a report by the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg disclosed. Instead of taking on the powerful government establishment or law enforcement head on, they have adopted a ‘legalistic strategy’ to achieve their political objectives.

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Trump’s Tariff Decision Irks Merkel, Macron

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 4:00pm 6/3/2018 at 4:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s move to impose tariff on steel and aluminum imports from Europe has triggered sharp response from the EU, Germany and France. President Trump’s decision to apply the duties of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum was in response to long-standing European customs duties on U.S. imports.

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U.S. Allies Retaliate After Trump Imposes Tariffs

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 8:00pm 5/31/2018 at 8:00pm
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President Donald Trump’s administration failed to reach a deal with Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, which led the president to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Trump gave these three an extension when he brought up tariffs last month, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the administration will not renew...

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Israeli Report Reveals EU-Funded NGOs Linked to Terrorism and Anti-Israel Boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 10:48am 5/31/2018 at 10:48am
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Israel called on the European Union (EU) to stop funding organizations supporting terrorism against Israeli civilians and the boycott campaign against the state of Israel. A study published by Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs singled out more than a dozen European and Palestinian non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, that have received millions of...

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EU Moves To Block U.S. Sanctions on Iran

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12:00pm 5/19/2018 at 12:00pm
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The European Union is considering laws to protect European companies trading with Iran in the wake of new U.S. sanctions.

The EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced plans to enact a set of laws that “seek to prevent European companies from complying with any sanctions the US may reintroduce against Iran,” Germany’s state-run...

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New Migrant Surge Hits Greece Despite EU-Turkey Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 7:00am 5/18/2018 at 7:00am
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The European Union’s deal with Turkey is failing to stop migrants from crossing into Europe, German media reports suggest. “The number of refugees coming into Europe through Turkey has risen sharply,” writes the German weekly Der Spiegel citing EU officials. In the early months of 2018 over 15,000 migrant crossed over...

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EU statement opposing U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem blocked by “New Europe” Coalition

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 10:00am 5/13/2018 at 10:00am
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It is being reported by Barak Ravid of Israel’s Channel 10 news that Hungary, the Czech Republic and Romania blocked a joint European Union statement criticizing the relocation of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.

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US Envoy Tells German Companies to Wind Down Operations in Iran ‘Immediately’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 5/9/2018 at 3:00pm
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Following President Donald Trump’s decision to no longer abide by the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, has urged the German businesses to stop trading with the Islamic Republic of Iran. “US sanctions will target critical sectors of Iran’s economy. German companies doing business in Iran should wind down...

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EU Stands By Iran Deal Despite Mounting Intel

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 9:00am 5/1/2018 at 9:00am
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The European Union has come to the defense of the Tehran regime and the 2015 nuclear deal after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday revealed a cache of secret  Iranian plans to build nuclear weapons, almost three years after the signing of the deal.

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Merkel Headed for a ‘Cold Reception’ in Washington, German Press Fears

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 11:00am 4/24/2018 at 11:00am
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Ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s one-day visit to Washington scheduled for Friday, German media have complained about the lack of ceremonial pomp accorded to the visiting leader. German media outlets were incensed by the fact that French President Emmanuel Macron, who is also touring the US this week, was receiving an...

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EU Threatens Trade War Over Trump’s Tariff Plan

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00am 3/8/2018 at 11:00am
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Rattled by President Trump’s proposal to raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European Union is threatening the U.S. with a full-blown trade war. “We will now impose tariffs on motorcycles, Harley Davidson, on blue jeans, Levis, on bourbon,” Jean-Claude Junker, President of the European Commission, warned earlier this week.

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Anti-EU Parties Make Huge Gains in Italy Election, But Still No Majority

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 5, 2018 at 1:00pm 3/5/2018 at 1:00pm
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Anti-European Union parties made a huge leap in Italy’s general election, but no party has (so far) come away with a majority. This means Italy faces a hung Parliament and can take a long time to form a government.

The situation mirrors the UK when Prime Minister Theresa May held snap elections...

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Merkel Reaches ‘Costly’ Deal to Form Coalition Government

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/8/2018 at 1:00pm
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has finally reached a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD) four months after her conservative bloc failed to win a majority in German elections. The deal forced Merkel to hand over key ministries and make painful concessions to her left-wing coalition partner. The details of the final...

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Divided EU Won’t Back Abbas on Palestinian ‘Statehood’

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7:00am 1/24/2018 at 7:00am
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