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The Latest: Wellinger withstands cold to win Olympic gold
Andreas Wellinger of Germany nailed a jump of 113.5 meters in cold, windy conditions to secure gold in the normal hill ski jumping with 259.3 points
Germany's political coalition crisis stokes fears the far-right could rise
Months after being hailed by media as the new leader of the free world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing the greatest political crisis of her 12 years in office. The breakdown of coalition talks leaves the country in a state of uncertainty, which many fear could provide an opening for the
European Leaders React to Donald Trump's Interviews on NATO, Russia, Brexit
European leaders reacted today to a wide-ranging interview with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that touched on a variety of European issues from NATO to Brexit . In the interview with German newspaper Bild and The Times of London, Trump again called NATO “obsolete,” said he’d make a trade deal
Iran Nuke Talks Extended for Lack of a Deal
VIENNA – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani sent a subtle message on the eve of today’s deadline to strike a nuclear deal with world powers. He posted a photo of himself on Instagram walking past a mural of the word “hope,” written in Farsi. On Twitter,...
President Obama: 'Significant' Gaps Remain in Talks Over Iran Nuke Program
President Barack Obama said just days before the deadline for negotiations over Iran's nuclear program that the gaps in the talks remain "significant" and that it was too soon to tell whether the parties could reach an agreement by Monday. "The good news is that the interim deal that we entered
The Perry, Paul Brawl
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES CLASH OF THE POTENTIAL 2016ers: The clash between Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul became more direct today with Paul’s Op-Ed this morning rebutting Perry’s critique of his foreign policy, ABC’s RICK KLEIN notes. Don’t miss the dig about...
On Heels of Spy Controversy, Kerry Meets With German Counterpart in Vienna
This may well have been very awkward. Three days after Germany expelled the CIA’s top official in Germany, Secretary of State John Kerry met with his German counterpart, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, along with U.S. and German delegations in Vienna. The meeting was not called...
How Do You Say 'Awkward' In German? Kerry, German FM To Talk Spying
What’s the German word for that feeling when you have to meet with someone from the country who kicked out your CIA chief? Secretary of State John Kerry will probably know after he meets in Vienna over the weekend with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier,...
When the CIA Keeps the President in the Dark
‘Let’s Say You’re Recruiting the Butler To the Prime Minister,’ Would the CIA Tell the Commander in Chief?