German Chancellor Angela Merkel

No more arms: Libya protagonists pledge to halt weapon transfers

Several significant powers signed a landmark agreement to limit foreign interference in the war in Libya and to push the country’s warring factions towards a peaceful end to the fighting. Speaking to journalists after a much-anticipated summit in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday’s agreement advances[…]

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Merkel defends open borders for migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her open-door policy for migrants, rejecting any limit on the number of refugees allowed into her country despite divisions within her government. Merkel said there was no ‘Plan B’ for her aim of reducing the flow of migrants through cooperation with Turkey, efforts[…]

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Merkel calls for ‘no-fly zone’ in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed the controversial idea of imposing a no-fly zone over northern Syria to alleviate the refugee crisis as the country plays along with Ankara’s demands for the creation of a “buffer area” along its border. “In the current situation it would be helpful, if there[…]

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