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Monthly Archives: June 2017

German ambassador visits Deniz Yücel

For the first time since the arrest of the German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel in February 2017, the German ambassador Martin Erdmann was able to visit Yücel in an Istanbul prison. The ambassador was allowed an hour-long unrestricted conversation with the journalist, who, according to the embassy,...

Germany’s Merkel says EU ready to negotiate Brexit, no change seen

MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the European Union was ready to start negotiating with Britain about its exit from the EU on June 19, as planned, despite surprising election losses for London's governing Conservatives. She said she assumed that...

Rally against terrorism disappoints with low turnout

A demonstration against Islamist terrorism in Cologne disappointed expectations with a participation rate significantly lower than expected. The rally, organised by a liberal German Muslim group under the slogan "Not In Our Name", was intended as a strong sign of Muslim unity against terror,...

German Finance Minister urges ECB to change policy soon

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Tuesday the European Central Bank needed to change its current monetary policy "in a timely manner", warning that very low interest rates had caused problems in some parts of the world. With Germany heading towards...