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BERLIN | Britain presses EU for Brexit compromise as clock ticks

BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is “of paramount importance” as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found. Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading BERLIN | Britain presses EU for Brexit compromise as clock ticks

BERLIN | British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is “of paramount importance” as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found. Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime Minister Theresa May’s … Continue reading BERLIN | British foreign secretary urges Brexit solution

BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. President Donald Trump‘s demand that European countries take back their citizens fighting in Syria is receiving a mixed reaction, as nations pondered how to bring home-grown Islamic State extremists to trial. The question of such foreign fighters has been a conundrum for the Europeans for several years. Islamic State prisoners could … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU states mixed on Trump demand to take back IS fighters

MUNICH | Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers’ decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts. Merkel’s comments at the Munich Security Conference, an … Continue reading MUNICH | Merkel defends Iran stance, urges China to join arms talks

BERLIN | Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest

BERLIN (AP) — Charles Ferguson thought Watergate had never “properly been done.” The result was a documentary that explores the American presidential scandal in its full epic span, clocking in at more than four hours. The director of financial crisis documentary “Inside Job,” which won an Oscar in 2011, is presenting the film this week … Continue reading BERLIN | Watergate in full: Epic documentary shows at Berlin fest

BERLIN | Berlin film fest gets underway with many female directors

BERLIN (AP) — The first of the year’s major European film festivals got underway in Berlin on Thursday with a strong contingent of movies from female directors, which jury president Juliette Binoche greeted as “a good step forward.” The 69th Berlin International Film Festival was starting with Danish director Lone Scherfig’s “The Kindness of Strangers,” … Continue reading BERLIN | Berlin film fest gets underway with many female directors

BERLIN | New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

BERLIN  — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s successor at the helm of Germany’s main center-right party sought to consolidate her power on Saturday after a narrow victory, installing a young conservative in a key leadership post in an effort to build bridges with her rivals. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally close to her centrist stance, was elected … Continue reading BERLIN | New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

MOSCOW | Kremlin warns of flare-up of hostilities in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has warned that the martial law that will go into effect in parts of Ukraine on Wednesday might trigger renewed hostilities in the separatist-held east. The Ukrainian parliament on Monday adopted a motion by the president to impose martial law for 30 days, something that Ukraine avoided doing even when Russia … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin warns of flare-up of hostilities in eastern Ukraine

BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

BERLIN— This weekend’s state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s struggling national government. Polls suggest that Bavaria‘s center-right Christian Social Union party, which has run the region for 61 years, is heading for … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election