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Understanding Cartesi with Augusto Texeria and Erick De Moura

The Bitcoin Podcast

05:05 min | Last month

Understanding Cartesi with Augusto Texeria and Erick De Moura

"What is cortege? What does it? What does it do? Why is it differentiated from other projects in the space? A. High level like your. Quick, pit dive into details. Right right. So high is that we? We saw the this deficiency around skill ability particularly around. Scaling Computation right because if you want to if you want to see blockchain's as a platform to run. Computation, which is probably the objective of. The and Another block chain of Sports Mark Contracts. A. Platform for competitions is quite precarious in indifference on dimensions right now, especially different dimensions of skill ability. Of course, there are many problems that attack me skill ability in different ways. Which shows to tackle the problem of over how many Strickland's sections it can run per unit of time. So basically, Skilling competition, that's where we started from. But what's really differentiates us from other scaling solutions the fact that we. Also. saw that there was another deficiency that was often overlooked. Namely the ability for people to develop. Smart contracts or APP logic using mainstream software stacks or using. Resources Right. So if you if you're going to develop a War Japanese. Solidity. For instance, you're going to have a language limiting. You don't have gossips like the final system or anything that an os with give to you. So what if we could take? Let's say the West like Lennox and run it in a decentralized way so that that's Basically our most. Unique. Opposition here. That's why we are second lear that scaling computation Yo preserving the the security guarantees of the line blockchain like sheer we also providing Like a fool west where people can develop their. The logic. And how do you do that? Let's let's say like. How do you? How do you maintain the level one security while providing that scale like it's the seems to be a trade off somewhere. Right so so basically we are. We moved from global consensus local consensus, right so imagine that you have the APP. If you're thinking about the the aucoin that's on the blockchain, you need basically the consensus of everybody because everybody's using is involving the ledger. Now. If let's say, let's take another radical exemplify wants to develop a chess game on the blockchain and I play chess with you. Right we are to only people that are interested in that in that match. Then thousand people running full knows they're not really caring much about what you're doing who is winning that game. So in that case, when you have a local consensus, it's much cheaper to just have the people that are involved that they're interested in in the in the competition, the results of. What is happening there to validate? Or to participate in whatever is going on for that yet. So So. What you do is that that you basically you allow the blockchain vice computations that are basically Lennox virtual machines they have. A boot, a file system by Dr They have an input tribe. They have a program that they're gonNA run and they have an output drive. So this basically specified on chain We can explain that for later on but these competition runs off chain on the on the van. And because if Yemen is fully deterministic self contained and it also produces miracle proofs. Of the. Of the states and the Merckel tree route to hash of its entire state. We you are I able to Make sure that all violating notes gets the same state at the end of the computation. And if they happen. To. Disagree Right. then. Another data can can start disputes. And proved to the blockchain, that's the first civility was. Involved in a fraud or cheating the result of the competition. So it's basically an optimistic approach von Daters glamour would would claim a result for consultation. And if someone happened to disagree with that result they can. Keep. Proved to the blockchain. Vets. Honest. Solution is. Actually true and enforce it in the blockchain.

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Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say

TIME's Top Stories

04:20 min | 2 months ago

Aleksei Navalny Out of a Coma and Responsive, German Doctors Say

"Poisoned Russian opposition leader Alexey Navales condition has improved allowing doctors to take him out of an induced coma. The German hospital treating him said, Monday Navan any of high profile critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was flown to Germany last month after falling ill on August twentieth on a domestic flight in Russia. German chemical weapons experts say tests show the forty, four year old was poisoned with the Soviet era nerve agent prompting the German government last week to demand that Russia investigate the case. The patient has been removed from his medically induced coma and is being weaned off mechanical ventilation. Sherry t hospital said in a statement. He is responding to verbal stimuli. It remains to early to gauge the potential long-term effects off his severe poisoning. It added that the decision to publicly released details of his condition was made in consultation with Navales wife. Nirvana had been in an induced coma and the Berlin hospital since he was flown to Germany on August twenty seconds for treatment news of his gradual recovery came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office indicated that she might be willing to rethink the fate of a controversial German Russian gas pipeline project a sign of Berlin growing frustration over Moscow's stonewalling about the case. German authorities said last week that tends showed proof without doubt that Nevada any was poisoned with a chemical nerve agent from the Nova Chalk group British authorities identified the Soviet Era Nova Chuck as the poison used on former Russian spy Sergei script. Paul and his daughter in England in two thousand eighteen. Russia. has denied the Kremlin was involved in poisoning. All knee and accused Germany failing to provide evidence about the poisoning that it requested in late. August. German. Foreign Minister Heiko Moss said Sunday that the Russian reaction could determine whether Germany changes its long-standing backing for the Nord Stream two pipeline which brings Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea bypassing Ukraine. The chancellor also believes that it's wrong to rule anything out MERCKEL spokesman Stephane. Siebert told reporters Monday after being asked about mosses comments. Previously Merckel had insisted on decoupling the of all case from the pipeline project which the US strongly opposes in August three US Republican senators threatened sanctions against the operator of a Baltic. Seaport located in Merkel's parliamentary constituency for its role as a staging post for ships involved in building Nordstrom to Siebert caution that it was premature to expect Moscow response to the matter within a few days. But made it clear that Berlin wants answers soon? I can't express a clear time-limited station except that we are certainly not talking about months or the end of the year he said. German diplomats rejected the Russian suggestion that Berlin was to blame for any delay in investigating the case noting that navalny was I treated for suspected poisoning in the Siberian city of. On August twentieth. All evidence witnesses, traces, and so forth are in the place where the crime was committed presumably somewhere in Siberia said German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christopher Burger. The CO leader of Germany's opposition Green Party Robert Habat called on the government to take a stronger stance and buried the pipeline. The project divide Europe it is economically nonsensical and oversized, and it is wrong in security policy terms harbut said. Completing it would mean that Russia can do what it wants. This signal must not be sad. Mikhail Lubinov. The Russian envoy international organizations in Vienna voiced suspicions about the timing of demands to link the pipeline with an ovonic. Ace. Suspicious Coincidence Nevada case and the final stage of Nord Stream two construction which some states desperately wants to be closed I am not fond of conspiracy theories, but it is obvious that the tragic events with the Volney are very timely and helpful for opponents of Ns to he tweeted.

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EU Agrees To Relief Package In Grants, Loans To Bail Out Pandemic-Battered Economies

WSJ What's News

03:45 min | 4 months ago

EU Agrees To Relief Package In Grants, Loans To Bail Out Pandemic-Battered Economies

"The European Union is hoping and out of the box approach will bring some economic stability to the region during the pandemic leaders agreed to a two point one trillion dollar package. What makes this different is for the first time it's offering hundreds of billions of dollars in common debt for more on this game changing agreement. We're bringing in our Brussels bureau chief Dan Michaels Dan. Thanks for being here. My pleasure Dan in our reporting we have called this. Relief package unprecedented. This is a big shift. Perhaps in the way that the EU in the past has really shown it's fiscal power. Indeed this is a dramatic shift for the EU because you members until very recently have avoided giving the central authorities in Brussels the power to issue debt or raise taxes but the economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus has been so dramatic that this was the measure that they have decided on to stop the worst impact of the the recession that is hitting Europe particularly in the most Hard hit southern countries like Italy. Spain and Greece. Let's talk about Italy. Spain and Greece in particular. We spend a lot of time looking at the hardship among those three countries in this case the EU is saying the needs there are greater and were showing priority to the region. What sends out most is that the EU is willing to grant to those countries many of these the same countries that struggled a decade ago in the euro crisis but at that time Germans and other northern European countries only wanted to give them low interest. Loans Italy this time as a people remember was the first European country to be hit by corona virus. Northern Italy was devastated by the Italian. Konami was really hit hard. Spain was also hit very hard by the coronavirus Nelson for Greece because our economies are so dependent on tourism and summer travel and since the global economy has shut down it really has been damaging to those countries and so the economic after-effects even as Europe has reopened have been quite painful. And that's what these these measures agreed to this. European summit aimed to address. Let's talk about the to power players. Brokering this deal French. President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel Merckel in particular has had this reputation of being very fiscally conservative yet. She's going out of her comfort zone. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shift here is one of the most dramatic elements of what's happened over recent days for more than a decade. She has opposed anything like grants to other countries She couldn't imagine giving her attacks. There is money to Italians or Greeks Spaniards with no strings attached. No interest payments. Nothing like that. But a combination of factors over recent months changed our view. One is a French. President Emmanuel macron lobbied her. Very hard on this. She saw how dire the situation was. When when CORONA VIRUS HIT EUROPE IN MARCH BORDERS WERE CLOSED? Supply chains shutdown. The economy can pretty close to grinding to a halt and there was a strong feeling that the EU itself could be endangered. She also. She's not running for reelection next year. She said she won't so that gives you a little bit more freedom. So she has over. Recent weeks made if not one hundred eighty degree. Turn quite a dramatic metamorphosis.

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Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track

Monocle 24: The Globalist

06:22 min | 4 months ago

Serbia-Kosovo talks 'back on track

"Now Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo's statehood since Kosovo unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in two thousand and eight, nearly a decade after a very bloody war dialogue between Belgrade and Prishtina began in two thousand eleven, producing some thirty agreements most of them, though a not observed, but after talks broke down a couple of years ago, the parties are communicating again with both the EU and the US weighing in well for more I'm joined by James, Kara Lindsay who's visiting professor at the NFC and author of the politics of recognition and engagement, e you, member-state relations with Kosovo James Let's begin with the US involvement. Where do we stand with this? Well. There was a lot of excitement that the united. States was getting involved in this process a couple of years ago. There was a sense Washington really wants it's gets are. Big International Agreement. This was going to be one of trump's moments of glory. That was going to get reelected. And so there was a lot of activity that was going on. By the United States role, the separate from the e U process switch continuing as you've noted since two thousand eleven. But recently it's basically collapsed in this collapse for number of reasons one because they would charges brought against the presidents of Kosovo. For War Crimes but also I think that we just up against the clock in the United States Rick. Grenell the US ambassador to Germany, who was handling this? It looks like he's going to be very involved in trump's reelection campaign, and as we know it less than four months to go before the US election. I, think the latest sellings way hand over to Europe is saying look I've. Got To be dealing with now, so the ball is very very certainly back in the European court now and there was a video summit on Friday chaired by the the the Cherry double-act Merckel macron. What what transpired? The the problem as Well. There's a whole range of problems. As again as you noted as being a range of agreements have been put in place over the past, a number of years most which haven't really been observed, but there's also been deep divisions within the European Union about what they want. Now there's been a number of proposals being coming forward a nice been suggestions that the President Sukasto vote and Serbia. Actually at one point very close to a deal, but controversially that would include some so the territorial swap and we know that Germany in actual fact Britain as well a very very opposed to this. The. Americans on the other hand seem to be open to the idea although they seem to be a rowing buckle now now. I'm so the probably essentially have is that we need a big picture secondments here and the Europeans have been pressing so small normalization agreements, which is all very well and good boots. As I'm saying I worked Cypress pathetic years, and these small agreements, a justice difficult to get into place, and even more typical in many ways to implement than actually spending time focusing on a big picture final deal, and so I think this is the real question about half now. Is it going to be back to try to get these piecemeal agreements that don't really work or all week in the focus on the big picture? Final settlements. Will really put this issue behind both Kosovo. and Serbia and of course that question becomes very urgent, because it looks as if the leaders of Serbia in Kosovo will meet face to face in Brussels later this week. Yes I'm I mean to be honest with you? I don't think anyone's really expecting that. We can see any big breakthroughs now. and I again. I'm I'm very very skeptical that you're really even knows what it wants. the IT could be a return to these sort of. These small bitsy talks which you don't get me wrong. These are important things that needs to be doubts which will make long foot for people in costumes survey much better. But like a Lotta people a my view is the you sold. If they were the big picture deal, anyway and so what you're doing is many ways wasting time on energy block treasurer on all these trying to get these small agreements, which in the end don't really get implemented because that fundamental big picture agreement so. I I think the big problem here is that it's it's. Europe's coming at the wrong way. I mean Europe officials as saying that resolution is the only way that Serbia and Kosovo seek to become members of the EU. Do you think that that's a big enough incentive? Well. I mean I. Get sent certainly in Kosovo there is. A growing realization something needs to be done so often. Votes Clayton dependency. The was that we go from. There was a we've got. The Americans behind US rebuilt the British the French recalled Germans. They're going to go out and tell. The world recognized Kosovo and in the first few years. That seems to be what was happening and we got to a point where about one, hundred ten or hundred thirteen of the one hundred ninety three members of the UN recognized. Kosovo But Russia and China refuse to recognize it, so that prevents full you and membership, but what we've seen in the past couple of years is Serbia's lobbied countries to withdraw that recognition of Kosovo is now recognized about ninety seven countries so I think in Prishtina this realization if we want to join the UN if we want to be a normal, fully accepted country on the world stage, we've got to reach a final deal with Belgrade. What is it that we? We can offer Belgrade. The Belgrade might be willing to accept. The trump is what it sink. President Sanctuary was willing to offer Belgrade's. The German said No. We're not willing to allow it to go that far because if you stop changing borders between Serbian, Kosovo. Even if this is consensual, you'll not problems north Macedonia and Bosnia so we we have a fundamental problem here of how we're going to deal with something that frankly speaking could be dealt with sally easily. If, there was sort of coincidence abuse amongst the Americans, the Europeans, subs and the Kosovo Albanians James. Thank you very much? Indeed, that's James Collins.

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France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:54 min | 6 months ago

France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund

"Earlier in the program we were hearing that the markets had reacted positively to merckel. A macron's US suggested stimulus package of a five hundred billion euros. Tell us more about this one. It's incredibly slow okay. So we've got in America. The two trillion stimulus that was approved weeks ago and and they're already on potentially a second stimulus package. The checks have already arrived in American households. Auto spending them. Hey we are in in the EU when the crisis device crisis hit a lot earlier than a hit in America and the dysfunctional EU is still debating whether or not we should you know whether or not money should be given to various households and businesses. So that's the first thing to bear in mind is how much slower the E. U. decision making body is to America at a time when America is as I said talking about a second. Massive stimulus package and the checks have already arrived to small businesses and households in America weeks ago here we are in the EU. And they're just now talking about it. The first thing. This is only Emmanuel macron and Merckel and Gla Merckel. This still needs to be approved by all twenty seven members of the EU and there will be a lot of Pysche back from the more fiscally or state North Austria's already said we're not signing up to this and this is all about spreading the fiscal burden across various European countries. So we've had a European a court in Germany criticize how the European Central Bank is acting with. Its quantitative easing program. This is the problem. The austere north does not wanNA found the profligacy south put simply now. This is not eurobonds where every country takes responsibility for say paying off. Italy's that this is not Europe bombs but many are regarding as an important step along the way of of of wealthy picking up the TAB foot less wealthy and far more indebted countries so as I said this is a five hundred billion funded. Pretty big number Not as big as the American money given out to be honest this is being regarded as he said very positively by markets and as a potential step towards Eurobonds. But just remember. Italy is the disaster. Here Italy hasn't grown for twenty years. Italy has eaten Olmos debt already and the end of the virus will have even larger amounts of debt something like one hundred sixty percent of GDP. This Y- is is is the country that could rip apart the EU for the time being Angela Merkel with her her deep deep pockets has decided to continue to back the EU and support the EU with this five hundred billion fund.

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Coronavirus: Germany shuts down borders, halts public life

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:36 min | 7 months ago

Coronavirus: Germany shuts down borders, halts public life

"We begin today's broker In Germany where people are being urged to stay at home because go with nineteen infection rates are rising. The country hasn't been as badly affected US off European power hoisted hoses like the UK France and Italy but there are fears that could change if lockdown measures lifted too quickly. Let's get more on this with on Rosenberg who is head of Europe and the UK at the political consultancy. Cigna M- Global an-and. Choice me on the line from the black forest in. South West and Germany good afternoon. How much has changed in? Germany changed since we spoke to you last week. Actually there's a lot of ambiguity about the fact if it has changed at all. There was a bit of noise yesterday because new data was released that showed that the infection rate has gone up somewhat marginally to one which is a measure that using here to see if it's going up or down and one or one point one is considered a dangerous state that could overwhelm the healthcare systems. But since the data was released yesterday there have been conflicting news coming out showing other numbers that actually show that it hasn't increased much. And that's just a normal fluctuations so all in all. I would say it has not changed dramatically yet so it is normal fluctuation when you look at those numbers until they they are not the same one all the time we see different reports. That's right that's how it seems at the moment however you have to keep in mind that the lockdown measures would just released a few days ago last week so in a way it takes at the minimum ten to fourteen days to see changes in infection rates because people have been stepping out more going more to shops etc. I would expect and a slight increase once the the numbers actually show the reality because just walking about over here at considered me say that there's much more activity on the streets. People are now going into shops more frequently. You even see kids playing with each other which they shouldn't be doing but you certainly see. That behavior has changed. Germans have been advised to stay at home as much as opposable is there. John's Berlin will still needs to rethink its next steps when it comes to easing restrictions. Yes there is a chance. I think that's not just the case in Germany. That said likely going to happen at one point throughout Europe. However the key thing about Jimmy's that these decisions are not taken on a on a national level for the most part Gemini is a Federal Country. Where with sixteen states where each state is pretty much responsible? For the lockdown measures it wants to implement and as a result you have very different measures and also some states. Favoring script lockdown measures over others for example. Bavaria has been on the forefront of very strict lockdown measures versus not invest fine which have been much Keno on prioritizing. The economy over health concerns. If you will so much disagreement. Has there been in Germany. Then over the speed in which. The lockdown measures should be east so over. There's an interesting shift in rhetoric occurring at the moment. Initially there was very strong support towards keeping the lockdown measures very strict. Everyone was in favor of that. I would say since the beginning of the week since the weekend that has been a clear shift in rhetoric towards the critics of lockdown measures becoming much vocal and everyone's starting to criticize the drastic measures and the impact on the economy arguing. That the deaths that we have currently seen do not justify the crippling of the economy. And we're hearing more and more prominent politicians make that point so even if you see an increase in infection rates. I think it's going to become politically more difficult for individual states and for for merckel overall to reimpose stricter lockdown measures simply because the the rhetoric and the discourse has moved on from where it was at the beginning Goodison. Could you tell us more about the situation? Merck finding herself in at the moment. So she has had an interesting few months obviously. She was a prior to the Kobe. Crisis in a very difficult spot with her party going through severe scandals and with the governing coalition being really close to collapse that was even talks about early elections. She has benefited tremendously from this crisis. Simply because this has happened across Europe by the way in times of crisis people want strong leaders. They do not want arguments between the opposition and ruling parties. So she has benefited from that. She has seen a surge in popularity whereas other parties especially the Greens and the IRA has seen quite a huge loss of popularity. And so she's been doing quite well but I do expect that we are now at the beginning of that popularity being eroded again and you can see that by the opposition voices becoming louder. Angela Merkel is due to discuss own thirsty as a matter of fact the next steps folded easing off lockdown restrictions with the state's premier's. What do you expect? We'll be destroyed them. Yeah so I don't think that. So many groundbreaking things are going to be decided. Some of the things. That aren't the agenda is to try and increase testing capacity further and also include new meshes in into that those testing results for example. They want to start to collect the people getting getting well again in in national figure something that they haven't been focusing so so much on they want to provide more financial support to 'em to care workers to healthcare workers. They want to increase a shorter works schemes. Germany has been quite helpful in providing salary support schemes for companies. They want to step that up and they're also going to increase the the ban on foreign travel. If you will so I think borders are going to remain closed for a little bit longer by the sounds of it Rosenberg. Thank you very much for joining us. Anna joins us from the black forest in southwest

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Amid Arms Race, Macron Offers Europe French Nuclear Wargames Insight

Monocle 24: The Briefing

06:32 min | 10 months ago

Amid Arms Race, Macron Offers Europe French Nuclear Wargames Insight

"The United Kingdom's departure from the European Union recalibrate Europe's politics six in all kinds of ways. One such and at this point pause to enjoy the rumbling caused by centuries of British diplomat spinning in their graves may have been to make France more powerful with the UK Gone France is the EU sole nuclear state and as such the E. U.'s only permanent member of the UN security. The council within the last hour French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken in Paris outlining an updated doctrine of deterrence while joined with more on this by Elizabeth the pro senior research fellow at Russi's modern deterrence project Elizabeth. What did President Macron have to say this morning he essentially reaffirmed? What every president every postwar presidents before him said which is Franz is committed to its nuclear deterrent. Now you may think that's. That's not a big big deal because which country would voluntarily give up its nuclear weapons but but this is a big deal because by focusing on on the nuclear deterrent than Francis desire and indeed intention to keep it and keep it as as as strong as as it is now it's essentially intially saying to the US France wants to play a larger role in Europe because so far the UK has been another nuclear power within the European in Union. Of course we have the US as well Franz to say now we want to play a larger role does the fact of the UK's departure from the a you. You make a difference to this really. Because isn't this something that would be would fall more under the ages of NATO which obviously the UK remains a member of it. Ah on the surface of it makes no difference because it to say it's not the handles all military matters even though the you would like to become stronger militarily tally but it is a symbolic It's a matter of political symbolism so France is really the the the strongest remaining power are within the European Union and in fact remains up to these remaining states. What's what's what to do with her combined? Military Essen against whom mm to defend themselves Of course NATO will remain by far the largest military alliance in the West but still there is a lot of room room for maneuver for innovation. I think that's what McConnell aiming and in fact he said that the US is an important partner. What's that Europe as said by by which we all assume he meant the European Union has to be able to act autonomously. Well well that is a bit of a signal to Washington. Did President Macron. Talk at all about what he perceives as the current threat. or or at least I guess specifically what he now thinks the deterrent is deterring. That's always a challenge with with deterrence And deter Berens That's you're never really sure with with this particular Tehran's nuclear weapons whom it is supposed to deter so the the only the only possible advisory Whom you could threaten nuclear weapons are other countries. That are heavily armed. So Russia does Europe need to deter China with nuclear weapons. It's unclear so it's really Russia it's interesting also Macro himself recently said a terrorism is the the biggest threat to Europe today so A threat against which I nuclear deterrent his more or less useless exactly so you can only deter a country with a strong government by using nuclear weapons or by telling them that you're going to use nuclear weapons terrorist won't be deterred cyber cyber hackers VAUGHN's been interred in fact he he will happily hathaway and possibly bring down your grid Your Electric Grid and other critical national infrastructure. It doesn't bother him that you threaten him nuclear weapons because he will know county will drop a nuclear weapon on a hacker but macron instill clearly believes the deterrent is important. Is this part of it. It's been a recurring theme of his presidency. There there is a desire. If you will to make France great again he does want to restore the idea. As many of his predecessors have been so keen on the restoring this idea of France fronts as a global power is is is he. Basically pitching himself was the defacto leader. Of A post dangle Merckel Europe he is and frankly there is lots of competition. There really isn't although it would be will be interesting. Just in a quick sign on it will be interesting to see what happens if in Germany. The Greens Emerge even stronger in the next election and and Germany and software with the Green Chancellor which would presumably be Robert Topic. Who is Ah Not at all keen on these ideas so Michael may have some competition than but with nuclear weapons. It's it is a a military tool but touch on top of that and maybe more importantly it is a symbol of great power status which is why all these other countries want wanted to India. Wanted it so then of course Pakistan don needed to have it as well and so forth So it's not about it's being of weapon that is going to be used anytime soon or even in in any distant future Richard but it is about great power status does as far as it's possible to tell. Does that play for him. Domestically with with the French people is there A thing you can tap into among the French electorate of this desire for France to be seen as a great power I think among any reasonably the large countries there is There is a desire to be seen as a strong country. We've seen here in the UK. Many people felt that the UK wasn't getting gifting enough credit as a as a major power in Europe was just being seen as some sort of middling power for a smaller countries are much happier with just being seen a small countries. And so I could tap into that I I don't think it will be enough for him to win. Over all those disaffected voters including the the yellow vests but Who wouldn't who wouldn't like the phrase make the UK great again make America great again or whatever happened to be

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What It's Like to Interview Angela Merkel

FT News

09:18 min | 11 months ago

What It's Like to Interview Angela Merkel

"Shortly before his departure as ft editor Lionel Barber was granted a rare interview with uncle. Michael who is also in the twilight of her career. He came into the F.. T. Studio to offer his thoughts on the long-serving German Chancellor Chancellor taking in what she had hoped her legacy would be and her determination to defend multi-lateralism a concept that in the age of Donald Trump brexit and resurgent Russia. Russia has never seemed so battled. I began by asking how she came across me interview. This wasn't the first meeting thing with her or the first interview. But this was the first interview with the Foreign Newspaper News Organization for a long time. And there's there's a reason for that because she's become a little bit beleaguered particularly after the refugee crisis where Germany had taken in more than one point in two million people in the space of the throw very year and I think she came under unprecedented attack at home so when I saw her I was struck truck by that calmness but just an edge of Cagey nece and I think that comes out a bit in the interview. Set the scene for us. Where were you you and Ms Merkel when you spoke in what was it like unlike the previous two interviews we will not in the chancellor's office and the reason for that is? She insisted that the interview was conducted through a translator and I was a bit frustrated because my German is pretty good. I'd being training beforehand just to refresh rush. But they are incredibly disciplined about what is quotable How the interviews conducted? That's the way the Germans aren't they don't do these free. wheeling interviews conversations that we in Britain are used to and I'm used to and so we met in the small cabinet. Open it office. That's next door to the full cabinet office with its view of the pundits. Talk the older. I started building In the foreground this this room is next door and you have a large window with a great view of the Tian where the zoo is and this massive green which was staring now on an panorama of Berlin and then a large table. And you know it wasn't intimate at all. There was discreet distance and we talked for. You've just over forty five minutes and then those bit of small talk for ten minutes off the record moving onto some of her political motives as she finishes out you right that. She's both determined to preserve and defend multi-lateralism. Did she tell you how both near term and in the future when she's no longer in power well we've got to remember that we'd better be careful that she's not leaving like me stepping down. After fourteen years at the Financial Times. She's likely to leave next year. I think when it came to her main statement defending Western values defending multi-lateralism defending international institutions and international cooperation essentially. She's talking about a Germany which is more engaged than ever. So within the U also within NATO I I think that's an important part active Germany not a passive Germany which contrasts with the American view. At least the trump administration view and I I heard that from trump administration officials where they took about Germany being an economic superpower with a foreign policy of Switzerland. Here in fact she does touch on the future relationships between Germany and the UK and Germany and the EU as Donald Trump threatens to punish the tariffs. What role does Ms Murkowski? Easy for you. Now she sees the European Union. She sees the twenty-seven members as the cornerstone of German chairman. Foreign policy the anchor if you like for Germany she sees the EU is both a vital single market for German goods woods as a focus of stability in dangerous world but also as a global standard setter an alternative if you like to the Chinese unease and American model and she talked about data in that sense where she says this is not just for private. Companies giants is for people to own. So she's she's really setting up. You're not in conflict with China and America but as an alternative way in fact it's Kinda complicated relationship between in Germany and China right now. Can you talk a little bit more about that. Well remember that China has been an enormously valuable export market four German companies for German engineering companies call companies chemicals oldest. Germany is being a great beneficiary of the extraordinary ordinary economic success story of China but China is moving up the value chain and that is beginning to seriously seriously compete with German companies and also gem companies that have been involved in joint ventures have had to give over intellectual property so this contest as people move up. The value chain is really weighing on Germany. The second thing to think about is that the advent of the electric actress call is also going to seriously affect German employment. I mean they could be hundreds of thousands of jobs going. There was a warning just a few days ago about this. So Germany having seen China as the great promised land and a great valuable opportunity. It's now seen as a systemic rival and competitor in a way that is quite different from ever before and in that sense by the way there is some common ground between Germany and America and German Um and companies in American companies. The difference is that I'm GONNA mackel doesn't want to confront China like Donald Trump. I think Germany going forward is going to find it much much more difficult. They've had an extraordinary successful decade and more fifteen years of prosperity the peace there was some terrorist attacks but not as bad as in France or indeed in Britain. But I think it's going to be more difficult for Germany and I think the chancellor realizes that what does the chancellor see her legacy as being. She's very sensitive about that. I asked her how she would describe. Gripe legacy remember that Canard. obno- who is the first post-war Chancellor of Germany. He was associated with a concept in German known as best been condone which is the anchoring of Germany in the West inside NATO alliance and later in the European Economic Community Ludvig hot was the we create chancellor of the Economic Miracle Helmet Kohl of German Unification Villi Brunt Ostpolitik the engagement with the East during the Cold War The communist east. But what was Makul's legacy going to be. She was on the defensive about that and said look that's for historians. I think she's he's nervous or little bit sensitive to the notion that she's being the sort of crisis manager. They've been good years but in the end should be defined by this huge gamble or if not gamble decision to allow one point two million refugees to come into Germany changed the whole face of Germany. She got a lot of support internationally for it was seen as a great moral gesture but in Germany she was abused as never before and Nickname of moti which mum mummy. That's gone she's seen differently now. In fact some of our critics described her legacy muddling through the wonderful German word for muddling. Through which is Deutsche versed in. which is it something like translated as is through the sausage in? It's going through. A sausage machine weaving away and she didn't like that because she's programmed for compromises. I wrote but she doesn't want to be seen as just a split the difference politician she wants to be seen as much more creative. More far-sighted I I think history will judge her to have presided over a period of comfort prosperity for the Germans appeared when other countries who's was shaken and a time when the country became more confident the new Berlin Republic with the capital but history may judge Eh to have not done even enough even though she did a lot and she's a good German managing difficult set of coalitions remember. She's doesn't hold an absolute majority of her own party. Which is center right Christian Democrats but it may be that history will judge that she should have done even more move was the FTC's former editor Lionel Barber on the difficult task facing German chancellor to learn merckel during her last few years in office her final term ends next year?

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Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

02:16 min | 1 year ago

Putin and Zelensky hold landmark talks

"Vladimir Putin Russia met with President Vladimir Leninsky of Ukraine for the first time on Monday at a summit in Paris to try to end five years of war between in Ukrainian troops and moscow-backed separatists both sat down at the French presidential palace along with the leaders of France and Germany for talks focused. Oh Qassam reviving a two thousand fifteen peace agreement for eastern Ukraine that has largely stalled since two thousand fourteen. The war has killed. Fourteen thousand. Listen people emboldened the Kremlin and reshaped European geopolitics. A major breakthrough is unlikely and Ukrainian protesters in Kiev. A heaping pressure on the new leader. Not to surrender too much to Putin. WHO's been in office nearly twenty years but the fact that Putin and Zilenski ski metal was a significant step after years of war Putin and Celeski faced each other across the table flanked by French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angle merckel whatever happens? The summit is the biggest test yet for Zielinski a comic actor and political novice who won the presidency this year in a landslide partly on promises to end the war. Walls alinsky still enjoys broad public support. He has been embarrassed. Embarrassed by the scandal around discussions with Donald trump that unleashed an impeachment inquiry in Washington. The US is an important military backer for a Ukraine which is largely outgunned by Russia while the US was never a part of this peace process. US backing has strengthened Ukraine's overall negotiating Shiite position with Russia in the past now that support is increasingly in doubt after the trump administration froze military aid earlier this year and is increasingly really focused on trump's reelection bid with US influence waning around the world many in Kiev see one clear winner. Russia the EU and US imposed separate sanctions on Russia over. Its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in two thousand fourteen the E. U.. You is expected to extend sanctions this week by another six months.

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UK to publish no-deal plans as gloom surrounds Brexit talks

Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly

10:31 min | 1 year ago

UK to publish no-deal plans as gloom surrounds Brexit talks

"Matter how many the articles you read and no matter how many days go by with some new piece of news that confuses you even more it's still really hard to sound smart about brexit it's it's unbelievable so back in March when brexit was imminent and the prime minister was in some trouble we did a brexit episode and now Brexit is imminent again and the prime minister is in some trouble so we're going to try to do another brexit episode and and here is just a shining example of how Boris Johnson the Prime Minister of of the United Kingdom is in some trouble he was asked I guess is probably like three weeks ago now maybe longer perhaps by reporter if you could promise the British public he would not ask for another delay another extension of Brexit Britain leaving the European Union here is his answer I'd rather be dead in a ditch so Boris Johnson is not dead he is not in a ditch brexit is still imminent and thus we are here yes yes we are here and I liked that the last time we talked about it in the prime minister was in trouble totally different prime minister by the way so yes exit part to the Brexit Ding the sequel I think I think a Jaren is appropriate here because it is an ongoing brexit the brexit so we brought on the great news about getting to cover this ongoing basis is that we get to bring back our new favorite correspondent on this and other topics whereas Atkins who hosts the BBC news show called outside I do too nice to be back has things yes thanks for coming back there good mongering didn't when you asked me to come in today today of all day he's because I mean magical right I was thinking us just walking towards the studio had hundreds of days you could have picked across the last few two years and really you could make an argument a decent argument that today the relationship between the UK and its European partners is more fragile is more uncertain than it's been since the end of the Second World War and if that seems hyperbolic is really not the last twenty four hours of cranked it up two notches that we didn't even really no existed it's a bit like in spinal tap but they say turn up to eleven we're kind of at that stage now all right we'll tell us tell us why what happens okay. Well the do things have happened at the context of all of this is that we are charging towards October thirty first this is the brexit deadline this is brexit is scheduled to happen and unless the UK requests an extension and it hasn't unless the E. U. says yes that request that is when bricks it's going to happen before that you've got a European Union summit takes place next week Thursday Friday October the seventeenth and eighteenth it's widely accepted that if there is no agreement between the UK and the EU on how the UK is going to leave well that's really the last chance saloon the reason things of cranked up in the last twenty four hours is that last night the political editor of The Spectator magazine applets magazine published a lengthy message from inside number ten detailing their view of the situation and it is like no other political memory we've seen it says negotiations will probably end this week that preferential treatment in the future we'll go to European countries deemed to be helpful at the moment it saying if the deal collapses this week that's eight it talks about plans to scupper any effort to stop a no deal brexit at the end of the month and perhaps most astonishing of all it says any countries supporting a delay in bricks by that they mean some of the other you members they'll be seen as hostile in appearance in UK politics so this is incendary so we all digest that overnight and we're thinking my goodness and then is the morning unfolds which hold the primary Mr Boris Johnson has spoken to Angle Merckel Chancellor of Germany and then number ten briefs that this is going absolutely terribly the essentially it's now impulse Volta get a deal so that in itself is huge but then the whole European press corps or a lot of it starts going that doesn't sound like the kind of thing the Angler WHO would say and so we now have this huge fight going on between lots of people saying that doesn't sound right a number ten saying this is how this phone call win but whether one what is right or the other is right the fact of the matter is it's being seen as a briefing war by number ten on the most important country in the European Union and as such things are beginning to crumble in a way that we've not seen in the last three years of the brexit process wow so so so we are no strangers the different interpretations of phone call readouts between leaders of countries over here so so there's that but but look isn't there a law on the books that says there will not be a no deal brexit didn't parliament passed that like two weeks ago or whatever it was it did and let me give you another in yet from today because just the last twenty four hours gives me enough to make a number of podcast with frankly Michael go one of the most senior figures in the League campaign in twenty sixty nine cabinet minister with responsibility for preparing for no deal brexit no deal brexit meaning the UK leaves with absolutely no arrangements in place with the European Union as to what happens next Michael Gov just a few hours ago standing up in the House of Commons briefing parliament briefing members of parliament the government's preparations for no deal brexit when he and everyone else ooh sitting on those famous green leather benches knows that a few weeks ago Element Pasta law saying you can't do a no deal brexit the law says if you reach October nineteen the day after that EU summit and you don't have a deal the prime minister the must send a letter asking for an extension so you have a law in place which says that's GonNa Happen You have a prime minister says I won't be requesting that request at extension and you have a cabinet minister briefing parliament on something which the law says can happen and you have a senior number ten source sending out an extended briefing last night said we've got lots of plans to get around this law and as such everyone is thinking my goodness no deal between the UK and EU looks pretty likely bearing in mind how things are going this week so what on earth happens when we reach October the nineteenth and no one has any idea I mean I feel slightly yeah I feel slightly speechless I confess how where do we even start here like how unprecedented is it at this point for the Prime Minister and his administration to essentially be saying we intend to ignore this law or as as the Guardian put it sidestep or frustrate this law well you know the the prime minister is saying two things which look difficult to square he saying I will not request an attention though it's widely accepted in the end in extension is reasonably likely although I'm a hosted fourt- fourteen saying that but at the moment and extension looks likely you have a prime minister saying look weren't requested and you have a law which says you have to request it if you get to October the nineteenth now that the fact that we don't have any clarity on that is certainly extrordinary but let's just step back here mauleon remember the context this is a prime minister who's already been found to unlawfully suspended parliament fi the biased court in the land the Supreme Court and who is also found by the quarter sessions in Edinburgh accord a rung down from the Supreme Court to have essentially lied to the Queen about the reasons that he's suspended parliament so already into unchartered territory we in uncharted territory for for some time the point here is that the prime minister and his allies say of course they respect the rule of law but they reiterate they will ask for an extension and until they allow that to play out we can't really know Oh what they're planning to do and this now infamous memo which is dominating the news or it certainly was until about five other things happened says quite explicit Louis we've got plans to not follow this law but at the same time of course we're not gonNa tell you though is because that might affect our ability to carry out these plans legally same pace let me ask you a question the Roz and it goes like this if I am a business person in the United Kingdom facing the prospect of not literally not knowing what's going to happen uh-huh or if I'm a consumer right why am I not stockpiling goods taking all my money out of the bank shoving it under my mattress and bracing for Armageddon wells some people are not the majority of people but some people are doing some stockpiling I think the reason that more people on stockpiled thing is because there's still a belief the in the end no deals not gonNA happen and that belief is rooted in two things one the fact everyone knows if the UK requests in extension the e very very likely to accept it so there's always Latin root and Barry Mind Parliament has voted on a law which achieve MP's things locks in the fact that no deal brexit cannot happen so for those two reasons the law that was recently passed and the E. U.'s position think a lot of people think will between those two things a no deal brexit is not particularly likely however in the background you do have a situation nations with the prime minister saying I consider this a viable option will happen with Theresa may was she started off saying no deal is better than a bad deal but by the end of the negotiations was essentially ruling out a no deal brexit and that's a big difference between Theresa May and Boris Johnson in the end she turned away from that option at the moment he's definitely not turning away from that option but I would add more broadly when it comes to businesses everyone wants certainty whoever whichever side of the brexit argument there on the overwhelming sentiment from businesses speak to the BBC's Mike Goodness please just tell us what's going on the bad news for them is they may not yeah

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"merckel" Discussed on The Confessionals

The Confessionals

01:46 min | 1 year ago

"merckel" Discussed on The Confessionals

"Fingers leash up already the door after grabbing when he came over each other over tabet this giant comes out with their own frozen pretty stark running in firing up the giant giant move here in miami running really dan beer down nobody else measurement of basically just something holding at my leg and i looked over to law gray literally i'm gonna hold on reach my hand in bush when i watch fair bring a you're welcome to the shore buddy you're listening to the confessionals i am your host tony merckel thank you for being here if you've had an encounter or story like the shares me on the show go ahead and shoot me an email my email addresses the.

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As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle

Morning Edition

07:31 min | 1 year ago

As U.S. and Iran Face Off, Europe Is Stuck in the Middle

"President Trump briefly talked about Iran, as he boarded Air Force One yesterday looking at her on, we have a lot of things going with Iran. We have very prepared for. We'll see what happens. Brian hook is on the line with us now. He's a US special Representative for Iran. Mr. good morning. Good morning Noel. This standoff with Iran is escalating at the very least it appears to be escalating. Do you expect that these one thousand additional troops will be the end of the US response? Or should we expect to see more troops deployed to that region? We don't tell. Decisions in advance. But we have put in place in other thousand troops there in the region in the purpose of that is to establish to restore deterrence against Iranian attacks, which obviously affected freedom of navigation. It's a it's a threat to international trade and shipping. We are committed to working with our partners in the region, making sure that we have the right force posture in place so that we can restore deterrence referring to these attacks onto oil tankers in the Gulf of Mon. You're headed to the Gulf tonight as I understand it. Who were you talking to their what's the plan? I'll be heading to the Gulf this evening for bilateral meetings with Saudi Arabia UAE Kuwait Oman by rain, and then, from there, Elba, going onto Paris, for consultations with the, the Brits, the French and the Germans, there's a wide range of issues concerning the Iranian regime that we wanted to. Thus LB discussing runs regional aggression. Talking about the recent attacks on the two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and also sharing additional US intelligence, on the various threat streams that we continue to see in the region, you're going to be talking to our European allies. Our European allies still favor the nuclear deal that the president withdrew from does the US want the existing deal to simply fall apart at this point. That's really a question for those that are still in the deal we left the deal about over a year ago, and that has put us into the position that we're in today that has allowed us to run a campaign of economic pressure with the goal of both denying this regime, the revenue that it needs to run an expansionist violent foreign policy. But, but it also is designed to bring her on back to the negotiating table. If you look at the forty year history of this regime, they don't come back to the table, absent pressure. And we are we've put in place, a foreign policy that has. Has denied this regime tens of billions of dollars in revenue, and that is having a positive effect in the region. Well, actually, Iran's president Hudson Honey, said this morning that Iran will not negotiate with the United States under pressure. So President Trump. The Trump administration may be open to this, but it doesn't seem to be working on Iran. Does it well running regime will say a number of things that they're not able to actually execute. They regularly threatened to close the strait of Hormuz, but they're not able to do that. So we are we know that if you look at study, the forty year history of this regime is I have they do come back to the table. They certainly will not come back without pressure. Let me take you back to our European allies. Some EU foreign ministers have made clear that they're not convinced by US allegations. That Iran was responsible for the attacks on these two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Why doesn't the United States share the evidence that it has gathered with our allies in Europe? wouldn't that help in part to convince them if that's what you're trying to do chancellor merkel's german chancellor merckel yesterday announced that there is strong evidence that iran is behind the attacks the british foreign minister said that iran is behind the attack so i think in fact our european allies have made very clear that iran is responsible for the tax in the gulf of oman we have been sharing intelligence on a very regular basis you're gonna see more countries i think follow the lead of germany and the united kingdom iran says they will be out of compliance with the nuclear agreement on the day that you're in paris what would happen on the diplomatic front if if they if they do leave the agreement or fe rena gun some of their commitments to the agreement in that agreement transom urkel yesterday addressed that same question and she said naturally there will be consequences if iran decides to make good on its threat into breach material sections of the iran nuclear deal what the kind of things that we're looking at very closely as whether iran is able to get to a nuclear weapon in less than a year the iran nuclear deal has them outside of a year we would like them as far out as possible this is still the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism they can never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon i know that we disagree with our european allies about the deal that we are completely in agreement that iran will never possess nuclear weapon and may i ask just quickly are you concerned that the u._s. is headed toward a conflict with iran i think we're doing a good job of restoring deterrence in the region back in early may we were seeing a number of credible threat streams that suggested imminent attacks by iran against american interests and the president's national security cabinet in the president made the decision to enhance our force posture in the region to share as much as possible and the the very sorts of major attacks that we feared have not occurred to date and we believe that is because we have Put in place enough deterrence measures to avoid that Brian hook US special Representative for Ron, thanks so much. Thank you. NPR's. Deborah Amos has been listening in from Berlin high debt though. Hello. What did you hear there from, from special Representative hook to things? He talked about restoring deterrence. They're not escorting tankers, yet, net is another step that they can take him. The second thing I heard him say is bringing Iran back to the table. What you hear in European capitals is. Yeah, we want that too, but you need to give you on a way to get to that table and not just, you know, pressure oil imports down to zero which has an enormous affect on the economy in particular for Iranian citizens. You need to have an opening not just put a telephone number out there and say, you know, when you're ready and that they say, is what they want here. Europeans are stuck in the middle of this standoff. Our European allies. How are they dealing with it? oh they feel it they feel are stuck in the middle and it's going to be hard for the trump administration to forge an international alliance because they don't see eye to eye on how to deal with iran what the europeans are doing is they're trying to keep trade open with this system of barter called stacks which would allow food and medicine to go to iran under the old sanctions policy nobody would sell them food and medicine and they were short of cancer drugs and nebulizers all kinds of things so the europeans are trying that it is limited the iranians don't like that it's not a great sales technique to keep them in the nuclear deal but that's what the europeans want they want the deal to hold and merkel's comments that if ron paul's out there will be consequences was the toughest that we've heard in europe in response to the iranian announcement that they may just pull out and paris deborah amos in berlin thanks

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 Merkel tells Harvard grads to tear down 'walls of ignorance'

Nightside with Dan Rea

00:34 sec | 1 year ago

Merkel tells Harvard grads to tear down 'walls of ignorance'

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel taking aim at President Trump, but not directly naming him. While addressing Harvard grads today saying. A new generation of leaders must tear down walls of ignorance in reject isolationism to overcome global problems, such as terrorism and climate change. Don't forget, that freedom is never something that can be taken for granted. Surprise yourself with what is what's Merckel delivering the keynote address at Harvard's three hundred sixty eighth commenced planned after receiving, an honorary

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What do the European election results tell us abou politics?

Ben Shapiro

10:20 min | 1 year ago

What do the European election results tell us abou politics?

"We begin at this hour. However, with the results from the EU elections. I know you're saying what do I care about the elections? The EU man. What do I care over there? We're over here. Well, it does have some pretty significant ramifications, not only for foreign policy in the United States, but also it goes to sort of mentality of a lot of folks in the west right now, so called populist, nationalist movement, that has been burgeoning across Europe, and the United States is on the move these elections show, it again, according to the Associated Press Francis president and the leader of Italy's eurosceptic far-right movement jock. For the role of chief powerbroker on the continent on Monday after elections to the European parliament hollowed out the traditional polling middle after four days of balloting that drew to a close Sunday across the European Union's twenty eight countries ended the domination of the main center, right? And center left parties in parliament and established the anti forces on the right and the environmentalists on left as forces to be reckoned with the center, right? And center left had basically agreed on open, immigration and free trade. Those were sort of the basic premises of the centre-right, and central now I think most people still agree on free-trade, although there are folks on the environmentalists left who do not. But I think what's happened here is that people basically on the on the far-right, meaning the nonsense righty, just regular. Right. And the have decided that they are tired of taking orders from people in Brussels people. They did not vote for bureaucrats that are elected. We'll get to decide how they do their business, and they've also decided that they are tired of not being in control of their own borders. When it comes to immigration. One of the things about being a member of the EU. Is that if somebody enters Germany, as an immigrant, they can then move anywhere inside the EU and a lot of folks are getting uptight with this. And I think for some pretty good reasons, voters delivered the highest turnout in twenty years, rejecting mainstream politics in France, Germany, Britain, and Italy, the results could make the business of governing Europe, even trickier, leaving the parliament deadlock issues to come including immigration, a major trade agreement with the United States, global warming regulation of the tech industry. And of course, Brexit, there's been a lot of talk about the EU regulating, top-down environmentalism the far left is picked up points there. But so has the far right. Which, basically says no, we're done with this. We're not going to cram down on ourselves, all sorts of environmental regulations that make our lives worse, while the chief polluters on planet earth are outside of Europe. The outcome of the election is already setting off power struggles in France. President Emmanuel Macron's party narrowly lost the French far-right led by marine Le Pen, Macron's party was poised to secure twenty one seats to twenty two for men's national rally. Spent Monday busily amassing allies ahead of a summit Tuesday in Brussels, hoping to build a durable coalition. Now it's worthwhile. Noting here. What was originally designed to do? The EU was originally designed for a couple of purposes. The European Commonwealth, it was designed number one to have an integrated market, which most people still agree with. But number two, it was designed effectively to keep Germany down to integrate Europe for future security threats end to integrate Europe against the threat to the east, namely, the Soviet Union. Well, Soviet Union no longer exists. And a lot of countries are saying no, the chief threat right now is not coming from any external power, the chief threat right now is coming from those bureaucrats in Brussels, who wants to run our lives in Italy. That is how beanies right-wing party won a third of the country's vote. They're poised to become the biggest parties in European parliament with twenty eight seats in the seven hundred fifty one legislature by midday Salvini had already spoken to lapenne Hungary's, hardline, anti-immigrant, Prime Minister, Viktor, Orban, and Brexit leader. Nigel Farraj and was promising to singlehandedly bring together, an international group of nationalists. The centre-right European People's Party, the central of socialists and Democrats dominated parliament, but they are getting creamed. They're getting creamed in these polls writing what they called Europe's. Green wave environmentalist parties taking action on climate change, did make strong gains, particularly in Germany, where you would figure a lot of Angela Merkel's voters have been moving to the left, basically everything is becoming polarized has gone can fin is one of the leading candidates from parties in the future majority of European parliament goes thrust without question there isn't one without us in Germany, Anglo, Merckel, centre-right movement, also lost ground. A subdued EP candidate emend for Weber said, we're facing shrinking center from now on those who want to have a strong European Union. Have to join forces. Real power. In Europe remains in the hands of the twenty eight Member States parliaments influences grown they've helped improve air flight safety, and you're up they've cut down on plastics use. They've basically regulated enormous number of different industries inside of Europe. And a lot of nations are saying, I don't want Anglo-American deciding for Britain. What exactly are immigration policy ought to be Anglo Merckel is very upset about all of this, obviously, she says dark forces at play here. But the reality is that she helped break apart that centre-right centre-left coalition that has been governing European politics for very long time. Germany has been hesitant to report the rise in crime levels. Thanks to increased migration in Germany, but those increased tram levels have been taking place. The same has been true of anti-semitism in Europe, folks on the left wished to pretend that anti-semitism in Europe is purely in effect of the far right? Neo Nazi parties, which are indubitably and have always been disgusting and horrify, but it is important to note that when it comes to anti-semitism across Europe is from attic rise is in large part due to the increase in the number of Muslim refugees being taken from the Middle East. Now they're the only country that has refused to join your reporting on this, basically, as Germany. So Germany keeps saying that all of the violence in Germany directed against Jews is being directed by the far right? However, it is important to note that a lot of the statistics that they cite do not include a huge majority of the incidents as politically motivated. So, for example, there's a research and information center for anti-semitism report that came out last year, and it's that there is an increase in anti semitic offenses in two thousand eighteen over a thousand in Berlin alone. They according to the study, most incidents had no apparent political motive forty nine percents of cases had no traceable motive in politically motivated cases right wing extremism was identified as the main motive followed by activists hostile toward the state of Israel, which would be nine percent. So eighteen percents for white wing extremism nine percent for activists hostile toward the state of Israel Islamic motive was only identified in two percents of the cases. But again, that is leaving more than half of all these incidents off the board. So we just don't really know in those particular cases, and if Germany were to follow the broader patterns in Europe, it would suggest that it is anti semitism, that has led to this massive uptick. There's a report from the European Union agency for fundamental rights back last year. James, Kirk reported for tablet magazine, it found that much of the upswing is predominantly, Muslim and origin. According to the findings are dispiriting it confirmed. What many? No, but he will say that European anti-semitism is predominantly Muslim origin, followed in close, second by the left wing variety. According to respondents who experience some form events Medicare aspens in the past five years. Thirty percents of the perpetrators are Muslim twenty one percent where people espousing left wing view, that would be a majority only thirteen percents, expressed a right wing view. A third of respondents in Europe, where Jewish say that they no longer feel safe there as using are considering emigrating left-wingers responsible for a full quarter of anti semitic harassment in the United Kingdom kingdom, that is more than twice that of right-wingers and exceeded only by those views, or religious background, the victims could not describe in Germany, where the absorption of over one million mostly Muslim immigrants has propelled, the nationalist alternative for Deutsche lend into becoming the country's third largest political party, sparking fears of a right-wing revival forty one percent of the perpetrators were reported to be Muslim just twenty percent right wing. So something is getting hidden here something is getting hit in here really. The German government is reporting as they did today that eighty nine percents of all anti semitic incidents were traceable to the far-right. But this survey from the EU is finding that forty one percents of perpetrators of anti-semitic harassment were reported to be Muslim in Germany and just twenty percent right wing. That's a massive massive discrepancy suggest that perhaps the government of Germany is not being honest about its districts. The reason all this is important is because if you want to acknowledge, what exactly is happening. In europe. You have to acknowledge that taking invest swabs of people without any move toward assimilating, those people or figuring out, whether those folks agree with western values, that's going to be a problem. Any place you do. This is going to be a problem. It doesn't matter any prevailing culture, or a bunch of folks from the non-privileged culture who oppose the values the prevailing culture, enter that will create cultural conflict, and it doesn't matter. Which cultures you're talking about. And this is not to suggest that Muslims can't be great citizens of Europe or the United States at all. They can be. But if you were taking invest, unvetted, Muslim migration from areas of the world that have no history of western values are really shocked when vast one of those people are not simulating in that has some problems with it. This is I think what is driving people nuts in Europe. And in the United States this notion. The can't be protective of your country's culture by asking that folks assimilate. And then if you do that, you are some sort of racist that you are some sort of bigot. It's really despicable. And that's what the left is the center has done to the center has been doing this in Europe. And that's why more people are moving away from the centre. They're saying if we cannot say that we want immigrants who come into our countries to be vetted, so that they believe in our system, or willing to change to believe in our system. Then why exactly would listen to you or bringing in a lot of these folks without regard for that, again, multi-culturalism is such a fail in Europe that even angle miracle, and David Cameron have suggested multi-culturalism was a fail. The same England who brought a million Muslim refugees from the Middle East is suggested that multi-culturalism is a giant fail because it is. And yet, the political class, in Europe refuses to acknowledge the multi-culturalism is a fail because the alternative would be to call for assimilation or too slow immigration. It'd be more picky about immigration. And a lot of folks in European Europe, chattering classes, don't want to do that, not really sympathy reasons but because many of the countries of Europe rely on new immigrants. In order to provide the labor base for what's happening in Europe Europe has an incredibly slow growth rate. Thanks to lower birth rates. It's not a wonder that people in Europe are polarizing on these

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Trump hails 'treasured alliance' between US and Japan

Tony Katz and the Morning News

04:58 min | 1 year ago

Trump hails 'treasured alliance' between US and Japan

"President was in Japan. And the president was there, of course, to work a deal on trade. But it had a couple of other interesting pieces to it because it was more than just an idea on trade. Certainly the president discussed the importance of the alliance over the past two years. We have developed a close entrusting partnership that we greatly cherish your majesty the first lady, and I will never forget, this gracious invitation, and we thank the people of Japan for their incredible hospitality and warm. Welcome in this. Majestic land. Majesty into spirit of beautiful harmony may we celebrate the many possibilities of this new era. May we remember duties to past and future generations. And may we protect the cherish bond between America and Japan for our children. Now. The whole your majesty thing might be throwing you may or may not know that Japan has an emperor. It's you know it's not necessarily the most commonplace thing. I mean when we talk about World War Two, we talk about the surrender Japan that was that was hero. Hito the emperor today is not a heat to. N. A. R U, H, I, T O. And that's where a very unique bit of symbolism comes in to the story, Tony cats. Ninety-three WIBC, great to be with you. The big part of the meeting was President Trump Shinzo Ave. The prime minister having a conversation about trade because that's what you have a conversation about the tariffs haven't had an effect on Japan as well, the US, not happy with the sixty seven billion dollar trade deficit that goes on with Japan. They've been discussing tariffs on automobiles on agricultural products, people feel good coming out of the meeting that according. To CNBC, and I don't think that you're going to have much longer an issue regarding Japan, which is to say they will come to a trade deal quicker than maybe others, certainly it will come at the expense of China in. That's how it's going to be leveraged. And that's one of the reasons it's going to get done Japan has a very unique relationship with the United States. If we I mean my goodness, talk about new, we're talking about just being seventy plus years removed from from World War Two, and this is how chummy it is. And it is Japan recognizes that their future lies, in a strong relationship with the United States because it cannot line a strong relationship with China certainly not with the threat of North Korea. You live within the Pacific rim. You understand what China's situation is growth that they're engaged in their idea of Gemini, their desire to control the seas, you need the United States, as your partner and your ally. This is why we're going to see a trade deal happen. More quickly than others certainly happen before China and will be utilized as a way of engaging pressure on China. China will then try to extend pressure on Japan. But the bigger symbolism was President Trump and Melania Trump. The first lady meeting with emperor Naruhito at the imperial palace in Tokyo. The reason that it matters is that Donald Trump was the first world leader, the first to meet the emperor. I mean it's, it's so it it has the new emperor, the new empress. So therefore, he was the first so the symbolism and being the first is always something that people talk about the bigger symbolism is that here is a nation that doesn't look upon Donald Trump with the derision that our media apparatchik tells us he is looked with Ephraim everybody else he is in hated. He isn't reviled. He was warmly welcomed. He was loved the video of him at the sumo matches you kind of see it. It's incredibly trophy. Oh, the look of Milania Trump of watching wrestling going, what am I watching? It was great. But that is not this is not Sadique Khan of, of the mayor of London. This isn't angle Merckel. This is a warm embrace. Now, is it because their future security may depend on it. Okay. I don't mind the politics. But they went out of their way, and that is worth

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 Russia's Putin scores 8 goals in exhibition hockey game

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams

01:43 min | 1 year ago

Russia's Putin scores 8 goals in exhibition hockey game

"The last thing before we go tonight takes us to Russia in President Vladimir Putin playing an exhibition hockey game there he seemed to do all right for himself officially scoring eight goals or nine actually if you believe the Kremlin's report, we are not exactly sure how hard the opposing goalie was really trying to block those presidential shots though. It was after the game, however skating around the ice in Sochi and waving to the crab that escape found red carpet. You see it there and down he went and that just goes to show you the peril of being a leader on the world stage any trip any fall any awkward moment can be captured on camera for the whole world to see that British press head of field day back when Theresa May made her dance moves the classic Ottesen dancing Queen and a Tory party conference. Last fall, you see that their own presidents while in Shanghai. After a press conference in two thousand five George W Bush famously battled with a locked door. Try. Cut a press conference shore. Then there was this moment in Saint Petersburg Russia in two thousand six that was when Bush's folksy way of saying Hello clearly surprised ongoing Merckel the German Chancellor when he was a candidate for President Barack Obama earned a few chuckles through his dancing skills when he appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show. He also had a close. Call getting off Air Force One in twenty fifteen yearly tumbling down. The stairs fact getting on and off the presidential plane. Well on camera has repeatedly given us some pretty funny moments over the years back over Trump boarded the plane in Minneapolis with what definitely looked like a piece of toilet paper on his shoe later that same month in a moment that launched thousand gifts Trump boarded the plane in the rain and really just couldn't be bothered to close Brel when he got to the top of the stairs.

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Pompeo cancels Germany trip because of "pressing issues"

KYW 24 Hour News

00:32 sec | 1 year ago

Pompeo cancels Germany trip because of "pressing issues"

"It was an abrupt cancellation that prompted questions of what's going on various fake, Mike Pompeo putting off a scheduled trip to Germany where he was planning to meet with chancellor Merckel State Department. It said the trip was arranged because of what it was described as pressing issues a reason given for the cancellation doesn't change coming two days. The Pentagon deployed carrier bomber taskforce to the Middle East ramp up pressure on Iran on his trip on Paige was set to travel to the UK Finland Greenland. And in addition to the now cancelled stop in

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Franco-German divisions laid bare in Brexit talks

FT News

09:19 min | 1 year ago

Franco-German divisions laid bare in Brexit talks

"To delay. Brexit from six months overriding the objections of French president Emmanuel Macron and setting a Halloween deadline for Britain to leave the block lettering. Con talks to Alex Barker and Gotcha Zan about the considerations informed. The discussions. Onyx? It's the often after very long Brexit summit. We left the building around four o'clock in the morning. We had a result. What was it? So it was Otto thirty first Halloween is the new day for Brexit. It was a difficult discussion. The second time that you leaders of come together in the last month to extend Britain's membership in the union and its controversial because there were very clear differences of you typically between France and Germany over the merits of Britain staying within the union, and it became very clear through the course of the night way. You had the French president Emmanuel Macron taking a very tough approach initially, especially making clear that he wanted a short extension in may or June to keep pressure on the UK to force a decision about this to avoid the UK taking part in European elections next month. For parliament. They want to leave. And at the other end, the majority of you leaders who wanted something that was longer that would take Brexit of their agenda for up to a year and Angola Merckel was one of the strong advocates of that approach in that group as a summit seemed to go on we had to raise may coming doing her dress. But there's only one leader that was the focus of events. And that was mR Macron became out telling us that he was happy with the best possible compromise. And remarkable also came out and said that she was very happy with the result guy. What was the role of the charter in getting Macron into medium extension territory, the, but he's happy with and she was happy with what was have influence over him. I think she had a kind of moderating influence over Macron. I think you had essentially French president with a very tough hard line approach is is is described and you have the other. The camp that wanted to sort of extend it much further out to possibly as far as April next year. And I think Michael was trying to edge towards a compromise that was satisfied both camps. And I think it was very important that she talked about the e use historic responsibility. This is an abiding feature of the kind of rhetoric that Merckel uses on Brexit. She believes that people in twenty to thirty years time. We'll look back and judge the EU on how it handled Brexit, especially the whole concept of a no deal Brexit. She thinks that history will judge the European Union extremely harshly. If it allows written to crash out without a deal. So I think that is her overriding priority in these negotiations to ensure an orderly Brexit one that doesn't damage the version Konami also doesn't damage the European the German economy. So we're left with this Halloween date and. Effectively splitting the difference between the two council were ended up equidistant, but October thirty first the beginning of November is also quite an important moment in the political cycle. Alex. Why does it matter in a year of quite big upheaval that we're in October toiletry rather than say December? What does it mean in the us life cycle post-election world? It's a big transitional year for the EU all of institutions will have a new president appointed in the coming year. And November is a time when the European Commission leadership will change and Brown's had worried that Britain's continuation as a Member State would start kind of pollute the normal day-to-day business of the EU, and it retains all the rights and powers of membership yet wants to leave this union and November's the point where it would have been potentially nominating. A European Commissioner. From the UK and would be taking decisions about shaping the club in the future. Even when Britain still intended to leave. And so this provides a bit of security about those concerns by limiting the kind of influence of the UK would be able to have their will other commitments given. But it's quite hard to do it legally because alternately all the voicing powers Britain has would still be there. I'm gonna Mirka when she walked into the room. We saw laughing and joking one diplomat described demeanor as quite relaxed on the other hand you had Mr. Macron for whom the stakes were very high. He walked into the room telling us that unit his project, the sorts of of the was a stake in the end we managed to come somewhere in the middle. But was this a seminal summit for the Franco-German relationship were talking to someone an expert on the think tank in Berlin softening who made a very interesting point, which is the really in a way the difference that we have between France and Germany on this issue of delaying. Brexit is actually indicative of much bigger split between Germany, and France, which is their attitude to reform the EU, I mean Micron essentially has this idea that Brexit is a big distraction from as you put it the European renaissance, and the sooner we get rid of this destruction the better so that we can get on with the task. Of reforming overhauling the EU. Now Merckel is very very cautious. We know that. But she's quite conservative. When it comes to big rolls of the dice, reforming the EU. So actually for her this issue of Brexit being a distraction is actually less relevant because overhauling the EU is also less of a priority for her on. It's actually becoming increasingly difficult to persuade Taryn party the Christian Democrats of the wisdom of doing these bold reforms. So in a way, she is much more supportive of these sort of incremental steps and also in a way, she's trying desperately to ensure that there are no big cataclysms that will hurt the EU and could actually lead to the disintegration of the EU. That's her main concern is keeping the EU together. And I think she feels that Brexit is potentially such a destabilizing thing that needs to be managed incredibly well in order to keep. P- a you cohesion to maintain aid. You you should not sexually top priority. Alex. He's been in Brussels long enough to know that the Franco-German relationship has been through a few ups and downs. How would you judge where we are right now given that yesterday or last night very apparent the mR Macron was pretty isolated an even though Michael bottom around. He seemed to have backed himself into a bit of a corner is that an ominous sign for how these two partners go ahead and future. I mean, the French president had a bit of support in the room. But clearly he was in a minority, and it's very rare to see such clear differences in public while public as a summit gets voiced clearly in such a sustained manner over something that's as important as this issue, the French and Germans tend to keep their differences private or try to always huge divergences in outlook of many big policy areas. But. It's more and more creeping into the public realm. They're more comfortable about speaking in opposition to each other and use that to some extent last night, some of it was tactical considerations. Should they go short and keep the pressure on the UK to make the labor party feel that there was a no deal imminent that it was time to really compromise. Or should they go long take it off, the EU agenda give the UK time and possibly make all the Brexit. Who think a no deal is a good thing. Think that the whole Brexit may be lost in it's time to compromise and do a deal. So that was a legitimate question there, but underlying the differences between the French and gyms was more fundamental difference in outlook about the European interest over Brexit in mccombs view. It is in the European interest for this to end as soon as possible and potentially for Europe to continue without the UK. In the view of Berlin. It would be better for this to resolve itself in his consensual away as possible and ideally probably for the Brits to stay in. That was the fundamental difference in outlook, the orientated both leaders last night and actually caused all the trouble in the room. No leaders last night ruled out another extension pasta. But which means we could be back having this clash of philosophies again. And it'll be interesting to see whether if we're back in Newton, Macron's vision might win over the longer ones. But. We'll have to wait and see very much guys.

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Brussels doubts: another Brexit delay

The Economist: The Intelligence

04:58 min | 1 year ago

Brussels doubts: another Brexit delay

"This morning, many hours after the leaders of the European Union sat down to dinner to discuss its most troublesome member an agreement was reached on what to do next tonight's. There will be on account of decided to grant stay United Kingdom of flexible extension of the article fifty period under the. The festival European Council. President Donald tusk pulled Britain back from a cliff edge averting, a default, no deal Brexit tomorrow. But the change in timeline came with a plea this extension this s flexible as Sykes -pected and solidified shotted the knife Specht about the still enough to find the best possible option. Do not waste this time. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa may hadn't been invited to the dinner. Instead she ate humble pie. Coming back to Brussels once again without a consensus on how to leave the EU nearly three years after Brits voted out. Let me conclude by saying this, I know that there is a huge frustration from many people that I had to request this extension. The UK should have left the EU by now and I sincerely regrets. The fact that I have not yet been able to persuade parliament to approve a deal which would allow the UK to leave in a smooth and orderly way. But the choices we now face are stark and the timetable is clear. That frustration had been all too evidence over the course of the evening. The big gap was between Angola Merckel of Germany who had most of the other leaders gathered around her and a minority around Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, cliff rights, Charlemagne, our call him about European politics. He's been watching all of this from Brussels. Mrs Merckel was for granting Britain of very long extension to work out. What it really wanted from Brexit, and to ideally pass a deal zoo, the German jobs Lewis pushing for a delay until at least the end of the year perhaps into twenty twenty on the other hand demento macro wanted to force Britain to make up its mind sooner than that. And was pushing for maybe just a few additional weeks, so avoiding a no deal exit this Friday, but nonetheless, getting on with the decision and and getting out of the way of other issues the teachings of more important to the EU. So how was a middle way found how do they hammer this out in the end essentially, they decided to split the difference by going for thirty first which some would consider. A reasonable balance between the imperatives of getting the Brexit issue sorted out of the way on the one hand and also giving bricks and time to yourself out on the other on the flip side, you could say that it's both long enough for Britain to cause disruption and not not enough necessarily to make its mind up. But in in the meantime, one of the ways that Britain can make mischief is at next month's European parliament elections how much is that a factor in all of this is originally both sides really wanted to avoid prison participating in the year in parliamentary action, the Brits. Because they didn't think it would look good three years after Britain voted to leave the EU to be voting yet. Again, new legislators to the parliament in Strasbourg and on the European side. I think there was a sense that Britain now that it's ready halfway out of the door. Anyway, would be a disruptive force in the European parliament. And you know, could could end up leaving the club quite soon after it elects EMMY peas there, there is another way which is that Britain kind of enters. A gentlemen's agreement simply to lay low and and to not make mischief, and that's actually what has entered into Britain has for example, said that it won't interfere in the choice of the next European Commission. President it won't get in the way of of the Union's term objectives and to confirm that that will be an informal summit in June the review Britain's behavior as as as an ongoing member of the club. There's no suggestion that Britain will be objected prematurely on the back of that. But I think it's it is that is meant as a recurrence to people like manual Mackall who worry that Britain because trouble so is is Brexit having an effect on on the EU. More broadly is are all of these kinds of disagreements, and these long meetings sort of highlighting other divisions within the U you starting to see now is an interesting split between those who would like to see Britain change, it's mind either in general election or in a second referendum and rejoin or commit to stay in the EU. And I think you could count Angela Merkel's among those and some of the other northern members. And those who think that really it's time that Britain left in the end of the club needs to make virtue of that. And I think the macro belongs to that club. And those I think speak to brought a divides about what sort of e you Europe should be aiming for should it be a tight or integrated Europe or broader one along along more sort of loose lines. So I think you're gonna see that play out, particularly if Britain comes back to us yet another extension tuba.

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"merckel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

04:57 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"There's also the famous grip and pull handshake which I'm pretty sure he learned from Giuliani. He does this with nearly everyone like when he shook hands with dictator Kim Jong and then it happened despite the handshake nicknames such as the alpha male, the fingertip grip the pull and Pat and. Action which he pulled on Gorsuch. There was a new one revealed when President Trump met chancellor Merckel for the first time what kind of handshake was this. There wasn't one when they first met, and it was time to shake hands the president seemingly refused the press, then asked shake hands, shake hands. It's the Oval Office meeting in which the presser lead into essentially do nothing else. But take the photo of a handshake the why wouldn't he why windy shake her hand? Most think it was one of two things door number one. The non handshake was much ado about nothing. Trump just forgotten didn't hear the request for a handshake. And that was actually what the White House sort of kind of set. Also, the New York Times spoke with a body language expert who said Merkel's turned toward Trump and his ready to shake hands to show partnership. Trump is imploded in his posture. It seems perception wise that he is out of it. He can be perceived as disinterested. Therefore, he misses the cue for the handshake. We cannot be definitive that this is a snob or that it is on purpose. But is that true? Or did he not shake her hand? For reason. This leads us to door number two. Trump has an obsession with Merckel and Germany and why he didn't shake her hand was because of this obsession is this true. At first a simple question of mine about a non handshake, which I never thought would be an episode has turned to something I did not expect I thought looking anymore into this was silly mean handshakes talking about handshakes. I also thought about the current president. And how so many of us are just tired of talking about him. But our story today is happening because I kept learning of all the nuances of play. I realized this non handshake has as much to do with the current president as a does with presidents past and. What some may call their obsession, President Obama's last meeting with Merckel was also his longest meeting in office with any head of state. It was for three hours with the chancellor after he reportedly asked her to stay in office. President George W Bush repeatedly called Merckel a friend and infamously attempted to massage her shoulders once photos online show, President Bill Clinton, holding an umbrella and laughing with Markle. So what right. Those fellas got along better with people make sense. But then it was after the passing of president George H W Bush when I finally knew I had to figure this all out because Merckel wasn't in power when the senior Bush was president. But sure enough there she was at the funeral other world leaders were in attendance, but not many world leaders who are currently in power. Why Merckel I decided to keep? Track of what she said around the time of the senior Bush's passing even said a Google alert for her name, and his I was all in the more. I read the more I kept finding myself surprised like really surprised at how American presidents have found themselves in trance with German leader. Each president, obviously has a deeper voice is taller broader shoulders. But remember what that school kids said about chancellor Merckel? I will fuck you with my weapons and those weapons were intelligence and will and power. They say politics is about relationships. Why wouldn't the current president shake hands with Markle? You may be thinking doesn't even matter. I didn't think so at least at first. But then I realized what really happened. It's November two thousand seven the international press are trying to get a good photo. President George W Bush is about to get into a big Ford truck secret services riding behind in the truck bed and riding shotgun. Ongo Merkel the chancellor of Germany. The leaders of the two countries just finished a press conference sort of the setting is in a large hall or government conference room. But instead President Bush's ranch in Texas reports are that Merckel likes the digs, although very different. Maybe she was reminded of that forest back from childhood Bush's dressed like he's right at home, which she is boots jeans short sleeve button down..

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"merckel" Discussed on WSB-AM

WSB-AM

02:41 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on WSB-AM

"Scheduled program in progress. And now all of the news, you would probably miss it's time for data's quickfire. Germany ongoing Merckel has encouraged the Romanian president to not move their embassy to Jerusalem. Oh, okay. The in an effort to Subramaniam government from relocating its embassy to Jerusalem. German Chancellor Angela Merkel called remains Romania's president Klaus I o Hansen April urging him to stop Bucharest's declared announcement to move its diplomatic building to Israel's capital layoff layoff. They she's apparently been trying to block this by calling European politicians. I have some words to describe that. But I'm going to just not say anything right now. And we're going to move onto the next headline. So this is kind of an interesting study that came through that looked at millennial mill from daily caller looked at millennials and jobs. It says post millennials post millennials, those are that's my kids. So that's generation Z. Right. Okay. So post the millennials they're on track to be the best educated. A most diverse generation that are less likely to hold fulltime fulltime jobs. According to a study that was released yesterday Pew Research Center. I don't wanna watch your stupid ad key research center found that older post millennials between eighteen or twenty. I'm sorry older. Postal any are you serious? That's what they call them. They don't get their own thing. Like gen Z. Isn't it sends it? Yeah. That they're more likely to stay in school and pursue college. Sixty percent were pursuing college in two thousand seventeen fifty three percent of. In two thousand and two forty four percent gen X in one thousand nine hundred sixty four enrolled, but here's the problem. They say that that enrollment could affect fulltime work participation amongst that post millennial demographic. And they say only, you know, fifteen percent of fifteen to seventeen year old workers worked full time in two thousand eighteen. Okay. So my son was in that h he worked part time. He had a part time job during the summer because they're required to pay so much of their own stuff. So that's kind of interesting. I don't know. I maybe it's just because I'm in Texas because I don't see that like everybody all the kids. I know they all have part time jobs. And I mean, they don't work fulltime between fifteen or seventeen because they're in school. So I don't like high school style. So I don't understand that. Oh my gosh. This woman. I don't there the Daily Mail had this story a jilted bride like while. She was getting ready for her wedding got text messages from her from her husband to B's girlfriend hurt his side check. Right. And she sent her screen shots of all kinds of stuff. So the jilted. Bride.

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"merckel" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:58 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KOMO

"Patrick Merckel, the owner of red star taco bar Katamon on video surveillance setting the fire at his business. Sikandar? Must've use an accelerated. The blaze immediate of third business of prevention. Located a block away had about ten thousand dollars in damage. Seattle police have taken over the investigation you're asked to call them. If you have any information a woman found murdered in hood sport last night. Mason county chief deputy Jason drag cabbie says a twenty five year old man showed up at a neighbor's house housing is underwear and covered in blood back to the house where he's from. Don't do it appears the sixty two year old woman died of blunt force trauma. Her body found in a home near highway one on one in north schoolhouse hill road. Detectives have not confirmed how she and the man knew each other the man shot by Bellingham police on Sunday could make his first court appearance this afternoon police say the man was threatening people with a machete firing a crossbow at officers happened near Arroyo park staff member at Ballard high school accused of sexual misconduct expected in court either today or tomorrow authorities say Megan Miller who worked as a teacher's aide an assistant girls soccer coach had a relationship with a fourteen year old girl in two thousand sixteen. The student reportedly told a friend about it the friend reported it ice rink in can't has reopened twenty four hours after a fire broke out in the electrical room at Kent valley Ice Center, forcing everyone to evacuate dawn with the ice. Rink says they reopened for holiday skating. We're still doing. Repairs. Yes. But we do have temporary electrical boxes in place, and we are fully powered and we're operational. But ISIS still in really great shape, which is a blessing. Investigators say the fire appeared to be an accident. No one was hurt. Komo news time twelve thirty four. Aaa.

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"merckel" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:47 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Booklet and DVD. Hey, Dr Liederman were back. We are back talking about a seventy one year old, man. He's a veteran veteran he was in the military served. He was wounded. He's a hero. And he's had care. Now. He has a mass under the armpit on the right accelerates had it for months and months, and he's been seen by doctors finally had a biopsy Merckel cell cancer. M E R K L Merkel cell cancer was five seed. I examined him. You had a cat. Scan had a pet scan x rays. This is the only site of cancer and the doctors at the super place wanna do radical surgery on envious has not wanna do that. We have lots of experience and Merckel Selcuk common skin cancer. Also, treat skin cancers around the eyes nose mouth ears squamous cell cancers, basal cell cancers. Why did so many people with skin cancers come here? Well, because they don't want to have radical deforming surgery. It's the same old story who wants to lose part of their nose or mouth or eyes or ears or face when you can have non invasive treatment surgery or MOS most is like salami. Slicing slice slice slice lie. I slice and they have a big hole. And then they take some other part of your body from her buttocks or somewhere and slice it off from your botox and stick it into your face and who wants to buttocks in their face. I don't know anybody Catherine buttocks interface while this man had this big mass under the arm. It was about six centimeters about two and a half inches big and fixed and hard, and I examined him. And there was no other cancer anywhere else in the body, and he's very motivated and very smart, and he learned about us, and he came here for treatment, and he wants her treatment why because he does not want to have chemo. He.

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"merckel" Discussed on KCRW

KCRW

01:57 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KCRW

"That's not technically as prize, but it is still a big deal. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is going to step down as the leader of her party the Christian Democratic Union in December her plan at the moment is to stay on as chancellor until her term ends in twenty twenty one. But it may be that she won't get to decide because politics, but Germany and Europe without Merckel is going to be something new for a whole lot of people. She has been in power since two thousand five and she's the European Union's longest serving leader. So who do you suppose is going to call the shots when she's gone? Marketplace's Kimberly Adams has that one Germany is Europe's largest economy. So when something big happened in the global financial system on Mirko usually had a big say in how to deal with it. Peter starting is a fellow at the German Marshall fund. She's been the chancellor during the financial crisis in the euro crisis. So in general, just steered Germany through some very difficult times. And in more than. Than a decade as chancellor she influenced the direction of the European Union to her party is now in political trouble amid a backlash over her immigration policies. Mutt? When it comes to the economy says Alan Wheatley at Chatham house. Be mistake to conquer there's going to be a radical shift in policy because whoever the nights leader is going to be very much in the center of politics has Mackel is that without Merkel street cred. So what could change is how Germany interacts with the rest of the European Union? There are forces that are even more skeptical about quote, unquote, spending German resources to support other European economies than she was Jerry Berman teaches European politics at Barnard college. She says if Germany's next leader decides the country shouldn't play that role. You might have more trouble creating forward momentum for the European economy in the future, which may be why miracle wants to give. Everyone a couple of years to.

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"merckel" Discussed on Thunder Radio

Thunder Radio

12:38 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on Thunder Radio

"This caravan really not a big deal. Or is it the third world invasion of the west? Children. To kind of survey. James? I mean, this isn't anything new. We've had people come across the border in waves for for for for years. Now. What's new is the brazen? This of this. My me. A few years ago. You had the youth coming across it was a youth crusades. They're coming across the border the unaccompanied minors. What we wanted to call them instead of illegals. Now, we have the in the beginning of the of this year. All this talk of separating children from their parents. And that was a human outcry, even though Bobby did this. Oh, they're putting kids in cages actually know, literally those are pictures that were taken under the Obama administration. The mainstream media has done their very best to turn this all against Trump. And when President Trump orders that we respect the rule of law that we actually followed the law, it's inhumane, and somehow Trump is to blame. And now we had the left saying that this invasion for for lack of a better to for this invasion is our fault. We brought it upon ourselves. I beg to differ. It's it's. Our will is being tested, and I don't believe our military or I should say our leaders have the will to really enforce that border. You look at what happens when Israel soup. Supports this borders are protects its borders. When you have Palestinians pouring over in getting got. We have recent examples of that big migrant push towards the border. They got put down. And then the world condemns Israel, Israel. Hey, you know, what is pretty clear nomads, man. You know, you got the barbed wire fence that you've got you've got the wall up there. We got sit on the outpost don't come up in hair. We're not willing to do that. We're soft and out of all of whose softer United States under Obama or Merckel Germany under miracle. I have to say Merckel Mirko. She let that flood of immigrants come up through flood of illegals come up here up. It's wreaking havoc. Now, we have a president who was pushing back. You have this is Sandra. Smith of Fox News is palm pale was reading a some statements to the caravan illegal army secretary of state, Mike Pompeo is accusing the caravan of inciting violence for political reasons. He's issued a statement a very formal one thing this many migrants are attempting to transit these countries and in the process of violating their sovereignty their laws and their procedures as President Trump has stated consistent with US law. The US will not allow illegal immigrants to enter or remain in the US. We are not we are concerned that these migrants may be victimized by human smugglers or others who exploit them. We also are deeply concerned by the violence provoked by some members of the group as well as the apparent political motivation of some organizers of the caravan in other words, these people are being used as pawns. And for anybody who plays the game. But chess. You are never really beholding to your poff. You willing to sacrifice your pawn to protect your king Queen or we say ponds, I want you to understand this. You have you have powerful people using these poor disenfranchised franchise dupes as pawns. That's the human tragedy here. These people believing who's ever telling them that? Yeah. You just get to America. Don't take you have to take you win. And you can't blame them for believe in that. Because America has been letting people in here about the Democrats talking about unaccompanied minors can't separate people from the families at first they just sent their kids there when this whole the reality came out. Oh, you can't separate people from your family. Even though we do it all in our country. When you get arrested. UK's don't go to jail with you. They separate you from. For the parents. Now, we have this on the board or will that can't be the policy in the more. And then when the president tried to do it formally he got rebuffed by the supreme court. Oh, so we're came out if you get up here come in. It's families don't just send your kids anymore comment as families seek asylum. They have to let you add. So now, we have cabinet members. We have a vicious from the Trump administration saying, hey, hey, hey. Wake up. You're being used don't come in here. Tom home in former ice, head of ice waited. This is something nobody wants to talk about especially Democrats. Right. They wanted they want people to come this country offering bars for asylum. They want offer sanctuary cities. Now, they support sanctuary cities where they think they can go to be protected from ice. They don't want to fund is for the number of beds need, you know, they they wanna abolished ice. And this is more people make this dangerous journey. Yeah. Isn't Tyson people again in the same Democrats who don't want enforce the law the same Democrats. They don't have a problem with sanctuary cities that flopped along the same Democrats. Who don't want is or border control have no problem with these people just walk into our country. Something is wrong. Representative Louie Gohmert from Texas weighed in with the truth bomb, but the president made no bones about it. And actually, he can take his lead from the Democrats democrat name Woodrow Wilson now one of my favorite presidents, but in nineteen sixteen after Pancho Villa's gangs came across the border in New Mexico killed bunch people not only did he put seventy five thousand or so of a new thing called national guard troops on the border, but he sent general Pershing into Mexico now. President Trump's not going to send people into Mexico, but he's made clear that this basically is an invasion, and it needs to be stopped. It is an invasion. With a lot of people out there. Don't like, Pat Buchanan truth. Is true. Signature issue of the president or signature issue of controlling the border securing the border building the wall halting illegal immigration. It's see major issue in western civilization right now. The folks from the south who are dealing with repression in war, poverty, and hardships all wanna come north to Europe and the United States and it enables Donald Trump to demonstrate that he's a leader on this issue this issue, and he can take action to secure the borders and prevent what is really a third world invasion of the west. It is a third world. What is really a third world invasion of the west? And we're watching this all across Europe. We're watching this in America. Maybe they should have like a underground railroad an underground tunnel system and just take all the legal and just get him up to Canada. Thanks for checking on that. For me. Just checked. There is a there is a statue of Pancho via. In downtown downtown Tucson, this is the man who came across the border rating. Woodrow wilson. Struck back at him. Via. Downtown tucson. The city considers itself part of the resistance. Senator Lindsey Graham wants to nation to understand. What is what what this battle is all about you think people will be voting on the economy on immigration healthcare of something else on everything I think pants are gonna be voting on the mob rule of the Democratic Party. If you elect Democrats around the house, you know, exactly what you're gonna get. They're going to try and impeach the president page Cavanaugh. They don't care about your wallet. They just want to get in your wallet. If he came Republicans in charge. We're going to keep the economy moving forward. We're going to secure our border. We're going to deal with our enemies throughout the world. We're going to rebuild our military cavenaugh today was a despicable episode in the history of the Senate. These caravans will never be stopped by Nancy Pelosi when it comes to standing up to the world, you need a strong leader, like President Trump, absolutely, correct. Now here again, the left what can you say about this? They can't push back on us. So what they do is they have to play the the race card and the race card has been. Overplayed, the race card is losing energy. And when you look at these scenes of all of these e legals. Forcing their way through Mexico. Being aided comfort abetted to get to the border. And then you listen to max boots. Respond to the people who are opposed to this. It really does paint a pretty clear picture for you. Is it demagoguery? How would you describe this Magog Brian? It is also I believe racism, a native is I'm really pandering to the fears of Trump's supporters on Fox News viewers who tend to be older, white males. Who are alarmed about the supposed invasion of dark skinned newcomers coming to America. I mean, the threat is entirely bogus. Because in fact, border crossings have declined dramatically in the last eighteen years down eighty percent. There is not this massive army of illegal immigrants, and these people are not even illegal immigrants. They are refugees who are seeking legal. The United States. They're not even they're not even the refugees marching in groups that thousands flying the country's flag that they're fleeing from Matt's boot. Yeah. Yes. Yes. Max, boo. A native ISM and racism to oppose the caravan. This is what we're this is the craziness that we are absolutely dealing with. And then you've got Brian stetzer Stelter, these pictures from the Guatemala, Mexico border certainly are powerful right now. Some of the migrants are entering into Mexico. The government's trying to stop them from moving north toward the US. How do you see these pictures being weaponized right now? They're very gripping pictures and more than that the the image of a mass of people moving through crossing bridges and rivers indicate it's it feels like an invading force. And of course, what a picture doesn't do or a clip is. So you wear it is how far that might be from the US. So when you have people talking about a border crisis and not specifying that it's the Mexico Guatemala border, which is several weeks walking from the US. It makes it feel like there's this mass of human beings is going to make people feel that they're under seat. I just don't you know, what I don't know. I'm looking at the television. I'm seeing a mass of human beings were working. We're we're working our way towards the to our border. But but stealth search Stelter Brian Stelter seat in he says, this is there weaponising the images that we're showing you. That's all they got. And they're becoming weepy in whiny about it Mika Brzezinski is back in the news. And she is begging Democrats. She's begging them to man up. We'll have that for your six twenty one fifteen minutes.

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"merckel" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

The Daily Zeitgeist

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist

"It's it's just tough because when you look on one on one side of it you look at trump and you're like well maybe we can just vote him out but he's doing so much damage right now as it is in europe right now with like undermining nato and then like you know coming after merckel entry somme and just again talking hot and making it see who again i think i think the real thing that i'm really concerned about is what happens when he's in that one on one with putin where there's nobody in there and there are no aids it's just him in putin and what he what he does because in singapore with kim putin feeding him like little trees like dog or bird like a bird like like in singapore you know the south koreans and then even our own like like jim mattis had no idea that trump was like all right we'll suspend military exercise of south korea like he just set like he just did that without consulting with anyone we're dogma s so then what happens when he's in the room with putin what are they going to be concessions there and that's why we end up russian citizens do they mean guys you're gonna love this we're all russian now united states and russia it's like okay well yeah and miles you were suggesting and i kind of think this is an interesting theory that an alternate option for why trump is doing what he's doing to our western alliances is or a an additional contributing factor is just that trump can't deal with women in power yeah well yeah i mean we know that but i think yeah that's one way if you want to look at the nicest way and he's not a putin he can't deal with theresa may and angola merckel for some reason why and then it's like if it's only the toxic bros that he folks with right urda one sick putin tight can territory do on the check out this cd my guy right like those are those are the people that he loves and then it's anyone who is like man when you get a smart woman in there like an oxford educated woman who's like looking at you like him you can see through him looks like looks at him and he knows they know he ain't shit right they got to go yeah they got to leave you know shut it down you can't shake your hands me look away like now comedy central bring back the president show we need anthony atomic now more than ever all right let's take another quick break we'll be right back guys two words you've never heard together go podcast get ready to hear it from now on because google podcast is a new app there give it away for free in.

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"merckel" Discussed on The CyberWire

The CyberWire

04:15 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on The CyberWire

"And perhaps best known for his invention of public key cryptography in cooperation with whitfield defeat and ralph merckel in two thousand fifteen he won the prestigious turing award along with whitfield dippy he's the author of a number of publications the most recent of which he co authored with his wife dorothy titled a new map for relationships creating true love at home and peace on the planet in march nineteen seventy five the national bureau of standards as it was then called promulgated or put forth proposed data encryption standard for commercial actually for governmental unclassified use but for sensitive data and of course it's going to become a commercial standard as well with dippy and i my colleague in crime partner crime and i realized that the fifty six bit key size was at best marginal it's kind of like having a thousand combinations for a combination lock it's grateful walking up your bike but not so great for walking up one hundred million dollars worth of information and so we wrote some nice letters to nbs which they pretty much nord and after about six months and now we're getting toward the later part of nineteen seventy five we started to get more pointed and we realized that this was in fact not a not a bug but a feature and say didn't wanna publicly available standard that they could not break and so we started to contact congress the media trying to create some interest in solving what was fundamentally a political problem and too high level and say employee's flew out from maryland to meet with us and told us you're wrong but pres be quiet if you continue talking this way you're going to cause grave harm to national security of course that makes no sense and they were saying right with they're saying is you're right but if you keep talking this way you're gonna cause grave harm to national security their concern was that we were in telling the american public american industry and even parts of the american government how to protect their secrets better we were also telling criminals foreign governments terrorists had to protect their secrets as well it's an unavoidable trade off and so i had to figure out what to do take me through that decision making process because as you describe it in the book there's a good bit of nuance here oh it was quite amazing yes so i went home that night to figure out the right thing to do my intellect was telling me the right thing was to go public with this that nsa should not make a decision all by itself in secret about what was best for the country because they were an interested party and on the other hand i had and also the united states was the most comp is was in is the most computerized nation in the world whereas in those days the soviet union our main adversary had almost no computer especially in commercial use personal use so i went home to figure out the right thing to do 'cause these nsa people were telling me just the opposite and while i'm trying to figure out the right thing to do an idea pops into my head forget about what's right and wrong you've got a tiger by the tail you'll never have a better chance to make an impact on the world to be famous infamous whatever run with it now who would want to jeopardize national security for those reasons that would be egotistical and so at the time i actually now i liken it to a movie where you know the devils on an actor shoulder in the angels on the other side whispering in his ear sure that was the devil whispering in my shoulder and at the time i thought i was able to brush the devil off my shoulder and make a rational decision to go public that was the right thing to do but five years later i realized that i had fooled myself and while i did make the right to vision that we do know that because admiral bobby inman who's director of nsa time has since said in an interview about four or five years ago that it was the right decision i realized that i myself about my motivation there's another part of the book where you describe interpersonal communication you had interaction with admiral bobby inman he was the director of an essay in the late seventies.

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"merckel" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

Newsradio 970 WFLA

03:32 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA

"None of the other nato member nations participating in it therefore any of the socalled benefits from it the drive bys are also upset because while trump is criticizing merckel and trump is openly confronting our friends at nato trump will not criticize putin's cnn's beside itself over that today the trump is gonna go meet with putin is going to be a couple of good old boys having a yuck yuck good time and meanwhile he dares to confront merckel this is so delicious to watch fox and so now we turn to the audio soundbites with christiane amanpour who i am convinced thinks she is a diplomat she is the foreign correspondent for cnn and i'm convinced that she thinks that she's actually state department diplomat or no state department to small she is a world wide diplomats she is a diplomatic expert she's not just a journalist she's much much much much more than that so on new day to day they had her on their cnn and wanted her opinion on trump lashing out lashing out at angela merkel get christiane amanpour reaction to facts and figures don't add up yes the president is raising this pipeline issue it's got nothing to do with military spending ever since two thousand fourteen when russia changed the rules of the game russia changed the rules of the game let's say that again russia invaded another country at annexed it changing the rules of the game that was anger merckel who took the lead in standing up to putin and became the leader of the western lines in europe along with president obama and that is when they decided to up nato's defence spending it was then at the summit in two thousand fourteen that they decided to up nato's defence spending they may have decided to but they didn't do it they may have decided to didn't follow through with it and you notice always in the mix here president obama this is when the angle lumber merckel took the lead and standing up to putin and became the leader of the west allies in europe standing up to putin she stood up to putin now she has an exclusive secret direct pipeline deal with poop excluding all of her other nato member nations this is this is also convoluted because it misses the point and now and she says the numbers don't add up the facts and they do add up trump has been is not just on the on the natural gas numbers and the percentage of natural gas from russia germany is gonna get upwards of seventy percent trump's point about the questionable ties between russia and germany is worth noting too the former german chancellor somebody name of gerhard schroder got a golden parachute from public service from potent control gazprom years ago it seems to be paying off with friendly policies in berlin i mean there's all kinds of tight deals that the germans over the years have been making with russia so the numbers do add up they can do all the fact checks they want but trump's numbers is announced today visavis germany and russia added up here's more christiane amanpour pulling the the weekends just call a spade of spain the president says it's unfair to the us into the taxpayers but nato's budget is determined on the size of each individual economy that's why the us spends the us wants to spend more of domestic gdp on its own military europe thought.

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"merckel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

01:33 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"Therefore any of the socalled benefits from it the drive bys are also upset because while trump is criticizing merckel and trump is openly confronting our friends at nato trump will not criticize putin cnn's beside itself over that today the trump is going gonna go meet with putin is going to be a couple of good old boys having a yuck yuck good time and meanwhile he dares to confront merckel this is so delicious to watch folks and so now we turn to the audio soundbites with christiane amanpour who i am convinced thinks she is a diplomat she is the foreign correspondent for cnn and i'm convinced that she thinks that she's actually a state department diplomat or no state department to small she is a world wide diplomat she is a diplomatic expert she's not just a journalist she's much much much much more than that so on new day today they had her on their cnn did and wanted her opinion on trump lashing out lashing out at angela merkel get christiane amanpour reaction to facts and figures don't add up yes the president is raising this pipeline issue it's got nothing to do with military spending ever since two thousand fourteen when russia changed the rules of the game russia changed the rules of the game let's say that again russia invaded another country at annexed it changing the rules of the game that was angela merkel who took the lead in standing up to putin and became the leader of the west airlines in europe along with president obama and that is when they decided to up nato's defence spending it was then at the summit in two thousand fourteen that they decided to up nato's defence spending they decided to but they didn't do it.

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"merckel" Discussed on 710 WOR

710 WOR

01:51 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on 710 WOR

"Drive bys are also upset because while trump is criticizing merckel and trump is openly confronting our friends at nato trump will not criticize putin cnn's beside itself over that today the trump is gonna go meet with putin is going to be a couple of good old boys having a yuck yuck good time and meanwhile he dares to confront merckel this is so delicious to watch folks and so now we turn to the audio soundbites with christiane amanpour who i am convinced thinks she is a diplomat she is the foreign correspondent for cnn and i'm convinced that she thinks that she's actually a state department diplomat or no state department to small she is a world wide diplomat she is a diplomatic expert she's not just a journalist she much much much much more than that so on new day today they had her on their cnn did and wanted her opinion on trump lashing out lashing out at angela merkel to get christiane amanpour reaction to facts and figures don't add up yes the president is raising this pipeline issue it's got nothing to do with military spending ever since two thousand fourteen when russia changed the rules of the game russia changed the rules of the game let's say that again russia invaded another country annexed it changing the rules of the game that was angela merkel who took the lead in standing up to putin and became the leader of the west airlines in europe along with president obama and that is when they decided to up nato's defence spending it was then at the summit in two thousand fourteen that they decided to up nato's defence spending they may have decided to but they didn't do it.

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"merckel" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

KLIF 570 AM

04:37 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM

"Just murad through all of the eu she believes in free people's free movement of free peoples right throughout the eu it hasn't worse she brought in a million refugees but here's the carriers one point three million now the eu mitt last weekend and they had these late night meetings all the world leaders of the european countries in the eu came to the determination that they would take an certain number of refugees but they would together built camps in italy to keep him in a detention facility in italy until they could decide where they would go that sounds familiar right well again trump is inhumane trump is committing human rights violations is europe going to lecture trump now are we going to hear the european socialists well guess what i'm going to read you something from a good friend of mine who swedish now she is very liberal she's a dear friend and it's just lovely lovely person now this is an again telling you how europe is now reacting to this mass unsupported migration of mostly islamic men across all of your into northern greece and italy are the primary targets guess what they're not happy with this deal because it's still locks people into their countries and now they're going to be world these camps are they remember this is only because there's only coming to ahead because the italian leadership changed yeah and you've got populist antiimmigrant democrats in germany said to merckel you've you've that you basically are ruining our country you have ruined our country with this and so you know all angela you know you can only be a battle axe for so long axes doll needs to be sharpened maybe the proper falls made me say denmark is introducing a new set of measures to regulate life in twentyfive low income in heavily heavily muslim enclaves saying that families there do not willingly merge into the country's mainstream they should be compelled that's in denmark okay they've had a big influx of the small very homogeneous previously homogeneous population okay now a friend from sweden i send this to her she said i just read that and i just read the swedish defence just put out a two hundred sixty five page report on how salafi muslims are taking root with huge warnings calling it antidemocratic not aligned with swedish values and very oppressive of women they now want to shut down all religious free schools in sweden because they have muslim schools are all free of course a lot of them are being supported by saudi arabia i bet free schools because koran schools because of the koran in schools are are brainwashing these young people these scandinavian countries have awakened and they will crack down harder much harder than even us i think here in the united states she's saying i think what the danes are doing and making headgear illegal it let's face it it's oppressive of women and brainwash children and goes against the basis of scandinavian society which is a quality including gender equality that's from a liberal person who does not like the policies of donald trump and the united states this is what's happening i'm telling you they don't want to admit it because it would it would look a lot of these democrats not the activist types they don't want to admit it because it's so so personally embarrassing to them but this is all boils down to three words trump was right trump was right or trump is right about all of this in before him buchanan was right and on trade perot was right the conservative populace pro sovereignty movement is growing around the world japan was always very protective of its culture japan understood that your culture is your future your past your past your traditions your family your culture above all which of course includes freedom freedom of speech but the culture must be preserved for if it's not preserved you lose your people you lose your identity it's not racist it's preservative it's conservative in the in the right meaning of the of the of the word it's healthy people can have different societies and different parts of the world there's no problem with that but don't come to our country as that illegal immigrant told the la times yesterday who crossed the border illegally separated from her child reunited two days ago and then said this is a heartless policy in i'm telling people who want asylum don't apply for it here because this is not compassionate this is.

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"merckel" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:55 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KQED Radio

"And i'm noel king leaders of the european union were up all night in brussels in a combative meeting to hammer out a deal on migration now this is an agreement that affects not only the future of people trying to escape war and oppression and poverty it affects the future of the eu itself what happens there will also help determine whether merckel remains the chancellor of germany npr's psoriasis are you nelson is in brussels covering the summit hi sarah hello all right so let's start with uncle merckel she has a lot riding on what happens at this today summit remind us what's going on with her in germany well back in germany she has a very rebellious interior minister who belongs to her conservative bavarian party and they're facing a challenge from the far right alternative for germany so what they've done is made migration a key issue in this interior minister is now threatening to do is on sunday closed borders of germany sort of rebellion i mean without her permission to against or i should say to migrants or most migrants who who are trying to get to germany so that's a real problem and it would force her to fire him which in turn could make the government collapse which would lead to new elections and in her career so did this plan that they came up with in brussels last night put an end to her political wolves did it solve our problems but we'll have to see the conversation she's going to be having with that interior minister and the bavarian party doesn't take place until sunday but certainly the fact that the eu is taking a harder line now at least vocally about migration should play in her favor in certainly mackel sounded a lot happier than she did yesterday when she was in the german parliament and snapped at her hecklers who oppose her humanitarian stance on refugees optimistic nothing can be it's obvious conclusion of world she says that here in brussels after this deal was struck that she's optimisitic and that she and other leaders will continue to bridge their differences but that they have an awful lot of work to do and they actually do well this session last night lasted more than nine hours which is quite the marathon what did they actually what's it leaders actually decide on well it was more about intention and expressing solidarity rather than any kind of firm actions but they did talk about the need for screening centers on european soil for migrants who come by boat so that the pressure is eased on italy and greece and spain and other countries where these migrants get to from when they go by boat but the thing is it's a voluntary things and so far no countries are at least expressing an interest in hosting these centers another key thing was that they talked about needing to reaffirm their commitment with turkey which has been taking a lot of refugees and asylum seekers and migrants and also potentially setting up centres for asylum seekers africa so basically they would file claims for the european union in centers there but again a lot of we should do this we want we're thinking about doing this we agree on doing this but not really details and just briefly you mentioned italy italy was threatening to scuttle this entire summit if you didn't get its concerns about migration addresses italy calm down for the moment certainly they've calmed down but if they were looking for some exact relief which they do need they do receive a lot of refugees that are coming across the sea they didn't get it and so but the fact that there is actually an e you agreement that certainly is something that italy welcomes npr's psoriasis are hiding nelson thanks sarah you're welcome later today on all things considered parenting a child with a significant developmental disability and how that experience trans many parents into powerful advocates ask your smart speaker to play npr or ask for your member station by name this is npr news.

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"merckel" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

WCBS Newsradio 880

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880

"W cbs traffic center sixty six degrees with a little light rain and some fog this morning sixty six in garden city sixty five and dairy and it's a damn start but then sunshine has promised on this first day of summer with a warm afternoon the highs eighty few clouds around tonight low be about sixty five degrees some fifties in some suburbs and tomorrow friday sun but it won't last clouds will gather high seventy five is all tomorrow looks like rain coming in tomorrow night and looking ahead to the weekend cloudy on saturday showers thunderstorm in the high only seventy three sundays better partly sunny with a shower thunderstorm with a high of eighty five to close out the weekend we're learning more about an exchange that took place between president trump and german chancellor angela merkel that the g seven summit this month the president is said to have tossed two pieces of candy at angela merkel and he did that after there was a tense moment where the g seven leaders convince trump into signing a joint communique cbs news senior global affairs contributor ian bremmer has details trump was sitting there with his arms crossed cooling not liking the fact that he felt like they were ganging up on him he eventually agreed he said okay he'll sign it at that point he stood up he put his hand in his pocket his suit jacket pocket and he took to starburst candies out through them on the table and said to merckel here ongo don't say i never give you anything starburst candies ian bremmer reporting that bad exchange show trump's emotional state the president eventually backed out of that joint statement former mayor mike bloomberg is putting some of his fortune behind an effort to wrestle control of congress away from republicans cbs news correspondent peter king mike bloomberg has a history of supporting candidates based on issues not party these reportedly spending eighty million dollars to support democratic congressional candidates that he says have shown leadership on critical issues like gun safety the environment immigration and education in a written statement bloomberg calls many congressional republicans especially house leadership feckless he says they failed to show they can govern responsibly peter king cbs news w cbs news time seven forty one head over to your local.

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"merckel" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

KVNT Valley News Talk

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on KVNT Valley News Talk

"You if you threaten the greatest a military power on the planet in this kind of way they may well find a way to take you out we have great technology and you cannot you cannot threaten the world a at mean it's so funny to because i think people always talk about it what's a sovereign nation i have to tell you i don't i don't look at it that way i don't think of it as a sovereign nation it's it's to meet no different than if charles manson amassed an army of people and subjugated them under him you don't say will to sovereign nation the man is enslaving millions of human beings that's what i that's how i see it and so i i i i do think you're right that heat when you're dealing with somebody like that that we're not dealing with angola merckel we're were when i was exterminating the jews by the wagonloads did we say that that's a sovereign nation when toads those japan killed almost three thousand people in the us soil the pearl harbor do we say sorry that's how the conference in geneva group outfits no we didn't we actually drop nuclear bombs all path and we mobilize twelve million american gis to fight the scourge of the fascist imperialist so yes or have sort of national sovereignty is an absolute the absolute is the moral truths that we acquire through revelation in reason but that's the only thing that's absolute and this president understands that this is a threat not only to know the people of north korea and the people of south korea and japan and individual all that has ballistic missile technology tipped with nuclear weapons is a threat to everything we hold the in america and in the world and he's doing exactly the right thing i it it's funny because i do uh i i i find the whole thing funny i mean went when trump tweets this out i laugh because i think he's crazy like a fox latinos what he's doing but then the.

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"merckel" Discussed on WLAC

WLAC

01:30 min | 3 years ago

"merckel" Discussed on WLAC

"To brussels where he's going to meet with angola merckel and he's going to address the the nato gathering it was a commissioning and a and a ceremony honoring nato and the alliance and yes article five tacked one you attack all of us so trump is getting ready to stand next to angle merckel in in brussels three hours earlier obama is with markel at the brandenburg gates with eighty thousand people in front of it so obama managed to find a way to get on the same schedule as the as the president was with the same world leaders and then three hours later trump is there you you really aren't doing this on purpose sir and then the president finds himself with prince harry for a photo op as donald trump is meeting with the g seven people hitches just can't let it go kanye and in each appearance obama seems to mention some little sort of slam that's going to attack trump and also contradict what we're doing here so it's no surprise that when he goes to france and this paid a reported four hundred thousand dollars that he would again take some shots not only add donald trump but in america this was one clip from the president's.

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