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Richard Grenell says he has support at home to decriminalize homosexuality abroad

BERLIN — U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says the Trump administration has strong backing at home from Republicans and even religious conservatives for its push to end laws that criminalize homosexuality in foreign countries, telling NBC News that he’s “wildly supported by both parties.”

NBC NEWS

Britons who helped the Nazis during World War II and served in Hitler's SS are STILL receiving pensions from the German Goverment, Belgian MPs say

British citizens who helped the Nazis are receiving pension payments from the German government for helping Hitler's forces during World War II, according to a group of Belgian MPs.

DAILY MAIL

Ocasio-Cortez raises eyebrows after comparing Trump's border wall to Berlin Wall

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez raised eyebrows after comparing President Trump’s border wall plans to the Berlin Wall separating communist Germany from the free world. The New York Democrat made her remarks during a livestream for supporters on Friday, where she spoke out about the scrutiny she recei

FOX NEWS

Jeremy Hunt urges Germany to rethink Saudi arms sales ban

Jeremy Hunt, the British foreign secretary, will visit Berlin on Wednesday after urging Germany to exempt big defence projects from its efforts to halt arms sales to Saudi Arabia, or face damage to both its economic and European credentials.

THE GUARDIAN

Don’t blame MeToo for ruining the most iconic kiss in history. The photo was never romantic.

If you have been alive and in possession of eyeballs at any point in the past 75 years, chances are, you have seen the photograph of George Mendonsa kissing Greta Zimmer Friedman on V-J Day in 1945. He: a sailor, ecstatic to not have to return to the Pacific. She: a dental assistant, celebrating the

WASHINGTON POST

Warring democracies: Mike Pence and Angela Merkel display open hostility at Munich Security Conference | Trudy Rubin

MUNICH, Germany — Over the past few days I viewed, up close, the growing schism between the United States and Europe — which makes it easy for Russia and China to undermine the West.

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

May heads to EU on Wednesday to push for Brexit breakthrough

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will meet top EU official Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Wednesday, pressing on with efforts to find a way to get their Brexit deal through Britain’s parliament.

REUTERS

Pence met with silence; Merkel hammers Trump

While speaking at the 55th Munich Security Conference, VP Mike Pence was met with silence after mentioning President Trump. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the Trump administration's foreign policies.

MSNBC

Angela Merkel and U.S. Auto Makers Voice Concerns as Trump Receives Key Car Tariff Report

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has made his recommendations to President Donald Trump about whether foreign car imports constitute a “national security risk” to the U.S. It’s not yet clear what’s in the recommendations—submitted Sunday, hours before a 270-day deadline expired—as they have not been m

FORTUNE

Munich Conference Exposes the Decline of the West

Who knew that the 2020 presidential campaign would really kickoff at the annual Munich Security Conference? Former Vice-President Joe Biden announced, “we will be back. We will be back. Don’t have any doubt about that.” He was referring to what he sees as America’s natural leading role in the intern

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG

‘America first’ increasingly looks like America alone

The annual Munich Security Conference is usually a somnolent affair, a ritual renewal of vows between the United States and its European allies. This year was different. Germany’s outgoing chancellor, Angela Merkel, finally said what she thinks of President Trump.

LA TIMES

Inside Patrick Shanahan’s clash with Congress in Munich over Syria

In a private meeting in Munich with more than a dozen lawmakers, acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan got an earful about President Trump’s plan to withdraw all U.S. troops from Syria by the end of April. Shanahan’s response left lawmakers in both parties even more worried about the United Stat

WASHINGTON POST

Nigerian president says military should be 'ruthless' with vote riggers

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said he had ordered the military and law enforcement officers to be ruthless with those involved in election fraud following the postponement of the country's general elections.

CNN

The Moment the Transatlantic Charade Ended

At the Munich Security Conference, Europe and the Trump administration stopped pretending to respect each other. Europe and the Trump administration have stopped pretending to respect each other. For the past two years, we have been treated to a transatlantic charade. Everyone knows there’s a proble

DEFENSE ONE

Trump policies met with scrutiny and confusion on world stage

Munich - The deepening strain between the United States and some of its most important Western allies was laid bare this weekend at an international security conference here, where both the wisdom and coherence of a number of U.S. foreign policy choices was widely – and openly – questioned.

CBS NEWS

Pence forced to confront 'deafening' silence from US allies

Vice President Mike Pence was in Germany over the weekend, speaking at the Munich Security Conference, one of the Western world's leading gatherings for international affairs. The Indiana Republican began his remarks by telling attendees that he was there on behalf of a "champion of freedom and of a

MSNBC

No, AOC, our border wall is not like the Berlin Wall because it wasn't built to imprison Americans

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may be the heroine of the Democratic Party's left, but she needs to read more history. She recently compared her "Green New Deal" to the Allied victory in World War II, which perhaps evokes the amusing image of her leading George Patton's 3rd Army or the 6th Ma

WASHINGTON EXAMINER

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, like wow, confuses 'Berlin Wall' with America

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the socialist with the mostest, has unleashed a new wave of hail and fire and fury against this White House, telling a listening and disbelieving America that President Donald Trump’s push for border protection, like, is nothing but “a moral abomination,” like because

WASHINGTON TIMES

EU would not oppose extending Brexit talks, Juncker said

No EU state would oppose a British demand for an extension of Brexit talks beyond the March 29 cut-off date, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker told German daily Stuttgarter Zeitung Monday. "Any decision to ask for more time lies with the UK. If such a request were to be made, no one

EUOBSERVER.COM

Centre-right to top EU poll; far-right surges - survey

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The centre-right is set to remain the biggest group in the EU legislature after elections in May that should also show a surge in seats for the far-right, a survey by the European Parliament showed on Monday.

REUTERS UK