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The Anglo-German Alliance – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalOn Thursday German Chancellor Angela Merkel received the royal treatment in London, quite literally—she took tea with the queen. She addressed both houses of Parliament, too. Ms. Merkel’s visit to London brought into focus what she and British Prime …Angela Merkel cool on David Cameron push for EU reformsThe AustralianGermany’s Angela Merkel urges […]

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We Need Strong UK in EU, Merkel Says — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON–Germany wants Britain to be a strong player in the European Union, Chancellor Angela Merkel told U.K. parliamentarians Thursday, stressing the need for Europe to change with the times but giving no specific details. Ms. Merkel’s six-hour visit to …Merkel Warns Britain Not to Expect Too MuchNew York TimesAngela Merkel meets the QueenTelegraph.co.ukWhy […]

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The dispensable kingdom – The Economist (blog)

The Economist (blog)The German chancellor’s one-day visit to London follows days of optimistic briefing from Downing Street that she would help David Cameron in his attempt to placate backbenchers by repatriating powers from Brussels. Predictably, Ms Merkel’s comments did …Merkel beats wary path to London amid uncertain EU tiesBBC NewsAngela Merkel in London to address […]

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NSA accused of further spying on Germans – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerThe NSA has stepped up its surveillance of senior German government officials since being ordered by Barack Obama to halt its spying on chancellor Angela Merkel, Bild am Sonntag reported yesterday. Frank-Walter Steinmeier: Doubts over ‘no-spy’ deal.David Cameron hoping for Merkel support over EU negotiationsTelegraph.co.ukUkraine uprising: Russia’s Vladimir Putin promises to work with Merkel […]

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Britain’s Immigration Minister Resigns Over Hiring of Cleaner – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLONDON—Britain’s immigration minister has resigned over his employment of a foreign cleaner, an embarrassing gaffe for a U.K. government that has undertaken a muscular clampdown on immigration. Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said on …UK immigration minister resigns, admitting he hired illegal workerABC OnlineUK Immigration Chief Quits Over Illegal Cleaning LadyNBCNews.com (blog)Minister quits […]

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Britain and France seal armed drone tie-up – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukBusiness affairs took centre stage in talks between David Cameron and Francois Hollande on Friday as Britain and France confirmed plans to co-operate on an armed combat drone and nuclear power stations. The two leaders used their Brize Norton summit …British and French leaders disagree on EU reformBBC NewsCameron’s EU strategy dealt blow by Hollande […]

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Francois Hollande refuses to answer questions on private life – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFrancois Hollande has refused to answer questions on his private life during a press conference with David Cameron after being asked by a British reporter whether rumours about an affair were making his country an “international joke”. The French president …Cameron and Hollande differ over reforms to EUBBC NewsFrench President’s alleged lover nominated for acting […]

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Cameron urges EU against ‘burdensome’ shale gas curbs – Financial Times

Financial TimesDavid Cameron has urged European leaders to sweep away “burdensome” shale gas regulations, warning that energy companies will invest in other parts of the world if they are impeded in the EU. The British prime minister told an audience in Davos that …David Cameron: Britain can bring jobs back from abroadTelegraph.co.ukUK’s Cameron tells Davos […]

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David Cameron order inquiry into SAS link to Amritsar massacre – Financial Times

Financial TimesDavid Cameron has ordered an inquiry into apparent British involvement in the planning of the 1984 raid on the Golden Temple in Amritsar that led to the killing of hundreds of Sikhs. Downing Street confirmed on Tuesday that the prime minister has asked Sir …India Golden Temple: UK investigates ‘SAS link’ to attackBBC NewsBritain […]

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Obama Selfie? Really Helle Thorning-Schmidt Selfie At Mandela Funeral

President Obama can’t catch a break at times. Sitting with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron, it was she who initiated making the “selfie” (the new hot word for a self-portrait made with a smartphone) at the “festive” funeral for Nelson Mandela. But even with that fact, and her defense […]

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How 2013 became the year of the ‘selfie’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukThere seems to be no corner of the Western world left untouched by the creep of the “selfie”. This one raised some eyebrows yesterday. Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt snapped herself with Barack Obama and David Cameron during …Cameron’s Self-Taken Photograph With Obama Criticized by PapersBusinessweekObama critics focus on a selfie and a handshakeWashington […]