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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…





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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,…





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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…








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Understanding Ukraine’s crisis – USA TODAY

USA TODAYUkraine’s capital Kiev over the last 24 hours has experienced some of its worst violence since the former Soviet republic became an independent nation in 1991. At least 26 people have died and dozens…















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Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has presented a full…










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Kremlin Wades Into Ukrainian Turmoil – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA protester shouts in Kiev’s Independence Square on Tuesday, when Ukraine’s premier resigned and Parliament repealed new antidissent laws. Nur Photo / Zuma Press. KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s president tried to placate demonstrators on Tuesday…













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West, Iran activate landmark nuclear deal – Reuters

ReutersVIENNA/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Iran has halted its most sensitive nuclear operations under a preliminary deal with world powers, winning some relief from economic sanctions on Monday in a ground-breaking exchange that could ease a threat…


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US, EU begin sanctions relief for Iran – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWASHINGTON — The United States and European Union began easing some economic sanctions against Iran on Monday as Tehran announced that it has ceased certain nuclear activities that it agreed to halt as part…


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The clock starts on Iran nuclear deal – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMonday marks the start of the six-month nuclear deal between the United States, allies, and Iran. President Obama’s administration announced Monday that Iran has begun cutting back on uranium enrichment activities; in return the…







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