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  • Germany's Merkel dismisses talk of early departure

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will carry on leading Germany until at least 2017 — dismissing recent speculation that she may step down before her third term is up. Merkel, who won a third four-year term last year, has led Germany since late 2005 and turned 60 on Thursday....

  • Merkel doubtful US will stop spying on Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is doubtful the U.S. will stop spying on Germany. The chancellor said in an interview with public broadcaster ZDF "I think it's not that easy to convince the Americans ... to completely change the way their intelligence services work." Germany on...

  • Germany kicks out top US spy over espionage claims

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Thursday demanded Washington's top spy in Berlin leave the country as a new round of allegations of U.S. espionage worsened the friction between the two allies. The immediate trigger was the emergence of two new cases of alleged American spying. They inflamed a furor...

  • Broken trust: Germany's Angela Merkel takes advantage of Chinese trade mission to condemn new allegations of U.S. spying operations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called reports of clandestine U.S. intelligence operations in her government a "clear contradiction" of a "trusting cooperation" between the U.S. and Germany.

  • Merkel slams industrial spying on China visit

    BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized industrial spying Monday while on a visit to China, which Germany and other governments have cited as a global center for economic espionage. Merkel did not single out China in her comments, which came during a news conference with...

  • BRAZIL BEAT: Argentina's 'el Pocho' lightens mood

    BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — When the coach needs to lighten up, squirt some water on him. That's what Ezequiel Lavezzi did during Argentina's 3-2 win over Nigeria, and his teammates seem to think it's a good idea. Lavezzi, a known jokester, was receiving instructions from Alejandro Sabella...

  • For Obama, Putin, Merkel: WWI is family history

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It's not just ordinary people whose ancestors fought in World War I. It's a shared chapter in the genealogies of President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin. For British Prime Minister David Cameron, it evokes proud family memories of valor tempered by sorrow....



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