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Malaysia Flight 17 and the decline of the West

Malaysia Flight 17 and the decline of the West

The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.
Peter Morici
Rumors of Merkel's retirement circulate on 60th birthday

Rumors of Merkel's retirement circulate on 60th birthday

BRUSSELS, July 17 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel began her 60th birthday Thursday with a serenade from a journalist and rumors she would soon resign her office.
Ed Adamczyk
Germany expels U.S. intelligence officer after spate of espionage investigations

Germany expels U.S. intelligence officer after spate of espionage investigations

BERLIN, July 10 (UPI) --Germany announced it has expelled a U.S. intelligence officer from the U.S. embassy in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the U.S.
JC Finley
Germany investigating second suspected case of espionage

Germany investigating second suspected case of espionage

BERLIN, July 9 (UPI) --German authorities are investigating another government employee suspected of committing espionage, marking the second such case in a week.
JC Finley
Amid fallout from U.S. spy scandal, China positions itself as Germany's economic partner

Amid fallout from U.S. spy scandal, China positions itself as Germany's economic partner

BEIJING, July 7 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel was in China on Monday for an official visit with Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang to discuss political and economic ties.
JC Finley
Germany to improve counter-espionage efforts

Germany to improve counter-espionage efforts

BERLIN , July 7 (UPI) --Germany, stung by the arrest of an intelligence employee suspected of spying, will move away from its policy of not spying on NATO allies, a report said.
Ed Adamczyk
Oettinger: Shale gas could meet 10 percent of EU demand

Oettinger: Shale gas could meet 10 percent of EU demand

BERLIN, July 7 (UPI) --Shale could eventually meet about 10 percent of the energy demand among European nations, European Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said.
Daniel J. Graeber
Germany arrests suspected U.S. spy

Germany arrests suspected U.S. spy

BERLIN, July 4 (UPI) --An employee of BND, Germany's intelligence agency, was arrested on suspicion of spying for the United States, the German federal prosecutor's office confirmed.
Ed Adamczyk
German legislature passes minimum wage law

German legislature passes minimum wage law

BERLIN , July 3 (UPI) --Germany's Bundestag legislature approved the country's first minimum wage Thursday.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukrainian President Poroshenko vows 'We will attack and we will liberate our land'

Ukrainian President Poroshenko vows 'We will attack and we will liberate our land'

KIEV, Ukraine, June 30 (UPI) --Hours after Ukraine's "unilateral ceasefire" expired Monday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced a military response to the unrest in the east.
JC Finley
Extended cease-fire for eastern Ukraine set to expire late Monday

Extended cease-fire for eastern Ukraine set to expire late Monday

KIEV, Ukraine, June 30 (UPI) --Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko extended a cease-fire for the restive eastern region beyond its June 27 deadline until 11 p.m. local time on Monday.
JC Finley
Germany cites security issues, cancels Verizon contract

Germany cites security issues, cancels Verizon contract

BERLIN, June 26 (UPI) --The German government has canceled its Internet contract with the U.S. telecommunications company Verizon over data security fears.
Ed Adamczyk
Kerry to Russia: Disarm Ukrainian separatists 'in the next hours'

Kerry to Russia: Disarm Ukrainian separatists 'in the next hours'

PARIS , June 26 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday Russia must demonstrate "in the next hours" it is working to disarm pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Merkel, Obama, and Rouhani show their enthusiasm for World Cup

Merkel, Obama, and Rouhani show their enthusiasm for World Cup

SAO PAULO, June 17 (UPI) --World leaders including President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel showed their support for their World Cup teams over social media.
Aileen Graef
Hillary Clinton praises female world leaders Merkel, Gillard

Hillary Clinton praises female world leaders Merkel, Gillard

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) --Hillary Clinton praised the ascent of female world leaders, notably German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Ed Adamczyk
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French President Jacques Chirac (R) kisses the hand of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they bid farewell to each other at the end of their tripartite summit, at the Chateau de Compiegne, north of Paris, September 23, 2006. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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Angela Dorothea Merkel (German:  ( listen); née Kasner in 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany (since 22 November 2005). Merkel, elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and chairwoman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2009 she led a grand coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005. In the elections of 27 September 2009, her party, the CDU, obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the CSU and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Her government was sworn in on 28 October 2009.

In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been major issues of her tenure.

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