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Merkel raps Putin; Russia tightens grip on Crimea

Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution. Pu

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Merkel keen on EU-only communication network

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States. Merkel, spe

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US plays down leaked call; Merkel furious

A top US diplomat tried to play down the damage to Washington's diplomacy in Ukraine from a leaked telephone call on Friday, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel called an obscene remark about the EU "absolutely unacceptable."

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Britain operating 'electronic spy posts' in Germany

Documents leaked by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden show that Britain's surveillance agency is operating a network of "electronic spy posts" from within a stone's throw of the Bundestag and German c

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Obama orders curbs on NSA spying on UN

US President Barack Obama recently ordered the National Security Agency to curtail eavesdropping on the United Nations headquarters in New York as part of a review of US electronic surveillance, according to a US official familiar with the decis

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Spying row - designed to disappear

If not yet the consensus opinion, by tomorrow morning almost everyone with a keyboard and a connection to the Internet who isn't also a head of state will concede that the ally-on-ally spying by the United States - revealed in documents leak

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Merkel wins polls but faces tough coalition choices

Angela Merkel won a landslide personal victory in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her conservatives appeared just short of the votes needed to rule on their own and may have to convince leftist rivals to join a coalition government

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Merkel set to win third term in German polls

Chancellor Angela Merkel looked on track to win a third term in a weekend election in Germany but faced a battle to preserve her center-right majority and avert a potentially divisive coalition with her arch-rivals, the center-left Social Democr

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Merkel rejects 'miracle solutions'

Chancellor Angela Merkel rebuffed pressure on Thursday for Germany, Europe's most powerful economy, to underwrite debt or guarantee bank deposits in the euro zone as Spain's soaring borrowing costs raised new alarm. Spain's 10-year bond yi

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Moody's slams EU crisis talks

The debt-stricken euro zone was back in the firing line yesterday after last week's EU summit deal afforded only a brief respite and leaders warned of a two-speed Europe. Ratings agency Moody's was first to turn the screw. It declared the

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