Tag: Germany

POLITICS

The U.S. And Germany Are At One On Ukraine Against Russia

According to a White House press statement, both President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany have committed to holding Russia accountable for its brutal actions in Ukraine. Both men reviewed their ongoing efforts to provide security assistance to the government of Ukraine and humanitarian aid to the millions of Ukrainians affected by the violence. President Biden […]

BUSINESS

Germany Energy Firm Backslides

One of Germany’s biggest energy firms has said it is preparing to buy Russian gas using a payment system that critics say will undermine EU sanctions. Uniper says it will pay in euros which will be converted into roubles, meeting a Kremlin demand for all transactions to be made in the Russian currency. Other European energy firms are reportedly preparing […]

POLITICS

Germany Takes Cautious Approach In Ukraine’s Support

Although many European countries such as the Netherlands and Denmark have pledged full support for Ukraine with pledges of cybersecurity or military assistance, Germany’s approach has been described at best as cautious. So far, Berlin has ruled out supplying Ukraine with defensive weapons and has restricted their help to a shipment of 5,000 helmets. That assistance has inspired memes on […]

NEWS

U.S. Backs Germany’s Pipeline

The United States and Germany have reached a deal that will allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland told Congress that the two governments would shortly announce details of the pact that is intended to address U.S. and eastern and […]

Jamaica

Jamaica Welcomes Flights From Canada And Germany

Jamaica welcomed flights, Air Canada Dreamliner and Condor airline from Germany, which touched down at the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, St. James, on Sunday, July 4. Air Canada Dreamliner landed with 190 passengers and a 10-member flight crew, whereas Condor had 210 passengers and 12 crew members. These airlines resumed flights to Jamaica, which had stopped following the […]

POLITICS

German’s Chancellor Angela Merkel Supports The ‘Squad’

Angela Dorothea Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany since 2005 is siding with the four U.S. congresswomen popularly known as the ‘squad.’ At a recent news conference in Berlin, Ms. Merkel said: “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks), and I feel solidarity with” the four U.S. congresswomen. “The strength of America lies in that people from different (origins) contributed to […]

NEWS

Former President Barack Obama — “It’s Not Racist”

Former President Barack Obama, while addressing a town hall meeting in Berlin, Germany, posited the view that “it’s not racist” to say immigrants in the U.S. should learn English.  “Should we want to encourage newcomers to learn the language of the country that are moving to? Of course. Does that mean that they can never use their own language? No. […]

TRAVELOG

Top European Christmas Shopping Markets

You might want to spice things up this Christmas by stepping out of those familiar surroundings and finding your way to one of many fabulous Christmas markets that adorn various parts of Europe. Besides the obvious benefit of affording you the chance to get some cool stuff, there is also the added perk of mingling with the locals and finding […]

NEWS

Germany Responds To Trump’s Tweet!

President Donald J. Trump continued his old habits of tweeting to not only change the news narrative of the day but also to communicate with the public through a non-traditional media channel – Twitter. On Saturday, he tweeted, “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” he tweeted. “Nevertheless, […]

NEWS

Foreigners Come Under Flack In Germany

The blame for a series of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults and robberies in Cologne, Germany has been placed on foreigners. This has brought out protesters in large numbers on the street as they seized upon the opportunity to unleash their views on foreigners. Women’s rights activists, far-right demonstrators, and left wing counter-protesters all took to the streets to demonstrate […]