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Berlusconi: The musical is real but phone calls from Macron might not be
The Polish president fell victim to a prank call (not for the first time).
Germany’s Scholz: The way we deal with China must change
German leader noted that Beijing was veering back to a “Marxist-Leninist” political path.
Germany’s Scholz flies out under fire to meet Xi
The chancellor visits Beijing but faces criticism that he is prioritizing Germany Inc. over EU strategic priorities.
Liz Truss's personal phone was hacked by Russian agents. Top-secret negotiations between Truss and international allies downloaded
LIZ Truss’s personal phone was hacked by agents suspected of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. They gained access to top-secret details of negotiations with key international allies – as well as private messages she exchanged...
Olaf Scholz won’t dump China. Will Europe ever learn?
As Xi Jinping embarks on another five-year term, fears grow that Germany is repeating the mistake it made by getting too close to Russia.
Germany extends nuclear power amid energy crisis
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has ordered the country’s three remaining nuclear power stations to keep operating until mid-April, as the energy crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine hurts the economy.
German business chiefs clash with Berlin over China policies
When German business chiefs got wind last month of an economy ministry proposal to screen all company investment going into China as part of a raft of new measures, there was uproar.
Only 4 months before war, Germany claimed Russian gas pipeline posed no risk
Nord Stream 2, designed to ferry natural gas directly from Russia to northern Germany, ‘does not jeopardize’ gas supplies in Germany and the EU, according to controversial opinion by previous government.
How a retired MI6 boss, his Brexiteer friends and a celebrity Marxist became targets in Russia’s war on Ukraine
‘We’ve seen the Russian playbook enough times to know what it looks like — and this is it.’
Germany proposes joint European air defense system
Chancellor Olaf Scholz says the measure would save money and work more effectively
Olaf Scholz’s latest problem: Did he waive bank’s €47M tax bill?
German chancellor will face an official inquiry into a 2017 decision when he was mayor of Hamburg.
Germany’s nuclear opposition wavers as energy crunch fears rise
Green politicians are softening their stance but the party remains divided.
The World Economic Forum: heroes or villains?
In movies and television shows, we are often exposed to the story of good vs. evil. Typically the plot involves a hero doing everything in their power to stop the treacherous plans of the villain. We watch, we cheer, and we find satisfac...
Orbán’s culture wars divert, disturb - and evade serious repercussions
The Hungarian prime minister is sparking global outrage with his latest broadside against immigration, but remains relatively secure politically and needed internationally.
Scholz backs giving chance to Western Balkans on EU membership
German chancellor promises to help the region reinvigorate its long-stalled membership campaign, a move aimed at fending off Russian influence.
Ukraine invasion may be start of ‘third world war’, says George Soros
Veteran philanthropist tells World Economic Forum civilisation ‘may not survive’ what is coming
France's Macron To Start Term As President- With Quandaries, Challenges
Despite the ceremony, Macron's second term will only start officially when the first one expires at midnight on May 13.
Germany’s SPD calls on Gerhard Schröder to quit party over Russia links
Former chancellor says he has no intention of resigning his seats on boards of Russian energy firms
Emmanuel Macron has a grand vision for the West. Putin has exposed the limits of his influence
On February 20, Emmanuel Macron held a phone call with Vladimir Putin. Shortly after it ended, the French President announced he would broker a summit between his Russian counterpart and US President Joe Biden, on the condition that Russ...
Macron and Le Pen to go head-to-head in French presidential run-off
Emmanuel Macron (pictured) is hoping to be the first sitting president to win re-election since Jacques Chirac beat Marine Le Pen's father Jean-Marie in 2002.
Will western leaders cut and run as the costs of the Ukraine war mount?
The longer the war goes on, the more the early anti-Putin momentum could be stalled by political stresses, an energy crisis and the huge bill for military and humanitarian aid
Mother of Guantánamo detainee ‘still waiting’ for US and German apologies
New film sheds light on story of Murat Kurnaz, arrested without explanation a month after 9/11
How the latest Ukraine escalation split the EU
In light of the latest "Russian threat" to Ukraine, the European Union seems disunited
German government approves $2.48bn new arms sales
It took the new government in Berlin only weeks to approve arms exports worth almost as much as those greenlit by the previous cabinet over six months in 2021
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