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Angela Merkel's Challenge to Europe - Project Syndicate

The German chancellor's recent speech, at a campaign stop near Munich, in which she called on Europeans to "take our fate into our own hands," did not amount to a rejection of Europe's transatlantic alliance with the US. But it could have far-reaching ...and more »

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron Unite Behind Paris Accord - New York Times

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, adding her voice to a global chorus of defiance and criticism after President Trump said he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, expressed profound regret at the decision ...and more »

Merkel's harsh words on Brexit played to her German audience – but the UK should still take note - New Statesman

Merkel may find it hard to stomach Trump but she will not be wishing away US military power from Europe with any relish. By John Bew · Print HTML. Germans have elections, too. It was at a campaign event in Bavaria that the German chancellor, Angela ...and more »

China, Germany agree to speed up talks on China-EU investment agreement, enrich bilateral ties - Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his German counterpart Angela Merkel meet reporters at a joint press conference in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo). BERLIN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- China and Germany have agreed to speed up negotiations on a ...and more »

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets Merkel in Berlin as Europe pivots to Asia - Deutsche Welle

In a week during which a Europe-US rift seems to be deepening, the Chinese premier became the second major Asian leader to arrive in Berlin. Talks will focus on closer cooperation on trade and climate issues. Error loading player: Could not load player ...and more »

China, Germany pledge to forge closer innovative partnership - Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang speaks at a bilateral forum on innovation cooperation, which is also attended by his German counterpart Angela Merkel, in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin). BERLIN, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li ...and more »

Europe may no longer be able to rely on the US for defense against Russia. Here are its options - Quartz

Even before German chancellor Angela Merkel made her Munich beer hall speech on May 28—calling for Europe to “take our fate into our own hands”—the previous week's NATO summit had made it clear that the old continent was unhealthily dependent on its ...and more »

China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal - Phys.Org

China will "steadfastly" implement the Paris climate pact, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday, urging others to do likewise as US President Donald Trump was due to announce whether he will keep Washington in the deal. "China will continue to implement ...and more »

China Sees an Opening in Rift Between Trump and Germany - New York Times

BERLIN — Exit President Trump, offending almost everyone. Enter China, eager to talk. In a geopolitical whirl this week, the new American president had barely left Europe to face his Russia troubles at home before Chancellor Angela Merkel, the ...and more »

China tells Donald Trump there is an 'international responsibility' to act over climate change - The Independent

There is an "international responsibility" to fight climate change, China's Premier Li Keqiang has said in a clear message to Donald Trump ahead of his expected announcement that the US will withdraw from the historic Paris Agreement. Despite ...and more »