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Libya Summit: Participants Agree to Respect Arms Embargo

Libya

BERLIN – World leaders pledge not to supply arms to the warring parties as peace negotiations in Germany unite all parties. Countries interested in the long-standing conflict in Libya have agreed to stop providing military support to belligerents for the duration of the ceasefire. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the …

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Erdogan to Travel to Germany for Talks in Libya on January 19

Erdogan

ANKARA – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is scheduled to pay a day trip to Berlin on January 19 to participate in the Berlin conference on Libya, the presidency announced on Monday. The Presidency did not provide further details of the trip. Erdogan’s planned visit, however, coincides with the day …

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German Security Services Want More Powers to Fight Extremism

German

BERLIN – Germany’s security services said Tuesday they’re seeking greater powers to fight the kind of far-right extremism behind last week’s synagogue attack, including requiring internet companies to report illegal hate speech to police, AP reported Tuesday. A 27-year-old German man previously unknown to police confessed to carrying out the …

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US has Chosen ‘Confrontation’ in Trade Spat: Germany

US

BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister is accusing the US of rejecting offers of an amicable solution in a trade spat and warning that the European Union could soon respond by raising tariffs on American goods, AP reported Friday. Heiko Maas said Friday that Washington is going down the path of …

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Climate Change Protests Bring Out Huge Crowds Worldwide

Climate Change

CANBERRA – More than 300,000 people turned up on the streets of Australian cities on Friday in climate change rallies, the biggest protest seen in the country since the Iraq War, The National reported Friday. Organisers School Strike 4 Climate said in a statement 265,000 protesters turned out at demonstrations …

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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns

Brexit

BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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Macron to Johnson: Not Enough Time for A New Agreement Brexit

Johnson

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron has declared firmly to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday that he does not have enough time to negotiate a new divorce agreement in Brexit, writes William James on Friday. On his first foreign trip since becoming Prime Minister a month ago, Johnson …

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Johnson Urges Merkel to Budge on Brexit

Brexit

BERLIN – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a deal, Reuters reported Wednesday. More than three years after the United Kingdom voted …

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