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The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 12 p.m. The head of the European Parliament says the European Union will not make further concessions to Britain after the country’s attorney general failed to fundamentally alter his legal advice on Prime Minister Theresa May’s revised deal. EU Parliament President Antonio Tajani said the … Continue reading The Latest: EU Parliament head: EU won’t renegotiate again

The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The pound has slumped by more than 1 percent against the dollar after the British Attorney General‘s assessment of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reinforced expectations that lawmakers will reject it. In a letter outlining his thoughts over May’s latest Brexit deal, Geoffrey Cox … Continue reading The Latest: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

Germany: Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s party is backing French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a stronger European Union. In an op-ed published Saturday by weekly Welt am Sonntag, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer responded directly to Macron’s appeal Monday with proposals for tackling challenges including populism, economic uncertainty, international security and migration. Several … Continue reading Germany: Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call

German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

BERLIN (AP) — The presence of foreign diplomats at the Caracas airport earlier this week helped prevent the arrest of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, Germany’s foreign minister said Thursday. Heiko Maas said he expressly asked Germany’s ambassador to Venezuela, Daniel Kriener, to join other envoys at the airport on Monday. He told reporters in … Continue reading German minister: Envoys helped prevent Guaido arrest

Former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel dies at 82

BERLIN (AP) — Klaus Kinkel, Germany’s foreign minister from 1992 to 1998 and a former head of the country’s foreign intelligence agency, has died. He was 82. Kinkel’s Free Democratic Party, which he led from 1993 to 1995, announced his death on Tuesday without giving further details. Kinkel led Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, … Continue reading Former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel dies at 82

The Latest: German vice-chancellor backs Macron’s EU plea

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French president’s call for a stronger European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Germany’s vice chancellor is welcoming French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for reform of the European Union, saying that Europe needs to be strong to avoid being pushed around. Olaf Scholz, who is also Germany’s finance … Continue reading The Latest: German vice-chancellor backs Macron’s EU plea

Hungary’s Orban: European party opponents ‘useful idiots’

BERLIN (AP) — Hungary’s populist prime minister says members of a European Parliament group calling for his party’s expulsion are playing into the hands of left-wing opponents. Viktor Orban’s comments to Germany’s Welt newspaper Sunday come after calls within the center-right European People’s Party for his Fidesz party’s ouster after his government started an ad … Continue reading Hungary’s Orban: European party opponents ‘useful idiots’

German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. Merkel last month was talking about Russian cyberwarfare at the Munich Security Conference when she brought up … Continue reading German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

BERLIN (AP) — Germany‘s foreign minister was stranded overnight in Mali after his plane was deemed unsafe to fly, the latest in a string of embarrassing breakdowns in the government fleet. Heiko Maas shrugged off the delay, caused by a hydraulic leak on his German air force Airbus A319, telling the dpa news agency: “I’ve … Continue reading Kaput: Another embarrassing German government jet breakdown

The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

LONDON / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The Latest on the negotiations on Brexit (all times local): 1:35 p.m. EU negotiator Michel Barnier is holding out the possibility that Britain can still exit the European Union in an orderly fashion. Barnier said in an interview on Wednesday with FranceInfo radio that “I think we can save this … Continue reading The Latest: Czechs approve Britons’ rights in no-deal Brexit

Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

BERLIN / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The German government has given the green light for Jens Weidmann to head the country’s central bank, the Bundesbank, for a second eight-year term. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet decided Wednesday to formally propose to the country’s president that Weidmann serve a second term starting May 1. Weidmann has been a … Continue reading Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats

BERLIN (AP) — Groups and clubs in Germany are putting the final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year’s Carnival celebrations. In a workshop in Mainz on Tuesday, an artist worked studiously on a float featuring a bull with “USA” emblazoned on the side, with a horned head … Continue reading Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats