Tag: Angela Merkel

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Russia's adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn't willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin's core priorities.Why it matters: The fight is the first significant…

/ February 23, 2021
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Armin Laschet elected as leader of Merkel’s CDU party in Germany

Armin Laschet, the centrist governor of North Rhine-Westphalia, was elected on Saturday as the new leader of Germany's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), defeating the more conservative Friedrich Merz by a 521-466 margin.Why it matters: Laschet is now the most likely…

/ January 16, 2021
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Conspiracy theories: Who are the people who believe them? | COVID-19 Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jhkouVkFb0Conspiracy Theories are a global phenomenon. Some make people deny the existence of the new coronavirus, while believing that vaccination is about the implantation of brain chips! Others incite voters who just lost an election to assault democratic institutions, like…

/ January 8, 2021
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Merkel gets emotional in speech | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlIL9F5xHDwGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel begs Germans to follow coronavirus restrictions in an unusually emotional appeal ahead of Christmas. She urged Germans to heed scientists' warnings and calls for stricter lockdown measures in a passionate speech: "Europe is where it is…

/ December 10, 2020
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How Germany’s Angela Merkel has stayed in power for so long | UNPACKED

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9XTayF73ssMany people don't remember a Germany that wasn't run by Angela Merkel. Germans go to the polls again in late 2021, and Angela Merkel has already announced she won't run again. With no clear successor, a power vacuum is brewing…

/ November 21, 2020
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US election 2020: What’s at stake for US-German relations? | DW News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksodXcA64loThe US election is being closely observed abroad- including in Germany. For decades, Berlin and Washington shared relatively warm relations - that was until 2013 when they were shaken by revelations of American surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel. But Donald…

/ November 3, 2020