Merkel faces conservative rebellion over German migration policy

By Madeline Chambers BERLIN, June 12 : German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a rebellion over migrant policy on Tuesday that risks destabilising her coalition, just as she is pushing European Union partners to agree a common solution. Merkel’s handling of the migrant crisis – which saw more than 1.6 million people arrive in Germany, starting […]

No solution in sight” to trade dispute with Trump, German minister says

By Joseph Nasr BERLIN, June 11 : Germany sees no immediate solution to the trade dispute with the United States, and Europe must act decisively in the wake of Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on metals, Germany’s economy minister said on Monday. U.S. President Trump stunned allies on Sunday by backing out of a […]

Germany should boost defence spending -defence minister tells parliament

By Holger Hansen BERLIN, June 8 : – Germany should boost defence spending because its security is at stake at a time of heightened threats around the world, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen told ruling lawmakers on Friday. During the Cold War, Germany spent about 2.4 percent of its economic output on the military […]

US envoy’s unorthodox diplomacy stirs stiff response in Berlin

By Andreas Rinke BERLIN, Jun 4 : Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by President Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Berlin after he told a right-wing website he wanted to empower “other conservatives” in Europe. The comments by Richard Grenell, a former U.S. spokesman at the United Nations and an outspoken defender […]

Nordlink cable to Germany may initially lower Norway power prices – Statnett

By Lefteris Karagiannopoulos VOLLESFJORD, Norway, Jun 1 : A power cable being laid between Germany and Norway may lower Norwegian energy prices in its first years as wind power in northern Germany at times cannot be exported further south due to grid bottlenecks, Norway’s Statnett said. NordLink, a 1.4-gigawatt interconnector that will begin operations in […]