Denmark's public broadcaster cited nine unnamed sources in a report on the relationship between the NSA and the Danish intelligence service.
Joe Biden's announcement in support of waiving COVID-19 vaccine patents has raised eyebrows in other nations with powerful pharmaceutical industries.
Merkel got the shot in Berlin on Friday, following several German concerns over AstraZeneca's rollout, efficacy and reports of blood clots.
Obama joked that he would maybe also include Queen Elizabeth II "because she has a drier sense of humor than people think."
The German chancellor said she wasn't eligible because the vaccine isn't approved for people over 65 in Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposes Twitter’s decision to block President Donald Trump’s Twitter account. “The right to freedom of opinion is of fundamental importance,” Merkel’s chief spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said on Monday. The company said it had banned the president’s account because he risked inciting further violence after a mob […]
The incoming Biden administration has raised concerns about a controversial new investment pact between China and Europe. The pact has been agreed despite misgivings in the US and Europe about China’s human rights record and role in the coronavirus pandemic. China’s successful divide-and-rule tactics threaten to divide Biden from his […]
Germany will enter a stricter lockdown lasting through Christmas and into the new year, the chancellor, Angela Merkel, said Sunday. “We are forced to act, and we’re acting too,” Merkel said in Berlin, according to The Associated Press. As of next Wednesday, selling of alcohol outdoors and New Years Eve […]
President Donald Trump highlighted Germany’s spike in COVID-19 deaths in a Wednesday tweet arguing that Germany’s pandemic response wasn’t a model for the US. Germany still appears to be faring much better than the US, however, in terms of deaths both as a percentage of known cases and as a […]
Three European officials told Insider that President-elect Joe Biden, when in office, could pressure Germany to drop its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia. Nord Stream 2, which would transport natural gas from Russia to Western Europe, cost 10 billion euros to build. It had almost been complete when […]
On Friday, the German coalition government agreed to a new rule that companies with more than three board members must ensure one of those members is a woman. The rule also states companies in which the German government has a stake will require 30% of its board to be female. […]
Joe Biden’s defeat of Donald Trump caused widespread relief in European capitals. Berlin was particularly relieved after four years in which relations with the US badly deteriorated. However, Trump’s legacy has accelerated trends in the transatlantic relationship which means that transatlantic relations will likely never be the same again. Visit […]
World leaders congratulated President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Saturday after the presidential race was officially called by most major US media outlets. The messages to Biden and Harris were universally conciliatory and upbeat. Biden has been critical of President Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy and […]
Senior German politicians spoke out after Trump falsely claimed he had won the election and sought to stop election counts. Norbert Röttgen, told CNN that Trump’s behaviour “really is unbelievable and it’s really with great sadness to many, many Germans to witness this behaviour.” German defence minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said […]
Summary List Placement Hours after Germany announced that the nerve agent Novichok was found in the system of Alexei Navalny, President Donald Trump remained silent on the matter. The president spent a good portion of the day attacking his political opponents on Twitter, but did not take time to offer […]
Richard Grenell, the former US ambassador to Germany, said at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday that he saw President Donald Trump “charm” German Chancellor Angela Merkel. When asked about the comment at a press conference on Friday, Merkel looked mystified by the suggestion, then declined to comment. Visit Business […]
Countries led by women have responded to the coronavirus pandemic better than those led by men, according to a new study. The study of 194 countries found that “being female-led has provided countries with an advantage in the current crisis.” The research has not been peer reviewed. Male-led countries like […]