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IN DEPTH: A House Divided as Trump Reduces NATO in Germany

By Dmitry Semushin – On both sides of the Atlantic, the US president is awaiting official confirmation that the US will withdraw from Germany 9,500 troops – more than a third of the total number of its 34,500 troops located in this country. On June 13, he did not take the opportunity at West Point […]

Will Germany Get a Piece of Libya? Saraj and Hafter Agree to Berlin Peace Talks

BERLIN – The commander of the Libyan National Army (LNA), Marshal Khalifa Haftar, has agreed to attend the Berlin Conference on the Settlement of the Armed Conflict and the Political Crisis in Libya. According to Al-Arabiya TV channel today, January 16, the Libyan military leader announced his decision to the German authorities. Berlin has confirmed that such […]

Rift in the EU: Merkel, Stoltenberg Upset by Macron’s ‘Brain-Dead NATO’ Comment

BERLIN – NATO is alive and well and integral to Europe’s security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg insisted, hitting back at French President Emmanuel Macron’s claim the alliance is “brain-dead”. Macron’s “drastic words” were “unnecessary, even if we do have problems and must get it together”, Merkel complained at a Berlin […]

China-US trade war pulls German economy into recession

The largest economy in the European Union is experiencing serious problems as China and the United States introduce new duties on mutual trade, and Brexit can bring a new batch of problems for Germany under the accelerated scenario. Expectations of a recession in the German economy intensified after German GDP declined 0.1% in the second quarter. If […]