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The deal to crimp Iran’s nuclear program, one of President Trump’s top bugbears, came under attack this week from another direction – Israel. What can the agreement’s strongest defenders, European nations, do about it?
The French president and German chancellor each made visits to the White House this week to meet with President Trump, despite significant disagreements over transatlantic relations. But Macron and Merkel may be finding a way to coexist with Trumpism.
In Germany and Switzerland, stopping shooters isn't just about strict gun laws. They also have extensive networks – social, governmental, and medical – to watch for and treat those who become unstable and may threaten public safety.
The center-left Social Democrats are deciding whether to join Angela Merkel's party in government. Many SPD rank and file believe that Germany – and Europe – would be better off in the long term if they did not.
The new law, which makes blaming Poland for Nazi war crimes a criminal offense, is meant to correct a common error about Polish involvement in the Holocaust. But it also threatens growing introspection into what role Poles did have in the genocide.
After a year of challenges from the populist far right, Europe looks set for an opportunity to reform. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – if she can assemble a coalition – may not get a better chance.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party lost significant support in federal elections, as did her coalition partners, the Social Democrats. But the end of that bloc could mean healthier democracy and weakened fringe politics like that of far-right AfD.
Germany's economic success makes the political status quo seem unassailable. But for a growing number of Germans, jobs and the social safety net are growing more precarious, defying their basic sense of 'fairness.'
The anti-immigration AfD party is set for its best-ever national election Sunday, largely due to its popularity in the former East Germany. There, voters say they were left behind during reunification – and resent efforts to integrate immigrants while they still feel like second-class citizens.
Upstart parties across Europe have been buoyed by the young's dissatisfaction with mainstream politics and parties. Except, that is, in Germany, where Chancellor Merkel looks set for a fourth term, thanks in part to youth support.
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