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Nationwide German poll: Merkel's popularity dips to five-year low - Deutsche Welle

Voters have doubts about Chancellor Angela Merkel a year after she assured the country, "We can do this," concerning the migration crisis. A new poll shows her popularity sagging as a populist party continues to benefit. Angela Merkel ...and more »

German leader Merkel faces voter rebuke on refugees in home state - USA TODAY

BERLIN — A right wing, anti-immigrant party stands to make strong election gains Sunday in Chancellor Angela Merkel's home state, a potential embarrassment for the German leader's liberal refugee policy. The vote in the Baltic Sea region of ...and more »

Merkel Feels Political Pressure in Germany as Europe Is in Flux - New York Times

BERLIN — A year after Chancellor Angela Merkel threw open the doors to hundreds of thousands of migrants, that fateful move is haunting her politically, opening her to a strong electoral challenge from the far right this weekend and complicating ...and more »

Germany to rebuild school as Italy's quake probe deepens - The Local.it

Germany pledged on Wednesday to rebuild a school in earthquake-hit central Italy as a probe intensified into why at least one primary school and other buildings collapsed, causing nearly 300 deaths. The offer was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel ...and more »

Germany's Turkey Quagmire - The National Interest Online (blog)

Germany's relationship with Turkey has never been so fraught. Diplomatic relations between the two countries have gone from bad to worse with little improvement in sight. The most recent cause of tension came on August 15 when a classified interior ...and more »

Does Germany Understand Its Own Strength? - New York Times

HAMBURG, Germany — Sometime during the night of Sept. 4, 2015 — a year ago this weekend — Chancellor Angela Merkel made a simple, historic decision. Because she didn't want to become responsible for violence and possibly death at her country's ...and more »

Europe migrant crisis: Angela Merkel isolated on refugees - The Australian

One year after opening Germany's doors to a mass influx of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel insists she was right and has stuck to her message that “we can do it”. But while the bold move won her the gratitude of those fleeing war and misery, and ...and more »

German gov't: No normalized relations with Iran regime until it recognizes Israel - Jerusalem Post Israel News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speak before a lunch as part of a one day governmental meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 16, 2016. (photo credit: REUTERS). BERLIN – Germany's ...and more »

Merkel admits mistakes made in Germany, EU with refugee crisis - Business Insider

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other European Union countries turned a blind eye to the refugee crisis building on its external borders for too long, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a German newspaper interview to be published on Wednesday. Merkel ...and more »

East is east - The Economist

“WHEN the end of the world is nigh,” Otto von Bismarck allegedly said, “I will move to Mecklenburg, because everything happens 50 years later there.” Even locals agree that the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania will always be a ...and more »