The Bundestag's annual budget debate focused on foreign policy Wednesday, with Ukraine front and center. Chancellor Angela Merkel forcefully affirmed germany's support for the new government in Kiev.
Chancellor Merkel countered a storm of accusations and scorn from the far right in her first parliamentary speech since announcing this would be her last term. She also emphasized the value of international cooperation.
The choice of South Korea's Kim Jong Yang to head the international police organization comes as a blow to Russia, whose candidate had been seen as the front-runner in the race.
Controversial Ukrainian website Myrotvorets has added former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to its list of enemies of the state. It’s caused quite a stir — but that seems to be the desired effect.
European Union leaders fear Angela Merkel's weakened power could be a liability for the bloc. When it comes to political heavyweights in Europe, the German chancellor has long been top of the list.
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