Angela Merkel

Harper: Putin Wants To Be A Rival

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2014 | Canada Politics

BERLIN - Chances are slim that Russian President Vladimir Putin will ever be allowed back in the G8, Stephen Harper said Thursday following a meeting ...

60 Million Calls In Spain In One Month: Report

AP | Ciaran Giles | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada

MADRID, Spain -- A Spanish newspaper published a document Monday that it said shows the U.S. National Security Agency spied on more than 60 million ph...

The World's Most Modest Superpower

Diane Francis | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Polls in Germany today show Dr. Angela Merkel will win the next election, a stunning result despite her steady hand in support of bailing out the deadbeat neighbours in Europe. She is a political phenomenon and the most powerful female in the world. She is a brilliant, but modest PhD in Quantum Chemistry, who, appropriately, leads the world's most modest superpower.

Merkel Triumphs

AP | Geir Moulson | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada

BERLIN -- Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives triumphed in Germany's election Sunday, and could even win the first single-party majority in more ...

Spy Program Undaunted At Home And Abroad

CP | Lara Jakes, The Associated Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefin...

Barack Obama Twins Drag Race Ahmadinejad, Putin In Crazy Musical Clamation Clip (VIDEO)

Huffington Post Music Canada | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.18.2013 | Canada Music

President Barack Obama and his twin enjoy rock 'n' roll drag racing. At least they appear to in a new claymation video for singer Neil Nathan's ne...

Protests Greet Merkel In Greece

CP | Derek Gatopoulos,Nicholas Paphitis, The Associated Press | Posted 12.09.2012 | Canada Business

ATHENS, Greece - German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from many ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visi...

Merkel Braves Protesters In Greece

CP | Derek Gatopoulos,Nicholas Paphitis, The Associated Press | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Business

ATHENS, Greece - German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes her first visit to Greece since the eurozone crisis began here three years ago. Her five-hour s...

Eurozone Gets New Bailout Fund

CBC | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Business

A new permanent bailout fund for the eurozone will come in to force later Monday at a meeting of eurozone finance ministers in Luxembourg. ...

Has Romney Painted Himself into a Far Right Corner?

Hugh Segal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Canada Politics
Hugh Segal

A key challenge facing Republicans is that of moderation -- can they regain its luster and substance to capitalize on Americans' economic frustration? President Obama is ahead nationally and in swing states largely because Republican excess on the far right has put him there. If Republicans are determined to let abortion, apparent anti-immigrant bias and fuzziness on medicare define their conservatism they will be choosing the choppy seas of undulating radicalism as a base from which to win the bridge on the ship of state.

Tit-For-Tat? No Way

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Angela Merkel gave Stephen Harper what he wanted — strong public support for a Canada-European Union trade deal — but not before she gent...

What Friends Are For?

CBC | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada Business

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper has reignited the issue of Canada's refusal to contribute money to a bailou...

'Elephant In The Room' For Harper-Merkel Talks

CBC | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics

As political dates go, apparently this one was a long time coming. Officials have been trying to arrange bilateral talks between German C...

Merkel To Take Different Stance Than Harper On EU Trade Deal

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to steer clear of enthusiastic endorsements of Canada's free trade pact with the European Union when s...

Guten Tag!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel next month.It will be Merkel's first official bilateral visit to...

France Fiddles as Argentina and Others Burn

Conrad Black | Posted 06.24.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

The burning question is whether France, the Eurozone's second economy, walks off the edge and elects a mad, mediocre, Socialist escapist as president, rather than the erratic but not entirely delusional incumbent. For some countries, as for some people, experience is a slow and severe teacher.

Is Europe's Patience With Greece Wearing Thin?

CP | Sylvie Corbet, The Associated Press | Posted 04.07.2012 | Canada Business

PARIS - France and Germany on Monday sought to impose tighter controls on Greece's finances and warned political leaders in Athens to agree on new aus...

The Euro Grand Ballet With Sarkozy and Merkel

Diane Francis | Posted 02.05.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The pas de deux, performed for weeks by Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel, is slowly easing eurozone members into becoming the United States of Europe. Frankly as political theater, it's enormously well-executed and deserves a Broadway Tony.

15 Eurozone Countries Face Credit Downgrade

CBC | Posted 02.04.2012 | Canada Business

Standard & Poor's confirmed Monday it is examining the long- and short-term credit ratings of 15 eurozone countries for a possible downgra...

The Latest Plan to Control Euro Members

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

What's the newest strategy of the European Commission to remove any democratic accountability from the eurozone members? They are now aiming to consolidate all eurozone members on the IMF Executive Board into a single member, represented by... the European Commission.

An Open Eurozone Is a Weakened Eurozone

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

There are methods which could easily be used to reform the eurozone with tighter controls. However, demoting the euro from a requirement to some sort of enhanced cooperation or its like will have its problems, largely because of the agreed ethics of such processes within the greater Union.

Merkel's Plan to End the Euro

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

'Europe's Most Difficult Hours Since World War II'

CP | Juergen Baetz, The Associated Press | Posted 01.14.2012 | Canada Business

BERLIN - German chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for a stronger political union in Europe to overcome the bloc's debt crisis, which she called "...

The Euro May Die So Europe Can Live

Jeff Cimbalo | Posted 01.10.2012 | Canada Business
Jeff Cimbalo

The Germans and French have gone public with their desire to oust certain countries from the euro and build a new eurozone with much deeper policy integration and a much more selective membership.

Sarkozy: It Was A 'Mistake' To Allow Greece Into Euro

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.27.2011 | Canada Business

French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Thursday it was a "mistake" to allow Greece to enter the Eurozone, comments likely to inflame tensions between E...