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Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on U.S. protection

11 May 2018, 12:53 | Katrina Lee

Merkel, Macron urge Iran and Israel to exercise restraint

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Only 30 percent think the same of Russian Federation, 25 percent the same of the United States, and 7 percent of Turkey.

Iranian moderate newspapers on Wednesday sought to buoy embattled President Hassan Rouhani, with the daily newspaper Asr-e Eghtesad proclaiming: "Iran's diplomacy has blunted Trump's blade".

What is clear is that Macron is unlikely to get far without Merkel.

A recent poll suggests that German conservative backbenchers may be losing this political debate.

Since Bretton Woods agreements, in 1944, Europe has left Washington with economic leadership: rupture of agreement with Iran and imposition of sanctions is penultimate proof that this leadership can become a weapon against European interests While a billionaire lenguaraz and eccentric with a odd toupee feels in Oval Office.

Issues facing the EU and eurozone: The EU summit comes amid rising populism in the east of the bloc. Germany seems reluctant to concede to any proposal that requires debt mutualization or social transfers, although it is willing to pick up its own share of budget contributions.

Macron, 40, is closing in on one year as France's president. The problem is money.

But it is now time for "Germany to draw up its response by June" on proposed European reforms, Macron said. In the past, the Bavarian CSU has frequently objected to the redistribution between the German south (i.e. Bavaria) and states with a deficit, including Berlin.

Pingpong diplomacy: Koreas join teams at table tennis worlds
South Korea's Suh Hyo-won (left) and North Korea's Kim Nam-hae play an exhibition game in Halmstad, Sweden on Thursday. The two Korean teams also marched together at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeonchang at the opening ceremony.

Germany and other European Union member-states have reportedly witnessed the emergence of "no-go zones" as local authorities fail to integrate migrants into society or successfully deter them from committing crimes.

While U.S. flag-burning is common in Iran and harsh criticism of America has been a staple of Iranian parliamentary politics for years, it was the first time political observers could remember anything being burned inside the parliament itself.

This is U.S. hard power on full brutal display, with the most blatant disregard for an worldwide agreement that is backed by the most intrusive inspection regime by the global Atomic Energy Agency in history, which has certified Iranian compliance.

Public opinion is turning towards Macron's way.

ARD conducts the poll once a month, with 1507 people participating in May.

While Trump's decision was met with dismay in Europe, Israel and Saudi Arabia praised the USA withdrawal.

53 percent support further European Union integration in the next few years, including giving up national sovereignty to Brussels.

According to reports, Rouhani did not mention the Israeli strikes in his conversation with Merkel, nor in an earlier conversation he had had with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.



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