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A poisoned chalice in Paris

A poisoned chalice in Paris

PARIS, April 7 (UPI) -- There are three answers to the question: what should we expect from the new French government led by the former minister of the interior Manuel Valls.
Martin Walker

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, April 7, 2014.
By United Press International
Pardoned Russian oil tycoon met by son in Germany

Pardoned Russian oil tycoon met by son in Germany

BERLIN, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The eldest son of Mikhail Khodorkovsky has flown to Germany to meet his father, a former Russian oil tycoon pardoned by President Vladimir Putin.

Merkel -- Reigning or ruling?

PARIS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Germany's new coalition government threatens to leave Chancellor Angela Merkel, Europe's dominant politician, reigning rather than ruling in her homeland after the opposition Social Democrats extracted a stiff price for their support.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
By United Press International

Merkel: The dark side

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The adulation and euphoria surrounding Angela Merkel's re-election success is getting out of hand. The curse of the third term now lies in wait.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
By United Press International

Germans lawmakers reject minimum wage

BERLIN, April 26 (UPI) -- German lawmakers have rejected a proposal to establish a minimum wage for the nation's workers.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 7, 2013.
By United Press International

Nord Stream touted as EU savior

VYBORG, Russia, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Europe can't position itself as a major global competitor without securing natural gas from Russia, former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
By United Press International
It's France, not Greece

It's France, not Greece

PARIS, June 18 (UPI) -- The more that France and Germany dispute economic strategy, the weaker this divided Europe will be and the more difficult to save the euro.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

BP might walk away from TNK-BP

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- British energy company BP said it notified its Russian counterparts in joint venture TNK-BP of its interest in pursuing a potential sale of its stake.

Shake-up stirs TNK-BP

LONDON, May 30 (UPI) -- Investors said the latest shake-up at the board of Russia's joint venture with BP suggests a breakup could be in the works.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 7, 2012.
By United Press International

Israel to sign deal for sixth German sub

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20 (UPI) -- Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak is to sign a deal for a sixth Dolphin class submarine that will give Israel the most powerful sub fleet in the Middle East.

Berlin 'will sell Israel sixth submarine'

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Germany is reported to have agreed to provide Israel with a sixth Dolphin-class submarine after it looked like Berlin was prepared to scrap the deal.

France's next leader?

PARIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy will be looking over his shoulder at Francois Hollande, the man with the best chance to replace him in next year's elections.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
The real euro crisis

The real euro crisis

STUTTGART, Germany, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- It has taken a while but the real problem of the euro is just starting to command the attention of Europe's leaders. And so far no one can see a solution.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sept. 18, 2011.
By United Press International

Steinmeier fights uphill battle

BERLIN, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is fighting an uphill battle in his attempt to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor.

Germany lobbies for rival gas pipelines

BERLIN, July 8 (UPI) -- Germany has employed two former high-ranking officials to lobby for rival pipeline options to secure natural gas for Europe.
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