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Morocco meeting to adopt UN migration pact on Monday

MARRAKESH, Morocco: Representatives from around the globe are gearing up for a major conference in Morocco to endorse a United Nations migration pact, despite a string of countries shunning the accord. The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, . The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalised at the UN in July following 18 months of negotiations and will be formally adopted at the two-day gathering in Marrakesh starting from Monday in…

Merkel set for late G20 arrival after ‘serious’ plane malfunction

BERLIN: Germany's air force on Friday was investigating a serious technical mishap on Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane that forced an emergency landing and delayed her arrival at the G20 summit by more than 12 hours. The latest embarrassing glitch for the German military forced Merkel to instead take a commercial flight to Buenos Aires with a vastly reduced delegation and miss scheduled talks with several world leaders. It was not yet clear whether Merkel could hold her planned talks at a later stage with US President…

Angela Merkel calls for a ‘real, true’ European army

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals "very insulting". Addressing European MEPs on her vision for the future of Europe, Merkel also called for a European Security Council that would centralise defence and security policy on the continent. Merkel's call came as Trump again mocked French President Emmanuel Macron for his own suggestion to create a European army, a proposal that…

Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to curtail a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition. Often described as the world's most powerful woman and Europe's de facto leader, Merkel said she hoped her planned departure would end fighting within her coalition and allow it to focus on governing. "Today, it is time to begin a new chapter," she told reporters at her party headquarters. Referring to detrimental coalition…

Germany won’t export arms to Saudi ‘in current situation’: Merkel

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia for now in the wake of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi´s violent death. "I agree with all those who say when it comes to our already limited arms exports (to Saudi Arabia) that they cannot take place in the current situation," she told reporters at her party headquarters. Her foreign minister, Heiko Maas, had already said on Saturday that he currently saw "no basis for decisions in favour of arms exports to Saudi…

Merkel, Netanyahu seek to brush past differences for Israel talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday as they seek to publicly brush past their list of differences and promote cooperation between their countries. The visit by Merkel and members of her cabinet comes as part of German-Israeli government consultations held regularly, though the last one in 2017 was postponed, with scheduling conflicts cited as the official reason. There were reports however that Merkel was unhappy with a law passed then related to…

PM Imran accepts Angela Merkel’s invitation to visit Germany

ISLAMABAD: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed desire to expand cooperation with Pakistan in diverse fields and work together on issues of mutual interest at the regional and global levels. In a felicitating telephone call to Prime Minister Imran Khan on his election as Prime Minister of Pakistan today, the German chancellor emphasized the importance of deepening bilateral relations. Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed the desire for further enhancing bilateral relations with Germany into a mutually…

Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. The veteran leader — a close ally of Trump's bugbear Barack Obama while he was president — added that she believed multilateralism was the solution to many of the world's problems. Trump failed to see the possibility for win-win solutions,…

Merkel warns against trade war as Trump takes aim at cars

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned US President Donald Trump against unleashing an all-out trade war after he threatened to impose steep tariffs on cars from the European Union. In a speech to lawmakers at the Bundestag, Merkel said both sides were effectively locked in a "trade conflict" since Trump´s decision to slap punitive tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. "It is worthwhile to prevent this conflict from becoming a real war," she said, adding however that this "would require both sides"…