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Why Merkel had an expressionist's works removed from the Chancellery

Was Emil Nolde a Nazi painter? Merkel’s decision to remove his works from the Chancellery reignites a debate on the German expressionist’s art, even though his troubled past is nothing new.It shows a huge wave spraying white foam, falling onto a dark ocean. On the horizon, low-hanging blood-red clouds intensify the drama. Breaker, a painting …

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Can Merkel press Saudi authorities on women’s rights?

German Chancellor Merkel has arrived in the Saudi port city of Jeddah to hold talks with the kingdom’s authorities. Women’s rights are high on her agenda following massive criticism of Riyadh’s UN women’s body role.German Chancellor Angela Merkel landed in Saudi Arabia Sunday on a one-day official visit. She will hold talks with the Saudi …

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Merkel to talk business during trip to oil-rich nations

During her trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the German chancellor is to have talks about larger economic cooperation. Her hosts have seen their domestic economies suffer from dropping oil prices.Chancellor Angela Merkel is traveling to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates from April 30 to May 1. The Saudi Arabia …

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The ending of a beautiful friendship?

Trump does not only want to build real walls, he also wants to isolate the USA economically. Merkel will seek to fend off his plans when she visits Washington – and that is not only in her interest.Ever since Donald Trump’s inauguration, many economists have feared that his stance on foreign trade could trigger an …

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What German industry expects of Merkel’s visit to US

German industry leaders have said they’re optimistic about the outcome of a planned meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump in the US. They hope current tensions can be defused.The head of the Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), Ingo Kramer, told German broadcaster ZDF on Monday he was full of …

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Please stay calm, right-wing politicians are happy now, and thank you, Merkel

On Monday in the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in Berlin, while families enjoyed the last Sunday before Christmas and the scent of cinnamon, sugar, and cardamom filled the air, a stolen lorry pierced the tranquil environment killing nine people and injuring dozens more. At the time of writing this everything was still uncertain, however social media …

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Sieren’s China: Keeping cool

It was perhaps her most difficult trip to China yet, but Chancellor Merkel was able to smooth over the differences. Despite bones of contention, the bilateral relationship remains pragmatic, says DW’s Frank Sieren.

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Opinion: The year of last chances

All EU states should finally join the plan to tackle the migration crisis, says Jean-Claude Juncker. But his recent speech revealed both his frustration and Merkel’s increasing isolation, writes DW’s Max Hofmann.

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Arabs’ sexual harassment in Germany and its effect on Merkel’s plans

The sexual harassment incident in Cologne, Germany on New Year’s Eve resulted in massive shock in the European community. About 1,000 immigrants of Arab origins gathered to practice mass harassment, which has become widely commonplace in Arab and Islamic countries. They separated the women in circles, with a detailed plan to isolate them so they could harass …

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Merkel: We are crying with France

In the wake of the devastating Paris attacks, the German chancellor has offered her condolences. Standing in solidarity with France, she has called for a fight against terrorism in both words and deeds. On Saturday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the nation in a swift press conference with one message: Germany stands in solidarity …

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German parliament passes anti-doping law

German lawmakers have passed a law against doping, providing for jail terms for offending athletes. This came as the IAAF was set to decide whether to take action against the Russian federation over doping allegations. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s grand coalition government used its large majority in the lower house, the Bundestag, to easily pass the …

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EU to hold special summit with Turkey on refugee crisis

EU officials have announced they will hold talks with Ankara over ways to help stem the migrants crisis. Brussels has been courting Turkey’s government as it struggles to cope with the influx of refugees into Europe. European leaders, including EU President Donald Tusk and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said they will meet with Ankara to …

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg promises Merkel action on hate speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has received assurances from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that the company will combat racist comments on the Internet. They met on the sidelines of a UN development summit. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday promised German Chancellor Angela Merkel that his company would work on measures to combat racist and hateful …

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Merkel’s reasons for accepting refugees

  There is no doubt that Germany’s stakes went up when it opened the door to become a new welcoming home to more than a million refugees, particularly from Syria. Unlike what many believe, among those refugees there are many who are not Syrian. Merkel opened the door to a million refugees, knowing very well …

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