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Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

02:24 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Its ash minute and we're in the thick of this year's quality of life conference which is taking place in the greek capital athens. We'll have an update from our radio team there in just a moment but do stay tuned to monocle twenty four throughout the day for the very latest those the day's headlines back to you chris. Thank you very much lex to germany. Now where the election campaign to determine who will replace. Angela merkel chancellor is in its final stages. It's been an extremely difficult race to predict a winner with three different parties. Taking the lead. Over the summer months for the moment when german head to the polls on sunday it is looking like olaf scholz of the social democrats could claim. The party's first victory in two decades in germany. but i'm in lush of the christian. Democrats still has yet to throw in the towel. of course. how will sunday's poll impact germany's role in the world. Well for more on this. I spoke just a little while earlier to daniela schwarzer. She is executive director for europe and eurasia at the open society foundations and began by asking her what she expects will change. When angela merkel leaves office festival the new chancellor will have to establish himself or herself as not only german and european leader but also as a leader of a major country. in the world given germany's economic and political power and underline makhala was known for her political clout for her resilience negotiations but also for her strong appetite for consensus building and really taking others along. And that will actually stay one of the major roles of the german chancellor in the eu twenty. Seven where divergence is really on the rise and The question the europe has the capacity to act internationally will very much depend on germany's role and bringing all those different interests together and also lining up common interests with franz and actually trying to bring the eu forward. I do not think that the next chancellor will have the ambition for germany to go it alone but will really continue to see germany as a pillar within the european union and the transatlantic relationship but of course the current Us policy for instance we vs ghana's tan or the end of pacific doesn't make that an easy task. The new jump mita. It doesn't make it an easy task as you described. They're both the us. And the european divisions you talk about the need for experience pragmatism After anglo-american the candidates that that are on the ballot on sunday. They haven't really been challenged too much in this campaign on foreign policy have they. I mean do you. Do you feel you have a good sense of where they stand. And how how they differ. International questions really didn't play huge role in this campaign. They weren't really set by the candidates and in the various tv debates. Those questions went resist however over the past few weeks. The international situation really changed to an extent that i think all candidates had to say something at some point and what became quite clear is that the greens mainly took international questions from the climate change perspective and the very big need for the next german leader to actually take the eu but also international partners along on that agenda while the cd you and in particular. I mean lushes in a in which he published. Yesterday he looked ahead and said well germany's role is really one of an international leader and he picks up the topics that he thinks other priorities for the seven presidency. So he speaks about. The climate agenda speaks about economics and trade and he does speak about china full of shorts quite well known at least on the european seeing has been a trump and finance in the who who is behind the big recovery. Plan that that you put on track and summer twenty twenty and you see them particularly from a french perspective as a as a good partner because this was a franco-german initiative that was put on track and he actually said to have convinced the german chancellor to go along with him. that's major investment project. So many see him. As a candidates who will actually play very positive role for the modernization and the strengthening of of europe because he has shown with this initiative younger stance the challenges ahead. there needs to be more european investment into into our own motivation. Transformation give climate and digital as the two major challenges so climate and digital investment in europe is one aspect you did touch at the top also on the aspect of the divisions in europe also over values and and issues like that. I know that has been to some degree a discussion in this campaign you talked earlier about how germany you know is the one that sort of brings europe together. Do you think the candidates will be able to do that or will they have to get more directly involved. Almost sort of take sides in this debate about the values in europe stands for and my view. The next german leadership has to be far more outspoken. On those issues. I'm gonna in her time as chancellor she in a way. Never spoke up clearly against victoria. All done so. The prime minister of hungary actually for years was a member of the european people's party which the conservative party family. Where you know the cd. You also sits. And mac os edited was to leave it to the eu institutions to handle this conflict and she would have probably backed up behind closed doors but there was no public leadership on her side and s things stand with serious democratic backsliding in hungary and poland then allegations of corruption in a number of other member states. It is extremely high political importance. That not only. The european commission actually runs against those countries with all the instruments that had has but that litas from other member states. Actually speak clearly for those principles and I think the new coalition that will come into office in germany has a hugely important role to play god..

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"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

02:39 min | 2 d ago

"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Today. Germany decides who will succeed chancellor angela merkel in sunday's election brought to you by state farm like a good neighbour state farm is there you know i started to. I love angela merkel nine hundred ninety one. When did just enter the political arena. You know linda. Kabul was the only photographer anglo markle allowed to take her official portraits. Couple had set out to shoot politicians throughout their careers to record. How high office changed them. Physically she never gave them any direction on how to pose but simply placed them in front of a white background and the first picture. She was a little bit looking up to the camera. I remember that she was a bit awkward and shy. But even so she was inexperienced. I was impressed by her style. Her energy geology had power and linda was the first photograph merkel's trademark hand gesture in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. She showed the first time. The famous merkel diamond. Wow yeah she never did it before in public. It was really the first picture. And i realized why she did it. And you know if you keep your together outta medically your shoulders us get up and you can stand for a long time and listening may be boring speeches. Here look very attentive because your body never get too relaxed to try and get right now. I already feel more tired out. And in recent weeks the pair map for their final photo shoot. Of course she changed if chancellor for sixteen years now in the last year she got more static and glow in her eyes liveliness in the is disappeared but she kept her personality and she always had her ego in check normally politician tied to control their images. But she didn't ask for approval. A pictures. I shoot for several years with out any control from her site. Yeah she didn't make.

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Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Morning Edition

Morning Edition

02:21 min | 5 hrs ago

Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Morning Edition

"With her East German scientific side an inclination to be cautious and analytical Miracle has been criticized for being too cautious and for a lack of drive and ambition while planning Germany's future but biographer Stefan Cornelius says her balanced approach has helped miracle maintain a calm steady leadership at a time when Europe's cohesion was constantly under threat G kept the Euro from collapsing She kept Europe united at a point where their economic crisis was tearing the continent apart She one of the major military crises we had in Ukraine with negotiating ceasefire with Russia And even though she was heavily criticized for opening Germany's doors to hundreds of thousands of migrants from war torn Middle East and North Africa in 2015 Cornelius says the decision lessen the impact on the rest of Europe But he says Merkel's legacy is much bigger than all of this She keeps up the flame of a liberal minded democracy in a time where the foundation of our democracies are shaken where we are questioning whether this kind of government is the right one for us were populous all over the world rise and where the west as a unifying idea of so many countries with the United States at its helm is collapsing Another biographer says Merkel was originally planning to step down in 2017 but thought better of it after a populist was elected president of the United States The world needed a leader to fight for democracy he said and she stayed on But after 16 years she's finally stepping down leaving Germany say many of her constituents better than she found it Her old friend Michael schindhelm has familiar advice for her After such a long period of governing it's about time to do something else And you could say again you go into the white open He's convinced that after leading Germany for so long Angela Merkel is poised to do interesting things yet again Rob Schmidt and Pyrenees Germany This is WNYC in New York join us next week as the green space reopens to live audiences with a living room our artist in residence and negron is gathering musicians.

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Feds to Indict Ex-Boeing Test Pilot Over 737 Max Crashes

WSJ What's News

00:36 sec | Last week

Feds to Indict Ex-Boeing Test Pilot Over 737 Max Crashes

"Federal prosecutors plan criminally charged a former boeing pilot. They suspect of misleading aviation regulators. About safety issues blamed for two fatal crashes of the seven three seven. Max this is according to people familiar with the matter who add that mark faulkner is likely to face prosecution in the coming weeks. He was boeing. Seven three seven max. Chief technical pilot during the aircraft's development and attorney for foreigner didn't respond to our requests for comment a justice department spokesman and boeing declined to comment. We have much more on this. On wsj.com

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Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:49 sec | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

"Those are that he doesn't want to raise taxes And he wants to return to Germany's constitutional debt break The greens however while obviously wanting to commit to an expense of spending in order to reach Germany's ambitious climate targets they are quite reticent to rule out a coalition option with the conservatives And if they were to enter such a coalition it would be difficult for them to convince two more fiscally conservative parties to do the spending commitments that would be needed for their climate plan Okay very very interesting yeah Very tight poles tight race in terms of what's happening in Germany ahead of Sunday's election who will succeed Angela Merkel as Chancellor army lasher Olaf Schultz all of the main candidates were on TV for the.

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"merkel" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

09:35 min | Last month

"merkel" Discussed on Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior

"That's friends without the are best all right so this is being reported today by cnbc. I was just talking about. Russia is already using gas as a weapon to pressure the european union. It's already happening. This is from cnbc. Russia is pumping a lot less natural gas to europe. All of a sudden and is not clear. Why actually it's perfectly clear. Why the key points from the article state european piped natural gas supply from russia has slowed in recent weeks raising concerns about the potential causes behind the drop and its implications for global gas markets. It comes shortly after german. Chancellor angela merkel sought to ease long-running concerns about the nearly completed nord stream. Two pipeline saying further sanctions may be imposed if moscow used gas quote as a weapon. What is russia dune response to this. It uses gas as a weapon by slowing down a supply to europe which will drive up the price for consumers so literally ukrainians are screaming about saying you need to block this nordstrom to project and even european officials have pointed out that go. This whole project goes against the climate crisis. Goals of the european union and yet merckel has allowed it to move forward anyway. Biden's white house did slap on the sanctions but didn't really put teeth into its efforts to stop this and what everyone has been fearing would happen is happening right now. Because past behavior determines future behavior. Russia has a history of leveraging. Its gas turning off the tap to ukraine in the data winter to try to pressure. Ukraine hurt ukraine. Now it's doing it to the european union. It's not funny. I'm just laughing because this is also predictable and just blood money man. We need more public servants in power across the european union and across the united states in order to stand up to this because how much money is worth destroying your future on this planet. Your children's future. How much money is worth spreading dystopia around the world. I don't think any amount of money is worth that but unfortunately too many people in positions of power in the european union and north america do and. That's the key issue here. He yes agree. I me that. I don't even know what to say at this point. It's one of these situations where you wish people could see the forest for the trees be also wish that people could see like the forest is on fire. You can't even you know we had the chance. We had a chance to turn this around. There are multiple opportunities to educate the public about all these interconnected dangers there. Multiple opportunities to change our policies into something meaningful both in terms of enforcing accountability for crime and illicit activity but also moving us forward moving us towards a green economy. Moving us towards the kind of i mean they're not even solutions. They're mostly just mitigations in a ongoing climate catastrophe to try to make our future a little better a little safer to make our children and our grandchildren's future possible and that's one of these things that i'm watching and i'm seeing all these kind of interconnected layers in terms of attitudes You know from this administration certainly also from the gop more so from the gop toward the safety of children toward the safety of the vulnerable and basically toward the future. You know how you treat your countries children or how you treat children you know in other countries as well as sign of your investment in the future and what kind of life you're envisioning and what kind of value you place on that life and you know. Obviously there's a great day to record an episode because you know my children are back in public school. My youngest child is too young shoe. Get the vaccine and like every parent. I know you know and i yet immunity but you feel good about the situation and it doesn't matter how they feel about vaccines or masks or whatever it's like. Everyone loves their children. Everyone is very worried about the pandemic. Everyone is looking for consistent in cohen advice. And you know those of us who do want to get vaccines for our kids or looking for that date you know. When is it going to be available. And it's not just that there are things that we don't know. The virus mutates it forms variants. The situation does change. It's the utter of interest in providing the most rudimentary information to parents or even considering this group this group of under twelve year old children as part of american life. You know they'll talk about their pandemic of the unvaccinated. They'll raise actually. I'm going to interrupt you right there. Because i have a two year old and i'm desperate to get her vaccinated tub and following this closely and i've listened to dr foggy is interview last night. Npr and i'm following this. I'm i'm counting down. I'm talking to other parents. They see in the neighborhood The research is in progress. I think it's going to be the next couple months when we might see an emergency approval this fall for children Eleven to five. Possibly but when it when it's my turn on it's might kids turned up my hopefully com a couple months later so i i don't feel that way at all. I actually feel the information. I've been getting as is clear is going to take the time it needs to take. In the meantime we have to take precautions in order to avoid the worst and just social distance. And just be careful. Yes i agree with you. Certainly on the precautions the information. We have been getting some of it. Is we get it from the school system. Because they're trying to figure everything out it's just been All over the map. But it's more just like the the lack of kind of outreach or empathy you know. A lot of people thought that in biden bassist trump in terms of just the expression of basic human empathy because obviously as trump is the bars very very low here like we had a sociopath narcissist sadist in the white house so anything obviously is going to be better than that biden is certainly much better than that. But there're just a lot of you know naturally fear ridden parents in which includes me out there wondering about things getting conflicting information. And i don't mean the kind of information like let's inject ourselves with horse treatments or whatever the hell are doing with the vaccines i mean. Things like Ken now that the fda has approved the vaccine an older child get it from their pediatrician off. Brown like there are all these basic kind of scientific medical questions. And there's this sort of tennessee were all expected to be like amateur epidemiologist which is not a good thing to be you know. I think we've seen the result of everybody trying to be amateur epidemiologists in this country and in other countries and it has not gone well and it's just You know it's the flavor of our time we literally have In terms of you know other failures in the government like the fbi's failure to bring accountability for the capital attacks. For example. there's a group called sedition hunters says managed identify purely through you know publicly distributed information because of course those attacks were live streamed and spelled out on social media and shown on television. They were able to identify the perpetrators and notify the fbi and be like. Hey man you know you might wanna like arrest this dude. Who was you know threatening to assassinate a bunch of people and bolted into the capital. And of course the fbi is like what are you talking about. We can't find any coordination we'll get into that later but it's just It's the abdication of not just responsibility. But the obligation to say like if they feel like they're in over their head if they feel like they don't have clear answers it's the advocation of transparency to the general public. That i think is In some senses artifact of inheriting the trump crisis like they inherited an absolute shit storm that showed how frail and corrupt and broken our institutions are and the biden administration is full of institutionalists. They're not to want to admit this even if they weren't the ones who broke it. And i think they might have put some chips in it during the obama era. But you know. Trump's people came in with a sledgehammer in decimated. Everything they're still not going to want to admit how bad off we are like that is the tenor of the biden. Administration is basically. everything's cool. Take off your mask. 'cause we got it under control and sometimes they do have under control or at least they're capable of learning from their mistakes so equivalency between them and and trump but my god i would rather just have the straightforward bad news..

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Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:28 sec | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

"Votes that becomes transfer It's the party that is able to build a coalition and build a majority first and they are going to be able to become Chancellor So a very tight race and then the outcome you're quite a lot of possibilities Well what sort of commitment in terms of the horse trading are we going to see What would the greens actually want for The CDU and the social Democrats in return for teaming up With the FDP it is really clear that there is putting out a couple of lines that align him very closely with Merkel's conservatives.

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Woman Fleeing Afghanistan Gives Birth to Baby Girl on US Flight out of Kabul

BBC Newsday

00:18 sec | Last month

Woman Fleeing Afghanistan Gives Birth to Baby Girl on US Flight out of Kabul

"Birth on board a US evacuation aircraft in Germany. The U. S Air Mobility Command said the mother was traveling with her family from Kabul to Germany when she went into labor. Once the plane landed, US military medics delivered the child. Both mother and baby are well. Angela Merkel is

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Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on All Things Considered

All Things Considered

00:30 sec | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "merkel" discussed on All Things Considered

"Became Germany's Chancellor and led her country through an era of crises She keeps up the flame of a liberal minded democracy in a time where the foundation of our democracies are shaken Now after 16 years Merkel is stepping down A look at her legacy on the next morning edition from NPR news Tomorrow morning at 5 on 90.1 W ABE A group of candidates running for Atlanta mayor saying they are being excluded Emil Moffett will have more on that coming up in about two minutes when we check in with the W ABE Atlanta newsroom Live from NPR news and Culver City California I'm Duane Brown One day after the FDA issued an emergency authorization for a Pfizer booster dose for certain groups.

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Merkel, Putin Spar Over Navalny but Vow to Maintain Dialogue

The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show

00:48 sec | Last month

Merkel, Putin Spar Over Navalny but Vow to Maintain Dialogue

"In this BBC report. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin as the relationship between the two countries. Continues to suffer from ongoing tensions. Last pre pandemic meeting in Moscow Chancellor Merkel and President Putin talked for more than three hours. Some topics haven't changed. Will disagree about Russian backed rebels in eastern Ukraine and find common ground on North Stream two. They're incomplete. Undersea gas pipeline, which Germany's allies opposed to new issues have emerged. Afghanistan and Belarus, which has been pushing Middle Eastern migrants into the European Union in retaliation for sanctions. All this on the anniversary of the nerve agent attack on the jailed opposition leader, Alexei Navalny. He was treated in Germany. Moscow is still trying to

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Why Are Our Leaders Not Putting the American People First?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:44 min | Last month

Why Are Our Leaders Not Putting the American People First?

"Governor larry hogan the chaotic and heartbreaking scenes out of afghanistan over the last several days with innocent civilians running for their lives in fear of the taliban is the result of a rush and irresponsible withdrawal many of these afghan citizens. Our allies bravely risked their lives to provide invaluable support for many years to our efforts as interpreters and support staff and we have a moral obligation to help them for their service. These allies their immediate families are eligible to receive special immigrant visas to the united states. And we stand ready and willing to do even more. It's the least we can do. Special immigrant visas. Look they're so wonderful then. Go let angela merkel get blessed by these people. We already have simultaneous immigration crises. Happening right now you know that we just had another two million people anywhere between one point. Six to two million people come illegally into the southern border. And what is governor. Larry hogan worried about not serving. His fellow countrymen not literacy rates of black americans in baltimore not the problems of crime and now we stand ready for another twenty thousand people that don't speak our language. Interpreters they do speak your language but not all of them do. I'm sure some of their kids might not. The question is why are leaders. Not putting the american people i. It's because they really don't like their voters they don't actually they have contempt for everyday. Americans people that own firearms the people that go to church. Get governor larry hogan like many others he would much rather try to change the country because it makes them feel good because governor larry does with the corporate class tells him to do

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Scientists Predict More Extreme Weather Globally After Germany Devastated by Flooding

Here & Now

02:11 min | 2 months ago

Scientists Predict More Extreme Weather Globally After Germany Devastated by Flooding

"Chancellor Angela Merkel has been facing tough questions while touring damage from those devastating floods last week that killed at least 196 people. Germans are asking why their country famous for engineering and its leading role in climate change, negotiations could be caught so tragically off guard by the kind of extreme weather that climate scientists have predicted. For years. The past few weeks have also seen a blistering heat wave in the American West and above normal hurricane season is predicted. And the kind of extreme weather events that climate change will make more likely and more severe, are said to be coming. Fredricka Otto is associate director of the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford University in the UK Freddy. Welcome. Thank you very much. Yeah, and start with the flooding. We know that rising temperatures caused by the greenhouse effect of gas emissions means we're living kind of inside a greenhouse, which is holding onto moisture, which then? Rains down on us Now we can never attribute a specific weather event to climate change directly. There are other factors always but these downpours in Germany behind this flooding We're hearing that the rainfall was being called unimaginable volumes of rain more than 18. Gallons of water could pour down. On an area within just a few hours. You know, when you hear this kind of number, that kind of water coming down is that something? That you who studies these, You know, severe weather. Did that click like Oh, yeah, that's that's what we're going to be seeing. It's one of the very well known aspects of climate change that we see more extreme rainfall and also more extreme rainfall coming down in a shorter time. And we know from tropical countries which are hotter about There is a lot more rain coming down in a short amount of time. And when we have higher temperatures in more mid latitudes, we also see This kind of rainfall,

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Angela Merkel Tours European Flood Devastation

Mark Levin

00:13 sec | 2 months ago

Angela Merkel Tours European Flood Devastation

"Today, Merkel was in a historic spa town devastated by month's worth of rain between Germany and Belgium. Nearly 200 people are dead. Hundreds more are missing. NYPD beekeepers are staying busy removing

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Dozens Dead in Germany and Surrounding Nations After Heavy Rains

Morning Edition

01:59 min | 2 months ago

Dozens Dead in Germany and Surrounding Nations After Heavy Rains

"Least 117 people have died after severe floods devastated parts of western Germany and Belgium. Authorities have not been able to get in touch with hundreds more because mobile phone networks have collapsed and flooded areas of Germany. That also means families can't track their loved ones. The rising death toll marks Germany's largest mass loss of life in years as me Nicholson reports from Berlin. Climate change has arrived in Germany. These are the words of federal environment Minister Svenja Schulze sent in a tweet in response to news footage showing destruction and desperate families perching on rooftops. Firefighters in the states of Rhineland Palatinate and North Rhine Westphalia say the situation remains chaotic and that electricity and cell phone networks are down. South of Cologne. Police officer Patrick Right. ALS told public broadcaster A R D that the rescue services are struggling to keep up. Uh, the current of the water running past. The elementary school is too strong for our motorboats. We just managed to get the kids out. But that was the last trip will be making over that way today. An entire district of the ancient city of trail was evacuated on Thursday, including a hospital and its patients, some of whom were just out of surgery. And some of the worst damage has occurred in the wine region of our violet, where entire villages have been cut off by torrents of flood water. In the town of Schultz, houses collapsed and dozens of people are unaccounted for. Expressing distress at the news, Chancellor Angela Merkel said quote heavy rain and flooding doesn't quite capture what has happened. Referring to it instead as a catastrophe, he told the Indians are catastrophe and even follow on hub. I'm grieving for those who lost their lives in this disaster. We don't know the death toll yet, but it's going to be high. Some died in their basements, some as firefighters trying to bring others to safety, and my deepest sympathy goes out to their

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Death Toll Continues to Rise in Devastating German Floods

Environment: NPR

02:14 min | 2 months ago

Death Toll Continues to Rise in Devastating German Floods

"At least one hundred and seventeen people have died. After severe floods devastated parts of western germany and belgium. Authorities have not been able to get in touch with hundreds more because mobile phone networks have collapsed and flooded areas of that also means families can't track their loved ones. The rising death toll marks germany's largest mass loss of life in years as nicholson reports from berlin. Climate change has arrived in germany. These other words of federal environment minister savannah. Schulz sent in a tweet today. In response to news footage showing destruction and desperate families perching on rooftops firefighters in the states of rhineland palatinate and north rhine-westphalia say. The situation remains chaotic and that electricity and cell phone networks are down south of cologne police officer patrick. Racial told public broadcaster a. r. d. The rescue services are struggling to keep up going shula. The current of the water running past the elementary school is too strong for our motorboats. We just managed to get the kids out but that was the last trip will be making over that way today. An entire district of the ancient city of trae was evacuated on thursday including a hospital and its patients. Some of whom would just out of surgery and some of the worst damage has occurred in the wine. Region of our via where entire villages have been cut off by torrents of floodwater in the town of short houses collapsed and dozens of people are unaccounted for expressing distress at the news. Chancellor angela merkel said quote heavy rain and flooding doesn't quite capture. What has happened referring to it. Instead as a catastrophe is told the doctors will feel even for one. I'm grieving for those lost their lives in this disaster. We don't know the death pill yet but it's going to be high. Sometimes died in their basements. Some as firefighters trying to bring others to save and my deepest sympathy goes out to their families. Macos speaking from washington where on her last trip as chancellor she met president biden among other issues they spoke about climate change and issue now at the forefront of germany's election campaign ahead of the september vote

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Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Enter Canada as of Mid-August

AP News Radio

00:46 sec | 2 months ago

Fully Vaccinated Americans Can Enter Canada as of Mid-August

"Steps are being taken to ease some international travel bans put into place because of the corona virus pandemic Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau told provincial leaders Thursday that fully vaccinated people from the United States could be allowed to visit Canada by the middle of next month he has fully vaccinated visitors from other countries could be allowed into Canada by early September German chancellor Angela Merkel while meeting with president Biden at the White House Thursday asked when the U. S. might be lifting cope at nineteen travel restrictions on most of Europe Biden said he should know in the next several days I'm waiting to hear from our folks in our our community as to when that should be done there are twenty six European countries included in that U. S. travel ban timid wire Washington

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Pressing German-US Issues as Merkel Meets With Biden

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 2 months ago

Pressing German-US Issues as Merkel Meets With Biden

"President Biden fielded questions about his domestic agenda while hosting the outgoing leader of Germany at the White House it was the final meeting at the White House between outgoing German chancellor angle Americal and a U. S. president chancellor Merkel has been here frequent over the past sixteen years metafictional zero offices well as I do they discussed concerns about a Russia to Germany pipeline this spread of Kobe then US travel limitations on Europeans while Mericle also lamented the flooding in her country that's killed dozens flooded devastating refers president Biden was asked how confident he is that Congress will pass is infrastructure and domestic spending plan I'm supremely confident that everything's gonna work out perfectly also asked about US marines being sent to Haiti by didn't says that's only to secure the U. S. embassy Jackie Quinn Washington

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On Farewell Visit to US, Merkel Brings Message of Stability

AP News Radio

00:59 min | 2 months ago

On Farewell Visit to US, Merkel Brings Message of Stability

"President Biden welcomes German chancellor ogle Americal to the White House today on what is expected to be her last official visit to Washington after nearly sixteen years in office many of her past nineteen official visits including this two thousand nine address to Congress the overarching message is you've got a friend it's very moving I must say during the four years of the trump administration that seemed in doubt including during an oval office meeting in which the president ignored calls including hers for a handshake was marked by a specific animosity of the then president against Germany I and now you have a very very different hello Catherine Kluber Ashbrook heads to German council on foreign relations you are experiencing a reset in the German American relations among the issues on Biden and Merkel's agenda the corona virus pandemic the rise of China into Russian gas pipeline that the US opposes Ben Thomas Washington

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EU Rejects Merkel-Macron Call for Leaders’ Talks With Putin

BBC World Service

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

EU Rejects Merkel-Macron Call for Leaders’ Talks With Putin

"Called by Germany and France to renew direct contacts with the Russian President Vladimir Putin, which were broken off when Russia annexed Crimea. Some some EU members, particularly East European states, warned against giving Moscow any concessions at a time of worsening relations. Gibraltar has voted

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"merkel" Discussed on Was jetzt?

Was jetzt?

05:17 min | 3 months ago

"merkel" Discussed on Was jetzt?

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Massachusetts Racial Equity Panel to Hold First Hearing Monday

WBZ Afternoon News

00:28 sec | 3 months ago

Massachusetts Racial Equity Panel to Hold First Hearing Monday

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Biden Urges G-7 Leaders to Unite on China, Infrastructure Initiative

AP News Radio

01:00 min | 3 months ago

Biden Urges G-7 Leaders to Unite on China, Infrastructure Initiative

"Leaders of the group of seven industrial nations have agreed on an infrastructure plan for developing nations to challenge China's global initiatives Zidan Biden's campaign to unify the world's democratic leaders to compete economically with China reached a turning point to the summit's Biden held talks with France's Emmanuel macron who was happy to have a corporative ally after four years of a trump presidency which had strange Franco US relations I think it's great to have a US president part of the club and the are you willing to to to cooperate side and also met with German chancellor Angela Merkel he downplayed differences on China and the pipeline that would transport natural gas from Russia to Germany bypassing Ukraine never the less both Biden and medical with positive about discussions and by ten articulated his support for the easy to handle its economic issues European Union I had a very strong and vibrant energy Karen Thomas London

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German Chancellor Merkel to visit White House on July 15

Bloomberg Markets

00:19 sec | 3 months ago

German Chancellor Merkel to visit White House on July 15

"German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the G seven. The White House says the president will host the German leader on July 15th. To discuss the pandemic climate change and promoting economic prosperity. The White House statement did not mention the disputed Nord Stream two gas pipeline Global News 24 hours a day on air and on

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Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7

BBC World Service

02:10 min | 3 months ago

Artists Create E-Waste 'Mount Recyclemore' for G7

"Prepared to meet in Cornwall in southwest England, a huge sculpture of their heads in the style of Mount Rushmore in the U. S has been built close to where they're staying. Named. Mount Recycle more. It hopes to highlight the environmental damage caused by throwing away electronic devices. Our reporter. Steffi Apprentice has more. It's one of America's most iconic monuments. The Mount Rushmore National Memorial features the heads of four U. S presidents carved into the rock face in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Now ahead of the G seven meeting and looming more than two stories high. The faces of Boris Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, Joe Biden and Angela Merkel stare out across the Cornish landscape constructed entirely of bits of metal circuit boards, TV screens and smartphones. They're joined by you should Asuka Mario Draghi and Justin Trudeau to make the mountain structure close to the hotel where world leaders will be staying in the English countryside. These people who live near the G seven summit venue, watch the faces being built seen it develop over the last few days, and it's what they've done is schism. Amazing. I think it's a good way of Sort of highlighting just how much the waste there is in the oceans, and hopefully we'll send a good message over to G seven leaders just about we really need to clean the planet up artists Joe Russian Alex Wreckage say they created the sculpture to highlight the huge amount of tech and gadgets that go UN recycled globally each year, with Joe explaining the logic behind depicting the world leaders united They like more to talk to each other and work out a plan that isn't just shifting the problem from one country to another, but actually is a plan. We will work on together, which is how to deal with this waste and how to stop producing so much waste and how to recycle things in these. All these issues have got to be dealt with globally. They can't be dealt with nationally because that's where the problem is. According to the UN at the 53 Million tons of electronic waste generated globally each year, will more than double by 2050, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the world. The artists are hoping their mount recycling more will galvanize the world leaders to tackle the problem. The

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"merkel" Discussed on Talking Politics

Talking Politics

08:13 min | 5 months ago

"merkel" Discussed on Talking Politics

"The possibility is just at the possibility that the party that has run germany for the last four electoral periods might not believe in germany for fifth metro period. It's still possible. In fact it's probably still the most likely outcome that you will have another christian democrat led government in other words the faith in a row but just the fact. That is a possibility a real possibility that another party might be leading the government team After september is sort of enough to to give the sense that jen politics is ready in flocks and. I just think that's quite extraordinary. You have a kind of a system the last fifteen years or so. It's almost a kind of a foam of of one party rule albeit one party rule with other parties as junior coalition partners. Now that may now be coming to an end but i think it's worth just emphasizing the context. I want to come on a bit late to the other possibilities. I think part of the excitement is also the possibility that a new government could be led by green and suddenly seen from the outside. That does seem like quite a radical departure. But let's talk about that in a bed because they just wanted to pick up on what you said earlier about. We may be over. Interpreted the role of personalities. In german politics something most structural imo party base going on and yet it is the case. It's not just one. Party is being charged but one dominant personality but his dominant angular. Marco has been ford's fifteen years now more than fifteen years and we do like a historical comparison talking politics in modern german history. Leaving aside the but lee is. There have been two other dominant figures of that kind bismarck and now in a system that in some ways was gig against the domination by one personality and in each case i think it is true that someone who's been in power for that long and this may extend to other political systems to it's incredibly hard to arrange a kind of succession buyers post bismarck and post admiral. It was very difficult to reestablish the stability for which those they stood in different ways and suddenly off to add. Now my understanding of the lost period of aznar's government is that they can get rid of him because every time someone emerged as an alternative leader at mass. Well need me to be here but longer to smooth the transition and the longer he was there the hard it was for anyone to emerge from under his shadow and say by the end it was almost the sort of shadowing which no one could grow. And there's a bit of a feel like that with michael up for a lotta. People tried to emerge from. Her shadow failed. And now the kinda has been chosen. Who use as continuity marco and history suggests that actually not just a party. That's been in power for that long. But emerging from a single person the mother of the nation not to a different kind of politics is incredibly difficult for ruling party and we should almost expect that period to be much more unstable because that transition is almost impossibly difficult to achieve fascinating if we want to smoke because he's such a different period in history will super democratic by not universal suffrage. But still i agree. It's a slightly different system is a fascinating comparison. Maybe we can circle back to that one. But in terms of the comparison without adenauer that is interesting and it was very striking when lashes became the partido a couple of months ago. I think the first reaction also people had including may was listening to think of the adenauer campaign slogan kind of experimental experiments was descent solve missile to anti risk candidacy on assets. In other words. Doug try something new. Don't take risks. Avila blunt subsequent german. Chancellor came up with an estimated. It was precisely translate. Now is the time to take more risks secretly to be more democratic so i think there is something around the the comparison having said that low. I think they've really different figures. I mean they compare by the census. They they both dominated impulsive since he suggested david for for similar length of time by the way helmet. Kohl is probably the other thing that we might want to discuss. Christie democrat shots levy dominates each of in politics game for similar like the time. But i think there are some pretty big differences between adenola Intensive the situation that west germany at that time found itself as very very different to the situation of the unified germany. Now and i think that that had some consequences for the kind of chancellor adenauer the kite mean essentially. He was the environment in which he was. Authorizing walls radi while around west german weakness in egypt. After world war two and big objective him was to rehabilitate. that's a completely different context to the one in which medical found herself as challenge. Take off to. The euro crisis began in two thousand intent which was very much a context. German power rather than german weakness. And then i think the second big difference between now and michael is the best of leadership is different so they did by dominate joan politics for similar length of time but didn't a very different way. Wears adenaur now was a dominant figure it in that sort of intellectual political sense. I think the way we should think about medical an have sixty She has of embodied a consensus that exists in germany. but she's followed that consensus rather than leading it. We can get into some of the specific cases where some people feel that she did. Take a stand lead germany in particular the refugee crisis but i would argue that what she's done consistently to follow german public opinion rather than to lead it that i think makes mark very different from adenauer Y think the consensus could continue even often. Michael leaves office a hell of. I'm gonna ask you which of these historical comparisons vive. It's true i mean cole is also that especially in the back of my mind when i think of co and this may be completely wrong but because he transitions across the reunification of germany after he was originally chancellor of one country and he ended up as chance of another. It feels more volatile. It wasn't but it feels move all. Tell them at an amoco. Weather's this kind of father. Mother of the nation aspect to it and the steady as she goes quality to that politics whereas co maybe cole started off like that but something about bridging eighty nine hundred ninety one makes it feel like those years didn't quite have that continuity to the but i may be wrong rela halloween. These historic comparison speaks to you. I think the one is really interesting. Both because it doesn't work in the way in which i think that it does. I think the hands right that political styles were very different from each other. I mean there's one of add-ons biographers that described what germany join adenauer. Years is effectively isn't autocracy mean. He was extraordinarily for democratic politician. Had autocratic style on he had fought a rearguard action against his successor. Ludvig erhard becoming german chancellor full five or six years before finally left office and even after he left office is still remains. I think i'm saying president of the party was constantly trying to shackle. Erhard afterwards I think it's quite difficult to imagine. The merckel is going to behave in the same way to success. She hasn't had somebody who has been the rival. She's been trying to put down for years before what is interesting. Though in comparison is that these are moments solve geopolitical change and significance. Full west germany adenauer. His leadership was coming to an end. The now is miracles..

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Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike

BBC Newshour

00:58 sec | 5 months ago

Jailed Russian Opposition Leader Alexey Navalny Ends Hunger Strike

"Navalny is ending a 24 day hunger strike. He says he's reached his goal of getting medical attention thanks to supporters from around the world as NPR's Lucy and Kim. Reports from Moscow know Melanie was imprisoned in January after returning from Germany, where he had been recovering from a poisoning he blames on the Kremlin. Alexei Navalny made the announcement in a social media post put up by his allies. Before his hunger strike. His request for medical attention were met with smirks. Navalny says He's now been examined by civilian doctors twice. Navalny's condition was met with concern by world leaders such as President Biden, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron. Is worsening health also brought out thousands of protesters in cities across Russia Wednesday. His post, Navalny writes. My heart is full of love and gratitude. He says he'll still insist on getting outside medical attention for the loss of sensation in his arms and legs. Lucian Kim.

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Germany's Green Party Selects Candidate for Chancellor

Investors Edge

02:08 min | 5 months ago

Germany's Green Party Selects Candidate for Chancellor

"Here in Germany with the Green Party's staking its claim to lead Europe's biggest economy. For the first time ever, the greens have announced a chancellor candidate. Her name is Anna Lena Fair ball, and she aims to succeed Angela Merkel. If the Greens win September's elections, and the numbers are looking good opinion polls placed them second only by a small margin. The Angela Merkel's conservatives. With two party leaders, one needed to step aside and all but topic did so, making Anna Lena Bear book the first Green chancellor candidate ever. In her first speech, she promised a renewal in German politics. And a departure from the status quote. This is a matter of who I'm getting. We must make changes to create a fair country, a country where daycare centers and schools are truly the best places to be a country where care give us generally have the time and above all, the resource is too careful people, a country in which the state functions digitally and serves its citizens. Diverse and cosmopolitan, country values based and strong democracy. 40 year old became politically active within the Green Party in 2008, focusing on foreign and security issues. Only five years later, she entered the bonus Tak, the German parliament at the age of 32. They actually quickly and respect for her thoroughness and knowledge of detail. She has a degree in international law and spent several years abroad in the U. S. London and Brussels. She now lives in Potsdam, with her husband and their two young daughters. Best yet carefully correct Raft announcement came in sharp contrast to the bruising power struggles still going on within Germany's conservative Party. Both contenders. There were quick to react to bad books candidacy. Got a lever on Elena Congratulate Angelina Bear book, and I can promise her that this CTU in Germany is looking forward to a fair election campaign in

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"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

"This contest has been Bernie Sanders versus non Bernie Sanders trouble was they will four or five non Bernie Sanders candidates and democratically didn't know who they will vote for if they didn't believe the Bernie Sanders could beat. Donald Trump Democrats. Tell Post is the number one issue is beating Donald Trump in November. They will just looking for somebody who they believed could now Bernie Sanders faithful loyal devoted supporters. Believe he can do that but they only ever reached twenty five thirty or so percent nationally at best. So you've had only three quarters of the Democratic Party looking for someone else. South Carolina sent the signal and said it's him it's Joe Biden and immediately the other rivals. Dropped OUT AMY KLOBUCHAR. Senator former mayor people judge both dropped out. They both endorse Joe Biden. It was as if the moderate pragmatic wing. The non sounders wing of the Democratic Party was finally getting his act together and saying our standard bearer I to beat buddy saunders and then to take on Donald Trump member is Joe Biden. Does now come down to a two horse race. And I didn't think Bernie Sanders will give up the fight easily. Why would he? He's got a lot of delegates he's right in this race just as he was in two thousand sixteen against Hillary Clinton the trouble I think for that strategy is most Democrats will agree. They don't want the kind of civil war in their party. Almost whichever candidate they like odor like they want unity to fight Donald Trump. And so I think there will come a point when they yet and he knows that could be many motorists in this race but if it follows the trajectory we soar on Super Tuesday. That will come a point where people even his own people will prussia him for the sake of having a decent shot at beating Donald Trump..

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"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

01:35 min | 1 year ago

"merkel" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Think Linen tablecloths silver cutlery. The ratio of waiters to diners pretty high and over in a corner having dinner are probably the two most important people in Europe. The French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor. Angela Merkel. They had a lot of talking to do. It was a dinner that apparently was very cordial that kind of cleared the air. But I guess the real point about it is that it's going to take a lot more than one dinner to clear up some of the really the structural obstacles that there are in this relationship which is such a vital relationship. This is a story about France and Germany who wants Europe's fiercest enemies but then became incredibly close. Emmanuel macron believes that partnership must shape a post brexit European Union as it faces immense threats from the rise of authoritarian leaders to terrorism the climate crisis and an impending pandemic. The franco-german relationship has traditionally been seen as the engine that powers the EU forward. And right at the moment it's frankly broken down from the Guardian. I'm initially Astana today. In focus why Emmanuel macron must we Germany to secure his vision.

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"merkel" Discussed on AP News

AP News

07:54 min | 1 year ago

"merkel" Discussed on AP News

"So slow Merkel voice is a feeling of deep shame during the visit to the hallowed grounds of the former **** German death camp where Adolf Hitler's regime murdered more than 1000000 people medical knows he's that her visit comes amid rising anti semitism and historical revisionism she said Germany remains committed to remembering the crimes they committed against Jews poles the Roma and Sinti homosexuals and others I'm show some of this month

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"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

04:41 min | 2 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"Two did shake hands and to be clear they've shaken hands since in fact, if you want to hear something amazing Trump, I think has recently taken to Merkel's beloved hand posture. So maybe he likes that about her. So was Merckel making a political point by singing such praise about H W Bush, maybe, but that doesn't mean it wasn't sincere and actually don't think it had much if anything to do with the current president for simple reason when I went back to watch that speech, she gave to congress in two thousand nine about ten years before the senior. Bush's death chancellor Merckel made a point of saying. I think George Bush for distressed he placed in Germany, and then just have cool offering something it was all immeasurable value to us. Germans already in may nineteen Eighty-nine partnership in leadership want a generous often forty years after the end of the second. It was actually only on Saturday that we met again in Berlin incident together with macabre unto him to we owe a dental gratitude. So may suggest I should dig deeper that there are larger looming questions. What about some of these presidents and their family ties to Germany, why not talk about internal politics like Merkel's take on steady and countries like Greece or if Ryan of other political issues, which are interesting and worth discussing or some would suggest I should talk about Trump's longtime feelings on Germany which come from his dad, don't forget, Fred Trump and Donald Trump have said they are originally from Sweden. When fact it's Germany, there's a balance for me when writing these podcasts and storytelling in general. It's not so much. What you say? But what you choose not to. There are a lot of lanes to take with our story today. You may think I'm all over the place right now. But this story has many moving parts world leaders, an empire's demise other countries trying to stay together democracy on the line secret agents galore. Just thinking out loud. Putin is like a secondary character in the story. That's how much we have going on. And our main subject here, our main character, if you will is Merckel who most Cawley mystery a female head of state surrounded by male heads of state and her dealings in some capacity with five different presidents over the course of nearly three decades. And that's what I chose to stick with here. Her relationships with these presidents, and what happened when Trump chose not to shake her hand. The main difference between Chancellor Merkel and any American president is that she's been trapped. She has had that experience. It's really hard not to see that embedded in her DNA in every determination. She makes there seems to be a lingering question, are we helping people who want democracy who want to live in a free society? Yes, she's thinking of politics, of course. But it is this freedom which seems to have gotten her in the game to put down the test tubes and likely would wanna Nobel prize in chemistry and get in the political arena and many believe what will kick her out of that arena is her position on immigration and that President Trump's worldview similar to those in favor of Brexit. Or that of the recently elected Brazilian, president was beating out the Merkel's of the world and overtaking the view of past presidents that there was a new world order, which dissolves institute. Oceans and looks down globalization. But perhaps there are other factors. I spoke with Dr Joyce Marie machine. Evan author of becoming Madam chancellor, uncle Merckel. And the Berlin Republic, it's an excellent book, you can get on Amazon, definitely recommended. She said, I think the more serious problem right now is that people are tired of miracle. Tired of having the same leader for now. Almost thirteen years. Dr Moosa, then also added that the front runner to replace Merckel is in the same party, and they agree on most fronts. Just one piece in Merkel's roadmap for the future on a good comp half and power. I mean, her biographies pretty cool as well. She's from a very small state, and she is Catholic. She has always been for many years. She's been the core breadwinner, her husband stayed home to take care of the kids when she decided to enter the..

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"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

05:24 min | 2 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"The living presidents Prince Charles, and like I said earlier, although cameras seem to hardly notice her Chancellor Angela Merkel. And while I read through reactions from different world leaders. I realized to be honest. I forgotten something that I'd read a year. So earlier while not chancellor Merckel had indeed met the first President Bush. In fact, she shook hands with president Ronald Reagan the nuance. Oftentimes left out of American history books is that after the Berlin Wall collapsed? There was a major question. What to do next many? Germany's neighbors were not in favor of a unified, Germany, French writer, Francois Mauriac, put it. Well. I loved Germany so much that I'm glad there are two of them. Britain's prime minister Margaret Thatcher said two months before the wall fell we do not want a unified, Germany. She also said she tried to undermine the whole international situation said president H W Bush. I don't share the concern that some European countries have about a reunified Germany now this is the part I'd forgotten about an of now studied on September sixteenth nineteen Ninety-one chancellor helmet Kohl was in the Oval Office. He was speaking with the president of the United States, George H W Bush. They were working on this new unified Germany during one press conference with the chancellor at the time helmet. Kohl President Bush was asked. President. I I'd like to know perhaps the core question do you trust that Germany will never become an aggressive resurgent military power? I have stated that the US position is that we welcome unification. And clearly that would not be the position if we held the fears that that your question alluded to. The fine and nearly impossible political balance of a unified Germany was agreed upon nearly twenty years later president H W Bush looked back any talks here about how it happened German unification and the end of the Soviet Union, and how required a trusting friendship when he says we he's referring again here to chancellor of the time helmet Kohl. We were in touch every time there was contact with Gorbachev one or the other of us would share his latest thinking so that we would be prepared as a team Cohen Bush United States in Germany to to overcome any objections that Gorbachev might have had. So there was a lot of personal contact helmet. Pro is a true friend, and you can put that on a personal basis. A man whose word of honor is good a man who is going to have strong points. View, but also will listen to to others, and then you can put it on the official basis. Germany and the United States are true friends. So why does any of this matter well on that day September sixteenth hundred ninety one while helmet Kohl, and George H W Bush were discussing the fall of an empire. There was that curious rising star from east Germany on the la- Merckel. She worked under the coal administration. An article from the New York Times published after the senior Bush's death said Merckel quote, watched in the Oval Office as her boss and President George Bush wrestled with the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union without an influx of emergency aid Germans feared that refugees could poor cross the border threatening the stability of their newly reunified country. Again, Germans feared that refugees. Could poor. Cross the border in twenty eighteen ongoing Markle said it was time for her to step down and many publications said she wasn't stepping down as much as she was being booted out, and it was because of that same fear once again immigration now. My question remained was chancellor Merckel saying all of these great things about President Bush because she meant it. Yeah. It seems like it. But what she saying this also as a back door way to teach the current president a lesson as it turns out the day of the senior Bush's passing uncle Markle was with Donald Trump, and she told him that story that story about the day. She was in the Oval Office with the first President Bush and the chancellor of Germany at the time. President Trump noted it in the press pound just talking about it wonderful, man. You may wanna just explain your your little meeting with him. I found it very interesting. I wasn't continental awarded into Whitehall's visiting. George bush. The father will one of the problems of the gem unification as we will never forget, he has in Bush was the founder or one of the founders of German unification this time, the.

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"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

05:07 min | 2 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"Gland of limited opportunity for me feel old time that's impossible to reach. Moa the wall. Bob, wyans, she and the order to shoot. At those who tried to leave limited my access to the fiend. If one had to rely on films and books some of which were smuggled relatives from the west to gain an impression of the United States during the speech to congress. She talked about something she talks about quite a bit a certain passion in. What did I see? What did I read? What was it? That was passionate about. Was passionate about the American dream the possibility for each and everyone to be successful to actually make it in life to one's own personal effort. Like many other teenagers. I was passionate about jeans particular brand, you could not get in the. Manage stop which my arms behind -ly break into these send to me from the west albums because I was passionate about the American landscapes that seemed to breathe the very spirit of freedom and independence and in the one thousand nine hundred my husband, and I flew to America for the first time to California. She'll never forget, I glimpse of he Pacific Ocean. It was simply gorgeous. What other of this even though for me America seemed completely Anthony until nineteen thousand nine then on the ninth of November nineteen Eighty-nine the building new fell and this border, which divided a nation for decades, keeping people in two different ones was now opening and this is why for me today is first and foremost time to say thank you during the speech having watched. Now a few times in two thousand eighteen and again now in twenty nine thousand nine it's hard not to see Merckel as something other than a very smart, very humble world leader and like any world leader. She has a certain confidence Chancellor Angela Merkel reminds me of a young meek mill in a rap battle meek is quiet and subdued when another rapper goes at him. Meek stands and takes it. But when it's Meeks turn, you know, he will unleash thunder as biographer stuff, Cornelius. Said about Merckel not meek mill. She is most dangerous when she is perfectly. Calm when she is quiet Thurs an outburst waiting just around the corner. Merckel never shouts. She just gets sarcastic. And she then strikes. It's what I think of when I think of a scientist. At least my third grade, Andrew STAN way of thinking, the scientists is busy at the lab quietly working late into the night mixing different chemicals. And then boom, a burst of flame tangible result or something in between maybe nothing at all. But hopefully you develop a worthwhile theory. And as I write this, I'm reminded. She is a scientist. She has a doctorate in science Merckel likes cerebral thinkers, she likes intellectuals, it's likely why she took to the professor turned President, Barack Obama wrote her biographer Merckel values, well educated people who stimulate her mind. The Obama and Chancellor Merkel's friendship has been well documented, although it did take some time, and there were certainly bumps throughout in two thousand eleven long before talks of a wall and America sprung up via the current president President Obama gave Markle the presidential medal of freedom during her medal of freedom ceremony. Merckel said againing for freedom. Cannot be contained by wolves for long. It was this year ending that brought down the uncut and that divided Dominy and Europe and indeed the world into two blocks America's resolutely on the side of freedom. It is to this. Resolve that we Germans the unity of our country in peace and freedom chancellor Merckel added. We see that living in freedom and defending feed him on two sides of one of the same coin for the precious gift of freedom doesn't come naturally, but has to be fought full, not shed. And defended time and time again, sometimes this may seem like an endless fight against windmills. But you see my personal experience is quite different one. What we Dan not dream of today may well become reality tomorrow. The thing about Markle is she seemed to always be predicting a problem President Obama hadn't even completed his first year in office when she gave that two thousand nine address to congress. It is up to us to convince people that globalization is be great global opportunity each and every continent would forces all of us to what together with others..

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"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?

03:16 min | 2 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on What Really Happened?

"Now, Merkel's understated ways or humility shouldn't come as a total shock. I spoke with Dr Jonathan Olsen department chair and professor of government at Texas women's university and author of four books. He's also written numerous scholarly articles on Germany and its history. He provided some context which the postwar history of Germany. They are not looking for charismatic. Exciting speakers because they had some some bad history. So I think you find all postwar German leaders have been not the most dynamic now, I would say miracle is definitely on, you know, the the farther end of that spectrum this humility as we'll see extends far beyond just words. But don't let humility be confused for lack of confidence. I continued to go through interviews and press conferences, she had with different presidents towards the end of another QNA with report. Porter's this time at the g eight summit Bush Merckel, wait as Bush's closing comments are translated in German says I'm not quite a gaffed Gatwick at this. And just as the two were about to walk off President Bush with grin on his face jokes that what I said. What he probably didn't expect an answer from Merckel almost hundred almost percent. Thank you off. If you didn't hear that Merckel says in perfectly good English might I add that she thinks the translator was almost one hundred percent. I can almost believe that chancellor Merckel wasn't kidding. In fact, you can hear it in your voice, she may know, English better than the translator who re kidding and above language. Don't forget Merckel loves math. She is after all, and I say this in the nicest way possible a full-on geek. So when she says almost one hundred percent the could mean the translator got a call later that night re of the chancellor on the line. You got a few words wrong earlier Merckel likely got her gift for language from her mother. And what happened to her mother is more of the reality of what life on those ideallic church grounds in east. Germany was really like. Uncle is mom Herlin cazar was an English teacher Harland also new lead. But because they lived under Soviet control. She wasn't allowed to be a teacher. Well, also, married to a pastor. She tried time and time again to get the government's permission to let her teach. But it was always denied President, George W Bush, reportedly became entrenched with Markle's upbringing. How could you not the idea of a girl growing up in east Germany, whose mom wasn't even allowed to teach in school Merckel couldn't attain her own freedom until she was thirty five only to go on hold one of the most important jobs in the world. It's been described as a fairytale Cinderella story. Just something you couldn't make up and freedom is something Merckel talks about a lot in two thousand nine Merckel gave a speech to congress. It's hard to find on C span dot com. I've certainly tried. But it's broken up into two parts on you. A tube..

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"merkel" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

03:02 min | 3 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Solutions would make much life much easier. Also, democracy, puts lots of responsibilities other shoulder also people they must get informed, and it's much easier to have somebody who's just managing everybody for us everything for us and second ballboy still further away. So we think it will be always peaceful. So we take it for granted. And that's very dangerous. And actually of French president Emmanuel Macron said Merkel's decision not to seek another term respectable and dignified a winnow. The Macron was once held as another defender of the liberal order and the free trade multilateralism in Europe. So it's he also going to face more challenges was miracles for tweet. Definitely he has to play very important role in the next month until new German government structure is established not until new players come to them to the forefront in Germany, and how big is will will be in the long run dependent very much on what people is what kind of people will be no strong. They'll be he has to play big role pity that he losing so much support in his home country because he's got so much critical, right or wrong. We don't know from the outside, but he has to play a big role for the future of Europe. And it would be nice. If you could get more support by the French people to do. Dr Peter berghof fester and chair of the banking and finance department at university of Heim in Germany, so is the American first policy from the Trump administration. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is viewed by many esta current leader of the free world autre for now after thirteen years at the helm of European largest economy. She may be going sooner than expected because I'm on Merckel announced that she was stepping down as leader for right of center. Christian Democratic Union party. The more coal steel has three years ago as chancellor those her party and her coalition partner, the social Democratic Party are being torn apart by their left and right wings. So Comey up Janis stocks rebound after national regulators says it wants to boost investment in markets. You're listening to today's stay with us. I am on Karch idea. I teach at the university in today has organized programs, and it says on bringing in a lot of views from all over. It is an extremely good platform for information and analysis that I should all success in the future. You're listening to today. I'm joining stocks in Asia are mostly positive on Tuesday as Chinese stocks saw a rebound following supportive comments from the country's securities regulator. The Shanghai composite index finished one point zero two percents about the engine component index advanced zero point seventy two percent.

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"merkel" Discussed on World News Analysis

World News Analysis

04:39 min | 3 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on World News Analysis

"Germany's Angela Merkel says she will step down as chancellor in twenty twenty one following recent election setbacks, she also says she will not seek reelection as leader of the centre-right CD you party in December. She was held the post since two thousand of whom that these child and via talks with us decision. I am trying to make a contribution which enables the German government to finally count. Synthroid is efforts on good governance, something people demand. And rightly so this DEP is also based on the clear intention of the German government to carry out and evaluation work at MIDEM, which is a CD you the CS you and SPD agreed on in their collision deal the city. You was severely weakened in Sunday's poor in the state of Hess. Most the city you and as national coalition partner social Democrats were ten percentage points down from earlier pool. The election comes just weeks after MRs miracles Bavarian sister party, the see us you suffered huge losses in a state parliamentary vote for more on this earlier had a talk with Dr Hans Peder Berkoff professor and chair of the banking and funds department at the university of home hind in Germany. What is your reaction to the announcement that miracle is going to step down as chancellor in? Tony twenty one. Well, I mean started at six, but I think it will happen and many people think it's overdue that my females will not for Europe where Mark Mackel still plays a very important and constructive role. But for Germany where we need to change at the moment. Well, Merckel has always insisted that if she's going to lead Germany, she must also lead her party. But why has she changed her mind? While she not really has changed mind tapping down without losing your face. And this way, she might win more time to sign the way how he changes houses steps down. But it's clear. This is the first step towards stepping down. Totally but who is likely to to succeed her as party leader? Well, who knows it's really opened at the moment. There many candidates. He has a special county that Trump card bar, and I think she won't hurt to follow her. But I'm not sure if this will happen because you have already trained herself very much from the conservative party's ever too, many things didn't run well in the past few well past one and a half two years three years. And so it's absolutely opened the racist is on don't know he will who will win. Actually, some would say that Markel as is paying the price for her refusal to shut Germany spotters to refugees from the Middle East back in two thousand fifteen so Joosten Kerr immigration policy should be blamed for the rise of the far-right party in in in his country. Plays a big role for the rise of the far right party. But maybe not so much for her stepping down. Now, I think the crucial point was really when she was not able to form on and not willing to form a new coalition consisting of the green part is liberal party in her own party conservative after the last election, you had to step down and govern again with social Democrats will what everybody said, okay, we had enough of that. We won't something you well, actually, one of these Logan to foreign party, the AFC is Merckel Musco. So can we call this a victory of the F D? I well, obviously, they will do this. But it's not. I mean, it's typical for populist party. Them to to to try to formulate popular slogans and with these popular slogans try to get more interest by the public, but many other people fall to same thing. Mirka my find way out of her actor position. Sooner the better without having any relationship with with these populist parties. So do you mean that they are now losing the this miracle in targeted as Merckel isn't there might be bit harder because things conservative party, pending who will be the head of party will be still more compare conservatives. They will try to attract citizens type of who has similar opinions and some people in the eye of the that doesn't mean that become after better might become a more attorney of Merckel for some political reasons, and maybe call her opinion, she leads a conservative party much more to the middle. And there was no three left so much room on the right side of the party spectrum that it was really an easy game for the after the past..

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"merkel" Discussed on Here & Now

Here & Now

03:38 min | 3 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on Here & Now

"At this hour german chancellor angela merkel is holding crisis talks with her interior minister trying to save her government from collapse over the issue of migration the number of migrants and refugees entering germany has declined sharply in the last few years but the german interior minister whose party governs in coalition with chancellor miracles wants her to take a harder line on asylum seekers yesterday the minister horst say hoffer offered to resign over the issue if he and his party pulled out of the coalition chancellor merkel will likely fall from power with big repercussions for all of europe and beyond joining us now for the latest is npr berlin correspondent psoriasis are haughty nelson thrive this has been a real nail biter ever since chancellor merkel return from last week's european union summit with new proposals on migration remind us what she brought back from brussels in why this doesn't seem to be enough for her interior minister well she was able to get the eu to agree and this is really these days is very difficult because there are so many different governments on all kinds of political ends of the political spectrum but she got them to agree on a basically the intention to crack down on migration to basically stop asylum seekers who don't really have a claim or from going into these countries and within the u and staying there she managed to get consensus on creating these centers anchor centers where people who are filing claims would be kept and they wouldn't necessarily be able to do that in the eu but it just wasn't enough for for host hoffa because he feels that it doesn't while talks about intention there are no concrete actions or dates and that was his concern he really wants to pack a punch now and if he does hold that line would his party unite behind him and his demands for a harder line on migrants well it sort of there's a there's a german word jain which is yes and no combined i mean there definitely very divided right now because a lot of people within the cs you are nervous they don the christian social union that's the party that mister zeh hoffa is in charge of and they're concerned that there are political power would be a lot less if they're not in fact united with makul's a christian democrats so there's there are mixed feelings but then again when mr will said that he would resign and he would also resign his post as head of the the party the other party leaders talked him out of it within his party early this morning so is there any chance that mirko will just pick another politician to serve as interior ministry and then the party would stay in the coalition well it's it's unclear although there were some signs are i should say hints from the interior minister himself about what his fate might be in his utah should sign tone or the doctor a paper the daily newspaper in the in the bavaria area and he said that he will not let the chancellor who he brags he put into power fire him so he's giving himself until a sixty ninth birthday which is independence day to have his fate decided whether he quits or whether he's fired just a few seconds left here but chancellor merkel is not just the leader of germany she's one of the leaders of europe i if she is able to hold onto power she going to be pretty weakened by this she says it herself she said it yesterday she hasn't talked to the press today but yes she's very concerned about this she's like how can i go in even face the eu or anybody else with this sort of chaos going on in germany so this puts her in a bad position and certainly within the eu there will be a leaders who will try to take advantage of this weekend state npr's psoriasis are how do you nelson joining us from berlin seraya thank you you're welcome jeremy.

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"merkel" Discussed on FT Hard Currency

FT Hard Currency

03:19 min | 3 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on FT Hard Currency

"Welcome to hard currency the financial times podcast on the foreign exchange market i'm roger blitz and the european union bigwigs meeting in brussels with a long list of problems on their plates migration brexit german chancellor angela merkel's coalition being under threat italy's challenge to the eurozone and populism on the rise e watchers though might think that since this is an all too familiar diet investors can happily keep their focus on the data and monetary policy and let the politicians take their natural or unnatural core so are they correct well john race the economist rate strategise ubs is our guest to discuss all these things john in that context it's look at what's been going on this week which have been worrying investors by comparison got trade wars china stocks being of of rising dollar orel for three and a half year high so you can understand why this eu summit is not exactly front of mind for investors now and as you say it's fairly familiar list but i think two things are different one is that they all seem to be coming to the fore the same time in a negative way and the other is sunny some of them seem to be more serious than they have been for a while so migration for example as an issue has really come back to the four party because this is the time of year of course when migrate into the into the picks up polly because of chancellor merkel's position our home so you know the summit is understandably focusing on some of these issues which do pose either fairly immediate or lease existential threats to the eu and an it's an it's structure what kind of an impact you think if the merckel coalition collapsed what impact that would have on markets while a very serious one i mean clearly the sort of rise of populism is more evident in other places and is an issue that's being well covered and so far one that's been fairly well contained but that's partly because the german political backdrop has been so relatively stable for a long time and were that change and particularly in the context of the largest and most rapidly growing economy in the eurozone then i think that would be a whole stem changing seriousness i mean it's it's not just investors who have trouble keeping up to date with european issues but european politicians themselves particularly comes to brexit which is a very been very difficult issue to to find progress on so it's surprising say that the pound remains fairly stuck in a rut until we get some kind of solution yeah i mean you know i think in terms of the year it's helping in the context there's other issues one thing that's striking about brexit is how they have kept a very collegiate position have any crack showing in the eu side of things i mean this this summit let's not forget fairly recently was was was hoped this would be when the solution the arch border was presented and with rural deal potentially cy withdraw rodeo potentially signed clearly we're no aninat they are not even anywhere close to on the backstop deal never mind you know what the solution might be so you know that does tell you that that progress on brexit is warring lee slow and low that's not new what is obviously slightly different now is how much time remains until.

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"merkel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on Global News Podcast

"The most difficult phases in germany's recent history and i believe that in such times it's not enough to say one should one must or others must but when you asked you must be ready to step in and take responsibility the bbc's berlin correspondent damien mcguinness told me more about the woman who some parts of the german media refer to as many miracle she does sherry loss of characteristics with angela merkel like the chancellor she's also a political centrist she seen is quite a pragmatic operator quite county as well quite shrewd she managed to score a big win for the christian democrats in a home region of zaire lands are not managed to push out sh democrats they've been lots of room is in the past that she could be mrs merkel success if you like now there's been nothing concrete came out of that until this nomination not really took everyone by surprise because no one's really expecting this to happen so quickly and it's being seen is pretty county move on behalf of mrs merkel because it means that she has as a loyal ally whose controlling the party effectively and can can re reform the party but also as someone who's going to appeal to conservative grassroots because even though mrs come kalomba has a lot in common with with mrs merkel is she also has more conservative views on some issues some social issues which means that she'll help unite the party and chill she'll help win over some of the conservative end of the party who have been a bit suspicious of mrs merkel for what they think of as dragging the party to push the center is three significance to the timing here wires angela merkel doing this now while this timing is simply because the present secretarygeneral hat to stand down because of illness so it was a position that became free but it does mean of course that the timing is is significant in the sense that this is probably if mrs merkel becomes chancellor if this government a comes together were you know we have to remember that we still in negotiations and that the social democrats.

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"merkel" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:48 min | 4 years ago

"merkel" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"My impression is that uh our chancellor angela merkel you that to there is there in the foreign policy of the united states under the new ran from trump and uh certainly she had a very good relationship with the article my and i am deeply convinced that the she's so very much aware of the importance of the united states especially for chairman the outside the european union the usa is by far our most important partner so on the other hand she is very much concerned about the it accused of the new administration especially of the uh president it's very difficult to get along with the us administration concerning climate policy or free trade agreements so we are very keen on on having a good relationship with with our partners with the usa and we have the hope that the these relations get pets afghan and as we stick together um a close to the chancellor actually mentioned continuing chip lit the united states with britain but those remarks they didn't sound particularly friendly when she was speaking you say she speaks very precisely who is she is sending the message to with not just germans who she knows her hearing her reflect what also firm couderc term because she took return from fully known for my impression chievo of bill shock and patch by this experience into fully own leaping donald trump for the first time for a couple of our them for the experience to being a conferense with him for a long a period of time.

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